If you're not sending a clear message, you're creating a giant mess.
Now we know why Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick are such proponents of the one voice approach, because if you have multiple voices saying different things, it perpetuates this idea that everything is a mess, and that's what the Jets seem like right now—top to bottom, a mess.
The Jets are not the Patriots for reasons that have nothing to do with the product on the field, but that may impact the product on the field in the long run.
If so many people are pulling the proverbial strings, but everyone is going in different directions, that can create a perception that not everyone is on the same page.
If the Jets ever want to shake their "circus" label, it starts with clearing up the chaos and controversy that surrounds the team. That process begins with there being one clear voice that speaks for the team. Just don't expect that to happen anytime soon for the Jets.
Here are some more links from around the AFC East.
Christopher Price of WEEI.com shares Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's thoughts on building a big defense, and on quarterback Russell Wilson.
Bleacher Report Bills featured columnist Josh Cembellin breaks down how the Bills can best utilize their stable of backs.
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Andy Kent of MiamiDolphins.com provides us with his notebook, including thoughts on the progress being made by Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll
Updating a previous item posted in the links, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald says the Dolphins game will not be blacked out locally.
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. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.