Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 16 Edition

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IAugust 16, 2012

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets talks to reporters at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Thursday, we're almost to the end of the week. Here are the links to get you started.


Pick of the Day

Andy Benoit of Football Outsiders reminds readers to focus less on starters in the base defense and more on who is getting on the field in sub-packages, which are used in a game's key moments.


New England Patriots

Mike Dussault of talks about how the Jets and Dolphins will attack the Patriots differently this year than in years past.

James Walker of ESPN's AFC East blog writes that head coach Bill Belichick is getting ready for Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and the Wildcast.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe gives his rundown of Wednesday's practice, noting Shane Vereen has seen an uptick in reps and with the first-team.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston fills us in on Belichick's thoughts on wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who Belichick says still has speed.


New York Jets

Nick St. Denis of AFC East Daily writes about the profound respect Jets head coach Rex Ryan has for guard Brandon Moore.

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reflects on Rex Ryan's visit to free-agent safety Yeremiah Bell's home in Florida.

And on that note, Kristian Dyer of Metro New York writes that Ryan considers Bell "a complete safety."


Buffalo Bills

Mark Ludwiczak of CBS Sports writes that the Bills believe they have something special going on special teams.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News says Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson isn't lobbying for free-agent wide receiver Chad Johnson, saying, "we're good" at wide receiver.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio hands out camp awards for the Bills.


Miami Dolphins

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald gives his thoughts on how players have responded to Hard Knocks embarrassments.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post writes that, while Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin still refuses to name a starting quarterback for the next preseason game, quarterback Ryan Tannehill has continued to impress.

Bleacher Report featured columnist Chris Trapasso has a piece on Dolphins wide receiver Chris Hogan, the latest unknown to be prominently featured on Hard Knocks.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates.