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Falcons face must-win vs. Bears in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Better not get used to it. It will be nearly Thanksgiving before the Falcons play another game at the Georgia Dome, a stretch that will likely determine if they're a playoff contender or headed toward another dismal season. With that daunting run looming...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Recover Fumble, Then Fumble Ball During Return

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an awful first half against the Atlanta Falcons. This play was pretty much a microcosm of the start of the game. Matt Ryan completed a pass to Levine Toilolo but the tight end coughed the ball up directly into Mark Barron’s hands. Then during Barron’s return, Devin Hester made […] The post Buccaneers Recover Fumble, Then Fumble Ball During...
Via Diehardsport
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Ryan breaks Bartkowski's Falcons record for TD passes

ATLANTA -- Matt Ryan needed only one yard to become entrenched in Falcons history. On Sunday, the seventh-year quarterback tossed a simple 1-yard TD pass to tight end Levine Toilolo in the third quarter ... but it was enough to clinch his 154th career touchdown pass, eclipsing the record of Steve Bartkowski. Ryan, the Falcons' all-time leading passer (23,472 yards heading into...
Via Fox Sports South
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Stock Watch: Levine Toilolo

NFL Stock Watch Levine Toilolo Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has been fortunate the last 5 seasons as he has been able to consistently rely on the play of one of the best tight ends the NFL has ever seen in Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez has consistently played at a high level throughout his NFL career and could be considered a threat to catch 80 balls for 900 yards well into his late 30′s...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Douglas is picking up the slack in Tony G’s absence

There’s no bigger challenge for the Falcons’ this year than filling the shoes of future Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez because let’s face it- the feat is nearly impossible. The second year rookie, Levine Toilolo is expected to start this year and while he is up for the test, he is going to need some major help, cue in Harry Douglas. After injuries plagued Roddy White and Julio...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 5 Questions at Training Camp

What was supposed to be a Super Bowl season for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 turned into an absolute disaster. The injury plague hit the team harder than a Mike Tyson left hook, and the team finished dead last in the NFC South. When healthy, the Falcons are one of the most talented teams in all of football. Matt Ryan has a plethora of weapons on the outside, including arguably the...
Via Standing O Sports
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Why to watch Levine Toilolo at training camp

Training camp is right around the corner for NFL teams. Meaning, coaches will begin to observe the players who they think are the best fit for their respective team. As for rookie players, it is the beginning of the journey to establishing their place on a team. For returners and incoming free agents, it is the opportunity to get back in shape and fight for a starting position on...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Who is poised for a breakout season?

We’ve all heard the hype before. “Player A looks faster than ever this year. Player X has been lighting up training camp.” Many times, Peria Jerry a player looks unstoppable during camp and the preseason, only to disappear when the games start to count. That is not the case with these five players. These are players in a position to make huge strides in 2014, whether it be...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Jermichael Finley be the missing piece to the Atlanta Falcons’ offense?

The Falcons’ tight end position is one in a state of flux. With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, all the Falcons currently have on their roster is the untested Levine Toilolo, the block-first Bear Pascoe, the unknown Mickey Shuler, and the undrafted Jacob Pedersen — not exactly a group that has opponents losing sleep at night. What the Falcons’ offense truly lacks is a tight...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five likely “Hard Knocks” storylines for the Atlanta Falcons

With Game of Thrones just having finished it’s 4th season, people around the world are left with a hole in their hearts for the next year while fans wait to learn the fates of the Lannister’s, the remaining Stark’s and the Night’s watch. Meanwhile, Football fans, especially Falcons’ fans, are on deck to drink the next delicious concoction in the form of HBO’s Hard Knocks...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

“Grill with the Falcons” annual competiton a huge success

Saturday afternoon over 15 tailgating teams came out to engage in the 2nd annual Grill with the Falcons tailgating competition at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Each team was judged on and awarded for Best Chicken Dish, Best Ribs Dish, Best Burger, Best Miscellaneous, and Most Outstanding Overall Tailgate. The event was free to attend, which brought out Falcons fans from all over...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How will the Atlanta Falcons move on after Tony Gonzalez

  With the departure of future hall of fame tight end Tony Gonzalez the Falcons are expected to beef up their arsenal of tight ends. The Falcons are looking for second-year tight end Levine Toilolo to play a huge role this season especially in run and block protection. Toilolo would be a solid piece in multi-tight end sets near the goal line along with newly acquired tight end Bear...
Via cover32 - Falcons
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons may take group approach with tight ends, post-Gonzalez

