Found June 21, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Atlanta Falcons, FLAT: When you're at the top of your division, there's no where to go but down. Luckily for the Falcons, they're holding steady as the class of the NFC South. The Saints will pose a more difficult challenge than they did last season without Sean Payton, but the Falcons are the more complete team. There's no reason the Falcons won't win the NFC South again in 2013. New Orleans Saints, RISING: We've been over this many times here at TGS, but I still can't state plainly how important it will be for the Saints to be getting back their head coach. With no instability and multiple interim coaches, the Saints should be in contention for a wild card spot in the playoffs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, SLIGHTLY RISING: Darrelle Revis may be the Buccaneers best player, but one defensive back isn't enough to make the Bucs a playoff worthy team. They'll likely be playing meaningful football late in the season, but unless they can pull out some...

Steven Jackson ok with new role in Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is comfortable with no longer being the lead back of the St. Louis Rams. He's a new chapter in his career in Atlanta, and he feels fewer carriers will result in quality over quantity. He expects his new team to have a lot of fourth quarter leads, which is where he'll excel in clock killing game. “This offense has so many weapons...

Falcons Conclude Offseason Workouts

Thursday marked the end of the season for the Falcons. No, not the 2013 regular season, but the non-game playing season of the year ended with the final day of minicamp. And Falcons coach Mike Smith could not have been more pleased with the way his team worked throughout the last nine weeks. “They have been very focused,” Smith said. “I thought we had a good practice on [Tuesday...

Trufant, Alford get hard lessons in mini-camp

Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL. That's just fine with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, who's been watching the rookies try to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones during a mandatory three-day mini-camp. Smith says Trufant and Alford are getting valuable experience against two of the league's...

Rookie corners introduced to NFL by Falcons stars

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On the final day of Atlanta Falcons minicamp on Thursday during team drills, quarterback Matt Ryan stepped back and looked deep to his left. Much to the delight of the fans present, he connected on a dramatic play to wide receiver Julio Jones on what would have been a quick-strike touchdown in a regular season game. The victim in that scenario was Desmond Trufant...

Falcons have contacted Desmond Bishop

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the Atlanta Falcons have shown some interest in him. Bishop has already visited with the Vikings and Chiefs and has received interest from the Giants and Jaguars.  He even said there’s...

Why Pursuing Richard Seymour Makes Perfect Sense for the Atlanta Falcons

In NFL football, lineman depth on either side of the ball is something you can never have too much of. And for the last few seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have been surprisingly successful despite their lack of depth on the line—especially on defense. With some new faces in camp, the Falcons hope to solidify the rotation on that D-Line, but there is still room for more help. Reports have
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