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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Atlanta Falcons 'most interested' in Isaiah Battle

When Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle chose to enter the NFL's Supplement Draft, it caught the attention of quite a few people. Apparently, Battle stated that he "has some family matters to address," while also explaining that he has a child on the way, according to NFL Trade Rumors. In that same story, the site explains that there's a report out stating that the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Tackles

The subpar performance from the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line in the past two years has led to some changes. The most notable of these changes is the zone-blocking scheme that new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has installed. A zone-blocking scheme means the offensive linemen will all move in a certain direction assigned to block a certain area. This differs from most run...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Get to know the 2015 Atlanta Falcons rookies

As Campus Sports continues to bring you a wide range of interviews from the sports and entertainment world, we were able to catch up with four of the members of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 rookie class. LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and San Jose State defensive back Akeem King all sat down at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The three biggest holes still left on the Atlanta Falcons’ roster

Alright, while I love to write about the hopes and dreams of the Atlanta Falcons, let’s slow it down for a second … The Falcons are not a great team, yet. Maybe they can be by Week 17, maybe Dan Quinn can pull the best out of his weakest role players, but right now, they’ve still got a ways to go. Here are the three biggest weaknesses on the Falcons roster: You may also be...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan threw the best deep ball in the NFL in 2014

The NFL has a few quarterbacks who are known for throwing impressive deep balls, but according to Pro Football Focus, Matt Ryan was the best in the business in 2014. According to the tweet below, the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons led the league in deep passing accuracy. That's a pretty impressive feat, especially when you consider how many accurate and strong-armed quarterbacks...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: The Atlanta Falcons new motto will get you amped up

What were the Seattle Seahawks known for? Being a fast, physical and mean team. And with Dan Quinn coming over to Atlanta, you should expect the Falcons to play the same way. And based off Eric Weem’s Instagram post, the Falcons are taking that mantra to heart. Ain’t no in between! A photo posted by E Wee (@yougongetthiswork) on Jun 22, 2015 at 7:01am PDT AROUND COVER32...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons three best offseason moves

It’s not easy to be on top, and as soon as the Falcons got close, they immediately fell back to earth. Now, for the last three seasons, Thomas Dimitroff and the rest of the organization have been trying to recreate what they had just a few years ago. Unfortunately, it’s been harder than we’ve hoped. That said, it does feel like Atlanta is closer today than they were a year...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
14 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
16 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
16 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
17 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
28 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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