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AFC East Thread

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Aug 13, 2022.

  1. OwesOwn614

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  2. Fishhead

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    He is not a #1 receiver. If they are counting on him as such, they will not be much of a threat.
     
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    Hello all. Just wanted to Introduce myself. BFIP. Formally known as BillsFanInPeace over at finheaven. Posted there from 2006 until today. Long story why moving on but can post it in my introduction thread once I get enough privileges to start threads. Look forward to interacting with outside fans to keep my perspective correct. Hope rival fans are welcome.
     
  4. Fishhead

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  5. Finatik

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    The Giants have agreed to terms with safety Bobby McCain. The Commanders cut McCain on Feb. 27, saving $4.42 million.

    McCain, 29, has played eight years in the NFL, including six with Miami after they made him a fifth-round selection in 2015. He spent the past two years with Washington.

    In 121 career games, McCain has 393 tackles, 11 interceptions, four sacks, 44 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

    McCain has not missed a game the past three seasons.
     
  6. Ohio Fanatic

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    actually surprising he managed to not miss a game. always thought he would break down after leaving Miami. He's average though, so don't really miss him. He didn't get paid a large amount in Washington, so wasn't overpaid. But he was overpaid during his 2nd contract with us
     
  7. Fishhead

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  9. Fishhead

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    If they are doing it to get a weapon for Tyler Huntley, then it’s money wasted.
    If it gets Lamar to reconsider and sign the franchise tag, then maybe not.
     
  10. Ohio Fanatic

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    Not sure that's going to sway Lamar. all about the big guaranteed contract. He reportedly already turned down 135 million guaranteed on 200 million dollar contract.
     
  11. Fishhead

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    Probably not by itself it won’t, but maybe as peace offering/first step kinda thing it will help. Supposedly, OBJ and Lamar were seen in a Miami restaurant celebrating Beckham’s new deal.
     
  12. plc001

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    Odell was part of a wish list for Rodgers, wonder if OBJ felt things might not work out for the Jets, so he went to his second option in Baltimore, I can hope!
     
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  13. Finatik

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    Potential depth???
    Center Chase Roullier‘s tenure in Washington is over. The Commanders will officially release Roullier today, according to multiple reports. The move comes as no surprise. The Commanders signed center Nick Gates in free agency and then drafted center Ricky Stromberg in the third round. It’s likely that Washington will keep two centers on the 53-player roster, and those two will be them.

    Roullier was slated to have a base salary of $8 million this season, so cutting him also gives the Commanders some salary cap relief. Washington drafted Roullier in 2017 and he became a starter as a rookie. He has played well when healthy, but he has missed 24 games due to injuries the last two years. He will now become an unrestricted free agent.
     
  14. djphinfan

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    Quinnen Williams removes all things jets from his social platforms

    Cool
     
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  15. Fishhead

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    I wonder if Aaron Rodgers’ contract precludes them from giving him Dexter Lawrence money.
     
  16. djphinfan

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    I doubt it..
     
  17. Finatik

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    Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes turned 27 last September. Today, Bills quarterback Josh Allen joins him in the three-years-short-of-30 club. Allen has completed five NFL seasons. For each of the last three, he has been among the top handful of quarterbacks in the game.

    But there’s reason for concern in Buffalo. The clock is ticking on Allen’s career. He’s already five years in. Before you know it, he’ll have 10 in the can — and he’ll be working on 15. His emergence in 2020 created a sense of inevitability that the Bills would return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1993 season, and that perhaps they’d eventually win one.

    It hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, Mahomes has gotten there three times. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who turns 27 later this year, has been there once.

    Through it all, something has been missing in Buffalo. There’s not enough high-end talent around Allen, or maybe there isn’t enough offensive creativity to supplement the amazing things Allen can do.

    There was some regression last year, after former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll got the Giants job. Ken Dorsey was fine, but any team that spends the offseason and much of the regular season as the odds-on favorite to get to the Super Bowl has a high pass-fail bar. A 17-point playoff loss at home goes in the books as an F.

    This year, the expectations are lower. But they’re still there. They’ll be there for as long as Allen is on the team. The close-but-no-cigar narrative is starting to take root. Until Allen and the Bills rip the plant out of the ground, those roots will spread.

    Through it all, the clock ticks on Allen’s career. Twenty-seven. Twenty-eight. Twenty-nine.

    Jim Kelly was 30 when the Bills made it to the Super Bowl for the first time. Still, given his USFL detour, the Bills got there in his fifth season with the team.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.c...text=Chiefs quarterback Patrick,reason for it.
     
