Around the NFC South: Falcons eye history
July, 17, 2009
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com staff
- Brent Holloway of the Gainesville Times isn't buying into the hype surrounding the Falcons. Holloway: "As has been painstakingly documented, the Falcons have never, in their 43-year history as a franchise, experienced back-to-back winning seasons."
- In his preview of the Falcons, USA Today's Bob Velin also brings up the fact the Falcons have never posted consecutive winning seasons.
- Marcus Monk is hoping to make the most of his second shot at the NFL.
- Safety Joe Fields has spent his short time with the Panthers learning and waiting to get on the field.
- Pro Football Weekly's Dan Parr writes that the team's failure to upgrade its linebackers could hold the defense back from improving in 2009.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Buccaneers.com examines 12 important dates for the team. The site lists everything from the training camp report date (July 31) to that big game in February (Feb. 7).