Saints-Falcons Capsule

NEW ORLEANS (12-6) at ATLANTA (4-12) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Saints by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 9-7-2, Falcons 7-9-0 SERIES RECORD - Falcons lead 47-43 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Falcons 17-13, Nov. 21, 2013 AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 5, Falcons No. 20 SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (25), PASS (2) SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (19), PASS (2) FALCONS...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Physicality Will Be Tested for Atlanta Against Houston

The pre-season rolls on into week two, as the battle of last year’s biggest disappointments take place. Both Houston and Atlanta differ greatly in major issues. Houston lacks stability at the quarterback position, while Atlanta is looking to become more physical.While the topic of physicality continues to be a hot topic in Atlanta, I’m still hoping for the cornerbacks to be tested...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 Atlanta Falcons Season Preview

With the NFL, there’s always a demand for discussion. In America, the NFL slaughters everything, with all other games a niche sport. Even college football, which clearly comes in second. However, it’s a distant second. Anyway, let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Atlanta Falcons.   Overview:  As Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris...
Via The Sports Bank
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2014 preview: Rebounding from a four-win anomaly

With football season around the corner, is providing a thorough analysis of all 32 teams heading into training camp. The offseason may have lacked some hard-hitting action, but franchise-altering moves have been made. Parity is excessive as ever. Every team looks great on paper in July. But it's the development and seasoning of a team that will matter in January and...
Via Fox Sports South
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping Scott Pioli’s Draft Pick History in Kansas City

Scott Pioli was GM of the Chiefs from 2010 to 2012, and in those years, the Chiefs made the playoffs once, and for the most part were a doormat team. Many blamed the Offense for the losses, and many more blamed Pioli. However, lets look at Pioli’s 3 drafts to see if he was really at fault for the Chiefs failures. Also, lets see if his drafts positively or negatively affected the...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Previews: Atlanta Falcons

Key AdditionsQB T.J. Yates, TE Bear Pascoe, G Jon Asamoah, G/T Gabe Carimi, DE/DT Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai, CB Josh Wilson, CB Javier Arenas, S Dwight Lowery, KR Devin Hester, OT Jake Matthews (drafT), DE/DT Ra'Shede Hageman (draft), RB Devonta Freeman (draft), DE/OLB Prince Shembo (draft)Key LossesRB Jason Snelling, TE Tony Gonzalez, G Garrett Reynolds, OLB Stephen Nicholas...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Season Preview: never too early

With the NFL, there’s always a demand for discussion. In America the NFL slaughters everything, with college football a distant number two. And everything else below that is a niche sport So let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Atlanta Falcons.   Overview:  As Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris say ,”Welcome to Atlanta”...
Via The Sports Bank
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Atlanta Falcons Projected Starters

If you’ve been paying attention to the Atlanta Falcons this off-season, you would have noticed the convoy of new faces now surrounding this team like return man Devin Hester, offensive tackle Jake Matthews, offensive guard Jon Asamoah, etc. There are also plenty of starting jobs that are currently up for grabs on both offense and defense. Here is my outlook on who will lead the...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Review of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 NFL Draft

Getting “bigger and tougher” was the offseason’s mantra. (John Bazemore) The Atlanta Falcons had Super Bowl aspirations going into last season but fell well short with a 4-12 record. The primary issues? Injuries, and toughness at the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense Quarterback Matt Ryan was hit a league-high – and career-high – 203 times last season. He was...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

With the Sixth Pick in the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons Select...

After coming off a 13-3 season in 2012, many had high expectations for the Atlanta Falcons heading into 2013.  However, Atlanta greatly failed those expectations by playing poor in all areas due to injuries and a poor offensive line and a below average defense.However, while Tony Gonzalez retirement hurts, the Falcons will be getting back a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones, and...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Falcons done enough?

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports After a terrible four win season last year, the Atlanta Falcons look to rebound and solve most if not all of their problems this offseason, but have they done enough? Last year, the offensive line for Atlanta left franchise Quarterback Matt Ryan running for his life, so the first day of free agency, offensive guard Jon Asamoah was signed to the roster...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' signings signal return to basics

Mike Smith came to the Falcons as a coach who wanted to run the football and defend the run. Coming off a 4-12 season and with the moves the Falcons have made, particularly on the first day of free agency on Tuesday, that again has taken on primacy. Consider that three of the Falcons' signings on Tuesday (one of their own players and two unrestricted free agents) will likely represent...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons news: Falcons sign Asamoah, Jackson and Soliai on opening day of free agency.

