Hitting the NFC South links

August, 15, 2010
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Perhaps the only negative to come out of Tampa Bay’s preseason game in Miami on Saturday night was that wide receiver Maurice Stovall suffered an ankle injury. The Bucs didn’t know immediately the full extent of the injury.
  • Tom Sorensen provides a voice of reason for Carolina fans who are ready to declare Armanti Edwards a bust after one preseason game. I highly suggest you listen to my friend and former co-worker on this one. Nobody said Edwards would come in and be an instant start. The guy was a college quarterback. The Panthers have moved him to wide receiver and also are asking him to return punts. There’s a learning curve here and the Panthers have been clear that Edwards is a project. It may take some time, but the upside with this guy is tremendous.
  • Mark Bradley writes about how the Atlanta defense is faster than it’s been and that means it should be better than it’s been. I’ll echo that when my Camp Confidential segment on the Falcons runs this week. But the short story here is the Falcons, who began their building process by reconstructing the offense, finally have the kind of personnel they need to truly fit their defensive scheme.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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