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The 'Can I kick it? Yes, you can!' quiz

There are suddenly many stories of NFL and college kickers being bandied about, which means that either they are finally having a moment...or it’s the doldrums of summer and people are looking for things to write about. Well, fine, but...can’t it be both? As a lover of kickers, I know that the comparatively tiny guys are often overlooked on the field, yet they have the most stressful...
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Dan Quinn throws support behind Kyle Shanahan for Super Bowl play-calling

Two months removed from a grueling Super Bowl loss, it’s only natural for head coach Dan Quinn to occasionally look back. But he’s more interested in learning from the mistakes than dwelling.Specifically, Quinn thinks about when his Atlanta Falcons had the ball up eight. Following an otherworldly catch from Julio Jones, the Falcons had the ball well within Matt Bryant’s field...
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March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

5 questions Falcons must answer after Super Bowl collapse

The Atlanta Falcons had a 25-point lead and needed to navigate only 17-plus minutes in order defeat the New England Patriots and win Super Bowl LI. And given the way the game had gone to that point, fans in the ATL had already begun celebrating.But fate had a different plan and suddenly the Falcons found themselves on the wrong side of history.The Patriots would go on to score 31...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Ten biggest winners and losers from Super Bowl LI

It started out slow, moved into a one-sided affair and concluded as one of the greatest Super Bowls in memory. Super Bowl LI came down to the wire, capping off an otherwise dull postseason with a classic for the ages.Led by Tom Brady, the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, winning with a touchdown on the first drive of overtime. It was an epic championship game...
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Five heroes and goats of Super Bowl LI

In a game as big as Super Bowl LI, there are always going to be some players who can look back with pride after doing themselves justice in the biggest moments of their career. There will also, inevitably, be others who will rue what went down and feel they could have contributed more. After the astonishing comeback by the New England Patriots and the shocking capitulation by the...
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Wrong call on extra point costs Patriots a point

New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was wrongly called for a penalty on an extra point in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.After the Atlanta Falcons scored their second touchdown to go up 13-0, they attempted their extra point. But Matt Bryant didn't even try his kick because McClellin had hurdled the line, resulting in a failed try. Unfortunately for New...
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Eight NFL players who could be cut or traded in training camp

It is the lull time of the year in the NFL while teams get ready to begin training camp later this month. But as soon as the action starts, it will be go time for guys to perform their best and assure themselves a position on their team’s final 53-man roster come September. Not all players will make it, obviously. And we’re certain to see some surprise cuts and trades. Due...
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July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons lead NFC South despite 4-6 record

There was no way this was happening again. The Atlanta Falcons were up 19-17 in the waning seconds of Sunday’s game at Carolina. As Panthers kicker Graham Gano lined up on the 46-yard line to attempt a 63-yard field goal to cap yet another Falcons’ blown lead in the fourth quarter, Falcons’ fans had all but happy thoughts in their heads. It’s blocked. Rookie defensive lineman...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Bryant ranked 14th best kicker fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons K Matt Bryant not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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