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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...
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4 hours 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...
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1 day 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
2 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
6 days ago  |  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...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Falcons consider a TE in the NFL draft?

It may not seem like a glamourous position, as tight end is still viewed by many as a job that is as much about being an offensive lineman as it is a wide receiver. But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season. Across the NFL, tight ends are a major part of passing attacks. And their role isn’t just as a possession receiver...
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10 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed new Atlanta Falcons helmet is absolutely perfect

The fellas at Deeyung Entertainment dropped 32 new NFL helmet designs Tuesday, including one for the Atlanta Falcons. Via Deeyung Entertainment AROUND COVER32 Free Agents: The top-10 wide receivers on the market QB Rankings: Rating today’s starters from 1-32 based on their cap value That’s so awesome. You can check out all 32 concept helmets here. You may also be interested...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan disrespected in latest 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. If the mega-contract is given to a player who is actually worthy of big money, it’s...
Via cover32 - Falcons
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide Receivers the Falcons Should Target in the Draft

The Atlanta Falcons are a team in transition going into 2015. Sure, the defensive issues are well documented, but even on the offensive side of the ball they leave much to be desired. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are among the best in the league at their respective positions, Devonta Freeman has shown flashes of being a nice change of pace back and Jacquizz Rodgers is among the better...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How far has Atlanta Falcons QB Mat Ryan dropped in one-game QB Power Rankings?

Not all quarterbacks are created equally; that’s something that is apparent on a weekly basis during the NFL season. Thus, it’s important to have a signal caller who can step up and make plays when the pressure is on. It’s vital to have a quarterback that can handle the pressure of having everything on the line during one 60-minute test. That was the basis for cover32′s latest...
Via cover32 - Falcons
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Shanahan says he can't wait to work with Matt Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons' new offensive coordinator says he can't wait to work with quarterback Matt Ryan. Kyle Shanahan held his first session with the Atlanta media on Tuesday. He says the job of putting in a new offense should be a lot easier since he's got a franchise quarterback to build around. Shanahan says he's still evaluating personnel along with the...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

McShay: Jameis is second-best QB prospect of past decade

ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay has a history of interesting takes and analysis. But his most recent view is rather eye-opening. The veteran media scout indicated recently on ESPN that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the second-best quarterback prospect of the past 10 years from an on-field perspective (h/t Business Insider). From purely on the field, the grade...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

World jumble: How players and coaches around the NFL describe Dan Quinn

Want to know more about newly named Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn? I can tell you all about his background with the Seattle Seahawks and Florida Gators, but this word jumble is much more efficient. NFL players and coaches around the league were asked to describe Quinn in one word. Here’s what they came up with: ONE word to describe Dan Quinn? Here's what players &...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan tabbed as so-so option for next 10 years

On Wednesday, cover32′s weekly Quarterback Ratings had a slightly different spin to them. Instead of just ranking all of the league’s current signal callers from best to worst, each of the 32 starters was graded based on how good of a prospect they are for the next 10 years. It made for an interesting list, as some of the game’s top passers fell toward the bottom because they...
Via cover32 - Falcons
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Falcons consider a QB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Right now, the Atlanta Falcons are set at quarterback. Matt Ryan is a bona fide star, a clutch player who gives his team a chance to be a Super Bowl contender. And with a new coaching staff in 2015, one that will presumably improve the team’s sometimes inept game management, he should be even better this coming season. But behind Flacco, things are pretty thin for the Falcons....
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn to become Falcons head coach

The Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots for heartbreaking fashion. For most within the organization, the next few weeks and months will be a time to step away and recover. For defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, he has a whirlwind awaiting. Quinn will be formally announced as the next head coach of the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. Quinn is taking over for...
Via This Given Sunday
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday

The Atlanta Falcons will name Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach on Tuesday, according to ProFootballTalk and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sit down for this one: Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach Tuesday http://t.co/57eRlguXXu #pulitzer — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 31, 2015 League rules prevent the Falcons...
Via Sports-Glory
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's New Coaching Hires from 1-6

The NFL season isn't officially over yet. They still have one more game left, something called the Super Bowl, but that does not mean that other teams aren’t making coaching changes. So far there have been 6 new head coaches hired for the upcoming season. That’s not counting the Atlanta Falcons who have yet to name their new coach. If the Falcons did name there new head coach...
Via Football Nation
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan schools Tony Romo on how to lead a huddle

If you missed Sunday night’s Pro Bowl game like me, then you may have missed this nuggest about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. At one point in the game there was some confusion on head coach Jason Garrett’s sideline. Ryan took over the huddle and told Garrett and his puppet Tony Romo what was what: Classic. Romo should have been taking notes.. You may also be interested...
Via cover32 - Falcons
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter In Loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan connected with New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on a one-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter to help Team Irvin beat Team Carter 32-28 in the 2015 Pro Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Ryan, who entered the game in the […] 2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter...
Via Steelers Depot
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #6 Colston’s fumble at Falcons

The season started off with such promise as the Saints raced to an early lead in Atlanta while Jairus Byrd quickly created his first takeaway. But Matt Ryan would end up throwing for a career high in yards, the Falcons would march down in the final seconds to send the game to overtime with a 50+ yard field goal, and then Marques Colston would cough up the game with this fumble which...
Via The Saints Nation
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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