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NFC South News and Rumors
As of yesterday, Gregg Williams was apparently still the nominal defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. As of today, Gregg Williams is apparently not still the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. Apparently Williams's Eat, Pray, Kill the …Upvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints claim YAC titleThe regular season can’t be properly wrapped up until we reveal which defense led the league in yards allowed after the catch. Throughout most of the season, this was a close race between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Well, we donUpvote Share Tweet
On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From End To EndCowboys-Redskins was the biggest matchup of the year, a win-or-go-home game for two division rivals. It turned out to be the most-watched regular-season sporting event in 15 years. But one familiar face was missing from the FedEx Field suites: commissio…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013The two Falcons assistants planning to interview for the Eagles’ head-coaching vacancy will not have to travel to Philadelphia. Instead, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, President Don Smolenski and General Manager Howie Roseman are currently aboard a flightUpvote Share TweetJonathan Vilma on Wednesday reacted angrily to a report citing an anonymous New Orleans Saints player criticizing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, saying "we're not the Jets."Upvote Share Tweet
NFC South afternoon updateTime for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There’s apparent good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) said he expects to be ready for the Jan. 13 playoff game. Coach Mike Smith alreadyUpvote Share TweetThe Panthers played a strange game against the Saints on Sunday. The final score makes it look like a potential classic: The Panthers won 44-38. So does the attached statistical story: Drew Brees cleared 5,000 yards on the season, completing 29 of 43 fo…Upvote Share TweetAtlanta Falcons offensive coordinator, who was a candidate for some of the seven current NFL head-coaching vacancies, has pulled himself out of consideration for any of the openings, the team announced Wednesday on Twitter.Upvote Share Tweet
Best hands in the NFC South?Although Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson went deep into the season before dropping his first pass, Atlanta’s Harry Douglas had the NFC South’s best hands in 2012. At least if you go by the numbers. Douglas finished with a division-high 97.4 catch percenUpvote Share TweetIt's safe to say that the first season for current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo did not go well. The former New York Giants defensive coordinator and St. Louis Rams head coach, who replaced Gregg Williams as the man in charge…Upvote Share Tweet
Vilma Angry Anonymous Saint Ripped SpagnuoloJan 2Jonathan Vilma addresses report of a teammate criticizing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Blogger Blitz: Dirk Koetter ContractJan 2NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas thinks the Falcons avoided a major distraction by signing offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to a contract extension
DeCoud singing Falcons way to the playoffsJan 2Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud talks about his singing skills, missing a tackle on Doug Martin on his touchdown in Week 17, along with what pressures comes with winning in the playoffs.
Kerry J. Byrne: Momentum means a lot in the playoffs, but who has it?Jan 2The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks enter the 2012 postseason red hot and razor sharp. If momentum matters, they're heading for a collision course in New Orleans.
Ray Lewis retires -- Ravens linebacker among five best defensive players e…Jan 2Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't be easily replaced by Baltimore or the NFL at large.