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  1. Lovie Smith wants balanced offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Dirk Koetter, the new offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, won't be running the exact same offense he did in his previous job with Atlanta. And he won't be using the same system he did while with Jacksonville from 2007 through 2011. "Dirk is ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. 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
  3. NFC South preseason story lines

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's the third week of the preseason, which is significant. That's because teams usually take the third game more seriously and play their starters into the second half. With that in mind, let's take a look at some storylines for each of this week...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  4. Observation deck: Jaguars-Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Some quick observations on the New Orleans Saints' 27-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: After looking very good in the first two preseason games, the first-team defense didn't have a good outing a...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  5. The case against drafting RB early

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's a debate among Tampa Bay fans about whether the Buccaneers should draft LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne or Alabama running back Trent Richardson with their first-round pick. I don't think either would be a mistake because the Bucs have nee...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  6. Turner, Blount racking up YAC

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta running back Michael Turner is one of the NFL's best at making things happen after taking a hit. Turner has gained 621 of his 1,129 rushing yards after contact, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-D...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  7. Falcons up to 68 yards on screens

    Pat Yasinskas

    Call it icing on the cake, padding the stats or whatever you want. But the Atlanta Falcons now are up to a whopping 68 total yards on screen passes. Yep, the Falcons gained seven yards on a screen in their victory against Jacksonville. For those w...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  8. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 15: Time for a comeback? Before things got out of hand over the past couple of months, Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman had built a reputation for leading his team to fourth-quarter comebacks. The Bucs might ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  9. Five things to watch: Falcons-Jaguars

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Five things to watch in Thursday night's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars: Julio Jones. The rookie wide receiver has had some ups and downs throughout the season, but he's coming off perhaps his best game of the...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  10. At the half: Panthers shocking, Saints not

    Pat Yasinskas

    A few random thoughts on the two early NFC South games at halftime. Carolina's very much in its game with the Bears. Chicago leads 24-20, but rookie quarterback Cam Newton is having a nice day. He bounced back after throwing an early interception...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  11. Observations on the Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Time for some observations on the Bucs from their 19-13 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bucs showed some signs of having a bend-but-don't-break defense. That's super. But let's keep it in perspective. Jacksonville's offense, ...

    Blog | August 28, 2010