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The Falcons released team sack leader John Abraham, and replaced him at defensive end with two time Super Bowl Champion, Osi Umnenyiora. Abraham put together another great season last year with 10 sacks, and six forced fumbles despite a supporting cast that didn’t offer much support in helping him attack the quarterback.
Abraham was undisputedly the best player on the defensive line, but was cut in the offseason. This was done to save money for the Falcons tight salary cap, and for the imminent contract extension of Matt Ryan. However, Abraham was the only person who really got any semblance of consistent pressure on the quarterback last year. Losing him is going to hurt, regardless of the fact that Umenyiora is replacing him.
Umenyiora was once considered one of the best pass rushers in the game, and was a key defensive force in that fearsome New York Giants defensive line that won two Super Bowls.
But can Umenyiora even match Abraham’s success last season? Hard to say given t...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweeted some inflammatory thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict.
The Falcons are coming off a 13-3 season that ended in the NFC Championship game where they squandered a 17-0 lead in the second half to the San Francisco 49ers. The last time the Falcons came off a 13-3 season, the result was a 2-3 start with an ultimate finish of 10-6 as an NFC Wild Card. The Falcons were once again bounced from the postseason, losing in the first round of playoffs...
The Atlanta Falcons were one of the most explosive teams in the National Football League in 2012, getting off to an undefeated 8-0 start and ultimately finishing with an NFC best 13-3 earning home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. But as far as Falcons fans were concerned, that's where the questions really began. They knew already that Matt Ryan was an outstanding...
When a team goes 13-3 and is mere yards away from a victory carrying
them to a Super Bowl, the areas that need improvement are much more
specific than on a losing squad. That said, there are some areas of
weakness even on the record-setting squad the Atlanta Falcons fielded in
2012, and with that, there are some players that need to step it up and
bring their A-Game in 2013 to carry this
Revisiting the uncool episodes of my childhood sucks, but for the sake of this article, I rummaged through the Moments that Made Me Who I am Today Box to recall that spine-chilling evening in 1995.I lasted six minutes watching the season premiere of Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask. This disturbing scene, in which the main character dons on an evil mask then proceeds to scream for help...
The Falcons released team sack leader John Abraham, and replaced him at defensive end with two time Super Bowl Champion, Osi Umnenyiora. Abraham put together another great season last year with 10 sacks, and six forced fumbles despite a supporting cast that didn't offer much support in helping him attack the quarterback.
Abraham was undisputedly the best player on the defensive...
2012 Record: 13-32012 DownfallSecond Half CollapseHad it been a regular season game, fantasy owners of Julio Jones would have rejoiced. His two first-half touchdowns (11 catches for 182 yards on the day) would have been beneficial, but not as beneficial as it was to Atlanta, who led 17-0, and then took a 24-14 lead into the half against San Francisco.Those 24 points would end up...
At the QB position, the Falcons have a franchise Quarterback in our 6th ranked Matt Ryan. He is a perennial lock for 4,500 yards and 30 touchdowns and can take another big step forward to the tune of 5,000 yards and 35 TD. He is a great option at the back of the fourth round and doesn't have the risk of injury carried by Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, or Cam Newton. Also,...
Similar to Victor Cruz, Roddy White had an opinion on George Zimmerman being found innocent of the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Unlike Cruz, White was a little more graphic in what he wanted to happen.
I am going to assume he was speaking figuratively not literally, but it shows you the anger about the verdict has reached everybody including athletes.
The Trayvon Martin verdict was put out there into the universe this evening...
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Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White sent off this gem:
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid
Decide for yourself how you fall on the trial of George...
Victor Cruz was among the first to send out a questionable tweet after the Zimmerman verdict was announced and Roddy White got in on the action:
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The off-season is still upon us and we've been quite here at Grits Blitz as we gear up for training camp and the pre-season. Some of us have been getting married (I will let you guess who), some have been working (actually that's a lot of us), some of us will be going on vacation (that's me) and others just spend a ton of time on twitter (that's Zach and Eric). Anyway...