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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Around the AFC East: Chad vs. Brett percolating
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers already is looking forward to the
juicy Dolphins-Jets matchup
in the season finale.
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro
gauges the confidence level
of the Jets and wonders if their fans feel the same.
Bob Glauber of Newsday finds
tightly wound Jets coach Eric Mangini
to be loose despite the pressure.
New York Times reporter Joshua Robinson tries to put
Brett Favre in focus
... for now.
Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger writes nose tackle Kris Jenkins has "hit a wall and
the Jets' run defense has crumbled
along with him."
Palm Beach Post columnist Greg Stoda writes the Dolphins
aren't looking past the Chiefs
to their season-ending blockbuster showdown with the Jets.
Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald examines how the
weather might affect the Dolphins
in Kansas City.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly takes a look at
how Chad Pennington is rubbing off
on backups Chad Henne and John Beck.
MiamiDolphins.com writer Andy Kent writes about
the offense's scoring woes
while their defense refuses to give up touchdowns.
Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan writes quarterback Trent Edwards lends his voice to
the locker-room choir
that sings Dick Jauron's praises.
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle shares offensive coordinator
Turk Schonert's thoughts on Edwards' development
The D&C's Leo Roth gets left tackle Jason Peters' reaction to
being named a Pro Bowl starter
despite a tumultuous season.
New England Patriots
The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy writes another
enjoyable notes column
with plenty of NFL thoughts.
Associated Press reporter Howard Ulman writes Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski has
helped fans forget Adam Vinatieri
Ron Borges and Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald report the Patriots on Wednesday
took a gander
at defensive end Erasmus James and cornerback Brian Kelly.
Christopher Price of Boston Metro News takes a critical look at the
Patriots' 2008 rookie class
Providence Journal reporter Shalise Manza Young puts rookie
cornerback Jonathan Wilhite in focus