Category Archives: NFC SOUTH

Carolina #Panthers: Rookie OG Edmund Kugbila Has Missed Most of OTA’s With Leg Injury

As the Panthers second-string offense ran situational drills during organized team activities Thursday, three-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil talked to rookie guard Edmund Kugbila on the sideline.

His hand on Kugbila’s shoulder, Kalil told the Panthers’ fourth-round draft pick to keep working hard and take as many mental reps as possible.

“Just soak it up,” Kugbila recalled Kalil saying.

New Orleans #Saints: Could Saalm Hakim Be the Next Michael Lewis for the Saints?

Twelve years ago the New Orleans Saints took a chance on a speedy, but inexperienced, wide receiver/kick returner and that gamble produced one of the most improbable stories in NFL history when Michael “Beer Man” Lewis made the 2002 Pro Bowl.

Now they have another winged-foot wonder on the roster that arrived seemingly from out of nowhere.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A Look at How Josh Freeman’s Numbers Compare to Other Franchise Quarterbacks

Those are a lot of numbers with a lot of variability and no names. If you look at those numbers, I don’t know if you can tell who’s Josh Freeman or not without cheating. You can find the same chart with names right here. Here’s what Jaeden Stormes took away from those numbers….

Source: Bucs Nation

New Orleans Saints: The Saints Defense is Buying What Rob Ryan is Selling

He is boisterous, daring and, even though he won’t admit it, carrying a huge chip on his shoulder. Maybe Rob Ryan, complete with his oversized personality, and the New Orleans Saints, an organization that’s carrying a chip of its own, are coming together at the perfect time. If Ryan can instill just a little of himself into the defense, it might be able to stop opponents on occasion — and that might be enough to get the Saints back into the playoffs, maybe even back to something like the 2009 Super Bowl.

Source: ESPN NFC South Blog

Atlanta Falcons: Osi Umenyiora Showing Leadership With His New Team

“Osi, from the very beginning, he’s taken some of the young guys underneath his wing,” Smith said. “Not just only the defensive linemen, but some other positions as well. He’s one of the first guys here in the building in terms of his workouts. He’s taken some of those young guys with him and I think that’s very important.”

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com

Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera is Impressed By Ted Ginn’s Speed

“You hear things from the outside about players. But then when you see him for yourself, and you sit there and you go, ‘Wow.’ Watching Ted’s speed, his quickness, his route-running – and he’s catching everything right now. So we’re real excited about that, and his potential as far as a return man”

-Ron Rivera

Source: Charlotte Observer