Wednesday morning one-liners


Former University of Miami coach Howard Schnellenberger offered some memories of making Jim Kelly his starter.

Dolphins S Louis Delmas feels the best he’s felt in years.

Aqib Talib has said his new Broncos teammate Peyton Manning is better than his old Patriots teammate Tom Brady, but Talib still thinks Brady is elite.

The Jets were recognized for their support of Pop Warner football.

The Ravens haven’t had a great offseason.

What’s the buzz around the Bengals this offseason? Marvin Lewis says it doesn’t matter: “You get no points for buzz. The buzz has nothing to do with winning football games in the fall.”

Said Browns coach Mike Pettine of CB Aaron Berry, “He’s a great competitor. That’s one of the reasons he’s here. I was fortunate to be around him in New York, and when he’s healthy I think he can be a guy that really fits our style of play. He’s very confident. He’ll get up, he’ll get in your face, he’ll cover you and he’ll tell you about it.”

Said Steelers CB Ike Taylor of taking a pay cut, “You have to decide if you’re going to put your pride aside when that time comes, and that time came. Millions is millions no matter how you look at it, and that’s how I look at it.”

Texans DE J.J. Watt discusses the Rocky lifestyle.

A favorable schedule gives the Colts a chance to be Super Bowl contenders.

The Jaguars’ second-round rookie receivers are dealing with injuries.

Titans WR Justin Hunter showed off some impressive moves in a celebrity basketball game.

Broncos rookie LB Corey Nelson is known for his high motor and football knowledge.

The Chiefs have cut offensive lineman Colin Kelly.

Said 37-year-old Raiders CB Charles Woodson, “I feel like I’m getting younger out there.”

Former Chargers LB Shawne Merriman is in negotiations with the WWE.

More than 10 months after tearing his Achilles, Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford says he’s still not all the way back.

Giants RB David Wilson will undergo an MRI today that may determine whether he can be cleared for contact after last year’s neck injury.

Eagles CB Cary Williams says the defense will be physical and nasty.

Washington DE Jason Hatcher expects to be on a great defense this year.

Bears TE Martellus Bennett and DE Lamarr Houston had to be separated during a scuffle at Tuesday’s practice.

Said Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, “I’m not going to be married to anything. What we’re going to try to be married to is what’s best for our guys that week and that game. That’s what we’re going to try to do.”

Packers QB Scott Tolzien is making progress after being thrown onto the field before he was ready last season.

Said Vikings RB Adrian Peterson of the painkiller lawsuit brought by former players, “It’s a very unfortunate situation. Anything I’ve taken to subside pain I knew what it was, and it was not ever forced on me. The side effects? I don’t know if that was ever explained to them back then.”

A group representing minority contractors wants Atlanta and the Falcons to be transparent in the awarding of construction contracts for the team’s new $1.2 billion stadium.

Panthers QB Cam Newton is taking on Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, but not on the field.

Saints RB Khiry Robinson wants to be a major contributor this season.

Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford says there are no major secrets with his offense.

Kevin Minter and Larry Foote have been the inside linebackers with the first team defense in Cardinals OTAs.

Rams undrafted rookie Marcus Roberson says he’s not dwelling on the fact that he was passed over in the draft.

For 49ers LB Patrick Willis, not having NaVorro Bowman with him on the practice field is a significant adjustment.

The Seahawks’ linebackers may be ready for a breakthrough year.