Wednesday, August 3, 2011
AFC East links: Haynesworth's fresh start
By ESPN.com staff
With a new deal in place, Drayton Florence finds himself in familiar territory.
Former Bills linebacker Darryl Talley is getting a chance to see if coaching is in his future.
Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald: "I believe the Kyle Orton possibility is definitely not dead -- at least not yet. And I believe before this team finishes the preseason, it will find a way to stage a legit quarterback competition between [Chad] Henne and another quarterback not named Matt Moore, who is a third-stringer in my eyes."
Rookie Mike Pouncey is turning some heads in the early stages of training camp.
New England Patriots
Albert Haynesworth says his fresh start in New England provides a chance to "restore my name."
Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "The issue before the Patriots is one of risk vs. reward. Is Albert Haynesworth, this seemingly intelligent, rational man, capable of behaving himself, both in the locker room and once he ventures out into the world? His lengthy track record suggests otherwise. Is the mere act of putting on a Patriots uniform going to make him a changed man?"
New York Jets
Quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh on Mark Sanchez: "He's acting like a junior in high school instead of a freshman. Freshmen are a little bit in awe and sometimes there's a false bravado. The next year, you're more comfortable and less intimidated. By junior year, you feel real good. You know everybody, everybody says 'Hi' in the hallway and you know the names of all the teachers."
Rookie defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is impressing the Jets' coaches.