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  1. Smith: 'We're not 10 yards from Super Bowl'

    Pat Yasinskas

    When he meets with the media, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith almost always comes across as polite and not very emotional. But he's a football coach and you get the sense there's a lot more inside of him. A glimpse of what a Smith pep talk to his...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  2. Blank thinks Falcons headed for next step

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS - There was no anger or panic in Arthur Blank's voice as he reflected on the Atlanta Falcons' season. The owner watched as his team came up 10 yards short of getting to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history. Blan...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  3. Falcons are 'agitated'

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Call it the winter of discontent for the Atlanta Falcons. I spent some time with general manager Thomas Dimitroff as he made the rounds Thursday through the Super Bowl media center. As he reflected on the Falcons' season, he used th...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Matt Ryan to miss Pro Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan missed out on a trip to the Super Bowl when the Falcons lost the NFC Championship Game to San Francisco on Sunday. Now, it turns out Ryan won't even get a consolation prize. Ryan, who initially was selected to...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  5. Atlanta Falcons finally put it all together

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- This is what a 12-2 team is supposed to look like. It goes out and dominates every facet of the game against the defending Super Bowl champions. It plays like a machine and erases the ghosts of last season's playoffs and last week's ugl...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a Wednesday morning run through the top headlines from around the NFC South: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, who has been on the physically unable to perform list, could begin practicing as early as Wednesday. As Ste...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  7. Falcons hitting stride at right time

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Fourteen games into the season, the Atlanta Falcons finally played how they were supposed to play. They looked like the trendy Super Bowl pick they were back in the preseason. They played with the "explosiveness" coach Mike Smith and g...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  8. Who can gain from lengthy lockout?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Football Outsiders has an Insider post saying that the lockout actually could help Green Bay's chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions. The article also mentions the Giants, Steelers, Seahawks and Patriots as other teams that could benefit fr...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Super Bowl, and all that goes with it, is over. But let's take a look back at the weekend and some NFC South themes and stories that emerged. Our Chris Mortensen reported that rock star Jon Bon Jovi has been negotiating to become a partial own...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  10. NFC South training camp preview

    Pat Yasinskas

    The good news for the New Orleans Saints is they are defending Super Bowl champions. The bad news is that's not a great spot to be in in the NFC South. The 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won the Super Bowl, and the 2003 Carolina Panthers, who lost...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  11. Aside from Saints, strong NFC South flavor

    Pat Yasinskas

    MIAMI -- Already, there's an NFC South flavor to the Super Bowl and we're not even talking about the New Orleans Saints yet. One thing I've tried to do this week is give you a bit of a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how things work at the biggest ...

    Blog | February 07, 2010
  12. Falcons did not take step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    It started with talk of a Super Bowl and whispers about the next Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. It's ending without even a playoff berth and more whispers, this time about a sophomore slump. So what the heck happened to the Atlanta Falcons and Matt ...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  13. NFC South team evaluations

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas New Orleans Saints (8-8) The Saints gambled that this was the year they could challenge for the Super Bowl. They turned out to be very wrong. Trading for linebacker Jonathan Vilma and tight end Jeremy Shockey was...

    Blog | December 29, 2008