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How I See It: NFC South Stock Watch

September, 15, 2010 Sep 152:02PM By Pat Yasinskas FALLING

1. Sam Baker, Falcons offensive tackle. The jury’s been out on this guy pretty much since he was drafted because of health issues. But Baker was healthy Sunday and he was called for a key penalty and didn’t do much as a blocker. He’s really going to have to step up if he truly wants to be the franchise left tackle that was drafted to protect franchise quarterback Matt Ryan.

2. Matt Moore, Panthers quarterback. He threw three interceptions against the Giants. He practiced Wednesday after suffering a concussion. Just hoping he’s not risking anything by perhaps rushing to return quickly because Jimmy Clausen is waiting in the wings.

3. Mike Mularkey, Falcons offensive coordinator. Yeah, the Steelers have a great defense. But when you’ve got Ryan, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Turner and Roddy White, you should be able to get into the end zone.

Josh Freeman recorded a pair of TD passes in the Buccaneers' season-opening win.RISING

1. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers quarterback. He led the Bucs back from a 14-3 deficit by throwing two late touchdown passes. Yes, it was against Cleveland, but this was a big step for a young quarterback and a young team.

2. Heath Evans, Saints fullback. A healthy Evans is a big lift for the New Orleans offense because he can run, block and catch. Guard Carl Nicks is getting a lot of credit for throwing the key block on Pierre Thomas’ touchdown run. Nicks did throw a great block, but Evans also had a nice block on that play.

3. Ronde Barber, Buccaneers cornerback. People keep wanting to say this guy is done. But the veteran had a huge interception return against Cleveland to set up a touchdown.

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Playcalling was atrocious as it has been since Dan Reeves got fired and Ryan hasn't thrown a pass over 20 yards in the air this season hardly, inc. preseason. A lot needs to change over the next few months if we intend to challenge for a Super Bowl.

Man I hear you, but like last year...it's the same play caller, the same O-line, I mean what did we expect? I am starting to agree with others that say Mularkey is stuntng Ryan's development.

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