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The Atlanta Falcons Biggest Camp Battles

This is a quick down and dirty about what I believe to be the Falcons most important Camp Battles, with that being said here we go. Cornerback View image | The right corner position has largely come down to a battle of two players; rookie corner back Jalen Collins and veteran Robert Alford. Alford has been largely uneven to date as the starter opposite Trufant...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Start at Cornerback for the Falcons in 2015?

The Atlanta Falcons drafted LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the 42nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. It may have been a surprise to some, considering Atlanta is returning both of its starting corners from last season.Drafting Collins will inspire a cornerback competition going into training camp between him and Robert Alford for the RCB job. Desmond Trufant played at an All-Pro...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons introduce Dan Quinn as new head coach

It was no secret, the Atlanta Falcons seemed to have Dan Quinn on lockdown for weeks. All that owner Arthur Blank needed was for the Super Bowl to go final, and Dan Quinn was on the market. After a heartbreaking 28-24 defeat in Super Bowl 49, the Seahawks defensive coordinator mulled over the game for a mere 12 hours before finalizing his deal with Atlanta. He was introduced on...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford To Have Wrist Surgery, Will Go On I.R.

  The Atlanta Falcons announced that CB Robert Alford will have wrist surgery Monday, and will be placed on injured reserve. Robert Alford will have surgery on his wrist today and will go on IR. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 15, 2014 Alford was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Atlanta, and has had mixed results in his brief career. He did...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Falcons Will Have A Top Five Cornerback Duo In 2014

The Falcons' two first picks in the 2013 draft, Desmond Trufant (right) and Robert Alford (left) will both be expected to step up in 2014. Desmond Trufant, 6-foot and 190 pounds, was picked in the first round, while Robert Alford, 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, was picked in the second round. They both have the speed and agility to stick with every receiver, as well as the ball skills...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Cornerbacks finally a strength for the Atlanta Falcons?

View poll on FanMob The Falcons begin the 2014 campaign with a young, potentially-great crop of cornerbacks. Impressive rookie seasons by Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have set expectations high, while the group as a whole looks to become a shutdown unit the team can lean on. Trufant is well on his way to solidifying a reputation as a legitimate lockdown defender. Trufant added...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toughest Competition the Falcons Sophomore CBs Will Face this Season

By Michael Aprile Coming off stellar 2013 rookie campaigns, Falcons’ cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford not only showed that they belonged in the NFL, but also that they could become the building blocks or “pillars”, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff likes to say, that the team desperately needs going forward. In 2014, the two young cornerbacks will face a “murderer’s...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran signs franchise tender with Atlanta

  Restricted Free Agent Robert McClain signed his franchise tender on Saturday and will suit up for the Dirty Birds in 2014. This signing, albeit under the radar, adds significant help for the Falcons in their young secondary. Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford should lock down both starting corner spots but McClain should make a positive impact manning the nickel corner position...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Do you think Atlanta could be in the Free Agent Corner market?

This is a question worth pondering. Atlanta sits with two former rookies Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford on the perimeter and all signs point to their long term future at that spot, but there is still the need to add a nickel back into the rotation. In a previous column provided Here, Atlanta is shown to have multiple ways of obtaining their solidarity at the corner position. The...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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