A weekly look at the top stories being discussed on the other three NFC South blogs on SB Nation.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)
- Can the Bucs repeat in 2021-22? Bailey Adams takes a look at the Bucs’ chances to do what the 2004 Patriots did with Tom Brady at the helm: repeat as Super Bowl champions, a feat last accomplished no less than 17 years ago.
- Which past history would you rather have? An interesting concept piece, about comparing the past of the Tampa Bay Bucs and that of the Dallas Cowboys.
- Offensive play-callers are all the rage in the NFL. The Bucs have a good one in Byron Leftwich. PFF named the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator the sixth-best play-caller in the NFL. Who is he behind?
Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)
- Deion Jones could Falcons’ franchise record. The LSU product burst onto the NFL scene with a bang in 2016, victimizing several quarterbacks in the process, including former Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees. Entering his sixth NFL season, he is on pace to break a significant record for Atlanta.
- What are your expectations for the NFC South now? Very interesting question, given how things have changed in the Saints’ division: Drew Brees retired, Julio Jones was traded. Meanwhile, Tom Brady is still in Tampa, while the Panthers seem to still in the middle of their post-Cam Newton rebuilding plan. So, what do you expect?
- Julio Jones is gone. So, who catches the ball now? Examining the Falcons’ option at wide receiver now that their former All-World wideout plays for the Tennessee Titans.
Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)
- Panthers players reportedly shunning the COVID-19 vaccine. According the sources, multiple players in Carolina are declining to get vaccinated, putting team activities in jeopardy.
- Terrace Marshall Jr. is officially a Carolina Panthers. The kitties have signed the former LSU wide receiver to his rookie contract. we can now officially worry about what he will do to the Saints’ secondary.
- Former Packers safety Ha-Ha Cinton-Dix to be with Panthers for minicamp. The former Alabama and Green Bay safety is trying to keep his NFL career going in Carolina.
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