AFC East: Jamie Dukes

NFL Network devoted a segment of its "Total Access" show Monday to the following question: Will New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady win another Super Bowl?

Analysts Heath Evans and Jamie Dukes shared their opinions on the topic, with Evans, the former Patriot, believing it will happen.

"The odds are in his favor," Evans said on the set. "You look at the consistency of the organization, it's Bill Belichick and him tied at the hip. We know they lacked offensive weapons in some of the last couple years. He finds a way to make magic out of nothing. Every year they're sitting in that AFC Championship, battling it out with Peyton Manning or Joe Flacco. So I'm going to give him a nod in the next three years."

Dukes then pointed out Evans' remarks about Brady's ability to "make magic out of nothing" in questioning the team's selection of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round (62nd overall). With Manning having the weapons to put up 35 points per game regularly, Dukes doesn't see the same weaponry in New England. Thus, he doesn't see another Super Bowl championship in his future.

One area that wasn't touched upon was the potential improvement of the Patriots' defense, which has added cornerback Darrelle Revis this offseason.

Could that help Brady the most?

Fun debate, and one we'd lean toward the "yes" category if taking part.

Revising history for Patriots, Dolphins

May, 15, 2010
The NFL Network produced a "Back to the Future" segment in which host Rich Eisen and analysts Warren Sapp and Jamie Dukes wondered how one reversed event from way back would've altered the course of history.

The first two scenarios referred to AFC East teams.

What if the New England Patriots didn't benefit from the tuck rule against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 playoffs?

Facts or possibilities to consider:

  • Patriots don't win their first Super Bowl.
  • Patriots don't win any Super Bowls.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers go to Super Bowl XXXVI.
  • Jon Gruden takes Oakland to the Super Bowl.
  • Gruden stays in Oakland, doesn't go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Buccaneers don't win Super Bowl XXXVII.
  • St. Louis Rams win two Super Bowls in three years.

What if the Miami Dolphins signed Drew Brees in 2006?

Facts or possibilities to consider:

  • Dolphins don't sign Daunte Culpepper.
  • Nick Saban stays and doesn't go to Alabama.
  • Owner Wayne Huizenga doesn't hire Bill Parcells to run football operations.
  • Dolphins don't draft Ted Ginn
  • Dolphins don't draft Chad Henne.
  • New Orleans Saints don't win Super Bowl XLIV.