The Atlanta Falcons get busy with voluntary minicamp

After listening to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1010XL this morning Jacksonville, it is certainly clear that the Atlanta Falcons need help with their pass rush. Ledbetter took part in the radio station’s 11th Annual NFL Media Mock Draft, picking Clemson’s Vic Beasley to help play the LEO position in Dan Quinn’s new defense. It’s a solid pick...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Atlanta Falcons shock us all with their first round draft pick?

He is a scenario you may not have thought of concerning the Atlanta Falcons and the NO. 8 pick in the NFL Draft. Do the Falcons go rogue and take another offensive tackle instead of drafting a defensive lineman? I know, I hear the boos and your comments about the pick and some of you are thinking of ways to hurt me in some form or fashion, but the idea is not as far-fetched as it...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What Is Wrong With the Atlanta Falcons Offense?

The Atlanta Falcons were bad last year.  Blame last year on the injuries to Julio Jones and Roddy White.  But the Falcons are still bad, what is the problem? Nine weeks into the season quarterback Matt Ryan has been sacked 15 timesWhile Jones and White are healthy, there are more important players on the offensive side.  Tackle Sam Baker, tackle Lamar Holmes, center Joe Hawley...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Place two Starting Offensive Linemen on IR

Injuries just won’t let the Atlanta Falcons succeed. Fresh off a 2013 campaign that saw them lose multiple starters on both sides of the ball, the Falcons have once again found themselves victim of the injury bug. Starting left tackle Sam Baker was lost for the season with a torn patellar tendon back in August. While that was a huge loss in and of itself, the news today that Atlanta...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons offensive line decimated by injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The already banged-up Atlanta Falcons offensive line has been decimated by injuries against the Minnesota Vikings. The Falcons lost three starting linemen in the first three quarters Sunday, forcing them to play tight end Levin Toilolo at right tackle in the fourth. Left guard Justin Blalock left the game in the second quarter with a back injury, right tackle Lamar...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals: 2014 Week 2 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) I had the Bengals going 12-4 before the season started. I thought they were better than their record last season because they were able to be a dominant team (11-5) without relying on always winning the turnover battle. Turnover margins are really unpredictable and inconsistent on a week-to-week and year-to-year basis. They finished...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

3 reasons the Atlanta Falcons will pound the Saints on Sunday

The Saints are a good team, like, really good. Many people have them ranked in amoung the upper echelon in the NFC, along with the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. They have a dynamic and an explosive offense and a defense that shocked the world last year as they vaulted from worst defense in NFL history to #4 in the league. As for Atlanta, well the world isn’t really...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars-Falcons: The Final Tune-up for the 2014 Season

The game between the Jaguars and the Falcons isn’t just about closing out the 2014 preseason. There is more meaning for both teams than in years past, with roster spots on the line and more importantly, starting positions to be won. While most starters will sit for tonight’s game or play minimally, the significance cannot be denied. For some, this is “Do or Die” football...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Biggest Injuries of the NFL Preseason

There is a reason that NFL teams don’t care for what the preseason offers. Every single year we see a rash of injuries that impacts a particular team’s ability to contend moving forward. And the 2014 preseason has been no different.  From injuries to defensive stalwarts to former top-round picks at the quarterback position going down, we have seen too many potentially season...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

How Jake Matthews will adjust to the spotlight at left tackle

  The Falcons have suffered yet another hit to their roster. This hit comes in the form of another injury. Sixth-year left tackle Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the Falcons’ injured reserved. Baker sustained a ruptured patella tendon during the second quarter of last weekend’s game against Houston. This is a major setback for a Falcons...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore) Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season. The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons: Three observations from 'Hard Knocks' Episode 3

Unfortunately for the Atlanta Falcons, the third episode of "Hard Knocks" from HBO ended in a similar tone to the way it began: focused on a season-ending injury. Tuesday's newest episode began with a rather encompassing look at an ACL reconstruction surgery on rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill. The fifth-round pick went under the knife, and the HBO cameras showed a bit of the procedure...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Atlanta fans prepare for a rough night of HBO’s Hard Knocks

After a miserable week two match-up, things are going to get ugly tonight on HBO. Another episode of #HardKnocks tonight at 10:00 pm ET on @HBO. Watch a preview: #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 19, 2014 The Falcons may wait a bit to see who gets cut this week, in the meantime they make a roster move: The #Falcons have signed tackle Pat...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tice will have to address the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line

Now that we’ve had a few days to digest Sam Baker’s season ending injury, it’s possible to discuss what the future holds both for the Falcons’ and Sam Baker personally. Every time a player goes down, panic mode ensues for the next couple of days. Fans’ scour the internet looking for a veteran free-agent that might be mediocre enough to plug in as quickly as possible, and...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Baker, Darnell Dockett Suffer Season Ending Injuries

The NFL had a couple of big name players go down with season ending injuries at the end of the second week of preseason play. Here’s a look at what the respective teams will do to replace their veteran starters. Sam Baker After suffering an injury in the team’s preseason loss to the Houston Texans, Sam Baker was declared out for the season with a torn right patella tendon. The...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday. They didn't expect it to be this soon. Midway through his first NFL preseason, the Falcons shifted Matthews across the line on Monday to replace Sam Baker, who went down with a season-ending knee injury. Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick, was expected to...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Atlanta Falcons drops after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons move Jake Matthews to left tackle

With Sam Baker lost for the season the Atlanta Falcons have moved Jake Mtthews to left tackle. Matthews – the No. 6 overall pick – will shift to the left side of the line with Lamar Holmes taking over duties at right tackle. When drafted many believed that the 22-year-old former Texas A&M tackle could have overtaken Baker for the job at left tackle by midseason. The #Falcons...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from Houston Texans preseason win

The Houston Texans had a strong bounce-back week against the Atlanta Falcons after being wiped out against the Arizona Cardinals a week ago. With a big preseason win now in the books, let’s take a look at five things we learned from their 32-7 victory. 5. Jadeveon Clowney is a beast Clowney, in his limited action, had to major plays which should have Texans fans excited for this...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Matthews is ready to replace Sam Baker if called upon

The Falcons began the pre-season with offensive line being one of their strengths, however, that is no longer the case. On Saturday night, Sam Baker ruptured his patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the 2014 season. Baker has had a long list of injuries over the years, and unfortunately Atlanta will be once again without their best offensive lineman. Now rookie tackle Jake...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Updates On 2014 Opponents

It’s most important to stay focused on what the Chicago Bears are doing, but what has been happening with their schedule opponents for 2014? Falcons lose tackle Sam Baker to torn patella tendon In week six the Bears go on the road to pay a visit to the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons are hoping their disappointing 2013 season will be in the rearview mirror.  Unfortunately...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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