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Jets, Encouraged by Smith’s Debut, Are Hoping He Can Build on Itnytimes.com Updated Sep 9, 2013Geno Smith dazzled with his poise, his legs and his presence in Sunday’s victory against the Buccaneers, but will face a tough test Thursday against the Patriots.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets steal page from Tebow playbookFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Face it, the New York Jets won Sunday in Tebow-esque fashion. We're talking about the 2011 version of Tim Tebow, the player who orchestrated miracle finishes for the Denver Broncos. All the ingredients were there Sunday for the Jet…Upvote Share TweetPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) practiced on a limited basis on Monday. However, a published report says Gronkowski’s 2013 regular-season debut doesn’t appear to be in the cards for the Week Two game against the Jets on Thursday night. …Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez downplayed owner Woody Johnson's comment that Sanchez needed to defend himself on the play when he suffered his right shoulder injury. "Listen, I wasn't there for the interview. I've talked to Woo…Upvote Share TweetA week after Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave $200 million to Michigan, he threw a bone to South Florida. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Ross promised on Monday that all Dolphins home games will be televised. The vow means that Ross and…Upvote Share Tweet
This 7-Year-Old Jets Fan Is A Little Assholedeadspin.com Updated Sep 9, 2013And so is his cousin. She posted this on YouTube, and clearly thinks that the fact that this kid is a little asshole is super cute. It's not super cute. It's going to get him punched in the face in ten years.Read more...Upvote Share TweetDAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins could have had a public-relations issue on their hands Monday. Their star player -- No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace -- caused national headlines by reportedly being upset after catching one pass in a 23-10 victory over the …Upvote Share TweetDAILY REPORT–The Buffalo Bills were defeated 23-21 by the New England Patriots yesterday in their 2013 regular season and home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills fell to 0-1 for the season with the loss. Rookie QB EJ Manuel turned in a steady per…Upvote Share TweetAfter the Dolphins won 23-10 on Sunday, wide receiver Mike Wallace refused to answer questions about catching one pass for 15 yards in the game by directing interested parties to ask the coach about the game plan for Week One. Coach Joe Philbin was aske…Upvote Share TweetNobody has ever questioned the toughness off New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen. After his gutsy performance against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, nobody ever will. Vereen rushed 14 times for 101 yards, plus had seven receptions for 58 yards,…Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots have three tight ends on their roster. Only two — Zach Sudfeld and Michael Hoomanawanui — suited up for Sunday’s win at Buffalo, as Rob Gronkowski was sidelined with back and forearm injuries. Now, with just three days until the Patriots’ n…Upvote Share Tweet
Core special teamers for PatriotsORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- When constructing a 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration. Along those lines, here is a look at the Patriots players who appeared on two or more of the "Big 4" units (kickoff coverage, kick…Upvote Share TweetThe injuries are mounting in the Bills secondary. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is out for a few more weeks after wrist surgery, safety Jairus Byrd sat out the opener with plantar fasciitis and now comes word from the team that cornerback Ron Brooks has a …Upvote Share Tweet
Film review: Pressure bothered Geno SmithFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Because of the short week, it'll be an abbreviated film review. A look back at some of the key elements from the Jets' 18-17 win over the Bucs: Struggles versus pressure: QB Geno Smith was 19-for-28 for 201 yards and a touchdown wh…Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets had to overcome Rex Ryan to pull out Sunday's game. The Jets head coach made two mistakes in the final two minutes of Sunday's game that nearly derailed the Jets' 18-17 comeback win over the Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. …Upvote Share Tweet
Fins owner responds to critics of gift to Mich.Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross addressed the recent criticism from South Florida sports fans following his record $200 million donation to the University of Michigan, his alma mater.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins hired former San Diego Padres executive Tom Garfinkel to fill their president vacancy on Monday.Upvote Share TweetORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd missed his first game in three seasons on Sunday, sitting out an opening-day loss to the New England Patriots because of foot soreness. Byrd, who was in a summer-long contract dispute with the Bills…Upvote Share TweetAn examination of four hot issues from the Miami Dolphins' 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns: Miami's defense has a chance to be special. Cleveland's offense looked completely befuddled and off its game because of the Dolphins’ combination of speed an…Upvote Share TweetA review of four hot issues from the New England Patriots' 23-21 season-opening win over the Buffalo Bills: Ridley’s place on running back depth chart: In 2012, Stevan Ridley played a team-high 45 percent of the Patriots’ running back snaps, and he appe…Upvote Share Tweet
