Posts Tagged ‘2013 Season Predictions’

AFC East Writers Predict the Division’s Best and Worst

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The AFC East writers have made some bold predictions, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are expected to continue dominating their divisional competition in 2013. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

The NFL season may have begun on Thursday night, but the AFC East season begins Sunday. The Buffalo Bills will play the New England Patriots, while the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will play out-of-conference games (against the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively). To get ready for the season, writers from multiple AFC East sites within the NFL Draft Sites Network took the time to predict how teams and players will fare in 2013.

The respondents are as follows:
Ryan Talbot (Staff Writer, Buffalo Bills Draft) — Poll Writer
Dan Hope (Editor, Buffalo Bills Draft)
Joe Marino (Staff Writer, Buffalo Bills Draft)
Joseph Curtis (Staff Writer, Buffalo Bills Draft)
Glenn Gifford (Staff Writer, Buffalo Bills Draft)
Chad Pullen (Assistant Editor, Miami Dolphins Draft)
Garrett Baker (Assistant Editor, Miami Dolphins Draft)

Which teams and players in the AFC East will thrive? Who will disappoint? Here are our takes on the AFC East in 2013.

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Sophomore Spotlight: Stephon Gilmore

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills will be counting on Stephon Gilmore to improve upon his rookie season with a strong sophomore year. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

Much of the talk this offseason will revolve around the projections and expectations from the Buffalo Bills’ 2013 draft class, but also important to the Bills’ success this season will be the progress and performance of their 2012 draft class.

Buffalo had three strong picks in 2012: CB Stephon Gilmore, OT Cordy Glenn and OLB Nigel Bradham. In the later rounds, the Bills had three duds in ILB Tank Carder, OG Mark Asper and kicker John Potter. The verdict is still out on WR T.J. Graham, CB Ron Brooks and OG Zebrie Sanders.

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be focusing on each of the 2012 draft picks still with the Bills, in my Sophomore Spotlight series. Starting with first-round pick Stephon Gilmore, I’ll discuss each player’s rookie season, look at his best and worst performances and attempt to predict their 2013 stat line. Each player’s actual stat line will be discussed as well as analytics provided by Pro Football Focus (PFF – subscription required for premium statistics).

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