FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Changes in the offense for the Atlanta Faclons

The Falcons enjoyed a great turnaround this past season going 11-5 after finishing 8-8, 6-10, and 4-12 the previous three seasons. A huge factor in the Falcons’ turnaround was offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan who has since taken over as the head coach for the San Fransisco 49ers due to his success with the Atlanta offense. Steve Sarkisian will attempt to fill the void this...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Got Big Head Start on 2017 Free Agency

Like every NFL team, the Falcons will be adding new players after the new league year begins. Unlike most, however, they've already made some of the most important free agent signings they could.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
23 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons 2017: Shaking off that Super Bowl LI loss

For those who marveled at the New England Patriots’ amazing comeback in Super Bowl LI, it was something they won’t soon forget. And that’s exactly what the Atlanta Falcons need to do as soon as humanly possible. Dan Quinn’s team went from 8-8 the previous season to the franchise’s first game on Super Sunday since 1998. Despite squandering that 28-3 third-quarter lead in...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Falcons’ official 2017 draft order

Keanu Neal was drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. (Getty Images) FLOWERY BRANCH – Last season the Falcons landed three defensive starters and their tight end of the future in the first four rounds of the draft. This season, the Falcons have all of their picks except for the sixth-round pick, which went to Tennessee in the Andy Levitre trade...

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

The Atlanta Falcons inexplicably blew a 25-point lead to lose 34-28 in overtime to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. While there obviously were a multitude of factors that contributed to the historic meltdown, one Falcons player is placing some of the blame on one thing in particular:Lady Gaga’s halftime show.Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu on Friday joined NFL Network...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Headlines: Casserly Discusses Sarkisian, Offseason

Only have a few minutes to get caught up on your football news? Each weekday, AtlantaFalcons.com will keep you updated with the latest Falcons information you need to know.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
2 days ago

2017 free agency: The Falcons are not going to franchise tag anyone

Atlanta doesn’t have a free agent worth throwing a massive one year deal at. If you have a player worth franchising, the franchise tag can keep that player around at the cost of an enormous number of dollars and no long-term commitment. The last time the Falcons used the franchise tag was way back in 2012 to keep Brent Grimes around, which didn’t wind up going particularly...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

5 Falcons Poised to Break Out in 2017

The Falcons have many reasons to be excited about their future, and one of the biggest is their crop of young players ready to take the next step in 2017.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 days ago

Get a grip football fans, the Atlanta Falcons won’t be trading for Von Miller

Fact: Von Miller prefers a tropical air freshener The Atlanta Falcons pass rush is a work in progress. Heck, it’s been a work in progress for years. But with a solid foundation already in place, there’s a bright, productive future ahead. Because the universe hates me it’s the off-season, a Von Miller to the Falcons rumor has been picking up speed over the past 24 hours....
Via The Falcoholic
3 days ago

Report: Colin Kaepernick visits with 49ers’ new brass

Some time between now and the middle of next month, a decision will have to be made on Colin Kaepernick’s future with the San Francisco 49ers.Kaepernick restructured his contract with the team this past season in a move that enabled him to see the field. It also gave both the 49ers and their much-maligned quarterback an out.After initial reports surfaced that Kaepernick would indeed...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agents the Falcons should bring back in 2017

The Atlanta Falcons are very fortunate this offseason that they don’t have any real stars that are free agents. Instead, they can use this offseason to keep young talent and bulk up their defense in the draft to prepare for a run to the Super Bowl again next season. With almost all of their talent returning it’s certainly not out of the question and they’ll be one of the biggest...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers may pursue Brian Hoyer, Matt Schaub

The San Francisco 49ers have been mentioned as having interest in Matt Schaub, and another quarterback potentially in the mix for them is Brian Hoyer.The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows, who is a plugged-in 49ers reporter, hosted a Q&A earlier this week and was asked about San Francisco’s short-term plans for a QB.In his response, Barrows said he expects new head coach Kyle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta brewery cracks Deflategate joke while settling Super Bowl bet

Proving Deflategate may be gone but never forgotten, an Atlanta brewery managed to sneak in a joke about feeling “deflated” while settling a Super Bowl bet.SweetWater Brewery made a wager with Boston-based Samuel Adams regarding the outcome of Super Bowl LI. Once the hometown Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead to lose to the New England Patriots in mind-boggling fashion, SweetWater...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White goes off on Kyle Shanahan for Super Bowl collapse

Former Falcons receiver Roddy White, who was released last year, threw under the ol’ Greyhound one of the people who helped make the decision to release him.White became the latest to pile the blame on former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the epic meltdown against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.Matt Ryan’s 27-yard pass to Julio Jones gave the Falcons a first...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Falcons really free of major holes on the roster?

For the first time in a long while, the answer is yes. What does that mean for Atlanta?Thomas Dimitroff has suggested something that sounds rather radical and even audacious for Falcons fans: That this is an Atlanta Falcons roster without any gaping holes. The Atlanta Falcons of the past decade have been defined as much by their major holes as their best players. There were questions...
Via The Falcoholic
11 days ago

Roddy White says Charles Barkley lost $100K betting on Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons broke the hearts of their fans by somehow blowing a 25-point lead in Super Bowl LI, but they did more than that to the gamblers. Of course, Charles Barkley was among those who supposedly placed a sizable wager on the game.In an appearance on the “We Never Played the Game” podcast with Jeff Schultz and Zach Klein this week, former Falcons wide receiver Roddy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta zoo names cockroach after Tom Brady to settle SB bet

A wager between zoos in Atlanta and Providence, R.I., has been settled with Zoo Atlanta announcing it has named a Madagascar hissing cockroach after Tom Brady.The bet between Zoo Atlanta and Roger Williams Park Zoo was based upon the outcome of Super Bowl LI. With the New England Patriots' historic comeback victory in overtime over the Atlanta Falcons, Zoo Atlanta was on the hook...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub wants ‘an opportunity to start in the NFL once again’

At the age of 36 heading free agency, former Houston Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub is looking for one more opportunity to start in the NFL.“Schaub told me last week he wants an opportunity to start in the NFL once again,” writes ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “The chances of him doing so in Atlanta are slim to none, with reigning MVP Matt Ryan going nowhere for ‘many...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford boasts about pick-six on Twitter despite loss

Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford is being questioned about his priorities after sending a boneheaded tweet on Wednesday night.Alford, who had a strong game for the Falcons in the Super Bowl, posted a tweet boasting about his pick-six on Sunday of Tom Brady. Alford certainly had a huge play in the game and did a lot to help Atlanta’s cause, but there’s one big thing he’s missing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn: Falcons offense won’t change under Steve Sarkisian

Despite earning a conference championship and coming a late-game meltdown away from winning Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons are going to have a nearly completely revamped coaching staff next season.It started with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan leaving to become the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach. It then snowballed to where multiple coaches on both sides of the ball either...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the play that cost the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI

In less than a minute midway through the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI, seven things went wrong for the Atlanta Falcons. Had any of those things not happened, the Falcons likely would have held on to win their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Bad thing 1: With the Falcons leading by 16 points with 8:57 remaining, running back Tevin Coleman takes a toss from quarterback Matt Ryan on...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Matt Ryan deserves a Super Bowl do-over

Welcome to The Mulligan, where we examine the athletes, coaches, teams, referees, oddsmakers or anyone else in sports who should get a do-over for a bad beat that might not have been entirely in their control. This week, we look at Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s Super Bowl effort and why he deserves a mulligan for that game.Matt Ryan. He’s the NFL MVP and the greatest quarterback...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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