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  1. Updating AFC East defensive rankings

    James Walker

    It was not a very good year for AFC East defenses in 2012. Three teams in the division finished with rankings in the 20s. But there have been a lot of changes for the division via free agency and the draft. Let's take a look at updated defensive r...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 37-40

    James Walker

    It's that time of year again! The 2012 football season is in the books, and it was another year of ups and downs in the AFC East. For the second straight year only one team -- the New England Patriots -- made it to the playoffs. But that doesn't m...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. AFC East Stock Watch

    James Walker

    Let's take a look at whose stock is rising and falling in the AFC East. Falling 1. New England Patriots' tight-end depth: The Patriots lost dynamic Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski for the season after he broke his arm for a second time Sunday...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Bills put on 'embarrassing' display

    James Walker

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw four interceptions, summed up Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots best. "That was really embarrassing," Fitzpatrick said candidly. "We got a lot of pride in this loc...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  5. Bills' Torell Troup enters 'bust' status

    James Walker

    The AFC East blog put former Buffalo Bills second-round pick Torell Troup on the "Bust Watch" this summer. This was a list of highly-drafted players who needed to show something in 2012 to avoid the infamous bust label. Well, Troup officially grad...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Four things to watch: Patriots and Bills

    James Walker

    The reigning AFC champion New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will host their preseason openers Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins, respectively. Here are four things to watch for in these exhibition games: ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Camp Confidential: Buffalo Bills

    James Walker

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix and coach Chan Gailey are not afraid. Both know this is a huge year in Buffalo. On paper, this is the best Bills team Gailey has coached and the best group Nix has put together. Many are e...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  8. The forgotten Bill: Kyle Williams

    James Walker

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Remember Kyle Williams? The Bills defensive tackle was on an island in Buffalo not long ago. Williams was a stud on an otherwise thin defense. When Bills general manager Buddy Nix arrived three years ago, Williams was the only P...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  9. Morning take: Patriots meeting TE Shiancoe

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East: The New England Patriots are meeting with free-agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, Steve Wyche of the NFL Network reports. Morning take: The Patriots continue to look at ti...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  10. Morning take: 'Hard Knocks' bad for Miami?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday morning in the AFC East: Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network wonders if HBO's "Hard Knocks" is a bad thing for the Miami Dolphins. Morning take: Some players seem to be against it. But for the big ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. Four key players returning from injuries

    James Walker

    Here are four important players to keep an eye on who are returning from injuries suffered last season: Buffalo Bills: Defensive end Mario Williams Injury: Pectoral Thoughts: Williams was on his way to a dominant 2011 after he recorded five ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  12. Why Bills are my sleeper pick for 2012

    James Walker

    The scene at the AFC coaches' breakfast in Palm Beach, Fla., was fitting. To my far left was New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. He was surrounded by a large group of media who wanted to know how the Jets would handle Tim Tebow-mania and whether they co...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  13. AFC East free-agency assessment

    James Walker

    Buffalo Bills Key additions: DE Mario Williams, DE Mark Anderson Key losses: WR Roscoe Parrish, OT Demetrius Bell What a rush: The Bills entered the offseason identifying their pass rush as their biggest weakness. As a result, Buffalo went o...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  14. AFC East Power Rankings analysis

    James Walker

    The first Power Rankings of 2012 are in, and we have a lot of interesting things to discuss. chose to its first rankings early this year, and it couldn't come at a more volatile time. Teams are adding and subtracting players everyday in f...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. Morning take: How good are the Bills?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the AFC East: Have the Buffalo Bills shifted the division landscape? Morning take: I'm not ready to go that far, but the Bills have done a good job this offseason. They signed some good p...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  16. Four questions, answers on Mario Williams

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills made the biggest splash so far in free agency by signing former Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year, $100 million contract. Williams is a game-changer who will greatly improve Buffalo's anemic pass rush. Her...

    Blog | March 15, 2012