Morning take: Dolphins and Bill Cowher

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

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports Bill Cowher is keeping an eye on the Dolphins.

Morning take: This would be the perfect target for Miami owner Stephen Ross. But a top-shelf coach like Cowher could have several options. Would Cowher choose Miami over a team with less rebuilding?

  • Danny Picard of Comcast Sports New England writes the Patriots still have a lot of respect for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Morning take: When healthy, Polamalu remains one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. The Tom Brady-Polamalu chess match will be fun to watch.

  • Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News reports Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did not speak to the media on Monday.

Morning take: I don't see any reason to be concerned. This probably is a sign a contract extension is coming, as ESPN's Chris Mortensen recently reported.

  • Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com writes about Jets head coach Rex Ryan admitting to throwing too much early.

Morning take: With an extended lockout, new receivers and a young quarterback, I'm not sure why the Jets decided to throw 40 times a game. That was a flawed plan from the start. But at least the Jets went back to what they do best.