Wednesday morning one-liners


One Buffalo politician says there needs to be more transparency in the process of determining whether the Bills will get a new stadium.

Said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, “The game is not that complicated. If the guy is open, we’ve got to get him the ball. It’s that simple. We can talk trajectory, we can talk it should be X amount of yards, y4 yards from the boundary and we can have red lines, which we do. We’ve got all that stuff. We’ve got all of the bells and whistles. But at the end of the day, when the guy is wide open, we’ve got to make the plays.”

There’s still trade talk surrounding Patriots QB Ryan Mallett.

Can the Jets stomach another year of WR Stephen Hill?

Ravens DE Chris Canty says the goal in Baltimore is always to win a championship.

For the Bengals, this season won’t be judged on whether or not they get to the playoffs; it will be judged on whether or not they win in the playoffs.

Said Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel, “I don’t look at is as I was drafted to come in Day 1 and save the franchise. For me, there’s no pressure, there’s no timetable. It’s to continue to develop, get smarter, get better, and whenever that time is, I’ll go out there and play football like I’ve been doing for the past years of my life.”

Steelers CBs Ike Taylor, Cortez Allen and William Gay feel like they have something to prove.

The Texans want to demolish the Astrodome, which sits next to their home stadium.

The Colts have a plan in place to get through the four-game suspension of OLB Robert Mathis.

Jaguars K Josh Scobee is dealing with a quad injury.

Titans QB Dominique Davis probably doesn’t have a future in Tennessee, but he could see playing time in the preseason finale.

Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware has lost weight and gotten healthier.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid views the fourth preseason game as an opportunity for young players to show what they can do.

Raiders QB Matt Schaub on whether he’s in danger of losing his job, as veteran QB Matt Flynn did in Oakland last year: “I don’t know what happened here last year. I don’t know what happened with anybody who was here last year. I just know myself and what we’re going through right now to be ready for Week 1.”

The mayor of San Diego remains open-minded about the possibility of development that would include a new stadium for the Chargers.

Cowboys backup RB Ryan Williams says he deserves a roster spot, “without a doubt.”

Giants G Geoff Schwartz’s dislocated toe is described as a “minor setback.”

The Eagles expect a breakout season from TE Zach Ertz.

Washington QB Robert Griffin III may need a confidence boost.

The Bears’ ugly showing in last week’s loss to the Seahawks exposed some flaws on the roster.

The Lions like the look of their defensive line, when everyone is healthy and playing together.

Packers CB Davon House has impressed throughout training camp and the preseason.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants to see the players on the roster bubble fight for a spot.

Falcons C Joe Hawley has had a good camp, when he’s not getting thrown out of practice for fighting.

The Panthers have injury issues, but coach Ron Rivera says it’s just “the nature of the game.”

The Saints cut LB Victor Butler without him having played a single snap because he couldn’t get healthy.

Trading for G Logan Mankins shows the Buccaneers are serious about winning now.

Cardinals G Jonathan Cooper is trying to push through pain.

Said Rams DE Ethan Westbrooks of the final preseason game, which may determine whether he makes the team, “I don’t know if it’ll be the most exciting game of my life, but it’ll definitely be the most important game. It’s very important, vital, to me staying in the NFL.”

San Francisco LB Ahmad Brooks admits he needs to eat better and lose a few pounds.

A Seahawks fan has a prosthetic eye with the team’s logo on it.