Who has the best wide receiver duo in the NFL?

Recently a number of prominent media outlets, including Yahoo, ESPN, and NFL.com, have put out rankings of the top wide receiver duos in the NFL, with Chicago’s Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery topping both lists.  Some Atlanta Falcons fans have protested these rankings, claiming that Julio Jones and Roddy White were every bit as good-and […] The post Who has the best wide...
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3 Teams Most Likely To Trade Up For Second Overall Pick

Cleveland BrownsThe Browns have two first round picks this year and with the 4th pick could potentially allow them move up without having to give up future picks like the Washington Redskins did in 2012 with the Robert Griffin trade.  If Jadeveon Clowney is the top pick as everyone anticpates, then this pick would be for the choice of the top quarterback, the Browns settled once...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Will Be Boosted By Players Returning From Injuries

Teams in the National Football League are supposed to have a ‘next-man up’ mentality. If you do happen to get struck by injuries, you should have the resiliencey to bounce back. If there is ever a point though where injuries might be acceptable to use an excuse is the 2013-14 Atlanta Falcons. Key players for the ‘dirty birds’ went down week after week. Most of the players...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Falcons bounce back this season?

It’s hard to tell exactly how far the Falcons will rebound next season. Free Agency has been good to the Falcons, shoring up the depth and adding beef to the interior of both lines. But the draft is a month away, and having the 6th pick all but guarantees Thomas Dimitroff will do big things to bring in top tier players. So until the draft we won’t know the full picture. The Dirty...
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Way Too Early 2014 Vikings Previews: Vs Atlanta

My way-too-early 2014 Vikings schedule preview series returns, with a look at the first of five non-divisional "home" games. The NFL schedule typically is released for the upcoming season in mid-to-late April each year (be on the look out!), but the opponents and locations have been out for quite some time yet. Without further ado, let's take a look at how the Atlanta...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White follows through on Twitter bet, throws in Super Bowl tickets

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White made a bet last week with a Twitter follower that No. 3 Duke would beat No. 14 Mercer in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. @DHoyt77 if mercer beat duke I will give you season tickets 50 yard line first row — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 18, 2014 The Mercer Bears pulled off the upset and beat Duke 78-71. After the game,...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Harry Douglas has big day against Bucs

Forced to step into the role of #1 receiver with the injuries to Julio Jones and Roddy White, Harry Douglas had a career day against the Tampa Buccaneers. In his sixth NFL season, Douglas's best performance coming into Sunday's game was a 8 catch, 133 yard performance against the New Orleans Saints in a 2011 overtime loss. On Sunday, Douglas caught seven passes for 149...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan leads Falcons past Bucs 31-23

The Falcons moved to 2-4 on Sunday with a 31-23 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Playing without Julio Jones and Roddy White, Matt Ryan stepped up his game with a very efficient performance. Ryan went 20 of 26 for 273 yards and 3 TDs with 0 INT.  The defense did it's part early by scoring on a Thomas DeCoud fumble return and the Falcons held on late despite...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Update: Falcons' Julio Jones and Kroy Biermann ahead of schedule in their rehab process

The Atlanta Falcons are looking too bounce back from a disastrous 2013 season and there is no better way to start that flight pattern than getting two important birds, wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive end Kroy Biermann, out of the nest and onto the field.Injuring his foot in an October 7 loss to the New York Jets, Jones was placed on the injured reserve list officially ending...
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Falcons rumors: Atlanta Falcons are open to trading up per Adam Schefter.

The Atlanta Falcons currently hold the sixth pick the NFL draft but despite this high pick the Falcons are willing to move up to get exactly what they need. Moving up in the draft is nothing new to Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff who most notably moved up 21 spots in 2011 to grab Julio Jones and moved up 6 places last year to draft Desmond Trufant.NFL insider Adam Schefter...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones is running, ahead of schedule

Falcons coach Mike Smith said wide receiver Julio Jones is running and is ahead of schedule at the owner’s meeting in Orlando today, the team said. “He’s doing a great job with (trainers) Marty (Lauzon) and AJ (Neibel),” Falcons coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by phone on Wednesday. “He’s continuing to progress.” What’s his timetable for a...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What if Julio Jones Didn’t get Injured?

