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  1. Today in NFC South history: Bountygate

    Pat Yasinskas

    Precisely a year ago, one of the most sordid scandals in the history of sports fell upon us out of the blue. On this afternoon a year ago, the NFL sent out a scathing report that said the New Orleans Saints had run a three-year bounty program wit...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Biggest cap casualty

    Pat Yasinskas

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary-cap casualty this offseason? Atlanta Falcons. There already have been reports that the ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  3. Looking at 2013 cap space

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the 2012 regular season over, let's take a look at where the NFC South teams stand in relation to the 2013 salary cap. Atlanta Falcons: They have $113 million committed toward a cap that is expected to be slightly more than $120 million. Don'...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  4. Highlights of Paul Tabliabue's bounty ruling

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished reading the entire order by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue that vacated player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty matter. Tagliabue's ruling is very lengthy (22 pages), so if you don't have time to read it all, le...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  5. NFL walks away from Saints fight

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let me get this straight. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has found that current commissioner Roger Goodell was spot on in his finding of facts in the New Orleans Saints bounty saga? But Tagliabue has vacated all player discipline? That'...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    As I was traveling back to NFC South Blog headquarters, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 27 semifinalists, which includes three players with deep NFC South ties. Former Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp, former Tampa Bay sa...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a tour of some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Michael Cunningham writes about how the Falcons are using a committee approach at running back with Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling splitting time with Michael ...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  8. Saints don't need to blow up defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's so easy to sit back, look at the numbers and say the New Orleans Saints simply need to blow up their defense. They are the first team in NFL history to allow 400 or more yards in each of its first seven games. The 3,323 yards the Saints have ...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  9. Saints should take punishment, move on

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just when it seemed things were starting to look up for the New Orleans Saints, the franchise got another big blow. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the initial season-long suspension for linebacker Jonathan Vilma and four-game suspension for defens...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Saints didn't do their jobs in opening loss

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints didn't lose their season opener because they are without suspended coach Sean Payton. Same for suspended assistant head coach Joe Vitt. No, their 40-32 loss to the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz S...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  11. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at the top Monday morning headlines from around the NFC South: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS General manger Mickey Loomis begins his eight-game suspension Monday. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt also starts a six-game suspension and defensive end Wil...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  12. Previewing and predicting the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    The next stop in our series of NFC South previews and projections is second place in the division, which was kind of difficult to determine. That's because I had one answer (it is my blog) and the consensus of our panel of experts was another answ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. Report: Benson, Goodell meet

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let the speculation begin. Adam Schefter reports that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson spent Tuesday morning meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Schefter reports that Benson wanted to discuss the way his team was treated for its role i...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  14. It's business as usual for Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. -- I've walked out to the practice field twice a day each of the past two days, looking for any signs that suggest the New Orleans Saints are a different team than they've been the last few years. Other than a message for NFL commiss...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon consulted with Drew Brees, Scott Fujita ...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sean Pamphilon, the filmmaker who released the audiotape of Gregg Williams speaking to the Saints defense the night before last season's playoff game with San Francisco, said he consulted extensively with Scott Fujita and Drew Brees before going public.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  16. Pressure point: Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Examining who faces the most challenging season for the New Orleans Saints and why. Long before the news of the bounty scandal broke, it was clear the Saints needed to do something dramatic on defense. Gregg Williams' system worked nicely in the 2...

    Blog | May 17, 2012