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  1. Call It: Best offseason so far?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Last Friday, I gave my thoughts on the NFC South winners and losers so far in free agency. I listed the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as winners and the Carolina Panthers as losers. Let's be clear that not much was e...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. Stewart or Williams in Carolina?

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the Carolina Panthers facing major salary-cap issues, it's becoming quite obvious there's almost no way they can keep both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. One of them almost certainly has to go because (along with fullback Mike Tolber...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  3. Experts: Falcons will win

    Pat Yasinskas

    All season long, Atlanta fans have been talking about how the Falcons don't get enough respect. I never have understood the obsession so many fans have with how they think they're perceived by the national media. It really is a pointless exercise....

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  4. Call it: Best matchup for Falcons?

    Pat Yasinskas

    We still don't know who the Atlanta Falcons will face when they host a divisional playoff game Jan. 13. But the list has been narrowed to three teams. The No. 1 Falcons could face the Washington Redskins, the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. More on Matt Ryan and MVP

    Pat Yasinskas

    On Saturday night/Sunday morning, I wrote this column in which I said Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan has resurrected his campaign for the Most Valuable Player award with his play in recent weeks. Ryan had been getting a lot of MVP talk early in the...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  6. Call It: Was Tagliabue right or wrong?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, we know that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, acting as an appeals officer, vacated all player discipline in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. As I wrote earlier, this comes across as convoluted because Tagliabue also said he foun...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  7. Call It: Kickoff or no kickoff?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, you probably have seen the previous post on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of scrapping kickoffs. That's an idea Goodell said came from Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. When Schiano was coaching at Rutgers in 2010, one o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  8. Vote on nickname for Doug Martin

    Pat Yasinskas

    I asked you to offer up suggestions for a new nickname for Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin. Your response was overwhelming. There were hundreds of suggestions to replace "Muscle Hamster," Martin's current nickname and one he d...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  9. Doug Martin is player of the week

    Pat Yasinskas

    Doug Martin-mania continues to grow. To the surprise of no one, the Tampa Bay rookie running back has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week by the NFL. Martin rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns and then flew the team plane home aft...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  10. Decision time for Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    As they go through their bye week, the struggling Carolina Panthers face a major decision that could have long-term implications on their franchise. Do they put veteran Jon Beason back at middle linebacker? Or do they go with rookie Luke Kuechly i...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  11. NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m. ET

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time to make a couple of chat announcements. First, let's start with the more important one. Eric LeGrand, who was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a symbolic gesture, will be chatting on SportsNation on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET. LeGrand is the...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  12. Does the blame fall on Cam Newton?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Take a look at this cartoon from The Charlotte Observer's Kevin Siers that mocks Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, who, at times, has portrayed himself as Superman. Harsh? Surprising for a guy who seemed to capture all of the Carolinas during his r...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Experts: Greg Schiano was doing his job

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano is getting some pretty strong support from high places for the way he handled the end of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Although the Giants were lining up in the victory formation to run out the clock at the end...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  14. Call It: Cam Newton sophomore slump?

    Pat Yasinskas

    When Cam Newton wasn't selected to be on the cover of "Madden 13," there seemed to be a huge sigh of relief from fans of the Carolina Panthers. One potential crisis was avoided, but it seems like Carolina fans now are creating another. A lot of th...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  15. Call it: Blame on Drew Brees or Saints?

    Pat Yasinskas

    For months, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees had been saying he was optimistic and confident a long-term contract with the Saints would be worked out. Brees changed his tune a bit in an interview with New Orleans' WWL Radio. "What's been a li...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. Call it: Best NFC South backup QB?

    Pat Yasinskas

    It seems like the flow of news on the Saints' bounty program finally has slowed and we're entering a slow time of year, so let's have some fun. I've asked our friends at SportsNation to assemble the accompanying poll to let you vote for whichever ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012