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New England Patriots – After falling just a breath short of the Super Bowl last season, the Patriots went and loaded the arsenal to make sure they are more than in the running this time out.  I think this team won the titles for both best draft class of 2007 and best free-agency class of 2007.  People are expecting big things with the additions of LB Adalius Thomas and WR Randy Moss.  They won’t disappoint.  But, the additions that may mean the most to the Pats could be first round draft pick FS Brandon Meriweather or free-agent KR Wes Welker.  The muskets are loaded.  Look for another 12 win season… and more.

New York Jets – If I missed on one team last season it was the Jets.  I thought the task of building the Jets into a winner was a multi-year project.  Head Coach Eric Mangini had the thing pointed in the right direction quickly.  Adding RB Thomas Jones was a great move.  I’m still not sure that Chad Pennington is the answer under center, but Mangini apparently is.  I tell you, Jets fans better hope that Pennington stays upright, because there is no one on the depth chart behind him that you want to see in Regular Season action.  If Chad stays healthy and Kellen Clemmons doesn’t see the football, the Jets may get another sniff of the playoffs.

Miami Dolphins – Well, the Nick Saban era sort of stunk, eh?  Owner Wayne Huizenga had to be asking himself, ‘Why me?’  Make no mistake, new Coach Cam Cameron was hired with stability in mind.   I expect that he will bring it, but that it will take a year or two to recover from the whiplash Saban caused the organization.  The ‘Fins have some weapons on both sides of the ball.  Their offense should revolve around Ronnie Brown (Ricky Williams has watched another year go up in smoke).  The defense should be anchored by Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor.  Rookie Ted Ginn Jr. – I know, I can’t believe they spent their first pick on him either – should add some flash to Special Teams.  At least, he better.

Buffalo Bills – Duh Bills.  How do the Bills follow up on letting a good QB go in favor of a prospect?  They let their playmaking RB go in favor of another prospect.  Willis McGahee gone?  Marshawn Lynch better bring his A-Game.  And just when Bills fans thought it could get no worse, the Bills decided to let half their starting defense walk away.  So, is it a make it or break it year for J.P. Losman?  It’s likely to be a shake him and break him year.  Don’t forget folks, this is a team being built by Dick Jauron and 112 year old Marv Levy.  I know, I really should give Bills fans something to be encouraged about.  Okay, here it is: you guys have a great punter in Brian Moorman and kicker in Rian Lindell.  That’s good.  They’ll be busy this year.