Posted on: March 17, 2009 7:15 pm

The AFC East: Reborn?

 The AFC East is making a stamp of approval once again in the NFL as possibly the toughest division of football.  For the longest time it most certainly was one of the most competitve.  All of the free agency moves by these teams have cause some stir amongst the NFL.  The biggest of course for the Bills when they aquired Terrel Owens.  The Bills have also signed a solid center and released some dead weight.  They are supposedly trying to get TE Tony Schefler from the Broncos.  They definitely have a shot at making some noise.  The Patriots are hoping to have Tom Brady back at 100% and they definitely will need him after trading away "first year sensation" Matt Cassel.  They have managed to shore up their RB situation in bringing in Fred Taylor.  Many people write that off, but remember when they took in old man Corey Dillon?  Championship ring folks.   They already had a solid wide out core with Randy Moss and Wes Welker, but they have added that third piece of the puzzle by signing Joey Galloway; who had a pretty solid year in 2008.  They are currently in talks with Julius Peppers who could shore up that d line and make them harder than they are already.  The Jets got younger by Bret Favre retiring, but lost a bit in letting Laverneous Coles vanish. They still have a solid defense is coached right and their offense could put up decent numbers if the qb is protected.  Last the Dolphins, who perhaps suprised everyone last year includin Miami fans.  The wildcat probably won't work the same this year, but Ted Gin Jr. started to show some life in 08 and the running back tandum of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams can still be lethal.  A year grown the Dolphins can compete.  So is the AFC East gonna be the toughest division in football, or is it a bunch of over hyped signings and releases which will inevitably lead to the Patriots taking another division title?

Category: NFL
Posted on: March 8, 2009 1:17 am

Get your popcorn ready Buffalo!!!

Welcome to Buffalo Terrel Owens and thank you for joining our Bills team that needs much help. First of all. Cowboys , Eagles and 49ers fans get over it!  When your teams were winnin with 81 in your offense, no one was saying how bad he was.  As soon as your teams start going down hill, well then the scape goat of its T.O.s fault.  The Bills haven't made the post season in a decade and they really have nothing to lose, so why the heck not?  I am a long time Bills fan and I was ready for something to happen... Little did I know the magnitude I was in for.  Look at some points I have to make and say I am wrong.


  • Trent Edwards - Everyone keeps saying "oh, poor Trent... He is gonna ruin his career because of this cancer".  You know what, if he can't manage to throw the ball to either Owens or Evans, well then the guy is not cut out to be a quarterback in the NFL.  T.O. may be this and he may be that, but one thing I do know is the guy wants to win.  Trent Edwards will be fine.
  •  I keep hearing all these people talking about how great our recieving core is and that T.O. will only take away from them.  Hello?  Do you all not know who the Bills are.  Our best reciever Lee Evans has a very hard time getting the ball because he has no one else on the team to take attention away from him.  Lets be honest, Josh Reed is a great possesion reciever, but he doesn't require Wes Welker like attention in that slot.  Roscoe Parrish is a specialty reciever and he is great at what he does, but he is not the consistant wideout to move the chains time in and out.  How does no one realize that over the last two seasons the Bills WRs have caught 15 touchdown passes.  Terrel Owens caught 25 td passes alone in those two seasons.
  • Marketing - Do we not know that the Bills are lucky to get one primetime game a season?  Its very rare they do, but with T.O. in town now I think it is safe to assume the Bills will land at least one or two primetime gigs this season.  The Bills home is a wonderful place to watch a game, but fans do become disgrunteled after season and season and season losing.  Terrel Owens will help get those seasts full for all home games and definitely will increase jersey sles most likely.

Terrel Owens has yet another chance to make up for the dumb things he has done, but one thing I know for sure is it cannot get any worse than it has been the last 10 years!

Category: NFL
Posted on: October 30, 2008 10:01 pm

L2408 Power Rankings PartII

  1. Tha Jello Jigglers - You may say I am biased, but come one the team has the highest points output, beat one of the best teams You Still Dont Want It With Us and not to mention dethroned the only undefeated team last week Big Bs Bad Boys.  Although the team has lost two games they have beaten arguably the other top teams and have done so in pretty impressive fashion.  Total points puts the team at number 1.
  2. Big Bs Bad Boys - Other than a tough loss last week Brandons boys have torn up the game center with points upon points recently.  A great coach and risky game plays have made this team one to mess with.  The only thing that may cause concern is the fact the another main threat YSDWIWU has yet to face this team.  Another loss would definitely switch the two teams around. Look for some smart safe moves from the coach to try to secure a win against a tough team this week. 
  3. Chrisper & Crew - Oh me oh my, this team has made a boom in the fantasy football forum winning their last three games against very good opponents.  While the point total may be a little farther back than a team or two lower in the rankings does not mean this team will not catch up.  With new aquisitions this team can only improve.  You cannot overlook wins over TJJ and YSDWIWU not to mention have had a rough opening schedule.  Things shape up nicely for Chris' team as the season is half way through.
  4. You Still Dont Want It With Us - Hit a rough spot after going on a tear since losing the first game of a season, Bryans team bounced back with a solid win last week.  No major changes made for his squad, but has definitely taken a big hit with the Tony Romo project going down.  We all know Jessica is not the only one sad to see Mr. Romo hurt.  Times will get better in 2 weeks after the bye and look for the team to survive to stay afloat a tough division. 
  5. Where Am I - Winners of three in a row including a shocker against TJJ.  Paul "where am I" Sigler definitely played the part by missing tons of the beginning of the season with family things but since returning has definitely made his presence felt.  Only up 1 point from the team right below him, but good enough to grab the number 5 spot.
  6. No Forward Laterals - I think its safe to say when Brian Westbrook plays Andrews team is simply awesome.  Winners of two in a row one coming from an off and on Hawaiin giving thanks team(just kidding NH) have gotten the team sitting in an ok position midway through the football season.  Plenty to play and plenty more points for the Eagles runningback to score for NFW.
  7. Team 1 Large Hawaiin Thanks- 4-4? Who would have thought this would happen to one of the most active coaches in the league.. Morgan has hit a bad slump losing 3 in a row.  Plaxico Burress definitely plays a part in costing some points, but there must be other reasons for a drop off in production.  The upside on the team is they are fewer points back than the two teams above.  Why are they here you ask?  Because if things continue they are in grave danger of not being so point fortunate.
  8. .
  9.  Broncos _SOS and B100d Ballers - Now records are different and points are different but both teams are close to the same.  Lets put it this way BJs team has the better of the two records but Ryans Ballers are less points back from the leader.  The one thing Ryans squad has going for him is Clinton Portis is playing MVP like football and will continue to score for him... We are still waiting to say the same about Adrian Peterson for BJs team.
  10. Hoochs Hammers- They have won 2 games and one was against a solid C&F team.. the other against a winless team.  I think things could be better here for the Hooch but at least they shouldn't get any worse. 
  11. Lions - WHAT!!!???  Yes I did, although Jacobs team has yet to win a game he has definitely been very close in more than 4 occasions.  Its only a matter of time untill you start saying what the hell did I just lose to the Lions?  Not to mention the team actually is closer point wise than the last team on our list.
  12. The Elites - Well trade here and trade there hopefully will get a few points and a few wins before the season is over.  Nothing is over until its over.  Its a point system that can get you back in a minute just never give up!

