Found July 18, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
With the standout quarterback entering the final season of a six-year-contract worth $72 million, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are continuing to work on an extension. Only slightly lagging behind star passers Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, the 28-year-old Ryan will likely net a deal worth $18-22 million annually. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, the 6-foot-4, 217 pound Ryan led Atlanta to a 13-3 record in the NFC South and helped the team defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs. Throwing 127 touchdowns, against 60 picks, for 18,057 yards since being … Continue reading →

Falcons: Matt Ryan contracts ongoing

Matt Ryan is in the final year of his rookie contract. Ryan, 28, led the Falcons to the NFC Championship game last season and is 56-22 in his career as a starter. The durable signal caller has missed just two games and is coming off back-t0-back seasons of 4,000 yards passing. Ryan is expected to command a salary which rivals Joe Flacco’s which would mean $50 million guaranteed...

Report: Talks are ongoing between the Falcons and Matt Ryan

According to the Atlanta Journal Constituion, talks between the Falcons and Matt Ryan’s agent are ongoing as both sides continue to work on an extension. We mentioned last week that the Falcons are expected to get a deal done sometime during the preseason. It will be interesting to see if the Falcons are willing to pay Ryan close to $22 million per year (Aaron Rodgers Money), or...

Report: Matt Ryan Will Get More Money Than Joe Flacco

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has had a quiet off-season, while several of peers have cashed in with mega contracts. Ryan has always reiterated that he wasn’t worried about a new contract, and now we may know why.  Ryan may not know when it’s going to come, but when it does, he’ll be paid extremely well. Pro Football Zone via Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports is reporting...

Tony Gonzalez 'without a doubt' retiring after season

Nico Gonzalez should expect some fairly generous birthday presents from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan this year. Nico, the son of Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, was credited Wednesday with returning Ryan's most dependable target for the 2013 season. Entering the 2012 season, Gonzalez said he was 95 percent sure it would be his final year. After a NFC Championship loss to...

TE Tony Gonzalez says the Falcons’ offense ‘it’s pick your poison’

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is feeling real good about the offense these days. With the addition of running back Steven Jackson, he says the team has a ‘perfect’ offense. He’s not saying that they won’t make mistakes, but when WR’s Roddy White and Julio Jones take the outside, while Jackson will team with Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield, he’s in a dream...

Atlanta Falcons: TE Tony Gonzalez credits son with his return for 2013

Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez has a place reserved for him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after he decides to retire. Many around the league thought that he would hang up the cleats after the 2012 season, but he has returned for another season. Fans of the Falcons and Gonzalez have his son to thank for his return in 2013. Gonzalez made the rounds on national media...

Tony Gonzalez: “Without a doubt” this will be my final season

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that this will be certainly be his final NFL season after mulling retirement at the end of last season. “Without a doubt, yes. Without question. Last year was just such a wonderful year and I told everybody I was going to retire last year, and I really meant that when I was saying that last year. But this offseason...

Tony Gonzalez: Falcons Offense Can Be “Perfect” With Steven Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons have a wicked offense.  Matt Ryan is a top ten quarterback, Tony Gonzalez speaks for himself, and they employ perhaps the best set of receivers in the game with Roddy White and Julio Jones. The Falcons can now add a premiere running back to that profile, after adding stud running back Steven Jackson in the off-season. Tony Gonzalez for one loves Steven Jackson...

Tony Gonzalez Confirms 2013 Is His Last Season

Like so many players before him, Tight End Tony Gonzalez said he is entering his last season in the NFL. Unlike some other athletes and even though Gonzalez promised the same thing last August, it appears this will actually be Gonzalez’s final chance to win a Super Bowl title. NFL Network interviewed Gonzalez on NFL AM Wednesday morning, and the anchors on the show asked whether...

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez 'without a doubt' will be retiring after 2013

Going into the 2012 season, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was 95 percent sure he was going to retire. Then he was 97 percent sure. After that, only people with advanced calculous degrees knew how sure he was. Eventually though, Gonzalez decided 2012 wouldn't be his final season, but he promises 2013 will. In an interview with the NFL Network on Wednesday, Gonzalez...

Brent Grimes treating home opener against Falcons as a normal game.

The Miami Dolphins got a steal when they signed acrobatic cornerback Brent Grimes. The former Atlanta Falcon is a ballhawk that often defies gravity as he snatches balls from larger receivers. Despite the emotion that will be involved when Miami opens at home against the Falcons, Grimes told the Finsiders that he will treat it like just another game. Please click here to read...

Tony Gonzalez Reiterated That 2013 Will Be His Final Season

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez remains adament that 2013 will be his last go round in the NFL. SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFantasy Spin:We've heard that one before. If Gonzalez can still compete at a high level, why wouldn't he keep playing? Until Gonzalez officially walks away, we're not ready to close the book on him.

Key Battles to Watch in Atlanta Falcons 2013 Training Camp

The NFL season is rapidly approaching....(waits for cheers to subside)....and that means that training camp time is upon us. The Atlanta Falcons will begin their training camp activities on July 25, and the excitement and anticipation in the air at Flowery Branch is sure to be unprecedented. One of my favorite things about training camp, and even preseason games, is watching the hotly

32in32 – #2 Atlanta Falcons

by Michael Richard-Webb     In 2012, the Atlanta Falcons went 12-4 and clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC for the second time in 3 years.  They made it to the NFC Championship for the first time since 2004 with Michael Vick as their starting QB, but were defeated 28–24 by the [...]

Atlanta Falcons blow out New York Giants, 34-0

In what was arguably their biggest win since the 1999 NFC Championship Game, the Atlanta Falcons (12-2) prevailed over the New York Giants (8-4), blowing them off the field 34-0. It wasn’t just a win. It was the “statement win” experts had been saying the Falcons needed. They handed the Giants the worst loss ever [...]The post Atlanta Falcons blow out New York Giants, 34-0...
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