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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers blow big lead, lose to secure No. 1 pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft with their 23-20 loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  2. Bucs have little 'dead money'

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik's tenure did not include a playoff berth. But, in hindsight, Dominik scored a major victory in one regard. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bucs have the least "dead money" in the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Dungy turned the Buccaneers around

    Pat Yasinskas

    When I first encountered Tony Dungy, I didn't think he was going to make it as an NFL head coach. Now, he's a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So what changed about Dungy? Absolutely nothing. He stuck to his philosophy, no matter what. ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Bucs make right call on Lovie Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time in a long time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got something right. They agreed to contract terms with Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, sources told ESPN on Wednesday night. The Glazer family, which owns the Bucs...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NFL Power Rankings: Falcons drop to No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    After a four-week run in the top spot, the Atlanta Falcons have fallen to No. 2 in the latest Power Rankings. The Houston Texans have moved into the No. 1 spot after Atlanta's 31-27 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. The voters were unanimous...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  7. Kellen Winslow likely on way out with Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Dalla...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Kellen Winslow's time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently is over.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  8. NFC South bracing for Peyton Manning

    Pat Yasinskas

    Last season, Peyton Manning was supposed to make a tour of the NFC South. That was supposed to include a rare sellout and prime-time game at Raymond James Stadium and Manning's return to New Orleans, the city where he grew up and where his family ...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. Panthers get deeper on O-line

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers continued their offseason overhaul of the offensive line Thursday. The team has signed free-agent guard Mike Pollak, who spent most of the past four seasons as a starter for the Indianapolis Colts. A second-round pick out of ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. Names surface as OC possibilities for Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    After getting turned down in their request for permission to interview Arizona Cardinals assistant John McNulty and the Green Bay Packers' Ben McAdoo for their offensive coordinator position, it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working on some ot...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  11. Pat Yasinskas' QB Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    This will be this season's final edition of QB Watch, a weekly project I've enjoyed tremendously this season. With that in mind, we will make this our awards edition. Here are the awards: Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers, Packers. He carries...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  12. Pat Yasinskas' QB Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tim Tebow aside, the biggest quarterback story in the league this year might be one that's really about next year. What should the Indianapolis Colts do? They almost certainly will have the first pick in the 2012 draft, and Stanford's Andrew Lu...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  13. Bucs' defensive woes by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's become painfully obvious that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense no longer even resembles what it was back in the days of Tony Dungy and Monte Kiffin. Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for some perspective. The Bucs allowed 38 points t...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. Southern exposure for Week 10

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for our weekly look at where the NFC South games will be televised Sunday. Let's turn to the maps on for visual assistance. You might need to put on some reading glasses to find the yellow areas where the game between the Tampa Bay...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  15. Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Colts 7

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 31-7 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Field: What it means: The Falcons simply took care of business against a struggling team. They ran their winning streak to three games and the arro...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  16. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9 (remember, the Carolina Panthers are on bye): Classic trap game: The Atlanta Falcons are coming off their bye and they've got what seems like a very winnable game against the Indianapolis Colts. Assuming the...

    Blog | November 04, 2011