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Top 10 prospects: Inside Linebacker

Atlanta is in dire need of depth at the linebacker position, especially since switching to a 3-4 base defense. In my opinion, Sean Weatherspoon will be most suited for moving inside next to Akeem Dent or emerging second year talent Paul Worrilow, freeing up the LOLB position for an incoming rookie. As of today, it would appear Kroy Biermann is in line to be starting ROLB. Here is...
Via cover32 - Falcons
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons need more hits than misses with upcoming draft

The Atlanta Falcons desperately need to have a good draft. If having their coaching staff work the Senior Bowl helps to turn around last season's 4-12 record, the Falcons might have a leg up when May and the NFL Draft rolls around. "Talking with coaches that I consider mentors that have coached in this ballgame, they have said that they had some of their best drafts after...
Via Fox Sports South
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan finds promise in struggling Atlanta defense

Mike Nolan knows his second season as Falcons defensive coordinator has been a borderline disaster. He's not sure if coach Mike Smith and Atlanta's front office will want him back next year, but the uncertainty hasn't stopped Nolan from tinkering with his personnel and schemes to find the right formula. Asked this week if he plans to return to the Falcons in 2014 after...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons may ponder defensive changes after blowout loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With only seven games remaining and the 2-7 Falcons nursing a three-game losing streak, it would figure the coaching staff might have an eye toward the future with ceratin players. But for head coach Mike Smith, the No. 1 goal remains victory, although on Monday, he hinted that changes could be in the offing following the Falcons' 33-10 loss to Seattle....
Via Fox Sports South
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons ramping up the intensity after Sunday win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. In his six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Mike Smith has demonstrated a great knack for self-scouting and making changes coming out of the bye week. In fact, it might be among the Falcons coaches' greatest assets, as a group. With their Sunday win over Tampa Bay, the 2-4 Falcons improved to 5-1 after the bye under Smith. In preparation for...
Via Fox Sports South
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons look to continue attack-mode intensity on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. In his six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Mike Smith has demonstrated a great knack for self-scouting and making changes coming out of the bye week. In fact, it might be among the Falcons coaches' greatest assets, as a group. With their Sunday win over Tampa Bay, the 2-4 Falcons improved to 5-1 after the bye under Smith. In preparation for...
Via Fox Sports South
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: One Sad Game Primer

Your 1-4 Atlanta Falcons are hosting a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team this Sunday at 1 PM.  These Bucs are in so much disarray I don't even know where I would start.  Tampa is on the road, starting a midround rookie at quarterback, half the team seems to have a staph infection, the head coach is under criticism for potentially leaking information about their former quarterback...
Via Grits Blitz
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker, Dent, Jackson Ruled Out For Jets Game

Add Akeem Dent to the list of Falcons injured this season. (John Bazemore) The Atlanta Falcons have ruled out three starters for Monday night’s game versus the New York Jets. Left tackle Sam Baker (knee), middle linebacker Akeem Dent (ankle), and running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) will all miss the game. Second-year player Lamar Holmes, who lost his starting right tackle...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Injury Report: Sam Baker, Akeem Dent OUT for Week 5

The Atlanta Falcons are off to a disappointing 1-3 start and already sit three-games back of the 4-0 New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.  While injuries are a huge part of the game, it seems to be a recurring theme in Atlanta.According to NFL.com, left tackle Sam Baker and linebacker Akeem Dent have officially been ruled out of Monday night’s contest against the New York Jets...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Akeem Dent and Sam Baker ruled out vs Jets

The Jet’s will not be at full strength when they take on the Jets on Monday night. Tackle Sam Baker and LB Akeem Dent have been ruled out. Sam Baker and Akeem Dent have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets #NYJvsATL — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) October 3, 2013 Along with Dent and Baker the Falcons have a slew of other minor injuries. Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report, AKA The Walking Dead

Injuries are part of the game but man does the game hate the Falcons this year. I'm not going to list all the injuries the Falcons have had this season because, quite frankly, I just don't have that much time but let's take a look at this weeks injury report.   First of all, starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent will not...
Via Grits Blitz
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tonight the Falcons started UDFA Paul Worrilow

Tonight the Atlanta Falcons started Paul Worrilow over Akeem Dent at MLB. This is a huge surprise, especially with Worrilow being an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. Worrilow had an amazing pre-season as he racked up several tackles. Worrilow was a stand out for the Blue Hens and has a great motor. If he […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#11)

