If Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum needed a popular vote among Jets fans to remain in office, he'd probably be out of luck. Fortunately for him, he only needs one vote: owner Woody Johnson's.
"The GM has the owner convinced that he isn't at fault," the unnamed personnel executive said. "He will play the [Darrelle] Revis and [Santonio] Holmes injury card and plus he can play the blame Rex game. He is brilliant at that."
Tannenbaum's career in New York got off to a brilliant start with draft moves that helped him land center Nick Mangold, tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and cornerback Darrelle Revis. He has been behind some big trades, as well, including the acquisition of cornerback Antonio Cromartie and wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
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It's been a spotty couple of years for Tannenbaum, though, who has come under fire for not doing enough to help the offense, settling for a shaky group of wide receivers and a backfield that lacks an explosive threat.
The Jets may not have Revis or Holmes were it not for Tannenbaum, but they don't have much else to speak of on their roster, directly because of him and the talent evaluation group for the Jets.
Here's some more news and analysis from around the AFC East.
Bleacher Report Dolphins featured columnist Thomas Galicia thinks Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the offense will lead the team to victory over the Titans.
B/R Patriots featured columnist Mike Dussault break downs the Patriots' pass-rush woes.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss teams up with former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi to deliver a breakdown of the Patriots' upcoming contest against the Bills.
Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com points out that Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty has been majoring in communication in New England's embattled secondary.
B/R Jets featured columnist Adam Waksman lists 10 keys to victory for the Jets over the Seahawks.
Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports that the Bills are looking to defy the odds as they take on a red-hot Patriots offense.
Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Sportsradio writes that Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin is looking forward to his new opportunity to prove himself in the secondary.
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.