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Another opinion on Jets' moves

Monday on ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNBoston.com, there was a debate as to whether the New York Jets had overtaken the New England Patriots in the AFC East.

Now we'll turn it over to a Judge.

The Jets' moves have been a hot topic around the NFL, and CBSSports.com NFL reporter Clark Judge weighs in on the topic.

"The heat isn't on the New York Jets. It's on their head coach," Judge writes. "Rex Ryan would want it no other way, but when you look at what the Jets have done lately -- which is to collect players others couldn't wait to discard -- you have to feel for the guy. No longer is he expected to get the Jets to the Super Bowl; now it's Super Bowl or bust."

Judge quotes an AFC general manager who is critical of the Jets' approach after acquiring Santonio Holmes.

"This is all about character," the GM tells Judge, "and the Steelers were fed up. But this isn't about the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's clear what they're doing. This is about the New York Jets and what they're doing.

"They had two games given to them at the end of the season (Indianapolis sat down its starters in Week 16 and Cincinnati did the same in Week 17), and if that didn't happen ... if they lose those games this year instead of win them ... you want to tell me what that locker room looks like? It'll be coming apart at the seams."