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  1. Ranking the NFC South quarterbacks

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas As we get into the slowest time of the NFL year, I've decided to start doing some positional rankings for the NFC South. I'm going to rank the top players at each position and you're welcome to agre...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  2. Chargers provide extra motivation for Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    Julian Finney/Getty Images Surrounded by reporters on Wednesday, Drew Brees discusses the Saints' upcoming game against the Chargers. Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas WATFORD, England -- On the edge of a soccer pitch, masquer...

    Blog | October 22, 2008
  3. Marcus Mariota ready for quick transition

    Pat Yasinskas

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Marcus Mariota has heard the swirl of rumors that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. He doesn't care. "It doesn't really affect me at al...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  4. How much is Falcons QB Matt Ryan worth?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sometime between now and the start of the regular season -- maybe even before training camp starts later this week -- I fully expect the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan to agree to a long-term contract extension. The Falcons want it to h...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. Wrap-up: Panthers 31, Chargers 7

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Carolina Panthers' 31-7 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday: What it means: Two teams without much to play for were meeting. The Panthers (5-9) showed up, and the Chargers packed it in. This bodes really well for coach...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Week 10 games: King of the NFC South: The Atlanta Falcons are running away with the division. But the title doesn't officially belong to them yet. The Saints won last season's division title and they've won a lo...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Still No. 1: There was a lot of speculation that Julio Jones would surpass Roddy White and become Matt Ryan's favorite target this year. It hasn't worked out that way. Ryan has had much more success throwing...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the Thursday morning headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Matt Ryan continues to be talked about as an MVP candidate, but the quarterback doesn't want to hear it. That's exactly what I'd expect from Ryan, wh...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Ryan outduels Rivers in Falcons win

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for a look at how the Falcons defeated the San Diego Chargers 27-3 on Sunday. Matt Ryan outdueled Philip Rivers when it came to dealing with pressure. When facing five or more pass rushers, Ryan completed...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  10. Does Matt Ryan belong in top 10?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The season hasn't even started yet, but the question about Matt Ryan's status among NFL quarterbacks already is heating up. In a television appearance, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff was asked if Ryan is a top-10 quarterback. Dimitroff s...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. Other NFC South QBs lag in salary

    Pat Yasinskas

    All the talk about Drew Brees' quest for a new contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL got me thinking about quarterback salaries and average per year. It remains very likely that, sometime between now and Monday afternoon, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  12. Sharper: Brees situation unprecedented

    Pat Yasinskas

    Drew Brees and Darren Sharper aren't teammates anymore, but the former New Orleans safety went to bat for the Saints quarterback in this interview with WWL Radio's Bobby Hebert. "It still baffles me every day I wake up and I don't see, on the bott...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. Freeman, Newton have room to improve

    Pat Yasinskas

    We frequently talk here about how the NFC South might be the league's only division with four franchise quarterbacks. I'm in agreement with that because New Orleans' Drew Brees and Atlanta's Matt Ryan are well established as franchise quarterbacks...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  14. Ranking the NFC South QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Check out this Insider post by Trent Dilfer. He ranks the NFL's quarterbacks, starters and even some backups, although Jimmy Clausen didn't quite make the list. Dilfer breaks the quarterbacks down into seven categories and I don't think anyone wil...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  15. Drew Brees lights up Total QBR

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees had the league's second-highest Total QBR of the season on Sunday. Brees posted a 97.7 Total QBR. The season high (98.1) was set by Philip Rivers on Dec. 5. Brees' previous best Total QBR this season was 97.2 on ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. Superlatives on Falcons' victory

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA - Let's take a look at the statistical highlights from the Falcons' 41-14 victory against Jacksonville on Thursday night. My favorite of the bunch comes from ESPN Stats & Information and puts into perspective just how big a game defen...

    Blog | December 16, 2011