WILLIAM MOORE NEWS

William Moore looks to lead the defensive turnaround in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons are going to have a new-look defense in 2015. Not only because of new players, but largely due to the hiring of former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as head coach. While the expectations are high, not many are as high as William Moore's, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Albany Herald. “We can go from the bottom of the league to hopefully...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Players the Falcons Need the Most Entering 2015

Atlanta goes by the next man up philosophy like any other team, but these are the guys who are much more difficult to replace:1. Matt RyanThis one is pretty obvious, the franchise quarterback out of Boston College has been a huge part of Atlanta’s success since he was drafted in 2008. As long as Ryan is under center, the Falcons have a shot at winning and scoring points. Ryan has...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Atlanta Falcons who have to produce in 2015

The Atlanta Falcons have a roster full of talent. It just so happens that a lot of it plays offense. Julio Jones is arguably the best receiver in the league. Roddy White isn’t too shabby himself. He may be aging but he’s still a savvy vet who’s reliable. Jake Matthews is a young talent who could have a career year and lead the offensive line to success. Matt Ryan is a proven...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Quarless and the Green Bay Packers’ Tight End Quandary

Andrew Quarless #81 of the Green Bay Packers completes a reception Kemal Ishmael #36 and William Moore #25 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half against at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Fireworks lit up more than just the sky on this year’s Fourth of July. They also set NFL newswires ablaze with several unfortunate...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Couple of Green Bay Packers Caught Amid a String of Off-Field Trouble

GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 08: Andrew Quarless #81 of the Green Bay Packers completes a reception Kemal Ishmael #36 and William Moore #25 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half against at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Green Bay Packers’ tight end Andrew Quarless and defensive end Datone Jones both fell into predicaments...
Via The Sports Journal
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel starts record label, wants to sign William Moore

Former Atlanta Falcon Asante Samuel has moved on from football and he's on to his next endeavor. According to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com, that next endeavor is starting his own record label. On top of that, he's ready to offer a record deal to an old teammate when he's finished with football as well."Samuel, an 11-year pro and four-time Pro Bowler, recently founded Eighties...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Can William Moore get Back to Pro Bowl?

Safety William Moore is certainly the leader of the Atlanta Falcons secondary, entering his seventh season out of Mizzou. He’ll have to utilize that leadership more than ever this season, as the Falcons have a new defensive scheme under rookie head coach Dan Quinn.This new defensive scheme complies of mostly Cover-3, a zone scheme that involves a single-high safety. The free safety...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthews, Moore, Reed return in limited practice work

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Offensive tackle Jake Matthews, safety William Moore and linebacker Brooks Reed have returned from injuries and were still limited in practice Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie defensive end Vic Beasley, the NFL's eighth overall draft pick, was limited with a sore shoulder. Rookie cornerback Jalen Collins, a second-round pick, went through some drills...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Safeties

Last season, the Falcons ranked last in the league in pass defense, allowing an average of 279.9 yards per game. That rank can be attributed to the combination of a poor pass rush and bad secondary play. Atlanta returns almost the exact personnel in the secondary as last season, besides the departure of Dwight Lowery and the addition of Jalen Collins. With the change in coaching...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

William Moore doing well, hopes to be cleared soon

The Atlanta Falcons got some bad news after the 2014 season when we found out that strong safety William Moore would need to undergo major shoulder surgery.Now comes the good news.According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Moore is hoping to be cleared for "at least limited activity before the offseason concludes.""When will I be back on the field? When I get cleared,'' Moore told ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons' Draft Needs: Cornerback

It’s no secret that head coach Dan Quinn will be looking to upgrade the Atlanta Falcons at multiple positions on defense through the upcoming draft this month. One of the areas that needs improvement is the secondary, the Falcons allowed a league-worst 279.9 passing yards per game and 8.2 yards per pay play. Similar to every NFL team, the Falcons had injuries that contributed to...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Draft Round for Thomas Dimitroff as Falcons GM

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has drafted “wishy washy” over the past seven seasons. Currently, he’s preparing for his eighth draft with the Atlanta Falcons. In honor of that, I want to give my take on which rounds have served the Falcons the best and the worst over the past seven seasons.However, I am going to exclude the first round draft choices. This is because Matt...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Place S William Moore On I.R. & Promote DB Sean Baker

