NFC South links: Saints' switch right move?

Atlanta Falcons

Gil Brandt of NFL.com ranks his top quarterbacks under the age of 30, and he puts Atlanta's Matt Ryan in elite company.

Carolina Panthers

New York Giants assistant Al Holcomb interviewed Thursday for the Panthers' open linebackers-coach position, the Charlotte Observer reports.

New Orleans Saints

Firing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and planning a move to a 3-4 defense from the 4-3 is the right move by newly reinstated head coach Sean Payton, Mike Triplett writes in the Times-Picayune.

However, Payton could find himself at a disadvantage in the hiring process because many of the options for a coordinator who can run a 3-4 defense have already been snapped up by other teams.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

General manager Mark Dominik is hoping to bring back tight end Dallas Clark for at least another season, the Tampa Tribune reports, and hopes to chat with Clark's agent soon.

Stephen Holder warns fans that, attractive as Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis might seem, his injury history, the potential cost of a trade and his track record of holding out make it a tough road for the Bucs to go down.