Please comment them guys, otherwise why eveb write them...

Some questions you may want to ponder and reply

  • In your opinion who has the team to win it all?
  • Who has the best chance of turning things around?
  • Whos team looks like they plunge from top to bottom?
  • Best coach?
  • Best team name?
  • Most exciting game thus far?

If you got any more please add!

Posted on: October 16, 2008 10:34 pm

L2408 FF Power Rankings

I had this awesome thing written about everyone and everyones names were in it and it made you feel all warm and tingly, but you know how CBS likes to erase things without asking.. yeah well it does.  So once again I will go and kind of flirt with my original post.  The season started out on a tear.. Jacobs Lions lost the best quarterback in the game and one of the best scorers in FF.  Djs Elites had the first pick and who else would it go to other than LT..  so far not so good.  Some teams looked promising and just haven't gotten over the hump while others are out the gates to a roaring start.  Big Bs Bad Boys holds the undefeated mark, while Tha Jello Jigglers own the most points.  There is plenty chance for Andrew and Morgan to make quick strikes and claim the top.  The season is young and its had been fun so far.. Lets jump into this!

1.) Big Bs Bad Boys-  While the schedule may not be the toughest and the hardest team beaten sits with a 4-2 record.. Brandons Bad boys are undefeated and that alone will put you in the top spot.  Better watch out though with the next few weeks as a couple key games between the Jigglers and YSDWIDU may turn the tables a bit.  For now job well done.

2.) Tha Jello Jigglers- Out the gates the team hit four straight 100+ point games and had traded to get argusbly the best starting core in FF.  Josh's first loss came to an underacheiving bunch and Chrisper and Crew decided to come through this last week. Two huge players and bye led them to the loss but great start so far.  The next few weeks will determine how this team fairs.

3.) YSDWIWU - Bryan has his team rolling.. His only loss comes to Tha Jello Jigglers and thats nothing to hang your head about.  Since that opening game this team has won 5 in a row and looks to pick up its 6th facing C&C week 7.

4.) Team one Large Hawaiin Thanks - 4-2.. maybe with a few different moves like not benching Favre when he throws 6 tds puts this team a little higher.  Unfortunately thats what makes the game so great is great coaching.  Team one has plenty of threats on their side and does definitely look to continue to push through the top.

5 and 6 ) Broncos S.O.S and Where Am I - These two teams are a toss up. Both teams 3 losses have been to the teams in the top four.  If either has the edge I might give the slight nod to BJs bunch as he has complete offense that has yet to explode. Paul has a consistant bunch that continue to put points.  If Broncos players decide to play to potential the team can make top 4..

7.) Chrisper and Crew - Finds the seven spot with a huge win in week 6.  Chris' team has relied heavily on the play of Marion Barber and while so far he has come through we have to wonder how long it will be untill the blockbuster trade is made to get a little more consistant.( I think trades are done though?)

8.) No Forward Laterals - GFinding the 8th spot is the gritty team put together by Andrew.  Now we all have to think if Bryan Westbrook stays healthy the first 7 weeks how much better is this FF team?

9.) B100d Ballers - Well They take a good one against C&C but needed the Kicker to give the boost to close out the Lions.  Things could be worse but also they could be better..

10.) Hoochs Hammers- Well not much to go off of here.. 1 win through 6 games.  However he does have Peyton Manning who should get going into form along owning Roy Williams who is now a Cowboy should defintely boost morale!  Good luck and its possible.

11.) Elites - Well a tie keeps the team from hitting rock bottom.  Not sure whats going on in the situation.. its sad to see an active player struggle but plenty of season brings plenty of opportunity.  Get it going Elites.

12.) Lions - Well one knee ending season hit later Jacob has the most work to get going in this thing.  However Jacob is very active and I wouldn't doubt a few wins heading his way. 

Through 7 here they are.. critique it and wirte about it. 
Yours Truly ,
Josh P. (Lakers2408)

Category: Fantasy Football
Tags: Bills
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com