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Todd Gurley hints at sitting out next season if NFL plan doesn’t improve

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A collection of news and stories from the other SB Nation NFC South blogs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Bucs offense is the best in the NFL. That is the opinion of Tampa Bay tight end O.J. Howard, who appeared on “Good Morning Football.” The Buccaneers, on top of having added quarterback tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, have a slew of offensive weapons the likes of wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, or the aforementioned O.J. Howard. We shall soon find out, shan’t we?

Who are the key players for the Bucs in 2020? An interesting round-table style discussion by the writers at Bucs Nation about what players they expect to make an impact for Tampa Bay next season.

Could Brady surpass Mahomes stats next season? The Bucs hype train is a runaway train. The question now is whether it can be derailed. The crew of “Good Morning Football” on the NFL Network discussed the possibility of Brady having better stats next season than none other than Patrick Mahomes. Yes, the Bucs are about to reinvent offensive football, if you believe the pundits.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Predicting the Panthers starting offensive line. While everyone thinks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already clinched a playoff berth, the Carolina Panthers are expected to finish dead last in the NFC South. However, the kitties are certainly hoping to surprise some teams next season. One way to do that will be keeping new starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater upright to run offensive coordinator Joe Brady’s offense.

Should the Panthers sign free agent Jordan Reed? The former Washington tight end is a free agent and has the potential to bolster a very thin position in Carolina.

Carolina’s Achilles’ heel is its defense. the Panthers are young defensively. Very young and inexperienced. Teddy Bridgewater and the offense may look better than most expect, but with the offenses of the Saints, Falcons and Bucs to contend with, it will be a long season in Charlotte.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons will allow reduced amount of fans in Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. Atlanta will reportedly allow only 10,000 to 20,000 fans in their stadium next year. I can already hear all the jokes. Can you?

Falcons GM ranked 14th in the NFL. Some would argue that Rotoworld’s rankings are flawed, given that Thomas Dimitroff has overseen the Falcons wasting of the career of Julio Jones and to some extent, that of Matt Ryan.

Todd Gurley hints at skipping upcoming season. The newly-acquired running back, like many NFL players, has not been happy with the NFL’s plan for the next season regarding COVID-19. Gurley said he is prepared to not play if the NFL and NFLPA do not come up with a good plan for playing during a pandemic.