The Atlanta Falcons drastically needed to improve both their offensive and defensive lines this off season, they made significant strides to achieving that goal within hours of the free agent market officially opening on Tuesday. Two of three players signed were drafted by Scott Pioli while he was general manager in Kansas City, Pioli is now the Falcons assistant GM in Atlanta...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons make major moves to start free agency

Atlanta Falcons make major moves to start free agencyThe Atlanta Falcons wasted no time in upgrading their roster from last season, using the first day of free agency to add defensive tackle Paul Soliai, guard Jon Asamoah, and defensive end Tyson Jackson, re-up defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux in a three-year deal, and part ways with free safety Thomas DeCoud. Soliai, who just...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency signings

NFL Free agency officially began at 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday, March 11th. Let’s take a look at some of the signings that have gone down:   49ers Sign Safety Antoine Bethea 4 Years $28 Million. He’ll serve as a replacement for Donte Whitner. What happened to him? Whitner signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Cleveland Browns. Former Miami Dolphin Paul Soliai has agreed...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' free agents find big deals elsewhere

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the first hour of free agency came to a close Tuesday, the flood of players headed out of Arrowhead Stadium for big-money deals had finally slowed to a stop. Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert was a Dolphin. Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster was a Titan. Defensive tackle Tyson Jackson and guard Jon Asamoah were headed for the Falcons, while fellow guard...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Get Tougher; Sign RG Asamoah, DE Jackson, NT Soliai

Beefing up the lines is exactly what the Falcons needed to do. (Kevin Liles) The Atlanta Falcons knew they had to get tougher, beginning with both the offensive and defensive lines. And with free agency officially underway, getting tougher is exactly what the Falcons did. They agreed to terms with right guard Jon Asamoah and defensive end Tyson Jackson, both former members of the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Lose Four Free Agents

In the first 45 minutes of free agency the Kansas City Chiefs have lost four players to free agency. Teams are allowed to officially announce their free agent signings as of 4pm ET Tuesday the start of the NFL’s fiscal year. Teams had a three-day window that allowed them to negotiate with free agents that began on Saturday afternoon. Brendan Albert, a former first round pick of...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree To Terms With DT Paul Soliai, G Jon Asamoah & DE Tyson Jackson

  The Atlanta Falcons have arguably been the most active team in the first hour of free agency. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons have agreed to terms with former Dolphins NT Paul Soliai and former Chiefs G Jon Asamoah. Ian Rapoport reports that DE Tyson Jackson has also agreed to a deal with the Falcons. Soliai, 30, was widely considered to be the best available...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Free Agent Targets: Offensive Guard

We examine 3 of the top possible Cleveland Browns free agent targets on the offensive line.  _________________________________ Geoff Schwartz Schwartz is the older brother of Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz, so the Browns could have some recruiting power. Schwartz stepped in for the Chiefs in 2013 and really took off. He now comes into free-agency as one of the top three available...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Falcons to target Chiefs guard Asamoah in free agency.

NFL teams were able to to open talks with potential free agents on Saturday ahead of free agency which begins Tuesday at 4pm E.T and it would appear that the Atlanta Falcons have earmarked Kansas City Guard Jon Asamoah to help upgrade a terrible offensive line.Asamoah was drafted for the Chiefs in 2010 by Scott Pioli who is now the assistant general manager for the Falcons and would...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Free Agency Options: Offensive Guard

The Redskins offensive line was a mess last season. If you’re even a casual fan of the team, you already knew that. Only one lineman played well enough to deserve a starting job in 2014 — LT Trent Williams. Guards Kory Lichtensteiger and Chris Chester, C Will Montgomery and RT Tyler Polumbus were all mediocre or worse. The best and most realistic solution would be to move Lichtensteiger...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Expected To “Make A Play” For Chiefs’ G Jon Asamoah

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are expected to “make a play” for Chiefs’ impending free agent G Jon Asamoah in the days leading up to free agency. Mehta adds that re-signing veteran G Willie Colon is a “back-burner option” for the Jets right now. Asamoah, 25, is one of the best interior lineman available in this year’s free agent class...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Bargain Guide to Free Agency

With free agency less than ten days away it’s time to examine some players that the Washington Redskins may target. The Redskins have so many needs that it’s easier to name the positions that the Redskins do not need to address. The Redskins are set at quarterback, running back, fullback, and kicker. Other than that the Redskins can improve at every position. With so many needs...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Could Target Chiefs G Jon Asamoah In Free Agency

Vaughn McClure of mentions that Chiefs impending free agent G Jon Asamoah could be on the Falcons radar in free agency. As McClure points out, Asamoah was draft by new Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli and would be a clear upgrade to Harland Gunn. McClure also expects the Falcons to prioritize re-signing free agent C Joe Hawley. Assuming that the Falcons...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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