Around the AFC East: Ryan in lead for Jets job
January, 14, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
- Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News reports Rex Ryan is the preferred choice to replace Eric Mangini.
- Newsday's Erik Boland reports Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is "leaning" toward Ryan over Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
- Buffalo News reporter Allen Wilson reviews the rookie season of first-round draft pick Leodis McKelvin.
- University at Buffalo Spectrum sports editor Stephen Marth bemoans the Bills' commitment to mediocrity.
- Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson speculates what the Dolphins might do in free agency.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly jots down the types of players available with the 25th overall draft pick.
New England Patriots
- The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss takes a look at the long relationship between outgoing vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli and head coach Bill Belichick.
- John Tomase of the Boston Herald writes Nick Caserio is in line to replace Pioli.
- Providence Journal columnist Jim Donaldson notes the dubious track record of Patriots coordinators taking new jobs.