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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Morning take: Nick Mangold on Belichick

By James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: Morning take: Belichick strives for zero controversies and distractions in order to focus on football. That certainly hasn’t been the case the past few weeks with Aaron Hernandez’s legal issues, Rob Gronkowski’s health and the controversial addition of popular quarterback Tim Tebow.
Morning take: Wake had 15 sacks last year and made the Pro Bowl. But what’s most impressive is he put up those numbers with little help and plenty of double teams. Miami got Wake more help this offseason with No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan.
Morning take: It seems that more NFL teams want to push the pace on offense. The Bills must get on the same page offensively first during the offseason. The last thing a team wants is quick three-and-outs.
Morning take: Jets general manager John Idzik needed a right-hand man with a scouting background and Graves, his former boss, has plenty of it. Idzik was more of a cap guy in previous stops and again should work well with Graves.