Saturday morning one-liners


Bills G.M. Doug Whaley explained Friday that the speed of the Seattle pass rush forces teams to find a right tackle “as athletic as your left tackle,” and that it’s “misguided” to think taking a right tackle with the ninth pick wouldn’t be good “value.”

LB C.J. Mosley could be an “ideal fit” for the Dolphins at No. 19.

Take a ride with Jets LB Quinton Coples.

The Patriots are in a good spot to trade down from No. 29, especially if there isn’t a run on quarterbacks at the top of the draft.

The Browns keep kicking tires on incoming quarterbacks.

Former Steelers OL Kendall Simmons shares his draft-day memories.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis provides some good advice in a parenting video; he says to “choose your words wisely” when talking to kids, so that “you’ll be proud to hear ’em say it” if they repeat what they’ve heard.

The man who said he wouldn’t be the Alabama coach says twice-former Ravens LB Rolando McClain “was in a great state of mind and seemed like he was excited about going to play” before retiring after only a day or two of offseason workouts.

During a Friday speech at an NRA meeting, Colts K Adam Vinatieri pointed out that he has a higher career quarterback rating than Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) won’t participate in team drills at next week’s voluntary minicamp.

Any mock negotiation for Texans DE J.J. Watt’s next contract needs to take into account the very real possibility of an eventual holdout.

Offseason additions could mean that the 64-game starting streak of Jaguars DE Tyson Alualu will be ending.

Chiefs S Eric Berry says he’s spending more time working on technique in his offseason workouts.

Tackle isn’t a priority for the Chargers in the 2014 draft.

Could Raiders WR Denarius Moore be on the outs in Oakland?

New Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware bought a three-bedroom townhouse in Cherry Creek North for $1.37 million, which includes $1,911 per month in homeowners association fees.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News predicts that, if Johnny Manziel slides to No. 16, Cowboys owner/G.M. Jerry Jones will be tempted, but ultimately will pass.

Skip Bayless of ESPN thinks the best match for Manziel is the Eagles.  (Some think a muzzle is the best match for Bayless.)

When WR Victor Cruz says the Giants need an outside receiver, how will Reuben Randle react?

A couple of Redskins attended Matthew McConaughey’s celebrity golf tournament.  (If McConaughey gets any thinner, they could tape a flag to his head and stick him in a hole.)

No one can make a hard right turn in logic faster than former Bears coach Mike Ditka: “Football and basketball bring a lot of money to the university. Nothing else brings in that kind of money.  That’s how those coaches and presidents can be paid. I disagree with the players’ union. I think it’s the worst thing that could happen.”

Lions QB Matthew Stafford says the team’s new offense is “dramatically different.”

Get to know Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy calls the season opener at Seattle a “tremendous opportunity.”

Falcons QB Matt Ryan recently showed off a different kind of ice.

Panthers QB Cam Newton hosted School Pride Day for the second year in a row, with more than 700 eighth-grade students getting a reward for grades, attendance, behavior, and teacher recommendations.

Saints LB Curtis Lofton never wants to lose to his former team in Atlanta.

Former Buccaneers QB Adam Weber has migrated north to the CFL.

In a countdown of the Seahawks top draft picks, LB Lofa Tatupu made the cut — and RB Shaun Alexander didn’t.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer typically starts slow in September, peaks in November . . . and is home by January.

Twenty-four of the Rams’ top 30 visits are known, which means (abacus engaged) six are a mystery.

To put the 49ers workout of Jerry Rice Jr. in perspective, he participated in a local pro day that had more prospects than the 49ers will have spots on the roster and practice squad come September.

5 responses to “Saturday morning one-liners

  1. Skip Bayless has been lobbying for Manziel to be drafted by every team in the league. If they don’t, he threatens they shall “rue the day.”
    His past protégés have included Vince Young and Tim Tebow. Bayless is a creepy, little man.

  2. After reading through that mock JJ Watt negotiation I have to say I was pretty shocked at the agent’s response at the end with a thank you and we’ll get back to you shortly. I would have said this deal sucks, try again, I can’t take this to my client or he’s going to fire me so help me out or I’m dead anyhow!

  3. Nice to see something almost positive about Tyson Alualu after all the grief he got in the media when the Jags took him over the urban legend known as Tim Tebow. Looks like the Jags got that right after all!

  4. Didn’t know Adam Vinitieri was a gun nut. I’ll be rooting against him from here on out.

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