Morning take: Henne over Sanchez?

Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East:

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor says quarterback Chad Henne is more talented than New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Morning take: Taylor spent a short stint in New York and has been around both quarterbacks. The AFC East blog is taking a neutral stance until the conclusion of our "Sanchez-Henne-Fitz Watch." Henne and Sanchez are tied after three weeks.

  • Speaking of Sanchez, he says his broken nose is no big deal.

Morning take: Sanchez will wear a protective shield, which is smart. I've seen what powerful Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata can do to a quarterback's face with one swipe. It's not pretty.

  • The status of Cincinnati Bengals starting running back Cedric Benson remains up in the air against the Buffalo Bills.

Morning take: The Bills caught the Bengals at the right time. Cincinnati is in turmoil on and off the field. Losing Benson would make Cincinnati's already struggling offense one dimensional and easier to defend.

Morning take: New England was thin on the defensive line against Buffalo because of injuries to Albert Haynesworth (back) and Mike Wright (concussion). Warren knows the system and could help in the rotation.