AFC Notes

<b><u>Buffalo Bills</u></b> <br><br> <b> Losman Needs Work</b> <br><br> Just because rookie QB J.P. Losman surprisingly played last week against the Patriots, don't believe for a second that he's ready to play or is ready to assume a bigger role.

Losman was ill-equipped to play and it showed in his limited playing time. He dressed as the third quarterback and came in late in the game and threw a very bad interception to reserve LB Tully Banta-Cain.

Keep in mind he has had very little meaningful practice reps until recently. They'll likely increase his practice reps but he needs at least three more weeks of work until he can come in for extended playing time. Don't look for him to get a start in until the club is mathematically out of the playoffs so look for veteran QB Drew Bledsoe to remain the starter for a while longer.

Miami Dolphins

Could Divisional Foe fill Voids?

When the Dolphins look to hire their new head coach and possibly a new front office man next season, don't be surprised if they go after some of the Patriots most important assistants and one of their top front office officials.

It was just a few years ago that the Dolphins were denied permission by the NFL to talk to Patriots' vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli during the NFL playoffs.

In order to talk to him again they would have to not only have to wait until after the playoffs are over, they would have to offer him an opportunity to run the whole football operations. The Patriots would also have to give them permission to talk to him.

It's inevitable that Patriots' offensive coordinator Charlie Weis becomes a head coach. It's just a matter of when. With the Dolphins looking for an offensive minded head coach, Weis, the master of getting the most of out his players, would be a great choice.

He, along with defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and Eagles' offensive coordinator Brad Childress, are considered this year's "hot" head coaching candidates.

Indianapolis Colts

Sanders Impressing

It was thought that rookie S Bob Sanders would back up starting FS Idrees Bashir this season. However, when starting SS Mike Doss (groin) went down, Sanders started for him and has played very well. So well in fact that Doss may not get his job back.

Sanders, although not always lined up correctly, plays with a suddenness and power which no other Colt defensive back has been able to show this season. He will start at either safety position for years to come-it's just a matter of when and where.

Kansas City Chiefs

Blaylock Making a Strong Play for New Deal

Fourth-year RB Derrick Blaylock is making the most of his extended playing time this season including last week's big performance at New Orleans.

The versatile Blaylock will see his contract expire after the season is over unless the club signs him to an extension before hand.

Blaylock is a perfect fit for the high-powered Chief offense.

The big question is, what does the team do with 2003 first-round pick RB Larry Johnson if they re-sign Blaylock?

The club has tried to trade the disgruntled Johnson in the past but to no avail.

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