  18. Finatik

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    Patriots right guard Mike Onwenu had a good season in 2022, but it had a bad ending. And now it’s affecting him into 2023. Onwenwu suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the final game of the season, and he had offseason ankle surgery and isn’t expected to be on the field during voluntary Organized Team Activities, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

    The final six snaps of the final game were the only offensive snaps Onwenwu didn’t play last season, and the Patriots will hope that Onwenwu can make a full recovery in time to be that reliable again this season.

    The Patriots selected Onwenwu in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL draft, and he has exceeded expectations. He’s heading into fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and a good year in 2023 could earn him a big second contract next year.
     
  19. Fishhead

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  21. Fishhead

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  22. Finatik

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    Bills receiver Stefon Diggs hasn’t been around for offseason workouts this year. With OTAs now underway, Diggs still isn’t with the team. Coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Tuesday that Diggs isn’t there.

    And here’s where the “serenity now” crowd will say there’s nothing to see here. That it’s optional. That it doesn’t matter if he’s not there. There’s still reason to wonder whether Diggs is truly happy with the Bills. He became unhappy with the Vikings, just two seasons after giving Minnesota one of its most exciting sports moments ever.

    When we last saw Diggs, he wasn’t happy with the team’s regression for 2022, a divisional-round loss by 17 points at home to the Bengals. Is he happy now? Does he want to stay? If he viewing 2022 as his last year before he tries to tweet his way out of town, the same way he did in Minnesota?

    The final phase of the offseason program lays the foundation for the work to be done in training camp. The more a team is prepared for training camp, the better prepared the team will be for Week One. And, for the Bills, Week One consists of a prime-time visit to the Jets.

    The good news from Diggs’s absence is that it gives others a chance to develop into viable options in the passing game. That’s something the Bills badly need. The bad news is he’s losing opportunities to get himself ready to go for what will be the team’s next run at trying to get back to the Super Bowl, for the first time in 30 years.
     
  23. TheHighExhaulted

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    https://nypost.com/2023/05/24/jets-aaron-rodgers-super-bowl-hype-comes-with-defense-assumption/

    Here's an article from a New York paper regarding what I have been saying about the Jets defense all off-season.

    2-9 against legitimate starters last season. 5-1 against backups and third stringers. Career years from players who should take a step back, and zero injuries. Add in the inability to take the ball away.

    The Jets defense isn't as good as the national media thinks.
     
  24. Finatik

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    Linebacker Raekwon McMillan returned from a torn ACL to play 16 games for the Patriots last year, but he won’t be adding to that total in 2023. The Patriots announced that McMillan has been placed on injured reserve on Thursday. The move opened a roster spot for tight end Anthony Firkser.

    Because it is the offseason, McMillan won’t be eligible to be activated off injured reserve for New England at any point this year. He would be able to join another team if he’s released by the Patriots with an injury settlement, however.

    McMillan had 35 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery last season. He had 204 tackles, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 45 games for the Dolphins and Raiders before coming to New England.
     
  25. Fishhead

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    Tough break - two of the last three seasons lost to injury.
     
  26. OwesOwn614

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    Hate to hear about McMillan's injury. Doesn't get more snakebitten than getting an IR assignment in your first exhibition game and then, going out on season ending injury after being hurt in OTAs. He want to consider his post-football career options while he's rehabbing, because it's going to be hard for him to catch on following this one.
     
  27. djphinfan

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    Perhaps not related but that kid was one of strongest high school kids I’ve ever seen relative to his size

    It was criminal the weight he was pushing in High school
     
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    I’m curious to know if Diggs’ tweet was in response to McDermott or to Allen. If it’s for Allen, he doesn’t have much respect for him.
     
  31. OwesOwn614

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    I saw this and the first thing that jumped out to me was the three teams on the top left. Something has to give.



     
  32. djphinfan

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    I think that because we have accumulated so many good players coming into their prime it’s gonna get frustrating to us fans when we can’t sign everyone

    Holland..Philips..Tua…Wilkins..Seiler..Brandon Jones…Hunt…Williams…Waddle..Ramsey and Chubb are already big contracts
     
  33. OwesOwn614

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    That's exactly why we're in our championship window right now. Rookie deals for standout players allow teams to build stout rosters. Otherwise, we need to draft very well to replace the players we can't resign.
     
  34. djphinfan

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    it is what you want as a Gm..
     
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    Absolutely. And as a coach. And as fans. All chips are in the middle, so all it takes is the luck of the draw to see whether it was worth it to play.
     
  36. Finatik

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    Jets Take a Hit

    Chuck Clark has torn his ACL and will be out for the 2023 season, according to multiple Thursday reports. Clark suffered the injury toward the end of the offseason program last week. It was reported at the time that the Jets feared Clark had suffered a serious knee injury, but Clark was going to undergo further testing and a second opinion. That resulted in confirmation that Clark had torn his ACL.