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- With Tony Gonzalez gone to retirement, so are the days of a single Falcons tight end playing 95 percent or more of the plays in a game. In many ways, the Falcons are turning back to what made them successful in head coach Mike Smith's first season. In 2008, they pulled off a miracle turnaround (11-5), ranked among the NFL's best teams in rushing yards...
Via Fox Sports South
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Some final insight on the Atlanta Falcons draft

The NFL Draft was a hurricane of drama, suspense, and excitement. The Atlanta Falcons came away with multiple players that should be making an immediate impact. Here are a couple of thoughts I had during the weekend: 1. What does Atlanta do now at Tight End? Atlanta obviously has far more faith in Levine Toilolo than we ever imagined. The former 4th round pick had his ups and downs...
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May 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mock: A look at how trading up could affect the Atlanta Falcons draft

The offseason has been schizophrenic for me. With such a deep draft and an extended waiting period before names are called, it has driven me a little bit crazy. I’ve concocted just about every off season scenario that could be believable. But after looking at how talented this Falcons roster is, how depth has improved after free agency, and how Atlanta’s biggest need is a primer...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Needs: How to address the Tight End position

Whoever plays Tight End for the Falcons next few years has big shoes to fill, and that is putting it lightly. The Falcons will be weaker at Tight End as the departure of Tony Gonzalez means the Falcons have to rely on the unknown next year at Tight End. Nonetheless, the Falcons have a pretty good chance at producing at position, especially if the ever dangerous wide receiving trio...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Atlanta Falcons

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - Desmond Trufant CB, Washington Analysis - Trufant proved worthy of his first round draft status with a 70 tackle, 2 INT, 1 forced fumble stat line.  He started every game and broke up an...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Camp Preview: Position Battles to Watch

Training camp provides an opportunity every year for coaches to sort out important battles for starting or key roles on the team. In years past we’ve seen players like Robert McClain win their positional battle at training camp and go on to make an impact during the regular season. As training camp approaches this year there are more positional battles to be fought and roles to...
Via Grits Blitz
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons notebook: Gonzalez exempt for first week of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- For the second year in a row -- each of which seemed like the final season of his NFL career -- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will be excused from mandatory minicamp next week, head coach Mike Smith said Friday. Last year, Gonzalez, who said that he was 95 percent certain at training camp that the 2012 season would be his last, was excused because of a...
Via Fox Sports South
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons OTAs: Day 7 Report

The media once again had access to the first of four days of the Falcons third and final offseason team activities. The Falcons will have a mandatory minicamp starting next week on June 18: As mentioned earlier, Desmond Trufant returned to practice today. He and fellow rookie Robert Alford were able to get extra reps due to the excused absence of veteran cornerback Asante Samuel...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Catching Up On Some Falcons News

It's the dog days of the off-season and we've missed some Falcons news that is worth talking about but maybe not worth three or four separate articles. Let's catch up on some Falcons news together..... Levine Toilolo Signs Thomas Dimitiroff's off-season strategy has worked. He drafted guys with difficult names so that bloggers and beat writers had to...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tight End Levine Toilolo And Atlanta Falcons Agree To Deal

The Atlanta Falcons and tight end Levine Toilolo have agreed to a four-year deal. Weighing in at a mammoth 6-8/260, the 2013 NFL draft pick will be under the tutelage of veteran Tony Gonzalez. Expect him to make more of an impact in the protection side of things with the increase in his offensive role coming in the later part of this year or more likely in 2014. The post Tight...
Via FF Locker Room
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Falcons: WR/TE

Yesterday we started out our "State of the Falcons" series going position group by position group and seeing where we feel the Falcons roster is at now versus the 2012 roster. On paper, with the loss of Tyson Clabo and Todd McClure, the offensive line looks worse than it was in 2012. Now let's take a look at the wide receivers and tight ends. The main players...
Via Grits Blitz
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons rookies pass crash course in intense camp

Mike Smith says he tried to test Atlanta Falcons rookies with an overload of information in a short period of time. The coach says the first-year players survived the test during three practices at the rookie camp which ended Sunday. The rookie class, topped by Atlanta's first two draft picks, cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, also showed skills to impress Smith...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Add Defensive Depth in 2013 NFL Draft

Before the draft began, many experts as well as Falcons fans knew the Falcons were going to focus on defense in during the seven rounds of the draft. It started on Thursday night when the Falcons took cornerback Desmond Trufant from Washington in the first round at No. 22. The Falcons continued that trend on Friday night when they drafted cornerback Robert Alford in the second round...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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