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AV All-franchise teams: AFC East

Posted by Doug on July 14, 2008

Just for fun, I decided to use my Approximate Value method to come up with a post-merger all-franchise team for each franchise. I’ll post them by division.

Previous Divisions:

NFC West
NFC South
AFC North

Here are the rules:

1. The AV systems gives a player a score for each player season. To combine these into a career number, I take 100% of the player’s best season, plus 95% of his second-best season, plus 90% of his third-best season, and so on.

2. I’m only comfortable (for now) applying the AV methodology to post-merger seasons. Players who debuted before the merger, however, are included if their post-merger seasons alone merit inclusion. In this case, they have a ‘+’ after their AV score to remind you that their career AV is (probably) higher than the number shown.

3. To avoid 4-3/3-4 issues, I gave each defense 12 players, including two DT/NTs, two DEs, two OLBs, and two ILB/MLBs.

4. Because of the slippery and changing nature of defining what a fullback is, I simply decided to go with two RB/FBs, instead of an RB and an FB.

As with most things AV-related, this series of posts is mostly just for fun, but I’m also curious to hear feedback from long-time followers of the teams about things that look fishy.

Buffalo Bills

QB   Jim Kelly            102
RB   Thurman Thomas       110
RB   O.J. Simpson          87+
WR   Andre Reed            96
WR   Eric Moulds           69
TE   Pete Metzelaars       39
T    Joe Devlin            60
T    Ken Jones             50
G    Joe DeLamielleure     63
G    Ruben Brown           63
C    Kent Hull             73 

DT   Fred Smerlas          81
DT   Ted Washington        52
DE   Bruce Smith          139
DE   Phil Hansen           63
ILB  Shane Conlan          50
ILB  Jim Haslett           41
OLB  Cornelius Bennett     71
OLB  Darryl Talley         64
CB   Charles Romes         54
CB   Nate Odomes           49
SS   Henry Jones           57
FS   Tony Greene           52

Miami Dolphins

QB   Dan Marino           146
RB   Tony Nathan           59
RB   Larry Csonka          58+
WR   Nat Moore             80
WR   Mark Duper            76
TE   Bruce Hardy           39
T    Richmond Webb         97
T    Norm Evans            54+
G    Larry Little          95+
G    Bob Kuechenberg       77
C    Jim Langer            80 

DT   Bob Baumhower         90
DT   Tim Bowens            63
DE   Jason Taylor         109
DE   Vern Den Herder       74
ILB  Zach Thomas          111
ILB  John Offerdahl        57
OLB  Larry Gordon          51
OLB  Doug Swift            47
CB   Sam Madison           79
CB   Curtis Johnson        55
SS   Dick Anderson         63+
FS   Jake Scott            72

New England Patriots

QB   Tom Brady             91
RB   Sam Cunningham        60
RB   Tony Collins          47
WR   Stanley Morgan        80
WR   Troy Brown            54
TE   Ben Coates            58
T    Bruce Armstrong       85
T    Matt Light            59
G    John Hannah          105
G    Sam Adams             44
C    Bill Lenkaitis        50+

DT   Ray Hamilton          53
DT   Tim Goad              41
DE   Willie McGinest       71
DE   Richard Seymour       69
ILB  Steve Nelson          70
ILB  Tedy Bruschi          66
OLB  Andre Tippett         90
OLB  Chris Slade           51
CB   Raymond Clayborn      75
CB   Mike Haynes           73
SS   Lawyer Milloy         56
FS   Fred Marion           49

New York Jets

QB   Ken O'Brien           71
RB   Curtis Martin         79
RB   Freeman McNeil        78
WR   Wesley Walker         72
WR   Wayne Chrebet         55
TE   Jerome Barkum         62
T    Marvin Powell         78
T    Winston Hill          48+
G    Randy Rasmussen       60+
G    Dan Alexander         60
C    Joe Fields            67 

DT   Joe Klecko            71
DT   Marty Lyons           50
DE   Mark Gastineau        80
DE   Shaun Ellis           47
ILB  Kyle Clifton          56
ILB  Marvin Jones          52
OLB  Mo Lewis              88
OLB  Lance Mehl            44
CB   Aaron Glenn           53
CB   James Hasty           42
SS   Victor Green          47
FS   Burgess Owens         36