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  1. Gerald McCoy may still live up to billing

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When the locker room door opened Wednesday afternoon, a large cluster of media members headed straight for Gerald McCoy's locker. They were there to talk about the defensive tackle's dominant performance in Tampa Bay's victory again...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  2. Another Saints' grievance to be heard

    Pat Yasinskas

    In just a few minutes, another chapter in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program will begin. Special master Stephen Burbank is scheduled to hear a grievance filed by the NFL Players Association on behalf of four players that have drawn suspensions...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. Falcons master art of retention

    Pat Yasinskas

    In this recent column, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank talked quite a bit about the importance of continuity. He cited it as a reason why the Falcons didn't make a big splash in free agency. That pretty much backs up the philosophy that's been ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  4. Gerald McCoy ships out to Uganda

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've got a quick note today that doesn't involve the lockout or even the NFL draft. As we speak, Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is en route to Uganda. According to his agent, Kelli Masters, McCoy is taking part in a trip with Pros for Af...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  5. The best player not at the combine?

    Pat Yasinskas

    If it hasn't happened already, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff is going to hear Vidal Hazelton's name at the scouting combine at some point this weekend. Hazelton, perhaps the biggest draft-eligible name not at the combine, has given his ...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  6. Gerald McCoy returning to work

    Pat Yasinskas

    The 2011 season starts Tuesday for one member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who had his rookie season cut short by a biceps injury that required surgery, was cleared Monday to begin working out, according to Kelli Mas...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  7. How Gerald McCoy turned season around

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Ask Gerald McCoy about the turning point in his rookie season and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle brings the answer as quickly as a bull rush. "It was chapel service before the game in Atlanta," McCoy said. "The guest spe...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  8. Observations on the Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up Monday's OTA session to the media, so let's get to some observations. Guard Davin Joseph did not participate, but was at the session. Joseph said he's recovering from a surgery to a "lower extremi...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  9. Brees, Saints masters at weathering storms

    Pat Yasinskas

    AP Photo/Mark HumphreyOn Monday in the Dolphins' media room, Drew Brees reflected on how he almost signed with Miami in 2006.DAVIE, Fla. -- Drew Brees stood under a Miami Dolphins logo Monday and talked about playing in the Super Bowl. Funny, but ...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  10. Panthers can't afford to put Smith on returns

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas I'm pretty sure John Fox was just being John Fox when he threw out Steve Smith's name as a possible punt returner Thursday. Fox is a master at keeping all options open and not tipping his hand and he certainly...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  11. NFC South prime-time shutout is only temporary

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas The NFC South got shut out when the NFL announced its prime-time schedule for Week 1 and Thanksgiving Day. In fact, my NFC West colleague Mike Sando, a master of charts, has a great chart that shows that the NFC...

    Blog | March 23, 2009