AFC East Notes: Jets, Ryan, Wright

The Dolphins brought it on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to stop Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Ryan Tannehill threw for three scores in the first half and the offense was crisp on the whole, but the defense couldn’t contain Denver as C.J. Anderson ran for 191 yards on 31 carries. More from the AFC East as the 6-5 Dolphins try to hang on to their playoff chances..

  • The Jets‘ respected veterans want coach Rex Ryan to return, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “My gut feeling? Yeah,” defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said when he was asked if Ryan will be back in 2015. “Even though it’s dark and gloomy, I strongly do feel like that. We’ll see, though.” Counting this season, it’ll be four straight seasons without a playoff berth for the Jets under Ryan.
  • Aside from Sheldon Richardson, the Jets aren’t seeing a whole lot of production out of their recent first round choices, writes Rich Cimini of Dee Milliner is out with a season-ending injury, Quinton Coples has regressed in his third year, and rookie safety Calvin Pryor has been a non-factor.
  • The Logan Mankins trade is working out just fine for the Patriots and tight end Tim Wright, writes Phil Perry of Wright, a Rutgers product, hauled in two touchdown catches yesterday. The Pats have praised their No. 2 tight end for his hard work this season and he took advantage of the extra attention that was placed on Rob Gronkowski on Sunday.
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