A collection of news and stories from the other SB Nation NFC South blogs
Which NFC South receiving corps is the best? The Falcoholic has an interesting series about specific units in the NFC South. In this entry, the wide receivers. Are Julio Jones and Co. still the best? Or is the Saints’ unit headed by Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders nipping at their heels?
Which NFC South TE unit is the best? The Falcoholic tackles the tight end groups in the division. After losing tight end Austin Hooper during the offseason, Atlanta may not top this list.
Which NFC South OL unit is the best? Third time’s a charm. The NFC South boasts some outstanding offensive lines, and prolific running backs have flourished behind them, like Christian McCaffrey in Carolina, or Alvin Kamara in New Orleans. But which team has the best unit.
Panthers cut ties with sponsor for insensitive comments. Given the sudden revival of the civil rights movement in America, NFL teams continue to try and join, with the Panthers cutting ties with CPI Security, after its CEO made insensitive comments. Whether this is for show to avoid backlash or truly well-intentioned, it is encouraging to see the league finally start to stir from its slumber when it comes to social issues such as racism and discrimination. Long way to go.
Could Haason Reddick be a trade target for Carolina? The Panthers are widely expected to finish dead last in the NFC South, especially with a defense that struggled last season. One man that could provide some help is linebacker Haason Reddick. The Cardinal, who played for Panthers’ head coach Matt Rhule at Temple, seems to have fallen out of favor in Arizona.
Jerry Richardson statue removed. The staue of the former Panthers owner has been removed from the front of Bak of America Stadium and won’t be returned. Richardson, during his tenure, had been accused of racial and sexual discrimination, which explains why the organization could not be happier to dissociate itself from him.
Carlton Davis shares poignant personal story. A topic that isn’t going away and shouldn’t, Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III shares his own encounter with law enforcement as a black man.
Tom Brady cheating again. I jest, I jest. That said, despite all the social distancing rules in place, the Bucs’ quarterback was filmed practicing with his old-new tight end Rob Gronkowski at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Florida. You and everyone else knows that Brady and Gronk are going to be a problem from defenses in the NFC South and in the NFL this upcoming season.
Rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. has high aspirations. The former Gopher would like to achieve nothing less than defensive rookie of the year honors in 2020.