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NFL Notes: Browns, Buccaneers, Falcons, Ravens, & Saints

  Browns Pat McManamon of ESPN.com believes 2013 third-round pick CB Leon McFadden‘s time with the Browns could already be coming to an end. Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com has the Buccaneers keeping six running backs, despite the fact that there has been speculation that one of Mike James, Bobby Rainey and Jeff Demps could be left off the team’s roster. Falcons ESPN’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Previews: Offensive Line bolsters new stars

Undoubtedly the most scrutinized position on Atlanta’s roster last year, the Falcons’ offensive line couldn’t be described as anything other than a complete failure in 2013. We know the numbers: Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times last season and was knocked down on countless other occasions. Additionally, the line couldn’t open up any lanes for the Falcons’ running...
Via cover32 - Falcons
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons Free Agency recap: Where do they turn now?

The free agency period has told us a lot about the Falcons. The team is dealing with many problem areas. But the offseason has been centered around improving the offensive and defensive lines. The actions in free agency are now helping to solve them. They are also providing a picture of what to expect in the April draft. Atlanta has bolstered the offensive line and committed to a...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons need more hits than misses with upcoming draft

The Atlanta Falcons desperately need to have a good draft. If having their coaching staff work the Senior Bowl helps to turn around last season's 4-12 record, the Falcons might have a leg up when May and the NFL Draft rolls around. "Talking with coaches that I consider mentors that have coached in this ballgame, they have said that they had some of their best drafts after...
Via Fox Sports South
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

The Falcons, who struggled mightily in the trenches during the 2013 season, have fired offensive line coaches Paul Dunn and Pat Hill and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton, according to the team. “We didn’t win the line of scrimmage in most football games,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “I thought that was a factor.” The Falcons attempted to replace center Todd McClure...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Key Matchups: Packers vs Falcons

The Green Bay Packers return home this week after a humiliating loss on Thanksgiving Day at the hands of the Detroit Lions. This week the Packers play another team that has struggled throughout most of the season in the Atlanta Falcons, so what are the five top matchups for this game?   1.) Clay Matthews vs Lamar Holmes: The Packers pass rush has been one of the few bright spots...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons vs. Panthers: Expect a Long Day

I’d like to label this game as an “NFC South battle”. Due to the struggles in Atlanta, it’s hard to truly put that label on Sunday’s game. Despite the score seeming to be somewhat close, Atlanta was manhandled by Arizona last week. It’s a stretch to give them much of a chance against Carolina.Carolina has been red hot over the past few weeks led by Cam Newton, who is...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#21)

Last week: 20 (-1) Record: 2-5 Tony Gonzalez changed his mind about his openness to a trade this week and, while one didn’t happen because the Falcons management is not ready to give up on the season, it’s a sign that perhaps internally the team no longer believes they can be a playoff team. They certainly didn’t look like one in Arizona and they have arguably one of the worst...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 8 NFL Power Rankings (#20)

Last week: 18 (-2) Record: 2-4 If the Falcons are serious about contending for a playoff spot this season, they should try to trade for the recently benched Tyson Clabo, who is currently with Miami. Clabo has been awfully thus far at right tackle in Miami and was rightfully benched, but he was very solid in Atlanta for many years before they cut him for cap reasons this off-season...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Buchanan in line for more time

Sitting in front of his locker after yesterday’s practice Michael Buchanan’s eyes widened when asked about the amount of information he’s had to pick up as a rookie defensive lineman. With eyebrows raised his stare almost made it seem like the mental workload was too overwhelming. But judging by the way he’s played so far and the comments from both he and a mentor he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report, AKA The Walking Dead

Injuries are part of the game but man does the game hate the Falcons this year. I'm not going to list all the injuries the Falcons have had this season because, quite frankly, I just don't have that much time but let's take a look at this weeks injury report.   First of all, starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent will not...
Via Grits Blitz
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots vs. Falcons matchup breakdown: DE Chandler Jones vs. LT Lamar Holmes - Going Deep - Boston.com

Patriots vs. Falcons matchup breakdown: DE Chandler Jones vs. LT Lamar Holmes - Going Deep -...
Via Pats Propaganda
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#14)

Last week: 14 (-3) I do have the Falcons a few spots higher than the Dolphins even though they lost in Miami, but I don’t really see much difference between these two teams. If they had played in Atlanta, the Falcons probably would have won. If they had played 100 times on a neutral field, the Falcons probably would win 55. However, at 1-2 in the NFC, Falcons fans should be nervous...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Falcons Drop Heart Breaker To Miami

