HBO Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons: 10 Things You Won't See

What is an Atlanta Falcon to do?Look at the acts they have to follow:Emperor Jerry and his wacky Death Star circus ran for two years (2002,2008) in a futile attempt to find the biggest ego in Texas without the last name Jones, the often misbehaving Bengals (2009,2014) whos owner would do anything for free publicity and that clown car known as the New York Jets (2010),piloted by a...
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Five last minute trades the Atlanta Falcons should pursue

When looking at the Falcons’ 2014 roster, there are a few glaring holes that the team wasn’t able to fill during the offseason. Atlanta never acquired a true edge rusher or a pass-catching tight end, among other things. The Falcons are no strangers to completing offseason trades to bolster their roster; Tony Gonzalez, Asante Samuel, and Dominique Foxworth were all acquired via...
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Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive

Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones is easing back to practice after a season-ending foot injury he sustained in Week 5 last year. Reports are in that Jones is beginning to look like his dominant self after just a couple days on the … The post Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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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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Atlanta Falcons: 5 Questions at Training Camp

What was supposed to be a Super Bowl season for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 turned into an absolute disaster. The injury plague hit the team harder than a Mike Tyson left hook, and the team finished dead last in the NFC South. When healthy, the Falcons are one of the most talented teams in all of football. Matt Ryan has a plethora of weapons on the outside, including arguably the...
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Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones named 10th best fantasy WR, White is 27th

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
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Julio Jones looking explosive

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looked explosive during Sunday’s practice. Every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive. He's stopping on a dime. Showing no ill effects. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 27, 2014 This is great news after Jones suffered a season-ending foot injury in 2013. var ACE_AR = {Site...
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Atlanta Falcons: Early impressions from training camp

Training camp has begun and the Atlanta Falcons did not waste anytime on Friday, bringing full intensity and energy to the practice field at Flowery Branch. Veteran players, rookies and free agents began their quest to see who will become starter going into the regular season. To say the least, the first day of training camp for the Falcons was very interesting as this team will...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Atlanta Falcons

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Minnesota Vikings draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/07/23/analyzing-the-2011-draft-minnesota-vikings/ The NFC North is now complete, and next up is the NFC South. I will start with the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta was coming...
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White's new deal gives Falcons tools to re-sign Jones in '15

ATLANTA -- One half of one of the NFL's best dynamic duos at wide receiver just locked up a new contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Roddy White signed a three-year extension with the team, and is now under contract through the 2017 season. Since White will turn 33 in November, Thursday's contract extension likely means he'll finish his career in Atlanta. With...
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Falcons, Roddy White agree on four-year extension

The Atalanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with wide receiver Roddy White on a four-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. White, 6-0, 211 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the first round (27th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. In nine seasons with the Falcons, the four-time Pro Bowler owns club records for...
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Atlanta Falcons chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones cleared for landing

He’s baaaack. That’s right, after many long months of rehabbing a broken foot, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is returning to the field. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jones has been cleared to join training camp. Here’s what head coach Mike Smith told D. Orlando Ledbetter: “Our number one goal is to make sure that we’ve got everybody...
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Julio Jones Cleared To Participate In Camp

Photo Credit: Football Schedule via www.photoin.com   Another injured NFL superstar from last season was cleared to practice in training camp. The Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones will be a full participant in training camp according to his coach, Mike Smith.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this news about Jones. Jones will be limited in his reps during...
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Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones cleared for training camp

(AP Photo) Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith says that the teams Pro Bowl wide receiver, Julio Jones , has been cleared by doctors to take part in training camp practices on a limited basis.  It’s great news for the Falcons. “He will be limited in terms of his snaps,” Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Our number one goal is to make sure that we’ve got everybody...
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Julio Jones will participate in mini camp with no restraints

Falcons WR Julio Jones has been cleared to participate in the team’s upcoming training camp, per head coach Mike Smith. Jones, who injured his foot in Week 5 of last season and missed the remainder of the 2013 campaign, will be limited initially. “He will be limited in terms of his snaps,” Smith told the […] The post Julio Jones will participate in mini camp with no restraints...
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Falcons Injury Update: Julio Jones avoids PUP

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was on pace for a big season in 2013, with 41 receptions for 580 yards and two touchdowns over the first five games. But he suffered a broken right foot in that fifth game against the New York Jets, and missed the final 11 games of the season after undergoing surgery. Jones did not do much during offseason work, and he will limited at the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 20 Fantasy Football WR's for 2014

You're going to see the usual names near or at the top of the list like Megatron, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall and a few more.  But you'll be a bit surprised to see who I have cracking the top 20 wide receivers for 2014.  Plus there are players out there that we know next to nothing about until they get on the field and do what they do.  So there's a great...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO's Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons: Top 10 Reasons To Watch

After a long wait, HBO now knows whom they will be covering on the popular show “Hard Knocks.” According to the Atlanta Falcons and their website “The Falcons, HBO Sports, and NFL Films will team up for an all-access, behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons debuts on August 5...
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Projected Falcons 2014 Offensive Starters

The Atlanta Falcons bread and butter during the Mike Smith era, has always been the offense. In this article we will take a look at who the Falcons offensive starters will most likely be. So let’s get started, first up is the leader on the offensive side of the ball.Starting QB – Matt Ryan#459188857 / gettyimages.comMatt Ryan has quietly become one of the league’s best when...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

If the Atlanta Falcons fail to make the playoffs, who will be the fall guy?

Vanilla. Perfectly acceptable as an ice cream flavor, horrific when applied to a football team. Most of the fans I know seem to feel the Falcons have become a vanilla team—predictable, boring, lacking imagination. I asked a friend of mine if he was excited about the Falcons the other day and he replied, “Well, I mean, it is the Falcons.” While rabid fans of Atlanta’s team...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

5 ways to kill the last offseason weekend: Watch the Julio Jones show

Friday is everyone’s favorite day of the week, but today is a particularly awesome one because it begins the final weekend of the NFL offseason. That’s right, next week training camp begins and the 2014 season will officially be under way. The smell of fresh cut grass, the tension building in your stomach, the sound of shoulder pads crashing together at full speed… If you...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Outlook

Matt Ryan may have lost Tony Gonzalez to retirement, but he will get a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones and Roddy White back!  Sure the Atlanta Falcons face some stiff competition in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers (sorry Buccaneers fans), but when this offense is healthy, there is no stopping them!Be sure to read our Julio Jones Effect on...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Julio Jones Effect

So I broke down Matt Ryan’s numbers for the five games Julio Jones was on the field and pulled out a few nuggets.#180991127 / gettyimages.comTouchdowns:In the first five games (when Julio played), Ryan threw two touchdowns in each one of those games.In the final eleven games (when Julio didn’t play), Ryan only threw two or more touchdowns in 5 of those games.Ryan tossed approximately...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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