Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
Newsday columnist Bob Glauber observes Rex Ryan "seemed more defiant Wednesday in telling the world -- OK, a room full of reporters -- that he won't back down from any of the smack talk that he or his players have indulged in this season."
New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers thinks Ryan would be smart to shut his word hole.
Greg Bishop of the New York Times examines the importance of rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez's body language.
J.P. Pelzman of the Bergen Record reports Jets safety James Ihedigbo and linebacker Marques Murrell were reprimanded for their roles in an altercation against the Bills.
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan listens to receiver Lee Evans and detects flimsy support for concussed quarterback Trent Edwards.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana writes "Edwards was absent Wednesday from Bills practice, and the strange thing is that it seems he was hardly missed."
Brian Galliford of BuffaloRumblings.com already is projecting the top 10 draft picks for next April.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde looks back on how the Dolphins could have had Drew Brees not once, but twice.
Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson observes Thursday outside linebacker Matt Roth isn't practicing again, one day after he practiced for the first time.
Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel writes down every word from Joey Porter, which usually makes for good copy. This time, Porter says of the Saints: "Our goal is to knock them off the high horse and try to bring them down."
New England Patriots
In light of the Patriots' 59-0 thumping of the Titans, Boston Globe columnist Tony Massarotti marvels that the Patriots continue to win while other franchises eventually need to regroup.
Shalise Manza Young takes a look at rookie receiver Brandon Tate, whose availability from the non-football injury list couldn't have come at a better time.
Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges writes Sunday was a statement game for management, and the target was outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.