Tuesday, July 19, 2011
NFC South evening roundup
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for an evening trip through the headlines around the NFC South.
Joseph Person reports that linebacker James Anderson, who can become an unrestricted free agent, said he wants to return to the Panthers. Anderson said he and his agent had some productive contract talks with the team before the lockout. Assuming the Panthers re-sign Anderson and Thomas Davis, they’ll be pretty well stocked at linebacker because Jon Beason and Dan Connor also are on the roster. The big question is whether the Panthers will move Beason back to middle linebacker. He switched to the outside when Davis was injured last year.
Stephen Holder brings up a good point that Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris’ plan to accelerate training camp could hit a bump if part of the new labor agreement limits teams to one practice a day. If that’s the case, everyone’s in the same boat, but I’m sure teams around the league will try to compensate by putting in more time in the meeting rooms.
The game between the Bucs and Bears is scheduled for October at London’s Wembley Stadium. It’s been said for months now the game will revert back to Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium if a new labor deal isn’t completed by Aug. 1. Well, it looks like there’s optimism that’s stretching overseas. The NFL is getting ready to start selling tickets for the London game.
We shared some of what Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White had to say to Colin Cowherd in this earlier post. In case you can’t get enough of White, here’s White on video. Watch the video all the way to the end. That’s where White, once again, says the Atlanta offense could be like what the Rams had when their offense was called “The Greatest Show on Turf."