NFC South: T.J.Housmandzadeh
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
It is dream season in the NFC South.
Julius Peppers to the Falcons? Hey, pair him with John Abraham and opposing quarterbacks won't be able to throw a pass. And while the Falcons are at it, why not go out and grab Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez if he really is available? That would give Matt Ryan a stud at every skill position.
And all Carolina really needs to do to make up for losing Peppers is go out and land Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who just may be the biggest name on the market, if he makes it to free agency. That would fix everything.
But there's another school of thought down in Tampa Bay. With more than $40 million in cap space, the Bucs can bring in Haynesworth and Peppers. At the same time, they're going to re-sign Antonio Bryant, bring in Cincinnati receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and perhaps even pay a king's ransom for New England quarterback Matt Cassel or Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin. Next stop? Miami for the Super Bowl.
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But the Saints' faithful seemed to have hijacked Loomis' calculator because they think they can get Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who just has to be better than the 74 other cornerbacks the Saints have signed in the last three years. Plug Asomugha into Gregg Williams' new defense and the dynamic duo of Charles Grant and Will Smith suddenly will crank out 45 sacks. Drew Brees will throw for another mile and all will be right with the world, if the Saints just make this one little move.
Now, everybody wake up.