Three players who need to step up for the Atlanta Falcons next season

The Falcons aren’t that far away from competing for a Super Bowl, but they’re going to need to be a team that’s deeper than just Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. There’s a lot of talent up and down this roster; the problem is that most of that talent has spent the last two years underperforming. With that being said, here are three players that really need to step up to the plate...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Ryan a Top 10 Quarterback Entering 2015?

Here is a list of the top 10 quarterbacks that I would want leading my team into the 2015 season and through the playoffs. Lets be clear: I’m not ranking these guys based on body of work, but moreso how they performed last season and how I expect them to come out in 2015.1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay PackersAwards: 2-time NFL MVP (2011&2014), Super Bowl Champion (2011), 2-time...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Ryan still being underrated by the rest of the NFL?

Last night, the NFL Network revealed their 80th through 71st ranked players on their annual Top-100 list, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was one of two quarterbacks to make the cut. Ryan, though, clocked in at No. 77, four spots behind division-rival Cam Newton. If that seems a bit low for “Matty Ice,” at least it’s better than last year, when he went unranked entirely....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Ryan the one to blame for the Atlanta Falcons’ disappointing season?

Matt Ryan rarely gets mentioned in the same sentence with elite quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, and, honestly, it’s hard to blame anyone when the Falcons have only won 10 games in the last two season. But is that really Ryan’s fault? Yes, the Falcons have underachieved — that may even be an understatement — but it’s hard to put that blame...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Analyzing Matty Ice

Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sensational ever since the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. This selection would be a the beginning of a new era for the organization. The Matt Ryan era has been nice but what more can the Falcons do with him? Ryan went on to lead the Falcons to the playoffs that season, which led to a winning culture...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Falcons Veterans Most Affected by the Draft

1. Brooks Reed View image | Brooks Reed is a talented outside linebacker, but isn’t much more than an intermediately talented pass rusher.  With Vic Beasley in town, people will expect less of Brooks Reed.  Also, Brooks Reed will have a better opportunity to be successful. Adding a second pass rusher will make it easier for Brooks Reed to get to the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Teams in Atlanta Falcons History: Number Five

The 2010 Atlanta Falcons were neither a flashy team nor a dominating team, but they were a solid unit. They were solid enough to grind out 13 wins, an NFC South title, and the NFC’s top seed.The Falcons’ 2010 offense was stacked with talent. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 3,705 yards landing him in the top-ten for passing as well as earning him his first Pro Bowl selection.Wide...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dante Fowler, Jr receives well wishes from Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn

COMMENTARY – There is a fine line between playing football and living life. While it has often been aid that to an athlete in the NFL football is life and lived every breathing moment a player puts on a uniform and runs out onto the field to the thousands of cheering fans each week. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may subscribe to this theory and may eat, sleep and live his...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sitting pretty in terms of depth at wide receiver

Thanks to the 2015 NFL draft and current offseason, the Atlanta Falcons are likely feeling pretty confident about the wide receiver position.As Dave Choate of The Falcoholic pointed out, "after trotting out Eric Weems as the team's fifth receiver a year ago, the Falcons have an opportunity to line up Julio Jones, Roddy White, Hardy, Hankerson and useful situational threat Devin Hester...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers UDFA Murphy Took The Scenic Route On Way To NFL

When Boston College quarterback, Tyler Murphy, was a youngster, he idolized former Boston College and now Atlanta Falcons star, Matt Ryan. He eventually landed at the college, but not with a bunch of stars or the “big man on campus” label like a lot of today’s hot shot recruits. In fact, he rarely garnered much […] Steelers UDFA Murphy Took The Scenic Route On Way To NFL...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Falcons Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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Grading the Falcons selection of RB Tevin Coleman

Tevin Coleman was one of the most underrated prospects in the entire 2015 NFL Draft class, and will turn out to be one of the most dynamic players taken in the draft. The Atlanta Falcons decided to take him in the third round, and they are going to be very happy looking back on this pick in a few years. Steven Jackson simply didn’t get the job done for the Falcons, but they...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons get a steal with Justin Hardy in the fourth round

I love this pick! The Atlanta Falcons added another set of hands to its passing attack by taking Justin Hardy of East Carolina. If you care keeping score at home, the Falcons have now used two picks on defense and two picks on offense so far in this Draft. Lance Zierlein of said “Hardy consistently attacks his on-field responsibility with urgency and aggressiveness and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select CB Jalen Collins at pick No. 42

The Atlanta Falcons selected LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the No. 42 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Collins, 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, played in all 13 games in 2014, starting seven while leading the Tigers with 10 passes defensed. He allowed completion rate of a little more than 35 percent on passes thrown at him. “They all have holes, but Collins is what you are...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select OLB Vic Beasley with No. 8 pick

The Atlanta Falcons have selected outside linebacker Vic Beasley with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Falcons new coach Dan Quinn is going with a defensive player for his first pick in his first draft as an NFL head coach. Beasley, 6-foot-3, 246-pounds, totaled 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Falcons Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Matt Ryan, Kroy Biermann and the Falcons to reach...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinn leads first mini-camp practice as Falcons coach

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) There are almost too many milestone moments for Dan Quinn to squeeze into one week. Quinn directed the opening day of his first mini-camp as the Atlanta Falcons' coach on Tuesday. The mini-camp ends with another practice on Wednesday. His first NFL draft with the Falcons begins Thursday and continues through Saturday. It's a dream itinerary for a first-year...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons draft day needs

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off another disappointing season, which saw them go 6-10 and finish in third place in the putrid NFC South. They hired a new head coach, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and the hopes are that he will help improve a defense that gave up a league high 398.2 YPG last season according to A coach can’t fix anything if...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons All-Drafted Offense

Here is the offensive lineup for the Atlanta Falcons all-drafted team.QB- Matt RyanRB- Jacquizz RodgersRB2- Devonta FreemanWR1- Julio JonesWR2- Harry DouglasTE- Levine ToiloloRT- Jake MatthewsRG- Peter KonzC- Joe HawleyLG- Mike JohnsonLT- Sam BakerBreakdown of lineup:Choosing Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for the starting spots at their positions could be called a “no-brainer”. The...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Falcons Draft in Round One?

View image | The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan primed and ready

At the conclusion of the 2014-2015 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons organization committed to a complete overhaul. They brought in a new head coach, new coordinators, a ton of roster additions, and new physical attitude. Oh, and not to mention they started construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium to open in 2017. Throughout the entire offseason, what has remained un-questioned...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan does something classy

Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded that not all athletes are of the spoiled, self-centered variety. If it’s true, this next story about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says he’s a class act… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Players who will become NFL stars in 2015 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the board Photographer David Welker of the Gwinnett...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Falcons Who Could Breakout in 2015

With a new coaching staff and several new players the Falcons look to turn things around this season and get back to the playoffs. Here are the 5 players I think that make the biggest breakouts this season. Adrian Clayborn, DE View image | The Falcons have had little pass rush presence the last few years and Clayborn will be given every opportunity to be...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

There will be changes to the Atlanta Falcons offense this season

David Newton of summed it up best when talking about Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks Matt Ryan and his relationship with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Although Ryan still is in the get-to-know-you stage with Shanahan and quarterback coach Matt LaFleur, one thing is clear: The 2015 Falcons will at least attempt to become a more balanced offense based around a solid...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn off to quick start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) New Falcons coach Dan Quinn did more than just say hello to his players in the first team meeting this week. Quinn used the get-together to hand out individual ''point of attack'' tapes, showing each player what he does well in technique and what part of his game needs extra work. Since replacing Mike Smith on Feb. 2, Quinn has looked forward to the first...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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