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

Hard Knocks recap: Falcons feisty as training camp begins

For a team coming off a massively disappointing 4-12 campaign in 2013, the opening of training camp for the Atlanta Falcons has featured some feisty moments. In the season premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks reality show, the Falcons scrapped frequently over the first few days of training camp. After one of many tussles broke out, offensive line coach Mike Tice exclaimed “we’re...
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August 06, 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...
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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

Biermann getting burst back

Even the added weight of pads hasn’t slowed Kroy Biermann. The hybrid defensive end is showing positive signs in his return from a torn Achilles tendon that ended his 2013 season in Week 2. The Falcons began padded training camp practices last week.
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August 02, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Drafting for roster depth: How the Atlanta Falcons should be able to turn the franchise around

If there is an upside to the trade rumors concerning the Falcons and Jadeveon Clowney, it’s that Atlanta has spent the last few days at the center of the NFL universe. For a team that never seems to get the amount of national attention they deserve, getting a legitimate spotlight leading up to the league’s biggest off-season event is pretty fun. The amount of interest Dimitroff...
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April 28, 2014  |  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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April 16, 2014  |  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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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 prospects: Inside Linebacker

Atlanta is in dire need of depth at the linebacker position, especially since switching to a 3-4 base defense. In my opinion, Sean Weatherspoon will be most suited for moving inside next to Akeem Dent or emerging second year talent Paul Worrilow, freeing up the LOLB position for an incoming rookie. As of today, it would appear Kroy Biermann is in line to be starting ROLB. Here is...
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April 07, 2014  |  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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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora no longer has to endure uncertainty for next season. Umenyiora will return and no restructure of his contract is planned, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Also, defensive end Kroy Biermann will be back and there is no restructure planned for his contract, either. There was one of those unsourced reports that the team wanted him...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2008 NFL Draft: Which Team Had the Best Overall Draft?

The NFL Combine has just passed which means it's officially OK to dive deep into the NFL Draft season and gush over prospects and their 40 times and bench press reps. As general managers and coaches look to find the pieces that will put their team over the top, let's take a look back at the 2008 NFL Draft. There were some big names to come out in the draft including Matt...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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