AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Bills, Pats

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross created a bit of a stir on Monday when he said, per Jeff Ostrowski of the Palm Beach Post, “After three years, if we haven’t made the playoffs, we’re looking for a new coach. That’s just the way it is. The fans want it.” However, Ross associates tell Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that the owner was referring to general NFL trends, not specifically addressing Adam Gase’s situation in Miami.

Here’s more out of the AFC East:

  • The Bills could use their franchise tag on left tackle Cordy Glenn at some point during the next two weeks, but if they do, it will essentially cancel out the cap space they’d save by releasing Mario Williams, as Mike Rodak of details. Buffalo could make that swap work, but the team would need to make additional moves to clear cap room for other offseason business.
  • The Patriots re-hired Dante Scarnecchia as offensive line coach, a source confirmed to Adam Caplan of tweets. Scarnecchia retired after the 2013 season but he has remained around the Pats, particularly to help with evaluating offensive line prospects in the draft. Scarnecchia had retired after 32 seasons in the NFL, 30 of which came in New England.
  • Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo does not currently have plans to coach, Albert Breer of tweets. Instead, Mayo will focus on some business interests. On Tuesday, Mayo announced his retirement from the NFL.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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8 comments on “AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Bills, Pats

  1. Bbone34

    Scarnecchia may be the best least known coach of all time. I nearly cried when he retired. People wonder how the Patriots offense always has it together, I’d argue its been Brady and Scarnecchia.

    • NYY42

      Don’t forget the cheating!

      • Steve9955


      • Bbone34

        You should try it sometime. Apparently it’s the only secret to 6 AFC titles and 4 Super Bowl wins. Who knew?

  2. Sam 7

    NYY42 u got guts to talk about cheating my 96 , 97,98,

  3. Danny

    They cheated damn when are you guys just going to admit it and get it over with

    • NYY42

      They would rather be the laughing stock of the NFL

  4. Sam Robinson

    Considering what the Pats have done in piecing together lines under Scarnecchia’s watch, this is a big move. They’ll obviously need to upgrade at tackle, though, but this move does show how intent Bill Belichick is to extract the most out of the waning Tom Brady era.

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