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nydailynews.com Oct 2, 2012T IM Tebow has a quarterback rating 34.6 points higher than Mark Sanchez, even though the backup has thrown only one pass. Imagine what he could do if he threw, say, four or five passes.Share TweetOne of the worst defensive performances in Rex Ryan's coaching career turned even worse Tuesday night, when San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers accused the New York Jets of quitting late in Sunday's 34-0 blowout.Share Tweet
Running With PurposeCNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012Will the Patriots rush their way to the playoffs? Chris Burke delivers his Second Read observations from Week 4, including J'Marcus Webb's turnaround, the 49ers' dominance and more.Share Tweet
In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterbackWith all the talk (and, to date, that’s what it’s primarily been) about the Jets using the Wildcat formation, the 49ers quietly have outdone the Jets. There was nothing quiet about the Niners’ use of Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, who rushed for 50 yarShare Tweet
Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the BrownsIn 2011, NFL Films launched its remarkable A Football Life series with a two-part study of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The next episode, which focuses on the ’95 Browns, should more accurately be regarded as a Belichick prequel. The study of theShare TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed fullback Lex Hilliard and waived wide receiver Patrick Turner.Share TweetDAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Receiver Jabar Gaffney has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who terminated the contract of receiver Legedu Naanee.Share Tweet
"TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jetsdeadspin.com Oct 2, 2012The Jets are in trouble. Their last game against the 49ers was an embarrassing 34-0 rout. Mark Sanchez passed for 103 yards. The Jets' next game is Monday night against the Texans, and the team has to improve. So someone on the Jets' Facebook page came …Share Tweet
Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill WatchThe race to determine the second-best quarterback in the AFC East continues to heat up. We are at the quarter mark of the season. Let's check out the latest "Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch." Mark Sanchez, New York Jets Result: L, 34-0 aga…Share Tweetbuffalobills.com Oct 2, 2012Rookie Shawn Powell made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Patriots and did pretty well. Tonight, he joins us on The John Murphy Show at 7:20pm to talk about his game, and his route to the Bills. At 8pm, we’ll be live on the air with author KevinShare Tweet
Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s armWith the subject of Peyton Manning’s arm strength all the rage, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia chimed in Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see anything wrong with it. Granted, it’s not as if he’d watch film with his boss Bill Belichick andShare Tweet
Rex rules out none of the free-agent receiversWith all signs pointing to receiver Santonio Holmes being done for the season and with several big-name free-agent receivers on the market, it makes sense to wonder whether the Jets would try to replace Holmes with someone like Terrell Owens, Chad Johns…Share TweetBefore the season started, Bills General Manager Buddy Nix responded to growing hype around his team by saying that it was time for the Bills to “step it up.” Coach Chan Gailey is sending a similar message in the wake of the team’s total meltdown frShare Tweet
Saints kick tires on five receiversAt a time when the Jets should be looking for help at receiver (more on that in a bit), the Saints have brought in five wideouts for a tire-kicking. A league source says the Saints worked out Brian Robiskie, Deon Butler, Jason Hill, Rasheed Davis, and P…Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Share TweetHe’s the new Broncos center because of an injury, but Dan Koppen now has the distinction of snapping to two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s giving it to Peyton Manning now, and will see his old quarterback Tom Brady this weekend iShare TweetThe Jets had an obvious need at cornerback when they signed former Lion Aaron Berry, but they weren’t so desperate they didn’t investigate him thoroughly. They did a background check, and got an endorsement from quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, whoShare Tweet
Stock Watch: AFC EastLet's take a look at who is rising and falling in the AFC East: Falling 1. Buffalo Bills defense: What...was...that? That is one way to sum up the performance of Buffalo's revamped defense in a 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots. The Bills allowed 3…Share Tweet
Crennel cracks door for QuinnOn Sunday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Matt Cassel is still the team’s starting quarterback. On Monday, Crennel reiterated that position - with a caveat. Crennel said the Chiefs may give Brady Quinn some of the first-team reps in practice tShare TweetBrandon Bolden isn’t the first little-known running back to break out against the Bills. According to coach Joe Philbin, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has played better than his statistics. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd was pretty excited to score his first toShare Tweet
Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, tooDuring Sunday’s win over the Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a message for no one in particular after his touchdown run was upheld via replay review: “F—k you bitches.” As it turns out, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a similar messaShare Tweet
Holmes out for the seasonOct 2New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan announces Wednesday that wide receiver Santonio Holmes has a Lisfranc injury and is out for the remainder of the season.
Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start?Oct 2Is it time for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez? Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate that, plus whether the Packers are the best team in the NFL and if it's time for the Cowboys to get rid of Dez Bryant.
T.O. or Ochocinco in NYC?Oct 2Should the Jets pursue Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson? Charlie Casserly explains what the Jets need to do to replace Santonio Holmes.
Blogger Blitz: Time For Mario Williams To Step UpOct 2AFC East blogger James Walker talks about Mario Williams' disappointing performance so far this season