AFC East getting a face lift
Tue, 12 Mar 2013|
With the Jets looking to trade Revis, the Bills cutting ties with Fitzpatrick and Miami making some big splashes in free agency, it will be a very different division for the Pats this fall.
Let's start with the Jets not to long ago they were considered the team. That would unseat the Patriots now they're trying to move Revis. What is the plan. Well there is -- I think to dig out plan. At some point ultimately -- trying to figure that out right now they're in a situation where they're just trying to get through 2013 it -- I mean if you're gonna roll over. Darrelle Revis I think you've -- a lot of your fans in New York because those people. Spent a lot of money when you built a new stadium on what they anticipated to be a good team fight him mom left a bit of a -- cap -- And now I think it's paying the -- As for the Dolphins -- they showed some improvement last year and now gotten Wallace they also kept -- line. And also signed -- now Ellerbe away from the Ravens a lot people thought he was. Totally go back in Baltimore. This team is making strides and seems like they have a good plan in place virgin. So that's the thing is they have a plan and I think when you look at last year's hard knocks on HBO. You -- at a team that seemingly was in disarray but if you watch Joseph Philbin closely and Jeff Ireland those two guys. Who impressed you. With their seriousness in their ability to formulate a plan to -- in particular for me. So I think we obviously the Dolphins played extremely hard against the Patriots especially in the second meeting. It's probably the team to take most seriously. In the AFC east and I would be stunned if this is a team that shapes up. As a very explosive when they have work to do still at the skill positions by Jared Cook former Tennessee tight end might be also headed to to the Miami Dolphins according to some reports. Would be some good stuff there's -- just needs an ailment that it's taken to the next play -- and then there the bills what the heck is playing quarterback for them next -- comment to someone who's not even on the roster right now. I think it is to be determined right now Matt Cassel would be guys that you wanna kick the tires on obviously the situation with the draft where there's no real top of the line quarterbacks coming out you can. You know attach your team to I think you're gonna have to find that guy. Through free agency and I think that Matt Cassel would feel like the guy throwing frank Fitzpatrick -- will look he had his good days. What you worry is Matt Cassel cut from the same spot as Bryant Patrick because. Millwood Matt Cassel plays his best he's probably about fifteen guys trying to -- his best plus fifteen guys he just saw less and less left after his best. The Patriots get hurt because the division. Seems I guess so but to bottom feeders and it -- only be getting worse than this -- down. -- say January and February when they get the post season because they have. Six relatively easy games against divisional opponents. We can talk about this all day because when you look what the Patriots did out of division. They were struggling against what was the NFL's best division in 2012. It was the NFC west and they lost them both Seattle and San Francisco arguably the best division in football so yeah in some ways it probably does hurt them a little bit. But what's interesting is as you watch. The early stages of free agency and some of the moves. The AFC is taking a hit the AFC representative in the Super Bowl as you mentioned and LL be another -- to -- the Ravens they've already lost. Ray Lewis they've lost in -- -- They knew who may lose it -- and it was Bryant McKinnie is a team that is taking on water and who is the best competition for the Patriots in the conference. Aside from Baltimore maybe Denver obviously.