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    Now it's our turn.

    1)Pats-11-5
    2)Jets-9-7
    3)Bills-7-9
    4)Dolphins-7-9

    Discuss.

  • #2
    Patriots are the beasts of the east.

    i dont see any AFC East secondary stopping us. Can Dyson-Revis cover Moss-Stallworth? How about McGee and whoever? How about Jason Allen(either of em) ?

    Nope

    Add in Ben Watson whos 1 of the fastest TEs behind Davis. Throw in Wes Welker who will get underneath looks. Throw in Chad Jackson if he ever learns the playbook and gets healthy..Caldwell who had some big games last year and Gaffney who shined in playoffs

    Maroney will tear it up without the 8 men in box like last year

    i think we have the fastest offense
    Maroney - breakaway speed..tremendous accel.
    Moss - ran a 4.28 recently and people know his speed..he said expect things you've never seen

    Stallworth - His 40 varied but no denying hes 1 of the premier deep threats in NFL..great speed

    Watson - ran a 4.42 ..hes a freak and had a good year last year while being double covered

    Jackson - get healthy/learn playbook and hes got the speed aswell

    thats a legit 4.45 and under for all of them

    of course..success cant be measured by speed..so i'll be back when we own

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ace View Post
      Now it's our turn.

      1)Pats-11-5
      2)Jets-9-7
      3)Bills-7-9
      4)Dolphins-7-9

      Discuss.
      Bills will finish lower than the Dolphins, possibly the worst team in the NFL.

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      • #4
        Schobel is going to simultaneously tackle and injure Brady and Moss during an end around.
        I'd like to add some serious analysis but I'm pressed for time. Bills can contend for the #2 spot. I feel like being a homer this season, and believing every word of it. We can put together something good here. I'm looking at the DT and CB to step up, and the offense to click. The latter I don't see as much of a problem.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WinslowBodden View Post
          Bills will finish lower than the Dolphins, possibly the worst team in the NFL.
          Explain, por favor. I just don't see enough weaknesses that put as possibly the worst team in the league.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SuperMcgee View Post
            Explain, por favor. I just don't see enough weaknesses that put as possibly the worst team in the league.
            I'm not saying they WILL be the worst team in the league, I just have a gut feeling.

            Their team is soooo young, they lost a few veterans in the offseason and replaced them with rookies, if Losman has a bad year or gets hurt, it's over for them in my opinion.

            McGahee > Lynch
            Spikes > Poz
            Clements > ????

            Like I said, its just a gut feeling, but I really think their losses is going to really hurt them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WinslowBodden View Post
              I'm not saying they WILL be the worst team in the league, I just have a gut feeling.

              Their team is soooo young, they lost a few veterans in the offseason and replaced them with rookies, if Losman has a bad year or gets hurt, it's over for them in my opinion.

              McGahee > Lynch
              Spikes > Poz

              Clements > ????

              Like I said, its just a gut feeling, but I really think their losses is going to really hurt them.
              I'll disagree with that. McGahee is more hype than substance, in fact, he's been decidedly average. Marshawn Lynch will be the O.R.O.T.Y in my opinion, because he is the perfect fit for Steve Fairchild's offense. Also I might add that Takeo Spikes is not the same player he used to be, pre-Achilles injury that is. It would not surprise me to see Posluszny come in and produce from the get go.

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              • #8
                jets 10-6
                pats 10-6
                dolphins 7-9
                bills 5-11

                this pats team intrigues me. they have more talent than ive ever seen them with which is scary. That also means they are not the typical pats team. IDK. I can see them being very up and down this year while the jets are going to be very consistent. the dolphins and bills will both be a joke.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ncstateviking View Post
                  jets 10-6
                  pats 10-6
                  dolphins 7-9
                  bills 5-11

                  this pats team intrigues me. they have more talent than ive ever seen them with which is scary. That also means they are not the typical pats team. IDK. I can see them being very up and down this year while the jets are going to be very consistent. the dolphins and bills will both be a joke.
                  hows it not a typical pats team? we added 3 new WRs to the worst WR core last year?

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                  • #10
                    you guys brought in high priced mercenaries and wont pay to keep your own. idk...

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                    • #11
                      Basically, the AFC East has the toughest schedule in the NFL and that always translates to 1 winning team and 1 playoff team.
                      New England will win the division until Brady retires or at least slows down with age, so they will be in the playoffs but won't win as many games as people(their fans expect) due to the hardness of their schedule.

                      The Jets will finish 2nd, there is nobody who can mount a challange. Buffalo is too poor a franchise to afford to keep their star players and pretty well use the draft to replace the players they lose through FA, they therefore never get much of an opportunity to draft players for the positions they were weak at before the FA's added to their woes. They are always treading water due to financial limitations.

                      Miami will be last and could end up with the #1 pick. Saban deserted this franchise when he realized how badly he blundered up the QB position. This team has absolutely no chance and I even like the Ginn pick but where's the meat at QB.
                      And proud of it!!!

