Put this thread in a time capsule until December 31st and predict the best to worst offense and defense for the AFC East this season .... 1 - Being the best 2- 2nd Best 3- 3rd Best 4- Being the worst of all 4 teams My Rankings are ... OFFENSE 1 - Patriots - Unless Tom Brady has forgotten how to throw a football,this offense will be dynamic - Not as good as 07 but no one should expect that. 2 - Bills - I think T.O. has found a team that may make good use out of him and I dont see him complaining about not getting the ball - Evans and Owens will give defenses a lot to work on and Lynch could be in for a 1,200 yard season even after the 3 game suspension. 3 - Dolphins - Ronnie Brown is a threat anywhere on the field and the Wildcat will be not a shock nor will it be as successful once the opposing teams have figured them out - Ginn has yet to impress but with the return of Camarillo it will help Chad immensely. 4 - Jets - I really doubt that Sanchez can duplicate what Ryan and Flacco did last season in getting their teams in playoff contention as rookies - The Jets lack of a receiver threat will come back to haunt them,if Thomas Jones does not have a good year this Jets offense could be horrid,Cotchery and Keller are not enough ammunition. DEFENSE 1 - Jets - With Ryan as HC you know the focus will be on defense and if Rex can get Gholston and the linebackers going in the right direction like he did in Baltimore,then this defense could be a top 10 defense - The secondary looks solid and if they can get some productive LB play they will be very good on the D - Best in the East,on Paper at least for now IMO 2 - Dolphins - Porter is again the leader on the Defense and they did not lose too much from last years squad - I would think they will be pretty decent and if Jason Taylor can end his career with a productive season then the Dolphins can have an even better pass rush then last year. 3 - Patriots - O.K. I will not get much love by putting the Patriots at #3 but we are talking about a secondary that is just about totally rebuilt with a 34 year old CB starting and a CB from an 0-16 team and a rookie back there as well - no one including BB knows if they will all gel together at this point.so its up in the air as to how good they will be. The LB corps aside from Mayo and the front 3 are all question marks,Bruschi is down to being a mentor more than being a factor and the Pass Rush is simply unknown as to who will pick up the slack - If Lenon,Crable,Banta Cain and Woods can't get it done opposite Thomas then it could be up to experience from this team at safety (Merriweather and Sanders) to carry the load if the front 3 have problems. - I think this defense will be somewhere ranked around 14th when the season is over but hopefully the high scoring games that I expect will be plentiful this season will be on the winning side of the Pats. 4 - Bills I think the Bills have a fine corps of good young LBs but I dont really see much from the rest of the D to think they will be better than 4th in this division on D,The offense must be explosive to keep the Bills in games.