Morning take: Belichick on handshakes

Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday morning in the AFC East:

  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who knows a thing or two about cold handshakes, blames the media for making a big deal out of postgame meetings between coaches.

Morning take: Remember when the Belichick-Eric Mangini postgame handshakes were a big deal? Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz trumped that this week. But I agree that handshakes should never be more important than the game itself.

Morning take: Ryan pointed out last week that he's had a three-game losing streak before and New York still made a postseason run. But it’s going to be another hard road this year.

Morning take: There were not happy faces in the Dolphins’ locker room after their loss to the Jets. Miami has a winnable game Sunday against the Denver Broncos (1-4) and needs a win just to bring good vibes back to the team.

Morning take: A little panic is starting to set in Buffalo after losing two of the past three. I think Buffalo will be fine as long as the defense makes a few strides after the bye.