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  1. Video: Taking Ryan Mallett 'good business'

    Tim Graham

    ESPN reporter Michael Smith evaluates the New England Patriots' first three rounds and calls the selection of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett in the third round Friday night "good business."...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  2. Patriots end mystery with Dowling

    Tim Graham

    After 18 hours of speculation, the New England Patriots didn't deal out of the 33rd slot and drafted Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling to lead off the second round Friday night. DowlingWhy the Patriots took him: The Patriots shored a position that...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  3. McCourty can't tip Power Rankings scales

    Tim Graham

    Power Rankings should not be a career-achievement award. They are a snapshot of a given moment, the here and now. Since we're in the offseason -- or purgatory, if you will -- I've been forced to alter the perception of the moment when compiling my...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  4. AFC East wire: Marino wants Carson Palmer

    Tim Graham

    Miami Dolphins Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes Dolphins icon Dan Marino would like to trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer -- but only for a third-round draft choice. South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Mike Berardin...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  5. AFC East labor impact

    Tim Graham

    A team-by-team look at how a continued labor impasse and extended NFL freeze on transactions would affect the division: Buffalo Bills: The Bills are a young team that built momentum toward the end of last season. They went 4-4 in the second half. ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  6. Making millions in the AFC East

    Tim Graham

    Sports labor squabbles often are described as billionaires arguing with millionaires over money. While that's a catchy rhyme that sums up fan frustration, the phrase is not entirely true. Inspired by a blog entry from the minister of all things...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  7. Leading Questions: AFC East

    Tim Graham

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each AFC East team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: BUFFALO BILLS Can the defense become a difference-maker? That abysmal 0-8 start and a record m...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  8. No hardware, but AFC East rookies solid

    Tim Graham

    Winners for the Associated Press 2010 Rookies of the Year will be announced Friday. Both appear to be foregone conclusions. What a shock it would be if St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh didn't...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  9. Bill Belichick deserving of top coach honor

    Tim Graham

    Next up in the weeklong distribution of Associated Press hardware will be the 2010 coach of the year award on Wednesday night. To guess who will win, we safely can eliminate three-quarters of the AFC East. Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano won ...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  10. Does AFC East have big D trend covered?

    Tim Graham

    ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer provided his insight on a top offensive trend earlier Tuesday. He also shared thoughts on a defensive movement he speculated could dictate schemes for the next decade. Not long ago, Tampa 2-style zone defenses were en ...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  11. Jets, Bills dodged 'starter games lost'

    Tim Graham

    Back in my days covering the National Hockey League, "man games lost" were insightful stats we used frequently. The figures helped illustrate how injuries were impacting a team's season. Man games lost aren't avidly tracked in the NFL. Rosters are...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  12. Brandon Marshall an uncaged force

    Tim Graham

    Before a game, Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall becomes an animal. Marshall loves being known as "The Beast," a persona developed over three straight seasons of 100-plus catches. He has dubbed the section that overlooks the players' tunnel...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  13. Bruschi: Patriots' preseason was awful

    Tim Graham

    Gotta love Tedy Bruschi. Even if you despised him as a New England Patriots linebacker because you rooted for another team, you can't resent his work as an ESPN analyst. The guy doesn't shy away from delivering a sharp opinion -- even if it means ...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  14. Power Rankings: AFC East looks loaded

    Tim Graham

    Get a load of this. ESPN.com's regular-season Power Rankings came out Tuesday. Three AFC East teams bunched together at Nos. 9, 10 and 11. What's more, they were rated among the top six teams in the conference, suggesting the AFC East deserves thr...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  15. Randy Moss takes displeasure public

    Tim Graham

    Just what the New England Patriots needed. More volatility. The summer has been anything but a breeze for the defending AFC East champs. Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins remains unsigned and has demanded a trade. Defensive end Ty Warren suffer...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  16. AFC East preseason finale observations

    Tim Graham

    With all 32 teams wrapping up their preseason schedules Thursday night, here are a few quick hits from each AFC East game: Detroit Lions 28, Buffalo Bills 23 Trent Edwards was efficient in his one quarter, completing all four of his passes for...

    Blog | September 02, 2010