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  1. Best defense in the NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's trendy and fun to debate which NFC South team has the best offense. Is it Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints or Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons? Heck, you can even look at all the offensive talent Carolina and Tampa Bay have and throw th...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. Ray Edwards has become part-time player

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons still list Ray Edwards as their starting left defensive end, but that's up for debate. Signed to help cure the pass rush in 2011, Edwards has become something of a part-time player this season. He officially has started three g...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  3. Is Brees' streak diminished by era?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Whenever you compare players from different eras, it makes for a great debate. With Drew Brees on the verge of breaking Johnny Unitas' record (47) for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, ESPN Stats & Information's Alok Pattani takes a loo...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  4. Experts: Greg Schiano was doing his job

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano is getting some pretty strong support from high places for the way he handled the end of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Although the Giants were lining up in the victory formation to run out the clock at the end...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  5. Numbers say Matt Ryan already elite

    Pat Yasinskas

    Over the past few years, and especially this preseason, there's been a lot of debate about if Atlanta's Matt Ryan is an "elite" quarterback. I'm not sure what the exact qualifications are for elite status. But I've always been a big believer that...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Reviewing NFC South's top 25

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've finished unveiling my list of the NFC South's top 25 players for 2012. Was anyone at all surprised that New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was No. 1? That choice was obvious, but the rest were open for debate and I'm sure there are lots of v...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. Squeeze to fit Asante Samuel under cap

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been widely reported Wednesday morning the Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of completing a trade with Philadelphia for cornerback Asante Samuel. I don't think there's much debate as to what the compensation for the Eagles will be. It's been ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a look at the top Tuesday morning headlines from around the NFC South. Here's a debate about whether Atlanta's trade up to get receiver Julio Jones was worth the draft picks the Falcons gave up as compensation. It's a legitimate question, a...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  10. The case against drafting RB early

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's a debate among Tampa Bay fans about whether the Buccaneers should draft LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne or Alabama running back Trent Richardson with their first-round pick. I don't think either would be a mistake because the Bucs have nee...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  11. Joe Flacco could help Matt Ryan

    Pat Yasinskas

    Interesting item by AFC North colleague Jamison Hensley on the debate about if Joe Flacco should be paid like a top-five quarterback. That's the case his agent is making and he's basing that on the fact that Flacco's 44 wins are the most ever by a...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  12. Call It: Cam Newton or Andrew Luck?

    Pat Yasinskas

    On Thursday, we showed you the First Take debate on if Andrew Luck or Cam Newton will have the better career. Now, let's add another layer to this argument. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he would take Luck over Newton. Mayock went on ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  13. Panthers on path for playoffs?

    Pat Yasinskas

    In their latest installment of Hot Button, Ashley Fox and John Clayton debate which non-playoff team is poised to get to the postseason next year. Fox takes the Eagles and that's not a stretch. There's no question the Eagles have all sorts of tale...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  14. Film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    We covered all sorts of ground in Friday's NFC South chat. The Drew Brees versus Aaron Rodgers for MVP debate was a hot one. We also talked quite a bit about the Falcons and Saints, who will play on Monday night. We didn't really talk much about t...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  15. Brees, Ryan and Freeman 'elite' QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    The great John Clayton has his annual ranking of quarterbacks, which is always a topic for debate. In this year's version, Clayton lists includes 13 "elite" quarterbacks. What exactly is an "elite" quarterback? Well, I think you could debate tha...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  16. Hot Button: Where's the NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    In their latest Hot Button debate, John Clayton and Ashley Fox argue about who will win the NFC. Clayton takes the Green Bay Packers and Fox says it will be the Philadelphia Eagles. I'd say both are legitimate contenders, but what about the NFC So...

    Blog | August 30, 2011