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profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
The bounty case is over, for the most part. But with the NFL soon descending on New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, plenty more will be said about the situation - especially since Saints coach Sean Payton remains suspended as the franchise is preparingShare Tweet
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp on Tuesday for their vacant GM position.Share Tweet
Panthers keep finding scapegoats, bigger problems remainprofootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013Going into his third year with the Panthers, Ron Rivera has a 13-19 record. His record of offering up those who might not necessarily be the problem is far more impressive. In addition to the previously reported firing of running backs coach John Settle…Share TweetThe Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to hire Atlanta director of player personnel Dave Caldwell as general manager, charging him with turning around one of the league's worst teams.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 8, 2013Three months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it …Share TweetWhen owner Jerry Richardson decided to let Ron Rivera stay as coach of the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, you pretty much knew there would be some other movement. After going 7-9, Rivera had to convince Richardson he had some changes in mind that would …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013After three interviews with the Jaguars for their vacant G.M. position, Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell agreed to take a second interview with the Jets. It sparked rumblings that Caldwell was looking for more money from the Jaguars t…Share Tweet
Asante Samuel at his best in postseasonOne of the reasons the Atlanta Falcons traded for Asante Samuel back in the spring was because the veteran cornerback knows how to win. Samuel has been on two Super Bowl championship teams with New England and also spent time with Philadelphia. Samuel h…Share TweetTime to catch up on some news and notes from all corners of the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS General manager Mark Dominik said the first step in deciding if Ronde Barber will return for another year will be for the veteran defensive back to decide if …Share TweetWe already showed you the playing-time breakdown for the Atlanta Falcons defense. Now, let’s switch over to the offensive side, where the Falcons had 1,073 plays. Here’s the complete breakdown of how many snaps each offensive player got, followed by mShare TweetLet's take a quick tour of the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons may have a little edge on the Seahawks when it comes to preparation. The Falcons were off all last week and the coaching staff used that time to prepare f…Share Tweet
Good omen for Falcons?Here are some numbers that should be very encouraging for fans of the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Matt Ryan completed a league-best 68.6 percent of his passes in the 2012 season. That’s the 13th best completion percentage in history for quarterbacks thShare Tweet
Jaguars Name Falcons Director Of Player Personnel New GMJan 8Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell has reached agreement on a deal to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' new general manager.
Will Atlanta Falcons stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch?Jan 8Will the Atlanta Falcons find a way to stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Heath Evans explains why the Falcons defense has a tough task ahead of them.
Can Seahawks give Falcons WRs trouble?Jan 8The dangerous receiving corps of the Atlanta Falcons will take on the big and physical secondary of the Seattle Seahawks. So which side of the ball will prevail? Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly give their answers.
NFC Road Team With Best Chance To WinJan 8Mark Schlereth, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini discuss which NFC road team has the best chance to win this weekend.