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  1. Bucs have competition for Lovie Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Early indications are that former Bears coach Lovie Smith is at the top of Tampa Bay's wish list as the Buccaneers search for a new coach. But it's unclear if the feeling is mutual. There's a report that Smith is expected to intervi...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  2. Buccaneers have lead at halftime

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- Consider this an upset alert out of Ford Field. At halftime, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leading the Detroit Lions 17-14. That lead came after cornerback Leonard Johnson picked off Matthew Stafford and returned the ball 48 yards for a ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  3. Cam Newton better than No. 100?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's start this off with a trivia question: Whatever happened to Cam Newton? Yeah, I know he's still the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. But why is Newton, the offensive rookie of the year for the 2011 season, no longer even menti...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. How much is Falcons QB Matt Ryan worth?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sometime between now and the start of the regular season -- maybe even before training camp starts later this week -- I fully expect the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan to agree to a long-term contract extension. The Falcons want it to h...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a morning run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his countdown of the top 25 Falcons with linebacker Stephen Nicholas at No. 14. Nicholas isn't a fan favorite in Atlant...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter has middle linebacker Akeem Dent at No. 15 on his list of the top 25 Falcons. He played primarily on running downs last year, but may get a cha...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through the NFC South headlines: ATLANTA FALCONS The news that Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are finalizing a three-year contract extension worth about $18 million per year is nothing but a positive for Atlant...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  8. Vote for 'Madden NFL 25' cover

    Pat Yasinskas

    The "Madden NFL 25" cover voting has arrived with a twist. Instead of including only current players, one "legend" from each team is included. One current player from each team also is on the ballot. Let's start with the NFC South legends. Fo...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  9. Superlatives for the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Falcons' media relations department, let's take a by-the-numbers look back at how Atlanta defeated Detroit, 31-18, Saturday night at Ford Field. The Falcons won for the fourth ti...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  10. Does Matt Ryan belong in top 10?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The season hasn't even started yet, but the question about Matt Ryan's status among NFL quarterbacks already is heating up. In a television appearance, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff was asked if Ryan is a top-10 quarterback. Dimitroff s...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. Other NFC South QBs lag in salary

    Pat Yasinskas

    All the talk about Drew Brees' quest for a new contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL got me thinking about quarterback salaries and average per year. It remains very likely that, sometime between now and Monday afternoon, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  12. Ranking the NFC South QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Check out this Insider post by Trent Dilfer. He ranks the NFL's quarterbacks, starters and even some backups, although Jimmy Clausen didn't quite make the list. Dilfer breaks the quarterbacks down into seven categories and I don't think anyone wil...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  13. Reflecting on Saints' victory

    Pat Yasinskas

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Before we get to the playoff game between the Falcons and Giants, let's take a look back at the highlights from New Orleans' victory against Detroit on Saturday night. Let's start with some numbers from ESPN Stats & In...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  14. Wrap-up: Saints 45, Lions 28

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 45-28 victory against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night. What it means: It wasn't quite as easy as the final score would suggest. The Lions led early and much of the game was com...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  15. NFC South about to make history

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC South already has made history in the regular season. But there's more to come in the playoffs. When the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints play on Saturday night, it will represent a meeting of the two quarterbacks with the most combine...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  16. Final Word: Lions at Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's Lions-Saints playoff game: The Graham Factor: You can make the case that New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham isn't really a tight end. He might be more of a wide receiver in a tight end's body and that's ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012