Reviewing the film of the NFC South chat

In Friday’s NFC South chat, we covered more ground than Tampa Bay’s running game and scored more points than Carolina. Here are a few highlights.

Lloyd (Baton Rouge, LA): Hey Pat, nice article about the NFC champion coming from the NFC South. Here's my question: Who gets let go when Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas return -- Betts or Jones?

Pat Yasinskas: My guess would be Jones -- last man in, first man out.

Jim (Athens, GA): I liked the article about Matt Ryan's passing statistics. What do you think will help Matty Ice complete more long passes?

Pat Yasinskas: Throw more long passes. Seriously, just let it rip once in a while. Roddy White and Harry Douglas can get open downfield.

Marc (Tampa): The alternative is LaGarrette Blount!!!! Lets see what this kid has got, its not like Caddy is producing anyway.

Pat Yasinskas: I'd like to see some more of him and I think we will. But the coaches see every play in practice every day. If they thought Blount was that much better than Caddy, they would have been starting him already. Offensive line issues factor into this thing too.

Ryan (Tampa): Love the blog, Pat. With Barrett Ruud still not showing signs of being a game changing MLB, do you see any chance of him being in a Bucs uniform next year,barring a lockout?

Pat Yasinskas: My best guess is he'll be elsewhere. In their defensive scheme, I just don't know that it's worth it to have a high-priced MLB.

You can see the entire transcript of Friday’s chat here.