- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Sunday the AFC East:
Who will win this summer’s quarterback competition between rookie Geno Smith and incumbent Mark Sanchez?
Morning take: The Jets would be wise to go with the rookie. The team is rebuilding and won’t make the playoffs this season with or without Sanchez. New York might as well follow the Miami Dolphins’ blueprint from 2012 and get its rookie quarterback experience for future seasons.
Can New England Patriots rookie receiver Aaron Dobson make an immediate impact?
Morning take: Dobson was a good selection for New England. He’s an explosive player who also fills a need at receiver. Dobson will get plenty of chances to earn a starting job opposite Danny Amendola.
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey sees notable improvement from second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.
Morning take: Martin will have big shoes to fill in replacing four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long. Martin looks bigger and stronger this year -- assets he'll need when he faces every team's top pass-rusher.
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is looking for versatile players.
Morning take: Buffalo plans to run a defense this season that's a hybrid of 3-4 and 4-3 schemes. That means many players will have to learn the nuances of both and play them well. It starts with stopping the run in Buffalo.