Last week: 12 The Falcons built a big early lead against the Rams and eventually won, improving to 1-1, but the way they played after they lost regulars with injuries has to be concerning going forward. Asante Samuel will probably be back this week, but Steven Jackson, Kroy Biermann, and Sean Weatherspoon are all expected to be out for an extended period of time. With a sneaky tough...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Struggled on Third Down in Opener

One of the basic keys to football is to keep the chains moving. If you do that, then your offense can stay on the field and get into a rhythm and the opposing defense gets tired. Last Sunday against the Saints, the Falcons weren't very good on third down on offense or defense. On offense the Falcons were a paltry 27% (3 of 11) and on defense they allowed their opponents...
Via Grits Blitz
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Drop Opener to Saints; Start 0-1

The Falcons opened up the NFL season in a tough spot. On the road against a rival that they had dropped three straight against in the SuperDome. To add to that, the Saints were returning their head coach after a one year suspension. The odds seemed stacked against the Falcons, but the Falcons still felt like the better team heading into the game. The Falcons opened up...
Via Grits Blitz
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Falcons: Linebackers

We continue our "State of the Falcons" series as we look at each area of the Falcons and now move on to the linebacker corps. This years LBs will look a lot like last years squad. The Falcons did not use any draft picks on LBs and only signed one in free agency. The conversation about the Falcons linebacking squad begins with Sean Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon was...
Via Grits Blitz
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Optimum Scouting Looks at Falcons Team Needs

Bloguin's scouting site Optimum Scouting is going through the NFL divisions and taking a look at team needs. The most recent was the NFC South which of course includes our Atlanta Falcons. They've got our primary needs as defensive end, tight end and linebacker with a secondary need at running back. I can't disagree with that assessment but those needs could...
Via Grits Blitz
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2013 Needs

The Falcons were tied for the best record in the NFL at 13-3 this season, but they were given very little respect throughout, and for good reason. They finished the season ranked just 10th in DVOA, had one of the easiest schedules in football, and were frequently pulling out close victories, going 7-2 in games decided by a touchdown or less. That may seem impressive, but that is...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tillman continues to shine for Bears

Emerging star linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss his second straight game for Atlanta this week due to an ankle sprain, and his absence is the biggest injury news heading into Week 10. Another prominent NFC linebacker is expected to be out this week, as Seattle's K.J. Wright suffered a concussion against Minnesota on Sunday and wasn't practicing as of Thursday. Akeem...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

RotoWire IDP Report

Emerging star linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss his second straight game for Atlanta this week due to an ankle sprain, and his absence is the biggest injury news heading into Week 10. Another prominent NFC linebacker is expected to be out this week, as Seattle's K.J. Wright suffered a concussion against Minnesota on Sunday and wasn't practicing as of Thursday. Akeem...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' third-down defense keys win over Dallas

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Falcons yielded 377 yards on Sunday against Dallas and failed to force a turnover yet somehow they limited the Cowboys to 13 points, a season-low for the Atlanta defense. The secret in the 19-13 victory that enabled the Falcons to improve to 8-0 was a phase a of the game that has bedeviled the Falcons at times during head coach Mike Smiths five seasons:...
Via Fox Sports South
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons Beat Cowboys, Stay Undefeated

It sounds like a broken record, but the Atlanta Falcons found a way to win on Sunday despite not playing their best football. Don't get me wrong, the Falcons weren't horrible but the offense had trouble executing on the Cowboys side of the 50 which resulted in six field goal attempts, two of which were no good. The Falcons had a lot of opportunities to score in this game...
Via Grits Blitz
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons won’t have Sean Witherspoon this week

sr_adspace_id = 1000010603807; sr_adspace_width = 180; sr_adspace_height = 90; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic"; According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon won’t play in tomorrow’s game against the Cowboys because of an ankle injury. Both Akeem Dent and Mike Peterson will get...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

RotoWire NFL IDP Report

Owners of Sean Weatherspoon will have to find a replacement for their star linebacker this week, as an ankle sprain will keep him out against Dallas on Sunday. Akeem Dent will step in, but it's highly unlikely that he'll produce anywhere near the level of Weatherspoon, who has 52 tackles (40 solo) and three sacks in seven games. Although he isn't as big of a name as Weatherspoon...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington risking up IDP charts

Owners of Sean Weatherspoon will have to find a replacement for their star linebacker this week, as an ankle sprain will keep him out against Dallas on Sunday. Akeem Dent will step in, but it's highly unlikely that he'll produce anywhere near the level of Weatherspoon, who has 52 tackles (40 solo) and three sacks in seven games. Although he isn't as big of a name as Weatherspoon...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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