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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nice Guy Devin Hester Gives Ref Shoulder Massage

Atlanta rolled over New Orleans today, 30-14. The win kept the 6-9 Falcons alive in the sad and depressing NFC South race, while eliminating the disappointing Saints. This happened despite the fact that NO’s Jalen Saunders brought the opening kickoff back 99 yards, setting up a very early 1 yard touchdown run by Mark Ingram. Before the ensuing kickoff, Devin Hester helped a hard...
Via Busted Coverage
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Devin Hester Massages Way Onto Refs Good Side

Devin Hester massages his way onto a refs good side for the Falcons-Saints game.
Via Gamedayr
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester gives referee a shoulder massage

There are all kinds of ways to butter up the officials, but I don’t know if I’ve seen this one before. That’s Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and returner Devin Hester, and hopefully that ref gives him the benefit of the doubt today. You may also be interested in: WATCH: Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester gives referee a shoulder massage Is Matt Ryan the NFL quarterback...
Via cover32 - Falcons
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons And Saints Get Into Fight After 4th Down Interception

This division rivalry got pretty heated after this nice interception on 4th down by Desmond Trufant. Nothing like throwing punches at people with helmets on to get you riled up to try and win the division. [Reddit] The post Falcons And Saints Get Into Fight After 4th Down Interception appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Troll Saints with Matt Bryant Cash Money Album Cover (Photo)

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant hit a 50-yard FG against the Saints, so in the spirit of trolling, the Falcons Twitter account made a photo of Bryant on a Cash Money album cover. Cash Money, of course, has their roots in New Orleans. Now all I want to hear is Bryant do a cover of Bling Bling, so I know it’s real. Money. The 50-yd field goal is good. #ATLvsNO pic.twitter.com/4kEv3unvad...
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester makes sure to give a referee a quick shoulder rub

Devin Hester is always there to lend a hand. The Atlanta Falcons kick returner extraordinaire actually lent two hands to a referee during his game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Specifically, he gave him a massage. It never hurts to butter up a ref, right?
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Active For Week 16

Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip/oblique) will play Sunday, according to Chris Mortensen.Fantasy Spin: Harry Douglas and Roddy White get a reduction in their fantasy value, particularly Douglas.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Plan To Fire Mike Smith, GM Thomas Dimitroff Safe For Now

Jason La Canfora reports that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has informed multiple parties that he plans to move on from HC Mike Smith at the end of the season. According to La Canfora, “it would take a shocking playoff run to alter that scenario.” There has been some question as to whether or not GM Thomas Dimitroff would be retained for another season given the state...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons are done with Mike Smith; Could target Peyton’s OC

Arthur Blank has informed multiple parties that he plans on moving on from head coach Mike Smith at the end of the season, according to Jason LaCanfora. Blank has also told some confidants that, for now, he expects to retain general manager Thomas Dimitroff, though it could be revisited through the hiring process. One player […] The post Falcons are done with Mike Smith; Could...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta at New Orleans: The Season Hangs in the Balance

The writing is clearly on the wall for the Atlanta Falcons when they travel to New Orleans this weekend.Win and they still have a chance at the playoffs. Lose and their hopes are all but over.A loss could also spell the end for head coach Mike Smith and his staff.Maybe the greatest part of this contest will be the receiving corps for both teams as Matt Ryan and Drew Brees figure...
Via Football Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones Expected To Play Sunday

Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones (hip) is reportedly expected to play in Sunday’s crucial divisional showdown in the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. “From all the information I’ve gathered, Jones definitely will play against the Saints,” according to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Photo Credit: AtlantaFalcons.com Jones remains an official...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Setting the Table for the Saints

While everything seems to hinge on this weekend for the Atlanta Falcons on the road against the Saints, there is more to this game than just a battle with a division opponent. There is a history with New Orleans since both teams were placed in the same division.Now the battles are more of an offensive affair and most recently, there have been playoff berths to be won (last season...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons injured LB Sean Weatherspoon tweets to Saints fans

Check out what Sean Weatherspoon had to say before the game this week. Man, I love #FalconsHateWeek. This just fuels it. The Aints are way too sorry to have our names in their mouth! Our team will be bringing a broom to the bayou! — Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) December 18, 2014 They won’t let me talk to the media but they don’t know my Twitter password! Been apart...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Behind Enemy Lines: Atlanta Falcons Edition

In this week's edition of Behind Enemy Lines, I talked with Atlanta Falcons team journalist Allen Strk on the eve of this weekend's showdown in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. (You can find our other interview centered on the Saints' outlook of this matchup here.)Allen, welcome to our forum! Let's get started.First off, on July 23rd, Matt Ryan signed a 6yr, $113.75 million contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon talks trash on Twitter, says Falcons won’t let him talk to media

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is confident his team is going to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday to remain in the hunt for the NFC South division crown. Weatherspoon has not played this season after he suffered a torn Achilles over the summer, but he’s still willing to take on trash-talking Saints fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

This Sunday, NFC South rivals New Orleans Saints (6-8) and Atlanta Falcons (5-9) will battle for a potential division title. A game that could eliminate Atlanta from playoff contention with a loss. Saints’ cornerback Keenan Lewis had a rather morbid and blunt take on the upcoming game (via NFL.com). We’re definitely gonna give them their funeral. Even though Lewis seems...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons OL Jake Matthews named one of 10 most disappointing rookies of 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
Via cover32 - Falcons
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jerry Mathis, DT, Samford University

Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons playoff scenarios

The Atlanta Falcons, despite their 5-9 record, remain very much alive in the air-tight NFC South playoff race. Two weeks ago, it looked as if the division was going to come down to the Falcons and the Saints in the final weeks. Now, the Carolina Panthers have taken advantage of sloppy football all around and entered the conversation with a 5-8-1 record. Judging from the craziness...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Falcons
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow Start Leads to Another Deficit Falcons Can't Overcome

For the first time in five weeks, the Atlanta Falcons are no longer in first place. The bizarre run has come to an end following a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Carolina taking care of business against Tampa Bay, that has left Atlanta on the outside looking in. The season is far from over, but they’re now in a must-win situation. A win against Pittsburgh would have...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White adds to Falcons' legacy, breaks franchise record for TDs

ATLANTA -- This one was 10 seasons in the making. On Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Falcons wideout Roddy White became the franchise's all-time touchdowns leader (excluding quarterbacks), eclipsing the previous record of running back Michael Turner, who notched 61 TDs (60 rushing) for Atlanta from 2008-12. White, who tallied seven catches and 58 yards in the Falcons' 27-20 loss to the...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 15 Injury Update: Julio Jones’ Status Still Uncertain

8 a.m.: Julio Jones has been on some kind of a role lately. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver has battled all injury, but had been healthy in recent weeks. The results have been insane, as Jones has racked up 21 catches for 448 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. However, Jones’ injury woes reappeared late in Atlanta’s loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Steelers vs. Falcons

1. If the Falcons don't take the NFC South crown (maybe even if they do), is Mike Smith done in Atlanta?David: With all due respect to Smith, he should be gone after this season. Even if Atlanta squeaks into the playoffs as the 4th seed, they would most likely be playing against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Basically, what I’m saying is that Atlanta doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eddie Lacy trucks Falcons DB, shows off spin move

Eddie Lacy showed off the entire arsenal during the Packers’ 43-37 win over the Falcons on Monday night. Lacy rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 33 yards and a score in Green Bay’s impressive show. In one impressive play, Lacy caught a dump-off from Rodgers and trucked Atlanta DB...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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