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First Down links are to some of the latest stories from our AFC East Teams

 

As the lingering rumors swirl around Buffalo Bills camp concerning Byrd, new Head Coach Doug Marrone has put together a solid preseason camp. In this article he is graded by John Starba, see if you agree with his assessment.

http://buffalowdown.com/2013/08/22/how-would-you-grade-doug-marrone-on-his-first-training-camp/

 

Randy Starks is expected to play this weekend for the Miami Dolphins when they face cross state rivalry Tampa Bay. The third overall pick in this years draft Dion Jordan is not quite as certain about his return. Defensive coach Coyle states his confidence about the defense in this Miami Herald article

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/22/3580265/dolphins-randy-starks-is-ready.html

 

The New York Daily News reports on the Quarterback competition going on in the Jets camp. Geno should get the chance to prove his value against the Giants this Saturday. Rex Ryan talks about the time table he has in mind to make his decision

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-qb-battle-fourth-game-article-1.1434582

 

The doooomm train carried the New England Patriots into Detroit last night where they got thumped 40-9. Phil Perry gives us his review of the game in this article

http://csnne.nbcsports.acquia-ps.com/new-england-patriots/patriots-drubbed-lions-40-9

 

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mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

I went looking for that thompkins guy this morning in my leagues. he was gone, so I checked the waiver wire. he was picked up LAST week in every one of my leagues.

I dunno how I hang out at the smartest afceast blog in america and get scooped on shit like this. 

Ioki
Ioki

Just for laughs, a comment from the New and Improve E!PN blogs:

"AND ALSO the pats didnt win a playoff game since 2007..... i think the jets are better than the pats right now"

cgc5783
cgc5783

From the Madden demo I've played it's super awesomely realistic.   I like how if you throw to a receiver before their route dictates they should be looking for the ball, he drops it.  Also if you throw to a receiver over the middle to get laid out by a LB or S, the chances of injury go up.  Already took Tue/Wed off next week....stoked!!  

XBOX gamertag: CrazedChef if anyone wants to play.

iycedout
iycedout

Danny Amendola's injury is believed to be to his ankle or foot.

Amendola didn't travel to Detroit for Thursday's preseason game, and the Pats have maintained their usual radio silence on his status. A source told ESPN Boston earlier in the week that Amendola's injury wasn't cause for major concern, and reporter Mike Reiss is under the impression that remains the case. Among the most injury-prone players in the league, Amendola is a boom-or-bust WR2 as he slides into Wes Welker's old role. Source: ESPN Boston Aug 23 - 9:50 AM

Surgeprotector74
Surgeprotector74 moderator

sorry CJ, didn't see your comment earlier. You basically pick win/lose for 2 points....i added score as an extra challenge. If you get it right you get 5 points

cgc5783
cgc5783

Felix Jones traded to Pitt, I'm telling you Steelers and Ravens are Doomed!

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

my money is on BB finding a way to keep tebow, just because he likes to be a contrarian son of bitch. 

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

We've been talking about him off and on for awhile. He's been getting 1st team reps ahead of the other rookies and Edelman for a few weeks.

Spot The Looney
Spot The Looney

@gregstar52 

let me know if you needs ideas there. I've been credited as being the guy who put the semi into semi-productive

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

It's hard to tell how it'll play out though. When Gronk and Amendola are both healthy and handling the middle Dobson may overtake Thompkins outside. I give Thompkins the edge but it's very early still.

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

I would I could find some video on him from last nights game. I really wanted to show everyone his release, they're like Tomlinson jump cuts.

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@finfan5357 

they are just 10 team leagues on yahoo. I have long time ones from school and an old job, but these are the new money$ ones ($100, $250) they have up now (not considered gambling!), so the dudes on their are real serious. 

cgc5783
cgc5783

@finfan5357 Wow, thanks for the reminder to bring my work computer (from Chili's to-go) home with me today!

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@Northshorepsbc @mikesfriedrice 

I think subconsciously at least he has a desire to prove he is the greatest ever football mind, a football alchemist if you will, he can transmute shit into gold - eventually. 

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

Did you see my post below about the fumbles? I didn't find much.

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

Tebow had 0 snaps last night. Get ready for the NE media to edit their roster predictions later today.

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@the hooded genius 

yeah, I have gronk in all leagues, and Ame in one league. I really could have used him at least at this moment it appears. for some reason they all jumped on him last week. 

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

Ah yeah, he'd be great if you have Amendola. Just get ready to make a small trade offer or grab him off wires if he has a slow week or two.

finfan5357
finfan5357

word. my top 3 wr are andre johnson, roddy white, dwang bowe. 

top 3 rb are lynch, wilson, bradshaw....

2 rb 2 wr league. we will see how this works out.

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@finfan5357 

yeah, just cause I hit rb hard this year because whenever I don't I find its a disaster. I didn't really factor in the fact there was no flex, because I figured a couple weeks in I could trade an extra runingback for a receiver when someone got desperate. but I just can't get behind the 8ball. 

finfan5357
finfan5357

oh got ya. it's a relatively big deal then.

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@finfan5357 

kind of. they are 3 wr 2 rb leagues. and I went rb heavy, light on wr. on one team I had amendoula. I really might need him for that team if Ame misses a couple games early because my 4th wr is for shit and my 3rd is stevie johnson who is having problems as well. and I was checking him for all other teams because he'd probably be better than what I had as 5 receivers on those teams if he becomes the 3rd target or Ame stays hurt. 

finfan5357
finfan5357

10 man league and you gotta get that guy? even given his pre season start, he can't be better than a low 3 right?

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

He's not PS eligible and we don't play any option QBs until the 2nd half of the season.

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

It's normally the #2 but can vary. Sometimes a positional player will run it for mobile QBs, etc.

Northshorepsbc
Northshorepsbc

@the hooded genius I'm thinking BB keeps him around to play in the all important 4th game next week. 2qtrs for Mallet and 2qtrs for Tebow

mikesfriedrice
mikesfriedrice

@the hooded genius 

who runs the scout team, is it he #2 qb or #3? or is it a guy from the practice squad? he could have some value when they go against the several teams that will have the read option as a package. 

/you can see I'm REALLY digging for a roll here.