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All AFC East, All the Time...

Posted on: August 13, 2008 10:16 pm
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Kickoff to the 2008 NFL season is just 21 days, 21 hours, 1 minute and 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25 seconds away...Opening night, the defending champion New York Giants go head to head with the Washington Redskins....On this blog entry, there will be no talk of that game or any other game outside the AFC East, as a matter of fact....THIS BLOG ENTRY IS ALL AFC EAST, ALL THE TIME!!!!

My goal for this blog entry is for us, the fans, to have a nice season long discussion/debate/good old-fashioned trash talking hangout...I'm talking Jets fans, Patriots fans, Dolphins fans, and even Bills fans...Say what's on your mind!! Tell me what you think of your team, heck, even tell me what you think about my team...Let's talk pre-season football!! Let's talk about our off-season's!!

Now since we have 21 days, 20 hours, 54 minutes, and 35, 34, 33, 32, 31 seconds, let's post our predictions for the year...How the division will stack up...I'll start this party and hopefully plenty will follow...

AFC East Standings (and trust me I went through the whole 17 week schedule)...
1. New England Patriots (13-3) First Round Bye, #1 seed
2. New York Jets (10-6) Wild Card Team, 6th seed
3. Buffalo Bills (7-9)...I loved the draft this year with James Hardy and Leodis McKelvin...
4. Miami Dolphins (4-12)...Don't worry Phins fans, you will have the 3rd pick in the draft, not the 1st....

The pre-season schedule for Week two in the AFC East is as followed:
Pittsburgh at Buffalo on Thursday night....
Washington at New York on Saturday night....Brett the Jet gets the starting nod!!!
Miami at Jacksonville on Saturday night...
New England at Tampa on Sunday night....

Tell me what you are looking forward to most for this weekend's games...As a Jets fan, I want to see how Favre and the first unit works, obviously...I also want another look at Brett Ratliff, as it's possible he can unseat Kellen Clemens as the #2 in NY...

Oh yea, post a prediction....My prediction is that the Defensive Rookie of the Year will come from the AFC East (Vernon Gholston, Philip Merling, Leodis McKelvin or Jerod Mayo)

Let the game's begin....

 

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Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2008 4:47 pm
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

Two things I wanted to say...

1: 

do you guys really think either the jets or bills will get in the playoffs. i mean with the browns, jaguars, broncos, and even bengals vying for the wil card spot. do you think that 10-6 will get you in with the last spot. i remember when the fins went 10-6 and didnt make the playoffs. we'll see


Bronco's are not the team they were.  Their number 2 receiver is washed up Darrel Jackson (assuming its not rookie Royal), their RB is selvin Young.  Their line is older then it was when they were a solid running team.  Cutler has shown nothing to show hes going to be elite.  Their defense wasn't exactly as scary as advertised last year, and its no better this year.  The Bengals can't even get out of the gate.  Their Defense is a joke, their WRs are all injured or suspended.  Their running back on opening day will probably be Chris Perry.  The West is going to be SD and no one else.  The north is going to be Pitt and MAYBE cinci can compete for the last spot.  The South is going to be Indy and Jax.  I see no reason why an AFC East team can't step up and take that 2nd wild card.  Which bring me to...

2:  I think the Bills are a better team than the Jets.  I hate to say it, but the Jets have shown me nothing to say otherwise.  The Bills biggest problem was QB.  Well Trent Edwards started to establish himself last year, and will continue this year.  Lee Evens always double covered?  So they went out and got a big bodied receiver to free up Evens.  They shored up their defense LB position with young talent.  The bills were 7-9 last year, other than being professional choke artists, there is no reason to see why they can't snag another couple wins.  I can see both Jets and Bills competing for around 9 wins and that 2nd playoff spot, but my money is on the bills right now, and that kills me to say.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2008 1:00 am
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

Thats the most retarded thing I've ever seen.




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2008 5:28 am
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

I see the AFC east like this:

 

NE     12-4

Buffalo 10-6

Miami  7-9

NY Jets  4-12




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2008 2:55 am
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

I think the Bills are taking a wild card, we're hands down better than the Jets and Phins, and I dont see the improvments that the above posts mention in the AFC.

