Let’s take a look at some of the top Thursday headlines from around the NFC South. Fair warning up front that this is going to be a bit heavy on the Saints. That’s because they’re still playing and the rest of the division is fairly quiet right now.
San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio had a great quote when asked about the Saints adding running back Darren Sproles in the offseason -- "I can't believe they got him for the cheap price they got him, for replacing Reggie Bush. I think if it was the NBA, the commissioner might have stepped in and stopped the move."
Bradley Handwerger has a nice story on New Orleans receiver Marques Colston and how he’s developed a reputation for being one of the league’s toughest receivers. That’s very true. Colston is a big, strong guy, and isn’t hesitant to go over the middle and catch passes.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank said simply getting to the playoffs on a regular basis isn’t good enough. He wants to win a Super Bowl. I admire Blank for coming right out and saying that in front of coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. If it puts some added pressure on them, that’s not a bad thing. Blank has given Smith and Dimitroff a lot of resources, and the owner has every right to expect great returns on his investments.