Found July 23, 2012 on
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John Parker Wilson
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Georgia, Ooh Georgia. This has become the official team song of the Atlanta Falcons. For the last five years the Falcons have been on our minds, well during the regular season that is. Four of the last five years they have impressed us during the regular season and made the playoffs, then in the playoffs they have fell flat on their faces. I have never seen a team that has had so much talent that couldn’t win a single playoff game. Guess what, this year isn’t looking any better. (10-6 = yes, winning it all = no)
The Falcons moved quickly to land offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter has decided to run a variation of vertical power offense and tweak, not completely alter, the playbook. Koetter has also indicated the Matt Ryan-led, no-huddle attack will still be a big part of their offense.
What else can you say about Matty Ice? Top ten QB, threw for a franchise record 4, 177 yar...
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Lofa Tatupu is a 3-time Pro-Bowler, making it in 2005, 2006, and 2007. However, his career was derailed by injuries to the point where he was completely out of football last year. Still only heading into his age 30 season, the Falcons took a chance on him this offseason as a two down run stuffer, to compliment 2011 3rd round pick Akeem Dent.
However, it appears those plans have been...
A couple of days ago we learned that Lofa Tatupu had suffered a pectoral injury. Now we find out that he will be out for the season. Obviously, this is bad news as fans were looking forward to seeing what Tatupu had left in the tank and if he could seize the middle linebacker job that was left vacant when Curtis Lofton decided to study witchcraft and bounty hunting instead of playing...
The Falcons have made the playoffs in each of the last 2 seasons, but have not won a single playoff game. Matt Ryan, in fact, has not won a playoff game in his career, despite making the playoffs in 3 out of his 4 seasons in the NFL. For what it’s worth, I think too much is being made of Ryan’s inability to win a playoff game. Peyton Manning started 0-3 in his career...
Atlanta Falcons’ Lofa Tatupu is out for the 2012 NFL season after tearing his pectoral muscle last week (Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)
The worst case scenario for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu has come to fruition.
Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the torn pectoral muscle Lofa Tatupu suffered last week will sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season...
The Atlanta Falcons' defense took a significant blow on Tuesday when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season witha torn pectoral muscle. "As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury...
The Falcons will have arguably the most amount of competition for roles on special teams in seemingly a long while this summer. The team is two-deep at all three specialist spots, and both return spots are completely open to competition.
It is likely that the incumbents at all three specialist spots will retain their jobs with Matt Bryant at kicker, Matt Bosher at punter, and...
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to address their need for depth.
The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder played in all but one game of the Falcons, starting five games before being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury that needed surgery to repair hte damage.
Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle. The injury was sustained while working out last week.
This could be the end of Tatupu’s career. He decided not to play in 2011 and rest his body after being cut by the Seahawks.
Linebacker Mike Peterson re-signed with the Falcons. The 36-year-old had 27 tackles in 15 games last season, and has 1,611 career tackles in 13 NFL seasons. Atlanta moved to bring Peterson back after Lofa Tatupu suffered a recent pectoral injury.
Tatupu Injury Could Alter Falcons Plans
There is some pretty significant news coming out of Atlanta on Saturday. Falcons coach Mike Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu recently suffered a pectoral injury and, at very least, will miss the start of training camp.
Dent might have a leg up on the starting MLB spot
Falcons Waive LB Matt...