Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat.
Tyler (Athens, GA): Pat How important is this game for Atlanta coming up vs PHI? I know its very very early but I think its a big game?
Pat Yasinskas: It's a huge game for Falcons. Can't afford to start 0-2. If you do that, the snow-ball effect starts rolling and season can get out of hand in a hurry.
Shane Maddux (Atlanta, Georgia): The Falcons acquired a starting quality DB in Kelvin Hayden, why didn't they put him in the nickel?
Pat Yasinskas: Think you may see more of him and James Sanders this week. They needed a little time to catch up on the scheme, but I think Falcons might get them more involved this week.
GurS (Edgware, UK): I'm convinced the person at most to blame for the Bucs' loss to the Lions last week is Greg Olson. Agree or disagree?
Pat Yasinskas: I'd have to agree with you there.
Ken (NY): Can we put Steve Smith back in the top 10 recievers in the NFL?
Pat Yasinskas: Yeah, now that he's got a real QB.
G. Lewis (Albany , Georgia): Do you think the Saints will ever take fixing the defense seriously because playing teams like chicago and greenbay they will lose.Also there offensive line is bad.
Pat Yasinskas: They better fix it and fix it quickly. They don't have to be dominant. They just have to make a play from time to time and produce some turnovers.
andy (hickory, nc): the bucs had the lowest ticket sales of any team last week, a home opener can’t sell out, i wish the Glazers would sell the bucs to someone who cares and focus on alienation the manchester united fans
Pat Yasinskas: All right, I'm curious, why are you and so many fans so down on the Glazers? I don't understand that thinking. They're not bad owners. They won you a Super Bowl and got you a great stadium. Not saying they're the best owners in the league, but they're WAY better than what Bucs had in the old days.
Sean (Las Vegas): With Colston out, I think the NFCS will be introduced to a new big time receiver on the Saints. Adrian Arrington has the same skill set as Colston and will be needed against the Bears cover 2.
Pat Yasinskas: You might be right. He's the one WR on that team whose skill set is similar to Colston's.
Here’s the complete transcript of Friday’s NFC South chat.