- "Banner and Haslam lack answers, need to figure out GM position" (WFNY) - "Les Levine asked Joe Banner about what kind of time frame he thinks it will be to turn the team around. Joe Banner just started laughing, as did Jimmy Haslam. They weren’t mocking Les and his question, but after the laughter subsided, Jimmy Haslam revealed that he’d been pestering Banner with the same exact question."
- "In the new Browns order, Joe Banner revels in being 'bad cop' to Jimmy Haslam" (ESPN Cleveland) - "The odd couple: As Jimmy Haslam introduced CEO Joe Banner, the contrast between the two men who will shape the future of the Browns, perhaps for the next generation, was unmistakable and stark."
- "Cleveland Browns fans are the ones suffering" (Morning Journal) - "Four consecutive seasons of 11 losses or more. Two winning seasons in the last 13 years. One single, lonely playoff game in those 13 years. Think about that for a moment."
- "Banner embraces the challenge" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "New Browns CEO Joe Banner is excited about the challenge he and owner Jimmy Haslam have in taking over the franchise from Randy Lerner."
- "Ravens LB Lewis 'designated to return'; Suggs back" (AP) - "The Baltimore Ravens haven't completely abandoned hope of having Ray Lewis back in uniform this season."
- "Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III enjoys contact, though he's learning to avoid it" (Yahoo! Sports) - "There is an honor in the pain. Football players talk about this; how they love the collision of helmets and pads, the thrill of the crash, the joy of taking a shoulder in the side and still getting up."
- "When do you quit on a franchise QB?" (ESPN) - "It was a casual conversation between two backup quarterbacks passing time in the midst of another long workday. For Kansas City's Brady Quinn, the opportunity to finally enter a game as the Chiefs' starter loomed as a concussion had made Matt Cassel doubtful for last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay."
- "Bucs' ageless Barber proving NFL isn't just a young man's game" (SI.com) - "He was a third-round draft pick who registered barely a blip on the radar as a rookie -- 'I played one game,' Ronde Barber said, 'and I didn't play very well' -- and quite honestly wondered if he would survive the length of his first NFL contract."