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  1. Tampa Bay Bucs' draft class has been quiet

    Pat Yasinskas

    You don't judge a draft for two years. But let's take an early look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rookie class is faring. The six draft picks have been relatively quiet so far, with injuries playing a role. Only one rookie is starting and two o...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. How many starters did Buccaneers add?

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's an old saying that you can't judge a draft for at least two years. I think that's fair. But we live in a time when immediacy is expected. With that in mind, how do we put an early gauge on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft class? I say th...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Draft rewind: Buccaneers' five-year recap

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at the NFC South's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Best choice: Doug Martin. I usually like to wait more than a year to judge a draft pick. But I think we can go ahead and label Mart...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  4. Some closure on bounty scandal

    Pat Yasinskas

    As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gets ready to head to New Orleans for the Super Bowl, it appears there is some closure on the Saints' bounty scandal. Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan dismissed linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against Goode...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  5. Judge dismisses lawsuit by Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints lin...

    Pat Yasinskas

    A federal judge has dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  6. Side judge replaced for being Saints fan

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- We're about to witness what I'm pretty sure is history at Bank of America Stadium. In a game in which Aaron Kromer will serve as interim interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints, we'll have a replacement replacement official...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  7. No ruling in Jonathan Vilma case

    Pat Yasinskas

    If New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma is going to get out of his season-long suspension from the NFL, it's not going to happen Friday. Despite some lengthy and emotional arguments from Vilma's legal team, U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan sai...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  8. Atlanta class of 2008 at career crossroads

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's an old saying in NFL circles that you should never judge a draft class until two or three years down the road. Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff might want to borrow a ploy from the New Orleans Saints and get some special arbitrator...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  9. Pat Yasinskas' QB Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's an old saying in NFL front offices that you can't truly judge a draft until two or three years down the road. Makes plenty of sense because some guys flash early and then disappear. Other guys take a while to bloom. But now that the sta...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through some headlines around the NFC South. A judge has lifted the lockout, but things remain in limbo as the NFL appeals the decision. But this has cleared the way for at least some players to show up at team facilities. It happ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  11. Ruling could mean hurry up and wait

    Pat Yasinskas

    Like many of you, I don't know exactly what to make of a judge's decision to immediately end the NFL's lockout of its players. The league already is asking for relief and an expedited stay, which would mean we'd just stay in limbo (and a lockout) for...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  12. Ruling could open trade doors for Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the NFL draft only a little over 72 hours away, things just might have gotten a lot more complicated and, in some ways, more simplistic. Chris Mortensen reports that a judge has granted a motion for a preliminary injunction in favor of the pl...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  13. NFC South debt ratios as lockout looms

    Pat Yasinskas

    The folks at Forbes, who know a lot more about the business side of things than I do, have an interesting story on franchise debts and values. This became more relevant than ever after District Court Judge David Doty ruled that the NFL can't use t...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. Grading 2009 NFC South draft classes

    Pat Yasinskas

    Marty Hurney and Rich McKay, a couple of general managers I covered back in my newspaper days, used to always say "You don't judge a draft for at least a couple of years." I agree with that, even if it means those grades we in the media all do on...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  15. Hitting the NFC South links

    Pat Yasinskas

    Scott Reynolds reports the Buccaneers have fired offensive line coach Pete Mangurian. Interesting quote from Atlanta owner Arthur Blank as he spoke to a business group. "You judge a quarterback on how he does in the fourth quarter and the postseas...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  16. Another step in StarCaps case

    Pat Yasinskas

    Don't know if this will resolve it, but we're at least on the verge of seeing the next move in the StarCaps case, which has been going on since 2008. A judge in Minnesota is expected to decide Thursday if the NFL violated state drug-testing laws w...

    Blog | May 05, 2010