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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Around the AFC East: Maroney intends to deliver
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
Running back Laurence Maroney tells Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper about the displeased fans: "I'll take it as my way of saying 'I hear you.'
I hear the cries, and I will deliver
WEEI.com's Christopher Price notes the
Patriots' 22 quarterback hits rank fifth
in the NFL.
Champ Bailey fawns over Randy Moss and Tom Brady
in a story from Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian.
Shalise Manza Young takes a look at how defensive lineman Mike Wright has gone
from practice star to impact player on Sundays
Brady is unrepentant despite criticism he has been the
benefactor of too many roughing calls
, Gasper writes.
Buffalo News metro columnist Donn Esmonde, comparing the Bills to General Motors, writes their "lengthy mediocrity is ultimately not a failure of individual players and coaches, but
a consequence of flawed management
Buffalo News sports columnist Jerry Sullivan implores the Bills to start unloading: "Don't tell me you can't make trades in the NFL. The Browns just traded the No.3 pick in the '05 draft. They're the underdog Sunday,
maybe the worst team in the NFL. They're still better off than the Bills
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle takes a look at the Bills' decision to
switch Kawika Mitchell to middle linebacker
While Bills fans want to serenade Dick Jauron with "Hey, hey, hey, goodbye," Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan noted
Jauron's players sang happy birthday to him
Brian Galliford of BuffaloRumblings.com writes the Bills'
must run the ball more than they pass
Buffalo Sports Daily's Paul Seebald examines the
impact new defensive line coach Bob Sanders has made
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde points out the
lack of a go-to receiver will hurt Chad Henne's development
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero scratches his noggin over the Dolphins'
refusal or inability to bring in significant help at receiver
Carlos Frias of the Palm Beach Post looks into the reasons
why Ted Ginn had only three passes thrown to him
Joey Porter, Akin Ayodele and Phillip Merling all were back
at practice Thursday, Edgar Thompson from the Palm Beach Post reports.
Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington takes a look at
how the Dolphins' game plan might change -- or not
-- now that the Jets have Braylon Edwards.
New York Jets
New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers compares the Braylon Edwards acquisition
to the Patriots bringing aboard Randy Moss
Newsday's Bob Glauber writes: "With his history of misbehaving ... the Jets have taken a
calculated risk that Edwards will be worth the trouble
CBSSports.com's Clark Judge wonders
which version of Edwards the Jets will get
, the one from 2007, or the one who angered Browns fans.
New York Post columnist Steve Serby likes the trade because of the player's potential and for the
message it sends within the organization and to Jets fans
Amid the Edwards hoopla, Newark Star-Ledger reporter Manish Mehta takes a look at
how Mark Sanchez intends to bounce back
from an awful game.