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NFL Keeps Atlanta Falcons’ and Cleveland Browns’ Executives in Check

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Star Lotulelei #98 of the Carolina Panthers in the second half at the Georgia Dome. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images). The NFL off-season is always an exciting time with different mock drafts every week, free agent movements, and the constant flow of players screwing up and making the news. This past week, commissioner...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons fined $350k, lose 2016 fifth-round draft pick

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Atlanta Falcons, who piped in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years. The Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Statement from Falcons owner Arthur Blank: “What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to take draft pick from Falcons for fake crowd noise

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is expected to suspend Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from Atlanta for piping in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL could also fine the Falcons.  The league is expected to hand down penalties no later than Tuesday. Falcons owner Arthur...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Draft pick at stake

The Atlanta Falcons are preparing for the worst, as they are facing a severe penalty for pumping fake crowd noise through their sound system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. At the NFL Owners meetings last week, this was an issue of importance and the Falcons’ brass was informed by the league that their punishment is forthcoming. These are more than simply allegations, as the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Matt Ryan Have an Adequate Backup?

Are the Falcons adequately prepared if franchise quarterback Matt Ryan goes down? This isn’t a topic any Falcons’ fan, coach, or executive would like to think about, however it can’t afford go unaddressed.Luckily for the Falcons, Ryan has stayed healthy starting every game for the previous five seasons. In 2009, the Falcons needed backup quarterback Chris Redman to step in...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn might consider Matt Schaub for the Atlanta Falcons’ backup job

As far as their starting quarterback is concerned, the Atlanta Falcosn are pretty much set with Matt Ryan. They do want to try to shake things up for his backup, though… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Vaugh McClure of ESPN, Dan Quinn won’t...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub An Option For The Falcons?

New Falcons HC Dan Quinn recently mentioned that they could consider bringing in veteran QB Matt Schaub at some point. “Schaub is certainly somebody that we could [add],” Quinn said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “As we get through it, we’ll let you know if we go down that road.” Matt Ryan is clearly entrenched ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC power rankings, post-free agency

With all of the premiere free agents signed and most NFL teams turning their attention to the NFL Draft, it feels like a good time to do some old-fashioned power rankings. While these will certainly shift over the next six weeks with the remainder of free agency drying up and franchise quarterbacks being drafted, let’s take a look at where the NFC franchises check in. 16. Tampa...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC power rankings, post-free agency

With all of the premiere free agents signed and most NFL teams turning their attention to the NFL Draft, it feels like a good time to do some old-fashioned power rankings. While these will certainly shift over the next six weeks with the remainder of free agency drying up and franchise quarterbacks being drafted, let’s take a look at where the NFC franchises check in. 16. Tampa...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns, Falcons face ‘severe’ penalties

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has informed the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons of the discipline they face for violating league policies, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns and Falcons officials were informed at this week’s owners meetings of the discipline that is expected to be announced next week, per league sources. One source said the discipline is expected...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign TE Jacob Tamme

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed former Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme. Tamme, 6-3, 230 pounds, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis before joining the Denver Broncos in 2012. Tamme has caught...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Get Their Guy in Former Carolina Sack Machine Greg Hardy

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is sacked by Greg Hardy #76 and Charles Johnson #95 of the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy signed a one-year deal Wednesday afternoon with the Dallas Cowboys. A team that desperately needed a premier...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A Mock Draft Like No Other

Imagine the excitement (and disappointment) of an NFL draft where every player from every team is thrown into the mix, and the teams can pick anyone from any roster. Well, that is exactly what we did.  This draft was conducted by Ryan Thyer @bignoahd05 (even numbered picks) and Jackson Lee (odd numbered picks), who currently resides in San Francisco and is a huge Niners fan (no...
Via PhinManiacs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones continued performing as one of the most entertaining QB-to-WR combos in the NFL last season, but the Falcons as a whole foundered through a 6-10 season, good for just third place in the bad NFC South. While Tony Gonzalez and Steven Jackson are gone, there’s still plenty of offensive firepower on the roster to compete with anyone during a given week. But...
Via Zone Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons Have the Best Offense in the NFC South?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Still Searching For Answer at Tight End

After beefing up Dan Quinn's defense by signing linebackers Justin Durant and Brooks Reid, the Falcons still have some needs to fill through the draft or free agency. A glaring weakness on Atlanta's offense that was exposed last season is the tight end position.Atlanta was forced to adjust its entire offensive game plan after Tony Gonzalez retired following the 2013 season. Over...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan should be the next big name QB to take a pay cut

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
Via cover32 - Falcons
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan the least-athletic QB in the NFL?

Quarterback remains the most-important position in all of sports, but that doesn’t mean it’s not evolving. In fact, the past 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way success is defined behind center. No longer are quarterbacks asked to simply stand in the pocket and deliver passes to receiver. More and more, they are becoming dynamic, two-way threats, players who can torment...
Via cover32 - Falcons
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Big name free agents the Atlanta Falcons should target

The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of holes on their roster, but they have the chance to make a quick turnaround under head coach Dan Quinn. They already have their franchise quarterback, Matt Ryan, in place and if they reel in a strong free agent class they should be able to make some noise in for the 2015 season. Atlanta has roughly $35 million in cap space which means they’ll be...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons release Steven Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have released running back Steven Jackson. Jackson was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on March 15, 2013. In two seasons with the Falcons, Jackson rushed for 1,250 yards on 347 carries with 12 touchdowns...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Proposed new Atlanta Falcons helmet is the best one out there so far

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is sharp. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Atlanta Falcons helmet is the best one out...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan too low in this week’s QB Rankings?

Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. That’s why teams are so willing to pony up big bucks to a signal caller when they have (or think they have) a guy who can do the job. One look at the highest paid players in the NFL will support this fact; it’s a list littered with QBs. But part of the equation is also tied to supply and demand. Sometimes, teams are...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank surprises in latest Power Rankings

When people think about an NFL team, usually one person immediately jumps to mind. It’s the player, coach or owner who is most immediately identifiable with the club. It’s the person TV networks use in game promos, the team puts on the cover of the media guide and fans blame when things go awry. It’s the face of the franchise. And every team has one, for better or worse. With...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn answered fan questions on Twitter

New Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a busy man. He just recently finished up his duties as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in one of the great Super Bowls of all-time and immediately started his new job with the Falcons. After five successful years under Mike Smith, the Falcons fell on hard times in 2013 and 2014 finishing 4-12 and 6-10. Quinn takes over for...
Via Bloguin Best
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn answered fan questions on Twitter

New Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a busy man. He just recently finished up his duties as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in one of the great Super Bowls of all-time and immediately started his new job with the Falcons. After five successful years under Mike Smith, the Falcons fell on hard times in 2013 and 2014 finishing 4-12 and 6-10. Quinn takes over for...
Via This Given Sunday
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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