Category: NFC South

Matt Ryan: “Our Focus the Entire Year has Been Better than it’s Ever Been”

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons didn't leave room for error this year. They've already wrapped up the NFC South with four weeks to go in the season. But that isn't making Falcons fans feel any better about the team's Super Bowl chances because Atlanta has fallen flat in January every time they've ...

Sean Weatherspoon Wants to Evacuate Arrowheard Week 1 (Let Him Explain)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons might again be favorites in the NFC South. The Falcons aren't very different personnel wise, but there's a lot of hype surrounding the changes they've made to the coaching staff as they prepare to make a run in what is supposed to be a big year for ...

Greg Olsen Compares Panthers Rookie Luke Kuechly to Brian Urlacher

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Carolina Panthers tripled their win total last season, which has many believing that the young Panthers can take another big step forward and become contenders in Cam Newton's second year. The team might be green, but helping their cause is that they have a pair of experienced pass catchers ...

Ryan Kalil Backs Up his Full-Page Newspaper Ad Predicting a Super Bowl Victory for the Carolina Panthers

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The Carolina Panthers have been far from shy this offseason. The team has a franchise quarterback and high expectations (at least compared to usual). They're so confident, in fact, that offensive tackle Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer that stated why the Panthers will win ...

Matt Ryan Knows he has to Win in January, Calls Transition to New Offensive Coordinator “a Good Thing”

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Matt Ryan has yet to win a playoff game, and that's all some critics need to fuel whatever machines they use to dispense their anti-Ryan venom. Ryan knows, though, that winning is everything for quarterbacks, and he seems to have a grip on the sense of urgency that is gaining ...

Jon Beason on his Recovery and the Panthers’ Super Bowl Aspirations

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

There's a lot to be excited about in Carolina this season. Cam Newton is entering his second year, the Panthers are coming off a season in which they tripled their win total from the previous year, and three-time All-Pro Jon Beason is back after missing pretty much all of 2011 with ...

Aqib Talib Says Things Got “Too Loose” in Tampa in 2011, Greg Schiano “Brought that Order Back to the Building”

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A good offseason for Aqib Talib means two things: No new criminal charges, and previous charges disappeared. And so when a deadly weapons assault charge against Talib was dismissed earlier this month, it meant Talib could focus more closely on preparing for 2012 with a new coaching staff in Tampa. Aqib ...

Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith Admits that His Team Has to Change its Approach to Playoff Games

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Sooner or later, Mike Smith is gonna run out of leash space. During his four years running the show with franchise quarterback Matt Ryan in Atlanta, the Falcons have made the playoffs three times and finished with a winning record each season. That's good. But during that same stretch, Smith ...

Curtis Lofton Explains why the Bounty Scandal didn’t Factor into his Decision to Sign with New Orleans, Turned Down More Money Elsewhere

Monday, March 26th, 2012

There aren't a lot of positive stories out of New Orleans right now, at least from a pro football standpoint. But somewhat lost in the fallout from the bounty scandal sentences and a small exodus of veteran Saints free agents was the signing of Curtis Lofton. The 25-year-old linebacker not ...

Drew Brees Has the Saints Offense Marching Toward the Record Books

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Since an inexplicable road loss to the St. Louis Rams in late October, the New Orleans Saints have ripped off four straight wins to improve to 9-3 and they look to be hitting their stride at exactly the right time. And over the last two weeks, Drew Brees and the ...