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  1. Buccaneers' plan to win now has a chance

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is a very good reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the NFL's most active teams in free agency. "We thought it would be unfair to ask the fans to be patient with us," general manager Jason Licht said at the N...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons: Staying grounded: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not a good matchup for the Atlanta defense. Kaepernick rushed for ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. Falcons still thrive on play-action

    Pat Yasinskas

    Michael Turner's numbers and playing time have dipped this season, but opposing defenses still are keeping close tabs on the Atlanta running back. Defenses still are biting on play-action fakes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Atlanta q...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    First off, a reminder that there will be no NFC South chat this week. Now, let's move onto a quick run through the headlines from around the division. ATLANTA FALCONS The injury news was mixed out of Thursday's practice. Receiver Julio Jones (a...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  5. Clayton: Brees, Ryan top 10 QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's time for one of the highlights of the preseason. John Clayton has his annual rankings of the NFL's starting quarterbacks. These usually make for great debates and this year is no exception. In fact, I'll at least throw out some (respectful...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Other NFC South QBs lag in salary

    Pat Yasinskas

    All the talk about Drew Brees' quest for a new contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL got me thinking about quarterback salaries and average per year. It remains very likely that, sometime between now and Monday afternoon, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  7. Cam Newton needs to be himself

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you thought the flap over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's comments about Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a few weeks back was the start of a feud that would linger for years, you missed the whole point by a...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  8. Film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the highlights of Friday's NFC South chat. Joe (ATL): You stirred up some anger within in the Falcon?s community with the 2008 Draft Class article. Seems like you focus a lot on what the Falcons do wrong and not what they do rig...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  9. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at some of the day's top headlines from around the NFC South. Some very strong comments from Sean Gilbert, the last franchise player to sit out a season, on the Drew Brees situation. If, for some reason Brees becomes unhappy wit...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Jon Beason tackles Alex Smith -- again

    Pat Yasinskas

    The battle of words over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's comments about Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's passing statistics being inflated isn't over yet. Appearing on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio on Tuesday, Carolina linebacker...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  11. Alex Smith was wrong, but right

    Pat Yasinskas

    San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith caused a stir last week when he said that the statistics of Carolina quarterback Cam Newton were overblown in his record-setting rookie season. "This is the honest truth: I could absolutely care less on yards p...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Let's take a look at the top headlines from around the division. Defensive end Ray Edwards has been a frequent target of criticism after signing as a free agent with the Falcons last year and didn't ha...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at some headlines from around the NFC South. After San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith downplayed Cam Newton's stats, Carolina linebacker Jon Beason defended his quarterback. Beason took to Twitter with a message for Smith. Beaso...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  14. Alex Smith: Cam Newton's stats overblown

    Pat Yasinskas

    Ah, here's a prime example of what's known in my business as "room service." I'll stay out of the way and let San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith do the heavy lifting. He took a shot at Carolina quarterback Cam Newton that speaks for itself. "...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  15. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Not all of this morning's headlines around the NFC South are about the Saints and their bounty program, but most of them are. Let's take a look. Jeff Duncan writes that it's time for Saints owner Tom Benson to step out of the background and start ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  16. Saints' loss by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans fans, I know this may be painful. But you might want to reflect on Saturday's 36-32 playoff loss to San Francisco to learn some lessons that may help you in the future. Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for some numbers that h...

    Blog | January 15, 2012