- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says he is focused on his team this week and not tweaking the New England Patriots.
Morning take: Usually this week would be filled with trash talking. But it’s a short week of preparing for both teams and little time for theatrics.
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says everyone has to step up in Rob Gronkowski’s absence.
Morning take: Hernandez is certainly talented enough to shoulder the load. But his ankle puts his status in question for Thursday’s game against the Jets.
The Buffalo Bills want to make the Indianapolis Colts one-dimensional.
Morning take: The Bills have been better against the run lately, which has been a problem most of the season. The Colts are 14th in rushing and have done well in spurts.
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman says the lack of a running game is a huge issue.
Morning take: It’s probably the biggest reason the offense has stalled. Miami’s offensive line is getting little push and is not creating lanes for the running backs.