2010 NFL Betting: AFC East Preview and Predictions

AFC East
New York Jets +140
New England Patriots +140
Miami Dolphins +330
Buffalo Bills +2500

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New York Jets: HC Rex Ryan came into the Big Apple last year and made a big impact. He ruffled plenty of feathers but had the game to back it all up. Ryan’s defense blitzed, blitzed, and blitzed some more, frustrating so many other teams in the process. When it was said and done, New York finished just a game away from the Super Bowl. High expectations are in the cards this year for the Jets, especially after bringing in WR Santonio Holmes, DB Antonio Cromartie, and RB LaDainian Tomlinson in the offseason. It appears as though there is a new contract waiting for DB Darrelle Revis after he really shut down opposing wide receivers during the entire postseason run to the AFC Championship Game last year.

New England Patriots: Is it possible that the Pats are undervalued this year? For a real change of pace, it seems as though New England isn’t getting enough respect, as it is only a co-favorite to win the AFC East instead of the bona fide, odds on choice. QB Tom Brady is still one of the best in the biz, while WR Randy Moss is going to want to prove that he still has something left in the tank as he tries to run down Jerry Rice as the top receiver that the game has ever seen. The defense that was once aging is now incredibly youthful though, and it is going to take a big effort on its part to put the Pats back in the playoffs with the AFC East crown.

Miami Dolphins: If not for some untimely injuries last season to both RB Ronnie Brown and QB Chad Pennington, perhaps the Dolphins could have repeated as AFC East champions. However, things didn’t quite go according to plan. Still, HC Tony Sparano has to be thrilled with the fact that he has found a competent quarterback in the form of QB Chad Henne, and he still has a viable second running back option with RB Ricky Williams. Picking up WR Brandon Marshall from Denver could make a tremendous difference in the offense if he can stay out of trouble… but that’s a big if. All of the old names from Miami’s defenses of the past are gone and will be replaced by a ton of rookies and youngsters. Don’t think this isn’t a ‘D’ with some talent, though. As soon as the 3-4 scheme comes together, the Fins could be an incredibly exciting and lethal defense.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills had their chance to take their new franchise quarterback, but instead of taking either QB Colt McCoy or QB Jimmy Clausen, they instead elected to grab a real playmaker in RB CJ Spiller from Clemson in the first round of the NFL Draft. Was it the right choice? One thing is for certain, and that’s that Spiller is going to help in the 30+ yard plays category. Unfortunately, he doesn’t throw the football, though. HC Chan Gailey was a very questionable hire in the offseason, and he is going to have his work cut out for him, if for no other reason, trying to figure out what to do with his starting signal caller. QB Trent Edwards has already proven that he just doesn’t have what it takes, but neither Brian Brohm nor Ryan Fitzpatrick is alarmingly exceptional either. It could be a very, very long year at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

PULASKI JOINS IN SALUTE TO NAMESAKE; TRIBUTE TO REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO INCLUDES TOURS OF RECENTLY RENOVATED SCHOOL.(Local)

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) October 10, 2008 Byline: Debra J. Groom Staff writer While most people consider this Columbus Day Weekend, Pulaski residents will be honoring a different person.

Saturday is National Gen. Casimir Pulaski Day and the Oswego County village bearing his name will honor the Revolutionary War hero with a number of events, including a celebration of the completion of the addition and renovations at Pulaski Middle-Senior High School.

The day’s events were planned and put together by the Pulaski High School student council.

“As president of the student council, it is mandatory for me to attend school board meetings,” said Nick Caiello, a high school senior. “The board was talking about an open house for the school and said they wanted student council involvement.” So the council members put their thinking caps on and began planning the school’s open house. But then, Pulaski Academy and Central School District Superintendent Marshall Marshall noticed that Pulaski Day was about the same time. go to website pulaski high school

Then everyone decided to roll the annual Pulaski Day celebration and middle-high school open house into one big event.

“The kids have done a ton of work,” said John Gosek, student council adviser. “They created a logo, got the band director to put some students together to do special patriotic songs, wrote invitations and coordinated everything.” Caiello said the most difficult part of the planning was coordinating everyone and getting 40 to 50 fellow students to sign up to give tours of the newly renovated and added onto school.

“We offered various incentives and said, ‘Hey, we have this beautiful school. Why not come in and show it off?’” Caiello said. Some of the incentives offered were T-shirts, free hot dogs and all the seniors participating are allowed to use the time as part of their 20 hours of community service needed for graduation.

Marshall said the work at the middle-high school was part of a $15.8 million project approved by voters in 2004. A new classroom addition was put on the school to turn it into a middle school (it formerly was a junior-high school) and move the sixth-graders into the building.

The sixth grade moved to the building September 2007.

Marshall said the project also included construction of a new library/media center, new gym and many renovations for technology. Work was also done on classrooms renovations, storm water management and parking lots at Lura Sharp Elementary.

Gen. Casimir Pulaski Born in Poland. Was a Polish war hero, having “gained distinction as a military hero while fighting to defend his native Poland. His reputation as a bold warrior and his dedication to the cause of liberty became known throughout Europe,” according to americanrevolution.com.

He met Benjamin Franklin in Paris in 1777 and agreed to come to the American colonies to help the fledgling country fight for freedom from British rule.

He put together a cavalry unit in the Revolutionary War and is often referred to as the Father of the U.S. Cavalry.

He died from injuries suffered in the Battle of Savannah.

National Pulaski Day is celebrated Oct. 11, the date that he died. In Illinois, Pulaski is honored in March, the month of his birth. website pulaski high school

Nearly 20 villages, towns and counties in the U.S. are named for Pulaski in the states of Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and New York. There is also a Pulaskiville in Ohio and Mount Pulaski in Illinois.

Utica has a Casimir Pulaski Highway.

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Saturday’s Pulaski Day and school open house includes:

11 a.m.: Ribbon-cutting, with music, tribute to Gen. Pulaski, a Revolutionary War gun salute in front of the new gymnasium at the middle-high school. Many dignitaries will be on hand including Casimir Pulaski himself and a couple of his men. County Legislator and historian Shawn Doyle will give a talk about the general.

11:30 a.m.: Tours of the Pulaski Middle-Senior High building by nearly 45 Pulaski students. Visitors can look at new technology areas, fitness and athletic areas, Fulton Boiler area, new library/media center, art and music areas and classrooms. There also will be academic demonstrations.

1 p.m.: Homecoming football game, Pulaski versus Adirondack Central. At halftime the school will honor both the seniors and 10 members of the undefeated 1958 Pulaski football team who will be in attendance.

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PHOTO Photo provided PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL students created this design for the Celebrate Pulaski Day and open house at the school. The logo will be seen on T-shirts to be worn Saturday.

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