Top 5 Falcons Free Agents “Who’s Saying and Who’s Going”

In this article I will pick the Atlanta Falcons top five free agents and tell you which ones will stay and who will go. First let’s list the top five free agents. Without knowing exactly how Dan Quinn plans to operate as the Falcons head coach I am basing this on the teams perceived needs from this past season. The top five free agents are: Matt Bryant, Sean Weatherspoon, Corey...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Players the New Falcons Staff Will Help Most

With a (mostly) brand new coaching staff recently being hired in Atlanta, there are question marks surrounding many players on the roster.There will undoubtedly be some turnover. But as it currently sits, there are some interesting players for both head coach Dan Quinn, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Richard Smith to play with.But more than any other...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Most Important Things on Dan Quinn’s To-Do List?

Dan Quinn is officially the Atlanta Falcons new head coach, and with his new job comes new responsibility and new tasks.  Here are the the most important tasks Dan Quinn must attempt to do in the upcoming months. Create a pass rush View image | The Falcons pass rush is an atrocity.  The team’s leading pass rusher in 2014 was Kroy Biermann, who only totaled...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Off-Season Report

Positions of Need Defensive End Kroy Biermann, Malliciah Goodman, and Osi Umenyiora were their primary edge rushers last season and only Umenyiora graded out above average on Pro Football Focus and he did so on just 347 snaps. Now he’s a free agent going into his age 34 season. Biermann is a free agent as well and Goodman, the only one under contract, was their worst last season...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Final Report Card With Grades

How do you put grades on a team that had a losing record but still managed to fight for a playoff spot, only to see the head coach shown the door at the end of 2014?It’s a hard learning curve to try to breakdown and analyze when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons, a team that did win two more games than last season, but could only manage six wins, overall, and could not escape huge...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Losing Really That Bad for Falcons?

Let's be honest, Mike Smith is most likely going to get fired at the end of this season. The only way for him to save his job is to make a miraculous playoff run that ends up, at least, in the NFC Championship game.Despite his likely termination, Mike Smith has a chance to add a third NFC South championship and a fifth playoff appearance to his head coaching resume. But adding those...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Things are getting a little heated between Falcons and Saints

Nothing like a scrappy rivalry in a horrible division. The Atlanta Falcons (5-9) and New Orleans Saints (6-8) are squaring off with first place in the NFC South on the line. Needless to say, emotions are running high. We've got a little pushing and shoving here that ends with Jimmy Graham getting his head pushed back. Roddy White takes exception to what the Saints are doing and starts...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Massaquoi Could Be Falcons' Secret Weapon vs. Steelers

Coming off a 43-37 loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons now will need to set their sights on stopping yet another top-level quarterback as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers come to the Georgia Dome on Sunday. On too many occasions the Falcons are able to get pressure, but can’t quite get the quarterback to the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Veterans Lead Atlanta to Season-Saving Win

The long losing streak has finally gone away. It wasn’t pretty, but Atlanta needed a win in any way. They played arguably a bottom three team and needed a few big plays to comfortably win. Morale should be higher, which is important for a defense that has struggled heavily. In a 27-17 victory, Atlanta’s defense created three turnovers and Matt Ryan didn’t come close to turning...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta's Front Seven Must Produce vs. Tampa Bay

An NFC South primetime game is actually booked? That’s the beauty of Thursday night games. As talented as the NFC South is, they usually never receive the recognition that it deserves. None of these teams aren’t considered widely popular. New Orleans receives their fare share of attention, while the media glorifies Cam Newton.It’s refreshing to see Atlanta play Tampa Bay in...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Predictions: Atlanta Falcons

Last year the Falcons went from a team fans expected to reach the Superbowl to a team that by the end of the season was near unwatchable. Speaking of unwatchable, if I have to watch Kroy Biermann’s wife Kim on HBO’s Hard Knocks one more time I’m going to hurl a brick through my flatscreen. […] The post 2014 NFL Season Predictions: Atlanta Falcons appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Falcons will win Saturday

1- The starters should play a complete half. After going 0-3 on 3rd down the Falcons have a lot to prove to their fans this week. Having the starters playing extended time should result in more productivity. 2- Matt Ryan should have a bounce back game 3-There is no Jadeveon Clowney…. 4- It is hard to imagine Atlanta getting embarrassed on Hard Knocks in back to back weeks, but...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore) Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season. The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 1 Recap

