Friday, March 9, 2012
Morning take: Namath on Jets, Manning
By James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the AFC East:
Morning take: This is no surprise, as Namath has been arguably the Jets' biggest critic. He does have a point about New York's in-house issues, but it's unknown if that's a huge deterrent.
- Former New York Jets great Joe Namath says the Jets can't land Peyton Manning because they don't have their act together.
Morning take: The Dolphins haven't had a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback since Marino. Manning has a friendship with Marino and respects his opinion, which could help.
- Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino thinks Manning would be a good fit in South Florida.
Morning take: This is a good sign that Buffalo could be onto something. The Bills are keeping their young talent. But the bigger challenge is convincing top outside free agents to come to Buffalo.
- Contract extensions for starting tight end Scott Chandler and receiver Steve Johnson prove players want to stay with the Buffalo Bills.
Morning take: Finnegan is arguably the top free-agent corner on the market, but I'm not sure he's a good fit. For starters, he will be pricey. But I also think the Patriots want more athleticism in the secondary.