Morning take: Namath on Jets, Manning

March, 9, 2012
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Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the AFC East:
  • Former New York Jets great Joe Namath says the Jets can't land Peyton Manning because they don't have their act together.
Morning take: This is no surprise, as Namath has been arguably the Jets' biggest critic. He does have a point about New York's in-house issues, but it's unknown if that's a huge deterrent.
  • Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino thinks Manning would be a good fit in South Florida.
Morning take: The Dolphins haven't had a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback since Marino. Manning has a friendship with Marino and respects his opinion, which could help.
  • Contract extensions for starting tight end Scott Chandler and receiver Steve Johnson prove players want to stay with the Buffalo Bills.
Morning take: This is a good sign that Buffalo could be onto something. The Bills are keeping their young talent. But the bigger challenge is convincing top outside free agents to come to Buffalo.
Morning take: Finnegan is arguably the top free-agent corner on the market, but I'm not sure he's a good fit. For starters, he will be pricey. But I also think the Patriots want more athleticism in the secondary.

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