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Falcons Need to Improve the Tight End Position

Despite a successful season on the offensive side of the ball for the Atlanta Falcons, it could have been much better had they gotten any kind of production out of the tight end position. Granted, nobody expected second-year tight end Levine Toilolo to be what Tony Gonzalez was. Many people, though, expected him to at least be a contributor. And he wasn’t anything close to that...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'14 Year-End Awards for a Roller-Coaster Falcons Season

With the head coaching search rather unclear, it allows me one more opportunity to look back on the 2014 season. There is no denying that it was a disappointing roller coaster ride for the Atlanta Falcons. What can’t be forgotten was the standout players that contributed towards a near bizarre playoff berth. The players that disappointed were also documented in my year-end awards...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons fire coach Mike Smith

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that head coach Mike Smith was released from his contract. “Smitty’s contributions to our club, team and city over the last seven years are numerous,” owner Arthur Blank said.  “His accomplishments on the field made him the most successful coach in the 49-year history of the Falcons, and we are grateful for the foundation he has laid...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers RB Williams out, Falcons WR Jones active for winner-take-all clash

With everything on the line, the Carolina Panthers will be down a star while the Atlanta Falcons will have the services of one of their biggest offensive threats. Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Sunday's winner-take-all game for the NFC South title, while Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is active. Williams was listed as probable on Friday after missing the...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons: Julio Jones in, Steven Jackson out for finale against Panthers

Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers for the NFC South division title on Sunday. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned a week ago to lead the team in receiving and it looks like he will have the chance to do that again this week in this all important match-up. Jones (oblique) will play in Week 17. In fact NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that...
Via Tireball.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup In case you’re playing those daily fantasy football leagues such as FanDuel and Draft Kings, here are some injuries to be aware of when setting up those money-making lineups in Week 17. Julio Jones, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons Jones has returned to practice … The post Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup appeared first...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons boosted by Julio Jones' return to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones is a game-changing wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons - even when he's less than full speed. That's why it was so important for the team's playoff hopes that Jones, recovering from a hip injury, returned to practice on Friday. The Falcons will need their top offensive threat when the NFC South title is on the line Sunday against the Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hoping for 0-0 fresh start in playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons players have been wearing 1-0 shirts in recent weeks as a reminder to focus on one game instead of their ugly record. The winner of Sunday's game between the Falcons (6-9) and Carolina (6-8-1) will clinch the NFC South and have a home playoff game. Wide receiver Julio Jones says the losing record won't matter because ''when you get to the...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective. Racing down the right sideline, he made a twisting, falling grab, looking as if he'd coated his hands with glue, for a 23-yard gain while New Orleans cornerback Keenan Lewis tried in vain to...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones says he is “ok” for Week 17

Getty Images With a win over the Saints the Falcons are playing in the NFC South Championship game in Week 17 against the Panthers. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned for Week 16 leading the Falcons with seven catches and 107 yards. “I felt OK,” Jones said. “I know I needed to be out there with my teammates. I missed last week. Before the game, I went out and ran around....
Via Tireball.com
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints eliminated from playoffs hunt with loss to Falcons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints. Coming back from a hip injury that had kept him out of practice for two weeks, Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards, and Atlanta remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints eliminated from playoffs hunt with loss to Falcons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints. Coming back from a hip injury that had kept him out of practice for two weeks, Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards, and Atlanta remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons knock mistake-prone Saints out of playoff contention

Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta Freeman ran for a 31-yard score for Atlanta (6-9), which can win the NFC South by beating Carolina next week. The Saints (6...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta Freeman ran for a 31-yard score for Atlanta (6-9), which can win the NFC South by beating Carolina next week...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Active For Week 16

Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip/oblique) will play Sunday, according to Chris Mortensen.Fantasy Spin: Harry Douglas and Roddy White get a reduction in their fantasy value, particularly Douglas.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones Expected To Play Sunday

Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones (hip) is reportedly expected to play in Sunday’s crucial divisional showdown in the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. “From all the information I’ve gathered, Jones definitely will play against the Saints,” according to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Photo Credit: AtlantaFalcons.com Jones remains an official...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Doesn't Practice All Week, Game Time Decision For Week 16

Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip) did not practice on Friday and while he's still a game-time decision fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play.Fantasy Spin:Have Harry Douglas and Roddy White ready to go.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Behind Enemy Lines: Atlanta Falcons Edition

In this week's edition of Behind Enemy Lines, I talked with Atlanta Falcons team journalist Allen Strk on the eve of this weekend's showdown in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. (You can find our other interview centered on the Saints' outlook of this matchup here.)Allen, welcome to our forum! Let's get started.First off, on July 23rd, Matt Ryan signed a 6yr, $113.75 million contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons playoff scenarios

The Atlanta Falcons, despite their 5-9 record, remain very much alive in the air-tight NFC South playoff race. Two weeks ago, it looked as if the division was going to come down to the Falcons and the Saints in the final weeks. Now, the Carolina Panthers have taken advantage of sloppy football all around and entered the conversation with a 5-8-1 record. Judging from the craziness...
Via isportsweb.com
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision

Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision Not only is Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones going to be a game-time decision, but the other Falcons’ wideouts, Roddy White and Harry Douglas missed practice today along with Jones. #Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) will be a … The post Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones could miss Week 16

Getty Images The Falcons could again be without Julio Jones when they take the field in Week 16. While head coach Mike Smith expects Jones to suit up offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was less optimistic. “It’s hard when you don’t know for sure if a guy is going to play,” Koetter said. “We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some ‘what if Julio plays...
Via Tireball.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alford goes on IR; Julio Jones' status uncertain

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist. Alford, a second-draft pick in 2013, was injured last month at Carolina. Coach Mike Smith said Alford underwent surgery on Monday. Smith added that the Falcons (5-9) hope to have Julio Jones, the NFL's second-leading receiver, ''ready to...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16

Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16 Atlanta Falcons’ stud wide receiver, Julio Jones was sidelined this past week due to a hip injury he endured in his Week 14 matchup against the Green Bay Packer. However, worry no more if you are proceeding to your fantasy football … The post Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16 appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
Via Fantasy Football Chick
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Which of these eight teams do the Seattle Seahawks least want to face in the playoffs?

It was another great weekend for the Seattle Seahawks with things lining up nicely for them in the postseason. With their own win versus the 49ers (sweeping the season series and eliminating their rivals from the playoffs) the Seahawks are now in the driver’s seat and have a good shot at the nuber one seed in the playoffs, which would ensure they will not have to travel to reach...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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