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  1. evans555

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    First off let me say I DO NOT agree with this write up record wise

    I think the Pats will go 13-3 and the Bills 10-6


    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...n-division-new-england-patriots-miss-playoffs

    Last season, the Buffalo Bills had the world on their shoulders, and the Patriots were on top of the world. This season, the Bills are a team injected with promise, talent, and youth.

    The Patriots, the bullies of the NFL last season, are battle weary (Super Bowl and unbeaten-streak hangover) and are entering the season with a depleted secondary. The '08-'09 AFC East divisional winner is changing uniforms.



    Buffalo Bills (12-4)

    The Bills were riddled with injuries last year, and they were desperately signing players off the street during the whole season. The team went through some serious growing pains last year, but they are now poised to strike quickly in the NFL standings.

    The Bills have one of the easiest schedules, and the fact that they don't play a divisional rival until Week Eight gives the coaching staff an extended training camp.

    The added height and weight to both sides of the ball gives the Bills a very balanced team.

    Potential: top-10 NFL offense with a top-five NFL defense.



    NE Patriots (8-8)

    The bullies of the NFL last year are in for a rough time. The Patriots ran up the score on their opponents without mercy. In martial arts, you allow your opponent to tap out; but the Patriots just kept laying the beating on.

    The NFL brotherhood took notice and will make the Patriots pay, as every team will be ready to lay a hurting on them. The Patriots are the targets and Tom Brady is the bulls-eye. Tom Brady won't finish the season.

    Not helping the patriots is a hangover (Super Bowl and undefeated streak) with a depleted secondary.



    NY Jets (5-11)

    The Jets overachieved in the 2006 season and overvalued their player personnel in the process. When you talk about a team's strengths, starting with their secondary, LBs, and then OL, in that order, you know you're in rough shape.

    Eric Mangini will discover that he can't make a living by just beating the Patriots and will be fired at the end of the season.



    Miami Dolphins (4-12)

    The Dolphins will finally hit rock bottom after losing the first eight games and then going 4-4 in the last eight games of the schedule; giving Dolphin fans some hope for next year.

    Management will weed out which players they will keep for the following season. After three seasons, Bill Parcells will find another NFL team in crisis and play super hero again; stealing management and players from the Dolphins for his new team.



    Key Positions for Buffalo Bills:


    QBs: Trent Edwards is undervalued and overlooked. He took an unexpected starters job in early season, after having only second-string snaps in training camp and preseason.

    Expect Edwards to be fully prepared this coming season, and the poised Edwards will be difficult to rattle for opposing defenses. J.P. Losman is still an exciting QB that can bring the whole house to their feet. His consistency has plagued him, making him a possible trade target or decent backup. Progress is not out of the question.

    RBs: Marshawn Lynch will explode for 18 TDs and 1,800 multi-purpose yards. Fred Jackson has shown an ability to carry the ball consistently. Wright needs to make an impact in the preseason for playing time.

    WRs: James Hardy is a talented red-zone threat that will take some heat off Lee Evans. Roscoe Parrish and Josh Reed will work the underneath. The WRs have the ability to be part of a very dynamic offense.

    TE: Derek Schouman moves very well for a big player, and he catches and blocks as well. He will make a noticeable impact in the red zone.

    OL: The OL took unnecessary heat last year because of poor QB play and play calling. The center position was a weakness for the Bills last year and still is a major concern. LT Jason Peters has to decide if he loves football more than money by showing up in good faith for camp.

    DL: Key additions of Marcus Stroud and Spencer Johnson will give the vastly improved DT unit (Williams and McCargo) added waves of QB pressure and penetration. Last year's injuries affected the DEs the most. Expect Aaron Schobel and the boys to rebound

    LBs: The word "NASTY" is the only way to describe the Posluszny-Mitchell-Crowell trio. John DiGiorgio played his heart out last year and will add great depth.

    CBs: First round pick Leodis McKelvin is a luxury that the Bills could have only dreamed of last season. He's capable of replacing the PR, KR, and either CB. It would be great to see the Bills have McKelvin target Patriots WR Randy Moss in Week 10.

    This will allow him to gradually ease into the Bills' roster and give him a goal to shoot for in mid-season. The Greer-McGee tandem progressed throughout all of last season and will only get better this year.

    Safety: Ko Simpson returning will make life easier for Donte Whitner, who was the anchor of the defense last year. Whitner had so many new faces around him that it affected his play making ability.

    Whitner has taken on the role of " Mother Goose" to a couple of Bills this season, and his leadership and dedication is seeping through. Why did the Bills "reach" for Whitner in the draft again?

    Coaching Staff: Defense coordinator Perry Fewell is probably the most underrated in the league; he's in the top-five with creativity, game planning, and obtaining maximum player effort.

    Bobby April will rebound in special teams after having his cupboard left bare all last season with all the injuries. Players were drafted specifically for him this year. Turk Schonert is the rookie offensive coordinator that talks about adjusting the play calling to his QB. It sounds like he's been doing that job for years.

    Coach Dick Jauron will be a front-runner for Coach of the Year!



    Key Positions for the NE Patriots

    QB: Tom Brady will be the NFL trophy for every NFL defense. Since there is no such thing as "running up the score", there is no such thing as "tackling to injure". Brady won't finish the season, but he's still a great QB!

