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nydailynews.com Updated Sep 11, 2013
Tom Brady would have eventually beaten out Drew Bledsoe, but the Jets expedited his ascension to the Patriots’ starting quarterback job when Mo Lewis hammered Bledsoe late in the second game of the 2001 season. The Jets have been paying for it ever sinc…Upvote Share Tweet
The New York Jets play their first division game Thursday night against their top nemesis, the New England Patriots. Kickoff is 8:25 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. The top storylines: 1. Don’t feed the beast: Patriots coach Bill Belichick has fielded some me…Upvote Share TweetThere were no surprises on the Jets' injury report, released Wednesday. As expected, WR/PR Jeremy Kerley (concussion) was ruled out. To replace him, the Jets re-signed Ben Obomanu, cut in the preseason, but Kerley's absence could mean bigger roles for C…Upvote Share Tweet
Bills’ Nigel Bradham gets marijuana charge dismissedBills linebacker Nigel Bradham will not have to face marijuana charges, if he can stay out of trouble for the next six months. A judge in Upstate New York dropped marijuana charges against Bradham today, on the condition that he’s not in trouble with th…Upvote Share Tweet
Designated driver of the game – week 1buffalobills.com Updated Sep 11, 2013Congratulations to the designated driver of the Patriots vs. Bills game, Ann McCoy from Buffalo, NY. She won a Bud Light Good Sport Fan pack that included a Bud Light cooler with built in speakers and iPod hookup as well as Good Sport t-shirts, hats and…Upvote Share Tweet
Shaun King says there’s “a lot of disarray in Tampa”On Wednesday afternoon, we reported that the Buccaneers already have conducted a players-only meeting. It happened not after an ugly and undisciplined loss to the Jets in Week One, but before the regular season even opened. One of the concerns, we repor…Upvote Share TweetDAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson returned to practice Wednesday after missing one session Tuesday. Patterson recorded two interceptions in a Week 1 victory over the Cleveland Browns but strained his groin in the third quarter. P…Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Santonio Holmes isn't known as a locker-room sage, but he dispensed sound advice Tuesday to Geno Smith over lunch in the team cafeteria. Discussing Thursday night's showdown against the New England Patriots, Holmes told the rookie q…Upvote Share TweetDAVIE, Fla. – Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is not happy with his offense, particularly the pass protection for star quarterback Andrew Luck. In the process, one of the most powerful people in the NFL voiced extremely high praise for the defense of…Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, who was limited in practice this week with groin injury, is officially listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) is also doubtful, accord…Upvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers’ final personal foul of Sunday’s loss to the Jets was the one that everyone remembers, but it wasn’t the only one that Tampa picked up while being flagged 13 times during the game. One of the other ones came on a hit by safety Dashon Gold…Upvote Share TweetORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Sunday's loss was a disappointing start to a season full of high expectations for Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. All week, the New England Patriots talked about the importance of stopping Spiller, and they followed throug…Upvote Share Tweet
W2W4: Five things we'll be focused onThings turned around fast for the Patriots after their season-opening win over the Bills on Sunday. The coaching staff graded the film on the plane ride home from Western New York in anticipation of fast-forwarding to this week’s opponent, the Jets. Whe…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Folk is 2013′s first AFC special teamer of the weekMuch of the focus on the end of the Jets’ 18-17 win over the Buccaneers centered on Tampa linebacker Lavonte David’s personal foul in the final seconds that put the Jets into position for a game-winning field goal. Less attention has been paid to the gu…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the AFC East: Pats injury woes, Miami shows promise, and The Jets make some movespatriotsgab.com Updated Sep 11, 2013Miami Dolphins – via Dolphins Gab - Cody Strahm breaks down the Dolphins win over the Browns HERE. - Miami’s injury situation. Who is coming back and who might be sitting. New York Jets – via Jets Gab - Jets re sign QB Brady Quinn. - Rex Ryan once claim…Upvote Share TweetOn Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, the assembled foursome of Rodney Harrison, Scott Pioli, Erik Kuselias, and yours truly addressed whether the Patriots should pursue receiver Brandon Lloyd. As it turns out, they have. The Patriots, Jets…Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Hernandez not allowed to watch NFL games while incarceratedyahoo.com Updated Sep 11, 2013Former New England Patriots tight Aaron Hernadez is learning the cruel reality of being incarcerated. Sometimes you might get treated like an inmate. Part of being behind bars means even though Hernandez would like to watch NFL football games, like New …Upvote Share Tweet
