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The Falcons gave up a lot to get WR Julio Jones last April, but he was very solid when healthy. The Falcons also got their starting punter in the 6th round (Matt Bosher). Here is a look at how they did pick by pick last April:
The Falcons traded a lot of picks to the Cleveland Browns for the right to move up and select 22-year old WR Julio Jones. Jones played in 13 games for the Falcons last year and he caught 54 passes for 959 yards (17.8 avg) with 8 TD grabs. He also carried the ball 6 times for 56 yards (9.3 ypc) last year. Jones was the game breaking WR the Falcons really coveted as they made teams pay for trying to stop WR Roddy White and TE Tony Gonzalez on the shorter stuff.
In the 3rd round the Falcons picked 24-year old LB Akeem Dent. Dent played in all 16 games for the Falcons and he had 20 tackles and he forced 2 fumbles. Dent was pretty much a backup and special teams player for the Falcons in 2011. They hope he will help out more down the road.
In the 5th round ...
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Making back to back playoff berths is nothing to be scoffed at. It is diffidult to win any game in the NFL. This is what the Falcons have accomplished.
Unfortunately, that is all they have accomplished.
It was such a season of high hopes. So many things were supposed to happen, be done differently, and make a Super Bowl run. Many changes did happen. They happened for the worse.
Im sure all of you are aware that yesterday former Falcons DC Brian Van Gorder vacated his post in Atlanta to take the Defensive Coordinator position at Auburn University.
Given that, it really opens up the Falcons to many potential avenues that they can pursue on the defensive side of the ball. The top 4-3 coordinator Steve Spagnuolo looks like he is heading to Philly, there are...
Who should the Falcons blame for their 24-2 loss to the Giants? CineSport’s Noah Coslov sits with D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC to ask this and find out what other changes will take place as offensive coordinator interviews in Jacksonville today.
Here’s my working list of candidates to replace defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.
1. Mike Nolan
2. Steve Spagnuolo
The march towards the Super Bowl continues on Sunday with the final two games of wildcard weekend on tap with the Atlanta Falcons taking on the New York Giants in the first contest of the afternoon. This is a matchup between two of the most perplexing teams of the 2011 regular season. At various times this season, each team appeared as if they were on the verge of turning...
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, right, shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin before their NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Here’s what Falcons coach Mike Smith had to say after the game.
Obvioulsy the game wasn’t the way we wanted to go today. We didn’t make enough plays...
Dunta Robinson doesn’t see any reason why the Giants should be considered certain roadkill against the mighty Packers on Sunday.
The Falcons’ veteran cornerback wouldn’t go so far as to predict a Big Blue upset in the NFC divisional playoff matchup, but Robinson thinks the defending Super Bowl...
Being embarrassed in the playoffs is becoming a habit for the Atlanta Falcons. It's one that has them wondering what they can do to break it.