AFC East Notes: Richardson, Browner, Ryan

Sheldon Richardson is less-than-thrilled with the way the New York media has covered the Jets, writes Newsday’s Kimberley A. Martin. “Every time I see my guy [Geno Smith] in the media, every time they talk about us in the media, it’s something negative,” Richardson said. “I know we’re 1-4, but even when we won one [against the Raiders in Week 1], it was all negative.” Here’s more out of the AFC East..

  • Cornerback Brandon Browner was not activated Sunday against the Bengals because he has struggled to grasp the Patriots defensive system, a source tells Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Browner opened the season with a four game suspension and many expected him to be in uniform in his first game back considering the contract he was given over the offseason. As Howe notes, the Seahawks didn’t put a lot of pre-snap responsibilities on Browner’s shoulders. Pats coach Bill Belichick, on the other hand, expects a lot out of his corners.
  • Rex Ryan‘s demeanor used to be refreshing in a sport where coaches take their jobs too seriously, but it seems like a poor fit now for the Jets, writes Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post. Vaccaro points to Smith missing last week’s meeting and Michael Vick‘s admission of being ill-prepared for Sunday’s game in San Diego as examples of Ryan’s ineffectiveness.
  • The Jets should be giving more carries to prized offseason acquisition Chris Johnson, opines Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Johnson is no longer the elite tailback he once was, but he can still breathe life into an offense in dire need of help, Mehta argues. CJ has only been on the field for 42% of the Jets’ snaps so far this season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell also getting carries.
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