AFC – East Review

[author image=”” ]Duane Harrington, @twins_inc [/author]




The AFC East Division is usually dominated by the New England Patriots, can the super bowl team rebound after losing Derelle Revis and Browner? Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills is ready to take the number one spot and end the Patriots reign. The Jets and Dolphins are both in rebuilding stages with quarterback with question marks.

Buffalo Bills

Record in 2014: 9-7

Key player: Running Back – LeSean McCoy

Player to watch: Quarterback- Tyrod Taylor

A new reign has started with the hiring of Rex Ryan and the Bills coming off a winning season since early 90’s. Rex also bring his physical style of defense to a team that is already good. All eyes will be on former Virginia Tech superstar Tyrod Taylor who will be getting his first start in the NFL. Taylor’s success will be key to see how far they run into the playoffs Prediction: 10-6

New England Patriots

Record in 2014: 12-4

Key player: Quarterback – Tom Brady

Player to watch: Secondary

Super Bowl Champions  started last year slow and quickly turn it around to surprise everyone. This year there will be a lot of question marks on defense especially around the cornerback position.  Losing two pro-bowl cornerbacks in free agency does pose some challenges. We all know what Tom Brady can do as quarterback but will the NFL appealing the deflategate cause and problems during the late stretch in the season? Prediction: 9-7

Miami Dolphins

Record in 2014: 8-8

Key player: Quarterback – Ryan Tannehill

Player to watch: Wide Receiver – Kenny Stills

The Dolphins lost games that was within six points and to be hones,t they did nothing big on the offensive side to improve. Ryan Tannehill must a have breakout season to be an elite quarterback and building a great chemistry with Kenny Stills can be the one thing to help him excel. Defense did improve with pro-bowler Ndamukong Suh, the best defensive tackle in the game.    Prediction: 7-9

New York Jets

Record in 2014: 4-12

Key player: Quarterback – Ryan Fitzpatrick/Geno Smith

Player to watch: Wide Receiver – Brandon Marshall

The Jets secondary was horrible last season and Dee Miller never showed promise of being that shutdown corner. Now with Revis and Cromartie returning, its safe to say that the defense will be better. The main concern will be with the offense side and now with Geno Smith being out for couple weeks with a broken jaw. Can veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick carry the team for a few weeks until Mr.  Smith returns and if Fitzpatrick is successful, will we have a quarterback issue?   Prediction: 7-9

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