Carolina Panthers Retrospective

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This Just In...

I normally like Schien and this one is no different.  He is very realistic when it comes to the Birds.  Not that I think they won't be good, but their schedual is just slightly less brutal than ours.  Check it out guys because I never thought I would see the day when anyone picked the Birds not to make the playoffs.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/1000 … s-for-2009


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i agree.  i feel like they will take a step back, if only slightly.  I feel like NO will be our biggest foe this year.


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N.O will be a threat if Drew Brees doesn't get inj (God that would be aweful) and if their defense is a top 15 defense (could happen but I doubt it)  they were 23rd and went 8-8 with an easy schedule so I am just assuming that they would need a much better defense with a much tougher schedule to go 11-5 (as they are predicted). They have been picked to win the division every year because of their offense, but their offense has never been the problem.  Its their defense that can't stop anyone.  I'm waiting till after the first couple of games before I label the Saints the team to beat in the South.


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The Falcons are overhyped but he says some dumb stuff in that article.

Flacco a Pro-Bowler?  Not yet.  Not in that division.  Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, and Tom Brady are locks so he's going to have a tough time for sure.

The Saints will suck again.  And yes, they are 1 injury away (Brees) from going 2-14 or something, depending on when it were to happen.  Even if he's healthy, they are more likely a 7-9 team.  ESPN the Mag picks us to win at 9-7 and they are probably about right this time.  We are by far the most complete team.  Just remember, the Falcons and especially the Saints wish they had our defense whereas our offense is equally as lethal with our run attack and Smith.

If E. Brown continues his pre-season success he will have a real shot at Defensive Rookie of the Year.

If the Steelers repeat it will be a sign of a down year in the NFL.  I don't see them getting passed the Ravens, Patriots, Chargers, and if Peyton can settle down Indy, they will at least contend.  14-2....yea right.  They got lucky to go 12-4 last year and Big Ben isn't getting any better.

I love how North Eastern Sports writers are so biased that they can't help themselves but to write articles like that.


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With out injuries and the Falcons having to replace five starters on a shoddy D to begin with the Saints are by far the most complete team.  If we get healthy and can even find an avg starting DT and Meeks system actually works and the guys can pick it up then that will change but for now they are the top dogs IMO.

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jayj6 wrote:

With out injuries and the Falcons having to replace five starters on a shoddy D to begin with the Saints are by far the most complete team.  If we get healthy and can even find an avg starting DT and Meeks system actually works and the guys can pick it up then that will change but for now they are the top dogs IMO.
That is a large number of 'ifs'.  Its sad, though, that the Saints are the most complete team and they barely have a defense.  I just hope that they continue with the whole no defense for our sake.


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jayj6 wrote:

With out injuries and the Falcons having to replace five starters on a shoddy D to begin with the Saints are by far the most complete team.  If we get healthy and can even find an avg starting DT and Meeks system actually works and the guys can pick it up then that will change but for now they are the top dogs IMO.
Agreed. The Saints are tougher this year, than ever. Especially on Offense with Brees and Thomas. Not to mention the fact that our D hasn't looked all that great. The NFC South division will be the toughest to win in the NFL IMO.

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