Dec 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) is congratulated by wide receiver Tavarres King (15) and teammates after he ran with the ball to the red zone against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
With all the excitement surrounding the NFL Draft and the release of the schedule, it’s been an unusually busy week for Atlanta Falcons fans. However, while we’re focusing on mocks, predictions and improvements, it’s easy to forget that there are 31 other teams all jostling for the same limited talent pool.
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Falcons fans seemed on the neutral to disappointed side with our free agency, and after a poor 2014 want to see significant on field improvement. That said, the 2014 NFC South was a wasteland, with the Carolina Panthers winning the division with a 7-8-1 record. Improvement is needed for all teams in the division. To get Falcons fans up to speed, I caught up with writers from the NFC South FanSided network to discuss the offseason of their respective teams and what to expect from them out of the draft.
The Buccaneers clearly didn’t have the type of season they’d have liked, finishing with the worst record in the league. The silver lining is that, with plenty of needs to fill, the team has plenty of draft picks, including the first overall, to correct the situation. I caught up with Jose Martinez from The Pewter Plank to discuss how the Bucs shape up coming into 2015.