With the help of the many fine beat writers and columnists around the NFC South, let's take a look at some of the division's headlines.
Martin Fennelly has a great column on Tuesday’s event, where Tom McEwen was declared a “Tampa Bay Treasure’’ by Saint Leo University. Martin sums up the event very nicely. When you click on this piece, be sure to check out the photo of McEwen with Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lee Roy Selmon that was taken by Bill Ward. I promise there soon will be a copy of that photo hanging on the office wall at NFC South Blog Headquarters.
Joseph Person has a nice story on Carolina practice-squad player Shawn Murphy. He’s the son of legendary baseball player Dale Murphy.
Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine, who has missed the last three games with a strained quadriceps, said he will attempt to practice this afternoon.
Jeff Duncan has a feature on New Orleans cornerback Leigh Torrence. The guy has been a career backup and special-teams player. But he came up big for the Saints on Sunday night.
I don’t think there truly is a “best team in the NFC’’ right now. But I think Jeff Schultz is right on when he says the Falcons have a chance to prove they deserve that tag.