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Atlanta Looks to Revive Their Season Against Tampa

With a few things failing to materialize, this is going to be much different from my past preview articles. Here are three popular questions that I've been asked over the past week in regards to the Falcons.After the trouncing put on the Bucs in their first match-up, how do you see Matt Ryan playing in this game, against a defense that he had his way with in their previous match...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Preview

The Falcons offensive line will likely again struggle to protect Matt Ryan against a fierce Detroit Lions defense. (Seth Ryan) Not much is going right for the Atlanta Falcons. At 2-5, they’re on a four-game losing streak. In each consecutive game during that streak, the offense has scored fewer points. All of the Falcons’ five losses have come by double digits. And although...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 8

It’s time for this week’s run-down of some of the most intriguing player matchups in Week 8′s slate of Sunday’s daytime games. 1. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Falcons C James Stone Poor Matt Ryan. This week starting center Peter Konz became the fourth Atlanta offensive line starter to head to injured reserve. That list includes initial starting center Joe Hawley, so undrafted...
Via Bloguin Best
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 8

It’s time for this week’s run-down of some of the most intriguing player matchups in Week 8′s slate of Sunday’s daytime games. 1. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Falcons C James Stone Poor Matt Ryan. This week starting center Peter Konz became the fourth Atlanta offensive line starter to head to injured reserve. That list includes initial starting center Joe Hawley, so undrafted...
Via This Given Sunday
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons seek 'home' advantage in faraway London

WATFORD, England (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are a long way from the Georgia Dome. But they are getting ready for a ''home'' game in London against the Detroit Lions. Reeling from a four-game losing streak and several injuries, the Falcons (2-5) are not out of it in the mediocre NFC South. The Falcons enter the week trailing the Saints (2-5) and Panthers (3-3-1). &...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Start New Center Heading To London

None of the 32 teams in the NFL drafted James Stone in May. He was lucky enough to show enough promise that he made the Atlanta Falcons take a long hard look at him. On Sunday, when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in London, Stone will be the starting center as both Joe Hawley and Peter Konz have both gone down with injuries.This according to Jay Adams and the Falcons website...
Via Football Nation
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons put starting center Peter Konz on IR with knee injury

  The Atlanta Falcons placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury on Monday, dealing their another blow to their battered offensive line. Konz is Atlanta's fourth starting offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury. Konz replaced Joe Hawley after Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota on Sept...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons lose starting center Peter Konz for season

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow. Konz is Atlanta's fourth starting offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury. Konz replaced Joe Hawley after Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Place C Peter Konz On Season-Ending I.R. & Sign OT Jonathan Scott

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have placed C Peter Konz on season-ending injured reserve Monday and signed veteran OT Jonathan Scott to a contract. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that the Falcons were concerned that Konz’s knee injury was “significant,” so it appears as though the MRI confirmed as much. Konz, 24, was a highly touted lineman...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons concerned about center Peter Konz’s knee

The Atlanta Falcons are concerned that center Peter Konz suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Already without Joe Hawley, the Falcons would have to turn to undrafted free agent James Stone if Konz is forced to miss time. Results on #Falcons C Peter Konz's (knee) MRI aren't in yet, but feeling is that it's at least a significant sprain,...
Via Tireball.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants Preview

The Falcons have to find a way to win outdoors on the road. (Ann Heisenfelt) The Atlanta Falcons haven’t won an outdoors road game since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23 on November 25, 2012. That losing streak was extended with last Sunday’s 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. This Sunday, the Falcons (2-2) go on the road once again to face the New York Giants, a team...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of new faces in the Falcons lineup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp. Who's that at center? And right tackle? And left guard? Oh, and is that someone new at strong safety? The Falcons (2-2) are all beat up, coming off a game in which two starters on the offensive line (center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes) sustained season...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances. Given Atlanta's recent lack of success away from the Georgia Dome and its sudden crisis on the offensive line, the brutal travel schedule is especially imposing. Sunday's 41-28 loss at Minnesota was the start of a stretch where the Falcons play six...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading Week-1 of the Pre-season (Falcons v. Dolphins)

Pro Football Focus is an advanced football analytics website that is well respected by fans and even used by some NFL teams to assist in their assessment of players. That said, it isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to analyzing player performances; it’s best used as a guide to help a person come to a clearer conclusion of their own assessment. PFF recently released their...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t call Peter Konz a bust…yet

It’s been a rough couple of years for Peter Konz. Since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft — a pick the Falcons were lauded for — Konz has had his ups and downs. Coming out of Wisconsin, Konz was known as a cerebral player whose biggest weakness could be described as a lack of functional strength. That has certainly rung true in Konz’s first two NFL seasons...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Continue To Beef Up Lines With Round 1 Pick

Prior to the 2013 season, the Atlanta Falcons released starting RT Tyson Clabo and practically forced C Todd McClure into retirement. The team felt they had a good offensive line with Sam Bake, Justin Blalock, Peter Konz, Garrett Reynolds, and Mike Johnson. However injuries took Baker and Johnson out of the mix, and ineffective play […] The post Atlanta Falcons Continue To Beef...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Teem Needs: Atlanta Falcons

1. Pass Rusher: Osi preformed better than I expected, but I wouldn't expect him to duplicate that play next season. It will be hard to pass up a player like Clowney or Barr in round one.2. Offensive Tackle: Potentially two if the Falcons cut ties with Baker after his terrible season. I don't think they will since he just signed a big contract, but there are rumors that...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Interior Line: a further analysis

The interior offensive line this year was a mixed bag-leaning well towards the negative side of things. On one hand, Justin Blalock played better than average and proved to be our best offensive lineman. However, having a slightly above average guard acting as the cornerstone of the interior isn’t going to keep Matt Ryan on his feet, or create holes for Jacquizz Rodgers or Steven...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons release offensive guard Garrett Reynolds

Garrett Reynolds, who lost his starting job at right guard in 2013, has been released by the Atlanta Falcons. Reynolds made 10 starts last season but finished behind Peter Konz on the depth chart. The Falcons selected Reynolds, from North Carolina, in the fifth round of the 2009 draft. He made 23 starts and played in 42 games over five seasons. The release of Reynolds came one...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons sign Peter Konz’ former teammate Gabe Carimi today

The Atlanta Falcons signed offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who has been with two teams already, the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Monday, according to the team. Carimi, 6-7, 316 pounds, was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round (29th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. Carimi, who played with Falcons center/right […]The post Falcons sign Peter Konz’ former...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Stays And Who Goes in Atlanta

I’ve taken a mini vacation from writing about Falcons football. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in trying to erase the 2013 season from my memory. I’ll be back for the next seven to eight weeks to cover the off-season moves for Atlanta. That will be the boom period, where releases and additions will be made. Shockingly enough, Atlanta wasted little time and released two players...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Expected To Part With G Garrett Reynolds, Potential FA Options

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com writs that the Atlanta Falcons “appear destined to part ways” with G Garrett Reynolds. The Falcons clearly need to improve upfront, specifically on the interior as Reynolds and Peter Konz have both under performed. Reynolds, 26, lost his starting job twice this past season and will count $1.57 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap. Parting...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons need more hits than misses with upcoming draft

The Atlanta Falcons desperately need to have a good draft. If having their coaching staff work the Senior Bowl helps to turn around last season's 4-12 record, the Falcons might have a leg up when May and the NFL Draft rolls around. "Talking with coaches that I consider mentors that have coached in this ballgame, they have said that they had some of their best drafts after...
Via Fox Sports South
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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