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Morning take: Patriots prep for Tebowmania

1/8/2012

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

  • The New England Patriots have to gear up for a week full of Tebowmainia leading up to Saturday's playoff game against the Denver Broncos.

Morning take: Denver did New England a huge favor by knocking out the reigning AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. This is a much easier matchup for the Patriots, who will be heavily favored in this game. But there will be a ton of hype all week surrounding Tebow.

  • It will take a huge trade for the Miami Dolphins to land one of the top two quarterbacks in the NFL draft.

Morning take: You can forget about Andrew Luck. The Indianapolis Colts would be crazy to pass him up with the No. 1 overall pick. The question is how high does Miami -- which has the No. 8 or No. 9 pick -- have to move up to get Robert Griffin III? That could be costly.

Morning take: There is certainly potential. Backup C.J. Spiller finally showed what he can do when Fred Jackson went down with a leg injury. But the Bills have to figure out how to better divide their carries next season.

  • Could New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer be the Jacksonville Jaguars next head coach?

Morning take: I would be surprised if Schottemheimer got a head-coaching job after a poor season in New York, but stranger things have happened. It may turn out to be a good thing for the Jets, who could use less turmoil and a fresh voice on offense.