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  1. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a morning run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his countdown of the top 25 Falcons with linebacker Stephen Nicholas at No. 14. Nicholas isn't a fan favorite in Atlant...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  2. On Steven Jackson and the passing game

    Pat Yasinskas

    Prior to the arrival of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter last year, we used to spend a lot of time busting on the Atlanta Falcons for almost never using screen passes. There might have been a reason why predecessor Mike Mularkey was so hesitant ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. Ranking the needs: Running backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the running backs. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs are in great shape with Doug Martin as their starting tailback and Erik L...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Pat Yasinskas

    Who is one potential breakout player for each NFC South team in 2013? Atlanta Falcons: Receiver Harry Douglas already is established as the third receiver, but the team feels he has big-play potential that hasn't been fully utilized in the past. W...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  5. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the division's top headlines: ATLANTA FALCONS In a radio interview with 790 The Zone, running back Steven Jackson made it very clear why he signed with the Falcons. Jackson, who spent much of his career on mediocr...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. Guess who leads NFL in dropped passes?

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham has been able to hold onto one thing: his league lead in dropped passes. After a crucial drop in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, Graham now has 10 for the season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 23, Saints 13

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 23-13 victory against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on Thursday night: What it means: For a change, the Falcons beat their biggest nemesis. For just the third time in the era of coach Mike S...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  8. The NFC South injuries that matter most

    Pat Yasinskas

    There are a lot of injury issues in the NFC South this week. Let's take a look at the latest on the most significant injuries: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons have a star-studded cast of players listed as questionable for Sunday's game with Arizona...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  9. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through the top news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, could be ready to return Sunday against Arizona. Weatherspo...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. Saints, Falcons without injured starters

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- No surprises on the lists of inactive players for the Saints and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. As expected, injured Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss his second straight game. Mike Peterson is expected to start in his plac...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  11. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a Thursday afternoon run through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS For the second straight week, the Falcons will be without perhaps their best defensive player. Coach Mike Smith said linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time to take a look at the top Thursday morning headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Receiver Roddy White said the Falcons have the pedigree to go 16-0. I don't know about pedigree, but I look at Atlanta's schedule and see a Dec...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a Friday morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS A lot of times, there's an unwritten rule between coaches and general managers that says the guy that's getting paid gets to play, no matter what....

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  14. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a busy Thursday afternoon in the NFC South, with Tampa Bay trading cornerback Aqib Talib to New England, and Carolina not making any deals, despite lots of speculation. But there was some other news around the NFC South, so let's take a qui...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  15. Doug Martin, Saints lead NFL in drops

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin is tied for the league lead in dropped passes and the New Orleans Saints are tied for the league lead in team drops. Martin and Dallas tight end Jason Witten each have seven drops, according to ESPN Stats ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have one thing in common. They lead the NFL in dropped passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons and Saints each have 15 drops. That hasn't been a problem for the Buccaneers and Pa...

    Blog | October 10, 2012