Time for a quick look at some highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat.
Nisarg (Tarboro, NC): You simply don't pass up a talent like Cam Newton. Jimmy Clausen may, at his best, become an above-average NFL QB, but he will never be a franchise QB. Cam Newton could be that kind of player for Carolina, don't you agree Pat?
Pat Yasinskas: Agree. There are no guarantees and there is risk with Cam, but the upside is huge and I think Panthers are in a spot where they have to take that chance. I think they're feeling that way too.
Kouss (Detroit, MI): Hey Pat everybody has been talking about the Bucs going after Asomougha if Talib is released, but what about Cromartie? He did pretty damn well in Cover 2 the last time I checked and they wouldn't have to break the bank on him, plus he is still young.
Pat Yasinskas: That would be a legitimate option and you're right that the cost wouldn't be as outrageous.
Paul (Knoxville): This whole "Andy Dalton visiting NO" thing....isnt really a thing right?...please tell me this isnt a sign that either A)they're looking for Brees' replacement or B)they're unhappy with Brees' role in the CBA negotiations.
Pat Yasinskas: Never, ever read too much into visits. If anything, they may be looking at Dalton as a potential upgrade over Chase Daniel as a backup. I really don't think Saints are upset with Brees' role in labor situation. He's incredibly close with Payton, Loomis and Benson. I think they realize he's just doing what he has to do.
Brandon (VA): My boy Matty Ice supposedly tied the knot over the weekend I'd like to give a congrats to him on that, I want to get your thoughts on the Atlanta run game. They were good in rushing yards but not great on Yards per Carry, Turner? O-Line? or lack of a homerun back?
Pat Yasinskas: Congrats to Matt, a truly good guy. As far as running game, I'd like to see them add a speed back. Also think those two kids they drafted last year will end up playing this season and add some youth to the o-line, which will help.
Here's the complete transcript of the NFC South chat.