Exactly I was explaining to someone that our offense and record will largely depend on our running game. I also stated it will be ugly at times. Because what sucks about a run based offense is it's literally like chopping a tree. You get 1 yard, 4 yards, 2 yards and then after wearing the team down you hope to start breaking big gains. When it works it's beautiful, when it doesn't....
SMH I agree with this in many ways, I guess we built a great defense in exchange though. I often tell my Falcons friends that if you gave Cam, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry D (at the time.) along with a serviceable RB he would be literally unstoppable. Luckily they got a taste of what we dealt with when they had bad O Line issues last year, so they finally knew what Cam dealt with. Before that they said stupid things like "a great QB can sense pressure and step up."
* Also I was thinking literally this morning I wonder if Steve ever regrets not getting out of Carolina earlier. Clearly he didn't want to go, but looking back on it after winning with the Ravens and seeing Lafell get a ring I only wonder.
To be honest it's not that big of a deal. I've even asked people that have spoken to him directly about it and he's told them himself "Man it's not a big thing Corey or Philly. The media just kind of spun it out of proportion."
This is evidenced by his IG and Twitter handle.
*Also I saw some of the same people advocating for Philly to cease, calling Ndamukong Suh "Donkey Kong." So I don't even care about PC when those types of hypocrites exist on this board.
Honestly I mainly say that with not much transaction evidence. Just if I had to bet my check on teams being as bad as last year it just doesn't seem possible. I've never seen the south have a year like last.
I think and they've shown it in the preseason that the Falcons will be the main competition. Their defense has gotten better from what I've heard, and they had the biggest steals draft wise.
Tampa has potential for an amazing offense with a pretty decent defense.
Saints have Brees...period.
Of course I hope you're right but I see a bit more competition. (Technically you still made my point as your predicted records aren't as weak as they were last year.)