Hitting the NFC South links

D. Orlando Ledbetter writes about how the Falcons need to make more big plays than they did in the opener. He mentions more downfield passing and springing Michael Turner on big runs as possibilities. Both ideas sound like very reasonable solutions. But the Falcons couldn’t do either against Pittsburgh.

Rhys Lloyd, the kickoff specialist the Panthers let walk away in free agency, is coming back to Charlotte today for a workout.

Jeff Duncan has his weekly film study on the Saints. Duncan’s been a friend for years and I’ve always thought he’s a heck of a writer. But I’m starting think he could make a living as a scout, if he ever feels the urge.

The Bucs still are kicking around who they want to play at left guard. Keydrick Vincent got the start in the opener, but Jeremy Zuttah remains in the mix.

Tom Brady wasn’t the only NFL quarterback involved in a minor car accident last week. Turns out Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman had a little traffic trouble, too.