Who is setting up to be the next AFC "Dynasty" team?

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  1. seanofthedead

    seanofthedead Active Member

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    Thankfully (or Mercifully) it appears that the N.E. Pats "Dynasty" will slowly be winding down over the next few years. What AFC teams in your opinion have either set themselves up or are on their way to setting themselves up in the next 2 or 3 seasons to go on a good Playoff / Superbowl Pats type run once the Cheats are done dominating the AFC?

    I think as far as the AFC East goes we have the best QB situation going forward (could just be home team bias) and with a few more young guys with skills and manageable contracts on the offensive line we may be able to compete for the division/playoffs on a yearly basis.

    Any thoughts on what other teams in the AFC are headed for LONG TERM success?
     
  2. GREG

    GREG Active Member

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    Their is so much parity in the league that its hard to become a dynasty. The Pats have it because the GOAT HC/QB and they are well run organization. The Steelers are another organization that will remain competitive for the long term simply because they are another well run organization. Think about this the Steelers have had only 3 head coaches since 1969. Knoll(1969-1991), Cowher(1992-2006, and now Tomlin (2007- to present). They have 8 Super Bowl appearances with 6 Lombardi trophies which is the most of all NFL teams. I don't know about dynasty but the Steelers are a team that will remain one of the top teams in the AFC even after Ben retires.
     
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    SolidGoldBowles Well-Known Member

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    its almost impossible to predict but i'd say Houston has a good shot. they are a young team with a lot of talent on defense, a solid line, good positional players and watson looked great before getting hurt
     
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    Jay Bizniss Well-Known Member

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    Us.
     
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  5. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    That's a nice thought you got going on in Candy Land.
     
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  6. NYJetsO12

    NYJetsO12 Well-Known Member

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    I would say Jacksonville and the Vikings are well stocked to keep challenging the leaders in the AFC/NFC

    Also, LA Rams, Atlanta maybe the Titans get better too...I might say New Orleans but Brees like Rivers in SD are aging out

    Until the Jets are a better run organization we will always be on the outside looking in...good management is crucial imo
     
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  7. SolidGoldBowles

    SolidGoldBowles Well-Known Member

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    the only reason i didn't pick jax, is their lack of a QB. bortles might have been gone if his injury didn't force the team to keep him and he isn't very good at all.
     
  8. dawinner127

    dawinner127 Well-Known Member

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    Vikings have a 3 year window max. They have to pay a bunch of players within the next few years and that is when Cousins walks. They are win right now mode. Chiefs are one that comesto mind if Maholmes is the real deal. That offense is really young with Hill, Hunt, and Kelce.
     
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  9. BacktoQueens

    BacktoQueens Well-Known Member

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    3 years is an eternity in the NFL, and the Vikings can always resign Cousins.
    I think they will be competitive in the NFC for awhile.

    But dynasties are really tough to come by, as even an elite 1st tier QB is not enough.
    I don't see a budding dynasty on the immediate NFL horizon.
     
  10. Don

    Don 2008 TGG Rich Kotite "Least Knowledgeable" Award W

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    I agree. It requires more than just players, you need the best FO and a great coach as well and I don't see any team that has all three right now.
     
  11. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

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    Nobody. In the salary cap era, rosters turn over so quickly that to be a dynasty you need the best GM, the best coach, and the best QB. The Pats have that, but odds are it won't happen again.
     
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  12. BacktoQueens

    BacktoQueens Well-Known Member

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    The P*ts have never had the best QB.
    They just had a very good system QB, that fit what the HC wanted to do perfectly.

    Belichick (along with the cheating) is how they've remained consistently good.
    Once he's gone, they are done. And there is no other coach nearly as good, and nearly as sketchy, as the hood.
     
  13. NYJetsO12

    NYJetsO12 Well-Known Member

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    Yep ..there's some that believe Belichek has eclipsed Lombardi as theGOAT...

    Now just imagine 18 years ago Leon Hess was miraculously still alive ...Little Bill would have stuck with Big Bill his Mentor and be running the Jets...

    How precocious for Belichek to foresee what absolute nincompoops the Johnston family would be compared to a more experienced owner like Kraft....too bad..bad luck for Jets
     
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    This is the EXACT thing I would have said, just about word for word, including the three coaches point. It would behoove the JETS (or any other organization) to take notes/learn a lesson ...
     
  15. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    It appears they might have learned a lesson. Any other time Bowles would have been fired already. Hopefully the change for change sake is over with
     
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    I think Bortles has the potential to be a top 10 QB in the NFL. He needs to work on consistency, but when he's on his pretty good.
     
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    The LA Chargers are setting up an incredible young defense.
     
  18. EnunwaFan

    EnunwaFan 2018 ROTY Poster Award Winner

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    But their QB is close to the end of his career.
     
  19. Antoni

    Antoni Well-Known Member

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    Agreed on Houston. In the AFC I think they have the best shot.

    In the NFC it's the Philadelphia Eagles by a long shot. I mean Wentz could win MVP this year and they could repeat, and then we can already start dynasty talks.
     
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