Originally Posted by WWF
I'm pretty fuckin' confident, man. Carolina doesn't need a great defense, just one that won't give away the game, which happened in TONS of games last season. With Beason/Davis/Edwards back, the addition of Kuechly, and another year of experience for McClain and others, the defense will be good enough to get the job done. Hogan missed the majority of last seson, but I've got high hopes for him, as well as rookie CB Josh Norman. I'm rather excited to see Norman. Joe Adams is going to rape bitches on punt returns, which is something I'm excited for. Returner has been a big need for a few years, and that's definitely a hole he'll fill.
Well you never know with the NFC South. Our LB core has to be one of the strongest in the league. We should be running a 3-4. We picked up a lot of depth in the secondary and receiving core, but most of these guys I haven't heard of. (never paid much attention to what happened around the league until last year)
But yeah. I don't trust the Saints after the Bountygate scandal came crashing down on them. Losing Vilma and Payton are big losses. The defense wasn't really anything to brag about last year, I can only imagine how it will be this year. Plus losing your head coach, especially one like Payton, has to rock your team a little. The Falcons look dangerous, but I don't put much faith in Ryan anymore.