AFC East: Neil Glat

Three things we learned on Day 8

August, 2, 2012
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A quick take on Thursday at the Jets:

1. The President isn't high on the QB situation. No, we're not referring to Neil Glat, the Jets' president. We're talking about President Obama, who, as a guest on an Ohio sports station, threw shade on the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow dynamic. Obama said he's not a fan of QB controversies at the start of the season, adding that Jets fans "should be nervous." Maybe he would have a different opinion if he had seen Tebow in the Wildcat. Me? I can't wait for Rex Ryan's response Friday.

2. Taking one for the team. Predictably, Sanchez took the high road when asked about the prospect of Tebow serving as the goal-line quarterback. What did you expect him to say, that he hates it? Sanchez has to be on board with the entire Tebow experiment; if he shows the slighest hint of skepticism, the whole thing blows up. All eyes will be on Sanchez. That's a lot of pressure.

3. A sleeper in the backfield. Bilal Powell, coming off a nondescript rookie season, is showing why the Jets used a fourth-round pick on him. He's having a nice camp, even getting some reps with the first team. If he keeps it up, he could leap-frog Joe McKnight on the depth chart, backing up Shonn Greene. Powell also has a chance to win the third-down job because he's better than McKnight in pass protection. Ryan made a great point about Powell: His pattern, based on his career at Louisville, is to start slow and finish strong. Maybe the Jets are seeing the upside in Year 2.

AFC East links: Matt Moore wants 'fair shot'

April, 12, 2012
Buffalo Bills

In a conference call with reporters, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden discussed Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills' quarterback situation. "I think Fitzpatrick showed some things early that were very exciting ... helping the Buffalo Bills come out of the gate in impressive fashion. But in this league, at the end of the day it's about sustaining. Ryan Fitzpatrick has to prove he can start the season and end the season by putting the Buffalo Bills back in the playoffs where we used to see them. That remains to be seen. I think he's got to answer those questions himself."

Defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt's name has been mentioned as a possible replacement for fired Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino.

Miami Dolphins

Free-agent fullback Ahmard Hall visited with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Quarterback Matt Moore says he had no problem with the Dolphins' pursuit of Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn.

New England Patriots

Mike Reiss of lists Florida's Chris Rainey as a player who would fit nicely with the Patriots.

Cornerback Antwaun Molden has agreed to a deal with the New York Giants.

New York Jets

Coach Rex Ryan is reportedly against the idea of his team being featured again on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

Neil Glat was hired Wednesday as the Jets' new team president. He worked the past 15 years in the NFL league office.