In the AFC East I expect to see the Patriots to leave a little but not too much. the reason for the projected drop off is mainly due to the fact that the Patriots will be without the services of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, both have become head coach, Weis with Notre Dame and Crennel with the Cleveland Browns. Eric Mangini is the new defensive coordinator, while Bill Belichick was the plays on offense himself. The Patriots play seven games this season against 2004 playoff teams and four of those cases will take place on the road, the Patriots also lost a lot of talent such as WR David Patton, OG Joe Andruzzi, and CB Ty Law via free agency and very well could be without their defensive leader LB Tedy Bruschi, whose status is uncertain following an off-season coup, and then there is the question of the Patriots who won three of the last four Super Bowls, which means that the Patriots have played nine postseason games above and beyond the game sixteen normal regular season schedule in the last four years and have had to deal with all the off-season and the excitement that comes with winning the game, too, do not forget that the team that wins the Super Bowl is in the better position comes under the project, which means that the “Fresh Blood” talent pool on the Patriots has depleted due to its success. Salvation for the Patriots in the AFC East comes from the fact that the Jets do not help themselves much in the proposed non-kicker Mike Nugent of Ohio State with their top selection, like the Patriots, the Jets also lost a lot of talent through free agency with the departure of starters WR Santana Moss, TE Anthony Becht, RT Kareem McKenzie, and DT Jason Ferguson, however, the greatest loss to free agency with the Jets can be RB Lamont Jordan, who could have spoken quite well if 32 years of age, RB Cutis Martin goes down to injury.