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If NY Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum had signed Peyton Manning, Gang Green could be enjoying its season
nydailynews.com Updated Nov 29, 2012
Soft-focus your brain, if that is still possible in the age of high-definition television. Imagine for a moment that Peyton Manning is the Jet quarterback, having signed a five-year deal with Mike Tannenbaum back in March.Upvote Share Tweet
buffalobills.com Updated Nov 29, 2012It’s back to Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday for former Bills Head Coach Mike Mularkey. He brings his 2-9 Jacksonville Jaguars to Orchard Park to play the Bills. Mularkey, who has been back while an assistant with the Dolphins, is now the Head CUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Nov 29, 2012Dave DeGuglielmo, the Jets' offensive line coach, fulfilled a league-mandated media appearance, but was not too pleased about it.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets OL coach cranky about decisions made “high above” himThe Jets are switching things up on their offensive line this week, but be careful asking the offensive line coach about it. Assistant Dave DeGuglielmo was clearly displeased with the idea of rotating Vlad Ducasse in for Matt Slauson at left guard, sayi…Upvote Share Tweet
Fins finagle a “real” sellout versus PatriotsIn recent years, the Miami Dolphins have sold out their home games by selling to themselves or their sponsors the excess non-premium tickets. For Sunday’s showdown with the Patriots, such measures won’t be needed. Armando Salguero of the Miami HeraldUpvote Share TweetA day after Bart Scott said he doesn’t care that fans boo the Jets because he doesn’t respect their opinions and thinks they were probably the last ones picked for dodgeball, Scott has reconsidered. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for fans anUpvote Share Tweet
Arrival of Tebow means parting of the tarps in JacksonvilleTim Tebow might not be able to walk on water, but in Jacksonville, he can make the tarps go away. The Jaguars announced Thursday that they’re selling additional tickets in Section 404 of Everbank Field (upper deck, end zone corner) for the Dec. 9 game aUpvote Share TweetWith the 2012 regular season nearing its conclusion, the AFC East blog decided to take an early glance at the draft and 2013 offseason. We conclude our first look around the division with the reigning AFC East champions. New England Patriots (8-3) Key f…Upvote Share Tweet
Blacked-out Bills have 15,000 unsold seats this week, 10,000 next weekAs we move toward the end of the season, the cream separates from the crap. And fewer and fewer fans will want to pay to watch the crap. Consequently, the Bills’ home game on Sunday against the Jaguars has been blacked out, with more than 15,000 unsolUpvote Share TweetSunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be blacked out on local television after the home team announced on Wednesday that more than 15,000 tickets remain unsold.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets' Scott: I don't care about the opinion of fansCNNSI.com Updated Nov 29, 2012Jets' Scott: I don't care about the opinion of fansUpvote Share TweetAlthough both teams are struggling at 4-7, all is not lost for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. There are plenty of similarities between the Jets and Bills. Both teams have quarterback questions. Both teams have coaches on the hot seat. But the Jets…Upvote Share Tweet
Rex won’t concede that Jets aren’t a Top 5 defenseThe Jets are not in the NFL’s Top 5 in total defense. Or scoring defense. Or rushing defense. Or passing defense. Or sacks. Or interceptions. Or fumbles forced. Or first downs allowed. Or third down conversion rate. Or fourth down conversion rate. NeedUpvote Share TweetPlaying time matters. That is the lesson we learned this week when the NFL announced its latest figures for jersey sales. When popular quarterback Tim Tebow arrived to the New York Jets, the hype was immense and his jersey sales were near the top of the…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Daniel Thomas, Week 13 picksIt’s Thursday, which means that it is time for Mike Florio and Michael David Smith to discuss their picks for this week’s games on PFT Live. Before we get to that, though, there’s a conversation to have with Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas. ThomUpvote Share TweetThe Bills are 4-7, the third time in coach Chan Gailey’s three seasons with the team that they’ve reached this point of the season with a losing record. Years one and two ended with losing records as well, which has created some heat under Gailey’sUpvote Share TweetFor a city with eight million people in it, New York can feel like a pretty lonely place if you're in the spotlight and falling short. Mark Sanchez, in the crosshairs as the quarterback of the hapless Jets, must wake up every so often and wonder if Rick…Upvote Share TweetBills players said they stand behind coach Chan Gailey (something that never comes up until a team has issues). Dolphins WR Davone Bess has developed into more than just a slot guy. The Patriots promoted DE James Develin to take the spot of suspended Je…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Nov 29, 2012A Boston Globe writer argues that General Manager Mike Tannenbaum needs to be moved aside to start the rebuilding of the Jets.Upvote Share Tweet
The Trenchie Awards: The Patriots' O-Line, Paul Soliai, and the Best Line Play from Week 12grantland.com Updated Nov 29, 2012In celebration of the NFL's release of the all-22 and end-zone film for the 2012 season, each week we'll be bringing you the best in offensive- and de...Upvote Share Tweet
Will The Jets Make The Playoffs?Nov 29Lomas Brown discusses whether or not he thinks the Jets can make the playoffs.
Rex Ryan Sets Bart Scott StraightNov 29ESPN New York's Jane McManus has the latest on Rex Ryan's talk with Bart Scott regarding Scott's comments about fans.
Reiss' P.A.T.Nov 29In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins.
Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. New York JetsNov 29NFL Films previews the Week 13 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets.
AFC playoff races wrapping up early -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 29The AFC playoff races are on the verge of wrapping up early, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickNov 29There are two ways that a blackjack dealer can ruin your night. I don't mind the first way — if he's grimly dealing himself face cards and black...