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Phil McConkey rips Drew Brees

Phil McConkey rips Drew Brees

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
Drew Brees is an icon in New Orleans, but he’s not viewed the same way in some other places. Brees, who has been active in the NFL Players Association, drew some strong criticism from retired player Phil McConkey. "I know he's canonized, and people thin
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Time for an afternoon run through some odds and ends from all around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Former NFL running back and current broadcaster Marshall Faulk says the pressure is only going to intensify for the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. …
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  • Updated 2013 salary-cap space

    Updated 2013 salary-cap space

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Now that carry-over space has been determined, let’s take a look at where each NFC South team is sitting in relation to the 2013 salary cap. The cap won’t be set until just before the league year starts in March, but it is expected to be slightly more
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  • Charlotte Council approves plan to give Panthers $125 million

    Charlotte Council approves plan to give Panthers $125 million

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Panthers have not soiled their hands by shaking down the city of Charlotte for money to upgrade their stadium. But they are certainly willing to catch whatever might be generously thrown at them, and the Charlotte City Council voted 7-2 last night t…
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  • Panthers' Newton back at Auburn to take classes

    Panthers' Newton back at Auburn to take classes

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is enrolled at Auburn for spring semester.
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  • Panthers GM Gettleman faces tough calls

    Panthers GM Gettleman faces tough calls

    Dave Gettleman said almost all the right things as he officially was introduced as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. He talked about how he’s confident how he can work with coach Ron Rivera and staff the team already has in place.
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  • Vincent Jackson added to Pro Bowl

    Vincent Jackson added to Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson is going to the Pro Bowl after all. Although he wasn’t selected initially, Jackson was added to the roster Tuesday. He’ll replace Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. This will be Jackson’s third Pro Bowl and first as
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  • Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons finally have that elusive playoff victory. One more home victory stands between them and the Super Bowl after Atlanta outlasted Seattle in the divisional round. The San Francisco 49ers, ove…
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  • Terrell Thomas hopes to return to Giants in 2013

    Terrell Thomas hopes to return to Giants in 2013

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas might want to give Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis a call. Davis played 15 games for Carolina this season after returning from a third surgery on his ACL, something that doesn’t happen very often in the NFL. Thomas will
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  • Bucs GM: No 'urgency' for new Freeman deal

    Bucs GM: No 'urgency' for new Freeman deal

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik confirmed Monday that quarterback Josh Freeman will enter the 2013 season without a new contract.
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  • Falcons relief stems from rediscovered run game

    Falcons relief stems from rediscovered run game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Falcons have reason to feel relief, beyond finally getting the much-discussed playoff win. The fact they found their run game again gives them reason to believe they might get another one. For all the individual parts of Sunday’s comeback win over t
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  • Video - Matty grows up 01:32

    Matty grows up

    Jan 15
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finally won his first playoff game Sunday in dramatic fashion. Kurt Warner believes Ryan has matured immensely since last season.
  • Video - Mike Nolan's advantage? 03:08

    Mike Nolan's advantage?

    Jan 15
    Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan used to coach his upcoming NFC Championship opponent, the San Francisco 49ers. Does Nolan have an advantage against his former team?
  • Video - NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady 01:52

    NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady

    Jan 15
    Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice discuss the quarterback they trust the most this weekend besides Tom Brady.
  • Video - Drive of the Week: Matt Ryan ices Seattle Seahawks 04:17

    Drive of the Week: Matt Ryan ices Seattle Seahawks

    Jan 15
    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan gets his first playoff win with another clutch performance at the end of the game. Brian Baldinger analyzes the Falcons' game-winning drive vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

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    Jan 15
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    Jan 15
    Jim Harbaugh's gamble on Colin Kaepernick will pay off with a Super Bowl title.
  • Grantland Channel Presents: House Eats

    Jan 15
    Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...