New England is still the team to beat with a
16-0 record last year 14-2 isn’t out of the question for Brady and bunch. In second
place for the AFC East Buffalo with a seven and nine record.
N.Y. Jets ended up at 4 and 12 and Miami
will they did win a game.
So with Buffalo Marshawn Lynch has a year under his
belt and with a 1100 yard 7 td rookie season Buffalo will trust him running the
ball with only one fumble in 280 att. Trent Edwards has a new rookie wide
receiver James Hardy out of Indiana at 6’6’ he should draw a little attention
off of Lee Evans and let him going back to his 2006 numbers. Also helping is
Derek Fine a TE out of Kansas On the defensive end CB Leodis McKelvin will step
in and help right away. Chris Ellis will be able to bring a pass rush something
the Bills need. Along with bringing in Kawika Mitchell LB from the Giants the
Bills really stepped it up to push for a playoff spot. That seven and nine record
from last year will turn into a ten and six this year.
The N.Y. Jets had all
kinds of problems last year mostly getting in the end zone. With Alan Faneca
brought in from Pittsburgh and Damien Woody from Detroit Thomas Jones can find
pay dirt more than one time this year. This also will allow Kellen Clemens to
feel comfortable in the pocket and find his receivers. Jerricho Cotchery and
Laveranues Coles will have a big year. Also helping out on the receiving side
is rookie TE Dustin Keller out of Purdue who will give Clements another target
to throw to. On the defense losing Jonathan Vilma will so be forgetting with
rookie Veron Gholston drafted many say he took plays off in college like the
whole game at Ohio St. vs. Kent St. Eric Mangini will not let the happing here.
Calvin Pace was also brought in from Arizona after a good year. This will bring
a good pass rush and bring up those sack numbers that was very few last year.
The four and twelve record last year will be eight and eight record this year.
Miami now with one win last year was the laughing stock of the league. Went out
and got Bill Parcel as G.M. with the number one pick took Jake Long out of
Michigan which will bring help to the o-line along with John Smiley form San
Francisco and give Ronnie Brown some running room. Chad Henne drafted in the
second round will give John Beck and free agent Josh McCown a run for starting
QB. The receiving core hasn’t seen much of an upgrade this year with Ernest
Wilford and college free agents Davone Bees out of Hawaii brought in. Ted Ginn
and Chris Chambers will still be the starters. On the defensive side of the
ball Zack Thomas is gone. Jason Taylor is still dancing with the stars and
Miami will still have a top 5 pick next year with there three and thirteen record.