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  1. newton_tom_cat

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    every year we have to hear some nonsense about how the bills are the "team to watch" that they've "flown under the radar screen" that they will "challenge for a playoff spot" and that the "pats are concerned." you kidding me? the day we focus our main attention on those losers is the day our dynasty is officially over. and folks, it's far from over ....

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/michael_lombardi/04/27/five.things/index.html?eref=T1
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  2. HEY BRO! WHAT UP?

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    That song is getting pretty old. Remeber when Miami was going to take over the AFC East? :rolleyes: Now it's the Bills turn.
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    The division will be much tougher next year, as in tougher games. Nobody is ready to challenge the Pats yet obviously. But the division games will be more competitive.

    Miami can't be worse.

    The Jets I think moved past Buffalo. They went from 0 pass rushers to 2, and upgraded the nose guard spot with personell better suited to a 3-4. Also their OL was hideous last year and they added 2 new starters there. Did they overpay for some of the free agents, yea probably but they are unquestionably a much better football team. They still have some issues but I, gasp, think they could contend for a playoff spot.

    Buffalo last year had a rookie QB and RB and about 15 guys on IR.
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    Buffalo deserves the Pats attention, as does any team they are gaurenteed to face twice a season. The minute they start dismissing even the horrible teams is when the dynasty is truely over because attention to that kind of attention to detail is what makes the Pats so great to begin with.

    Look at this objectively - the Bills had pretty much all of their impact players either on IR or injured in some way shape or form last season and still played some hard games (even though the pats blew them out twice). If they get their chit together and stay healthy then they could actually be a threat to the Pats...not necessarily for the division, but still a threat.
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    I've liked what the Bills have done over the past two offseasons. They won't "take over the division," but they're on the way up.
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    sounds like you could use some attention to detail yourself!

    :bricks:
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    I 100% agree with this. They are way better than the rest of the division, which isn't saying much. I can see them as a wild card this year.
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    werent they like 31 in offense and 30 in defense last year? you call that progress over the last 2 years? LOL . come on man, you don't change that overnight.
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    They draft a 6-6 WR. We draft a 5-9 CB.

    We are not concerned about the Bills.
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    If Buffalo keeps gaining on us like this, I predict that they will manage to lose to us by only single digits within three seasons.
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    ya got me there....that one slipped by when the 7mo started screamin her head off into the baby monitor :(
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    I think the Bills will hang with NE for awhile in the AFC East and NE will go on to win the division by 2 games - I doubt this is another runaway division title

    The other teams have improved enough to make NE sweat a little till the last 1/4 of the season when I think the Bills run out of gas and the division should be secured by week 14.

    I expect a NE win record of about 12 games with buffalo having a good shot for a wild card berth

    Early Worthless Prediction for the AFC East

    New England 12-4
    Buffalo 10-6
    NY Jets 8-8
    Miami 5-11
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    Sigh....whose playing QB for the Jills next year? Oh yeah, Trent Edwards and JP Losman.

    End of discussion.
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    I like what little I saw of Trent Edwards in his semi-limited role last season - I think he will be a pretty good QB within the next few years,This year will show what hes got

    J.P. Loserman needs to go,He sucks and has shown little in plenty of time to shine

    Of course anyone who is not a QB on the Patriots will NEVER amount to nothing and is wasting thier career as a pro according to too many homermaniacs in here :rolleyes:

    Give Edwards 3 years before annointing him lousy just because he is an opponents QB
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    Edwards is fine as a No. 2-3 QB. He doesn't throw the deep or intermediate routes well. He lacks arm strength. He's a stop gap QB, not a franchise QB and that's all he'll ever be.

    Losman is a bust, that ship has sailed.

    Unlike the Phins and Jets, I have no issue with Buffalo whatsoever. I love Marshawn Lynch as a player.
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    Didn't they say similar stuff about a guy named Tom Brady which is one of several reason why Tom lasted till round 6?

    I am not saying Edwards will be anything near or even in the same catagory as Tom but it seems people said similar things in the 2000 draft about a guy that was not very accurate or had a strong arm - our qb
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    Meh....the Brady comparisons to every low-rated/drafted QB coming down the pike is tired. You can believe Edwards can get it done for Buffalo. I'll continue to believe he's a middling talent more suited to a back up role. We'll see what happens.
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    Yes we will see what happens

    Of course as a fellow Pats fan just like yourself I hope you are right about it and I am wrong,Of course a dream world would consist of hope for all opposing AFC East QBs to be one big pile of sh!t this year

    BTW: On the topic of QBs did you know Baltimore heard the Jets were going to grab Flacco so the Ravens intentionally made a trade to get Flacco before the Jets did.

