Around the AFC East: Should Rex zip his lip?
October, 22, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
New York Jets
- Newsday columnist Bob Glauber observes Rex Ryan "seemed more defiant Wednesday in telling the world -- OK, a room full of reporters -- that he won't back down from any of the smack talk that he or his players have indulged in this season."
- New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers thinks Ryan would be smart to shut his word hole.
- Greg Bishop of the New York Times examines the importance of rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez's body language.
- J.P. Pelzman of the Bergen Record reports Jets safety James Ihedigbo and linebacker Marques Murrell were reprimanded for their roles in an altercation against the Bills.
- Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan listens to receiver Lee Evans and detects flimsy support for concussed quarterback Trent Edwards.
- Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana writes "Edwards was absent Wednesday from Bills practice, and the strange thing is that it seems he was hardly missed."
- Brian Galliford of BuffaloRumblings.com already is projecting the top 10 draft picks for next April.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde looks back on how the Dolphins could have had Drew Brees not once, but twice.
- Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson observes Thursday outside linebacker Matt Roth isn't practicing again, one day after he practiced for the first time.
- Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel writes down every word from Joey Porter, which usually makes for good copy. This time, Porter says of the Saints: "Our goal is to knock them off the high horse and try to bring them down."
- In light of the Patriots' 59-0 thumping of the Titans, Boston Globe columnist Tony Massarotti marvels that the Patriots continue to win while other franchises eventually need to regroup.
- Shalise Manza Young takes a look at rookie receiver Brandon Tate, whose availability from the non-football injury list couldn't have come at a better time.
- Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges writes Sunday was a statement game for management, and the target was outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.