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  1. 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
  2. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 31-18 victory against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night at Ford Field: What it means: The Falcons improved to 13-2 and clinched the home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. I know what you're thinking...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  3. Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Pat Yasinskas

    Somewhere in the process -- and I can't put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But "the process" Smith talked so much about in his ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  4. Wrap-up: Packers 28, Saints 27

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 28-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Saints played their best game of the season, but still fell to 0-4. I won't categorically say the season is over, but it's close to that. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  5. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: Throwbacks bring good luck: Team marketing departments love throwback uniforms because they create more merchandise to sell. Some coaches also love the throwback uniforms because they believe they bring good...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  6. Good perspective on Drew Brees situation

    Pat Yasinskas

    There were a few reports last week the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were close to finalizing a long-term contract. To date, there's been no announcement of a deal, so it appears those reports were premature. I've said before that ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  7. Ranking Tampa Bay's coaching candidates

    Pat Yasinskas

    All indications are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't ready to end their search for a head coach. Monday will mark the three-week anniversary of Raheem Morris' firing. Since then, the Bucs seemingly have been talking to anyone (almost everyone), but...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Falcons, Saints should use caution

    Pat Yasinskas

    If we've learned anything about Sean Payton and Mike Smith this season, it's that neither coach likes to use the brakes. Whether it's Payton leaving Drew Brees in during a blowout win against the Falcons on Monday night or Smith going for it on fo...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Saints 45, Falcons 16

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 45-16 victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. What it means: The Saints (12-3) clinched the NFC South, which means they'll be one of the top four seeds ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. Sprow: Saints can take Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints are focused solely on their "Monday Night Football" game with the Atlanta Falcons right now. A victory will give them the NFC South title. But fans and media have been getting ahead of the game and comparing the Saints t...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  11. Gruden: Saints could beat Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just so we don't end up having post offices in Tampa getting filled with mail from every city in Wisconsin, let's start this off with a clarifier. I'm not saying the New Orleans Saints will knock off the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. ESPN "Mo...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  12. Comparing Saints and Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    There suddenly is a lot of talk about the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers. Which is the best team in the NFC? Which of them has the more explosive offense? Is Drew Brees better than Aaron Rodgers? Well, fans and media members can argue...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  13. NFL Power Rankings: Falcons climb

    Pat Yasinskas

    Despite a 62-point outburst (which easily could have been 80 points if Drew Brees wasn't pulled early), the New Orleans Saints sat still in the latest edition of the ESPN.com Power Rankings. They're still No. 3, behind the Green Bay Packers and Ne...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  14. NFC South observations at the half

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA - I'm watching the other tree NFC South game as I get ready to cover Sunday night's game between the Falcons and Eagles, and we've got some very interesting stuff going on. Here are some quick observations on the other games as they went t...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  15. Defensive woes doomed Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The New Orleans Saints spent most of the preseason talking about how they wanted to get their defense back to its 2009 form. It looked like they punched the wrong code into their time machine in Thursday's 42-34 season-opening l...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  16. Saints have deepest roster in team history

    Pat Yasinskas

    What had been suspected for a month or so became official when the New Orleans Saints made their roster cuts last week. They now have the deepest roster in franchise history. Deeper than the 2009 team that won the Super Bowl? By far. Let's star...

    Blog | September 07, 2011