Found October 28, 2013 on Pro Football Spot:
Who do you criticize first? Who do you not blame for the Falcons’ worst performance, since arguably the loss against the Giants in the infamous wild card game? It has been that long since the Falcons have taken such a one-sided beating. You could bring up the loss to Carolina last December, but they had the division already clinched and made it competitive in the fourth quarter.Despite recovering the onside kick late in the fourth quarter, Atlanta was pretty much finished. This was another game, where the Falcons were soundly outplayed on both sides of the ball. The big difference was that they didn’t have Ryan to bail them out. Arizona’s defense was too much for Atlanta’s anemic offense to handle and swarmed Ryan into making uncharacteristic mistakes.This was a game where Atlanta essentially had to win to stay relevant. This was one of the easier games left on the schedule. Arizona’s offense has played terrible for almost the entire season and the defense has shown some leaks in th...

Falcons must trade Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez has made it pretty clear that he does not want to be traded.  Gonzalez is the ultimate professional and competitor. He’s not going to give up on this season. Tony would willing and graciously allow himself to go down with the sinking ship that is the Atlanta Falcons season. While nobody is suggesting that the Falcons season is over, but the fat lady is behind the...

NFL trade rumors: Gonzalez guilt

ATLANTA, GA- As the trade deadline looms over the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons (2-5) dropping another loss onto the city a burning question has been uncovered; do the Falcons trade Tony Gonzalez? With the season practically, and almost mathematically, out of reach from a playoff run; Atlanta has been a hotbed of rumors and debate for at least two weeks regarding the future Hall-of...

TE Tony Gonzalez calls loss to Cardinals 'devastating'

The Atlanta Falcons went into Sunday's contest against the Arizona Cardinals with their playoff future on the line. However, with everything hanging in the balance, the Falcons lost a game that very well may have ended their season.

Safeties' lack of big plays part of Falcons' rough start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Last year, they were turnover-producing machines and rewarded with Pro Bowl appearances. This year, Falcons safeties William Moore and Thomas DeCoud have failed to make plays at the same rate and, even worse, they're making costly mistakes, as played out in Atlantas loss to Arizona on Sunday, dropping the Falcons to 2-5. While statistics tell some of the...

Tony Gonzalez Open To A Trade Out Of Atlanta

In an interview with ESPN, Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he’s open to a trade out of Atlanta. “I totally understand it,” Gonzalez told late Monday night. “Everybody out there needs to understand that I’m not naive to it. I see it, too. This is the last [nine] weeks of my career. And right now, things are looking … you never know. “But, like I said, I love...

Tony Gonzalez now will to accept trade

Maybe there is a chance that Tony Gonzalez could finish his NFL career outside of Atlanta. The 37-year-old tight end who has been chasing a Super Bowl ring told ESPN on Monday that while he will not demand a trade, he would be okay with on if the Falcons sent him to a contender. “When Jimmy Johnson says that it would be respectful of [the Falcons], I see that,” Gonzalez told...

Tony Gonzalez not asking for trade, but open to leaving Atlanta

Tony Gonzalez understands the logic behind all the trade talk. The Atlanta Falcons tight end realizes plenty of folks want to see him walk away from the NFL wearing his first Super Bowl ring. That would explain the 37-year-old's willingness to address trade rumors, even if the topic has become a recurring distraction for the 2-5 Falcons. "I totally understand it,"...

O-line, defensive issues plague Falcons' loss to Cards

It's been a while since the NFC playoffs looked so far out of reach, so early in the season for the Atlanta Falcons. Try their disastrous 2007 campaign. It's a first for the trio leading the Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Since they arrived in 2008, the year after then-head coach Bobby Petrino quit with three...

Guest Blog: Questions While Watching a Struggling Atlanta Falcons Team

Editor’s Note: I’m totally late posting this. Web site needed some updates and I got behind. This post was written before the Falcons played without all 3 weapons in Jones, Snelling, and White.  Obviously, all of us Falcons fans are reeling over this season falling apart but can you imagine this happening your first season watching football? I feel bad lol.  Winniek is 23 years...

Falcons at Cardinals: A Quick Preview

Sunday at 4 pm these two struggling teams will meet in a very important game. The Falcons come into the game at 2-4 with an 0-2 road record. The Cardinals are 3-4 with a 2-1 home record. The Falcons have won one straight game while the Cardinals have dropped two in a row. Roddy White will be out for the Falcons for the second straight week so that puts a lot of weight...

Tony Gonzalez is Open To Being Traded

As the NFL trade deadline looms this after, we will start to get some interesting last minute rumors. One to keep an eye on is future Hall of fame TE Tony Gonzalez being moved. According to Rotoworld, he is open to being dealt to chase that Super Bowl ring: Gonzalez was very clear that he won’t ask for a trade, but said he would be OK if the 2-5 Falcons could ship him to a contender...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images   The Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals will meet on Sunday in a match-up of two teams looking to get their season back on track. At 2-4 the Falcons are looking to build on the momentum of a win from last week while the Cardinals (3-4) are looking to bounce back from consecutive losses. Coverage of the game between the Falcons and Cardinals will air on FOX beginning...

Wounded Atlanta Falcons hope to clip wings of Arizona Cardinals

This week the wounded Atlanta Falcons (3-4) travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to face an Arizona Cardinals team (3-4) that sports a solid defense is arguably being held back from contending in the NFC West by their inconsistent offense. Kickoff for the contest is 4:25 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports. […]The post Wounded Atlanta Falcons hope to clip wings of...

Turnovers, big plays on offense lead to Arizona 27-13 win over Atlanta

The Arizona Cardinals came into today's game as a 2.5 point favorites, barely favored over the Atlanta Falcons, a team missing both of their start WRs and a defense that gave up 20 points to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Today Vegas very off with Arizona dominating on defense picking off Matt Ryan four times. The last time the Cardinals met the Falcons the defense collected...

Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins: Three Bold Predictions

The natives might be getting a little restless. The Dolphins seem to appear in a free fall and there is no net to prevent further damage to their image as an up and coming team.How could you believe a team that is 3-4 and has dropped the last four contests could be anything but in danger at this moment?And now, on the Thursday night stage, the Dolphins must avoid another second half...
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