Found April 21, 2013 on Zone Blitz:
The Atlanta Falcons had been criticized heading into 2012 for going out with a whimper two seasons in a row to the tune of blowout losses in the playoffs. The Falcons answered those doubters last season, winning one game before bowing out in a tightly contested NFC Championship game. So where do the Falcons go from there? Matt Ryan’s continued development is key as is finding some complementary pieces on the defense. If that happens, either through the draft or free agency, this could be another interesting year for football fans in Atlanta, says Kevin, founder and editor of Grits Blitz. Zoneblitz: The 2012 Falcons lost a close one in the NFC Championship game, but did get further than they had the previous couple seasons. How do you assess 2012 overall? Kevin: The Falcons took the next step in winning their first post-season game under Mike Smith and Matt Ryan’s regime and also broke in two new coordinators in 2012. Coming within yards of playing for a Super Bowl is gut-wrenching b...

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Falcons Q&A with is going team by team reviewing 2012 and getting a sneak peak into 2013 by doing Q&A's with different team blogs around the internet. We had the opportunity to answer some Falcons questions for them.  Here is one of the questions from the Q&A:   Zoneblitz: What do you think of the release of Michael Turner and the signing of Steven...

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