NFC South: Steve McNair
In Thursday’s victory against Baltimore, Ryan became the first Atlanta quarterback to pass for 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a game since Chris Chandler in 2000.
White’s 32 completions without an interception also represent the most ever against the Ravens. Dave Brown had 28 in 1997 and Brett Favre and Steve McNair each had 27 in 2001.
Ryan also won his 14th straight home start and is 18-1 in his career in the Georgia Dome. In his next home start, Nov. 28 against Green Bay, White will have a chance to tie the record for most wins by a quarterback in his first 20 home starts since the NFL-AFL merger. Dallas’ Danny White set the record by going 19-1 in his first 20 starts at home.
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- Defensive end Chauncey Davis is one of a number of current and former NFL players who will host a football camp on Saturday at the James R. Hallford Football Stadium located in Clarkston, Ga.
- By focusing on the negatives of his game this offseason, Panthers defensive end Hilee Taylor hopes to see some positive results.
- The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan suggests the team released long-snapper Kevin Houser due to his role in Wayne Read's film tax-credit scheme at Louisiana Film Studios.
- Former Bucs quarterback Doug Williams said that Steve McNair's death hit him hard.
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- Tony Gonzalez gives the Falcons' offense a new dimension, writes J. Michael Moore.
- SI.com's Ross Tucker counts the Falcons among the teams he lists as having one of the best offseasons.
- Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer looks back on how the Panthers could have (should have?) drafted Steve McNair with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1995 draft.
- NFL.com continues its pre-camp series with a preview of the Panthers.
New Orleans Saints
- For the third consecutive season, the Saints will take a few training camp practices on the road and work against the Houston Texans prior to their Aug. 22 preseason game in Houston.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Ball security will be Clifton Smith's focus this season, and he got some advice from Tiki Barber. Smith: "The basic thing he told me was to carry the ball like your life depended on it. He told me to keep it high and tight and don't ever let it go."
- David Jones of examiner.com says the Bucs can defy the odds in 2009.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- Add Tennessee's Craig Johnson to the list of candidates for offensive coordinator with Tampa Bay.
Johnson may not be the biggest name out there, but he's had some success with the Titans. He joined them in 2002 and has worked with the likes of Kerry Collins, Vince Young, Steve McNair and Billy Volek.
The Bucs passed on Scott Linehan, who ended up with the Lions. They remain interested in Cincinnati quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese and Kansas City offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, if he becomes available.