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  1. Call It: Kickoff or no kickoff?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, you probably have seen the previous post on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of scrapping kickoffs. That's an idea Goodell said came from Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. When Schiano was coaching at Rutgers in 2010, one o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  2. Film from NFC South kickoff chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished my portion of the NFL kickoff chat. Let's take a look at some of the team-by-team highlights: ATLANTA FALONS Randy (CT): Hey Pat...GREAT JOB ALWAYS..Going back to your Turner looks better when he's wearing D's down...Is this goi...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  3. Reminder: Chat at 10 a.m. Wednesday

    Pat Yasinskas

    A quick reminder that our massive NFL kickoff chat begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET. It will be running throughout the day and lots of writers and television personalities will be joining in. I'm batting first and I think that's because it'...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  4. Chatting NFC South 10 a.m. on Wednesday

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've hinted several times that we'd be having some sort of mega-chat at some point this week. Well, I've got clearance now to give you that information. will be holding an NFL kickoff chat starting at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday. I'll be batt...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  5. Matt Ryan: Second to one

    Pat Yasinskas

    Every year, the NFL's communications department puts out its "Kickoff" release, which is filled with all sorts of notes and nuggets. I'll share some with you in the coming weeks. But let's start with the first one that really caught my eye. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  6. Closer look at kickoff rule change

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFL voted Tuesday to move kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line. We've already said this could prompt the Carolina Panthers to consider going without kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd, who has taken up a roster spot in recent years. B...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  7. Your thoughts on retired numbers?

    Pat Yasinskas

    When I got back to NFC South Blog headquarters and picked up a week's worth of mail, there was something in there I was much happier to see than routine bills and advertisements. The NFL's annual Kickoff Guide was waiting. It's prepared by the NFL...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  8. Join us at NFL Nation Live

    Pat Yasinskas

    MIAMI -- I'll be bouncing between the NFC South Blog and NFL Nation Live throughout the game. But we're going to go ahead and start our pregame chat on NFL Nation Live about an hour before kickoff and I'll be in there for just about that entire ti...

    Blog | February 07, 2010
  9. Join us on NFL Nation Live

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Consider this an invitation to come and chat with us during the game on NFL Nation Live. Here's the link. I'll be jumping in there right about kickoff time....

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  10. Join us on NFL Nation Live

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I'll be jumping over to NFL Nation Live right around kickoff time of the game between Carolina and New Orleans. If you want to join us, click here....

    Blog | January 03, 2010
  11. Live from New Orleans

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- I'm here at the Superdome and we're just a couple of minutes away from kickoff. I'll be bouncing between here and NFL Nation Live throughout the game....

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  12. NFC South strength of schedule is daunting

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas I believe we've been through this before, but I just spotted the strength of schedule page in the NFL's 2009 Kickoff Guide and it's quite interesting for the NFC South. The Panthers, Falcons and Bucs...

    Blog | July 25, 2009
  13. Fast start can be a big help

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Football sure isn't baseball and I got another strong reminder of that as I looked through the NFL's 2009 Kickoff Guide. Unlike baseball and it's 162 games, you almost have to start fast in football....

    Blog | July 25, 2009
  14. NFC South has been balancing act

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas As I said, I'm starting to browse through the NFL's 2009 Kickoff Guide and I just spotted the first item of interest for the NFC South. Since the division came into existence in 2002, nobody has dominate...

    Blog | July 25, 2009