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Monday, December 8, 2008
Around the AFC East: Fins are all smiles
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
What do the Dolphins and "Fantasy Island" have in common?
Smiles, everyone! Smiles!
That's not what Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes, but that's what his column makes me think of.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald notes the Dolphins' culture has changed so much, you can start to believe
good things naturally will happen
Palm Beach Post columnist Dave George marvels at
how far the Dolphins have come
in such a short period of time.
Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post writes "the
Dolphins jumped on the Bills
and never let up."
Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington reminds us the
Dolphins still control their own destiny
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes former Argos running back
Ricky Williams enjoyed his return to Toronto
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan writes
somebody will have to pay
for the Bills' collapse.
Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons on Sunday's game in his town: "It angered people in Buffalo. It angered people in Toronto. It cost Rogers Communications all kinds of money. And
it entertained almost no one
Niagara Gazette reporter Jay Skurski
patrolled the Rogers Centre
to talk to Bills fans about the experience.
Bob DiCesare of the Buffalo News writes
Dick Jauron's decision to defer
is highly suggestive.
Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan needs about 4 seconds to break down
two weeks of Bills offense
Democrat & Chronicle
hand out their position-by-position grades.
New England Patriots
Christopher Price of Boston Metro News lays out
10 things we learned about the Patriots
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says the Patriots have "been
more fun to watch than last season
The difference between the Patriots and Seahawks on Sunday was
their learned indefatigability
, writes Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges.
Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe writes Sunday's comeback victory was
the Patriots' most significant of the year
Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss takes a look at
how old newcomers Junior Seau and Roosevelt Colvin fared
The Boston Herald's John Tomase writes about
a defense that's held together by who-knows-what
New York Jets
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro writes there are times like Sunday when Brett Favre "simply
looks beaten, and hurt, and exhausted
Tim Smith of the New York Daily News writes "
if the Jets don't make the playoffs this year
, considering the position they were in two weeks ago, it will be on Eric Mangini."
Daily News reporter Rich Cimini says the Jets' offense, after the "most prolific five-game stretch in franchise history,
has been stripped naked
with two crushing and revealing losses in a row."
Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson checks in with
frustrated receiver Laveranues Coles
after Sunday's loss in San Francisco.
Erik Boland of Newsday whips out his grading pen and
gives the Jets some dreadful marks
Bergen Record reporter J.P. Pelzman notes
problems when playing in the Pacific Time Zone