Links: Traits that shaped Doug Marrone

July, 15, 2013
7/15/13
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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo had three players in the Pro Bowl last season. The team's website asks, who will get the nod this year?

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News profiles new Bills coach Doug Marrone. Self-confidence, drive and a willingness to question authority are traits that have helped shape Marrone’s football career, Gaughan writes.

The Bills and star safety Jairus Byrd have no contract talks scheduled for Monday, the deadline for franchised players to sign long-term deals, a source close to the talks told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Miami Dolphins

Running back Lamar Miller is impressing his peers this summer during workouts in North Miami Beach, writes Marc Sessler of NFL.com. "He's the fastest running back I've ever seen," Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew said.

The team's website previews the Dolphins' running backs.

A Dolphins spokesman said the team isn't commenting on center Mike Pouncey sporting a "Free Hernandez" hat, an apparent reference for his former University of Florida teammate, Aaron Hernandez, who is facing a murger charge.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald addresses a possible deal for fullback Vonta Leach.

New England Patriots

The team's website continues its countdown of 13 questions for 2013. The latest topic -- the quarterback position, specifically as it relates to Tim Tebow.

The Patriots have taken some risks on players thought to have questions in character. That's hurting the team now, Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe writes.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com updates the New England roster.

SI.com's Peter King includes a section on the lessons he takes away from Hernandez's murder charge.

New York Jets

If the Jets struggle in 2013 and coach Rex Ryan is let go, he shouldn't worry about future employment, Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News writes. The TV networks should be pushing for Ryan's services.

Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.'s goal for 2013: 100 catches for the Jets.

Remember Strat-O-Matic baseball? Ben Shpigel of the New York Times writes that Rex Ryan was a big fan back in the day.

In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, fifth-round pick Oday Aboushi — a Brooklyn native who is believed to be the first Palestinian-American ever drafted by an NFL team — adamantly denied charges leveled by a conservative website last week that Aboushi is anti-Semitic and uses social media to endorse what they consider Palestinian terrorist groups.

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