Who Would You Rather Have - Nick Foles or Matt Ryan

2013 was arguably the worst season of Matt Ryan's career, with the Atlanta Falcons and gave fantasy owners his floor. In contrast, Nick Foles took over for the Philadelphia Eagles last season and has shown fantasy owners his ceiling. The Falcons will get a healthy Steven Jackson, Roddy White and Julio Jones this season, while the Eagles essentially swapped a healthy Jeremy...
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Sleep-over at the new Falcons stadium? Count me in!

Imagine what it would be like to be at a sporting venue when the game has ended, the stadium is closing, everyone has gone home (happy since the team won of course) and you are the only one left, give or take a few other families and friends. The New York Mets held the second-annual Citi Field Sleepover last Saturday at Shea Stadium. For only $200 fans could pitch a tent right on...
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Twitter Tuesday: Former Falcon gets a Nascar tryout!

Here is a look at what is buzzworthy on twitter today! Fmr @Atlanta_Falcons TE Nissley tries to become #Nascar star at @TeamHendrick pit crew combine @FoxSports1 @RaceHub today 5 EST — Coy Wire (@CoyWire) July 22, 2014 Today’s @Atlanta_Falcons Lenox event is 5-7 Inside on the main floor across from the Bloomingdales entrance by down escalators to food court — YP (@YP) July...
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Madden ratings say Matt Ryan not a top five quarterback

Next month EA Sports will release the 26th edition of its insanely popular NFL video game, Madden. To help get gamers excited for that day the company is releasing Madden player ratings every day. Yesterday they toyed with the 2014 rookies by asking them what they thought their ratings should be, then filming their responses when they showed them what they actually were. Today EA...
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Can the Falcons get back to their 2012 form?

All of us would like the Falcon’s to repeat the success they had in 2012, and bounce back from last season’s car-wreck. Missing the Superbowl by less than 5 yards is one of the most disappointing instances in recent Falcons’ history, if not of all time. If this year’s team expects to achieve relative success in comparison to the Falcons’ team that should have made the Superbowl...
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2014 NFL Preview: Atlanta Falcons Edition

With high expectations for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 after a 13-3 campaign in 2012, the Falcons were expected to exceed their previous playoff run.  That’s exactly what didn’t happen for the Falcons, instead the NFL exposed all their weaknesses, they were hit with injuries and they went from contenders to just pretenders.  With a 4-12 campaign in 2013, the Falcons realized...
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Fantasy Preview: Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan rated as top-10 QB option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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2014 PPR Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Top 25

Maybe it was because of the World Cup or possibly because I have had a crazy few months; building a Packers website, accepting a job as a sports journalist and moving my family back to my home town, but the start of football season is right around the corner, which made me realize something — fantasy football is back! My apologies for the site being so bare for the past few months...
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Projected Falcons 2014 Offensive Starters

The Atlanta Falcons bread and butter during the Mike Smith era, has always been the offense. In this article we will take a look at who the Falcons offensive starters will most likely be. So let’s get started, first up is the leader on the offensive side of the ball.Starting QB – Matt Ryan#459188857 / gettyimages.comMatt Ryan has quietly become one of the league’s best when...
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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...
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If the Atlanta Falcons fail to make the playoffs, who will be the fall guy?

Vanilla. Perfectly acceptable as an ice cream flavor, horrific when applied to a football team. Most of the fans I know seem to feel the Falcons have become a vanilla team—predictable, boring, lacking imagination. I asked a friend of mine if he was excited about the Falcons the other day and he replied, “Well, I mean, it is the Falcons.” While rabid fans of Atlanta’s team...
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Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Outlook

Matt Ryan may have lost Tony Gonzalez to retirement, but he will get a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones and Roddy White back!  Sure the Atlanta Falcons face some stiff competition in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers (sorry Buccaneers fans), but when this offense is healthy, there is no stopping them!Be sure to read our Julio Jones Effect on...
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The Julio Jones Effect

So I broke down Matt Ryan’s numbers for the five games Julio Jones was on the field and pulled out a few nuggets.#180991127 / gettyimages.comTouchdowns:In the first five games (when Julio played), Ryan threw two touchdowns in each one of those games.In the final eleven games (when Julio didn’t play), Ryan only threw two or more touchdowns in 5 of those games.Ryan tossed approximately...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

4 hopeful headlines: can Matt Ryan win the MVP award?

The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered. So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best...
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5 Pro Bowl candidates for the Atlanta Falcons in 2014

The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner and training camp will begin in just a few short weeks. To help prepare you here’s a list of the top five candidates to make the Pro Bowl for the Atlanta Falcons in 2014. 1. Matt Ryan Injuries took away all of Matt Ryan’s best weapons in 2013, but he’s still one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. At 29 years old he’s entering...
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Atlanta Falcons Camp Battles: Quarterback

As the anticipation mounts for the approach of the 2014 Falcons training camp, the main position of focus for Atlanta is the quarterbacks. Matty Ice is rock solid and the obvious starter come week one. However, it’s the quarterbacks who are typically rocking the headsets and carrying the clipboards on the sidelines who are just as important. The Falcons have added some key backups...
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The Atlanta Falcons have much to ponder before camp

French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire once quipped, “Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.” Obviously, Voltaire spent a lot of time perusing NFL pre-season blogs. At this time of year, there’s a million and one blogs trying to psyche up their respective fan base and get people into “football” mode. Since it’s a down time in terms of action, there’s precious...
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The 10 most overrated players in the NFL

Every year the media, fans and even the league tend to put certain players on a pedestal. Whether it’s a likable personality, self promotion, past success or potential, some players are in the spotlight more than they maybe deserve to be. Below are ten players that fit that description to a T and don’t carry with them the elite status that many suggest they have. 10. Michael...
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I hate that Roddy White could wind up not getting paid

Roddy White has been one of the most unheralded receivers in recent history. A perennial 1,000 yard receiver since Matt Ryan’s drafting back in 2008, White has been one of the most productive players in the NFL for the better part of the past decade. Last season, White tried to play through both an ankle and a hamstring injury, he was merely a shell of his former self. However...
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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...
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Top 5: Reasons the New Orleans Saints are the best team in the NFC South

The NFC South is shaping up to be one of the better divisions in all of football, and certainly the team that takes the crown will be poised for a deep playoff run. Here are five reasons to believe the Saints are that team. 5.) They have the best quarterback In a quarterback-driven league, you cannot overstate the importance of having a quality guy under center. Thankfully for...
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New Orleans Saints have the edge over the Atlanta Falcons

The first of my in-depth looks at the regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on the hated arch-rivals – the Atlanta Falcons. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Falcons to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and the games against the Falcons...
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13 days ago  |  1 Comment

Fantasy Football Preview: Atlanta Falcons

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that’s had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can’t...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Falcons since 2004: Final Five

   Link to #10-6 #5: Center,  Todd McClure (2000-2012) As great as Tyson Clabo was for the Falcons’ there is little doubt in my mind that McClure is the best Falcons’ offensive lineman over the past 10 years. McClure was the heart, soul and mind of a Falcons’ line whose mid-2000′s rushing attack dominated the league and lead the league from ’04 to ’06. While Vick...
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2014 Fantasy Football Preview: NFC South

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that's had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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