Although the Falcons and Buccaneers are on bye this week, that didn’t seem to slow down our Friday NFC South chat at all. Lots of Atlanta and Tampa Bay fans showed up, and so did fans of the Saints and Panthers. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the chat.
Kevin (Hamilton Ohio): Pat is the Sean Payton era is better than Jim mora era in the 80s?
Pat Yasinskas: I think so. He's got a Super Bowl title.
Dan (Scottsdale): What makes Brees so special? I think it is amazing, how he throws through the lanes because of his height, and is so accurate.
Pat Yasinskas: More than anything, I'd say just his focus, desire and competitiveness. The guy is a machine.
Pat young (Charlotte NC): Hi Pat call me crazy if you want to. But I think Panthers fans should thank Andrew Luck for staying in college.
Pat Yasinskas: Good point. Back when Luck decided to stay everybody was bummed out.
Dan (Sacramento): Do you think the lack of performance of Josh Freeman is because of the lock out?
Pat Yasinskas: No, think it has more to do with his supporting cast than anything.
Charles (San Francisco): MVP for the Bucs midseason - Ronde Barber- The team is definitely going through growing pains and the old man has been the glue sharing knowledge and how it was done with the not so "old " Bucs.
Pat Yasinskas: Not a bad one. I like that. He's still going strong and he's probably the one guy that's been consistent for them.
Noah (TN): Van Gorder looked like he finally realized he might be coaching for his job this season against Detroit. Hope he keeps it up.
Pat Yasinskas: Yep, BVG needs the D to play like they did against the Lions. Mularkey also will be on hot seat if they miss the playoffs.
Scott (Tampa): Mike Williams is not the answer for the bucs. I have no idea what made everybody think he was on the verge of being elite. He is a good receiver but not great and the bucs need an elite receiver. If they had one along with the current receivers and a speed back, they would be great.
Pat Yasinskas: Yeah, well you might have to wait for next year's draft to take care of that.
Here’s the complete transcript of Friday’s NFC South chat.