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  1. Buccaneers need more from running game

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has frequently provided unneeded reminders that he was out of football the past season. It's his way of reminding the world he was fired by the Chicago Bears. But in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Buccaneers trailing at halftime

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' three-game winning streak appears to be in serious jeopardy. At halftime, the Carolina Panthers hold a 17-6 lead on the Bucs. And there haven't been may positive omens for Tampa Bay. The running game...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  3. W2W4: Buccaneers-Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to watch in Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons: Tampa Bay's running game. The Bucs are a run-first team. That's not going to change with running backs Doug Martin and Mike James lost for the season. The...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  4. Observation deck: Falcons-Ravens

    Pat Yasinskas

    For the first time in more than a year, the Atlanta Falcons have a real running game. That became obvious in Thursday night's 27-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Running back Steven Jackson looked like he might provide more than a little upgrad...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  5. Things to watch at Atlanta's camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will hold their first practice of training camp this afternoon. Here are five things I'll be keeping a close eye on: Steven Jackson. The Falcons signed Jackson to spice up their running game after Michael...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. Cam Newton: Panthers need running game

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Last season, a lot of fans thought the Carolina Panthers weren't using their running backs properly. On Wednesday, one very influential person weighed in and stressed the importance of the running game. "For us the running ga...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  7. Saints want more from running game

    Pat Yasinskas

    The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the New Orleans Saints is their passing game. But coach Sean Payton thinks the running game is an equally important part of the offense. "I think oftentimes it appears that we are throwing the b...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at whether each NFC South team has been a winner or a loser in free agency: Atlanta Falcons: The process is far from over, but the Falcons are winners so far. They made a significant upgrade to their running game by signing Steven Jackson t...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  9. Fixes for Falcons in short yardage?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The big topic in Atlanta this week is the Falcons' short-yardage running game. It should be because the Falcons are a yard away from being 9-0. They had three plays at the New Orleans 1-yard line late in Sunday's game, but couldn't score. Two Matt...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just got settled back into NFC South Blog headquarters, so let's take a run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Veteran center Todd McClure said the woes in the running game aren't all due to the five offensive...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  11. Saints' running game has been key

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- We've talked plenty about Drew Brees' performance in Monday night's 49-24 victory against the New York Giants. But we'd be terribly wrong not to mention the support the quarterback got from his running game. If there is such a thing...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. NFC South Stock Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    FALLING 1. The New Orleans offensive line. Drew Brees was sacked six times and the running game never got going in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. Right tackle Charles Brown struggled mightily and it's likely he'll be back on the bench soon because Za...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  13. Play-action is helping Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although there has been a lot of talk about how Carolina's running game has been missing for the most part, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart have been a bigger help to rookie quarterback Cam Newton than you may realize. The mere presence of ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  14. Falcons can't abandon running game

    Pat Yasinskas

    When the Atlanta Falcons got their lone win of the season, I wrote that running back Michael Turner still is the backbone of the offense. Apparently coach Mike Smith and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey didn't read the column or they disagree. ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Reviewing film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    As usual, we covered all sorts of ground in Friday's NFC South chat. Let's take a look at some of the highlights. Eric (Raleigh, N.C.): Pat, Any chance the Panthers' running game gets going anytime soon? I am loving the Cam Newton show but I don't...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  16. Where do Saints turn for running game?

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you go by record or reputation, you can look at Saturday's playoff game and say the New Orleans Saints should be able to win with one arm tied behind their back. That might be exactly what the Saints have to do. They're heading into Seattle'...

    Blog | January 07, 2011