Indy won't do well this year, the AFC north and west  are a joke.

 

In response to the last post, there isn't an AFC central, and Tennesee didnt "smoke " the Bills, they won on a bull $hit kick return at the end of the game!




Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2008 11:30 pm
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

Dolphinsrule - I remember when the fins went 10-6 and didn't make it too. The AFC is a tough conference. I really think the wildcard's going to go to the AFC Central/South. I don't think the guys in the AFC East are good enough to make it there yet. I think the entire conference has gotten better, but it's kind of hard not to considering where we've been the last 4 seasons or so. I think since the Jets last won the division we've slowly gotten weaker and weaker as a division and I think there are a couple key reasons, and I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me, why we've started to fall apart.

1. Lack of consistency at QB. With the exception of, no surprise here, the Patriots, the AFC East hasn't had a decent starting quarterback for more than two years in a row. The Jets had Pennington but you he spent as much time on the injury report as he did on the field (which is too bad because - and I can't believe I'm saying this as a Pats fan - I like Chad Pennignton, I think he's a smart QB). The Fins still haven't recovered from the loss of Dan Marino (see - Denver Broncos, i.e. John Elway) and I think the Bills lost it when they played Rob Johnson the last regular season game of the year a few years back, decided to stick with him in the playoffs instead of Doug Flutie, who got the Bills in to begin with, and got smoked (by Tennessee).

2. Lack of consistency at head coach - Bills since 2000 (4) - Wade Phillips, Greg Williams, Mike Mularky, Dick Jauron. Miami Dolphins since 2000 (5) - Dave Wannstedt, Jim Bates, Nick Saban, Cam Cameron, Tony Sparano. New York Jets since 2000 (3) - Al Groh, Herm Edwards, Eric Mangini. When you have staff turnover like that your team goes through a lot of systems. Players don't just pigeon hole into every system, look at the Dolphins and the jettison of Zack Thomas and jason Taylor, two very good players who just don't fit the Parcell's system.

I think we, as a division, are starting to head in the right direction. I think free agency is helping that a great deal. The division as a whole has done some good work shoring up some weak spots, the Jets in particular, but I don't think it's going to be enough for them to compete with the likes of the Titans, the Jaguars and, maybe, the Browns.

 



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Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2008 12:52 pm
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Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2008 11:19 am
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

Ok i can do this with the Bills too.

James Hardy is an upgrade over 5-10 josh reed

Marcus Stroud is an upgrade over Larry Triplett

Josh reed can stay at the slot wr where he is effective

Leodis McKelvin is an upgrade over ashton youboty and jabari greer

Kawika Mitchell is an upgrade over keith ellison

A healthy Paul Posloszny is an upgrade over John Digiorgio

Second Year Trent Edwards is better than first year trent. 

Both the bills and the jets made some upgrades, i could see both teams ranging somewhere between 7-9 and 10-6 with one of them grabbing the last seed in the playoffs. 


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Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2008 11:25 pm
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Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 10:43 pm
 

All AFC East, All the Time...

Look at the Jets weaknesses from last season...Look at the 2008 New York Jets!!! One word sums it up and that word is IMPROVEMENT!!!

Brett Favre is a major upgrade from Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens as our starter.
Tony Richardson is a major upgrade from Darian Barnes.
Damien Woody and Alan Faneca are major upgrades from Jacob Bender and Anthony Clement.
Kris Jenkins is a major upgrade from DeWayne Robertson.
Calvin Pace is a major upgrade from Victor Hobson.
Vernon Gholston will provide a much needed pass rush that the Jets lacked last season.
Dustin Keller gives the Jets a solid 3rd option that the Jets lacked last season.
Thomas Jones ran for 1100+ yards behind a terrible O-Line.
Jerricho Cotchery and Laveraneus Coles should both grab 85 balls.
Darrelle Revis and David Harris are gaining more and more experience.
Nick Mangold and D'Brick can only improve with the O-Line additions.

Sleeper on the Jets roster...Remember this name!!! Chansi Stuckey...

I like what the Jets have done and see a wild card berth in 2008...



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Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2008 10:35 pm
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