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  1. Playoff Machine lets you unwrap the season

    Tim Graham

    Whether you decorate a Christmas tree, light a menorah or frolic around a Festivus pole, we are bound by a common spirit in December. "What if?" season is upon us. As an early gift, ESPN.com offers to you the Playoff Machine. No, you can't m...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  2. How'd they look? AFC East camp musings

    Tim Graham

    As I made my rounds to the AFC East training camps over the past two and a half weeks, the most common questions are "Where else have you been?" and "How do the [insert name of team here] look compared to other teams?" Since folks have been curiou...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  3. Extra kickers find no quarter in AFC East

    Tim Graham

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There's a movement afoot. One kicker, one punter. No need to bring anybody else to training camp. It used to be common for teams to have extra kickers even if they knew who would win the jobs. Competition kept the regulars ...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  4. Camarillo, Lynch have little in common

    Tim Graham

    Is Marshawn Lynch dropping the ball with the Buffalo Bills? You bet his is, and I'm not referring to his decision to act like a fool over offseason workouts. Football Outsiders managing editor Bill Barnwell ran game data from the past two seaso...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  5. Maybe Jets shouldn't worry about Rivers

    Tim Graham

    Common sense would dictate the New York Jets' prime directive Sunday against the San Diego Chargers would be to neutralize quarterback Philip Rivers. George Bretherton of "The Fifth Down" blog at NYTimes.com presents an intriguing rebuttal. An ...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  6. Dolphins open up coordinator search

    Tim Graham

    Al Groh seems like a common-sense fit for the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator vacancy. He's available. He has a long and successful history with Dolphins football operations boss Bill Parcells. Fact of the matter is, Tony Sparano's the he...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  7. Even when it costs Pats, in Bill they trust

    Tim Graham

    INDIANAPOLIS -- There actually is an explanation. You might not agree that Bill Belichick's decision was justified or even logical by lobotomized standards, but there was a reason he astonished us all Sunday night. Common sense dictated the New...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  8. Fins among worst in allowing quick TDs

    Tim Graham

    The Miami Dolphins work incredibly hard to gain yards, to consume time off the clock, to get ahead of their opponents. They know how to grind. Then their defense gives up a quick, crippling score. Summary strikes have been an all-too common ...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  9. Not too terrific: So far he's been Common Tom

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham They call him Tom Terrific. He's playing more like Average Joe. Elsa/Getty Images Tom Brady is still working to return to his 2007 form. A third of the way into the season, as m...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  10. In losses, Brady less than ordinary after halftime

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham There has been a common thread in both of the New England Patriots' two losses: Tom Brady has had a rough second half. ESPN Stats & Information broke down the data and found that, compared to the Patriots' three ...

    Blog | October 11, 2009
  11. Dolphins need to smoke some ball carriers

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham The aftermath of Monday night's missedtacklepalooza has Dolfans wondering if the team's no-tackling policy in training camp has been a detriment in the regular season. The Miami Dolphins "thud," a common practice...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  12. Around the AFC East: Fins are all smiles

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Miami Dolphins What do the Dolphins and "Fantasy Island" have in common? Smiles, everyone! Smiles! That's not what Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes, but that's what his column makes me think of.Armand...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  13. Better to love Losman or not love at all?

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham It's common for the backup quarterback to be among a city's most popular athletes. Not so in Buffalo. Not nearly. Losman In fact, if you were to take an informal poll along Delaware Avenue you'd probably find more su...

    Blog | December 04, 2008