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  1. Bucs load up defensive backfield

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When your pass defense (almost all by itself) sinks an entire season, there's only one thing to do. You go overboard to fix it. That's the approach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers followed Friday night as they drafted Mississippi State cor...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. At long last, Panthers plug the middle

    Pat Yasinskas

    In the first draft of his tenure, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman did something predecessor Marty Hurney never did. Heck, Gettleman did something Bill Polian never did. He did something Dom Capers and George Seifert did in the bri...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Observation deck: Panthers-Texans

    Pat Yasinskas

    This should come as absolutely no surprise, because it's what the Carolina Panthers envisioned on draft day and what they've seen so far in training camp. But the world got to see the impact of rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly in Saturday night's prese...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top draft-day headlines from around the NFC South. Tom Sorensen writes that the Panthers must take North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples, unless Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon still is available at No. ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. Video: Blogger Blitz -- Panthers' draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about what the Carolina Panthers might do come draft day....

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. What should Panthers do with top pick?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper has his latest Big Board out. If Carolina's board looks anything like Mel's on draft day, there's an excellent chance the Panthers will use the first pick of the draft on a defensive lineman. With Andrew Luck staying in college and Cam N...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  7. Freeman, Jenkins lead Class of '09

    Pat Yasinskas

    At a draft-day party in Raymond James Stadium, fans booed when the Bucs selected quarterback Josh Freeman. A day later, there weren't any large gatherings as the draft wound down, but you still could hear some groans in the streets of New Orleans as ...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  8. Richardson's subtle message: Win or else

    Pat Yasinskas

    John Fox's actions this offseason suggest he's accepted the widespread belief that 2008 is a make-or-break year for the current Carolina regime, writes Pat Yasinskas.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2008
  9. Buccaneers' rookie camp primer

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin a three-day rookie camp Friday afternoon. Here are three things I'll be keeping an eye on. Mike Evans' readiness. The first-round draft pick has to get ready in a hurry. The Bucs are counting on Evans to be an instan...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  10. McShay's 2015 mock pick for Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're only days removed from the 2014 NFL draft. But ESPN draft guru Todd McShay already is looking ahead to next year's version. Here's McShay's Insider mock draft for 2015. Apparently, McShay isn't buying into all the talk about Mike Glennon be...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  11. Bucs have more praise for Glennon

    Pat Yasinskas

    One veteran member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was talked about at least as much of any of the team's draft picks in recent days. That's second-year quarterback Mike Glennon. He went from the center of speculation about being traded away to having...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft is out and he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. I like the pick and I think the chances of it happening are better than they were a few days ago. The Bucs added defensive end...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. Buccaneers question: Draft a quarterback?

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've got another day of meetings at the home office in Bristol, Conn. But, before I get started, let's take a look into today's mailbag question. Malik in Tampa says that a lot of mock drafts are projecting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take a quart...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. Bucs question: Trade down?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's reach into the mailbag for our question of the day. Sean in Gainesville, Fla., and Mark in Plattsburg, N.Y., ask about the possibility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading down in the first round of the draft. I like the idea a lot. The Bu...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  15. Looking at Panthers' first depth chart

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers are making it very clear they plan on first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei being an opening-day starter at defensive tackle. Some teams go out of their way to show courtesy to veterans, but the Panthers aren't throwing out a...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  16. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's starting off as a slow day around the NFC South, but there still are a few notes worth taking a look at: Six players are eligible for Thursday's supplemental draft. None are expected to be taken in the early rounds and some scouts are indica...

    Blog | July 08, 2013