Merged: ESPN Poll - Best AFC East team

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  1. CRAZYDOLFAN305

    CRAZYDOLFAN305 We Are Still Going To The SB

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    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=2306

    Poll: Are the Dolphins ready to challenge the Patriots?


    Thank you for voting. See below for the results from across SportsNation.

    (Your responses are in bold text.)


    1) Which team will win the AFC East?

    67.0% Miami Dolphins
    30.4% New England Patriots
    1.3% Buffalo Bills
    1.3% New York Jets

    2) How many teams will make the playoffs from the AFC East?

    75.2% Two
    24.0% One
    0.9% Three

    3) Which team has the best offense in the AFC East?

    65.3% Miami Dolphins
    33.2% New England Patriots
    1.1% Buffalo Bills
    0.4% New York Jets

    4) Which team has the best defense in the AFC East?

    57.2% Miami Dolphins
    37.9% New England Patriots
    3.0% Buffalo Bills
    1.9% New York Jets

    5) Who is the best coach in the AFC East?

    52.5% Bill Belichick, Patriots
    45.4% Nick Saban, Dolphins
    1.1% **** Jauron, Bills
    1.1% Eric Mangini, Jets

    6) Whit unit for the Bills is most likely to improve significantly?

    83.0% Defense (32nd in the league last season)
    17.0% Offense (28th in the league last season)

    7) How many games will Daunte Culpepper start this season?

    42.3% 15-16
    34.8% 13-14
    14.4% 11-12
    8.6% 10 or fewer

    8) The Dolphins remade their secondary, replacing Sam Madison, Tebucky Jones, Reggie Howard and Lance Schulters with Will Allen, Andre' Goodman, Renaldo Hill, Deke Cooper and Jason Allen. What's your take?

    44.6% Minor upgrade
    25.5% Significant upgrade
    14.2% Minor downgrade
    12.4% No change
    3.2% Significant downgrade

    9) Who will finish the season as New England's primary runner?

    51.7% Corey Dillon
    48.3% Laurence Maroney

    10) Who will start the most games for the Jets at quarterback this season?

    62.3% Patrick Ramsey
    37.7% Chad Pennington

    Total Votes: 467
     
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    Bjorn Go Giants

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    thats awesome, we are completely dominating the polls
     
  5. romio

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    pass it on to all dolfans
     
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    jdang307 FinHeaven VIP

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    LOL at the bills and jets haha. 1-2%. Holy crap we are winning. But I am excited and nervous at the same time. There are a lot of good teams in the AFC.
     
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    Dude this suprises me but i think it is more because of the splash we have made with key aqusitions and the strong finish to last year (against weak opponents and 2nd string teams) the patriots are still the patriots they got bit hard by injuries and still won the east. We will finish the season tied with the patriots and come in 2nd on the tie breaker and make the wild card for the playoffs NO SB though. the only key player the pats lost is the kicker every other Key player is or will be back and healthy
     
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    BLITZKRIEG ~LACUNA LEGIONS~

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    The Pats / Jets fans really don't care about polls. At least that's the impression I get from them these days....

    The Jets and their fans know they're going to suck, so why bother right??...

    The Pats fans are just too damn good to enter their vote. I like to call it "TBS" {"The Bruschi Syndrome"}. :lol:...

    As for the Bills fans, they probably vote more than any other fanbase. I know they like to be high in any kind of poll they can find, and regardless of how bad they are, their fans will never accept it. As far as most of them are concerned, Marv / Jauron are the next great duo in Buffalo.....

    I guess we all have our homers though. Even I voted for Saban {well knowing Belichick is better at this stage}....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!
     
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    Sweet!:cooldude:

    GO PHINS!!!:dolphins:
     
  10. 2pegs

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    dont get carried away with Homerdom. Belichick has more SB rings (3) than saban has years as a NFL coach(1), Has won mor Playoff games (10)than Saban has won NFL games(9) and more years as a head coach (11) than saban has wins (9) ....so easy now
     
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    DolphinDevil28 I like boobs. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    My nipples are hard!!!!!


    :woot:
     
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    Aqua4Ever04 Banned Hammered

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    Seriously if you have ever been to a Pats site, they are all so cold towards the rest of the league. They honestly believe they are the only team that will ever be good and don't know anything about any other teams. It's really annoying.
     
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    DolphinDevil28 I like boobs. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    There are going to be some really P.O'd Northeasterners this year.
     
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    Aqua4Ever04 Banned Hammered

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    Yes I do agree. I have posted on one of their sites before and I have been offerd bets for countless money saying that the Pats will win the divison. I've been told the race will be over by December, that the Fins are going to win 7 games tops and other ridiculous statements. I cannot wait till December when I can make every single one of them eat crow.
     
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    All my picks match the general consensus except the last one, although I don't think Pennington will start the whole season I think he will play more the Ramsey
     
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    Poll: Are the Dolphins ready to challenge the Patriots?

    Every NFL team wants to end up No. 1 out of 32, but the journey often begins by figuring out how to be No. 1 out of four. So as training camps get underway, it's time to ponder the state of affairs in each division.

    A good espn poll and write, go vote for the phins:

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=2306
     
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    alright dolphins winning in most categories
     
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    finfan297 THE TRUTH HURTS

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    Voted We are picked to win the East
     
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    Which means what? Playoffs seeding isn't determined by votes (unlike the pro bowl).
     
  20. Aqua4Ever04

    Aqua4Ever04 Banned Hammered

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    Did anybody notice that in all the AFC division polls, every single page has 2 teams going to the playoffs from each division? I don't understand some people that vote 8 teams to go to the playoffs in the AFC lol.
     
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    voted, were still smashing everyone else, good to see the faith at 1884 votes
     
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    cnc66 wiley veteran bad spelur

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    It would only be fair if the same amount of votes were cast from each fanbase...of course we look good, anytime one of these show up on F/H we vote it silly...
     
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    pretty good for us!!!!!!!
     
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    dolphins BABY!!!
     
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    Guilty homer here, had to vote Saban, though in my heart of hearts I know it had to be Belicheck. Poll reflect one thing for sure, a LOT more Phin Fans online than other fans in AFC East.
     
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    I guess that means we are more pumped...
     
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    i liked that thanks for the link!
     
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    Saban is only down by a % in best coach!
     
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    Metal Panda One Moe Win

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    I'm not too terribly surprised by it. I guarantee however without Daunte's acquisition, we'd be losing the poll. A lot of those pollsters are starstruck.

    I'm hoping this is finally the year we reclaim the East for the first time since 2000. I still can't get the stench of 2002 out of my head.
     
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    How bout we make the playoffs then we can take a poll. Not to be filp but we dont have a clue how good we will be until we compare ourselves on the field to the Patriots and other playoff teams.
     
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    Well it gives fans and analysts something to do in the off-season. And right now is one of the popular check points for making predictions. You will see 2 or 3 more sets of these before the season actully starts. There is one before training camp, after training camp (start of pre-season,) and finally one before the season starts (after pre-season.)

    What else do we have to talk about here at Finheaven other than off-season news and predictions at this time of year?
     

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