1. The Jets' hiring of Tony Sparano tells me they're not thinking seriously about Peyton Manning. Sparano is a run-oriented coach and it would make no sense to put a healthy Manning (big if) into that type of offense. In four years as the Dolphins' coach, Sparano's pass ratio never exceeded 57 percent in any season. It would be a bad marriage, and it's hard to imagine Manning wanting to play in that style. Of course, the Jets have been known to make illogical moves and, because owner Woody Johnson is a star chaser, I wouldn't rule it out.