New York Jets Need One Voice, Not Three, and Other AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IOctober 12, 2012

Will the real voice of the Jets please stand up?
Will the real voice of the Jets please stand up?Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

If you're not sending a clear message, you're creating a giant mess. 

That was the not-so-mixed message directed to the New York Jets from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. In an interview with Tom E. Curran of, Florio said:

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.

New England Patriots

Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi of ESPN Boston deliver their weekly breakdown of the Patriots and a preview of the upcoming game against the Seahawks.

Christopher Price of shares Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's thoughts on building a big defense, and on quarterback Russell Wilson.

Buffalo Bills

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News shares the comments of Bills running back Tashard Choice, who delivered an impassioned speech to the team after the 45-3 loss to the 49ers.

Bleacher Report Bills featured columnist Josh Cembellin breaks down how the Bills can best utilize their stable of backs.

New York Jets

Joe Caporoso of delivers the breakdown of Mark Sanchez's performance—one drop-back at a time, for 34 drop-backs. Grab a cup of coffee, you're going to be here for a while.

B/R Jets featured columnist Ryan Alfieri breaks down the 10 keys to the Jets' upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Miami Dolphins

Andy Kent of 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.