    New York acquired Clark from the Ravens in March. The veteran safety played all 1,093 snaps for Baltimore last season, recording a career-high 101 tackles with four passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. A sixth-round pick in the 2017 draft, Clark has appeared in 96 games with 63 starts. He’s recorded five career interceptions with 32 passes defensed.

    With Clark’s injury, the Jets signed safety Adrian Amos to a one-year deal last week.
     
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    The Bills’ No. 1 receiver, Stefon Diggs, skipped voluntary offseason workouts and made it to mandatory minicamp practices only after head coach Sean McDermott said he was “very concerned” about Diggs’ absence. But another wide receiver stood out for his work in the offseason.

    That was Trent Sherfield, who signed with the Bills in March after catching 30 passes for 417 yards for the Dolphins last season. Sherfield participated in voluntary work, and Bills quarterback Josh Allen said that Sherfield’s effort impressed his teammates.

    “I’ve loved what I’ve seen from Trent so far; the dude works extremely hard. He’s one of the hardest-working guys on the team. Doesn’t complain about anything . He’s rolling right now,” Allen said, via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.

    Allen has been careful not to criticize Diggs this offseason, but it’s easy to see Allen’s comments about Sherfield working hard and not complaining in contrast with Diggs, who didn’t do much work this offseason and doesn’t seem to be a happy camper. A good rapport between Allen and Sherfield may be important for the Bills if issues with Diggs linger into the regular season.

    L
     
  38. Finatik

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    Parker gets new deal with Pats

    Parker’s three-year deal is worth up to $33 million and it is expected to include a lower base salary than the $5.7 million he was on track to make in 2023. There is the potential to make more via incentives and per-game roster bonuses, so it’s unclear how much the new deal will impact the Patriots’ cap positioning.

    With training camp not opening for a few weeks, there’s no particular rush for Hopkins to sign at this point. As it gets closer, there should be more of an idea about where the veteran will be playing games come the fall.
     
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    Nyheim Hines is out for the season in Buffalo. This is the sort of thing that keeps coaches awake all night during the time between mandatory mini camp and training camp. He was their x-factor on special teams.

    Bills' Nyheim Hines set to miss 2023 season after jet ski accident results in serious injuries, per report
    The running back was also set to be Buffalo's top return man
    By Cody Benjamin

    The Bills kick off 2023 training camp on Wednesday, but they'll do so without one of their top reserves due to an unexpected off-field injury. Running back and return specialist Nyheim Hines is expected to miss the entire season after suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries, including to his knee, in a recent jet ski accident, according to NFL Media.

    Hines, 26, was "sitting stationary on a jet ski" when he was "struck by another rider," per Tom Pelissero. His injuries will require surgery and likely send him to injured reserve for the duration of the season.

    The veteran was acquired by the Bills at last year's in-season trade deadline and was expected to at least serve as the team's top kick and punt returner. A former change-of-pace back with the Colts, he would've also offered experience as a secondary pass catcher.Hines' absence may be felt most on special teams, where he notably returned a pair of Week 18 kickoffs for touchdowns in Buffalo's first game after Damar Hamlin's on-field cardiac arrest. The veteran finished 2022 with a career-best 707 combined return yards. He was acquired in exchange for former Bills backup RB Zack Moss and a conditional late-round draft pick in November.


    Buffalo isn't necessarily hurting for running back depth in the meantime. Even after Hines reportedly agreed to a pay cut to stay with the team this offseason, the Bills signed two veteran free agents in Damien Harris and Latavius Murray, each of whom have starting experience. Second-year back James Cook is also expected to have a heavier workload after primarily appearing as a third-down option in 2022. All three figure to have their snaps increased this summer.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/...m-must-answer-before-the-start-of-new-season/
     
  40. Finatik

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    Rodgers gonna get killed.

    Jets tackle Mekhi Becton is trying to return from missing all of last season with a knee injury and the first days of training camp have brought reminders that his path back will not be an easy one.

    Becton, who only played one game in 2021, got poor reviews for his work during Tuesday’s practice session and he did not practice at all on Wednesday. Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that the same knee was responsible for keeping Becton on the sideline.

    “Mekhi’s knee just wasn’t up for it today, so we just held him back. . . . It’s gonna be more day-to-day, hopefully we can get him back out there tomorrow. . . . We’re trying to pace it, trying to get him back up to full speed so he can to get him ready to play an entire game,” Saleh said, via SNY.

    One of the big questions for the Jets heading into the season is whether their offensive line will be able to protect Aaron Rodgers well enough. With Becton ailing and fellow starting tackle candidate Duane Brown on the PUP list, things have not gotten off to the most promising of starts.
     

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