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Monday, August 17, 2009
Around the AFC East: Fins start preseason tonight
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Palm Beach Post reporter Brian Biggane lays out to the
top storylines for Monday night's preseason opener
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Ethan J. Skolnick writes the Dolphins defense intends to make the
leap from good to great
Miami Herald reporter David J. Neal writes coach Tony Sparano is
more interested in consistency
than stellar practice play.
Sun-Sentinel reporter Mike Berardino catches up with rookie linebacker J.D. Folsom, a late-round pick who's
starting to feel comfortable
How do we know rookie cornerback Ellis Lankster had a big game Saturday night? Three local publications decided it was time to tell us who he is:
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo News columnist Bob DiCesare wonders if the Bills will open the season
with Roscoe Parrish on their roster
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes the Bills'
postseason hopes hinge on Trent Edwards
proving this season there's no doubt he's the franchise quarterback.
New England Patriots
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reports the Patriots received a fifth-round draft choice from the Denver Broncos
for defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith
and a seventh-round pick.
Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe
breaks down the deal
Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper writes linebacker Tedy Bruschi's "absence from training camp is a reminder that he
won't be the heart and soul
of the Patriots' defense much longer."
Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian takes a look at
how Joey Galloway is assimilating
the Patriots' offense.
Benjamin Watson's role as the
top tight end is in jeopardy
, Dan Darcy writes for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
New York Jets
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times compares the
atmospheric change at Jets camp
from Eric Mangini to Rex Ryan.
Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson checks in with outside linebacker Calvin Pace about
making the most of preseason snaps
Bergen Record reporter J.P. Pelzman writes about
David Clowney's progression as an NFL receiver