Now that we're past the draft predictions and the free agency predictions, we find ourselves staring down the barrel of season predictions.
This is just the first of many, many predictions you'll see scattered across the internet, but I wanted to point this one out as one that has 0% chance of happening. You heard it here first, the Falcons will not be this bad.
Let's break it down team-by-team for the NFC South.
The writer has it as follows:
Nate Davis, the author of the post, reasons the Panthers will be better because Cam Newton is healthy and his team faces only four playoff teams from a year ago. I can see the reason in that, however I'm not sure how much better the team actually got. I did not like their draft at all, and their lone notable free agency acquisition is 100 years old. How exactly did they improve their team following a year where they didn't go .500?
Moving on to the Saints, I'm going to use Davis's snippet for the Saints and break it down bit by bit.
They lost their final five games at Superdome in 2014 and still finished 7-9.
That is surprising for the Saints. They normally play pretty well at home, but so do we.
Don't expect that streak to continue...
This is a fair statement to make, even knowing none of the games have been played yet, but the real kicker is this last part:
....especially with a favorable schedule and, theoretically, improved run game and D.
WHOA WHOA WHOA.
THEORETICALLY improved run game and D.
Shut your brain off for a moment. Which team is he talking about? Surely he couldn't be talking about the FALCONS, who have a:
- Favorable schedule
- Improved run game
- Improved D