Saturday morning one-liners

Patriots S Devin McCourty says new teammates Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner have “fit in very well.”

Here’s a look at the itineraries for various Dolphins players during their last few weeks of down time.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes is thriving under new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Here’s a good last word on the Jets’ playbook controversy.  (But we continue to disagree with the notion that having an opponent’s playbook means “absolutely nothing,” since the man at the middle of the controversy told us it at least means something.)

Bengals WR Brandon Tate will host a 7-on-7 competition and a youth clinic in his North Carolina hometown.

Tyler, Texas has declared itself to be Browns territory.

Get to know Steelers DE Nick Williams.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco intends to stay busy before training camp opens.

Texans WR DeVier Posey is giving back to his hometown of Cincinnati.

The Jaguars’ caravan made a stop in QB Blake Bortles hometown of Oveido.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano wants his players to focus “on the hunt” during their down time; “It’s vacation, but it isn’t vacation,” Pagano said.

It’s vacation, but isn’t vacation. Not if you’re chasing that (Lombardi trophy). We made progress, but we’ve got a long way to go still.” – See more at:
It’s vacation, but isn’t vacation. Not if you’re chasing that (Lombardi trophy). We made progress, but we’ve got a long way to go still.” – See more at:
It’s vacation, but isn’t vacation. Not if you’re chasing that (Lombardi trophy). We made progress, but we’ve got a long way to go still.” – See more at:

Here’s a look at things to like about the Titans.

The Chargers’ top three draft picks will throw out the first pitch on Saturday for the Padres.

The Chiefs don’t seem to be troubled by the fact that their starting cornerbacks are named Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker.

The Broncos’ P.R. staff recently won the PFWA’s annual Pete Rozelle Award, and they definitely deserve it.  (That seems a little sarcastic and/or loaded, but it’s not.  Patrick Smyth and company are great at what they do.)

Raiders FB Marcell Reece will be conducting his annual football camp at Hesperia High School on June 28.

A day before Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford and C Travis Frederick scuffled in practice, RT Doug Free had grabbed Crawford by the neck in film study.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly is very impressed with CB Nolan Carroll, who was signed as a free agent after spending time with Miami.

Giants S Antrel Rolle thinks that Philly’s offense can be shut down with the right scheme, and WR Jeremy Maclin disagrees.

The Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin has asked FedEx to reconsider its relationship with Washington.

The Packers have gradually dropped from 27 open practices during coach Mike McCarthy’s first season in 2006 to 17 open practices in 2014.  (It’s a good thing that the fans don’t own the team . . . .  Oh.)

Former Bears LB Brian Urlacher is becoming a pretty good golfer.

Vikings rookie WR Adam Thielen has a chance to grab the No. 5 spot on the depth chart.

An auction of items from the Lions old stadium generated $417,000 more than the new owners paid for the building.

So what does Panthers G.M. Dave Gettleman think while watching first-round WR Kelvin Benjamin make highlight-reel catches in minicamp?  “What goes through your mind are all the possibilities,” Gettleman said.  (Benjamin running down the field wide open and QB Cam Newton unable to notice because he’s running for his life behind a subpar offensive line?)

Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner looks forward to creating turnovers in the team’s Tampa 2 defense.

During a recent team-building exercise that included paintball, Saints RB Khiry Robinson took a paint pellet in the face.  (LaRon Landry says there are worse places to be shot with a paintball.)

On August 1, the Falcons will hold a “Friday Night Lights” practice at Archer High School in Lawrenceville.

An entity tied to the Cardinals has contributed $50,000 to a conservative super PAC.

Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa could be poised to crash the pass-rush rotation.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree never got back to 100 percent last year after tearing an Achilles tendon in the offseason; he is now.

Rams LB Alec Ogletree could become a star in the team’s new attack-without-bounties defense.

9 responses to “Saturday morning one-liners

  1. Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner looks forward to sitting back and getting picked apart in Leslie Frazier’s Tampa 2 defense.*

    I fixed that for you!

  2. What if a couple “new arrivals” to the state of Texas decide the name Browns is offensive? Will the media demand they change the name?

  3. Gettleman is an idiot for not addressing the problems on the offensive line and especially LT with the loss of All Pro tackle Jordan Gross. The scrubs and castoffs he has now will not adequately protect Cam Newton. The Panthers need to sign a veteran LT before training camp and at least give Cam a chance to shine and not be on his back or running for his life the who game because you have a “Turnstile” playing the LT position.

  4. Interesting that the billboard is from “Former Cowboy Fans”.

    These are the same people who claim that they are the best and most loyal fans in football. I wonder if they’ll still claim to be “Browns Territory” if Manziel fails. I would bet they’ll go back to being the loyal Cowboy fans they are.

  5. Not a “free” country at all when billionaires hide their contributions to political slush funds from the general
    public. So maybe I shouldn’t dislike your typically paranoid and buriedd head comment

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