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New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Prediction: 1st in division (13-3 overall)
Strengths: Offensively, they have so many weapons. Two top ten receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. Addition of Steven Jackson will be huge. Matt Ryan is a top 10 QB. Defense is pretty solid as well.
Causes for concern: Not too many causes for concern in Atlanta. Only concerns would result from injury.. Not a lot of depth in the offensive line or linebacking core.
X-Factor: Matt Ryan. Hardly a X-factor because it has become clear that this guy can play. And that’s all he needs to do for this team to be successful. He has weapons around him, a defense that can keep them in every game, and a coach that knows how to win. If Matt Ryan plays the way he has played in recent years, the Falcons are a lock for the playoffs.
New Orleans Saints
Prediction: 2nd in division (9-7 overall)
Strengths: Offensive firepower. One of the best pocket passers in the league, maybe of all time, and he has great targets to throw to. Secondary is...
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Matt Ryan knows that being a quarterback comes with certain responsibilities.
He's expected to be the leader of the Atlanta Falcons, yet he must constantly prove to those around him that he's worthy of the role.
''It takes a different kind of guy to lead a group of men, to get those guys to play for him,'' said receiver Julio Jones, a teammate of Ryan'...
I’m not saying that Roddy White shouldn’t stand up for himself if people come at him on Twitter, but he needs to use just a bit of common sense, but it seems that he lacks it. This past Monday, being Labor Day, White sent out what was a pretty innocuous tweet: It's Labor Day we working — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) September 2, 2013 A follower decided to take a silly shot...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said the Falcons were proceeding "full speed ahead" with Lamar Holmes as their starting right tackle for Sundays season opener.
But a simultaneous process to get newly signed Jeremy Trueblood up to speed is apparently afoot.
Whether Trueblood was brought in to serve as a veteran backup for the right and...
The Atlanta Falcons are set to kick off their season on Sunday, as the trip makes the trek to New Orleans to face off with the rival Saints in the Super Dome.
The Falcons look poised for a special season in 2013, as the offense looks ready to bring memories of St. Louis’s “Greatest Show on Turf” with big plays from former Ram Steven Jackson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White...
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is in midseason form when it comes to his Twitter interactions.
White was on Twitter Monday and made a comment about it being Labor Day, and the Falcons were of course working.
Someone took offense to White making it seem as if an athlete who makes millions of dollar really puts in a day of work. The young female let White know what he does...
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White sustained an ankle injury in the second exhibition game against Baltimore on August 15, returned to practice on Wednesday.
White has started 128 straight games and has not missed a start in his NFL career. He's been out ever since but hasn't suffered any setbacks. As a veteran who knows the system...
Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Roddy White has Manziel's disease when it comes to Twitter. No matter how many times Roddy gets called on the carpet (or into Arthur Blank's office) for his questionable or inflammatory tweets, he still manages to jump right back onto the information twitter-highway and make himself look...well...Roddy.
Roddy has tweeted himself into hot...
Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Saints. He's battling a thigh injury. SOURCE: Falcons on TwitterFantasy Spin:Samuel was a limited participant at practice on Friday. He'll have his hands full if he plays on Sunday. New Orleans has led the league in passing offense each of the last two seasons.
Roddy White may just want to leave Twitter all together, as it seems he can’t keep things positive. Roddy had been good for a few years on Twitter since his incident with a few of the Saints players, but he was back at it again calling someone a ‘peasant’ via Twitter. I understand Roddy has about 300,000 Twitter trolls just trying to get a rise out of him, but he needs to...
The Saints open the season at home, thankfully, and will host the bitter rival Atlanta Falcons. It's been Falcons hate month(s), not Falcons hate week, but as the game nears we're definitely zeroing in our strong distate for the visitors. The Falcons had a quiet preseason that didn't showcase much in terms of their talent, much like the Saints to a degree. Here's...
It's a bit of a tradition by now that twice a year I connect with Grits Blitz, an Atlanta Falcon blog, to talk about the game and get some pot shots in in the process. Always a good time and they are good enough sports to indulge me despite rooting for such filthy trash. Of course it's always in good fun, if you suspend my deep seated hatred for the Falcons. But seriously...
Greetings! Ya’ll wanna see my face? Well, now’s your chance as for the second year in a row I’ve been handpicked by Andrew Siciliano to participate in DirecTV’s promotional fantasy football extravaganza. Receiving the opportunity to ask MJD and Roddy White questions pertaining to fantasy was like a dream come true for me, not so much unlike my other dream that came true...
Say what you want about the rest of the country, but there is no better way to start off the NFL season in the deep south than by pitting the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints against each other in Week One.
This is a rivalry that just seems to get more bitter with age. The teams don't like each other, the coaches don't particularly care for each other, and the fans...