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  1. Brees, Ryan and Freeman 'elite' QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    The great John Clayton has his annual ranking of quarterbacks, which is always a topic for debate. In this year's version, Clayton lists includes 13 "elite" quarterbacks. What exactly is an "elite" quarterback? Well, I think you could debate tha...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  2. Ranking Bucs' needs: No. 5 QB

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Over the next few days, I'm going to examine what I think are the five biggest areas of need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Let's start with No. 5. I'm going with quarterback here, although the need could be much higher or lower depe...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Ranking the needs: Wide receivers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We'll continue our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with wide receivers. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. New Orleans Saints: You can make a case that any receiver with Drew Brees as his quarterback instantly ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  5. Clayton: Brees, Ryan top 10 QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's time for one of the highlights of the preseason. John Clayton has his annual rankings of the NFL's starting quarterbacks. These usually make for great debates and this year is no exception. In fact, I'll at least throw out some (respectful...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Shotgun formation and the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFC South quarterbacks fared very well out of the shotgun formation during the regular season with three of them ranking in the top 10 in completion percentage. New Orleans' Drew Brees led the NFL with a 70.3 completion percentage out of the shotg...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. Panthers regular-season wrap-up

    Pat Yasinskas

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 23 Preseason Power Ranking: 31 Biggest surprise: The critics said the Panthers were taking a huge gamble by drafting quarterback Cam Newton first overall in April. They said he w...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  8. Cam Newton a top-10 quarterback?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter has a thought-provoking column in which he ranks the league's starting quarterbacks. I found his rankings on the four NFC South quarterbacks quite interesting and, after a bit of thought, very accurate. He has N...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. Drew Brees passes Tom Brady in Total QBR

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has moved past New England's Tom Brady in one area. Brees jumped over Brady into second place in the Total QBR season rankings. Brees now has a 74.4 season-long Total QBR, while Brady is at 73.4. Aaron Rodgers is...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  10. Checking NFC South Total QBR

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans' Drew Brees was the only NFC South quarterback to have an above average game in Week 3, according to Total QBR. Brees came in at No. 5 in the league with 79.8 points, while the ranking for an average game is 50. Although Tampa Bay's...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  11. Week 2: NFC South stats and stuff

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for some notes and nuggets for Week 2. New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears The Saints lost their Thursday opener to Green Bay. The last time the Saints lost the Thursday season opener was in 2007, wh...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  12. NFC South QBR update: Week 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    Take a look at the Total Quarterback Rankings for Week 1 because they tell a story that goes beyond the basic statistics. This new system takes into account passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles, penalties and it also takes into account at what point i...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  13. Falcons tumble in Power Rankings

    Pat Yasinskas

    Most coaches will tell you there's no such thing as a moral victory. But the voters in the ESPN.com Power Rankings disagree. Although the Carolina Panthers lost their season opener to Arizona, the debut of rookie quarterback Cam Newton was so impr...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  14. Drew Brees high in Power Rankings

    Pat Yasinskas

    The ESPN.com Power Rankings for the 10 best players in the NFL are out and we've got only one NFC South representative. BreesAs you probably guessed from the above sentence, it's New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees at No. 3. He came in slightly ahe...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  15. Best NFL players next in Power Rankings

    Pat Yasinskas

    Next up in the ESPN.com series of Power Rankings will be a list of the top 10 players in the NFL. That is scheduled to run June 28 and I'll be filling out my ballot shortly. I'm pretty sure New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees will be very high on m...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  16. Roddy White in offensive Power Rankings

    Pat Yasinskas

    The ESPN.com Power Rankings for offensive players, non-quarterbacks, are out and only one NFC South player made the list. That's Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who came in at No. 6. I had White at No. 5 on my ballot and AFC West colleague Bill Will...

    Blog | May 31, 2011