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The king of the AFC East for the past decade has been Tom Brady. The last two seasons the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins have all acquired new quarterbacks, hoping that these young players can dethrone Brady.
This season the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills drafted new quarterbacks in the first 2 rounds of the NFL Draft. Last season Ryan Tannehill was drafted in the first round by the Miami Dolphins. All 3 of these young quarterbacks were drafted for one reason, to beat the New England Patriots.
Geno Smith will try and be the next young quarterback to dethrone Tom Brady in the AFC East.
Geno Smith will enter training camp battling Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback position. Smith was 7-6 last season at West Virginia University. He had over 4,000 yards passing last year and threw 42 touchdowns. Early in the season, Smith looked like the heavy favorite to win the Heisman trophy after throwing for 8 touchdowns against Baylor. After major defensive struggles for WVU, Smith and the Mountaineers dropped 5 straight games and got embarrassed by Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. With new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg coming to New York, Smith looks like he is a good fit for the pass happy type of offense he brings over from Philadelphia. If Smith isn’t the starter week 1, he will be by the end of the season.
E.J. Manuel was the first quarterback drafted in this years NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. The Bills hope Manuel can be the franchise quarterback, something they haven’t had since Jim Kelly. Manuel struggled at times at Florida State and never seemed to get the one big win FSU needed to make a national championship run. New coach Doug Marrone hopes to develop Manuel into the starter, but he will have to beat out Kevin Kolb in training camp. Marrone’s career with the Bills will be linked to Manuel and his development. If Manuel doesn’t perform well within the first 2 seasons, Marrone can see his NFL coaching career end quickly.
Ryan Tannehill is coming off a solid rookie season. If it wasn’t for the outstanding play of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson, a lot more people would have noticed the play of Tannehill. If Tannehill can continue to progress and develop with all the new weapons the Dolphins acquired on offense, the Dolphins can be a serious threat to win the division this season.
All three of these young quarterbacks have the daunting task of trying to overtake the division that Tom Brady has owned for over a decade. This year it looks unlikely that the Bills or Jets have a chance to compete for a division title but the Dolphins loaded up their roster to make a run at New England. These three young gun-slingers will have to progress quickly to compete in the AFC East.
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The focus on the Jets is always on two things, Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez. While Ryan invites the attention, I think Sanchez gets way too much blame when it comes to the Jets success. Rex likes to say that this team is built on running the ball and a solid defense. The problem is, they can't run the ball and the defense isn't that great. The Jets have to get better...
New York Jets’ (presumable) starting quarterback Mark Sanchez was drafted in the first round in the 2009 draft. Since he’s started in 68 games. Despite all that experience, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski says Sanchez is still making rookie mistakes that should be long gone by now.
The bottom line is Sanchez continues to make too many throws that a quarterback with his experience level...
“He might have as much talent as any player I’ve ever been around at the corner position. He’s got everything. He’s got the size, the height, the length, the speed, the recovery speed, probably as good ball skills as any corner I’ve been around.”- Rex Ryan, at NFL owner’s meetings in 2010.
A 6’2, 210 pound cornerback out of Florida State goes in the first round, 19th...
Rex Ryan spent part of his summer vacation running from angry bulls.
The New York Jets coach joined thousands of thrill-seekers on Sunday and Monday in the annual running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
The team confirmed Monday that Ryan was uninjured while participating both days in the run, which is the highlight of a nine-day street festival and...
Antonio Garay used to scoot around San Diego in a little, red Smart Car with huge Hello Kitty faces decorating each door.
The funny photos of the former Charger and current New York Jets nose tackle squeezing his 6-foot-4, 320-pound frame into the attention-grabbing but environmentally friendly vehicle were all over the Internet a year ago.
But, new Jets teammate Quinton Coples...
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has a knack for saying and doing some outrageous things.This photo of him posing with a group of three others after running with bulls serves as further evidence.Apparently, Ryan tried his hand at running alongside a massive group of horned monsters in Pamplona over the weekend, and managed to escape unharmed.It's official. Ryan is a little crazy.Via Deadspin
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is over in Spain running with the bulls as he gets ready for another NFL season.
I’m sure Rex figured that running from bulls that way thousands of pounds can only help him continue to lose more weight.
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who has continued to lose weight, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Never thought I’d see the day when Rex Ryan went running with the bulls, especially if you saw how he looked on Hard Knocks in 2010.
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We all knew New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was in Pamplona, Spain to run with the bulls, but now we have found the photos to back it up.
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Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are set to be in a heated QB battle when the preseason picks up.Sanchez, the incumbent, seems like the favorite to keep his job as starting quarterback for the New York Jets.But, there is another quarterback who the New York Jets' staff has overlooked. That man, is Greg McElroy. McElroy was drafted by the Jets in the 7th round of the 2011 Draft out...