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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Ike Taylor will 'lay out' Santonio Holmes

    Tim Graham

    When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor began to speak about former teammate Santonio Holmes, it sure sounded like another quote in an ongoing, adorable dialogue with the New York Jets. "I love him, and that's my boy," Taylor said of Holmes...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  14. Jets wisely tone down rhetoric for Steelers

    Tim Graham

    For two weeks, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan declared war on the opponent. He proclaimed the wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts was personal. He announced this past Sunday's trilogy with the New England Patriots was personal...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  15. Video: Points at a premium for Jets-Steelers

    Tim Graham

    ESPN analyst Tom Jackson and Chris Berman give an early preview of Sunday's matchup for the AFC title, a rematch from Week 15 between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field....

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  16. Three AFC East teams are bowl-eligible

    Tim Graham

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's still bowl season for AFC East coaching staffs. The New England Patriots drew a Pro Bowl assignment for losing Sunday's game against the New York Jets. It used to be conference championship losers coached in the Pro Bo...

    Blog | January 17, 2011