- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:
Head coach Rex Ryan says he cannot see himself getting fired by the New York Jets.
Morning take: Ryan is confident that he is a good coach, and I agree. However, no coach is above being fired if the team underperforms. Ryan must win consistently like everyone else. He must get back to his winning ways this season.
Is it risky for the New England Patriots to carry two quarterbacks: Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett?
Morning take: Yes, it is. That is the most important position on the field, and it only takes one hit to change the fortunes of the position -- and the team. But New England is willing to take that chance for now.
Buffalo Bills receiver Brad Smith's status is in doubt this week with a groin injury.
Morning take: This is interesting for two reasons. First, it means Buffalo needs someone else to copy Tim Tebow in the Wildcat during practice this week. Second, if Smith can't play, Buffalo may not care to run the Wildcat on Sunday.
The Miami Dolphins think new receiver Anthony Armstrong can provide a deep threat.
Morning take: Armstrong has speed, and that's a component needed on offense. But it doesn't appear Miami is done adding players. The Dolphins reportedly worked out Jabar Gaffney on Monday, as well.