Rex told Jets he'd punch Belichick: Tomlinsonnydailynews.com Updated Sep 11, 2013Rex Ryan has always wanted to bring the fight to the Patriots, and the Jets coach was prepared to throw the first punch in the battle for the top spot in the AFC East.Upvote Share Tweet
Gilmore, Legursky progressing in rehabORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills had two injured players back on the practice field Wednesday, with cornerback Stephon Gilmore and offensive lineman Doug Legursky doing rehab work outdoors as the rest of the team practiced. Neither player was in …Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When discussing the New England Patriots-New York Jets rivalry this week, quarterback Tom Brady called it “awesome.” “I mean, it’s Boston-New York,” he said. “Any time you see them on the schedule, you just think of all the great ga…Upvote Share Tweet
Can Dolphins' RBs bounce back in Week 2?DAVIE, Fla. -- Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas combined for 17 rushing yards on 18 carries in a Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. Both players remain disappointed. It was not the kind of season debut Miami wanted from its running game. Miller and Tho…Upvote Share TweetBuffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon on Wednesday said that safety Jairus Byrd has not requested a trade.Upvote Share TweetJets coach Rex Ryan once told his team he planned to beat up Patriots coach Bill Belichick before a meeting between the two teams. That’s the word from former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who says that Ryan would say crazy things to pump up hi…Upvote Share Tweet
PFF: Colin Brown earns worst Week 1 gradeThe Buffalo Bills had an open competition at left guard during training camp to replace Andy Levitre, who departed through free agency. After cycling several players through the position, fourth-year veteran Colin Brown was tabbed as the starter. He sta…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There's no shortage of familiarity between the Patriots and Jets, longtime division rivals who haven't exactly gotten along over the years. The two teams will be the focus of everyone's attention on Thursday night when they square o…Upvote Share TweetWhen the Eagles signed tight end James Casey as a free agent this offseason, coach Chip Kelly praised Casey’s versatility and pointed to the way the Patriots used to use Aaron Hernandez as an example of how a team could make use of such a versatile play…Upvote Share TweetA weekly analysis of the Dolphins' quarterback play. Rewind: Miami Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill earned his eighth career victory in a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Tannehill threw for 272 yards, one touchdown and one intercepti…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills’ offense needs longer, more sustained drives. The Dolphins say they’re going to run the ball more effectively than they did in their Week One win over the Browns. Patriots WR Julian Edelman said every backup needs to be prepared to play becaus…Upvote Share Tweet
Tom Brady declares all is well, nothing to see hereSo the Patriots put running back Shane Vereen on short-term IR yesterday, while reports circulated that wide receiver Danny Amendola is “almost certain” to not play Thursday against the Jets, and no one’s really expecting tight end Rob Gronkowski quite …Upvote Share Tweet
Catching up with former Patriots, Week 1Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams. Patrick Chung (Eagles) Starts at safety and is the only defender to play every snap in win over Redski…Upvote Share TweetWith injuries continuing to deplete their secondary, the Buffalo Bills added cornerback Brandon Smith to their practice squad Tuesday, the team announced. Smith fills the open spot left by rookie cornerback Johnny Adams, who was signed to the 53-man ros…Upvote Share TweetSantonio Holmes returned to game action Sunday for the first time since injuring his foot last September. Holmes had just one catch for 13 yards and played 45 snaps in the New York Jets 18-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holmes had begun the prese…Upvote Share Tweet
Kurt Warner reviews New York Jets QB Geno Smith's performanceSep 11Count Kurt Warner as someone who's impressed with New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith's Week 1 performance. Warner explains why he changed his mind about Gang Green's rookie.
No Trade Demand From Jairus ByrdSep 11Louis Riddick discusses comments by Bills CEO Russ Brandon, who denied that safety Jairus Byrd has made a trade demand.
How Much Trouble Are The Patriots In?Sep 11Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate how much trouble the Patriots are in against the Jets.
Sanchez To Have SurgerySep 11ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini breaks down the news that Mark Sanchez will likely to have season-ending shoulder surgery.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch changes directionSep 11Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks' unsung star, has been in trouble but is trying to make a difference, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
A New View: Matt Birk's First Sunday in RetirementSep 11A New View: Matt Birk's First Sunday in Retirement