NFC South Daily Jog: Falcons' 11 Personnel a Major Change in Atlanta

Knox Bardeen@knoxbardeenNFC South Lead WriterAugust 15, 2012

photo courtesy of the Associated Press
photo courtesy of the Associated Press

Each day, I like to get the blood flowing with a workout—usually a daily jog. I can clear my head, reflect on my day and think about what’s going on around the NFC South.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution lists implementing the three-wide receiver set as one of the major changes new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter brings to the Atlanta offense.

The Falcons have a few injuries leading into Thursday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals that could alter the makeup of Atlanta's roster. [Atlanta Field Report]


Carolina Panthers

Rookie cornerback Josh Norman had a coming-of-age practice session Tuesday, picking off four passes and maybe leaping up the depth chart in the process. [Rock Hill Herald]

Tuesday's practice session was filled with trash talking and bone-jarring hits. Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer writes that this means it's time for the Panthers to get on the field with another team.


New Orleans Saints

With two interceptions already in preseason games (well, one preseason game and the Hall of Fame Game), safety Malcolm Jenkins is proving that Steve Spagnuolo's new defensive scheme suits him just fine. [Times-Picayune]

The Times-Picayune projected the 53-man roster in this article. There aren't a lot of first-year Saints on this list.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano confirmed the team's interest in Olympian Jeff Demps on Wednesday. [Tampa Bay Times]

Rookie safety Mark Barron missed the Bucs' first preseason game with a toe injury. He's slated to make his pro debut Friday against Tennessee and is ready to show the team why it used a high first-round pick on the former Alabama star. [Tampa Bay Times]


NFC South

This article lists areas of concern for all 32 teams. Half of the NFC South's issues revolve around the linebacker position.