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  1. Saints don't need to blow up defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's so easy to sit back, look at the numbers and say the New Orleans Saints simply need to blow up their defense. They are the first team in NFL history to allow 400 or more yards in each of its first seven games. The 3,323 yards the Saints have ...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  2. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Before the conference championship games get going later Sunday, let's take a look at some of the top headlines from around the NFC South. There was at least one report that said Joe Philbin was a finalist for the Tampa Bay job before he became Mi...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  3. Defensive woes doomed Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The New Orleans Saints spent most of the preseason talking about how they wanted to get their defense back to its 2009 form. It looked like they punched the wrong code into their time machine in Thursday's 42-34 season-opening l...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  4. Payton's book tells more than a story

    Pat Yasinskas

    You know the story already. Now, Sean Payton's filling in the details. The coach of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints has written a book that is scheduled to hit stores Tuesday. It is called "Home Team." The subtitle is "Coaching the Sain...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  5. Well-calculated gambles by Payton

    Pat Yasinskas

    MIAMI -- You're going to hear a lot about Sean Payton being a gambler in the coming days. Don't believe a bit of it. A gambler is someone who is taking a 50-50 (or less) shot. Payton is not that dicey. He'll only get risky when he's convinced the ...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  6. Flexibility has helped Payton grow as coach

    Pat Yasinskas

    When he came to New Orleans in 2006 and took a beleaguered franchise straight to the NFC Championship Game, we just assumed Sean Payton would do it every year. He was the next super coach and it would only be a matter of time before he had the New...

    Blog | January 18, 2010
  7. Payton's growth has boosted Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Mike Triplett has a very good story about how Sean Payton has matured as a coach and I'd like to elaborate on this a bit because this is one topic that hasn't been talked about enough in this magical season for the Saints. Pay...

    Blog | December 19, 2009
  8. More thoughts on Bucs' shakeup

    Pat Yasinskas

    A few more thoughts on Tampa Bay's decision to demote defensive coordinator Jim Bates. I've always thought of coordinators as insulation or convenient scapegoats for head coaches. When things don't go well for a head coach, he's usually not going ...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  9. Saints look to overachieve, for a change

    Pat Yasinskas

    Chris Graythen/Getty Images Led by Drew Brees and Reggie Bush, the Saints have plenty of firepower on offense. Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas METAIRIE, La. -- To understand why the New O...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  10. Saints' defense showing different look

    Pat Yasinskas

    AP Photo/Mike McCarn; AP Photo/Don Heupel; Crystal LoGiudice/US PRESSWIRE Dan Morgan, Jabari Greer and Malcolm Jenkins are among the new faces in New Orleans trying to turn around what has been a lackluste...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  11. Mailbag: New Orleans Saints edition

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas We'll start our series of team-by-team mailbags with the New Orleans Saints. John in Phoenix writes: Pat: Is Shockey following through with the off-season promise of spending time in New Orleans and working ...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  12. Double Coverage: Saints, Texans set to contend?

    Pat Yasinskas

    US Presswire Can Drew Brees or Matt Schaub take the next step and lead his team to the playoffs? Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas and Paul Kuharsky The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans each ...

    Blog | March 12, 2009
  13. Saints the early winner in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, left, and coach Sean Payton are outperforming their NFC South counterparts this offseason. Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yas...

    Blog | March 06, 2009
  14. Ranking the NFC South coaching staffs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Getty Images The NFC South has three head coaches returning from last season, but which team has the best coaching staff? Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Free agency is still a few weeks away, b...

    Blog | February 06, 2009
  15. Mailbag: Morris-Gruden special edition

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Obviously, there were two major stories over the weekend with the Bucs firing Jon Gruden and hiring Raheem Morris and Julius Peppers making it very clear he wants out of Carolina. The mailbag was overflowing wit...

    Blog | January 19, 2009
  16. Bucs' new regime already taking place

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas TAMPA, Fla. -- Looks like the other shoe has dropped. John Clayton and I are reporting the Bucs will make Raheem Morris their new head coach and Mark Dominik their general manager. They also have hired former Ne...

    Blog | January 16, 2009