Morning take: O'Brien to Penn State?

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

  • New England Patriots' offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien reportedly could be close to becoming the next head coach at Penn State.

Morning take: This will be a nice step up for O'Brien after the season. If you recall another offensive coordinator, Charlie Weis, also left Bill Belichick to become a head coach in college (Notre Dame).

  • It looks like it could come down to the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams for longtime head coach Jeff Fisher.

Morning take: If it comes down to money, the Dolphins have a chance. But Fisher could go for the better organizational setup, which exists in St. Louis.

Morning take: The Bills should address their defense. But there are a couple holes such of offensive tackle and maybe a receiver that Buffalo could consider.

  • Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw says he would cut New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes.

Morning take: Bradshaw is on the outside looking in and doesn't understand the financial ramifications of cutting Holmes. He’s also the Jets’ only true receiving threat.