Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: Atlanta Falcons taking a long look at Minnesota running back

Like many teams around the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons may use the upcoming draft to solve their issues at running back. The team released veteran Steven Jackson last month, and Jacquizz Rodgers has moved on as well. The losses of those two players have left a backfield comprised of Antone Smith and Devonta Freeman with little else to support them. This year’s pool of talent is deep...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

The mock draft culture has two sides. Those who love it, and those who hate it.Personally, I like them. I am not a fan of the ever changing draft boards and national rhetoric, but I do enjoy taking part in them and doing my own. Because of the increasing popularity of the mock draft culture and team specific drafting there are a variety of mock drafting websites. Among the most popular...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Add Four to Open Free Agency

After a weekend filled with rumors and speculation, the Atlanta Falcons opened up free agency relatively quietly compared to some other teams. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t make steps to attempt at improving on a 6-10 2014 campaign.In total, as of this writing, the Falcons signed four players. Over the weekend, they also inked backup quarterback TJ Yates, safety Charles...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Atlanta Falcons fan’s dog is not really in the mood to rise up

The Atlanta Falcons and their fans are all about rising up. Just don’t tell this Falcons fan’s dog. He’s pretty tuckered out after a long day of doing absolutely nothing. via imgur AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Free Agency Preview: The 10 best defensive linemen on the market in 2015 You may also be interested in: PHOTO: This...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Explosive RB Antone Smith says he wants to keep playing for the Atlanta Falcons

Did anybody have a more efficient 2014 season than Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith? I’m hard-pressed to think of one. Despite carrying the ball just 23 times he managed 144 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns. He also added three touchdowns in the receiving game while being targeted only 13 times… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, & Rams

Buccaneers Pat Yaskinskas of ESPN writes that the Buccaneers should really consider the idea of trading QB Mike Glennon for a draft pick now that it’s clear they’ll be selecting a quarterback prospect No. 1 overall. Dolphins ESPN’s Adam Caplan confirms that the Dolphins are trying to re-sign TE Charles Clay, but adds that he’ll have a “very strong” market should...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Sophomore Breakout Candidates

View image | While there were many star rookies in the 2014 rookie class, there were also a handful of disappointments. This article covers rookies that we had had high hopes for but who didn’t live up to the billing. However, these guys could excel in their sophomore campaigns. Whether it was due to circumstance, injury or they just weren’t ready, these players...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Falcons Free Agents “Who’s Saying and Who’s Going”

In this article I will pick the Atlanta Falcons top five free agents and tell you which ones will stay and who will go. First let’s list the top five free agents. Without knowing exactly how Dan Quinn plans to operate as the Falcons head coach I am basing this on the teams perceived needs from this past season. The top five free agents are: Matt Bryant, Sean Weatherspoon, Corey...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Running Back Targets for the Atlanta Falcons

To say that the Atlanta Falcons struggled to run the ball in 2014 may be an understatement. No running back on the roster averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry and with an aging Steven Jackson leading a platoon backfield, it is now time to look at finding an upgrade--and a significant one at that. Jackson is still under contract through the 2015 season. But there is a more than...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Giants, Lions, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

Giants Dan Graziano could see the Giants targeting Bills free agent DE Jerry Hughes if they allow Jason Pierre-Paul to depart in free agency. Graziano expects the Giants to pursue a “change-of-pace” running back and C.J. Spiller could be somone on their radar. Other options according to Graziano include Shane Vereen (Patriots), Antone Smith (Falcons) and Jacquizz Rodgers (Falcons...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Final Report Card With Grades

How do you put grades on a team that had a losing record but still managed to fight for a playoff spot, only to see the head coach shown the door at the end of 2014?It’s a hard learning curve to try to breakdown and analyze when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons, a team that did win two more games than last season, but could only manage six wins, overall, and could not escape huge...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Positions the Falcons Need to Address This Offseason

