The Saints have asserted themselves as the team to beat in the NFC South but Atlanta is reloaded and up for the challenge, while the Panthers and Bucs are out to prove that their more than just punching bags.
2019 NFC SOUTH PRESEASON VIEW
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The Saints are anxious to get back on the field this year, after coming within inches of making the Super Bowl the last two seasons. With Head Coach Sean Payton, Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Drew Brees and one the best rosters in the NFL, it's all or nothing in New Orleans
Atlanta is back at full strength after an injury plagued 2018. They have a bevy of talent across the board and are expected to fight for the division title and be a serious contender come Playoff time.
The Panthers have been pretty good under Head Coach Ron Rivera and franchise Quarterback Cam Newton, with a few Playoff appearances, highlighted by a trip to the Super Bowl in 2015. They also have had some down seasons including last year, leaving us to wonder what team will show up this year.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
It's been bad in Tampa Bay for a long time and the plan for restoration is simple yet complex, as New Head Coach Bruce Aarians is expected to right the ship. On paper, the team looks like it could be a contender but winning in the NFL is an acquired skill and a winning season would help the Bucs move in that direction.
2019 OFF SEASON GRADES
Damian Parsons, @DP_NFL
Host of the Damian & Deremy Show
New Orleans 13-3
Tampa Bay 5-11