Friday, November 4, 2011
Around the NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
Let's take a look at the top headlines from around the NFC South.
Nakia Hogan has a story on the 10-year anniversary of one of the more infamous moments in the history of the New Orleans Saints. He caught up with former Saint Kyle Turley to reflect on the game when he grabbed a helmet from one of the New York Jets and tossed it.
It often has been said that Atlanta’s a college football town. Well, that’s not true if you go by the television ratings. The Falcons are outdrawing Georgia and Georgia Tech.
When the Buccaneers hosted the Saints in early October, it appeared as if quarterback Josh Freeman and tight end Kellen Winslow had a bit of a heated exchange on the sideline. Freeman recently explained the incident as a heat-of-the-moment thing and said he and Winslow do not have a problem.
Here’s one of the downsides to having a bye week. Players have time to get into trouble. Carolina practice-squad player Lawrence Wilson was arrested for marijuana possession.
Carolina team president Danny Morrison said the Panthers are looking into upgrading Bank of America Stadium, which opened in 1996. Team owner Jerry Richardson has always prided himself on keeping the stadium up to date, and there have been several previous renovations.
Carolina cornerback Darious Butler returned to the Panthers. Butler had been gone for a week while his infant daughter was ill in South Florida. Butler said he’s hopeful his daughter will make a full recovery.