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  1. Survey/respected player: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In our NFL Nation survey, one of the questions we asked was which player in the league is respected the most. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was the winner. No argument on Manning. But let's have a little fun with this and narrow...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. John Abraham to practice Wednesday

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta coach Mike Smith stepped slightly out of character Monday. Although he stayed with his five-year tradition of saying that he'll wait to give an injury report Wednesday (when that's required by league rules), Smith actually gave a little pr...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  3. No knock, but Falcons want focus on field

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we told you a little bit ago, a league source said the Atlanta Falcons have declined an opportunity to be the featured team on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. Now, let's delve into this a little deeper so we can understand why the Falcons made...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  4. Buccaneers getting back to work

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get a little jump on the rest of the NFC South on Monday. The Bucs get to start their offseason program -- two weeks before the Falcons, Panthers and Saints are allowed to start. That's because league rules allow teams wit...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. Guess who leads NFL in dropped passes?

    Pat Yasinskas

    For the first time in a long time, Atlanta's Roddy White doesn't hold sole possession of the league lead in dropped passes. Cleveland's Greg Little has moved into a tie with White for that honor. They each have 11 drops and I think you could make ...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  6. Shotgun formation not helping Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    In theory, the shotgun formation is supposed to buy a quarterback a little bit more time. In reality, that theory is not working for the Atlanta Falcons. When lining up in the shotgun formation, quarterback Matt Ryan has been sacked a league-high ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  7. Buccaneers back in lead in cap space

    Pat Yasinskas

    As the regular season approaches, we've got the latest NFC South salary-cap figures. After trailing the Kansas City Chiefs in cap space for most of the preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in the league lead. They have a little over $28 mi...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  8. Rookie proposal could help Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We have a very interesting story over on our news side that reveals the National Football League has proposed to divert about $300 million a year from guaranteed money for rookies to benefits and salaries for veterans. We've gone a little further ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  9. Revisiting Aqib Talib and the 2008 draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the very real possibility that cornerback Aqib Talib might have played his final game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, possibly, anywhere in the National Football League, it's time for a little revisionist history. Think back to the first ro...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  10. The Saints are bringing it on third downs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We mentioned earlier today how the Saints blitzed more frequently than any team in the league during the regular season. Thanks to Marty Callinan of ESPN Stats & Information, we can examine this a little more. Just about all teams tend to blit...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  11. New Orleans Saints mailbag

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints are the final stop in today's series of team-by-team mailbags. Eric in New Orleans writes: Why are the Saints still getting very little respect as an NFC top-tier team? No one team around the league looks as if it is going t...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  12. Your Fantasy Football Kit has arrived

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's late June, but it's never too early to start looking ahead and getting ready for your fantasy football leagues. Sure, there are still those little matters of training camp and the preseason and they can change a lot of things. But ESPN.com...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  13. Gonzalez to appear on sitcom "The League"

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez has found a little time to do some acting. Gonzalez will make a cameo appearance in "The League", a sitcom about friends bonding through fantasy football. The show debuts Oct. 2...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  14. Last call for Pro Bowl voting

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the biggest night of the year in the NFC South, it's time for a little reminder. Fan balloting for the Pro Bowl ends at noon Tuesday. Early results released by the league have shown the NFC Sou...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  15. Brees needs more help from his receivers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas With just a little bit of help from his friends, Drew Brees would have completed better than 70 percent of his passes last year. Brees completed 67.5 percent (440 of 652) last season to finish third in the league in...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  16. More from Gruden

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas. LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Before we get to the really good -- and telling -- stuff from Jon Gruden on Brett Favre, here's a little bit more of the coach dancing. "There's speculation every day in this league. There's sp...

    Blog | August 06, 2008