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  1. Lovie Smith doesn't look like defensive guru

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- There has long been a belief in NFL circles that Lovie Smith is one of the brightest defensive minds in the game. Now that's just a myth. Thursday night's 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was a reputation-destroyer for the Tampa Bay Bu...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Kiper, McShay split on Bucs' pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper had been connecting wide receiver Mike Evans to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in recent weeks, the two ESPN draft gurus went in other directions in their final mock drafts. In his Insider mock , Kiper has the Buc...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. No pass-rusher for Falcons at No. 6

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's my pleasure to pinch hit for Vaughn McClure today. In addition to covering the Buccaneers, I filled in for Vaughn on a conference call the NFL Nation reporters did with ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. I know Atlanta has needs on the offensive a...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Todd McShay high on Falcons' draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons didn't do anything too flashy in the NFL draft. But they certainly addressed their one glaring need. That was cornerback. "They attacked that position," ESPN draft guru Todd McShay said in the attached video. The Falcons...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. NFC South chat kicking off early

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm going to have to cut out of Friday's NFC South chat a little earlier than usual, because I need to get on a conference call with ESPN draft guru Todd McShay and the other division bloggers. But there's an easy way to make up for that. We'll ju...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  7. Kiper: Bucs NFC South draft winners

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the NFC South winners in the NFL draft, according to ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. The Bucs and the Philadelphia Eagles were the only teams Kiper graded with an A on their overall draft, in this Insider post. N...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  8. Mocking with Mel Kiper Jr.

    Pat Yasinskas

    We ran through the NFC South portion of Todd McShay's latest mock draft earlier. Now, let's turn to ESPN's other draft guru. Check out this Insider post in which Mel Kiper Jr. unveils his latest mock draft . Kiper differs significantly from McShay...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Roethlisberger the model for Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    Throughout the draft process, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton drew frequent comparisons to Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger. It's understandable since both have good size, running ability and strong arms. But the draft gurus weren't the only ones c...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  10. Call It: NFC South's best draft?

    Pat Yasinskas

    It seems like every draft guru in the world is giving out draft grades or at least declaring winners and losers. But I think it would be fun to hear what you have to say about the four NFC South clubs. That's why I asked the good folks over at Spo...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  11. The next chapter for Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    Cam Newton has been a huge success just about everywhere he has been. He won a national championship and a Heisman Trophy at Auburn, and a national junior college title at Blinn College. Coaches, scouts, decision-makers and media draft gurus frequ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  12. Kiper, McShay put Cam Newton at No. 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, our resident draft gurus, have put out the latest versions of their mock drafts and each is going three rounds deep. They're Insider content, so I'm not allowed to give away everything. But I don't think I'm pushing the ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  13. Panthers staying in Newton's 'hip pocket'

    Pat Yasinskas

    As the Cam Newton saga continues to play out, I can't help but think of this item written back in February in which ESPN draft guru Todd McShay shared a quote from an NFL general manager. McShay said the general manager told him if his team was in...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  14. More debate on Cam Newton at No. 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a column that basically says the Carolina Panthers have to take Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. There's even a quote from long-time Dallas personnel guru Gil Brandt saying the Panthers should not pas...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. Seeing red about NFC South exposure

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm looking at a website that quickly has become one of my favorites ever since it was recommended to me by Tampa Bay media-relations guru Jonathan Grella a month or so ago. It's called and it provides a weekly map of what games will be sh...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  16. How I See It: NFC South Stock Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    FALLING 1. Geniuses from New Orleans. I've been guilty of it too, but I think the media in general gets carried away with labeling coaches as "geniuses" or "gurus" like we did with Sean Payton and Gregg Williams last season. They might have been...

    Blog | October 13, 2010