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  1. #NFLRank Nos. 41-50 heavy on Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    The latest installment of #NFLRank is out, and it includes Nos. 41-50 for offense and defense. This segment is filled with NFC South players. Let's take a look. Offense 43. Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks Stats & Info: Nicks missed nine games...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. Darrelle Revis to Falcons? Doubt it

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have been tied to a possible trade for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I'm not buying it. Sure, Revis would be a nice upgrade for any secondary. But I don't think he's in Atlanta's plans. General manager Thomas D...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  3. NFC South award time

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although we in the NFC South sometimes have an inferiority complex when it comes to recognition, there will be no shortage of it in what follows. I already rolled out my All-NFC South team and named Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan the division's Mos...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  4. NFC South midseason bests/worsts

    Pat Yasinskas

    We rolled out our All-NFC South midseason team Wednesday. Now, it's time to run through some other bests and worsts from the first half of the season. Best job by a head coach: Atlanta's Mike Smith is 8-0. You can't even consider anyone else. B...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Jones-Drew to Falcons doesn't make sense

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the things I like best about this job is that any time there's even a rumbling that a player might be on the trading block, the questions start coming. It generally doesn't matter who the player is. Would the ____ be interested? And you can...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Falcons' hidden treasure: Pass rush

    Pat Yasinskas

    Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations: A lot of fans were upset when the Falcons didn't pursue Mario Williams in free agency. The only real move the Falcons made to add to a pass rush that was less than ferocious ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  7. Falcons keep plowing with Peter Konz

    Pat Yasinskas

    As it turns out, the Atlanta Falcons aren't planning to jump over that playoff hurdle that's been talked so much about. They simply plan to plow right through it. The latest evidence came Friday night when the Falcons used their second-round draft...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  8. Falcons weigh in on Asante Samuel

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons could not discuss cornerback Asante Samuel until he officially was on their roster. Well, the paperwork has been finalized. The Falcons traded a pick in this year's draft (reportedly, a sixth-round choice) to Philadelphia for S...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Falcons want to help John Abraham

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons shocked more than a few of their fans when they didn't go after defensive end Mario Williams in free agency. As owner Arthur Blank explained in this column from Saturday, coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff ch...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  10. Arthur Blank explains Falcons' offseason

    Pat Yasinskas

    Given the way Atlanta Falcons fans have reacted to what the team has done (or, more accurately, not done) this offseason, I was expecting Arthur Blank to pull out earmuffs as he reached into his pocket just before the start of an interview last week....

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  11. NFC South free-agency assessment

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons Key additions: LB Lofa Tatupu, G Vince Manuwai Key losses: LB Curtis Lofton, WR/KR Eric Weems Keeping their own: Much to the chagrin of their fans, the Falcons chose not to pursue defensive end Mario Williams or any other big...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  12. Falcons have their pass-rusher

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have their new pass-rusher. It's their old pass-rusher. John Abraham has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Falcons, Adam Schefter reports. The deal is for three years, and financial terms have yet to be disclo...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. Falcons starting off very quietly

    Pat Yasinskas

    The biggest NFC South surprise out of the first night of free agency isn't the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreeing to terms with receiver Vincent Jackson and chasing a bunch of other free agents. We knew coming into free agency that the Bucs were among ...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. Free-agent fun by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we get ready for the start of free agency, let's have some fun with numbers. Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for some interesting nuggets on players that could be joining or leaving the NFC South. Houston defensive end Mario William...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. NFC South programming notes

    Pat Yasinskas

    We should have some very busy days ahead in the NFC South and across the league. Free agency doesn't officially start until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. But I'm expecting things to start happening as the day goes on Monday. We'll keep our eyes on the ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  16. Curtis Lofton could stay in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in 2008, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons drafted a quarterback for their offense and defense. They took quarterback Matt Ryan in the first round and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton in the second round and the thinking was the Falcons would ha...

    Blog | March 11, 2012