Coming off an embarrassing season-ending loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons are going into this offseason with more questions than answers. This team could use an upgrade at just about every position but starting quarterback and cornerback (and kicker assuming that Matt “I laugh at your freezing the kicker tactic” Bryant gets resigned). But these five positions...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the NFL Coaching Vacancies: Atlanta Falcons

2014 Record: 6-10 3rd in NFC SouthGeneral Manager: Thomas DimitroffLast Winning Season: 2012Last Playoff Birth: 2012 13-3 NFC South ChampionsLast Head Coach: Mike SmithSuper Bowl Record: 0-1Quarterback(s): Matt RyanTop Building Blocks: Julio Jones WR, Jake Matthews OT, Paul Worrilow ILB, Desmond Trufant CB2015 Notable Free Agents: Jacquizz Rodgers RB, Antone Smith RB, Gabe Carimi...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 Season

Now that we all have had a few days to digest the bitter end to the season, I think it's time to look at it as a whole. There were some good times, some bad times and some downright ugly times.While there may have, in fact, been far more bad and ugly experiences than good this season--that doesn’t mean this year wasn’t without the positives, even if they were few and far between...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons' quirky rise to NFC South penthouse should be enjoyed

ATLANTA -- From a subjective-resume standpoint, the 2010 Seattle Seahawks aren't the worst team of this century to reach the NFL playoffs. That honor might go to the 2004 St. Louis Rams (8-8 overall; seven losses of 10 points or more, three defeats to sub-.500 clubs) or 2004 Seahawks (9-7 overall; four losses of 10-plus points, negative-point differential). But since Seattle's 2010...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Hope To Pit Lessons To Use Against Browns

The Atlanta Falcons may have won their contest against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday for their second victory in a row and share of first place in the NFC South Division, but the news was not all celebratory.Team officials announced that running back Antone Smith will be lost for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.Smith has a broken leg and will be placed on season...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons climb to 1st place despite losing record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place. First place. Yep, the Falcons (4-6) are tied with New Orleans atop the NFC South and actually hold a tiebreaker edge after beating the Saints in Week 1. Not so long ago, Atlanta was mired in a five-game losing streak that raised doubts about the future of coach Mike Smith. Now, the Falcons have...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs vs Falcons

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-6) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-7) SERIES FALCONS BUCCANEERS SERIES LEADER Series tied, 21-21 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 9-4  Smith: 2-3 LAST WEEK Bye (Week 8: L 22-21 vs. Lions in London) L 22-17 at Browns LAST GAME 9/18/14: Buccaneers 14 at Falcons 56. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws for 286 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons WR-PR Devin Hester has...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers face Falcons in matchup of struggling teams

TAMPA, Fla. -- Something must give. Two hurting teams meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. For sure, memories of a 56-14 shellacking by the Atlanta Falcons live within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room. But in many ways, the visitors will feel as much urgency to change their current fortune. The Falcons are 2-6 and haven't won since that brutal rout at the Georgia...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' road problems continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road. The Falcons haven't done much right since losing last year's opener at New Orleans, dropping 10 of 11 road games as they prepare to visit Tampa Bay this weekend. Smith hopes to reverse the trend by finishing games better. A fourth-quarter meltdown as the home team...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith still have a job come Monday?

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Even Falcons fans will enjoy Johnny Manziel’s hot new girlfriend on Instagram

If Brian Hoyer struggles again this weekend you can bet we’re on the verge of seeing Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was awful last week in Jacksonville, and should he pull something similar against Oakland this weekend Johnny Cleveland will get his shot. Off the field Manziel’s antics are legendary. From partying with Gronk, to partying in Mexico, to partying in Vegas to pulling some...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why aren’t the Atlanta Falcons giving Antone Smith more touches?

Does the name Antone Smith mean anything to anyone? It should, because this dude is making the most out of anytime he gets on the field for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has five touchdowns this season already and he’s gotten his money’s worth on all of them. Two were rushing touch downs for 38 and 48 yards respectively. He also had three catch and run touchdowns of 41, 54, and...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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