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The Atlanta Falcons were one game away from Super Bowl XLVII and very well will be contenders for Super Bowl XLVIII. With Matt Ryan now locked into a brand new contract, Tony Gonzalez returning for one more season and some minor defensive improvements it seems everything is working in their favor. That is until you look back into the past of a certain team that was just as talented, or even more talented than the Falcons and realize history is repeating itself all over again... Read more

Julio Jones turning heads at training camp

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones is showing definite improvement in training camp this year and is impressing quite a few coaches, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Jones' improved route running has quarterback Matt Ryan excited about 2013. "Man, he just continues to get better," Ryan said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He's coming into...

Scores Report Sits Down With Falcons Tight End Tony Gonzalez

I remember when Tony Gonzalez had a down year in 2010, his second year with the Atlanta Falcons. A “down” year for Tony G consisted of 70 receptions for 656 yards and 6 TUDS. The whispers began to circulate about his days as a premier tight end being over and speculation was rampant that his career was nearing it’s end. In the ensuing two years, Gonzalez accumulated 173 recs...

Hard work paying off for Jones, Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- For Julio Jones, who is making life miserable for the team's young defensive backs, life couldn't be better.After making his first Pro Bowl appearance in his second season in 2012, the wide receiver picked up his first national endorsement deal in the offseason. He appears in a commercial with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. He also made a...

Falcons' White knows 1,000 yards is new standard

Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed. White, a first-round pick in 2005, launched his NFL career when Atlanta had never managed back-to-back winning seasons. Only one Atlanta receiver, Andre Rison, had posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons. It's a new era in Atlanta. The Falcons are working to extend a streak of five straight...

Shawne Merriman To Falcons: Sign Me, I Promise Double Digit Sacks

Shawne Merriman is either bored, broke, or just in all out Troll mode. Merriman has been retired since March, but obviously is monitoring what’s going on at the linebacker spot in Atlanta, and took to Twitter to let the Falcons know that he could make some things happen if they let Osi Umenyiora focus on being a pass rusher, and sign him.   I doubt the Falcons would sign Merriman...

Did the Falcons’ 2011 Draft Set the Team Back?

We have all heard this question asked before. Did The Falcons give up too much in 2011 when they traded away 3 picks to grab Julio Jones in 2011. Well, lets take a closer look at what has happened since then, and you can decide for yourself. To get into the spirit of this debate, [...]The post Did the Falcons’ 2011 Draft Set the Team Back? by Chris Pennell appeared first on WCSN...

Don't expect the Falcons to give Shawne Merriman a call

You know that a franchise is in a good place when players start lobbying to join the team. Shawne Merriman a once-promising pass rusher who announced his retirement in March took to Twitter on Sunday to make a plea for the Falcons to sign him. He promised double-digit sacks or he’ll donate half of his salary (veteran minimum) to charity. Merriman 6-4 272 believes he can combine...

Falcons look to take next step behind Jackson's unique skills

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.-- To the naked eye, the first thing that stands out about Steven Jackson is his size. At a muscled 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, the Falcons new running back possesses the size to play almost any position on the field except for offensive line and defensive tackle.His build stood out for recruiters, too, when Jackson was coming out of high school in Las Vegas. Asked if...

Falcons New Stadium Site Down To One Idea

((HT: WSB-TV/AJC, Tucker)) Tim Tucker has been on top of this whole "the Atlanta Falcons need a new stadium thing..." and it has reached another stage... The idea of the Atlanta Falcons new stadium (known here at HQ as the "Blank Tank" until further notice) is down to one site- until further notice... The team had two sights under the looking glass- one...

Roddy White Grudgingly Poses With Saints Fan

As we learned this off-season with the “Colin Kaepernick wore a Dolphins hat” story, there’s a certain type of fan who hates to know that players aren’t blindly loyal to the organization that happens to employ them at the moment. At the same time, it is nice to see a player share the animosity that the fans hold toward a rival team, even if it may be somewhat unfair to demand...

South site for Falcons stadium deemed ‘not feasible’

The Atlanta Falcons informed the Georgia World Congress Center Authority in a letter today that the preferred south site for the new stadium is not feasible at this time because the needed property hasn’t been acquired and said the focus should now turn to the alternative site north of the Georgia Dome a person familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution....

Everyone Should Leave Johnny Manziel Alone

Inside this edition of “Football Nation Today,” Alex looks at some of the biggest stories across the NFL landscape:1st Down: ercy Harvin, Dennis Pitta and Jeremy Maclin have all suffered potentially season ending injuries at training camp over the past week.  Alex discusses which of the three injuries is the biggest bummer, and which of the three injuries will have the biggest...

Photo: Falcons fans are saving the planet, one Drew Brees interception at a time

The Atlanta Falcons are using stats and rivalry to promote green living. Wonder how Drew Brees feels about recycling right about now?

NFL Win Total Over/Under Picks 2013

There’s nothing  better than a warm late July, early August day when NFL football starts back up. Over the past couple weekends I have started to feel that legitimate excitement. We can start talking less about murders and DUIs and more about pre-season and fantasy football. Until September when the regular season kicks off, that’s the best thing we’ve got going. With the...
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