Wednesday morning one-liners


Bills coach Doug Marrone was in no mood for questions after his team’s preseason-opening loss.

The Dolphins’ offensive line has undergone major turnover, but it’s taking shape.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was a scrub on Ted Marchibroda’s Baltimore Colts staff in 1975.

Geno Smith is the starter, but Michael Vick will get to play a series with the first-string offense in the preseason opener.

Ravens RB Justin Forsett, who previously played with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston, is tutoring teammates on the playbook.

Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says the tackling is usually “shoddy” in the preseason opener because teams don’t do much hitting in practice.

The Browns fan accused of urinating on former Browns owner Art Modell’s grave faces up to two years in jail for disorderly conduct in a cemetery.

Steelers S Mike Mitchell is glad to be back on the field.

Texans head trainer Geoff Kaplan is getting credit for insisting that offensive lineman David Quessenberry get medical treatment during OTAs in June, treatment that led to a quick diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

An injury to Andrew Luck would be devastating, but the Colts think they have a good backup quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck.

The Jaguars are emphasizing the importance of getting more sacks this season.

Titans WR Justin Hunter looks ready for a breakthrough season.

Said Broncos rookie CB Bradley Roby of facing off with Peyton Manning in practice, “It can be frustrating because you can be in great coverage and he’ll still stick it in there where only the receiver can get it. But it only helps because in the season, those guys aren’t going to put it on there like he does. He’s a Hall of Famer, one of the greats of all time. So going against him, making plays against him is giving me more confidence to go against other guys.”

The Chiefs’ defenders know they have to be ready for a crackdown on illegal contact and defensive holding.

Raiders WR Andre Holmes is turning heads in training camp.

Chargers OT D.J. Fluker says that as an Alabama guy, he can take the heat in training camp.

If Giants RB David Wilson has to give up football because of neck problems, he may attempt a career in track and field.

Tony Romo’s parents were in attendance at Cowboys practice on Tuesday.

Eagles rookie WR Josh Huff has struggled through training camp.

Daniel Snyder says people who want him to change his team’s name are engaged in “chit-chat, cocktail talk” while ignoring more important issues affective Native Americans.

Teammates say they don’t condone Bears TE Martellus Bennett losing his temper on the practice field, but they understand it.

The Lions are looking thin at cornerback.

Said former Packers president Bob Harlan of the team planning to honor Brett Favre next year, “It’s great to have old friends home again.”

Some Minnesotans believe spending taxpayer dollars on the Vikings’ new stadium shows misplaced priorities.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman remains buried on the depth chart despite playing well in training camp.

Colin Cole, the Panthers’ 34-year-old defensive tackle, doesn’t take kindly to being called old.

Saints WR Nick Toon suffered a shoulder injury in practice on Tuesday but is expected to be OK.

Said Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon, “I feel a lot further advanced than I did last year. Everything makes a lot more sense out here. The game continues to slow down for me, and I think that’s the biggest thing. Last year, I was in the same position as I am now. I’m just going to go out there and continue to compete and help the team in any way I can.”

The Cardinals like the way S Tony Jefferson has performed in camp.

Rams backup RB Chase Reynolds is a good example to you players about how to make a roster by contributing on special teams.

Bruce Miller is becoming a “Swiss army knife” for the 49ers.

Seahawks OLB K.J. Wright was the star of the day in training camp on Tuesday.