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  1. The NFC South's best rivalry

    Pat Yasinskas

    Perhaps the best indicator of how big Sunday's game is between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons is Roddy White's verified Twitter account. For nearly a week now, it's gone almost silent. White, who never has been one to hold back what's ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  2. Rapid Reaction: Buccaneers 26, Saints 20

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 26-20 victory against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium: What it means: The NFC South race is closer than anticipated. The Saints had a chance to run away with it if they could hav...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  3. Reflecting on Kerry Collins' Carolina time

    Pat Yasinskas

    It was very quiet while I was off last week, but there was one story with NFC South roots that deserves some reflection here. Quarterback Kerry Collins retired from the Tennessee Titans. Collins played for the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Sai...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  4. Collins disaster could help Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    In the months before the 1995 draft, the throwing motion of Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins came under intense scrutiny. Supposedly, Collins had a hitch somewhere in the middle of his motion. As it turned out, Collins never had any problems ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  5. Falcons should dip into private QB mine

    Pat Yasinskas

    Western Pennsylvania is often referred to as being a cradle of quarterbacks. It fits. Think Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly and dozens of others. But there's one NFC South team that's had some very good luck mining a tiny pocket ...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  6. QB prospect for Saints, Falcons, Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    It seems like the only quarterback prospects we've been talking about for months are Auburn's Cam Newton and Missouri's Blaine Gabbert. Now that the combine is here, Washington's Jake Locker and Arkansas Ryan Mallett also are getting some attention. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  7. Herschel Walker? Seriously?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Somewhere in Hawaii, Atlanta Pro Bowl running back Michael Turner is probably waking up right about now. But the good news for Turner is he can roll over and go back to sleep. Pro Bowl practices don't start until Wednesday and there is another bit of...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  8. Dwayne Jarrett wide open

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just read a pretty interesting story in which Carolina wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett talks about his struggles. A second-round draft pick in 2007, Jarrett has done very little in four seasons. He hit a low point last week when he was declared an in...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  9. Thoughts on Reggie Bush's Heisman

    Pat Yasinskas

    The University of Southern California generally is out of the jurisdiction of the NFC South Blog, but we're going to bend (not break, just in case the NCAA is watching) the rules slightly today. That's because the NCAA has come down hard on USC an...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  10. Carolina's Connor is 'player of the decade'

    Pat Yasinskas

    In a column I wrote about New Orleans guard Jahri Evans a few weeks ago, I pointed out how inner-city Philadelphia isn't a real hotbed for big-time college recruits and future NFL players. Basically, there are two reasons for that. Philadelphia ...

    Blog | February 14, 2010
  11. From out of nowhere, Evans at top of NFL

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Out in the middle of nowhere, which officially starts just a few miles from downtown Bloomsburg, Pa., a cell phone was ringing in the woods. The caller ID said "Jahri." The caller's first word was "congratulations." "For what?" ...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  12. NFC South: Final Word

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Five nuggets of knowledge about this weekend's games: New Orleans' defense will look like the Steelers of the 1970s. There's been a lot of hype about new coordinator Gregg Williams and all the new defensive pe...

    Blog | September 11, 2009
  13. JoePa won't be happy with John Fox

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas The Panthers may have just cost themselves a Super Bowl. They cut a Penn State kid. (Yeah, it's my one chance to be a homer.) They released safety Anthony Scirrotto, who had a nice career at Penn State and...

    Blog | July 27, 2009