Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
In a colorful interview with New York sports-radio station WFAN, rookie head coach Rex Ryan states he isn't intimidated by Bill Belichick's presence. Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News reports.
Newark Star-Ledger reporter Steve Politi talks to players about the liberating experience of playing for Ryan.
J.P. Pelzman of the Bergen Record writes the Jets are developing their own defensive identity.
Buffalo News reporter Allen Wilson checks in with outside linebacker Alvin Bowen about the knee injury that wiped out his rookie season.
Wilson, donning his columnists cap, says receiver Roscoe Parrish is too talented to be buried on the Bills' depth chart.
The Bills are teaching their defensive linemen how to hand fight with tae kwon do master Joe Kim, writes Buffalo news reporter Mark Gaughan. A side note: Kim became a vogue instructor in the early 1990s, when then-Browns coach Belichick wanted to tap into the skills exhibited by Patriots outside linebacker Andre Tippett, a black belt.
Miami Herald reporter David J. Neal takes a gander at guard Brandon Frye, who has been elevated to the first team because of injuries.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Nick Schmit writes about defensive end Phillip Merling, the likeliest candidate to take Vonnie Holliday's old spot.
Palm Beach Post columnist Greg Stoda chats with quarterback Chad Pennington about fending off Chad Henne.
Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun checks in with Ravens quarterback John Beck about salvaging what happened in Miami.
New England Patriots
Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork was noncommittal Wednesday about upcoming mandatory workouts, Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper reports.
WEEI.com's Christopher Price lists Rodney Harrison's top five moments as a Patriot.
Boston Herald writer John Tomase takes a look at the outspoken Harrison's new gig on the NBC broadcasting crew.