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  1. Hall of Very Good an interesting club

    Tim Graham

    When a debate over whether or not an accomplished player belongs in the Hall of Fame ensues, the cynic almost inevitably will say something along the lines of "Well, if there was a such thing as a Hall of Very Good, he'd be in it. But not the Hall of...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  2. Pick one: Burress, Moss, Ochocinco or T.O.

    Tim Graham

    In ESPN.com's latest "Hot Button" debate, senior writer John Clayton and Scouts Inc. analyst Matt Williamson stated the case for which controversial receiver would be worth the risk in 2011: Plaxico Burress, Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco or Terrell Owen...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  3. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL owners

    Tim Graham

    There wasn't a whole lot of room for debate at the top. ESPN.com took its positional Power Rankings series off the field and into the boardroom to rate the owners. None of them are popular fellows these days, but for the purposes of this project, ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  4. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL owners

    Tim Graham

    There wasn't a whole lot of room for debate at the top. ESPN.com took its positional Power Rankings series off the field and into the boardroom to rate the owners. None of them are popular fellows these days, but for the purposes of this project, ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  5. Should Patriots trade up, down or out?

    Tim Graham

    Should the New England Patriots trade up, trade down or stay put with their bushel of draft picks? ESPNBoston.com reporter Mike Reiss and senior writer John Clayton presented the possibilities in a Patriots draft "Hot Button" debate on the regiona...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  6. '72 Dolphins greatest team, '04 Pats eighth

    Tim Graham

    It's hard to argue with perfection. The 1972 Miami Dolphins have been selected the greatest NFL team in "The Great Sports Debates," a series that celebrates 125 years of The Sporting News. The 2007 New England Patriots went from almost certainl...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  7. Rex Ryan says Tom Brady a propped up QB

    Tim Graham

    After the season Tom Brady turned in for the New England Patriots, there's little debate who should be the MVP. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan still views Peyton Manning as the ultimate quarterback. In discussing what makes Manning so great,...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  8. Wes Welker doesn't want to take a knee

    Tim Graham

    A year ago, Wes Welker became Exhibit A in the debate on whether a playoff-bound team should rest its star players for virtually meaningless games at the end of the regular season. The star New England Patriots slot receiver ripped up his left kne...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  9. Debate revisited: Jets-Patriots confirmed

    Tim Graham

    The most popular item on the AFC East blog Wednesday examined which rivalry was better: the New York Jets and New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens? AFC North blogger James Walker and I debated the merits of each div...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. Debate NFL's top 100 players of all-time

    Tim Graham

    The NFL Network on Thursday night concluded its persuasive series "The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players" by revealing the best 10 in league history. As expected, no AFC East players made the top 10 because all of the big names already had been reve...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  11. Patriots better without Moss? I doubt it

    Tim Graham

    Maybe it was because the New England Patriots were on a bye last week, but 10 days after the Randy Moss trade readers felt compelled to debate its merits in my latest AFC East chat, which you can review here. Feedback wasn't nearly as strong in la...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  12. Have the Jets eclipsed the Patriots?

    Tim Graham

    Friday's episode of ESPN's "First Take" featured a debate about whether the New York Jets have eclipsed the New England Patriots as the AFC East's best team. Skip Bayless was joined by Atlanta-based radio hosts Doug Stewart and Ryan Stewart, aka "...

    Blog | August 01, 2010
  13. AFC East Hall of Fame debate

    Tim Graham

    A weeklong look at current or former players or coaches with Hall of Fame potential in the division. Buffalo Bills: Steve Tasker, special teams. Claim to fame: Tasker perhaps is the greatest special-teams ace in NFL history. He was a notable we...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  14. Jets have third-best O-line in AFC East?

    Tim Graham

    Positional power rankings are great ways to start a debate. There are so many ways to argue the order. Evaluate a five-man unit, and you'll find all sorts of ways to judge. But Yahoo! Sports writer Jason Cole has ranked every offensive line headin...

    Blog | June 19, 2010
  15. The Big Question: What's an old RB?

    Tim Graham

    There has been a serious amount of debate lately about how much LaDainian Tomlinson and Thomas Jones have left to spare and whether the New York Jets made the right decision. So many numbers have rolled over on their odometers. They're running bac...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  16. Brady still ahead of Manning in QB debate

    Tim Graham

    Getty ImagesColts quarterback Peyton Manning, with a loss in Super Bowl XLIV, is now 9-9 in the postseason while his New England counterpart, Tom Brady, is 14-4.MIAMI -- The way Tom Brady's season ended was catastrophic. The New England Patriots' sea...

    Blog | February 08, 2010