- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Let’s take a look at the team-by-team highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat:
David (Atlanta): Hey Pat. If the falcons mortgage another draft to get someone like Milliner, do you really think it is worth it? Falcons are one of the oldest teams in the league and in a year or two from now, they are going to have a lot of holes, especially on the defensive front. Is it really worth it?
Pat Yasinskas: That's a question Dimitroff and Smith have to weigh carefully. If they think they're one player away from winning it all, then they'll go for it.
Jeff (New Jersey): Does ATL need another pass rusher to win a championship?
PY: It wouldn't hurt, but I think they need another CB even more.
David (Atlanta): Any idea on Matt Ryan's demeanor with respect to an extension? Is he more of a let's-keep-the-team-together guy or is he adamant about being the highest paid player in football?
PY: Matt's very much a team guy. That said, it's his agent's job to get him the best deal possible.
Ray (Orlando) [via mobile]: Could you see Carolina ponying up their 2nd round pick for Brandon Albert?
PY: Doubt it. They can't afford to pay him.
Nicolas (Parkland, FL): How likely is it that the Panthers select Sheldon Richardson with their first round pick?
PY: Think he's the odds-on favorite for Carolina.
JM (Charlotte): With the brutal schedule next season, is Ron Rivera already in trouble??
PY: Safe to say he enters this season on hot seat. He barely made it through last season.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Nicholas Medica (New Jersey): Of the Saints' two breakout candidates at the WR position, who do you think will have the better season; Joseph Morgan or Nick Toon?
PY: Toon. Think they liked what they saw out of him before he got hurt last year.
jay (Mississippi) [via mobile]: Pat What's the latest on the Vicodin issue? Seems like I read something a few days ago about it and haven't seen anything else
PY: Washington Post said federal authorities still were considering whether or not to fine the Saints. Guess the next step is up to federal authorities.
Cary (New Orleans): Any chance the Saints put a productive 3-4 defense on the field this year? Especially with their cap situation and lack of draft picks.
PY: It's going to be a challenge. But the good news for them is it would be hard to be worse than last year's defense.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Nicolas (Parkland, FL): Is there a possibility that the Buccaneers will trade up to draft Dee Milliner?
PY: If they don't trade for Revis, yes, I think that's a good possibility.
Kyle (northampton, pa): if TB loses Revis to another team I wouldn't be bothered. That's alot of $$ and draft picks to tie up in 1 player who may/may not be a sure thing.
PY: I see your point. But I still think they're determined to get Revis.
Mike (Toronto): If the Bucs address corner in the 1st round, WHO do you think they'll target in the 2nd?
PY: Tight end or defensive tackle.
Here’s the complete transcript of Friday’s NFC South chat.