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  1. Gerald McCoy didn't run from challenge

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If Gerald McCoy had waited until March, he might have gotten more money and he might have landed with a good team. Nobody would have blamed the All-Pro defensive tackle. On the surface, he's stuck in a bad situation. The Tampa Bay B...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  2. Bucs face big challenge in Jimmy Graham

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the traits I admire most about Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is his honesty. Even if something isn't positive, McCoy's not afraid to say it. "One of our Achilles heels right now is covering the tight e...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Slimmer Mason Foster ready for challenge

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - You might be seeing less of Mason Foster right now. But that only means you'll see more of him during the regular season. The fourth-year middle linebacker has a different look after losing seven pounds in the offseason. "I went o...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  4. Bucs will challenge weather in camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't taking the easy way out when it comes to training camp. They're going to take on the Florida heat and afternoon thunderstorms head-on. The Bucs have released their camp schedule. It includes 12 days that will be ope...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. Practice report: Bucs set for Georgia Dome

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano doesn't usually flash his sense of humor to the media, but that changed a bit Friday. Talking about the challenge of playing in a noisy Georgia Dome, Schiano fired off a one liner. "If it's any loude...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Guard Phillipkeith Manley has been getting some work at left tackle. He's not a threat to challenge Sam Baker, but becoming more versatile would only help Ma...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Rookie eye-catchers

    Pat Yasinskas

    A first-year player who has turned heads in OTAs/minicamps: Atlanta Falcons: Second-round pick Robert Alford has made a very positive impression in the OTAs and could be putting himself in position to challenge for a starting cornerback spot. Firs...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  8. Payton faces challenge in return to Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sean Payton's second rebuilding job might be more of a chore than his first. Friday night's news that Payton and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to the outline of a new contract extension should bring joy to a fan base that's been suffering sin...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. New Carolina GM will face cap challenge

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've been looking at 2013 salary-cap figures and it's pretty obvious that whoever takes over as general manager of the Carolina Panthers is going to face a pretty difficult situation. The Panthers, who fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday,...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  10. NFC South legends to appear in N.Y.

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFL just announced that one alumni representative from each team will take part in Wednesday's pregame celebration at Rockefeller Center. They'll help the winner for each team unveil their design in the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge. The sh...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  11. Drew Brees situation has 2013 challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in March, I wrote this column about how a potential long-term contract for quarterback Drew Brees could gut the New Orleans Saints. The premise was simple. If the Saints gave Brees big money, they might not be able to keep all the players the...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  12. NFLPA begins legal challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Appeals of player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program haven't been filed yet, but the NFL Players Association has gone ahead and started the legal ball rolling. The union filed a grievance with the NFL's vice president of labor a...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  13. Tom Benson's biggest challenge

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished reading through the very lengthy and detailed release the NFL sent out to announce the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints for their bounty program. My initial reaction? The penalties are extremely severe and pretty much...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  14. Thomas Davis staying with Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers have found a way to keep linebacker Thomas Davis. Although he is coming off his third torn ACL, the Panthers want Davis back, and they made it happen by working around salary-cap challenges. A league source told ESPN.com that...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at the top Saturday morning headlines from around the NFC South: Former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora reportedly will be the next coach at UCLA. The New Orleans run defense, which has played well of late, faces a huge two-game challenge...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  16. Panthers will face future cap challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    The recent spending spree by the Carolina Panthers, highlighted by owner Jerry Richardson writing checks for more than $100 million in signing bonuses, is going to come with a very steep price -- down the road. I just looked ahead to what each tea...

    Blog | August 08, 2011