MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 16, 2018 PATRIOTS, BILLS, JETS, DOLPHINS

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Tom Brady is the best quarterback in football until proven otherwise.

The reigning NFL MVP is the foundation for what is annually an elite offense in New England.

But a quarterback — even the G.O.A.T. – can’t do it alone. As such, ESPN ranks the “offensive arsenals” of all 32 teams heading into 2018.

New England comes in at No. 8 on the list after an offseason that saw the team move on from Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola.

“Tom Brady will still make it all work, of course, but the Pats have downgraded from an embarrassment of riches to mere riches,” ESPN writes.

The Boston Globe is doing a series of previews of New England’s competition in the AFC East. Today’s look at the Dolphins says it’s time for quarterback Ryan Tannehill to prove himself in Miami.

The Boston Herald writes about Patriots rookie cornerback Keion Crossen, who’s been hard at work all summer long in Foxborough.

ESPN.com’s AFC East Q&A continues with a look at who is on the “hottest seat” in the division, with Tannehill’s name coming up yet again.

Sports Illustrated has named Brady as one of its “Fashionable 50,” a list of the most stylish athletes in the world.

NBC Sports Boston is doing a series on the Patriots “signature plays,” kicking off with a high-low crossers combo in the passing game.

USA Today looks at how the Patriots can get the most out of first-round rookie running back Sony Michel.

By Andy Hart, PATRIOTS FOOTBALL WEEKY

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The Buffalo Bills will return to St. John Fisher for training camp next week, and AJ McCarron is excited to get started. McCarron is saying all of the right things as he looks to solidify himself as the starting quarterback in Buffalo, and more details are available courtesy of AL.com in today’s links. There are also updates on the competition at center, Chris IvoryLorenzo Alexander and more. Continue Reading, by Anthony Marino

 

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Good news, New York Jets. At least you aren’t the Buffalo Bills. Oh, boy, I can hear you now, Bills fans, hanging out at Canalside and saying, “But Rank, we made the playoffs last year. The Jets haven’t made the playoffs in seven consecutive years, which is tied for the third-longest active drought.” And I’ll have to admit that the fictitious Bills fans I have conjured up in my mind are among some of the most-informed of fans. But let me ask you this question: You technically made the playoffs last year, but what good did it do for you? It gave you a false sense of security and made you trade up for a quarterback who is never going to be as good as the guy the Jets got at No. 3 overall, Sam Darnold. Congratulations.

But since I’m here to technically talk about the Jets, here are five things that would help the Jets make the playoffs this year. Continue Reading, by Adam Rank, NFL.com Writer

Jun 5, 2018; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during practice drills at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins training camp will be centered around one thing – the return of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The former Texas A&M standout and once-burgeoning star from 2016 has missed the last 20 games due to a left knee injury. While all signs point to his return to form this season, the team he fields will be much different than the Dolphins of ’16.

When Tannehill suits up under center for Miami during training camp, several of his targets will be completely revamped while his backfield will no longer see the likes of Jay Ajayi, and rather will hold a stark comparison between the two ball carriers’ career timelines. Kenyan Drake enters his third season, on the heels of a career year after the team traded Ajayi midseason a year ago. Opposite Drake will be 13-year pro Frank Gore, the San Francisco 49ers all-time leading rusher who just spent the past three seasons in Indianapolis. Gore is seemingly far removed from his best playing days, yet put forth his best season since 2012 a year ago, and his seventh season out of the past eight years grading at 74.9 or above. Continue Reading, by CAM MELLOR

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