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Often when people look to see if a team has improved, they will measure it with wins and losses. And while that is not a bad way to do so, it is not a true measure of a team’s ability. Because you’re not playing the same schedule year to year, and even the teams that you do play annually aren’t always the same quality as they were in previous years. Every NFL season brings a new and different set of challenges, and to simply measure them by how many games you’ve won or lost doesn’t accurately gauge whether you rose to meet those challenges.
Here are five areas that I think the Falcons need to improve in if they want to be able to say they have improved as a team from 2011 and previous years. These are five areas that you could set apart as mini-goals for this team. And if they were to accomplish all five by the end of the year, I believe this will result in more regular season wins for the Falcons as well as a greater chance of winning in the postseason. And not just winning one gam...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Tony Gonzalez says he'll probably take a break from his usual pregame routine on Sunday when the Falcons open their season at Kansas City -- the city where he built his reputation for 12 seasons as perhaps the greatest player to suit up at tight end.
For someone with the unrivaled professionalism of Gonzalez, the act of changing his routine is no small matter...
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed cornerback Dominique Franks, less than a week after he was cut by the team.
To make room for Franks on the 53-man roster Thursday, the Falcons waived-injured receiver Tim Toone.
Franks was a fifth-round pick by the Falcons in 2010 and started four games last season. He was beaten out during the preseason by Christopher Owens and Robert McClain...
The Atlanta Falcons signed cornerback Dominique Franks and waived-injured wide receiver Tim Toone Thursday. Franks was selected as a fifth round draft choice (135th overall) by the Falcons in the 2010 NFL Draft.
In two seasons, the 6-0, 197-pound defensive back recorded 22 tackles (14 solo) with three interceptions and six passes defensed. Last season, Franks posted 20 tackles...
The Falcons will begin the 2012 regular season on Sunday with a trip to Kansas City to face the Chiefs. Most experts are predicting the Falcons to win the game and they are also saying that the Falcons will win at least nine games and clinch their third straight playoff spot.
But how good is this Falcons team? Can get over the playoff hump and make a Super Bowl run? Here’s a look...
It was just about a week ago when the Falcons parted ways with second year corner back Dominique Franks. It was a bit of a head-scratcher because many thought he would be our punt returner and thought that he had a lot of upside at corner.
Franks is back with the Falcons
In a strange twist of fortunes the Falcons cut Tim Toone. Toone was a surprise to make the team and according...
As we close in on the season opener for the Falcons one thing is crystal clear. Both the Falcons and the Chiefs will rely heavily on their young players to get the job done. Not only are they being relied upon, but these young players are going to make their presences felt in a big way on Sunday.
Ready to make an impact for the Falcons
For Atlanta it all starts on the defensive...
The Falcons have been through ups and downs, highs and lows, but at some point you have to get a chance to look back at the past Falcon players that were literally out of this world. The resident ATLiens include Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, John Abraham and many others, [...]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. There may never be another tight end as good as No. 88 in Chiefs' red.
And this Sunday, Tony Gonzalez will revisit the place Arrowhead Stadium where his illustrious career started, this time wearing No. 88 in the red and black of the Atlanta Falcons.
It will be the first time Tony G has returned to Arrowhead since requesting a trade after the 2008 season...
The Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs begin their season at Arrowhead stadium on Sunday, September 9th. Since 1990, the Chiefs have had a 25-9 record against NFC opponents at home. However this could be a game that goes Atlanta’s way.Here’s what to expect Sunday. Cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Stanford Routt vs. wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White: The Chiefs...
Alright Falcon fans, here we go! I know it has been a few weeks, but I am ready to hit the ground running. My thoughts on the preseason are irrelevant, because I do not put much stock in anything I saw. I witnessed our new coordinators showing off some new schemes, but overall I was not floored. I am extremely optimistic this season because I cannot foresee a scenario in-which...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Asante Samuel says he doesn't care if he starts at cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons.
His stance isn't much different from Week 1 last year in Philadelphia after the Eagles acquired Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Even though he started all 14 of his games, Samuel was initially the odd man out. By October, with Philadelphia...