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My Offseason Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Carolina Panthers' started by Black&Black, May 6, 2021.

  1. Black&Black

    Black&Black Try My Product

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    I'll circle back later in the offseason with a more detailed analysis.



    32) New York Jets
    - I can't name an impactful player on that roster outside of Becton.


    31) Houston Texans
    - They went 4-12 even with Watson playing at an MVP level.


    30) Detroit Lions
    - Biting off kneecaps only gets you so far.


    29) Jacksonville Jaguars
    - Lawrence really has no one to throw to or block for him. This could be an issue.


    28) Cincinnati Bengals
    - Brady gets this job in '22.


    27) Philadelphia Eagles
    - I had to google the name of their new head coach.


    26) Atlanta Falcons
    - They'll score points but there's virtually nothing on defense.


    25) New York Giants
    - They play hard, but I don't think adding WRs will make Daniel Jones stop sucking.


    24) Las Vegas Raiders
    - Prior to being a GM, Mike Mayock worked as a real estate agent before transitioning to TV analyst.


    23) Minnesota Vikings
    - Similar to Atlanta. It feels like Zimmer has lost his touch.


    22) Carolina Panthers
    - Offensive line and quarterback are big question marks.


    21) Denver Broncos
    - Same. They'll obviously get a bump if the Packers fold and trade Rodgers here.


    20) San Francisco 49ers
    - Am I missing something here? Kyle Shanahan is 29-35. For perspective, Dom Capers was 30-34 in Carolina.


    19) Chicago Bears
    - The offensive line has gradually slipped since their 12-4 season in '18. Not sure they should even play Fields this year.


    18) New England Patriots
    - I do think they'll be better simply from defensive players opting back in.


    17) Dallas Cowboys
    - Quinn just needs to get that defense around 20th or so.


    16) Washington's Football Team
    - Flip a coin. Depends on which Fitzpatrick they get.


    15) Arizona Cardinals
    - A lot of flash. I just doubt their ability to play pass defense.


    14) Los Angeles Chargers
    - I think the prior OC helped Herbert more than people realized, but I like Staley and it's a good roster.


    13) Pittsburgh Steelers
    - They'll have a tough time scoring points. I'm wondering if this is finally the break up year for Tomlin.


    12) New Orleans Saints
    - The way they looked when Brees hit an obvious wall is a harbinger - solid but unspectacular.


    11) Miami Dolphins
    - I'd like them better if they took Sewell.



    10) Indianapolis Colts
    - You wonder if their window has closed with quarterbacks and left tackles retiring.


    9) Seattle Seahawks
    - They should a little more like a traditional Seattle team this year after the Rams straight up bullied them in the wildcard game.


    8) Tennessee Titans
    - The WR corps has thinned out, but I like the moves on defense and Henry probably has another couple seasons of being a cheat code.


    7) Cleveland Browns
    - I have a feeling they were a bit fluky in 2020, but at least they improved their roster and it's a quality coaching staff.


    6) Baltimore Ravens
    - Covid wrecked the middle of their season and they still went 11-5 and won a playoff game.



    5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    - I'm a little skeptical about their "keep the band together" strategy. People seem to forget that they were a wildcard team.



    4) Los Angeles Rams
    - Stafford isn't great, but at least McVay doesn't have to micromanage him into looking decent.


    3) Buffalo Bills
    - This is what could have been for Carolina fans. I expect the defense to get a big bump even if Allen comes back to earth a bit.


    2) Green Bay Packers
    - Obviously, this changes significantly if they lose the reigning MVP. As it stands right now, they have an elite quarterback, WR, offensive line, two quality edge rushers and a shutdown corner.



    1) Kansas City Chiefs
    - It's scary to imagine what Mahomes can do behind an elite offensive line. It would be ideal if they had another receiver or a real cover corner, but overall they're the epitome of pick your poison. They'll just run the ball down your throat if you play quarters.
     
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    San Francisco should be better than that if they can stay healthy. What's going to be funny to me is what happens in the six games that Jimmy G is bound to miss. Will they risk ruining their rookie project and toss him in there?
     
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    Yeah, I keep hearing SF is a contender but I'm not sure why. I view then more as an 8 win team, andhe favorite to finish last in a brutally difficult division - which could still mean they're better than half the league.
     
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    They had a ridiculous amount of injuries, in 2019 they went 13-3. If those guys get back and stay healthy, they're at least a 10 win team.
     
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    Yeah, I get that, but 2021 isn't 2019. Things change fast in the NFL. I also think everyone undervalued the impact of DeForest Buckner, who plays in another city now.
     
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    presidence99 Lads, it's Tampa

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    The return of the 2nd&8 offense.
     
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    We have Waldron designing our offense now and we drafted a speedy WR3 in the 2nd round. Not sure we are doing the same old things this year.
     
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    rake The REAL He Hate Me

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    I would Carolina around 16, mainly because I think you nailed the top half, but i am optimistic that Carolina will be better than your bottom half (which I also think is probably a good estimate)
     
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    barry49s Ain’t good for nothing

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    The Redskin defense is going to be nasty.
     
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    You misspelled Football Team.
     
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