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                      • #12
                        We really have never paid to keep our own older guys and we usually try to keep our young stars (Samuel), and the additions are nothing that really hasn't been done before. Plus when you consider that we didn't give much at all, the additions aren't really a sign that the franchise is changing. The most we gave up for anyone was a 2nd rounder, which we have done in the past (Corey Dillon)

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                        • #13
                          Patriots may be stacked on paper, but I am not ready to "Crown their ass" yet. People said the same thing about the Dolphins last year around this time. They really didn't have that great of a draft either; regardless of how that will impact them this year.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by remix 6 View Post
                            i dont see any AFC East secondary stopping us. Can Dyson-Revis cover Moss-Stallworth? How about McGee and whoever? How about Jason Allen(either of em) ?
                            Nope
                            Moss likes to jog on his routes and he drops alot of balls.hes overated.Stalllworth on the other hand is a problem.
                            "The liberator who destroys my property, is fighting to save my spirit. The teacher who clears all possessions from my path will set me free."-Tyler Durden

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                            • #15
                              Woooooot!!!! AFC EAST FTW!!!

                              Record Predictions:

                              Pats: 15-1 5-1
                              Jets: 8-8 4-2
                              Bills: 6-10 2-4
                              Dolphins: 6-10 1-5

                              The Patriots are going to be able to walk through the year with a guaranteed playoff spot as long as Tom Brady has function of his throwing arm for sixteen games. They brought in four new veteran receivers to go along with Jabar Gafney, Reche Caldwell and Chad Jackson. They are stacked at receiver. Then they have Maroney and Kevin Faulk who will handle most of the running back duties. They also have some guys who can run if called upon in Heath Evans and Sammy Morris who can also play fullback. They are still deep at tight-end even after losing Daniel Graham. They have David Thomas who looked good late last year, Ben Watson who is still waiting to breakout, Kyle Brady to block and Garrett Mills who can contribute as an H-Back if he can get on the field. The offensive line will be the same except for the right tackle spot probably because I don't know if O'Callaghan fits what they want to do up front. Their offense is set to put up some big points this year.

                              On defense they added Adalius Thomas to their linebacker core. They also retained their best defensive back and he will probably end up playing for them no matter what all the rumors are. They have veteran leadership in the linebackers with Thomas, Vrabel, Colvin and Bruschi. Up front they can just dominate with Wilfork in the middle and Warren and Seymour outside. Add in the depth they have, especially with Jarvis Green and they are looking great. The Secondary isn't as good as the front seven, but it is still very good when healthy. Meriweather or Wilson will start either free safety or handle the third corner back spot. Then they have Rodney Harrison for intimidation factor. They also have Asante Samuel and Ellis Hobbs to play corner for them. They have a defense to prevent anyone without an equally incredible offense to stay with them.

                              The Jets improved their team a lot from last year, but they had a ridiculously easy second half schedule last year that really helped them. The team is going in the right direction, but I can't see them equaling their win total from last year. They have Chad Pennington who might be primed for his best season ever coming into it from his first healthy off season. They added Thomas Jones to take over most of the carries on offense. They also have the explosive Leon Washington who will have less, but likely better opportunities to run with the ball now. Their receivers aren't great, but damn, I like them. Coles and Cotchery are just great football players with great route running ability, great hands and high football IQs. Behind them they have some depth, but not great. Just McCareins can be good sometimes, but awful at others. They have Tim Dwight and Brad Smith who are explosive play makers with the ball in their hands. They also added a kid who has some potential in the draft when they picked Chansi Stuckey of Clemson who I really liked. Their tight-ends aren't all-pro, but Chris Baker can get it done. This offense isn't going to lose any games for the Jets, but it won't keep up with the Patriots.

                              The defense isn't looking too different in terms of players added outside of the draft. They made some very good picks though with their two first selections. The defensive front still isn't very good. Shaun Ellis is a great player and played well last year, but they still don't have an ideal nose tackle or another defensive end that looks like they are worthy of starting. They have a tonne of guys who will be fighting for roster spots there though and it will be interesting to see if Andre Wadsworth and his robotic knee can make it. The linebackers are still the same, but they added David Harris who I think will be an elite inside linebacker for any team running a 34 defense. It makes me wonder if Jonathan Vilma will see a reduced roll or if Eric Barton will become a backup. Victor Hobson and Bryan Thomas played well as outside linebackers for them last year and they should be able to play as well or better with more experience in the new defense. They have some depth as well. I'm really interested in seeing what happens in the middle though. The defensive backfield is still pretty good. Kerry Rhodes was lights out last season for the Jets. They added Darrelle Revis in the draft and was an excellent selection. David Barrett and Kevin Dyson are both good as well and Barrett may be much better suited for a nickel back role. It also allows the team to use Justin Miller less on defense and keep him fresher for returns. I guess Erik Coleman will start at free safety again, and while I don't like him he doesn't hurt the team, he isn't a great player though and is more of a stop-gap.

