Around the NFC South
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Time for a quick look at some headlines across the NFC South:
Ten years after the fact, Paul Augustin Jr. looks back at how trading a slew of draft picks to get Ricky Williams impacted the Saints over the long haul. It's obvious Williams never became what the Saints hoped. It's hindsight, but Augustin makes a very good point when he says the Saints could have had a team that featured Shaun Alexander, Donald Driver, Jevon Kearse, Joey Porter and Brian Urlacher if they hadn't made the Williams deal.
The Glazer family, which owns the Buccaneers, also owns Manchester United. Reportedly, the English soccer club lost almost $66 million last year.
They're probably locked into the Georgia Dome until at least 2015, but the Falcons are starting to explore some possibilities. Owner Arthur Blank said the priority is to get a new stadium downtown, but the Falcons also are doing their homework on several alternative locations.
John DeLong offers a summary on the situation with Julius Peppers and speculates the defensive end will end up in New England or Philadelphia before all is said and done. I tend to agree.