Morning take: Is Belichick to blame?


Here are the most interesting stories Monday morning in the AFC East:

Morning take: New England still is a great team. But the defense has a lot of flaws and Belichick has been unable to fix it, despite his reputation as a defensive guru. Most of that falls on his desk.

  • Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says there will be no coaching change after Tony Sparano lost his 10th straight game dating to last season.

Morning take: Miami put forth a solid effort against the Giants. The Dolphins aren’t winning. But they proved the past two weeks they are not giving up on their head coach.

  • The Buffalo Bills' nine sacks against the Washington Redskins were the most since 1964.

Morning take: Of all the great Super Bowl teams in the 1990s, none got to the quarterback like the Bills did Sunday. Buffalo’s defense has a lot of momentum going into next week’s game against the New York Jets.

Morning take: Obviously, a lot will hinge on the success of quarterback Mark Sanchez. The development of 2010 first-round pick Kyle Wilson also is another one to watch.