Around the AFC East: Porter for defensive POY?
October, 29, 2008
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
- Jim Corbett of USA Today thinks it's time to count Bills wide receiver Lee Evans as one of the league's best.
- Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News says the Bills need to move on and forget about the loss to Miami.
- Coach Dick Jauron defended his decision to start injured cornerback Terrence McGee last week, but BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown says all the injury juggling "appeared to compromise the secondary's continuity and effectiveness."
- Former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith is a first-year candidate for the Hall of Fame.
- Talkative linebacker Joey Porter's play on defense this season is making him the talk of the NFL when it comes to a possible defensive player of the year honor, writes David J. Neal of the Miami Herald.
- The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a Q&A with Dolphins wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.
- The Sun-Sentinel also has the full transcript of Tony Sparano's Tuesday news conference.
- Splitting time over his whole career between cornerback and safety, the Dolphins' Jason Allen has been succeeding at cornerback over the last three weeks, writes the Palm Beach Post's Brian Biggane.
New England Patriots
- Nose tackle Vince Wilfork was summoned to commissioner Roger Goodell's office to speak about a possible suspension for a hit two weeks ago on the Broncos' Jay Cutler, reports the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss.
- Also from Reiss: The injury to Sammy Morris is not season-ending, the running back says.
- The Globe's Christopher L. Gasper says the Patriots' secondary is ready (or not) for the Colts.
- Not incurring a single penalty clearly played an important role in the Patriots' win over the Rams, writes the Providence Journal's Shalise Manza Young.
New York Jets
- The New York Daily News' Rich Cimini says the Jets need a 'quality win' over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
- The personal seat license auction for the Jets' Coaches Club ended after eight days, selling 620 of the 2,028 seats and grossing $16 million, reports the New York Times' Richard Sandomir.
- The Jets placed RB Jesse Chatman and QB Erik Ainge on injured reserve, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger's M.A. Mehta.
- There is a murmuring of frustration in the Jets' locker room over the offensive play calling of coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, says New York Post's Mark Cannizzaro.