End of a short but entertaining era in New York? The days of Bart Scott running his mouth for the Jets are just about at an end. He's been told to go ahead and see if he can find a trade suitor. That will take the Jets off the hook for the 4.2 million guaranteed salary they owe him in 2012. Sticking in the AFC East, retired Dolphin Jason Taylor says Matt Moore was the team's 2011 MVP but they need to upgrade at quarterback."And I think he understands they are going to do that, but I think he's earned the right to have a chance to compete for the starting job and let it play out the way it's going to play out," said Taylor. Coaches and general managers speak at the NFL Combine voluntarily. And, given the time of year, they face a lot of questions about offseason plans. So when Romeo Crennel makes the observation that one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history would be attractive to his team if he were available - which everyone in the planet is aware he soon will be - and we in the media start screaming about "tampering," we're basically ensuring that the coaches and GMs go Belichick on us and don't talk at all. And then we complain about access. Greg Bedard lays out the landscape for Wes Welker and the way he could deal with being franchised over in The Boston Globe.
Morning walkthrough: Tuesday, February 28
February 28, 2012, 12:45 pm