Four Downs: Falcons fall to Titans, but starters impress

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons enjoyed an early 17-3 lead on Saturday, but fell to the Tennessee Titans in the Georgia Dome, 24-17. The loss drops Atlanta to 1-2 this preseason, with one game left to go in Jacksonville next week against the Jaguars. Here are four observations from the Falcons' loss to Tennessee: 1. DEVIN HESTER SURE LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOING TO PLAY A BIG ROLE...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Falcons/ Texans

The Falcons’ second preseason game of the year was an utter disaster: a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans, a team that won just two games last season. This loss looks even worse when considering the Falcons were crushed by a team coming off a 32-0 defeat just last week. Atlanta was outplayed in every phase of the game and looked nothing like the team we saw just a week before against...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Jadeveon Clowney’s play on Saturday

In this week’s edition of “Twitter Tuesday” we will have a look at some of the best tweets that mention Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney’s two big plays on Saturday, which included a big hit on running back Antone Smith and a sack on Matt Ryan. Have a look at these reactions regarding his incredible performance on Saturday night vs the Atlanta Falcons. Jadeveon Clowney...
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Falcons’ RB Antone Smith Gets Real Dose of “Hard Knocks” by Jadeveon Clowney

Atlanta Falcons’ running back, Antone Smith, who has just six career carries to his name, got his clock cleaned by Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans’ stud rookie defensive end. After taking a walloping hit by Clowney, Smith told reporters at CBS Houston this regarding Clowney (via Fox Sports). Just a guy. I don’t see anything special. He’s just a guy. He’s a guy who...
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Falcons RB calls Jadeveon Clowney 'just a guy' after getting blown up

Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith is entering his fifth NFL season and has just six career carries. Despite those underwhelming credentials, he's got a hot sports take on the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Smith was introduced to the top overall pick -- Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney -- on Saturday night when Clowney absolutely cleaned out Smith with...
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Falcons RB Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

You might've seen this quotable nugget in this week's "Sorting the Sunday Pile" but in case you missed it: Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney blew someone up in the backfield again. That someone was Antone Smith, a running back for the Falcons. It looked something like BAM. Smith, as you might guess, wasn't thrilled about the whole "being embarrassed...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from Houston Texans preseason win

The Houston Texans had a strong bounce-back week against the Atlanta Falcons after being wiped out against the Arizona Cardinals a week ago. With a big preseason win now in the books, let’s take a look at five things we learned from their 32-7 victory. 5. Jadeveon Clowney is a beast Clowney, in his limited action, had to major plays which should have Texans fans excited for this...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Calls Jadeveon Clowney ‘Just A Guy’ After No. 1 Pick Leveled Him

Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith is entering his fifth NFL season and has just six career carries. Despite those underwhelming credentials, he’s got a hot sports take on the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Smith was introduced to the top overall pick — Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — on Saturday night when Clowney absolutely cleaned out Smith with...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons running back that Jadeveon Clowney lit up says, he’s “just a guy”

Falcons running back Antone Smith wasn’t very impressed with Jadveon Clowney even though he bolted into the back field to quickly take him down during Saturday’s preseason game. “Just a guy,” Smith said of Clowney, per CBS Houston. “I don’t see anything special. He’s just a guy. He’s a guy who plays defensive end. He plays pretty good. Made a good play.” Smith did...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Antone Smith on Jadeveon Clowney: “I don’t see anything special”

During Saturday’s preseason game between the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL Draft announced his presence during the first quarter with impressive displays on back-to-back plays. First, Jadeveon Clowney darted into the Falcons’ backfield and dropped running back Antone Smith. He followed that up with a sack of […]
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Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

Last night, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney laid a huge hit on Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith. Clowney was in the backfield just as Matt Ryan was able to hand off the ball to Smith. Clowney followed up his big hit on Smith with a sack of Ryan on the next play. Following last night’s game, Smith spoke to 610 Sports in Houston and he’s not overly impressed...
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Falcons RB Clowney Jacked Up, Says Clowney is “Just a Guy, Not Special”

It is still preseason and sometimes a couple highlight plays doesn’t mean you are going to end up in the Hall of Fame, with that being said Clowney just doesn’t seem like another guy. Here is what the Falcons RB had to say. “Just a guy,” running back Antone Smith said, via 610 Sports Radio in Houston. “I don’t see anything special. He’s just a guy. He’s a guy who...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Falcons suffer 25-point smackdown in Houston

