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The Falcons are hoping the timing of the Nolan and Koetter hires pay off
We've all heard the great argument in the NFL, and other sports..."It's all about winning". Balderdash! Colin Cowherd of ESPN argued that it's nowhere near all about winning when it comes to your players, and who is on your team. His contention is that "it's all about discernment and patience when it comes to talent." I would agree with that statement, but beyond being able to evaluate talent, and knowing how to handle it, I'd say it's even more about timing.
Timing, to me, is the most underestimated factor in all of sports, particularly in a sport like football where it's more of a team sport than any other. Chemistry in a football locker room can make or break a season more than individual achievements and records can. And, great players who are not "team players" rarely make a true impact on a team enough to carry them to a cham...
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Up until last week's car crash, most people had forgotten about how Bobby Petrino left the Atlanta Falcons unceremoniously following just 13 games with the team back in 2007. The recent revelations that Petrino was having an illicit affair with a 25-year-old assistant caused every Falcons fan (like myself) to have the same reaction... "I'm not suprised, Petrino is...
Roddy White sent an insincere apology note on Twitter Thursday after causing a stir with some anti-gay tweets earlier in the day. The Falcons receiver was responding to a fan’s question over Twitter when he made his anti-gay remark.
White was asked “You would rather lead the league in stats than win a Super Bowl?” and responded “Would u rather be gay or straight come on u...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White apologized for making an anti-gay comment on Twitter.
White was asked whether he would rather lead the NFL in receiving statistics or win the Super Bowl, White responded with a question.
"Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer?" he posted.
After receiving some negative feedback, White quickly apologized...
A fan on Twitter asked Atlanta Falcons WR, Roddy White, a simple question and White’s not so simple response led to a bit of controversy.
A fan asked whether White would rather lead the league in statistical categories or win the Super Bowl and this led White to respond in an insensitive and head scratching manner.
Following a quick backlash from fans and media, Roddy gave...
Earlier today, AJC beat writer D Orlando Ledbetter told us that the Falcons have emerged as the leader to be featured on the HBO series "Hard Knocks". He later updated that to say that the Falcons have an offer and are considering doing the show. Matt has already touched a bit on this on the blog but I thought I would add a little to the conversation. I've never seen...
I have confidence that NFL Films can make the “Hard Knocks” series watchable with any of 32 NFL teams, but picking the Falcons, a team that regularly makes the playoffs, loses their first game and still manages to be completely non-descript and boring, isn’t doing themselves any favors. It’s okay, though, Peter King said he knows his fave Belichick disciple GM, Tom Dimitroff...
The Falcons may be headed for a television channel too expensive for your average blogger, potentially showing up on HBO's Hard Knocks. If you have not seen the show, you should remedy that situation immediately. Not only is it very well done, but it has given the world sweet gems like this:
More after the jump, where we may or may not get a goddamn snack.
Give me a mulligan on that one T...
Twitter allows fans more access than ever to their favorite players — It also gives athletes the opportunity to put their foot in their mouths whenever they tweet something out. Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White did just that, and in the process offended thousands of people — The tweet apology has become the norm these days. -TO
So if you follow Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams), the lovable Digital Content Manager for the Atlanta Falcons, you would have seen this tweet earlier today.
Nope. I only work on projects that can happen. RT @Syngenetic: @FalconsJAdams are you still working on getting Matt Ryan a twitter account?
— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) April 11, 2012
Well, it appears Matt Ryan was...
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to be featured in the next installment of HBO's "Hard Knocks," ESPN reported.
HBO doesn't traditionally reveal the starring team until May.
The New York Jets were thought to be the likely candidate for this year's show, especially with popular quarterback Tim Tebow joining the cast.
According to FoxSports.com, coach Rex Ryan...
Everyone wanted to see the New York Jets featured once again this year on Hard Knocks. Apparently, HBO has different plans. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that HBO has offered the Atlanta Falcons the starring role for the wildly popular series which follows an NFL team throughout its training camp. That doesn't mean that the Falcons will accept, but it does give a pretty substantial...
A couple of our writers (Matt and Zach) teamed up with Alex from the Falcoholic website to take part in the recent Mock Three draft. If you don't know what the "Mock One" is it's a website that uses mock drafters for each team and they move through the draft making choices as if they were the GMs. Here is what our guys came up with as well as their comments about...
It has been an intriguing last few days for the Atlanta Falcons, as everyone might have heard by now Atlanta has been offered to be the team followed on HBO’s Hard Knocks. After much consideration, I have finally come around to liking this idea...
This will put a spotlight on a team that nobody (even the fan base) knows much about. Sure, we know the players but the Atlanta...