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Grading Week-1 of the Pre-season (Falcons v. Dolphins)

Pro Football Focus is an advanced football analytics website that is well respected by fans and even used by some NFL teams to assist in their assessment of players. That said, it isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to analyzing player performances; it’s best used as a guide to help a person come to a clearer conclusion of their own assessment. PFF recently released their...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' Massaquoi utilizing versatility in defense's varied scheme

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When Rob Ryan took over as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator last year and installed the 3-4 defense, he turned to a little-known player at the critical spot of outside linebacker -- a position from which the Saints were hoping to generate more of a pass rush. That player was the 6-foot-2, 258-pound Junior Galette, an undrafted free agent who formerly...
Via Fox Sports South
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Atlanta Falcons defense ever unleash its potential? So far this season, The 2013 Atlanta Falcons have shown glimpses of their full potential, they just have not been able to consistently put together defensive stops in critical situations.  With the combination of talent, and an intense effort which the players put into getting ready for game-time, they hold the ability to be one of the most relentless...
Via The Penalty Flag
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Another big hit

Atlanta’s Kroy Biermann is out for the season after tearing his Achilles. (USATSI) The Atlanta Falcons have improved greatly over the week considering the cards they’ve been dealt. They’ve been dealing with injuries all preseason with starters Roddy White (ankle), Julio Jones (knee), Asante Samuels (thigh), and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s injury during the preseason. These...
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Links: Asante, Konz, Massaquoi and Peters

In case you live in a cave during the off-season, the Falcons have been getting a nice buzz during their OTAs (Organized Team Activities). I thought it would be interesting to take a look around the web this weekend to see what's being said about the Falcons... Hey pick-six, let's do this to the other team Asante Samuel Could Play Both Corner Spots in 2012 “I think...
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June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons sign fifth-round pick Massaquoi

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, a fifth-round pick from Troy. The Falcons have signed each of their six draft picks. Massaquoi (6-3, 264) is expected to boost the Falcons' pass rush after getting 19 sacks in 25 games for Troy. He led the Sun Belt Conference with 13 12 sacks in 2010. Massaquoi participated in the Falcons'...
Via Fox Sports South
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' Smith likes leaner version of Massaquoi

As a junior at Troy, Jonathan Massaquoi weighed about 260 pounds when he led the Sun Belt Conference with 131/2 sacks. As a senior last season, Massaquoi was up to 275 pounds, and he had only six sacks. Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons were looking for the lighter version of Massaquoi when they selected the defensive end in the fifth round of last month's NFL draft...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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