Which head coach would you least like to play for?
Narrowly edging New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano. To be listed as the No. 1 answer less than one year into his tenure in Tampa means Schiano is doing everything right.
It's no secret that Schiano's players love playing for him in Tampa Bay. His players rave about the energy he puts forth, and he completely won the team over by handling the Ronde Barber move to safety with elegance and respect.
It's the players that play against Schiano that seem to hate the man. But there's nothing wrong with that. To be loved in his own locker room and hated everywhere else screams that he's doing his job and that the product he's putting on the field is feared to some extent.
Roddy White believes the Falcons can go 16-0. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
The Falcons cut fullback Lousaka Polite and signed Mike Cox—a move that Mike Smith called "strictly a football decision." [Atlanta Field Report]
There is no way the Panthers leave Charlotte and head to Los Angeles, according to Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer.
Joe Vitt told the Falcons media Wednesday that he'd "bet my life" on Sean Payton returning to the Saints next year. [Fox Sports South]
The Saints don't need extra motivation when facing the Atlanta Falcons. [Times-Picayune]
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This Pewter Report article talks about the struggles of the defensive backfield, both on and off the field.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Doug Martin has a "rare ability to quickly evaluate his surroundings."