The Atlanta Falcons landed in Houston on Tuesday, to join the Texans in combined practices. After five days of being on the road, and a 32-7 shellacking on Saturday night, the Falcons are likely itching to get back to Flowery Branch, Ga. The Falcons are now 1-1 during preseason action, but even though a win came before this loss, the feeling must be gloomy as nothing seemed to go...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney Blows Up Antone Smith During Preseason Game

Jadeveon Clowney almost replicated ‘The Hit’ on Vincent Smith tonight during the Texans’ preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. Get ready for plenty more hits like this from Clowney during his rookie year. [Barrett Sallee] The post Jadeveon Clowney Blows Up Antone Smith During Preseason Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Falcons camp: Four observations from Monday workout

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- On Tuesday, the Falcons will board a flight to Houston in preparation for some joint practices/Saturday preseason game with the Texans. On Monday, the Falcons completed one of their last Georgia-based afternoon sessions of training camp, which breaks in seven days. That alone should get the juices flowing for those who can't wait for the regular season...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Antone Smith impresses Falcons with big plays

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back. As starter Steven Jackson continues to miss time with a left hamstring injury, Smith showed impressive big-play potential in the Falcons' 16-10 win over Miami on Friday night. Smith'...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Coach Smith on the Falcons first pre-season game

Here are some quotes pulled from the presser following the game on Friday against the Dolphins. Smith on the starting defense: “Well when I say there are some things that aren’t as good as we liked, I would say that that would be one of them. I think that we ended up getting into too many third and shorts. We had an explosive play, with a crossing route, and we just missed the...
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Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith Shows Potential on the Field But Not in his Stat Line

After a solid career at Florida State where he gained 2,253 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns Antone Smith has had a rough go of it in the NFL. He was undrafted in 2009 and bounced from one team to the next until the Atlanta Falcons gave him a home. While they have kept him on the roster since than he as yet to see much time on the field.So why keep him? Well--he showed the fans and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Penalties ruin big plays for Falcons RB Antone Smith

Falcons running back Antone Smith made a big play nearly every time he touched the ball in 2013. Smith tried to pick up where he left off during the exhibition opener Friday against the Dolphins but his teammates kept making his big plays count for nothing. Smith had two large gains nullified by penalty. Smith’s 34-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter was called back because...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for tonight: Falcons vs Dolphins

The Falcons kick off preseason game action tonight in the Georgia Dome when they welcome the Miami Dolphins in for a 7:00PM start. Both teams are coming off disappointing seasons last year, and both have made significant organizational changes they hope will bear fruit. For Falcons fans, just seeing the team on the turf of the Dome is exciting enough, especially as we put last year...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons weekend training camp photo album

The Atlanta Falcons officially began their 2014 season by kicking off training camp this weekend in Flowery Branch. After a disappointing 4-12 campaign the Falcons have a lot of work to do to get back on top of the NFC South division, which they won in 2012. For those of you who can’t make it out to see the team in action live, we collected the best photos we could find from social...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Previews: Running Backs look to improve 2014 output

The Atlanta Falcons’ running back corps is coming off of a dismal 2013 — one in which the team finished dead last in the NFL with a paltry 77 rushing yards per game. A lot of blame could be thrown at the offensive line, and rightfully so, but the running backs weren’t particularly impressive in their own right. The Falcons invested heavily in the offensive line this offseason...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive projections for the 2014 NFL season: Atlanta Falcons

This offseason the Falcons spent a majority of their money and draft picks to beef up their offensive and defensive lines. While these transactions aren’t viewed as the “sexy” picks they are the directly effect the production of the skill players. This season the addition of Jake Matthews, Jon Asamoah on top of the return of Sam Baker and Mike Johnson from injuries gives the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons coach throws support behind Steven Jackson

When the Atlanta Falcons added veteran running back Steven Jackson prior to last season some saw it as the piece that would get the team over the hump and into the Super Bowl. Instead Jackson struggled and the Falcons few victim to early season injuries en-route to a losing season, one year after a NFC Championship loss. Last year the Falcons added Jackson on a three-year deal worth...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' DeCoud misses practice with concussion

Coach Mike Smith says he has not ruled out Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud, who has not practiced this week, for Sunday's game against Washington. DeCoud was held out again Thursday as he continues to recover from a concussion that knocked him out of last week's loss at Green Bay. Smith says if DeCoud has not made progress by Friday, he would then be declared out for...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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