Falcons HC Mike Smith announced Tuesday that they have placed S William Moore on season-ending injured-reserve. Smith added that the Falcons are promoting DB Sean Baker from their practice squad. Moore went down with a shoulder injury back in Week 4, and was later placed on short-term injured reserve. Atlanta activated him close to a month ago. Moore, 29, signed a five-year,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones misses third straight practice, still expected to play

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Coach Mike Smith says he still expects Julio Jones to play on Sunday against the Steelers after the Falcons' star wide receiver missed his third straight practice with a hip injury. Smith said Friday Jones has been running under the supervision of trainers. Safety William Moore (foot) worked on the side during practice and also is questionable. Smith said,...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Jones misses another practice with hip injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith says he still expects Julio Jones to play on Sunday against the Steelers after the Falcons' star wide receiver missed his third straight practice with a hip injury. Smith said Friday Jones has been running under the supervision of trainers. Safety William Moore (foot) worked on the side during practice and also is questionable. Smith said...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: WR Julio Jones, S William Moore End Week Listed As Questionable

We will have to wait until the Sunday inactive lists are released to find out whether or not Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers as the final injury report shows him listed as questionable. Jones injured his hip late in the Monday night loss to the Green Bay […] Falcons Injury Report: WR Julio Jones, S William Moore End Week...
Via Steelers Depot
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Julio Jones, William Moore Remain Sidelined Thursday

The Atlanta Falcons have now released their Thursday injury report for the upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it’s nearly identical to the one that was released on Wednesday. For a second straight day, cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) and safety William Moore (foot) failed to practice. While it’s not […] Falcons Injury Report...
Via Steelers Depot
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons still control their fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) It's possible 5-8 never looked so good. The Atlanta Falcons have played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South, even though they can't finish the regular season with a winning record. Atlanta, which plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, is coming off a Monday night loss at Green Bay. Despite the loss, the Falcons still...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Julio Jones, William Moore Sit Out Wednesday

As expected, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) failed to practice on Wednesday after injuring his hip late in the loss Monday night to the Green Bay Packers. Even though he’s likely to sit out all week, however, Falcons head coach Mike Smith isn’t ready to rule him out from playing Sunday against the […] Falcons Injury Report: Julio Jones, William Moore Sit Out...
Via Steelers Depot
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: What Was Learned in Green Bay

You could not ask for a better comeback by the Atlanta Falcons. But the comeback came to an end as the Green Bay Packers 24-point lead in the first half was too much to overcome. While the loss hurts in many ways – not to mention it was the eighth defeat of the year for the NFC South leader, it was a perfect night for Julio Jones and the 259 yards he gained in receiving yards.Here...
Via Football Nation
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WR Jones, S Moore making improvement for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Star receiver Julio Jones and safety William Moore are making improvement from injuries as the Atlanta Falcons prepare for a crucial game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Falcons limited themselves to a walk-through Wednesday, looking to recover physically from a grueling Monday night loss to the Green Bay Packers. Coach Mike Smith said Jones and Moore...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Hopeful To Have WR Julio Jones, S William Moore Ready For Steelers Game

After playing Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons now have a short week to prepare for their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That means there will be one less day that both wide receiver Julio Jones and safety William Moore have to recover from the injuries that they suffered in the loss to the […] Falcons Hopeful To Have WR Julio Jones, S William Moore Ready For...
Via Steelers Depot
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Still have Pride from Near-Disaster in Loss to Green Bay

This will be a shorter review than usual. It’s about midnight and the time issues are throwing me off. The shortened review will only be for this week. It was a tale of two halves, as the Green Bay Packers showed why they are a top two NFC team in the first half. Then in the second half, the Atlanta Falcons showed why they are somewhat of a decent team. In the end, Green Bay had...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the Packers will beat the Falcons (and 1 reason they might not)

Only teams like last season’s Green Bay Packers should be allowed to win a terrible division with a mediocre or bad record and qualify for the playoffs. The Packers had to deal with their best player, Aaron Rodgers, missing half the season with a broken collar bone. Once Rodgers returned, the Packers were a legitimate team, deserving of a playoff berth, as demonstrated by their...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel overlooked as one of college football's best coaches

ATLANTA -- Over the last two seasons, Alabama has a 14-2 record in the Southeastern Conference and one trip to the title game. The Missouri Tigers share the same 14-2 conference record, but have made back-to-back appearances in the SEC Championship Game. Yet the Crimson Tide are lauded as the power of the conference, while the Tigers are seen as a team that barely escaped a much...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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