FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The full, 70-minute Thomas Dimitroff interview

Earlier this week, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff visited 30 Rock in New York City for an extended, no-time-limit interview on PFT Live. Ultimately, we talked for 70 minutes. Pieces of that discussion have been posted here, and broadcast on Friday’s show. Now, you can see and hear the entire interview. All 70 minutes, start to…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 hours ago

Dirk Koetter chastises own Twitter account to avoid giving Falcons bulletin board material

He’s mad offline. Nearly everyone outside of the Carolinas and Louisiana expects the Buccaneers to be the stiffest competition for the Falcons in the NFC South this year. Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith both had stints with Atlanta, of course, and are old school coaches who stress respect. It’s not overly surprising, then, that Koetter did not take well to his team’s Twitter account...
Via The Falcoholic
5 hours ago

Six storylines to watch as the Falcons begin OTAs

The Falcons begin OTAs on Tuesday, May 30 and here are the six biggest storylines to watch
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
7 hours ago

Famliarity and continuity are Steve Sarkisian’s priorities running the Falcons offense

The team doesn’t want Sark to make major changes, so it’s a safe bet he won’t. The Falcons will finally hit the field soon for organized team activities soon after losing a week due to some horse hockey excessive contact penalty imposed by the league. When they do, Steve Sarkisian will begin the process of implementing his offense. As Thomas Dimitroff has said repeatedly...
Via The Falcoholic
8 hours ago

Scouting the 2017 Falcons schedule: Bills look to end 43-year drought in Atlanta

It’s only May, but it’s not too early to start looking ahead at the Falcons’ 2017 opponents.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
9 hours ago

Thomas Dimitroff reflects on trading up for Julio Jones

When Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff gave up two first-round picks, a second-round pick and two fourth-round picks to get the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft, plenty of people thought he was crazy. Even Bill Belichick advised Dimitroff not to give up that kind of draft capital for one player. So why did…
Via Pro Football Talk
9 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons rookie Damontae Kazee emphasizes aggressive play, ballhawking skills

Fact: Damontae Kazee believes in dinosaurs, and they believe in him The Atlanta Falcons aren’t mad at Ricardo Allen. Allen may have started his NFL career on a practice squad, but he’s started the last 30 games for the Falcons. He’s reliable even if he isn’t truly exceptional, and somehow he makes big plays when it counts. But he’s not elite, and because Dan Quinn is...
Via The Falcoholic
18 hours ago

Dirk Koetter shouldn’t have apologized to the Falcons for the Bucs’ 28-3 tweet, but he did

Twitter trolling between professional teams is standard behavior these days, but some of it is more successful than others. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers exhibited a bit of both worlds on Monday, as they first posted the team’s attempt to capitalize on a gadget-of-the-moment: Side note: I saw an elementary-aged kid with a fidget spinner the other day, and I asked him if he though it...
Via The Comeback
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter criticizes Bucs’ Twitter for trolling Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons got into a friendly Twitter joust Wednesday, with the end result being the Bucs account trolling the Falcons with a 28-3 reference.As you might be aware, that represents the score of Super Bowl LI before the Falcons allowed the New England Patriots to make an historic comeback and win the game. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs troll Falcons with ’28-3′ dig during mini-Twitter spat

Those in charge of the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter accounts enjoyed a friendly little divisional spat. It started with Tampa Bay hawking a souvenir Bucs’ Fidget Spinner. These toys have been all the craze, especially for school children. These spinners were initially designed for people who deal with ADHD and/or who are autistic. They are also marketed as...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Atlanta Falcons repeat?

Hopefully they cannot, in terms of blowing a massive lead in the Super Bowl, but can the Atlanta Falcons find success again in the coming season?  The short answer is that they absolutely can.  The Atlanta Falcons have only gotten better coming into this season.  They had a very strong draft and will only get better as a cohesive unit.  The thing that will lead the Falcons to...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ biggest competition in the NFC South

With one of their best years in recent memory in the rear view mirror, the Falcons are looking to build on their historical offense and mediocre defense to march straight back to the Super Bowl in 2018. With every starter returning on offense except Chris Chester, and the majority of the defense returning including the addition of Dontari Poe, Atlanta is in good shape to be a top...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘confident’ Devonta Freeman extension will get done

Devonta Freeman has affirmed himself as one of the NFL’s marquee running backs, and it sounds like his Atlanta Falcons are ready to pay him as such.Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s “Schein on Sports” on Friday and spoke optimistically about extension talks with the two-time Pro Bowler.“Like I’ve said before, we want him here and he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick will play in the inaugural American Flag Football League

During his prime in the NFL a decade ago with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick had some nasty moves. Vick is now taking those moves to the inaugural American Flag Football League. Those moves…to flag football? According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Vick will join the league that will run a test game next month. The AFFL hopes to start up its eight league-owned team league in 2018...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Kyle Shanahan Carry The Atlanta Falcons?

Although some doubted the team until the very end, the Atlanta Falcons were a field goal away from defeating the New England Patriots for the franchise's first Super Bowl last season. With arguably the most potent offense in the NFL led by the league MVP and an athletic defense, the Falcons blossomed at just the right time for a Super Bowl run. Led on the sidelines by defensive...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman wants to be ‘real disrespectful’ to defenders this season

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not planning to show much respect during the 2017 NFL season, and he means that in the best way possible.Freeman, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told reporters on Tuesday that his goal is to be more physical.“Little things like breaking arm tackles, running through — I feel like I could get better helping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ motto for 2017: ‘Embrace The Suck’

The Atlanta Falcons are doing everything they can to not fall victim to the slump that occurs for most Super Bowl-losing teams. We saw what happened last year to the Carolina Panthers, who lost in a squeaker to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. They took a serious tumble and finished dead last in the NFC South, winning just six games.Making matters potentially even more difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Atlanta Falcons day three picks

A few weeks after the NFL Draft, most teams are settling in and beginning to sign their draftees. Along with that begins rookie mini-camp for teams and soon after, mandatory camp. This is a chance, especially for lower round selections and UFA to catch the eye of the coaching staff and try to impress before final roster selections. That being said, let’s take a look at some of...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box score and no Combine-like  event that can test for them. But these qualities form the backbone of any competititve football team. In a league where the line between winning and losing is razor thin, can we accept the fact that there's...
Via Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Takk McKinley says ‘fine me later’ after F-bomb

Takk McKinley won the NFL Draft with an emotional interview he gave upon being drafted.The former UCLA pass rusher was taken No. 26 overall by the Falcons, who traded up to get him.McKinley paid tribute to his later grandmother at the draft, carrying around a picture of her. He then explained in an interview with Deion Sanders of NFL Network that he promised his grandma on her deathbed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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