NFL Season Preview: 5 Burning Questions Answered
I know our city hasn’t had an NFL team in over a decade, but that doesn’t mean the NFL is dead in this city. Since most of us Angelinos come from other parts of the country, we still hold on to our hometown football teams.
Even though I grew up in Baton Rouge, LA until I was eight, I am a huge Chicago Bears fan. My first recollection of football was Superbowl XX which was dominated by the Bears. Back in 1985 the Saints were horrible and the people in New Orleans were known for wearing paper bags over their heads. So once the Raiders and Rams left town, I vehemently cursed them and started rooting for the Bears.
With that, here is my take on the NFL this season. I blatantly stole some of the questions from Yahoo, and I made up others.
HAVE THE ATLANTA FALCONS BASICALLY TURNED INTO AN EXPANSION TEAM OVERNIGHT?
The Falcons have become an expansion team over the course of a couple of seasons. It didn’t just happen overnight. Even if Michael Vick was the starting quarterback, his inconsistencies in the passing game would keep the Falcons from having a winning season much less the playoffs. True anyone can win the NFC, but with an improved Carolina Panthers team and a New Orleans Saints team that has a year of experience under its belts it will be hard to come out of the NFC South.
Also remember first-year head coach Bobby Petrino is coming out of the college ranks. The NFL usually abuses college coaches in the first year. Even Jimmy Johnson went 1-15 with the 1989 Dallas Cowboys.