Programming notes for a very chatty week

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Just wanted to clue you in on some of the plans for the next few days.

First, we’re going to be chatting ... and chatting some more. In addition to our regular NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m. ET, I will be part of a marathon chat with our NFL folks Thursday. Check the NFL page for the link on this one, but I’ll be taking my 30-minute turn Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Also on Thursday, ESPNEWS will be doing a season preview. They're scheduled to look at the NFC South in the 10 a.m. ET hour and they'll be checking in with me for a quick analysis on each team.

Also, looking ahead to the weekend, I will be covering Dallas at Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Philadelphia at Carolina game will be staffed by the dynamic duo of Sal Paolantonio and John Clayton. Raymond James Stadium has an impressive bank of televisions in the press box and I’ll be keeping a close eye on the Panthers, Falcons and Saints.