NFC South: Marcellus Wiley

One common complaint we talk about often in these parts is how the NFC South sometimes gets lost in the shadows of divisions or teams with bigger markets and higher profiles.

Well, maybe we should be careful what we wish for. The NFC South is about to take center stage on a national platform for all the wrong reasons.

The scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and what the NFL says was a “bounty program" designed to reward defensive players for intentionally injuring opponents, will be the topic of an hourlong NFL Live special on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET Monday.

Trey Wingo is scheduled to host. He’ll be joined in studio by Tedy Bruschi, Darren Woodson, Mike Golic and Marcellus Wiley. Former NFL quarterback Steve Young and former NFL defensive back and head coach Herm Edwards will join them via satellite, and there could be other special guests.

Time to gameplan the season

May, 14, 2010
BRISTOL, Conn. -- We’ve got another day full of meetings here at ESPN headquarters and it’s kind of interesting to see Matt Mosley slugging down so much coffee already.

Funny what a 4 a.m. wakeup call from a friendly desk clerk can do to “The Beast." Anyway, we had a meeting with the NFL Live television folks this morning and I got a chance to shake hands with Marcellus Wiley. We’ll be going into other meetings momentarily and laying out our coverage plans for next season. I've heard some of the plans already and I think you'll like them. I’ll keep an eye on the wires, my e-mail and voicemail and will weigh in if there’s anything of note in the NFC South.

Otherwise, I’ll check in tonight after our meetings are done.