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The Philadelphia Eagles Fail to Run to a Win

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 14: Ricardo Allen #37 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after a fourth quarter interception against Jordan Matthews #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome on September 14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Remember when the Eagles looked like an unstoppable juggernaut? The offense moved up and down the field...
Via The Sports Journal
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen's interception saves Falcons' 26-24 win over Eagles

ATLANTA (AP) Falcons safety Ricardo Allen insisted he didn't have to work hard for his game-saving interception. He said the hard work was done by the pass rush that made Philadelphia's Sam Bradford hurry the throw and the tight coverage of the cornerbacks that forced the ball to the middle of the field. ''They tipped the ball and it landed in my lap,'' Allen said. Atlanta recovered...
Via Associated Press
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons depth chart previews some matchup challenges for Eagles…

I don’t have any early odds to set yet for the opening game of the 2015 regular season next Monday night between the Eagles and the Falcons at Atlanta. Both teams have gone through some major overhauls of personnel. Frankly I don’t have a definite feel for the Falcons right now. I need to take a deeper look at what’s going on down there. The popular belief is that both...
Via Eagles Eye
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ricardo Allen adjusting well to free safety role

The free safety position has been one talked about since the Atlanta Falcons chose not to re-sign Dwight Lowery after last season. Fortunately, it seems that the team may have the answer, and it's come in the form of 2014 fifth-round pick Ricardo Allen. According to Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic, Allen has received rave reviews from both his teammates and head coach Dan Quinn....
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons have $10.7 million tied up in players no longer on the roster

The Atlanta Falcons have made some interesting moves this offseason, including multiple moves that should help to bolster up their defense heading into 2015. With all the moves that they have made to this point, though, Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic points out an interesting fact. "The Atlanta Falcons have had some turnover this offseason under new head coach Dan Quinn, and...
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Ricardo Allen be Atlanta's starting free safety in 2015?

Ricardo Allen is heading into his second season in the NFL, but the converted cornerback may be poised to make a big jump this coming year with the Atlanta Falcons. Allen not only is feeling comfortable and confident at the safety position, but according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, it's looking like he has a serious shot at winning the starting job. As Dave Choate of The Falcoholic...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Promoting CB Ricardo Allen To Active Roster

Vaughn McClure of reports that the Atlanta Falcons are placing CB Robert Alford (wrist) on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday and promoting CB Ricardo Allen from their practice squad. The Falcons announced that Alford was heading injured reserve on Monday after he underwent surgery on his wrist, so this is really more of a confirmation in regards to Alford. Atlanta...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons cut 2014 draft picks Allen, Robertson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have reached the roster limit of 53 by cutting 10 players, including 2014 draft picks Ricardo Allen and Travian Robertson. Allen, a cornerback, was a fifth-round pick from Purdue. Robertson, a defensive tackle, was a seventh-rounder from South Carolina. Receivers Jeremy Ebert and Bernard Reedy were included among Saturday's cuts. The team reached...
Via Associated Press
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFC South primer: Rivals will offer a tall challenge for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' hire of coach Lovie Smith is movement in the right direction, but rivals in the NFC South will make a climb toward the top of the division difficult. Yes, it's hard to predict in July how standings will look come late December given the NFL's parity, but it's fair to assume the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints should be improved from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Five Draft Picks

  The Atlanta Falcons announced on Sunday that they have signed five draft picks to four-year contracts. Among the players signed are: fourth-round pick OLB Prince Shembo, CB Ricardo Allen, LB , LB Yawin Smallwood and LB Tyler Starr.  Shembo is the most notable among this group as the Falcons used a fourth-round selection on him last week. Atlanta is widely expected to transition...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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