    I like that Flacco kid,Perfect size and arm strength for the pros,Glad he didn't get to the Jets
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    I agree about Flacco. I think the Ravens may have finally gotten the QB situation right.

    And to clarify, it wouldn't bother me if Edwards became a successful QB. I'm one who would welcome some competition of any kind within the division. It makes things more interesting.
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    True indeed,I actually think my prediction of a 2 game gap for the title is perfect,The division would be a challenge for awhile but not heart throbing to have to clinch in the final week

    Like I said earlier,NE should win around 12 games - whoever is second probably 10
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    no worries man, ive been there.

    look, i think the bills D will be a challenge with off season acquisition of stroud, return of mlb pozlowksy and multiple drafts in the secondary. this D is reasonably solid:

    DE:Schobel,Kelsey,Ellis,Denney
    DT: Stroud, McCargo, Johnson, Williams
    OLB: Mitchell, Ellison, Bowen
    MLB: Posluszny, DiGiorgio
    OLB: Crowell
    CB: McKelvin, McGee, Greer, James, Corner, Youboty
    FS: Simpson, Wilson
    SS: Whitner

    but their offense will still go no where. drafting one rookie WR even if he's tall won't amount to much, if anything. even if the D is good this team is still prone to getting blown out because the offense won't be able to stay on the field.

    in a nutshell, bills at best will be a poor man's chicago bears. which puts them light years from challenging us.
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    When will SI stop saying we're concerned about Bills?

    When they move to Toronto! :D
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    The Bills rank higher on the Pats hypothetical "concerned list" than the Jets or Miami right now, so the SI statement is a fair one. Your "dynasty" is on the downswing. It was a great run, but all good things must come to an end. We are a team to watch, and you should be thankful Belichick is running the team and not you, because BB wouldn't be so self assured in regards to Buffalo.
    Very true, good post.

    The Bills aren't going to go from worst to first overnight, but in 2009, the AFC East is ours.

    Edwards has a better arm than you give him credit for. He has a super fast release, and his arm strength is comparable to Brady's. He doesn't have the bazooka arm Losman does, but few do. Edwards can make all the throws, and believe me when I tell you he is a franchise QB. Remember, last year he was a rookie and he only played half the season. Calling him a stop-gap after 8 games is premature.
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    How many points did the Pats hang on the Bills in that game?
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    Keep holding on to the past, oldskool138... because soon the only thing you'll have left to hold on to are the memories of a dynasty that used to be great.
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    Out of all the teams in our division, I actually dislike the Bills the least. Maybe it's because they've always been so pathetic that I felt bad for them. That said, this year is not their year to take over the division. It won't be their turn until Brady retires. But, I think Trent Edwards will improve, their receiving corps is good, they have a damn good RB, and their defense is always tough. I think the Bills will contend for a playoff spot this year...















    Then get blown out by the Pats 56-10 in the Divisional round.
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    LMAO. Our dynasty has "been on the downswing" for four years now. Yet, we're in the mix of things every year and Buffalo is not. The Bills may be the up and comer of the division, but they're not wrestling it out of our grasp until Brady retires (which, unfortunately for you guys, will not be in 2009).
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    How many Super Bowls have the Bills won?

    Oh yeah, none! Come back when your team picks one up...in the meantime, you can hold on to the "success" of the early 90's.
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    How does going 18-1 and making it to the Super Bowl (albeit it a loss), keeping damn near everyone from a record setting offense while re-stocking a defense that was the biggest weakness of last year's team equate to a "downswing"?

    The Bills are on the rise, but it's pretty tough to challenge a team for the division title when you can't even lose to said team by less than thirty.
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    That Pats will always be good as long as they have Brady, but I still think the division is ours in 2009.

    Who is talking about the past? Let's look to the future... the Bills are in much better shape for the future than the Patriots. We are one of the youngest teams, you are one of the oldest. The Pats have lost a lot of key players this year, the Bills haven't lost anyone, and they keep gaining.
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