Kroy Biermann and Jake Matthews got into a scuffle almost immediately after training camp began. (AP Photo) Last night’s premiere of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a doozy. After just one episode, I’m now convinced bringing the cameras to training camp was a good decision. The show on its own is brilliant as it’s always nice to get a behind-the-scenes look at an...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons: 'Hard Knocks' Episode 1 in quotes

The first scenes of the HBO documentary "Hard Knocks" told a story that the Atlanta Falcons want to get out to everyone around the NFL. Last season's 4-12 performance was an anomaly. In reality, the Oklahoma drill the Falcons were running on TV didn't happen until July 28, the fourth training camp session of the season. On "Hard Knocks," it was one of the first things viewers saw...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will be the stars of this year’s Hard Knocks? Expect to see plenty of owner Arthur Blank

If NFL teams are in training camp, it must be time for Hard Knocks. The first episode featuring the Atlanta Falcons kicks off tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. The show always delivers, as Hard Knocks pulls us in with story lines about obscure rookies trying to make the team and incredible access. It is a glimpse behind the curtain. From a TV viewing standpoint, it is the best thing...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

First Camp Impressions: The Atlanta Falcons hit the ground running in Flowery Branch

The Falcons opened training camp on Friday afternoon, and today marks the first padded practice for the squad. But we’ve still learned a few things in the first couple of days, so let’s take a look at the early returns: Jake Matthews won’t take crap – roughly 90 minutes into the first practice session, the #6 pick of this year’s NFL draft got into a fight with Kroy Biermann...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp News and Notes

Roddy White is now seeing green after working out a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The new deal – which calls for three more seasons at $30 million. According to, White's contract extension is a reward for the star WR's remarkable feats, both on and off the field, and could mean that he'll likely end his brilliant career with the Falcons.White has...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons: Five observations from Day 1 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five things we gleaned from Day 1 of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, as the organization officially distances itself from last season's 4-12 disappointment: 1. We won't be overstating or minimizing the impact of the one-on-one scrape between Kroy Biermann and rookie tackle Jake Matthews Mini-brawls are common occurrences during training camp...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Can the Falcons survive being thin at Linebacker?

If you’re a Falcons fan, you’ve probably had the following nightmare: it’s third and long, the Birds up by a field goal. All Atlanta has to do is stop the New Orleans Saints on third down, grab the punt, and run out the clock. Simple, simple football. Brees goes under center and makes his call. The Falcons defense is jumping around, trying to get in his head. Brees takes the...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Defensive Line begins camp under the microscope

One of the Falcons stated goals this off-season was to add toughness and resume control of the line of scrimmage. As Michael Aprile detailed in his Offensive Line report, the pick of Jake Matthews along with the signing of Jon Asomoah signaled their commitment to keep the offensive side of the line well protected, but what about the defensive side of the line? View poll on FanMob...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons notebook: Who will replace Sean Weatherspoon?

There is no way to sugarcoat the loss for the season of Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who finished second on the team in tackles in 2012 with 114 in 13 games while only playing seven games last season because of various injuries. However, if the Falcons are fortunate in any aspect, it is in the timing. Last season, they lost defensive end/outside linebacker Kroy Biermann...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' O-line noticeably bigger, stronger at OTA session

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Much of the Atlanta Falcons' offseason has revolved around remaking their offensive line. The first session of Wednesday's Organized Team Activities offered a first glimpse of what some of those changes will mean. The Falcons have sought to get bigger and stronger up front. It's been a priority for new offensive line coach Mike Tice and strength coach A.J...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A preview of the Atlanta Falcons new defensive scheme

The Falcons’ most exciting pickups this off seasons came on the defense side of the ball. Spending 7 of the 9 draft picks on defensive players shows where the holes on the team really were. Now that there are new pieces for the defense in Flowery Branch we can look at how the defensive side of the ball should stack up in 2014. Here is an estimated 2-deep depth chart for the 3-4...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Falcons Second-Round Pick, Ra’Shede Hageman

Continuing to work on the offensive and defensive front, the have Atlanta Falcons selected defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman out of Minnesota with their second-round pick (37th overall). It is clearly that the Falcons are adding depth (with this pick) to there injury-prone defense, which saw defensive end Kroy Biermann, linebackers Sean Weatherspoon, Akeem Dent, and Stephen Nicholas...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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