"Thank you McPatsfan"
As much as I like some of the Dolphins FA signings and draft picks, there really isn't any reason to assume that Ryan Tannehill will just be a good QB day one of his second season. All he really showed last year was that he wasn't as bad as Mark Sanchez. He could make a huge leap and be great, or he could fall flat. And at the end of the day, Tannehill's gonna be the deciding factor in whether the Dolphins are a playoff team or not. Ceiling for the team's 10-6. Floor's 6-10. I'm leaning towards 8-8.
The way i'm seeing it, the Jets are gonna be much more able to get to the QB this year than in the past and that will send positive ripples up the rest of the Defense. I'm expecting a strong D and at least a middle of the pack offense. Marty will make a huge difference this year. That should lead to a really good season for the Jets.
IMO i'm not worried about how strong the Pats, Phins or Bills are. This is all about the Jets and what they do. We need to get the QB spot settled and the WR position strengthened. I think Geno will beat out Mark, simply because he's more talented in every way. Mark had all the advantages and still didn't close the door on Geno. Once Geno has gotten the hang of the technical side of this offense, he's gonna take off. Thing is we've got to make sure he has targets. TE seems to be better. RB is stocked. Only issue is the WR spot which we'll see how that goes in TCamp. They can always add a vet FA.
As long as they have Brady they gonna be a contender. 35 years is nothing for a pocket passer (Brady, Peyton). Add to that some kind of cheating and you have a team which probably is a favorite to win division by 2 games.
I cannot see Jets with Suckchez or Geno to win more then 7 games. Call me pessimist.
I really wish we can ban some of the whiny sojf *****es on this thread.
Let's assume that the Patsies do take the long-awaited "step back" this year (here, piggy ...).
Someone else needs to steup up to make it matter.
I don't honestly see the Jets breaking into double digit wins this year. Could happen, I just don't see it.
Same with Buffalo. I just don't see it.
Miami? Lots of hype and expectations right now, and at the heart of it is one question - can Tannehill make this team a true contender? Could happen, I just don't see it. I still think they're the best chance at unseating the Patsies, but I think if they do it'll be more about how far NE fall rather than how high Miami climb.
Best way to look at this, as far as I'm concerned, is how the Phins / Jets / Bills stack up against the rest of the league, not just our own division. Being strong in a weak division isn't much use if you get pulverised once you go up agaisnt the other big boys in the neighbourhood. I don't see Miami challenging the likes of Denver, Houston, Baltimore. Maybe the contenders in those divisions, like Cincy or Indy, but I don't see Miami (or the Jets or Bills) challenging the current presumed cream of the crop.
I don't see the Jets contending but I do not see them as candidates for the first pick in next year's draft ... 6 to 8 wins. If healthy Rex's defense will keep us in a lot of games. I do not see Geno Smith supplanting Mark Sanchez, unless Sanchez is hurt. That does not say so much about Sanchez but more about my thoughts on Geno Smith.
Dolphins may be the team to challenge the Patriots but Belichick will trade for help if AH is suspended for a long period or convicted. Brady will get a minimum of ten wins but I expect north of that, nothing suggests otherwise despite the question marks at tight end.
Let's face it, the Patriots have offended Odin, the Allfather. We can expect the following to pass:
1. Brady gets injured while trying to find someone to pass to because
2. Danny Amendola is already injured as usual and on the DL and
3. Tim Tebow is called by a miraculous series of event to be the Pats' QB causing
4. Bill Bellicick to start communicating directly with prairie dogs.
Trust me, you don't mess with Odin.
In 97, rainman???
In 97, Gay Tammy was backing up a Wide Receiver/Baseball player for the Wolverine's
the mind is a terrible thing to lose
If idzik doesn't sign Bray soon, that'll be his first big mistake. Maybe he's waiting to see if Mark will start but they're wasting valuable practice time. I'm hoping to hear he heads out to Jets west even though he's not signed.
A corps of Holmes, Bray, Kerley, Hill n Winslow is pretty damn good. Signing Bray makes a slow comeback from Holmes bearable. And say Winslow can't stay healthy, have a big target like Edwards will soften that blow a bit too.
In short... sign - this - beast
Based on fact. Not what people love to write about. He was our best weapon once signed last year.
Not sure why some don't see that. Is he a top tier 1. No. But a solid 2, yes. Not to mention a great teammate who wants to be a Jet.
One in particular was something like a 15yd route where the pass was off target by like 4 feet. He turned and adjusted/reached (over-powering the defender) in like a quarter second to make the grab. A catch no one else on the team could have made. It took size, power, hands, and reflexes to pull that one down.
Did he have 10 catches a game for 120yds, no even close. But 3 or 4 catches for 30yrds was probably the best performance we had on O all last year. Now combine that with Holmes, Kerley, Winslow, and a hopefully improved Hill... those numbers grow.