The Falcons dominated nearly every facet of the game, except the scoreboard. If you were to watch the Falcons-Dolphins game without seeing the score, you would have thought that Atlanta won by double digits. They dominated everything. They ran the ball for 146 yards on 30 attempts (4.9 yards per carry). They sacked Ryan Tannehill 5 times while giving up no sacks of Matt Ryan. They...
Via The Farm Club
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker Ruled Out For Sunday

Just three weeks into the season, the Falcons have had a laundry list of injuries. (Paul Abell) And here comes more bad news for the Atlanta Falcons. Left tackle Sam Baker has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Baker didn’t practice all week as he’s been dealing with a foot/knee injury. Expect current right tackle Lamar Holmes to slide to the left...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Baker Will Not Play Against Dolphins

The story of the season so far for the Falcons has been injuries. Last week the Falcons lost two starters, Kroy Biermann and Bradie Ewing, for the entire season and also lost Steven Jackson and Sean Weatherspoon for multiple games. Now, it's Matt Ryan's safety blanket, Sam Baker, that will be out this weekend. Earlier this week Thomas Dimitroff talked about how...
Via Grits Blitz
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 2013 Week 3 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Miami Dolphins (2-0) The Falcons have been destroyed by injuries thus far this season. Talented linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss at least 8 weeks after being put on short-term IR this week, taking away one of the few average or better starters the Falcons have on that side of the ball. Kroy Biermann, meanwhile, is out for the season with injury. He’s...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Off the collar: Atlanta Falcon tweaks before St. Louis Rams

Atlanta, GA- The Atlanta Falcons lost the season opener to the Saints 23-17 at the Superdome in New Orleans. However, the Falcons can rectify the situation if they impress the Atlanta fans at the Georgia Dome Sunday, September 15. Fan of the Falcons or not, many people were expecting many more points from the team that went to the NFC Championship game last year. Getting held under...
Via isportsweb.com
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

New Falcons OL bracing for first test from Saints

It's no secret that the new starters on Atlanta's offensive line, especially right tackle Lamar Holmes, will get a lot of attention from the Saints in Sunday's opening game. The new-look line must adjust to the departures of center Todd McClure, who retired, and right tackle Tyson Clabo, who was not re-signed. Holmes, who has played in only one game, was rushed into...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons work to get O-lineman Trueblood up to speed

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said the Falcons were proceeding "full speed ahead" with Lamar Holmes as their starting right tackle for Sundays season opener. But a simultaneous process to get newly signed Jeremy Trueblood up to speed is apparently afoot. Whether Trueblood was brought in to serve as a veteran backup for the right and...
Via Fox Sports South
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons work to get O-lineman Trueblood up to speed

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said the Falcons were proceeding "full speed ahead" with Lamar Holmes as their starting right tackle for Sundays season opener. But a simultaneous process to get newly signed Jeremy Trueblood up to speed is apparently afoot. Whether Trueblood was brought in to serve as a veteran backup for the right and...
Via Fox Sports South
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign veteran OT Trueblood

The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who started 84 games in seven seasons with Tampa Bay. The Falcons signed the 30-year-old Trueblood to add experience behind second-year right tackle Lamar Holmes, who has moved up as the starter after playing in only one game in his 2012 rookie season. The Falcons lost projected starter Mike Johnson for the season...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign veteran OT Jeremy Trueblood

The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who started 84 games in seven seasons with Tampa Bay. The Falcons signed the 30-year-old Trueblood to add experience behind second-year right tackle Lamar Holmes, who has moved up as the starter after playing in only one game in his 2012 rookie season. The Falcons lost projected starter Mike Johnson for the season...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign ex-Bucs O-tackle Trueblood before opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Five days before their season opener, the Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a position that stood out as a potential trouble spot throughout training camp: right tackle. Head coach Mike Smith said the Falcons signed tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who originally was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2006 (Round 2) and has played mostly with the Buccaneers. He was in camp with...
Via Fox Sports South
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign ex-Bucs O-tackle Trueblood before opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Five days before their season opener, the Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a position that stood out as a potential trouble spot throughout training camp: right tackle. Head coach Mike Smith said the Falcons signed tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who originally was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2006 (Round 2) and has played mostly with the Buccaneers. He was in camp with Washington...
Via Fox Sports South
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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