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Fins:

The Dolphins fell to 3-1, but the loss gives way to areas where a young team can improve.  Covering TEs is one of those areas.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1793645-reassessing-the-miami-dolphins-ability-to-defend-tight-ends

Jets:

The majority of football fans saw that Tannenbaum flew the Jets in the wrong direction, but is Idzik doing the same?  This writer thinks so:

http://thejetpress.com/2013/10/01/john-idzik-new-york-jets-tennessee-titans/

Bills:

Here’s a really nice breakdown by John Murphy of the Bills-Ravens game.  Tons of stuff you may not have noticed the first time around.

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-2/From-the-booth-Ravens-at-Bills/bc13a5e2-4f6c-43dc-8413-7b89669fb5d1

Pats:

The loss of Wilfork on the DL is obviously a big loss.  Here’s a look at how the Patriots were able to overcome it against the Falcons:

http://bostonherald.com/sports/patriots_nfl/new_england_patriots/2013/09/in_a_fix_patriots_plug_hole_on_line

 

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Nikvoodoo
Nikvoodoo

so AFCENEWS.com Fantasy footballers: I'm selling Greg Jennings. Who's buyin'?

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

Props to mikesfriedrice for this:

DETROIT -3-110 @ Home vs Chicago
my power numbers now have Detroit as the #3 ranked team, in large part due to the Stafford playing good enough to be the second ranked qb on my list while taking just 2 sacks so far. I have them winning by 8, so give the points.

iycedout
iycedout

how do i get to the afcn blog?

iycedout
iycedout

i don't want to beat a dead dolphin - so i wont repost but check out rotoworld on the fins thing

rcr1959
rcr1959 moderator

#FREEMATTMOORE

iycedout
iycedout

“We got some turnovers and got the offense going and just fueled off each other,” Galette told Saints reporters Monday night. “Up front we just kept taking advantage of their weak tackles and their inside guys. I wish we could play them again so we could tee off on them again.”

But Galette did not stop there.

“It was a nice win, but I don’t think that team was as good as everybody was saying,” he said. “We just abused their offensive line all game.”

According to Galette, the Dolphins (3-1) were “talking so much trash while we were up by 25.” That may have had something to due with his postgame comments.

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

'They say his sense of entitlement was visible from space.'

Nice.

iycedout
iycedout

@Nikvoodoo only legit if cassel continues to start - right now I read its up in the air

iycedout
iycedout

@CJ gets two many carries well nobody expect the Detroit d to pick cutler off numerous times and shutdown cal - so although he won the bet - twas the wrong reasons

still a balsy call and nice bet

iycedout
iycedout

time to do what i do best

cknuckles60191
cknuckles60191

@iycedout - You make is sound like there needs to be some Mouth to Blowhole Resuscitation....

nossorc
nossorc

@iycedout I'll never understand the personality that talk shiats when they are losing.

iycedout
iycedout

@CJ gets two many carries

@iycedout

Coach Joe Philbin referred to his team's pass protection as a "big concern."

Ryan Tannehill has taken a league-leading 18 sacks through four games. Some of the blame is on the Dolphins for failing to establish Lamar Miller, but a lot of it is on Jonathan Martin. The left tackle has already surrendered four sacks and eight quarterback hurries while grading out poorly in run blocking. Things won't get any easier in Week 5 as Miami faces Baltimore.Related: Jonathan MartinSource: Palm Beach Post Oct 1 - 10:14 AM

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@nossorc I'll never understand any sort of planned or elaborate showboating after any play.

I can understand an elated response after a TD or big sack, a fist pump or some jumping up and down, even spiking the ball, but anything else is just idiotic foolishness.

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@nossorc @CJ gets two many carries I like funny ones. Like TO's antics with the popcorn or the autographing, or even Stevie's "Why so serious?", those are amusing. But the dancing, the showing off, the "look at me attitude", that just annoys me to watch it.

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@nossorc I've been in situations where I was so pumped up I literally could not control myself, the adrenaline was flowing and I needed to do something with the energy, but doing a dance or striking so retarded pose is just not entertaining and it's poor sportmanship, imo.

nossorc
nossorc

@iycedout @nossorc all of that stuff...unless its a young guy and its like his 2nd TD, sack etc..., I'd be super jacked up if we were down 50