Lots of good stuff in Friday’s NFC South chat.
Let’s check out some of the highlights and I wouldn’t mind hearing your responses to the first question in the comments section or my mailbag.
Mark H (Greensboro, NC) At what point will the NFL start losing fans because of this lockout? Has it already happened? I was more excited about last year's draft for the Panthers than this year due to the "unknowns"
Pat Yasinskas: I don't know. You guys tell me. Seems like interest is still good. We've got a lot of people in here today. I suspect that will continue through the draft. After that, I'm thinking fans might start getting really frustrated.
Joe (LOYAL Panther Fan) (Los Angeles) Pat, could you try to convince me that trading Steve Smith is a good idea? I can't think of a situation where trading the best WR on an already stale offense could work to their advantage. Will this actually happen?
Pat Yasinskas: New coach, new QB might mean time for a fresh start for all involved.
Dwayne C (Atl) What kind of production should we Atlanta Falcons fans expect from Peria Jerry this upcoming season in order for him not to be considered a bust? (Personally, I think Jerry has all the ability and potential to explode this season)
Pat Yasinskas: He needs to become a solid starter. If he can get back to what he was supposed to be coming out of college, I think he and Babineaux can be a very good DT tandem.
Here is the complete transcript of the chat.