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Who is the AFC East team to beat?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Thunderbolt89, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. Thunderbolt89

    Thunderbolt89 Well-Known Member

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    Just a heads up,there is a poll on NFL.com asking this question and the Jets are winning by a long shot. I thought this was an interesting question and now with the acquisition of Marshall I think we match up well and the division will be a tough fight this year.Who do you all think is really going to be the team to beat in our division?
     
  2. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    It's New England until someone beats them. Just like it was the Phins last year...
     
  3. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    Have the Rats done anything this offseason? I dont remember hearing anything from them.
     
  4. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    The Jets. IMO
     
  5. anlgp

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    Us, duh.
     
  6. Jaj

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    We find a SOLB who can start and Culver plays solid at FS, it's Miami.
     
  7. burger13

    burger13 New Member

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    Mark Sanchez
    Chad Henne
    Trent Edwards/Ryan Fitzpatrick/Brian Brohm
    Tom Brady

    One of these things is not like the others, one of these things does not belong.....

    It's still a quarterbacks league, and until proven otherwise, one team in the division has a QB that is head and shoulders above all the others.

    It's no guarantee that they win the division....but a favorite?? easy.
     
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  8. PS17

    PS17 NYJ 2010!!!

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    Jets.
     
  9. Jaj

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    Depends heavily on Mark Sanchez.
     
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  10. MikeHoncho

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    I would say the Jets, but Sanchez can beat himself at times.
     
  11. dolfaniss

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    New England. They won the division last year but laid an egg in the playoffs. As long as Brady and Belechick are there they will always be tough. There is never a game the pats go inot where I feel they will definetly loe. They always have a chance.
     
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  12. Roman529

    Roman529 Senior Member

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    The Jets???? LOL....maybe when Sanchez is a better QB then Brady.
     
  13. eric

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    i think we are the team to beat now. as long as no major issues arise, like injuries or suspensions to KEY players.

    we made some major upgrades with Nolan, Dansby and now Marshall. we all know that LB and WR were two of our biggest needs. they are taken care of now with top notch players in their prime. everyone knows our defense fell apart in the 2nd half of too many games. that should be taken care of now.

    but everyone has their own opinion. one of the analyst on ESPN said snchez was the 2nd best AFC E. QB. really? the same sanchez that was reduced to like 10 throws a game because of all of his interceptions?
     
  14. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member


    First, any of those national polls are going to be biased to the bigger name teams like the jests....Second, while we closed the gap between NE, jests and us, I don't think we surpassed anyone. As long as BB is the coach of the pasties, they are in the mix. The jests have made a bunch of big-name moves, but not all are big-quality moves...in my biased opinion, Dansby and Marshall by themselves trump all the moves made by the jests...

    EDIT: Sorry, fat fingers....

    That all said, the jests and pats still have more overall talent than we do.
     
  15. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    That may very well be true, but we really haven't gotten enough talent for him yet. Dansby alone can't man the ILB and OLB positions. Remember, as of right now, our starting OLBers are Wake (WOLB) and either Anderson/QMoses as the SOLB ??? That doesn't conjure up Pro Bowl votes for me...
     
  16. Phinatic425

    Phinatic425 MIA State of Mind

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    Miami of course...Dansby and now Marshall???

    This is Phinsanity!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    we go as far as Henne goes. I personally think he's a better QB than Sanchez in every way. So i put us ahead of them.

    Can he take a step higher to be in Brady's league, however, is the real question. It's going to be a good season.
     
  18. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

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    Sadly I must concede that we AT THE MOMENT still look like the 3rd best team in the division. The Jets and Pats are still on paper better imo. Our defense still looks shaky I think.

    But we sure are alot better than we were yesterday.:up:
     
  19. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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  20. The Goat

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    Pats.

    I have a great deal of difficulty saying the Jets are the team to beat when we swept them last year, and we've had a better offseason than they have.
     
  21. Handbanana

    Handbanana New Member

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    Lets talk about this after the Draft.
     
  22. namor

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    We'll help out our cause if we don't start out 0-3 like we have a habit of doing.
     
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  23. bluehaze

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    I'll go out on a limb and say we are right now, I see Jets faltering much the same as we did last year. First year with a new coach seems to always inspire the players to play above their level but then the following year as players become accustomed to the coach and the newness is gone they regress back to what they were. We are a year ahead of them in the process and getting rid of the players that faltered. Add to it that if we had Dansby and Marshall last year we easily make the playoffs instead of the Jets it's just a no brainer.

    The Jets still have Sanchez as their QB they seem to be high on him because they made it through some playoff games but he barely threw any passes at all in the playoffs they relied heavily on their run game and now they got rid of their workhorse Thomas Jones and replaced him with a diva LT and rookie Sean Greene. They won't be able to rely as heavily on the run game this year and Sanchez will be exposed once again for the interception machine he is.

    Pats are rebuilding they will be competitive as always but they can only do so much with the decline of the talent level on that team. And the Bills...LOL Nothing really needs to be said.

    All the media will be touting the Jets as the best team in the AFCE come opening day but they will be talking about the Phins once the season starts :up: It's totally predictable same stuff that happens every year.
     
  24. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    As of right now, I have to give it to the Pats. They are still the division champs.

    I think the Jets are above us, but just. I think we may have a better offense, on paper, than the Jets, but their defense beats ours hands down, again, on paper.

    If we plug some holes on defense, we could be the team to beat. Right now, however, it's still the Pats.
     
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  25. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    lets not get ahead of ourselves here
    adding marshall was a huge splash but doesnt instantly put us at the top
    im sticking to what ive said since ive been here
    we still have to continue to build this defense
    OLB' are such a big need
    we still have the #12 to draft a stud on defense
     
  26. High Definition

    High Definition No Smoke / No Drink 2011+

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    No, but with four picks in the first two rounds, they will.
     
  27. bluehaze

    bluehaze New Member

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    Which aint gonna help them this year :devil:
     
  28. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    Thats only something that has happened lately because back in the day we rarely lost in September.
     
  29. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    Check it out...its really a toss up until we see the Pre-Season and see who has improved/regressed.

    Pats - They have recent history on their side so you'd go ahead and say them but honestly last year they looked very average at times and started to show some major cracks and the boat seems to be sinking.

    Jets - Names on paper ala the REDSKINS. Do I need to say more? The question is who to watch out for in the AFC East...MIAMI BEAT JETS TWICE LAST SEASON. Sure, you can say 'that was last season' ...OK, we'll see...but unless Miami regresses a lot the fact is they match up well with NY and got 2 wins to prove it.

    Miami - Added one of the best WRs in the game today as well as a great Lber...BUT hasnt really done much else. Basically hoping that draft day saves the defense and that experience will help the rest. Had we gotten a top FS I'd have said MIA all the way.
     
  30. Phinatic425

    Phinatic425 MIA State of Mind

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    We don't seem to have any problem beating the jets
     

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