new ESPN Power Rankings

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  1. MaxPower

    MaxPower Well-Known Member

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  2. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    Rankings dont mean squat, but I would have us at #4 or #5.....We are better than the Titans,Steelers,Raiders and Eagles....cant argue with the Bucs @ #1 ...while Falcons and Patsies are a toss up.....tough to tell at this point though.
     
  3. !PapaCrunk81!

    !PapaCrunk81! 'Cocaine and Toupes' Hammered

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    I agree, these kind of rankings can help egos (sp) but the pessimistic quote about the Bills is still kinda funny-----"Despite the improvements, they're still probably the No. 4 team in their division. "
    I may not like the Bills, ok I really don't like the Bills, but beating an improved Bills team will make the Phins sweeping them next year that much sweeter. I guess I'd rather have a competitive division then a bunch of lap dogs. But enough about the Jills cheerleaders.
     
  4. Justasportsfan

    Justasportsfan FinHeaven Elite Hammered

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    Better than the raiders and eagles? :lol:
     
  5. !PapaCrunk81!

    !PapaCrunk81! 'Cocaine and Toupes' Hammered

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    The Phins will find out how they stack against the Eagles, but the Phins have had pretty good luck against the Raiders in um the regular season, my memory gets a little hazy when it comes to the offseason w/ the Raiders.:D :D :D
     
  6. DolfanISS

    DolfanISS Perennial All-Pro Finheaven VIP

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    We haven't lost to Oakland since 2000 and have won like 4 out of the last five against the Raiders. I think us being better than them is a valid argument. Afterall most Bills fans think that Buffalo is better than Miami beacause of the Ray Lucas sweep last season.
     
  7. PatsWin2002

    PatsWin2002 Bringin' it!

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    Greetings from the #6 spot....for what it's worth.

    One thing I did notice is that the AFC East teams are all ranked in the top half (6, 8, 11, 15) - probably the highest average of all teams in a division.

    I believe the AFC West was the toughest division last year top-to-bottom - I know we went 1-3 over there.

    The AFC East may have that honor now that guys like Rosevelt Colvin, Rodney Harrison, Junior Seau, and Takeo Spikes have come over to the AFC East. I guess that's what the experts are thinking too. Who knows...stupid rankings. I just couldn't help but read into it a bit.

    We have no easy division foes.
     
  8. PatsWin2002

    PatsWin2002 Bringin' it!

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    Here come the Dolphins!
    (Sorry, couldn't resist)
     
  9. FinsGoToGuy

    FinsGoToGuy A True Fan

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    It's the same each year. Dolphins are 10-12 on the first power ranking and by week 2 or 3 they're #1. And late in the season they're about 8-9.

    Hopefully this year we will stay #1 all year.
    :friday:
     
  10. MDFINFAN

    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    Not one bill post yet

    I understand

    15t. Bills Optimistic: Offseason additions on defense should help one of the league's most porous defenses.
    Pessimistic: Despite the improvements, they're still probably the No. 4 team in their division.

    This could backfire and add fuel to their season. We should definetly watch out for them..
     
  11. FinsGoToGuy

    FinsGoToGuy A True Fan

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    We need to watch out the three other teams in our division.
     
  12. lunaticbillsfan

    lunaticbillsfan Active Member

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    IMO the Raiders have seen the last of the SB runs for a while. They have some huge cap hell to dig out of, plus the team is just getting way to old. I dont think the Eagles did themselves any favors this off season so those spots are iffy at best. Honestly, I believe you guys should be a few spots higher than 8th, and I also I think there a couple teams that maybe the Bills could be put above (Colts, Steelers, Chiefs) but thats just my opinion.
     
  13. Billsfan

    Billsfan Section 118 Row 1 Seat 5

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    That dolphin picture is cool
     
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    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    I agree with you..but the Raiders always seem to find a way..

    Again getting out of the afceast is the task without beating each other up..that's the ticket..somehow we run each other down doing the year and have nothing left for the playoffs.
     
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    Coolguy3 Starter Finheaven VIP

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    Raiders 2nd??? Steelers 4th?? Please.....Steelers only make the playoffs cause of their weak division.

    Raiders are not the #2 team in the league. I'd say a top 7.

    Patriot don't scare me. They are not a #6 team. I'd say a 8 or 9th.

    Bills should definately be in the top 10. This is the team that scares me the most.
     
  16. lunaticbillsfan

    lunaticbillsfan Active Member

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    Yeah MD that Radier comment is so true isnt it, those guys always seem to find a way. I guess Im just hopin that maybe this year is the year that things finally catch up with them. Personally Im just so excited to get this season going and glad that my team is in the toughest division in football. There is a reason that there are more nationally televised games out of the AFCE than any other division. Goona make for some great football this year.
     
  17. RUDEbyallMEANS

    RUDEbyallMEANS Perennial All-Pro

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    Don't underestimate the Raiders... just because they werent active in FA, doesn't mean they are done... No team in their division is able to handle the Raiders pass offense.. so Raiders are still in the hunt for a Super Bowl next year...
     
  18. Billsfan

    Billsfan Section 118 Row 1 Seat 5

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    You know what pisses me off about this list.

