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Morning take: Bowles' interview in Oakland

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

Morning take: Bowles did a nice job with the Dolphins, leading them to a 2-1 record down the stretch. But Bowles is not expected to be a head coach next season. He might stay in Miami once the team hires its next head coach.

  • Will New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano work well together?

Morning take: I'm not as concerned about this as others. Sparano is well-respected and a likable guy. He's also a team player who will better the culture in the Jets' locker room and coaching staff.

  • New England Patriots guard Brian Waters has faced the Denver Broncos many times as a former member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Morning take: Waters spent more than a decade in the AFC West facing the Broncos. It's only fitting he has to go through his biggest former rival Saturday to get to the AFC Championship Game.

  • Buffalo Bills veteran outside linebacker Chris Kelsay admits he's more comfortable in a 4-3 defense.

Morning take: Kelsay probably echoes the sentiment of many Bills. General manager Buddy Nix says the 3-4, 4-3 debate in Buffalo is overrated. But I'm not 100-percent sure that's the case.