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  1. More on Lavonte David for Defensive POY

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - On Thursday, we discussed the possible candidacy of Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David for Defensive Player of the Year. On Friday, David got a big show of support. "Show me someone that's been more productive than him all around,...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. Lavonte David for Defensive Player of Year?

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - It's not going to happen, but Pete Prisco brings up a great point when he wonders aloud about Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David being the Defensive Player of the Year. The fact that the Bucs have a losing record and David isn't know...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. Observation deck: Panthers-Ravens

    Pat Yasinskas

    During the pregame show before Thursday night's game, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said he wouldn't be surprised if Luke Kuechly wins the Defensive Player of the Year award at some point. That point might be coming a lot sooner than even Gruden...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. Sapp's play all that matters for HOF

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- When I walk into the room to vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 on Saturday morning, I won't be lugging any of Warren Sapp's baggage. We'll see if other voters can do the same. Sapp is a polarizing figure, even i...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  5. Smith or Morris for Coach of the Year?

    Pat Yasinskas

    At 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, The Associated Press will announce its Coach of the Year. The Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards already have been awarded to New England's Tom Brady and Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu. But the coaching category ...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  6. Awards coming this week

    Pat Yasinskas

    Multiple readers have written to ask why we haven't heard anything on various awards for the 2010 season. That's because they've been pushed back to Super Bowl week. The announcements will start coming tonight with The Associated Press' Defensive ...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  7. Hitting the links on Falcons-Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we get ready for Saturday's game between Atlanta and Green Bay, let's hit the links to see what others are saying about the Falcons and Packers. ESPN Stats & Information has a look at the kickers remaining in the postseason and they give At...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  8. Sharper third in DPOY vote

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Associated Press has announced its Defensive Player of the Year and the winner is Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson. He won easily, finishing with 28 votes. Cornerback Darrelle Revis of the Jets finished second with 14 votes. New Orleans sa...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  9. Sharper close to record for INT return yards

    Pat Yasinskas

    Once again, I'm going to bang the drum for New Orleans safety Darren Sharper as a candidate for defensive player of the year. With his 38-yard interception return in Monday night's victory against New England, Sharper is three yards from tying the...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  10. Praise for Saints' Greer

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas NEW ORLEANS -- I know there's been a lot of buzz about New Orleans safety Darren Sharper as a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. I've participated in that, too. I'd give Sharper my vote right now because ...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  11. Mailbag: New Orleans Saints edition

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Time to turn our attention to the undefeated New Orleans Saints as we continue our series of team-by-team mailbags. Robin in Independence, Kansas writes: I need your input. Charles Grant.. how is he this year?...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  12. Sharper for MVP?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Our friends over at SportsNation explore the idea of New Orleans safety Darren Sharper as a most valuable player candidate. Take a look at what they have to say. My feelings are that Sharper's at least a candi...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  13. Clayton: The Saints' Sharper edge

    Pat Yasinskas

    In his Week 4 Last Call,'s John Clayton writes that Saints safety Darren Sharper's play thus far has put him in the running for defensive player of the year. Sharper Sharper, 33, might be the defensive ...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  14. Bucs heavily invested in defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price. The Bucs have $64.7 million of this year's salary cap tied up in defensive players, according to ESPN Stats & Inform...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  15. Warren Sapp headed to Hall of Fame

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Warren Sapp is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Tampa Bay defensive tackle was selected in his first year of eligibility. He becomes just the second player to spend the bulk of his career with the Bucs to make the...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  16. Akeem Dent had full day of work

    Pat Yasinskas

    For one day anyway, the Atlanta Falcons got back to using their middle linebacker as an every-down player. Second-year pro Akeem Dent, who had been used as a part-time player earlier in the season, was one of only four defensive players to partici...

    Blog | October 15, 2012