    These guys don’t make any reaches. It takes NO balls to rank the way they did. It’s almost the exact same as the end of last year. Teams like the Chiefs and Bills have made major changes and are still in the middle of the pack. And teams like the Eagles, Raiders and Titans who look like they’re ready to start heading down are still up top. And what about taking a chance on one of the poor teams of 2002? Get some balls and rank one of them up in the Top 10. The Lions, Panthers, Jags and Cowboys are all possible examples of teams then could be good.
     
  19. Justasportsfan

    Justasportsfan FinHeaven Elite Hammered

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    I'D rather be ranked last and prove everyone wrong. I have more respect for the Pats than I do any other AFCE rival. Bellichick is one smart coach. They won the SB with practically half the talent Miami had last year because of Bellichick.
     
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    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    What's wrong with you..why are you raving like this..Bellichick's team got on a role, just like any other SB winning team and won..He had just as much talent the next year and maybe more and didn't get there..You should respect all teams...as the old saying goes..on any given Sunday...
     
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  21. XoPhinsoX

    XoPhinsoX No More Injuries, Please ;).

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    That Raider/Pat call was questionable though ;\.

    Funny pic PatsWin ;).

    I see us better then the Steelers and Raiders myself.

    Eagles, eh, I dunno.
     
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    The Eagles are going to be weak against the run, IMO. That is unless Jim Johnson has some exotic defensive packages he has been saving for a day when he loses half his talent in the front 7. I'd rank them around 8-11 personally, but thats just one guy's opinion......
     
  23. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    sounds to me someones still stuck on last year......tell me where the Raiders have improved? we beat them with the same team they have now.....Eagles, although were good, have lost alot...
     
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    Some strange rankings there. Philly definitely should not be #3, being a totally defensive team and losing their best front 7 guy and all the linebackers, gee they will not be a playoff team in 2003. Also Jacksonville is way too low at #29.
    Of the teams in front of us agree with putting Patsies, and Tennessee ahead of us until we beat them. Pittsburgh overated again. Raiders even with us. Falcons should be below us.
     
  25. craps

    craps Well-Known Member

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    yeah , i think you guys are underating the raiders as well

    they get buchanon back , a healthy woodson
    and they've added 2 rookie stud DEs in
    tyler brayton and shon pierson

    on offense they've added teyo johnson
    doug gabriel and justin fargas

    as much as i hate the raiders

    i can't see them being worse than last year

    the kid to watch is the LB they got in the 3rd
    at his workout for al davis , they asked him
    to line up and rush the passer from DE
    then they had him rush from LB spot

    afterwards , al called down to the field and had
    the kid removed from the field and demanded
    that no one in the organization mention his
    name again before the draft . . . . . .

    al may be a nutcase . . . but he knows talent
     
  26. craps

    craps Well-Known Member

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    oh yeah

    they won't be better than us

    but they'll be damn good
     
  27. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    I thought this is a PRESEASON POWER ranking....not an END OF THE YEAR power rankings prediction, which is basically what he turned it into when he got to number 8.....If it is a POWER ranking then the Dolphins should be ranked number 1 because the writer can't find anything negative about the Fins(now) except that they might fade down the stretch(then).....So are these rankings for NOW or THEN?

    AND....The funny thing about those rankings is that the writer gives a reason that each team can fail, and it specifically relates to personell....when he gets to the Dolphins it's got nothing to do with personell.... according to the writer there's no reason why the Dolphins should fail due to a lack of personel..... ....
     
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    Jacksonville should be higher, Peterson and Douglas will really help the D. We are a little low but I could really care less.
     
  29. IceStorm

    IceStorm The High Tech Bong Monkey!

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    Ok, I've looked at the rankings and I've come up with the perfect conclusion.

    ESPN must be hurting for hits on their NFL pages so they pop up this so called rankings listing.
    People flock to it as if:
    1. It means something.
    2. Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-season is upon us.
    3. All the players on the teams will make it and wont be cut.
    4. June 1st cuts are already complete.
    5. ESPN knows what the hell they're talking about this early before even training camp starts.
    6. Stop me when I've gone to far.
    7. There will be no more player movements.

    I'm amazed that they have even wasted web server space with this page. It amazes me. It even amazes me more that people read it and then start to analyze it as if it's something close to the truth. haha Yeah, thats me. I'm a rebel.

    But then again, you might be right. :D
     
  30. ebozzz

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    So would I. What's the world coming to? I'm in agreement with a Bills fan! ;)
     
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  31. FrankTheTank

    FrankTheTank Scout Team

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    It only truly matters where you are ranked at the end of the year.
     
  32. ohall

    ohall A Miami Dolphins fan, not a players fan.

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    If I was a Bills fan I can understand the ranked last part of your sentiment, but your team needs to work on the proving everyone wrong part.

    Oliver...
     
  33. brech10

    brech10 Keyser Soze

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    simply a sports writer's opinion here. These rankings mean nothing. They would differ it were another jerks opinion. This particular jerk just happens to believe we are the 8th best team in the league. Wooptie-doo.
     
  34. brech10

    brech10 Keyser Soze

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    correcting myself here. not some sports writer, its voted on by clayton, pasquirelli, and some other guy. but still confirming the fact that it is still the opinion of couple jerks, and neither dophins, nor you bills fans should lose any sleep over this one.
     
  35. PhinBeck

    PhinBeck Perennial All-Pro

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    3 freakin pages on power rankings. lol. They make for fun reading but really hold as much significaance as a lightbulb without electricity.
     

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