Found August 02, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs: NFC South beat writer Pat Yasinkas said he thinks the Atlanta Falcons have big plans for second-year pro Jacquizz Rodgers at running back.Fantasy Spin:Falcons coach Mike Smith said Rodgers has the skill set to play on all three downs. He also praised Rodgers' pass protecting ability. While it remains to be seen what value Rodgers will have in fantasy leagues, it is looking more and more like Michael Turner will have his touches slashed significantly.

Jacquizz Rodgers Every Down Back?

  I’m bigger than Warrick Dunn Juan… Jacquizz Rodgers is coming into his second season in the NFL and the Falcons could have big plans for the not so little RB. ESPN’s Pat Yaskinsas is almost certain the Falcons have big plans for Rodgers. “Jacquizz is not little,” Smith said. “He’s short, but he’s thick.” The coach went on to rave about Rodgers’ pass-protection...

White, Jones expect big results for Falcons

Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem. That's not to say White and Jones are promising that success will come easily. The Atlanta Falcons' offense is still a work in progress. Entering his eighth season, White has reached several personal goals such as becoming the eighth NFL receiver to catch at least 80 passes for 1,000...

5 Fantasy Football Draft Tips

Here’s five tips to help you with your fantasy football draft. You likely won’t pick up on these until after a couple years of fantasy football, or you can read this and start winning. Drum roll please… Cheat Sheet: If you don’t have accurate projected points within your cheat sheet you’ll likely have a horrible draft. Your cheat sheet needs to include projected points...

Bump and Run Coverage: Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan entered the league with a very similar scouting report as Peyton Manning: scouts praised his football IQ and accuracy, touted him as a pro-readyquarterback, but questioned his arm strength. Both quarterbacks started from day one and are at their best when in the no-huddle offense. Much like Manning early in his career, Ryan has been branded as a quarterback who is a regular...

Falcons look to depend more on wide receivers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. It's a rare receiver who catches 100 balls and then returns the next season feeling as if he has something significant to improve upon. But on Thursday Falcons wide receiver Roddy White himself referenced his biggest shortcoming in 2011. "I led the league in drops last year, so I got to fix that problem," said White, the franchise's all-time...

The New and Improved Atlanta Falcons, Now With Less Vanilla

Albert Breer of the NFL Network has changed from being generally insufferable to being awesome because he visited Falcons camp.  Breer believes the new coordinators, Mike Nolan and Dirk Koetter, reflect the belief that Atlanta needs more of a "gun slinger mentality." Certainly there was need for change after Atlanta schemed to lose in the playoffs the last few years. ...

Falcons 'Friday Night Lights' Round Up

On Friday night, the Falcons had their annual scrimmage where they took to a local high school to play some free football for their fans. Here are some quick notes and thoughts from around the web.... From Daniel Cox's Live Blog: 8:31  p.m.- We just had one of the first real exciting moments of the practice. Ryan dropped back to pass during the blitz drill and his...

Atlanta Falcons 2012 Training Camp Notes From Coach Mike Smith

Wide receiver Julio Jones recorded five receptions for 71 yards in his pro debut, including a team long 32-year reception against the Chicago Bears.  He finished his rookie campaign with 54 catches for 959 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing three games with an injury. Jones posted the best season by a rookie in franchise history, notching more yards and touchdowns than any...

Starters rest in Falcons' first live scrimmage

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith held his starters out of the team's first live tackling scrimmage in hopes of avoiding injuries on Friday night. The entire squad worked out in front of 6,000 fans at Peachtree Ridge High School, but when Smith whistled for the hitting and full-speed blocking to begin, the starters went to the sideline. Smith gave all the players Saturday off...
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