Found July 28, 2013 on Georgia Sports Craze:
Let's set the record straight. Shawne Merriman is the one campaigning for the Atlanta Falcons to give him a close look, the team has expressed no real interest in him to this point. That said, this one just needs to float away on the raft of nonsense to end up on the island of misfit tweets. The Falcons have done a superb job of drafting and picking up free agents that are high character, low

Shawne Merriman To Falcons: Sign Me, I Promise Double Digit Sacks

Shawne Merriman is either bored, broke, or just in all out Troll mode. Merriman has been retired since March, but obviously is monitoring what’s going on at the linebacker spot in Atlanta, and took to Twitter to let the Falcons know that he could make some things happen if they let Osi Umenyiora focus on being a pass rusher, and sign him.   I doubt the Falcons would sign Merriman...

Don't expect the Falcons to give Shawne Merriman a call

You know that a franchise is in a good place when players start lobbying to join the team. Shawne Merriman a once-promising pass rusher who announced his retirement in March took to Twitter on Sunday to make a plea for the Falcons to sign him. He promised double-digit sacks or he’ll donate half of his salary (veteran minimum) to charity. Merriman 6-4 272 believes he can combine...

PV Report: Atlanta Falcons offense soars at training camp

On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons held their first padded practice of their 2013-14 season at their suburban Atlanta practice facility. Players View was there and this is where they are at as they approach their first preseason game on August 8. Pros: What Michael Turner used to give the Falcons in power, he handcuffed them with in his lack of flexibility. The Falcons have installed...

Shawne Merriman makes a plea for the Falcons to sign him

Even though former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman has retired he’s clearly still itching to get back on the field and made a plea for the Falcons to sign him. Let @OsiUmenyiora rush and ill clean up on ale 7 @Atlanta_Falcons — Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) July 28, 2013 Merriman was  great player when he was in his prime, but he’s finished.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading...

What Matt Ryan’s contract extension means for the Atlanta Falcons

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America Atlanta Falcons fans can now rest easy as the organization and franchise quarterback Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $103.75 million before training camp began Thursday. This extension includes $59 million guaranteed as well as $63 million for the first three years of the contract making Matt Ryan the second highest...

Shawne Merriman begs Falcons for job on Twitter

Shawne Merriman wants back in the NFL. The former Bills linebacker, who announced his retirement in March, took to Twitter on Sunday night, begging the Falcons to bring him aboard. Merriman has the specifics drawn up, too. Sounds good on paper. But if doesn't work?

Gonzalez leaves Falcons camp with no return set; more notes

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After participating in the first two days of practice, Tony Gonzalez departed training camp. The Falcons had said they would grant Gonzalez, who almost retired in the offseason, time in training camp to spend with his family in California, as his son Nikko, 12, is playing football for the first time. Smith did not say when Gonzalez would return. He said the...

Will Steven Jackson Improve Atlanta’s Ground Game?

Steven Jackson Twitter Page (@sj39) The Atlanta Falcons did something in 2012 they hadn’t been able to do in previous seasons since drafting Matt Ryan, win a playoff game. However, the following week brought an all too common feeling for the franchise with another playoff loss. For the Falcons, it looked like last season would be the one to finally get over the hump and win a...

Umenyiora loving life in Atlanta

Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta, and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly. Umenyiora says it's a blessing that he spent 10 years with New York, helped the Giants win two Super Bowls. But after signing a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Falcons in late March, Umenyiora began a new phase of his career without having to depart for training camp...

Peter Konz steps into big role as Falcons' center

Peter Konz had his proverbial baptism by fire as a rookie when he started 12 games at right guard for the Atlanta Falcons. Now that he's the starting center following the retirement of Todd McClure, Konz should be grateful for the experience when Atlanta opens the regular season Sept. 8 at New Orleans. There's still much to learn, particularly in making the right calls...

Tony Gonzalez will miss an extended period of time during the Falcons training camp. He will be ready,don’t worry.

Tony Gonzalez won’t be in camp but that doesn’t mean the big man won’t be ready once the 2013 season gets under way. Gonzalez is better than most and missing time in camp isn’t going to hurt the Falcons at all. Gonzalez knows what his job is and he knows how to get it done in game time situations. Most players wish they could perform on the field the way Gonzalez does. He...

Falcons' White knows 1,000 yards is new standard

Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed. White, a first-round pick in 2005, launched his NFL career when Atlanta had never managed back-to-back winning seasons. Only one Atlanta receiver, Andre Rison, had posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons. It's a new era in Atlanta. The Falcons are working to extend a streak of five straight...

Did the Falcons’ 2011 Draft Set the Team Back?

We have all heard this question asked before. Did The Falcons give up too much in 2011 when they traded away 3 picks to grab Julio Jones in 2011. Well, lets take a closer look at what has happened since then, and you can decide for yourself. To get into the spirit of this debate, [...]The post Did the Falcons’ 2011 Draft Set the Team Back? by Chris Pennell appeared first on WCSN...

Top 15 Fantasy Running Backs Monographs! Steven Jackson

   Top 15 Fantasy Running Back Monographs! Monograph – A highly detailed and thoroughly documented study or paper written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry. 9. Falcons – Steven Jackson, ATL (6) has been and will continue to be the work-horse we all have grown to love. He has been one of the most consistent producer over the past 10 seasons. Jackson has...

Falcons look to take next step behind Jackson's unique skills

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.-- To the naked eye, the first thing that stands out about Steven Jackson is his size. At a muscled 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, the Falcons new running back possesses the size to play almost any position on the field except for offensive line and defensive tackle.His build stood out for recruiters, too, when Jackson was coming out of high school in Las Vegas. Asked if...
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