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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Around the AFC East: Brady's mojo writhing
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe writes "New England fans have
lost their leader and their mojo
" with QB Tom Brady extracted from the lineup.
Now that Matt Cassel's taking over, Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss writes it's open season on
second-guessing the Patriots
on backup QB decisions.
Boston Herald columnist Gerry Callahan reminds us
Bill Belichick's record without Brady
The NFL has ruled Chiefs S Bernard Pollard did nothing illegal when he twisted Brady's knee, but
NT Vince Wilfork begs to differ
, Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian writes.
Quincy Patriot Ledger writer Eric McHugh gets caught up with
the Cassel family
, which includes two professional pitchers.
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune writer Hector Longo proclaims "
There are no title hopes here
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan
likes the Bills' chances
with Brady finished.
Buffalo Artvoice columnist Dave Staba can't wait until
PR Roscoe Parrish
gets his hands the ball again.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union writes the
Jaguars should dread
seeing old friend Marcus Stroud again.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle scribes Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth review Buffalo's big
Niagara Gazette reporter Jay Skurski revisits
DE Ryan Denney's first NFL touchdown
-- on a fake field goal.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde writes if former coach Cam Cameron had made some of the same choices Tony Sparano did Sunday "the
pitchforks and torches
already would be out."
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero maintains the Dolphins
g staff doesn't know its players
Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post writes the Dolphins
still respect the Patriots
The Post's Dave George wonders when the
latest act will get old
. "Maybe even Sunday at Arizona," he writes.
New York Jets
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News contends coach
Eric Mangini must win the division
now that Brady's season is over.
New York Post columnist Steve Serby has a two-word request for
Patriots opponents: No mercy
Newsday reporter Erik Boland gauges the
Jets' reaction to Brady's injury
Associated Press reporter Dennis Waszak writes the Jets love
Brett Favre's improv act
New York Daily News writer Rich Cimini writes about K
Jay Feely's return to the Meadowlands