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The Falcons rushing game took a step back in 2012. Some of that was because the Falcons were more dedicated to the passing game under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Falcons ran the ball 75 less times (or around 4.6 times less per game). The Falcons also decreased in yards per carry from 4.0 to 3.7.
Michael Turner took the biggest step back as he went from averaging 4.5 ypc in 2011 to just 3.6 in 2012. He clearly took a step back in 2012. Jacquizz Rodgers nearly doubled his production and also increased his ypc by 0.3. Jacquizz also took a significant step forward in the pass game as he caught 53 passes (vs 21 in 2011). Third stringer Jason Snelling didn't factor in much in the running game but he did have 31 receptions on 35 targets. Fullback was an area of opportunity after Ovie Mughelli got cut and then Bradie Ewing's season ended before it started.
This season, Jacquizz and Snelling are back and Ewing should be healthy. In addition to that, the...
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From a Prison cell to running first team defense for the Falcons, Brian Banks is BACK
Brian Banks is 27 years old. It’s not a normal age for an NFL rookie, but normal really isn’t in the equation when talking about Banks’ life and football career.
A former high school star who essentially lost 10 years of his life over a crime he didn’t commit, Banks is getting his shot...
After taking a look at where we stand right now at WR/TE and on the offensive line, it's time to take a look at the field general. In 2012, Matt Ryan was the only QB to throw a pass last year for the Falcons and he was very prolific throwing 615 times and completing 68.6% (a career high) of those for a career high 32 TDs.
Last year, the Falcons QB squad consisted...
Former Atlanta Falcons tight end, Michael Palmer, has signed with the New York Giants. Palmer, known as a blocking TE, played for the Falcons for the past three seasons. Appearing in 43 games and catching 21 passes. Even if he carries little value in the passing game, the Giants love to run and having another offensive lineman on the end could an important position on this team....
If the Atlanta Falcons were considering giving veteran kicker Matt Bryant some competition, they just did so in grand fashion. While undrafted free agent Casey Barth was waived earlier this week, the Falcons added an even more formidable prospect in former Alabama place kicker Jeremy Shelley.
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It was recently reported that the Tennessee Titans could
strike a deal with free agent defensive lineman John Abraham by the end of the
week. Considering the week is coming to a close, there’ve been questions as to
what’s held up the agreement. According to Pro Football Talk, Abraham’s demands
for extended playing time appear to be holding of the completion of a contract.