Gregory Bull Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons back in 2011, wide receiver Julio Jones has worked his way up to becoming arguably one-of-the top three players at his position in the NFL. His season was ended short last year due to a foot injury sustained in a game against the New York Jets. Jones was off to a monster year in 2013. Five games into the season (before he was injured) he...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester to sign three-year deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed former Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester. Welcome to Atlanta, @D_Hest23! The Falcons have agreed to terms with WR and returner Devin Hester. #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/hbEfMv6asz — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) March 20, 2014 According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hester will sign a three-year deal with the Falcons...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Preview

It was not that long ago that the Atlanta front office decided to shock the NFL world by trading up for Julio Jones. The decision is one that still haunts many fans, as a total of five draft selections were given up for the gifted Alabama receiver. Whether or not it was the right move was a hot topic on most Atlanta talk radio stations throughout the season and their beloved Falcons...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons interested in Champ Bailey?

The Atlanta Falcons were the most disappointing team in the NFL last season, and they are looking to make moves this offseason to fix the issues that they had. One of their pressing concerns heading into this offseason is adding some more help in the secondary. According to reports coming out of Atlanta, the Falcons could very well look into signing former Denver Broncos cornerback...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mike Smith on the hot seat?

Is Mike Smith on the hot seat? It is a fair question. He deserves the job now, but this next season will decide his future. Smith has been a central part of the brain trust since he arrived as the head coach. The organization has always preached the idea of a process. A process rooted in patience and trust. But these are wearing thin at the moment. I don’t think it was Smith...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

KSK Mailbag: So you’ve got a suicidal coke hooker ex. What now?

We’ve got a meaty mailbag today, folks. But before we get to the main event — limp dicks, True Detective, infidelity, best man speeches, and the main event promised in the headline — I’d like to point you in the direction of an excellent article on Jezebel called How To Pick Your Life Partner. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t send anyone within a country mile of Jezebel’s horde...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta trade partners may be more numerous than first expected

The defensive portion of the Combine Testing turned into the Jadeveon Clowney show, and for good reason. The 6’6” specimen lit up every drill he participated in. Since we are keeping our eye on how the Falcons are going to factor into the Clowney Sweepstakes let’s look at some trade scenarios that would guarantee JC7 found himself  in a Falcon uniform. Trade with the Houston...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Atlanta trade up for Jadeveon Clowney?

Jadeveon Clowney put on a show at the NFL combine. There are surely a lot of fans out there hoping he somehow ends up in a Falcon’s uniform. After his stellar work out, it’s going to cost the Falcons more than what they may feel comfortable with. Many are now asking if the Falcons should move up in the order to pick up Clowney. Frankly, Atlanta would gamble their present and...
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February 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Jadeveon Clowney: ‘I wish Falcons could trade up for me’

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney hopes the Atlanta Falcons trade up for him. “I wish they could trade up for me,” Clowney told ESPN.com, “but I hope I don’t fall to No. 6. I like Atlanta – a lot. They’re pretty good. They’ve got some guys from South Carolina on the team, also. And it’s close to home.” The 6-foot-5, 266-pound Clowney is considered the...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons might be worried about the health of Roddy White, Julio Jones

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Louis Ridick of ESPN believes the Atlanta Falcons might be worried about the health of both Roddy White and Julio Jones. Age and injury…two things front offices worry about most with players. #Falcons could be worried about both @ WR. — Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) February 18, 2014...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta holds free agent wide receiver options

Atlanta has two of the best playmakers at wide receiver in the NFL. Julio Jones and Roddy White are a dynamic duo, but do not tell that to Harry Douglas, whom accumulated over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career last season. Now Douglas holds leverage over the front office. Douglas has shown he can play outside the slot and be a solid No.2, if not become “The Guy” in...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Prospects: wide receivers

The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of contract talks with Roddy White. This news may come as a bit of a surprise as Atlanta looks to keep both Julio Jones and White for the long haul. However, Atlanta struggled when both these playmakers went down with injuries last season, further proving the notion that franchises can never really have enough wide receivers. Look for Atlanta...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Doug Martin, Julio Jones, Jermichael Finley

Us fake footballers have to deal with injuries throughout the season just like real NFL teams do, and a lot of times, injured players can affect the rest of your fantasy season, especially if they were responsible for a significant chunk of your weekly offensive production.  Guys like Reggie Wayne, Randall Cobb and Rob Gronkowski going down last season put a damper on...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons cut Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have released linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerbackAsante Samuel. Samuel spent two seasons with the Falcons and notched 70 tackles (62 solo) with six interceptions and 20 passes defensed. Samuel, acquired via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million in 2014, the final year...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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