Thursday morning one-liners


The Bills might prefer RB C.J. Spiller to not always look for the home run.

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace goal this week, with Jets CB Antonio Cromartie following him around, is to “shut him up early.”

Patriots DT Chris Jones has already learned about the business of the NFL.

Jets S Ed Reed wants to bring back another guy who used to be pertinent.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was guarded in his comments to Joe Flacco’s objections to the wildcat.

Traveling west isn’t the same for the Bengals as it used to be, in many regards.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden is pragmatic about things, knowing he has five weeks to make an impression (such that it hasn’t already been made).

Diminished records haven’t taken away from the feelings the Steelers have about the Ravens rivalry.

Texans RB Arian Foster’s back surgery was deemed successful by the doctor who performed it.

The Colts have gotten used to their owner’s Twitter rants, and understand the message he was sending.

The Jaguars track “loafs” as a statistic on the field (and not just at today’s table).

In defending the hit that got Titans S Michael Griffin suspended, coach Mike Munchak pointed out that Raiders TE Mychal Rivera’s chinstrap wasn’t buckled.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning says he trusts the teams young runners.

The Chiefs maintain they have confidence in their CBs, despite rising passing totals allowed.

Raiders WR Denarius Moore will miss his second straight game.

Chargers LT King Dunlap is still on the mend after two concussions.

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is ready for return duties.

Giants S Antrel Rolle defended his ability to play CB in a pinch.

The Eagles are both providing and facing one of the leagues hottest QBs (even if no one suspected it would be Nick Foles and Carson Palmer).

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall went to bat for his coaching staff.

Bears RB Matt Forte took Wednesday off, and the Bears are still thin at DT.

The Lions know the pressure is on today to get a win over the short-handed Packers.

Packers QB Matt Flynn remembers well that fateful game against the Lions, but not the one that made him rich.

The Vikings’ problems on and off the field could lead to major changes.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan is confused about their road woes.

Panthers WR Steve Smith believes he destroyed the career of former Vikings and Redskins CB Fred Smoot.

Saints G Tim Lelito is overcoming personal tragedy to play well on the field.

The Buccaneers are counting on more and more backups to contribute.

Cardinals defensive coordiantor Todd Bowles is going back to Philadelphia with a much different impression than the one he left there.

Rams DE Robert Quinn is blossoming into one of the league’s top pass-rushers.

WR Michael Crabtree must be well, since the 49ers didn’t list him on the injury report.

CB Perish Cox thinks he knows why the Seahawks cut him after one day, but he’s not saying.