The Atlanta Falcons' 2015 Schedule and Outlook

It’s that time of year again. The NFL schedule has been released and the NFL draft is right around the corner. By now, fans have seen multiple mock drafts and gone through the entire schedule deciding what their favorite team’s record will likely be at the end of the season.For the Atlanta Falcons, the outlook is optimistic. They enter the year with the easiest strength of schedule...
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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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Taking a look into the Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL schedule

The Atlanta Falcons are a much better offensive team right now than they are on defense. That is the sole reason team owner Arthur Blank brought in Dan Quinn to help turn the team around after two disastrous seasons. In his first season as a head coach, Quinn’s job does not get any easy based on the NFL schedule that was released on Tuesday night. In a division where the other...
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Breaking Down the New York Giants 2015 Schedule

The Giants have the 20th toughest ranked schedule in the league based on 2014 opponent’s records. They are tied with Washington for the toughest schedule in division, with the Eagles the second easiest and the Cowboys the easiest. Here is the order of opponents for the Giants in 2015: -Week 1: at Cowboys -Week 2: Falcons -Week 3: Redskins -Week 4: at Bills -Week 5: 49ers -Week...
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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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3 days ago  |  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...
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Buy/Sell QB Edition v 2.0: Ryan v. Brees

In my first installment of Buy/Sell I broke down the fantasy value between Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and the Broncos Peyton Manning. For my second installment, I am going to dissect the fantasy potential of two of the league’s most prolific passers, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and the Falcons Matt Ryan.  Buy: Matt Ryan When Dirk Koetter signed on in 2012 to be...
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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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The Atlanta Falcons offense will feature a stronger running game in 2015

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn knows a thing or two about the running game. As a former defensive coordinator in Seattle, he spent countless hours reviewing tape on opposing running backs and offenses that used a balanced attack to “try” to beat the Seahawks. And as we all know, teams did not fare too well in trying to stop Quinn’s former team as they have been in the...
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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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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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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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WATCH: Dan Quinn talks about the new direction of the Atlanta Falcons

If you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan and you’ve seen what the Seattle Seahawks have done since they were booted from the playoffs at the Georgia Dome in early 2013, odds are you’re pretty excited about Dan Quinn coming in and pushing the team in a new direction. Today we got a better idea of what Quinn’s plans are for the Falcons… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free...
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2015 NFL Draft Predictions: NFC South

After a season in which they were probably the worst division in the NFL with each team struggling mightily on defense, I am betting on them going defense early and often in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft. Someone has to win the division; a good draft could push anyone of these teams into the postseason. Atlanta Falcons Needs: OT, DE, OLB, S, RB Possible first round picks: Shane...
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Is Matt Ryan Still a Top 10 Quarterback?

View image | As part of TopSportsReport’s series of NFL power rankings articles, we decided that a Quarterback power rankings article would be enjoyable for fans to read as well as enjoyable for a writer to write.  The Quarterback position has become one of the most important positions in the NFL today, as it grew more and more important with the evolution of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: To Extend or Not to Extend?

The Atlanta Falcons have made some big choices the last few months. Firing head coach Mike Smith. Choosing to wait it out for their new head man, Dan Quinn. Cutting ties with players that had been part of the team for years like Harry Douglas and Justin Blaylock. Signing several free agents as they try to mend a defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league for several...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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24 days 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...
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25 days 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...
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25 days 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...
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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...
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26 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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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...
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29 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...
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March 25, 2015  |  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...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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