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Fantasy Football Preview: Atlanta Falcons

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that’s had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can’t...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Atlanta Falcons

Pass/Run Split Last 2 Seasons Under OC Dirk Koetter: 2013: 659/321 2012: 615/378 Total: 1274/699 (64.6%/35.4%) Projecting a 638/349 Split for 2014 Matt Ryan Rush Attempts Last 2 Seasons: 2013: 17 2012: 34 Total: 51 (7.3%) Ryan: 25 rushes (7.2%) Miscellaneous: 20 rushes (5.7%) Jackson: 224 rushes (64.2%) Freeman: 80 rushes (22.9%) Matt Ryan Last [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits...
Via No Coast Bias
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks who will make a comeback this year

Every year someone in every fantasy league in the country takes a player too high and they turn out to be a bust. Throughout the offseason they convince themselves this is their year. They say things like, “No one is safer than Matt Ryan.” Or, “Mike Wallace is a great fit in Miami.” Or even worse, the fantasy owners who said, “Coach said he is gonna give C.J. Spiller the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Communication along the offensive line is key for 2014 success

Going into the 2014 season, what is at the top of the list of priorities for Atlanta’s offensive linemen? If “protecting quarterback Matt Ryan was your answer”, you are correct. Keeping Matt Ryan on his feet, instead of on the ground, will be the true key to Atlanta’s success this season. Minicamp is over and the Atlanta Falcons are off for a few weeks before returning to...
Via cover32 - Falcons
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker?; Falcons trade the Texans for Matt Ryan’s backup

Here are the top columns from the previous week that you might have missed: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker? Atlanta trades Akeem Dent Five likely Hard Knocks’ storylines Grill with the Falcons recap You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker?; Falcons trade the Texans for Matt Ryan...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Trade T.J. Yates To Falcons For Akeem Dent

The Houston Texans apparently didn’t actually release backup quarterback T.J. Yates. It turns out they’ve decided to trade him to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. “Once word got out that the Texans would be releasing Yates [on Tuesday], teams started calling to inquire about a trade,” reports. “The Falcons, who would have been fairly close...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan not ranked top-10 QB in the 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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons news: Seven round mock draft

The countdown to the 2015 NFL Draft is nearing a close, as we are now just down to a matter of days before the selection process officially kicks off at 8 PM in Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The draft, which will be televised on ESPN as well as NFL Network, is followed by a countless number of questions and concerns from analysts and passionate fans alike, which both serve...
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A unabashed critique of Matt Ryan

A little over a year ago, after Matt Ryan and the Falcons had finally shed their reputation of falling flat in the playoffs, there was little doubt that Matt Ryan was on the verge of “elite” status.  Yet here we are a year later, after a season denoted almost exclusively by turmoil and disappointment and Ryan still hasn’t found his way into the upper echelon of Quarterbacks...
Via cover32 - Falcons
April 21, 2014  |  2 Comments

Falcons owner wanted team to stand up for Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons' main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied an illegal hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined $7,785, Atlanta's offensive line failed...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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