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Falcons fans believe that Matt Ryan is underrated. I can hear you laugh.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
Underrated or just a good quarterback?
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A look at some of the most discussed topics on SB Nation’s other NFC South blogs.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Trying to get an edge. Tom Brady organizes “illegal” workouts with his teammates during shelter-at-home times. Brady, as greats are known to do, is already trying to be a step ahead of the competition.

The Best Linebacker Duo in the NFL? Kay Adams of the NFL Network had high praise for a pair of Tampa Bay linebackers.

No Longer Underdogs. With the plethora of talent that they have added this offseason and a talented core of returning players, the Bucs are now considered by many to be a legitimate contender, not only in the NFC South, in the entire NFL.


Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Former Saints Eli Apple could end up in Charlotte. The Panthers have needs at cornerback, as their lone veteran at the position is former LSU Tiger Donte Jackson, who is only a third-year player. The still-unsigned Eli Apple could be an appealing target for the kitties.

What if your successes (or failures) were all about your last name? Since they have no idea who the undrafted free agents the team signed are, our friends at CSR designed a very fun method to determine how these UDFAs’ careers will pan out. All based on their last name.

Ring of Honor or soon to be forgotten? The Panthers rookies got assigned their jersey numbers. Some of them will quickly become household names, like Derrick Brown’s 95. Others will just be another player wearing a random number.


Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Matt Ryan: Underrated or Properly Rated? Our friends at the Falcoholic believe that Ryan is and remains vastly underappreciated. I know many of us are at CSC would beg to differ. However, Eric Robinson’s arguments aren’t completely weightless.

Ryan getting acquainted with his new tight end. A la Tom Brady in Tampa, Falcons the Falcons quarterback has been working out with Hayden Hurst, whom the Falcons acquired this offseason. It might be time for Brees and Emmanuel Sanders to get out there and throw and catch some balls.

Adult website wants naming rights for the Superdome. Matthew Chambers takes some sour jabs at the Saints and the Superdome. All is fair in love, war and NFC South football.