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  1. Speed Dial: Impact of new kickoff rules

    Tim Graham

    We're overdue for another installment of "Speed Dial," where I ring up three folks from my cell phone's contact list to get their takes on a particular subject. Today's question for three notable special-teamers: What are your thoughts on the NFL'...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  2. Brad Smith predicts riskier kick returns

    Tim Graham

    Brad Smith didn't enjoy learning that new kickoff rules were adopted this week. But he's willing to wait before bashing the decision outright. The NFL on Tuesday voted to move kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line. Touchbacks are e...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  3. Jets backfield depth a serious concern

    Tim Graham

    The New York Jets seem to have made the right call in the backfield by releasing Thomas Jones and signing LaDainian Tomlinson. Their other move at running back, however, is backfiring loudly. The Jets traded Leon Washington to the Seattle Seahawks...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  4. Observations from Bengals at Bills

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Thoughts from the press box at Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night 35-20: If there was any doubt before -- or if Bills fans were in denial and still clinging to hope Br...

    Blog | August 28, 2010
  5. Kris Jenkins talks about whine and women

    Tim Graham

    New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins beamed into the NFL Network studios and delivered some pointed remarks about Jets fans and some former teammates. "NFL Total Access" host Rich Eisen asked Jenkins to advise nervous Jets fans how to approach a...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  6. Are the Jets contenders or pretenders?

    Tim Graham

    The New York Jets are a fashionable pick to reach the Super Bowl this season. They're also commonly dismissed as overrated. ESPN's "First Take" tackled the topic Tuesday. Resident provocateur Skip Bayless was joined by Sports Illustrated writer...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  7. Over or under? New York Jets

    Tim Graham

    Football Outsiders managing editor Bill Barnwell and I pick over or under for three players from each AFC East team, using 2010 statistical projections from ESPN.com's fantasy analysts. The New York Jets round out the four-part series. SanchezQ...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  8. Captain Checkdown has sidekick in Spiller

    Tim Graham

    Last year, frustrated Buffalo Bills fans bestowed upon quarterback Trent Edwards an unflattering nickname. He became known as Captain Checkdown for his reluctance to throw downfield despite having Lee Evans and Terrell Owens at his disposal. Edwar...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  9. How long can Jets afford to stay intact?

    Tim Graham

    ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini broaches an intriguing and ominous topic on his blog. In light of the San Francisco 49ers giving linebacker Patrick Willis a gargantuan five-year, $50 million contract, Cimini wondered how the New York Jets will addre...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  10. The Big Question: Can Jets ace chemistry?

    Tim Graham

    Can the New York Jets assimilate so many different personalities and expect to win in 2010? The Jets' headquarters in Florham Park, N.J., will feel like the Justice League of America with all of the stars they've collected. To Jets fans, the st...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  11. Tannenbaum's tradewinds send Jets sailing

    Tim Graham

    Why do I get the feeling that if Mrs. Tannenbaum sent her little Mike off to school with his packed lunch, he rarely ate whatever she made? By the time the lunch bell rang, he would've traded his bologna for a PB&J, his pretzel sticks for a fr...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  12. Video: Are the Jets really better?

    Tim Graham

    With so many offseason moves, there's plenty to discuss about the New York Jets. The question was raised on "1st and Ten" whether the Jets are better today than they were at the end of last season. Skip Bayless, Ryan Stewart and Doug Stewart debat...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  13. AFC East draft analysis

    Tim Graham

    Just once, I'd love to hear an NFL general manager lean into the microphone and admit he didn't get the players he wanted in the draft. Alas, the moment the draft wraps up is the most optimistic time of the year. Every front office loves its new p...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  14. Jets stock backfield, trade Washington

    Tim Graham

    Leon Washington is a New York Jet no more. The Jets on Saturday traded the running back and Pro Bowl return man along with a seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round draft choice. The Jets used the pick on Kentucky fullback Joh...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  15. Jets keep bolstering their strengths

    Tim Graham

    The New York Jets have what could be the best cornerback tandem in the NFL. So they drafted a cornerback. They have arguably the best offensive line. So they drafted a guard. They had the No. 1 rushing attack last year. So they drafted a runnin...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  16. So much Jets change has been in the air

    Tim Graham

    In the span of six measly months, the New York Jets' top three receivers went from this: 1. Jerricho Cotchery 2. Chansi Stuckey 3. David Clowney To this: 1a. Braylon Edwards 1b. Santonio Holmes 3. Cotchery What an upgrade. The...

    Blog | April 12, 2010