Do we even have a giveaway yet? We're playing really good team football. This is a complete team. Once we get a running game going we can really take control, we lost ToP but still were in control most of the way. The only points we gave up were on an extremely short field to an explosive Lions offense.
Texans Matt Schaub Arian Foster Ben Tate (Who had nearly 1000 yards) Lawrence Vickers Andre Johnson Owen Daniels (Who had seven more receptions and over 100 more receiving yards than Olsen) Chris Meyers Brian Cushing J.J. Watt Whitney Mercilus (A rookie who may be just as good as Kuechly - it's a push, but it's certainly possible) Johnathon Joseph Glover Quinn Jr.
You can argue with this a bit, but overall it's a very similar team to the Panthers in my opinion. They have a shutdown corner, good linebackers, a solid receiving tight-end, a few respectable defensive lineman, a two fast/reliable backs and a nice fullback, and a potential hall of fame receiver.
Saints* Drew Brees Darren Sproles Pierre Thomas Marques Colston Jimmy Graham Jahri Evans Ben Grubbs Aubrayo Franklin Curtis Lofton David Hawthorne Jabari Greer Malcolm Jenkins
And before you argue "Pierre Thomas sucks! He's no damn good!" he averaged 5.1 yards a carry, and they have a good three-headed rushing attack developing in their own right. Will Smith and Vilma could replace Hawthorne (who has 100+ tackles in the past three seasons) and Thomas on this list, and ultimately the only weak player would be Jenkins, and he's not bad.
Cowboys Tony Romo Demarco Murray Dez Bryant Miles Austin Jason Witten Doug Free (He's solid, albeit not Gross manning the LT position) Tyron Smith Anthony Spencer Demarcus Ware Jay Ratliff Sean Lee Brandon Carr Morris Claiborne
They have a lot of unproven talent in the secondary, but I think every Panther fan before the draft secretly was hoping Claiborne would fall to us, not Kuechly. Doug Free isn't great, but he's not bad. The rest are definitely talents I would love to have.
Falcons Michael Turner Roddy White Julio Jones Tony Gonzalez Todd Mclure Tyson Clabo Sean Witherspoon John Abraham Jonathan Babineaux Brent Grimes Asante Samuel Thomas Decoud/Ray Edwards/Matt Ryan/Dunta Robinson
This is a stacked team and I couldn't decide who to fill that 12th slot with...
Eagles Michael Vick Lesean Mccoy Jeremy Maclin Desean Jackson Jason Peters (He's not healthy, but he was the best LT in football last year without question (in my mind, of course)) Evan Mathis Todd Herremans Jason Babin Trent Cole Cullen Jenkins Nnamdi Asomugha Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie (You can also add Brent Celek, OJ Atogwe, DeMeco Ryans, or MIke Patterson to fill in Peters's shoes)
I'm finished, but the Steelers, Ravens, Giants, Bengals, Chargers (debatably), Packers, Bears, Patriots, Jets, Bills (think of their free-agents), 49ers, maybe Chiefs, Broncos, Titans, Lions all have twelve players.
That leaves the Browns, Jaguars, Raiders, Seahawks (besides Lynch, Rice, Clemons, and their corners/safeties, I can't think of anyone else), Cardinals (same as Seattle, although at different positions), Vikings, Bucs (although they're getting there), Dolphins, Redskins, Colts, and Rams who can't match us according to your rubric.
I may be wrong, but this isn't the way we should be thinking moving forward, especially if you look at the list of players of the five teams I analyzed: The Eagles, Falcons, Saints*, and Cowboys, who have more than enough to excel, and they under-accomplished (two didn't even make the postseason, another only scored two points in the postseason, and another lost a shootout against Alex Smith). The Texans, on the other-hand, had a lot of talent, although some star linebackers were hurt (and their quarterback/wide receiver were injured for major parts of their season), and they over-accomplished. I think, if anything, solid depth eclipses star players on certain positions.
Before Tl;dr, basically I nitpicked some rosters, found a lot of good players and refuted the original poster's claim. I'm not playing troll, just being realistic/objective.