Wednesday, February 6, 2013
AFC East links: Gearing up for the draft
By ESPN.com staff
Chris Brown of the team's official website talks with director of college scouting Chuck Cook about his role in preparation for April's draft. “This is where we try to get the hay in the barn,” said Cook. “We’ve been on the road. We’ve been through the fall season. We’ve seen the all-star games. That’s phase one to get through the offseason and get the all-stars in and we get the board ready now pre-combine. The combine comes up here in a couple of weeks so we need to get every prospect situated in a round parameter at this point in time based on what we have to go on so far.”
Former Bills special-teams coach Bruce DeHaven has been hired by the Carolina Panthers as their assistant special-teams coach.
General manager Jeff Ireland is excited about where the team is at heading into free agency and the draft. "After a year with Joe [Philbin] and his staff and the culture that he’s building we’ve tried to set ourselves up moving forward with ammunition to build through the draft and also have some cap space to do some things in the offseason as well.”
A tax subsidy to assist the Dolphins with renovations to Sun Life Stadium cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday.
New England Patriots
While it may not look like it on the surface, the Patriots actually did improve this past season, says Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe.
Does New England need to be more like the Baltimore Ravens if it hopes to return to the Super Bowl? Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com addresses this question and more in his mailbag.
New York Jets
In his positional analysis, Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com says Jets running back Shonn Greene is as good as gone.
The Jets on Tuesday announced several coaching changes.