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  1. Remember last year: 2011 flashback

    Tim Graham

    On Sunday we officially start 2012. But before that, let's end 2011 with a bang, courtesy of zany comments and predictions we received from our AFC East community last season. Here are the "Remember last year" greatest hits of 2011. Enjoy. B...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  2. Scott dedicates 'Can't wait!' to LeGrand

    Tim Graham

    Bart Scott wants to convert a viral phenomenon into health care funds for a football brother. In an interview with ESPN's Sal Paolantonio after the New York Jets shocked the New England Patriots in the playoffs, Scott barked "Can't wait!" at the i...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  3. 2010 Patriots not disappointing enough

    Tim Graham

    In a piece for ESPN Insider subscribers, Football Outsiders senior writer Mike Tanier assembled his list of the 10 most disappointing playoff performances of the past 25 years. Tanier's criteria for inclusion were a great regular season or a roste...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  4. Poking through the AFC East mailbag

    Tim Graham

    Let's skim the AFC East mailbag to see what's on your minds these days. Neil in Jackson, Miss., weighed in on the recent post about the Miami Dolphins' chances to go from a losing team to the playoffs in 2012. I wrote the Dolphins wouldn't be able...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  5. Wiley: Bills will 'take a little piece' of Pats

    Tim Graham

    The topic on "NFL Live" was a playoff team from last year that will struggle in 2011. Studio analyst Darren Woodson pointed to the Kansas City Chiefs. Host Michael Smith thought the Seattle Seahawks were the easiest answer. Woodson's partner, M...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  6. Bills wrap reorganization with two hires

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills haven't been to the playoffs in 11 years. They've had one winning season in that span. "If you keep doing the same thing the same way and keep getting the same results every time," general manager Buddy Nix ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  7. Worst officiating call in AFC East history?

    Tim Graham

    The NBA admitted it made a mistake by not penalizing Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins for goaltending on the pivotal, go-ahead basket with 65 seconds to play in Sunday's postseason victory over the Denver Nuggets. That's one of the ho...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  8. Rex: Patriots benched Welker out of respect

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- On multiple levels, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was pleased to see Wes Welker standing on the sideline when the New England Patriots' offense took the field in their second-round playoff game. Patriots coach Bill Belichick punished...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  9. Wes Welker regrets Rex Ryan foot talk

    Tim Graham

    Wes Welker is backpedaling from that clever, foot-dominated news conference before his New England Patriots played the New York Jets in the divisional playoff round. Patriots apologists who insisted Welker's comments were coincidental and didn't a...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  10. Video: 'Outside the Lines' on Jets' season

    Tim Graham

    "Outside the Lines" examines the 2010 New York Jets and whether a campaign that featured such off-field turmoil yet went deep into the postseason before falling short of the Super Bowl should be viewed as acceptable. There are two three-minute vid...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Steelers 24, Jets 19

    Tim Graham

    PITTSBURGH -- The New York Jets' season concluded Sunday night at Heinz Field with a 24-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. What it means: For the second straight season, the Jets reached the precipice and failed to ad...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  12. Dennis Byrd and the will to overcome

    Tim Graham

    ESPN's "Sunday Conversation" is with former New York Jets defensive end Dennis Byrd, who delivered an emotional speech to his legacy mates the night before the Jets played the New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs. Byrd recounted the cru...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  13. Cromartie's remedy for Ward? Choke him

    Tim Graham

    It took a few days, but the New York Jets finally revealed a source of disdain within the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unlike previous games, especially their divisional playoff last week against the New England Patriots, the Jets were lovey-dovey all wee...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  14. Mark Sanchez more aware of the moment

    Tim Graham

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Young players think they know. They truly don't, not until they go through it. Mark Sanchez has been a football fan since he was a child. He has been familiar with the NFL playoff format for a long time, fully aware the wi...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  15. Updates for teams not spelled J-E-T-S

    Tim Graham

    Buffalo Bills Head coach Chan Gailey breaks down all four quarterbacks still alive in the postseason with SI.com scribe Don Banks. The Bills and Dolphins were the only three NFL teams to play all four in the regular season (the Patriots didn't fa...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  16. Conditions critical: Kickers in the spotlight

    Tim Graham

    In the AFC playoffs last weekend, two of the NFL's great rivalries completed in-season trilogies. What emerged is a matchup that looks nothing like a storied rivalry. The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers have met only once in the postseaso...

    Blog | January 20, 2011