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  1. Rapid Reaction: Saints 16, Buccaneers 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 16-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What it means: The Saints improve to 2-0. Since 1990, 63 percent of the teams that have started 2-0 have gone to the playoffs. Tampa Bay falls to 0-2...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  2. Gerald McCoy: Bucs must slow Drew Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Gerald McCoy gave the usual high praise when asked for his scouting report on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday. "It's the same scouting any first-ballot Hall-of-Famer that's still playing," the Tampa Bay Buccan...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  3. Checking NFC South QB snap counts

    Pat Yasinskas

    Last week, we made a big deal about how Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman had taken so few snaps in the first two preseason games. Well, that trend changed in the exhibition game against Miami on Saturday night. Freeman played 41 snaps (although ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Camp Confidential: New Orleans Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. -- The first thing I noticed when watching the New Orleans Saints practice was the silence. There was no messing around and no coaches screaming at players. Instead, the Saints looked like a veteran team that is intensely focused -- ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  5. Brees, Moore unhappy with Saints' practice

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. -- It was just a practice in training camp on an August morning. But judging from the reaction of wide receiver Lance Moore and quarterback Drew Brees, you would have thought the New Orleans Saints had lost the Super Bowl on Tuesday. ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. Today in NFC South history

    Pat Yasinskas

    Twenty-eight years ago today, Tom Benson reached an agreement to purchase the New Orleans Saints from John W. Mecom Jr. The move was approved by other NFL owners three days later. Benson's tenure wasn't always smooth as the team didn't have much s...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  7. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Former Atlanta defensive end John Abraham reportedly told at least one of the teams he visited with as a free agent that he wants to play on 60 perc...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Former running back Warrick Dunn is taking his role as a limited partner in the team's ownership structure seriously. Dunn recently earned an MBA from Emo...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  9. Ranking the needs: Quarterbacks

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the quarterbacks. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman is entering a "prove-it" season. What if he starts off poorly? I can't...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  10. New Orleans Saints schedule analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Breakdown: The Saints may be coming off a losing season, but they still are going to get plenty of national attention. They'll play four games in prime time, including two at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints' schedule is tied for the second-ha...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  11. Today in NFC South history

    Pat Yasinskas

    One year ago today, the big story in the NFC South was the New Orleans Saints starting their offseason program without quarterback Drew Brees. That came as Brees was looking for a long-term contract and shortly after coach Sean Payton had to leave...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. Could Saints jump up for left tackle?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Generally, I try not to read too much into pre-draft visits. Teams will bring in a bunch of prospects that they won't end up drafting, simply because they're doing their homework. But there's one visit going on Tuesday that has at least made me...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. In some ways, Sean Payton is starting over

    Pat Yasinskas

    Those who sat with and listened to Sean Payton speak to the media at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona on Wednesday said the coach of the New Orleans Saints had a new look and a new sound. They said he appeared more fit (probably a result of a fi...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. Today in NFC South history

    Pat Yasinskas

    On this date in 2006, perhaps the most significant signing in NFC South history occurred. The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent quarterback Drew Brees (here's a picture from that news conference). The Saints were taking a huge leap of faith....

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. Eight in the Box: Quarterback situations

    Pat Yasinskas

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: How each NFC South team needs to address its quarterback position. Atlanta Falcons. The big story at the position this offseas...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  16. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Mark Cook reports that the agent for wide receiver Mike Williams has had some productive talks with the team about a possible contract extension. But the a...

    Blog | February 28, 2013