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  1. Steven Jackson by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    A day after the fact, Atlanta's signing of running back Steven Jackson continues to be the hottest story in the NFC South. I don't see that changing anytime soon, unless the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suddenly make a trade for Darrelle Revis. So let's f...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  2. Vote for 'Madden NFL 25' cover

    Pat Yasinskas

    The "Madden NFL 25" cover voting has arrived with a twist. Instead of including only current players, one "legend" from each team is included. One current player from each team also is on the ballot. Let's start with the NFC South legends. Fo...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  3. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There's some good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson, who suffered a concussion in the regular-season finale, was medically cleared ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the Friday morning headlines from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is leaving to become head coach at Florida International. The Bucs also have a vacancy at receivers coach, and offensiv...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Thomas Davis a bright spot for Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    In what mostly has been a disappointing season for the Carolina Panthers, there has been one big bright spot. That's the story of linebacker Thomas Davis. He's made a successful return after tearing his ACL for the third time. The story just added...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons lost on Sunday, so it's time for another round of "Bash The Falcons." A lot of people have said the Falcons aren't as good as their record indicate...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Week 10 games: King of the NFC South: The Atlanta Falcons are running away with the division. But the title doesn't officially belong to them yet. The Saints won last season's division title and they've won a lo...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Friday morning headlines from around the NFC South. Atlanta coach Mike Smith said he believes Matt Ryan has become an elite quarterback. I've never quite figured out the definition of an elite quarterback. I do think Rya...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  9. Looking back at Sunday by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the individual NFC South teams, let's take a look at some interesting numbers and facts after Sunday's games. The New Orleans Saints now have started the past three seasons at 3-1 or better. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a trip through the headlines around the NFC South. The Falcons reportedly will not renew the contract of veteran defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas. Carolina quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer said he declined an offer to become offensive...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  11. Good day for NFC South LBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    A couple of quick notes on a pair of NFC South linebackers who have been honored Wednesday. First, a day after not being selected to the Pro Bowl, Carolina's Jon Beason has been named the NFC's defensive player of the week. Beason recorded a sack ...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  12. Finneran is Falcons' Man of the Year

    Pat Yasinskas

    Every NFL team nominates a player for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award each season. I haven't seen the nominees for the Panthers, Buccaneers or Saints yet, but the Falcons just announced veteran receiver Brian Finneran as their nominee for thi...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  13. Stinchcomb selected Saints' Man of the Year

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Stinchcomb A little bit of positive news for the Saints. Offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb was selected as the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year. Stinchcomb has been active in education at local schools, is a reg...

    Blog | December 15, 2008
  14. Atlanta lineman nominated for award

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas The Falcons just announced that offensive tackle Todd Weiner has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Weiner, who is in his sixth season with the Falcons, has been extremly active in the commu...

    Blog | November 13, 2008