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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Experts: Saints, Falcons will roll

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN's panel of experts is in total agreement on this week's games involving NFC South teams. The New Orleans Saints are a unanimous choice against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I find that mildly surprising. Yeah, the Saints are playing at home. But ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  7. Southern exposure for Week 9

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for our weekly look at where Sunday's NFC South games will be televised throughout the nation. As always, let's take a look at the map on for visual aid. You will see a whole lot of blue and only a little bit of yellow. The blue...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  8. Injury updates on Bucs and Colts

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts just put out their final injury reports for Monday night's game at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs don't have anything all that significant. Linebacker Quincy Black (ankle) is listed as questionable,...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  9. Jon Gruden on returning to Ray Jay

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's a very interesting off-field story to go along with the game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Former Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden will be returning to Raymond James Stadium for an NFL game for the firs...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  10. Will Buccaneers sell out for MNF?

    Pat Yasinskas

    In recent days, a lot of readers have been asking about when - if ever - was the last time a Monday Night Football game did not sell out and was blacked out on local television. It took some extensive searching by ESPN Stats & Information and a co...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  11. Peyton Manning and the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The entire NFC South is going to be keeping a close eye on Peyton Manning's recovery after the Indianapolis Colts quarterback had additional neck surgery Thursday. The Colts aren't putting any timetable on a Manning return, but said they don't pla...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  12. Manning's situation and the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Indianapolis Colts' hierarchy reportedly doesn't believe quarterback Peyton Manning will be ready for opening day. That's why the team lured Kerry Collins out of retirement Wednesday. This situation could impact the NFC South. If Manning misse...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Breakdown: Can an appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" really be far behind? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suddenly seem to be the NFL's new darling. Aside from the London game against Chicago on Oct. 23, the Bucs will get plenty more big-time exposure. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  14. Well-calculated gambles by Payton

    Pat Yasinskas

    MIAMI -- You're going to hear a lot about Sean Payton being a gambler in the coming days. Don't believe a bit of it. A gambler is someone who is taking a 50-50 (or less) shot. Payton is not that dicey. He'll only get risky when he's convinced the ...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  15. '09 Saints battling legend of '07 Patriots

    Pat Yasinskas

    Someday, probably in two or three decades, Randall Gay just might have the luckiest grandchildren ever. They'll get to hear stories about two of the best NFL offenses of this era -- or maybe ever. They'll get to hear stories about two of the great...

    Blog | November 28, 2009
  16. Irsay, Dungy key to bringing Super Bowl to Indianapolis

    Pat Yasinskas

    After forming a tandem that has helped make football matter in Indiana, Jim Irsay and Tony Dungy have cemented their legacies in the state by making Indianapolis the host site for Super Bowl XLVI, writes Pat Yasinskas.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2008