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Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
Via Fox Sports South
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have the best shot of winning the NFC South?

The NFC South, a division in football in which a majority of the teams finished below .500, in the 2014 season. Most consider these teams to be long-shot Super Bowl contenders; in other words, there’s no way in hell they’ll go the distance. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Teams no one is talking about but should be Top 10: The NFL’s best defensive tackles All-AFC West Team 2015...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Tamme earns induction into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jacob Tamme now has his name etched into Kentucky football history. According to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com, Tamme has officially been selected as an inductee to the 2015 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame. For the induction, Hirsh points out that Tamme will be inducted on Friday night in Louisville. The pass-catching tight end currently ranks No. 1 in terms of yards by tight...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The three most important games on the Atlanta Falcons schedule

The Falcons really can’t afford another year like they’ve had in the last two. This is a win-now organization, especially with talents like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones on their roster. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the AFC West in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier kickers All-AFC West Team 2015: Can anyone catch the Broncos? All-NFC South...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn Recants Statement that Atlanta Falcons Have Room For Herschel Walker

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may have sounded a bit too convincing when he recently claimed that the team had room for 53-year-old former NFL running back Herschel Walker. Clarifying his comments regarding Walker, Quinn explained himself: “Look, what I said about Herschel being one of my all-time favorite players is true,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com, “But nobody should...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn was joking about Herschel Walker, Falcons camp

This week, people were buzzing about the possibility of a potential NFL return for 53-year-old legend Herschel Walker. It seemed far fetched and now we know that it was all just a joke. The discussion all started when Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he would be inviting Walker to the team’s training camp. Because we all so desperately wanted for the report to be true...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons invite 53 year old Herschel Walker to camp. Is this for real?

Last Thursday evening I was scrolling through my twitter feed, seeing if anything interesting was happening, and out of nowhere I started seeing news from several different sources that the Atlanta Falcons had offered 53 year old former running back Herschel Walker to participate in camp with them.  To the casual NFL fan this probably seems like a publicity stunt of some kind....
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This beautiful girl is wearing the smallest Atlanta Falcons jersey

Back in the day, football players used to wear those cut-off jerseys to show off their rock-hard abs, but they never compared to this. This is definitely the smallest Falcons tee shirt I’ve ever seen, and that’s just alright with me. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the AFC West in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier kickers All-AFC West Team...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley wants to prove he's an every-down player

The Atlanta Falcons eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft, OLB Vic Beasley is out to show and prove how dangerous of a pass-rusher he can be, even though he's new blodd in the NFL. Beasley racked up 33 sacks in his college years. "I think I'm an every-down player. I think that's just motivation for me to go out there and prove that I can be an every-down player," he said, via...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley will have a non-stop motor as a rookie

Vic Beasley is entering the NFL with a large chip on his shoulder and with that, he wants to alter perception of him being just a pass rusher. According Tiffany Blackmon of nfl.com, Vic Beasley plans to prove that he is an every down player on defense. The Atlanta Falcons defense had a lot of holes entering the 2015 NFL draft before selecting Beasley with the 8th overall pick in...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Throwback Thursday: Matt Ryan

After a disastrous 2007 season that saw starting quarterback Michael Vick get sent to prison and head coach Bobby Petrino resign mid-season to take a job at the University of Arkansas, the Atlanta Falcons were in need of some stability.In came first-year general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the former director of college scouting for the New England Patriots, and head coach Mike Smith...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can William Moore get Back to Pro Bowl?

Safety William Moore is certainly the leader of the Atlanta Falcons secondary, entering his seventh season out of Mizzou. He’ll have to utilize that leadership more than ever this season, as the Falcons have a new defensive scheme under rookie head coach Dan Quinn.This new defensive scheme complies of mostly Cover-3, a zone scheme that involves a single-high safety. The free safety...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Claim They Have Room for Herschel Walker

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker recently claimed he could still play football if given the opportunity. Apparently that caught the ear of Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn who would welcome Walker to the team in a heartbeat: “He’s one of my favorite all-time players,” Quinn said, to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Yeah, we have room for...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Falcons?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Desmond Trufant and the Atlanta Falcons, click the link...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Devonta Freeman set to start training camp as the No. 1 RB

With the early offseason fun now over, the attention will soon shift to team training camps. So what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that positional battles are going to be all the talk. For the Atlanta Falcons, they have plenty of battles to mention, but one that we've all been focused on is at the running back position.According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, Devonta...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Clayborn excited to start fresh with the Atlanta Falcons

Adrian Clayborn has struggled to stay healthy throughout his NFL career, but one of the newest members of the Atlanta Falcons is ready to turn a new chapter and make some noise in 2015. According to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com, Clayborn is out to impress the new coaching staff. “It’s a new coaching staff and you have to impress them,” he told AtlantaFalcons.com during...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South Off-Season grades: Falcons

Since we are now approaching training camp I figure it’s time I get off my butt and start taking a look into the 2015-16 season. The first thing I want to do is to take a look at all of the teams from the NFC South and I’m going to grade their off-seasons. Now to be clear this isn’t necessarily a grade on the team overall, that will come later when I scout them, its just how...
Via The Saints Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Tackle Sam Baker

After two consecutive injury-plagued seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have released former starting left tackle Sam Baker. The former first-round pick has started just four games in the past two years after being a staple in the team’s starting lineup for the previous five years. The Falcons have released veteran OT Sam Baker: http://t.co/lotSNObC9h pic.twitter.com/kIvtui9Tp6 —...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: I definitely can improve on record season

1,593. This number represents a franchise record of receiving yards set by Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones last season. It would be a massive disgrace to say a performance of that caliber is mediocre, but Jones was not happy with his overall performance last season and is struck on taking his game to a new level this upcoming season. “I definitely can improve,” Jones said...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester puzzled, but not concerned by uncertainties in Atlanta Falcons’ offense

Devin Hester will go down in NFL history as one of the best returners. The Atlanta Falcons brought in the 32-year-old veteran not only for special teams, but also as a wide receiver. With new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in the fold, the structure isn’t very clear for Hester. But he’s also not very concerned. “It’s still up in the air right now. We’re just figuring...
Via EndZoneScore
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested in April and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog. Believe it or not, his motive may have been jealousy. Denicia Williams, who is suing Shembo for killing the Yorkshire terrier, says she believes Shembo planned to beat her dog because...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Umenyiora, wife Leila Lopes respond to cheating allegations

Osi Umenyiora married his longtime girlfriend Leila Lopes over the weekend, and it took the couple only a matter of hours to encounter their first obstacle. Shortly after the wedding, an anonymous Instagram account was created for the sole purpose of outing Umenyiora as an alleged cheater. The person running the account shared several text...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo allegedly killed his girlfriend’s dog, talked about fleeing country

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested on animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s dog last month. Shembo is accused of kicking and killing his (now ex) girlfriend’s dog and has been charged with aggravated felony animal cruelty charges. Shembo’s ex-girlfriend told police that she went to visit Shembo, at his home. While...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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