                              The Bills did a lot this off season, but I don't think they improved as a team. They did set them selves up well for the future, but this won't be their year. The offense is going to look a lot different up front. Jason Peters will keep his left tackle spot and Melvin Fowler should retain his spot in the middle of the line. Derrick Dockery (hopefully his contract has a little thing in it that says he will lose a bunch of money for every false start) will take over the left guard spot and then the right side will probably end up being Duke Preston at guard and Langston Walker at tackle (terrible signing, I am still smashing my skull against the wall). JP Losman remains the starting quarterback for the Bills, Craig Nall and Trent Edwards will be his backups. That is some good depth. The Bills lost Willis McGahee who wanted to leave and we wanted him gone. We picked up Marshawn Lynch with our first pick in the draft to replace him and Chris Henry in the fourth round to be his backup along with the A-Train, Anthony Thomas. Now we have some depth at running back after the draft and I have a feeling that Lynch will end up being the obvious offensive player of the year because he will probably see the ball more than any other rookie. Our receivers are the same, Lee Evans will still be incredible and the three number two receivers we have will all contribute (Roscoe Parrish, Josh Reed and Peerless Price). We have Robert Royal who will start at tight-end and then we have Kevin Everett and Brad Cieslak behind him, both can catch and block. The offense has some big play potential if the offensive line can hold up and this should be another step forward for the offense.

                              The defense really down graded unlike the offense unfortunately. It did get younger though. Up front we are about the same, plus the addition of Darwin Walker who is a good fit for the defense. Aaron Schobel, Tony Hargrove, Ryan Denney and Chris Kelsay will all be pressuring from the outside and they make for one of if not the best four man defensive end rotation in the league. Inside we have Larry Tripplett, Darwin Walker, Kyle Williams, Tim Anderson and John McCargo who will all probably see time on the field to find out who we will keep long term. I don't have much faith in these guys unfortunately. Hopefully McCargo can show the world he wasn't a brutal reach last year, even though I think he was. The defensive backfield is really going to have to rely on excellent safety play from two young guys. Ko Simpson and Donte Whitner are both fantastic young players and may one day become a premier safety tandem in the league if Ko can be more consistent, but they won't mask the fact that our corners are terrible right now. We have Terrence McGee and probably Ashton Youboty starting for us next year. I know you don't need great corners in our defense, but come on, these guys are young and McGee doesn't even really fit the defense anyways. I really hope that for the teams sake that Youboty can become the next Ronde Barber or something. The linebackers got much younger this off season, and in my opinion, better even though they lost two fantastic players in London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes. Fletcher is great if you want a guy to get tackles five yards away from the line and Spikes just isn't what he used to be anymore. Angelo Crowell will finally get some much deserved credit with more exposure without those guys and he will either start WILL or MIKE for us. We traded up for Paul Posluszny in round two and that was the best draft decision Levy has made so far, I think. He is a great player and really fits what our team is looking for and he will start where Crowell doesn't. I would prefer Puz inside and Crowell outside. Then we have the very athletic and dynamic Keith Ellison who surprised a lot of people last year with his play. He is undersized, but he can still play the SAM role for us and was actually better there than at WILL last year when players were injured. We don't have a lot of depth really, but I really want to see what Coy Wire can do for us with his switch to linebacker. He is a fantastic special teamer, but I think he could develop into a solid passing down linebacker for us. The defense didn't improve and not adding a corner might come back to haunt the Bills, and probably will often this season, especially twice against the Patriots. We are going to have to rely on the offense for field position and as always our incredible special teams run by the genius, Bobby April.

                              The Miami Dolphins are a huge question mark for everybody right now. Their offense is a huge question mark more specifically. They are going in to the season with Daunte Culpepper as their starter probably, but maybe John Beck if he isn't healthy. Running back is the only strong part of this offense I think with Ronnie Brown leading the way, but there isn't a lot of depth for him to take some plays off until the team knows what they are getting out of Lorenzo Booker. The receivers look solid, but that means nothing if they have a hobbled physically and mentally quarterback in Culpepper or a young one in Beck with a patch work offensive line. Chris Chambers is always a weird guy on the field, you never know what to expect. Marty Booker is a bit of an enigma because he is really inconsistent on the field and seems to only play well if he is matched up against an inferior talent. Ted Ginn Jr. was an odd selection because I thought that they had replaced Wes Welker with Az Hakim. They also have Derek Hagan who was terribly inconsistent as far as his hands went last year. They also ditched Randy McMichael in what I hope was because of the salary cap. All they have now is David Martin, a third stringer from Green Bay and some project, inexperienced guys. The offensive line is going to be an issue and thats all I'm going to say about that.

                              The defense up front will still dominate for the Phins thankfully. Jason Taylor will put pressure on all day long and other pass rushers will help mask the terrible secondary. The defense needs to get younger though. They are still going to keep this team competitive in some games. They have great chemistry up front. The linebackers will be good again with Zach Thomas and Channing Crowder, hopefully Joey Porter can help out as well in their hybrid defense, I just hope he doesn't have to cover anybody. The secondary, well that is just not worth talking about really because the pass rush is what keeps those guys alive. This team is going to be terrible in a couple years if they can't find some consistency on offense and some talented youth on defense.
                              Last edited by Space Ghost; 05-12-2007, 06:31 PM.

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