First Down Morning Links

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Bills:

The Bills played inspired football on Sunday.  The defense, led by Mario Williams, looked vastly improved from last year.

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-2/Mario-makes-a-difference/d670b525-5e79-4874-ab50-10c13dd4c6c0

Fins:

Are the Fins ready for their “breakthrough season”?  This writer thinks so:

http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/andy-cohen-tannehill-sharp-offense-still-a-concern

Pats:

Brady has a lot of young player at skill positions, and after 2 weeks, this writer asks “Without Any Weapons, Can Tom Brady Still Lead New England Patriots’ Offense?”
http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/09/16/without-any-weapons-can-tom-brady-still-lead-new-england-patriots-offense/

Jets:

Craig Hoffman gives his views on Week 2 for the Jets.

http://thejetpress.com/2013/09/16/new-york-jets-week-2-good-bad-ugly-geno-smith-mark-sanchez/

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iycedout
iycedout

The Nationals and Braves have been told to stay away from Nationals Park in the wake of the shooting Monday morning at the nearby U.S. Navy Yard in downtown D.C.

The report from NBC News: "A gunman armed with a rifle and perhaps a handgun opened fire Monday inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard — killing at least four people and wounding at least six more, including a security guard and a city police officer, authorities said. SWAT officers swarmed the building, the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The shooter was believed to be wounded, a source told NBC News, and crews were combing the facility to make sure there were no other gunmen." Dan Haren is scheduled to pitch for Washington and Mike Minor is on tap for the Braves, but Nationals Park is just blocks from the U.S. Navy Yard and shares the same metro stop. The game could very well be postponed.

iycedout
iycedout

headline on rotoworld is diff - shooting may affect nationals game - never seen a breaking news rotoworld like that

cacalle
cacalle

How bout them Fins!! Not going to lie I thought we were losing that one after Luck was driving down the field with 4 mins left on the game. What a game, not going to scream PLAYOFFS but we're better for sure.

SlickVinny
SlickVinny

In other positive news, I heard that Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins have had special gloves made with 5 thumbs each in preparation for this weekend's game...

Bpardo95
Bpardo95

Just heard from the 72 Fins.  They are concerned Tannehill is going to take this team to 19-0 and be considered the greatest team in history.  

iycedout
iycedout

I just think we are going to run the ball down the bills throat honestly - pats seemed to do a good job of that

Carolinas OL isn't very good and I want to see this matchup of JETS ol run vs bills dl

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

They need to hurry this up before the NFL gets a chance to fully go over the tape from Thursday night.

SlickVinny
SlickVinny

@cacalle True, but I'm questioning how good the Colts really are.  They seem to have lost a bit of the 2012 magic...(that said, the Fins do look very strong this year)

TML954
TML954

@SlickVinny They switched a tv to the Raiders-Jags game at the sports bar and everyone got pissed.

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

Yeah, that shaky secondary of the Bills, so bad they got torched for 350+ against teams with actual NFL QBs.

Oh, wait, no they didn't. Good thing the Jets have such a great WR unit.

TML954
TML954

@Bpardo95 Mercury Morris will have him kidnapped before he lets that happen,

iycedout
iycedout

also a good matchup is jets dl vs the bills run game- if we shut it down ej has to shoulder the game

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

True. I'm more worried about Goodell than the court right now.

Bpardo95
Bpardo95

@SlickVinny @cacalle The colts are better than the 2008 Fins were but not much better.  There was a lot of luck that went into that season.  The defense is still very good.  

cacalle
cacalle

@SlickVinny @cacalle A lot of it last year was driven in luck and Pagano's health. But they're good considering Luck is the QB

cacalle
cacalle

@Bpardo95 @cacalle After two weeks I say yes. Now Tannehill needs some respect from the media. 3-1 against his fellow 2012 draft mates.

SlickVinny
SlickVinny

@cacalle @SlickVinny No, undrafted and third round pick rookies need to watch their wallets.  These were made by Tyra Banks.  

Bpardo95
Bpardo95

@iycedout @Bpardo95 Elite defense.  Elite qb.  Best deep threat in the game.  Three great RB's.  Solid Oline.   

gregstar52
gregstar52

@iycedout It will be fun to watch the two rookie QBs and to see Pettinne go against Rex.

iycedout
iycedout

@CJ gets two many carries can we run against them? kerley may be back - at least he can catch the ball consistently

additionally - im not trying to get involved or aruge one way or another - our recievers got open just couldn't catch

iycedout
iycedout

@TML954 btw I still think ivory is good just never healthy

iycedout
iycedout

@TML954 @iycedout well we may have makeshift rbs but when you cant stop the run it doesn't make a diff - good OLs decent rbs = success vs bad run stopping teams

dk if bills are a bad run stopping team yet but pats ran like crazy