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  1. Atlanta's defensive playing time

    Pat Yasinskas

    One thing I always like to do after the season is look back at playing time for all the players in the NFC South. We'll get to the Buccaneers, Panthers and Saints at some point in the coming days or weeks. But we're going to take a look at the Atl...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: 49ers' WR decision

    Mike Sando

    On the surface, the San Francisco 49ers's decision to sign Brett Swain over more established receivers doesn't make much sense. Why not sign one of the veterans they brought in for a tryout? T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chris Chambers and Brian Finneran h...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  3. Hitting the NFC South links

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top headlines from around the NFC South. Atlanta veteran Mike Peterson isn't having a problem accepting a backup role as Stephen Nicholas moves into the starting lineup at linebacker. Although the Falcons let receiver Brian ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  4. Camp Confidential: Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Every morning since training camp started, Matt Ryan has walked into the quarterbacks room and seen the same two messages on the board. They were written by quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski, who was not with the Falcons las...

    Blog | August 07, 2011
  5. Final Eight Plan shouldn't limit Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you're worried about the Final Eight Plan limiting what the Atlanta Falcons can do in free agency, stop it. The plan was a one-time thing, instituted in 2010's uncapped year. It impacted the New Orleans Saints, who won the Super Bowl the season...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  6. Initial thoughts on Burress' availability

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Plaxico Burress' availability as NFC West teams consider potential options at wide receiver: By my count, six current NFL receivers are older than Burress, who turns 34 in August: Terrell Owens (37), Derrick Mason (37), Donald D...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  7. Falcons anxious to get Meier in offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you know anything about Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith, you know these guys aren't the types to show a lot of excitement. They're calm, methodical and live firmly in a world where public expectations almost always...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  8. Why the Falcons need a speed receiver

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we've been looking ahead to the 2011 draft, we've mentioned several times that there's a decent chance the Atlanta Falcons could be looking to add some help at wide receiver. But let's look a little more closely at why the Falcons need help and...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a quick trip through some NFC South headlines. D. Orlando Ledbetter reports the agents for veteran receiver Brian Finneran and cornerback Brian Williams have been told their clients won't receive contract offers to stay with the Falcons...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  10. Some quick NFC South trivia

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm going to throw a trivia question at you that was spawned as I spent part of the last week working on a story that is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning. No cheating and looking things up. Just think through the rosters of each team and tell...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  11. Hitting the NFC South hot spots

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's reach into the NFC South mailbag and touch on the questions that seem to be on a lot of minds. Joe in Fredricksburg, Va. writes that it seems everyone's saying the Falcons need help at receiver and wonders if Kerry Meier is no longer in the ...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  12. Exploring the uncertainty of franchise tags

    Pat Yasinskas

    As with just about everything else in the NFL, there is huge uncertainty when it comes to the use of franchise tags. Get ready to start hearing a lot more about this. According to the league and its teams, franchise tags can be assigned starting T...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 26, Ravens 21

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- I'm off to do interviews and will be back with more analysis later. But, meantime, here's a quick Rapid Reaction on Atlanta's 26-21 victory against Baltimore. What it means: The Falcons played their most complete game of the season. The...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  14. Michael Jenkins returning for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Some interesting news from Atlanta coach Mike Smith on Monday afternoon. He said that wide receiver Michael Jenkins will make his season debut Sunday in Philadelphia. Jenkins suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason and the initial word was tha...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  15. Sorting through $42,500 in NFL fines

    Mike Sando

    Let's sort through some of the NFL fines levied against players stemming from games involving NFC West teams in Week 2: Kerry Rhodes, Arizona Cardinals: fined $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct (unnecessary contact with an official); Brian Fin...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Cards 'in the tank'

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says Adrian Wilson considers the Arizona defense to be "in the tank" following it's soft showing against the Falcons. I don't use the word "soft" lightly here, either, but I cannot recall an Arizona defense getting...

    Blog | September 24, 2010