Tuesday, June 26, 2012
NFC South links: Cam Newton keeps No. 1
By ESPN.com staff
The 1998 season was a momentous one for the Atlanta Falcons franchise, thanks in part to Gary Anderson. Anderson missed a 38-yard field goal, which would have sent the Vikings to the Super Bowl; instead, Atlanta went. NFL.com lists six of the league's biggest kicking blunders.
Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson was arrested on charges of drunken driving Sunday morning.
Coach Keith Armstrong breaks down the Falcons' mission on special teams and all the players who will play key roles.
Panthers QB Cam Newton was given the opportunity to switch from his rookie-season No. 1 jersey to the No. 2, the number he wore at Auburn. The Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler says Newton "has already forged a heckuva new NFL pro identity with No. 1," and the decision to stick with it is a good one.
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Drew Brees will make his third appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night.
Jonathan Vilma takes to calling out Roger Goodell on Twitter, inquiring on what the NFL commissioner is waiting on to make a ruling on the Saints linebacker's appeal in the bounty case.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fans will get at least nine opportunities to see new coach Greg Schiano, as the Bucs announced their 2012 training camp schedule.
The Boston Herald reports the Patriots and Buccaneers have been exploring the possibility to hold joint practices prior to their Aug. 24 preseason game in Tampa.