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- Room to grow? The Bucs may not be perfect as everyone thinks, and still have to improve if they want to repeat.
- Brady is the GOAT. But how good is he truly in 2021? Interesting listen, as Trey Downey and Len Martez discuss, not fully without bias (wink wink, they like the Bucs), where Brady ranks among active NFL quarterbacks.
- Brady gets candid on HBO. Having departed the ever tight-lipped Patriots organization, Tom Brady has been a lot more outspoken in recent months, since he got out from under Bill Belichick’s robotic media policy. Here are some more juicy tidbits that Brady shared recently on HBO’s The Shop.
- How will Arthur Smith fare in his rookie season as an NFL head coach? Historically, Falcons’ head coaches have had mixed results in their first year. Let’s hope that trend continues and Arthur Smith falls flat on his face in year one. Who’s with me?
- How will Matt Ryan fare in first season playing for Arthur Smith? This is the other side of the coin. Ryan, once again, will be playing in a new offensive system. It could pay dividends (30 touchdowns, 10 picks), or be a dumpster fire (20 touchdowns, 20picks). I vote for the latter.
- Falcons season predictions: week 2. I love this series, which takes a look at each week of the upcoming season for Atlanta. In week 2, an early test in Tampa, and The Falcoholic writers are not optimistic for this one.
- Panthers season-opener: 78 days to go. No. 78 for Carolina is offensive tackle Trent Scott. And while you might be tempted to say: Who? Offensive line is going to be paramount for the Panthers if they want to have any chance with statuesque Sam Darnold under center.
- Panthers season-opener: 75 days to go. Yup, another offensive lineman, we are in the 70s numbers. Cameron Irving, No. 75 for Carolina comes from the Browns and was an offseason signee. Get familiar with the guys Cameron Jordan, Payton Turner and Marcus Davenport are going to terrorize next season.
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