What we learned from coaches' callsPatriots coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia held conference calls on Monday morning, and here were some of the things we learned: 1. Film graded on flight home: McDaniels relayed that with …Upvote Share TweetFollowing through with their plan, the New York Jets re-signed backup Brady Quinn on Monday -- two days after releasing him.Upvote Share Tweet
Upon Further Review: Jets Week 1An examination of four hot issues from the Jets' 18-17 win over the Bucs: 1. Geno wins quarterback competition: Rex Ryan might not say it publicly, but rookie Geno Smith has locked up the charade that was billed as a quarterback competition. Smith's win…Upvote Share TweetAfter the Dolphins beat the Browns on Sunday, wide receiver Mike Wallace didn’t have anything to say to reporters other than instructions to go talk to the coaches about a game plan that resulted in one catch for Wallace in his Dolphins debut. Cowboys w…Upvote Share TweetWhen Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David shoved Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds, the first guy I thought of was former Browns linebacker Dwayne Rudd. It was, as it turns out, 11 years to the day since Rudd threw off his helmet to celebrate a W…Upvote Share Tweet
Buffalonian Intimately Familiar With Tom Brady's Bathroom Habitsdeadspin.com Updated Sep 9, 2013Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to more...Upvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers lost 18-17 to the Jets on Sunday in their season opener, a loss that had a lot to do with their total lack of discipline — 13 penalties — than their lack of an Olympic track star on the roster but they may be adding one of the latter on M…Upvote Share TweetTen penalties were too many for the Bills to overcome on Sunday. It was a happy homecoming for Dolphins WR Brian Hartline. WR Danny Amendola showed his worth on key offensive plays in his Patriots debut. The Jets defense put the team in position to capi…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Week One is so much funFootball is back. Can you believe it? Can you believe the day’s two biggest favorites, the Patriots and Colts, had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the Bills and Raiders? Can you believe the Giants turned the ball over three times in th…Upvote Share Tweet
Green Day: Short-lived celebrationThe Jets have no time to savor their season-opening win. With a Thursday night game at the Patriots, the preparation starts immediately. On Monday, the Jets will have a quick review of Sunday's 18-17 win over the Bucs. From there, the focus shifts to th…Upvote Share Tweet
John Lynch provides great analysis at end of NY Jets game vs. Buccaneersnydailynews.com Updated Sep 9, 2013Rex Ryan told the media to write it, “Folk Hero! Nice headline. No doubt, Geno Smith shared the spotlight with Nick the kicker, too. Yet the impetus for the Jets’ improbable win Sunday was provided by two defensive players. Obviously Lavonte David, who …Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Sep 9, 2013Geno Smith had a simple request as he walked to the huddle with right guard Willie Colon, down two points to the inept Bucs, 34 seconds remaining, the ball on his own 20, no timeouts remaining and what was expected to be a terrible season about to get o…Upvote Share TweetAs the Ravens look for more warm bodies to whom their $120.6 million quarterback can throw the ball, the search could include a tight end who was cut by the Patriots. According to FOX Sports, via Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com, the Ravens will work o…Upvote Share Tweet
Latest on the New England Patriots injuriesSep 9With more injuries occurring for the New England Patriots offense in Week 1 how will the Patriots bounce back for Week 2 against the New York Jets?
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin proud of his team in postgame locker room speechSep 9Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin delivers a speech to his team after their Week 1 victory over the Cleveland Browns. For more go to miamidolphins.com.
Attitude issues for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace?Sep 9NFL Media's Michael Silver discusses a potential problem with Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace after his poor Week 1 performance and a rough day for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Wallace Unhappy With Dolphins DebutSep 9Herm Edwards, Tim Hasselbeck and Trey Wingo weigh in on Dolphins WR Mike Wallace's frustration after being targeted only five times by QB Ryan Tannehill.
Anquan Boldin Has the Last LaughSep 9Anquan Boldin’s performance against Green Bay marked his second 200-yard game; the first came in his NFL debut, in Week 1 in 2003. - (Jose Luis Villegas/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com) So the season-opener featured 76 points and a quarterback performance for the age…
Don Banks: Months after shredding Packers on ground, Colin Kaepernick take…Sep 9SAN FRANCISCO -- In January, in the playoffs, it was his legs that made the statement. On Sunday, at an unseasonably warm Candlestick Park, Colin Kaepernick used his strong and accurate right arm to send a message. But for the Green Bay Packers, the res…