Friday, May 6, 2011
AFC East links: Mallett wants 'payback'
By ESPN.com staff
For many rookies, opportunities for playing time will be limited if the lockout drags into the summer because they won't have time to learn what they need to know, writes Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News.
Safety Donte Whitner is leaving the door open for a return to Buffalo.
Former Dolphins coach Don Shula feels for the current NFL coaches who are trapped in the labor dispute.
The Sun-Sentinel's Andrew Carter looks at some veteran quarterback options for the Dolphins, including Matt Leinart, Vince Young, Brady Quinn, Carson Palmer and Tarvaris Jackson.
New England Patriots
Although there were some questions about Ryan Mallett in the run up to the draft, none of them concerned his throwing ability.
Mallett's father said his son wants "payback" after the Dolphins traded up in the draft but did not take the Arkansas quarterback.
New York Jets
Rex Ryan explained his reasoning for turning the week leading up to the Jets' AFC divisional playoff game against the Patriots into a matchup between himself and Bill Belichick.
Seventh-rounder Greg McElroy joined Mark Sanchez's "Jets West" camp to work out with teammates.