Found April 22, 2012 on
Breathe easy, football fans. You will not be forced to watch the Atlanta Falcons take part in this season's edition of HBO's Hard Knocks series. The Falcons have decided to decline the invitation to partake in this year's version of the show, according to Atlanta reportedly wants its focus to be solely on the football field this season, which is understable considering the Falcons got bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the Super Bowl champion Giants last season. But as welcomed as the denial might be for enthusiastic Falcons fans who care more about their team's...

Falcons turn down 'Hard Knocks'

The Falcons were rumored to be one of the potential teams to star in this year's HBO "Hard Knocks" series, but the team has reportedly turned the show down once again.

10 reasons why the Falcons turned down 'Hard Knocks'

10) Afraid that the network would find out about the QB's shameful secret criminal activities9) Roddy White and a live mic isn't exactly a recipe for team harmony 8) Just not able to match Rex Ryan's standard for HBO-ready dialogue7) Worried that if they appear on the show, people would start noticing how they never actually win any playoff games6) Don't want the...

Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook: Defensive Tackle

Their happens to be quite a pool of talent in this year class defensive tackle class with 3 to 4 being projected in the first round. The Talent continues on into the second and third rounds as well. Let's take a look at some of those second-third Round DTs that the Falcons might be targeting. A potential Falcons draft pick? Let's start off with Brandon Thompson, the...

Atlanta Falcons Turn Down HBO’s Hard Knocks

Mike Smith & the Atlanta Falcons reject HBO's Hard Knocks for their organization. It was revealed today that the Atlanta Falcons declined the opportunity to appear on the hit HBO show ‘Hard Knocks.’ A source revealed that the Falcons team talked a lot about the oportunity, but in the end Thomas Dimitroff, Arthur Blanks & coach Mike Smith didn’t feel it would be...

Atlanta Falcons turn down HBO and Hard Knocks

A couple weeks ago we told you HBO had finally come to a decision about the team they wanted to appear on the successful Hard Knocks series.  That choice was the Atlanta Falcons, who in spite of 3 playoff apperaances in 4 years, were a less than inspiring selection to the wide majority of those of you who responded to the news via Twitter and Facebook.  At that point, it seemed...

Falcons won't be picking until after 54 players are gone

The Falcons made a mega deal - a 5-for-1 trade with Cleveland - to move up 21 spots to select wide receiver Julio Jones last April. Because they don't have picks in the first and fourth rounds of the 2012 draft, they must be prudent in order to fulfill some of their needs. Their first pick will be the 55th pick overall in the second round and they will look to add either a...

Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook: Linebacker

Despite not having a very interesting off-season, the Atlanta Falcons have had some change at linebacker. The man that clogged up the middle under Brian Van Gorder, Curtis Lofton, was allowed to walk without much interest in keeping him from the Falcons. To replace him, the Falcons will go with second year player Akeem Dent or free agent signee Lofa Tatupu. The rest of the Falcons...

Report: Falcons decline to be on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

The Atlanta Falcons will not be featured in the next installment of HBO's "Hard Knocks," reported, citing a league source. The Falcons wished to focus their efforts strictly to matters on the field for the upcoming season, according to the source. HBO doesn't traditionally reveal the starring team until May. The New York Jets were thought to be the likely...
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