Every team here has a reason to feel great heading into this season, and every team has a reason to think this year willbe a disaster.
o Phins: Won 10 games last year, many say they overachieved. Schedule was easy, barely slipped by the Browns, and needed 3two-hundred yard games from Ajayi to get where they got. A thumping in the postseason via Pittsburgh.
§ They lost their leader, Ryan Tannehill, and replaced him with a guy who has the work ethic of a sloth.
o Jags: Added what they thought to be the best RB in the draft after a miserable year running the football. Beefed up their defense with AJ Bouye and seemingly are one of those teams that should(emphasis on should) be able to ground and pound, and play good defense in order to win games.
§ Blake Bortles is still an issue. Leonard Fournette has been babied in the offseason. And they still can’t block.
o Bucs: No team in the state has more optimism than the Bucs. They won 9 games last year, but they have the best QB in the state, a good o-line, and they added OJ Howard in the draft, and Desean Jackson in FA to bolster their weapons. Doug Martin has been balling in the preseason as well.
§ The hype has almost gone too far. Plus, the NFCSouth is one of the strongest divisions in the league, and definitely the bestQB’d division in the league. Brees, Newton, and Ryan to compete with…any one of those QB’s could post an MVP season.
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