Around the AFC East: Will Sanchez pull away?
August, 7, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
- Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News writes Mark Sanchez "gave a Southern Cal-like performance in the annual Green and White game at SUNY Cortland."
- J.P. Pelzman of the Bergen Record notes that Sanchez's performance would have been even better had receivers not dropped four of his passes.
- The New York Times' Greg Bishop takes a look at how the defense has been dominating the offense throughout camp.
- New York Post reporter Mark Cannizzaro writes outside linebacker Vernon Gholston is trying to transform perceptions established in his rookie year.
- Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson writes coach Rex Ryan considers his secondary one of the NFL's best.
- Buffalo News reporter Allen Wilson finds grill marks on second-year cornerback Leodis McKelvin's skin.
- Toronto Globe & Mail reporter David Naylor writes about the expectations quarterback Trent Edwards is facing.
- For years, cornerback Ashton Youboty has been trying to figure out whether he belongs, writes Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde checks on rookie Pat White, who never listened to those who said he couldn't play quarterback.
- Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson writes rookie receiver Brian Hartline is having an impressive first training camp.
- Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald shares the advice Sam Madison imparted to rookie cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.
New England Patriots
- Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe breaks down the Derrick Burgess trade.
- There's a reason new cornerback Leigh Bodden has picked up the Patriots' defense so quickly, writes WEEI.com's Christopher Price.
- Boston Herald reporter Ian R. Rapoport looks at how director of player personnel Nick Caserio is approaching Vince Wilfork's contract situation.
- Providence Journal reporter Shalise Manza Young writes about long-shot receiver Terrence Nunn's perseverance.