    RBs: Laurence Maroney's explosive collegiate form never translated into the NFL, and his stand-up style will put him more on the DL than in the end zone. Maroney and Morris won't carry the Patriots on their backs with their average play.

    WRs: Wes Welker and his ability to "turtle" on almost half of his short passes gives him great durability. Welker is extremely fast, and he is a smart player that uses the QB slide effectively to extend himself physically late into games.

    Randy Moss is a man among boys, talent-wise, but he hasn't had anything to complain about in Patriots paradise. We'll see when Brady goes absent towards the end of the season.

    OL: Tops in the NFL last year, but the NY Giants showed in the Super Bowl how to tire them out by rotating their DL

    Defense: The depletion of their secondary, and their LB's taking a notch down, will open the field up for opposing teams. LB Adalius Thomas really needs to step-up.

    A spotty Patriots defense will be exposed with too many holes to cover, and they won't be able to get off the field at will like last year
     
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    LMAO - Now THAT'S trying to talk something into reality! All of that gloom and doom aside I'm not too worried. I'm actually more optimistic going into this season than last! :D
     
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    Right, like this is the first time the Pats have been targets.
     
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    WHy was this moved????? Is it not a write up about your club?
     
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    #15 Jersey

    With Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and company the Bills are perennial contenders with a solid core. Oh..., wait. I was thinking about the early '90's.
     
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    dude you've got to realize that anyone can post something on bleacherreport. I can write an article on bleacherreport that the colts will go 1-15 next year. It doesn't count as a real article by a journalist.
     
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    you should do that.
     
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    lol, our strength is our secondary first? We have no clue who half the damn secondary on opening day will be. My favorite is how he labels the LB trio for the bills as Nasty. How about David Harris>all your LB's

    edit: Didnt read this at first, what a f'ing douche for advocating that teams should try to hurt Brady
     
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    Sounds like a desperate ploy to keep fans n Buffalo interested in a perennial loser. My guess: 7-9/8-8 with all the usual deflecting excuses.
    The Jets will likely be better. The Bills have hope and promise, both for and against them. If they falter early, look for the wheels to totally come off and they and up in the cellar at the end of the year (new coach, etc.).
     
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    1. This is the first report that I have heard saying the Patriots will not win the division title or are the team to beat in the AFC. Reverse the records and you are closer to reality.

    2. And as it was pointed out, anybody can write anything on bleacherreport which puts in the the same level as nonsense written on messageboards. Come to think of it, plenty of posts on Bills sites are saying the same thing.

    3. I also find it very amusing that Evans555 would even give any validity to this site after laughing at Althon football annual's negative comment about the Bills. I guess as long as you say the Bills are great and are going to win it all, you are a football expert in his eyes. Yeah, right.
     
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    Hey look its tbone popping his head in on another Bills topic

    T-slob you might as well join a Bills message board seeing as the majority of your 88 posts have been on Buffalo

    And in regards to #3 when did I say I agree with this guy.....do you not read the whole post or only what you want to read. I said the Bills with finish 2nd to the Pats

    It really is getting tough correcting you t-slob....kind of like when you said the Steelers were an elite oline last year
     
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    Funny how he uses injuries as an excuse for last year. We lost Koppen, Light, Harrison and Law one year and still made the playoffs.

    Oh, and if teams are going to try and injure Brady, it would have happened last year ;)



    I'm not sure which one gave me a better laugh, that one, or this quote I just found on a comment on a youtube video on some Brady highlights:

    While I appreciate him TRYING to point out that Brady is better, he basically says "If P. Manning doesn't have his entire team, he is nothing..." Ummm, oh? Thanks for that? I guess I wasn't aware.
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    Isn't there always something that's going to end our playoff run and division title streak? In '06, it was the loss of Deion Branch and David Givens. In '07 it was bringing in the malcontent Randy Moss whose best days were behind him (we see how that turned out), and in '08, it's a depleted secondary and aging defense. Yet, we still end up as the title holders of the AFC East and in the playoff hunt.
     
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    Whatever happened to the thread titled "Why Miami will win the AFC East." Legendary.
     
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    I like all the "I expect the Patriots to drop off a little this year" comments.

    Brilliant analysis considering the last time they lost a regular season game you could get gas for about $2.20 a gallon and after week 1 of this season 50% off all NFL teams will have the same amount of losses that that Patriots had for the ENTIRE 2007 season. Banana's.

    Embrace the hate in 2008.
     
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    I rather be a slob than be a G*d*mn Bills Fan.

    And I am a Patriots fan posting on a Patriots board, which makes you Mr. Bills Fan truly pathetic for coming here and talking trash, maybe you should hang out at a Bills site and talk about the Bleacherreport.
     
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    technically anything short of a 16 win regular season is a drop off:D
     
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    Maybe the Pats will hang this up in the locker room. I mean whatever works right?;)
     
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    Just got the Sporting News Pro Football Annual, they have the Patriots at 12-4 and the Bills at 5-11, another source that agrees with me.
     
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    Like I said, if they lose early its all over in Buffalo. The offseason broom will sweep the coaching staffroom clean and start over....again.
     
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