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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 4 Recap

Lots of players were reprimanded in the third episode of Hard Knocks. (John Bazemore) Let me get this out the way: The fourth episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was, by far, the series’ best up to this point.  The episode opens with the coaching staff discussing the awful display of special teams in the second preseason game against the Houston Texans. You can virtually...
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Before drafting you need to see Falcons K Matt Bryant’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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PHOTO: The best toilet paper an Atlanta Falcons fan could ever hope for

Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock on a distant planet for the last couple decades, the rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints is about as real as it gets. While the players on the field may not like eachother and get into scuffles after a play is blown dead, what really keeps rivalries alive are the fans. What better way is there to celebrate...
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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan moves up QB 1-32 rankings, cracks top-15

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Falcons looking for 'clarity' at RT, nickel back

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are looking for starters to emerge at right tackle and nickel back in their final preseason game. Coach Mike Smith said there is no ''clarity'' at those spots, though he likes the contenders. He's also hoping to find his No. 2 quarterback as he holds out some established starters in Thursday night's game at Jacksonville...
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VIDEO: Atlanta Falcons look spectacular in new Madden 15 gameplay footage

Today is like a national holiday for football degenerates everywhere, because EA Sports has released its latest version of Madden. The new game features a number of upgrades in the game engine (finally) which should mean a more realistic NFL experience. That’s all fine and good but to be honest what has impressed me most when I see clips of the new game is how stunningly realistic...
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Atlanta Falcons: Roster cut predictions

The Atlanta Falcons will be making their final decisions on their 53 man roster and ten man practice squad, as well as the rest of the league, by August 30, 2014. The Falcons have already trimmed down their roster to 75 guys by releasing the following players: DE Theo Agnew, LB Brendan Daley, LB Darin Drakeford, S Devonta Glover-Wright, WR Julian Jones, WB Jeff Mathews, LB Walker...
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Atlanta Falcons move up in Power Rankings, crack the top-15 in NFL

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
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Report: Titans Signing QB Dominique Davis

  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans are signing former Falcons QB Dominique Davis to a contract. The Titans currently have Charlie Whitehurst in place as their No. 2 quarterback and rookie Zach Mettenberger behind him. Davis, 24, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College back in 2012. He appeared in just one game for Atlanta completing...
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WWE stars who played professional football

Most people aren’t aware, but many of today’s WWE stars once played professional football. There’s a long list of players who couldn’t make it into the NFL, but here’s a few surprise WWE stars who played professional football. Bill Goldberg: This WWE star attended the University of Georgia where he played defensive tackle. Goldberg was drafted in the 11th round in the...
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Before drafting you need to see Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones’ fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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Roster trimming begins: Who missed the cut for the Atlanta Falcons?

If you listened to last night’s Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game on NBC you probably heard Chris Collinsworth say that this is the hardest time of the year for NFL coaches. He wasn’t referring to injuries or the preseason schedule; he was talking about roster cuts and how difficult it is to make those decisions. By 4:00 eastern...
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National confidence level in Atlanta Falcons rises after preseason Week 3

The dress rehearsals are in the books; at least that’s how the NFL likes to position the third week of the preseason. And to some extent, it’s accurate; more than at any time during the exhibition season, starters around the league play, some even into the second half. Thus, there are things to be learned from what transpired this week. The results on the field were the best...
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Five things we learned from Saturday’s game against the Titans

1. We are not the team we saw against Houston, and that Falcon fans is GREAT news. 2. Devin Hester is showing signs of life on offense. Could he be in store for more offensive snaps? I believe so, the loss of Drew Davis has trusted Hester into the spotlight at the #4 spot. If Atlanta wants to be explosive, keeping #17 on the field provides that chance. 3. Matt Ryan looked comfortable...
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NFL roster cutdown update: Atlanta Falcons

As of Sunday 8/24 8PM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 75 by Tue. 4PM ET: DE Theo Agnew, LB Darin Drakeford, S Tay Glover-Wright, WR Julian Jones, QB Jeff Mathews, LB Walker May, RB Jerome Smith, WR Tramaine Thompson, TE Brian Wozniak, S Tyrell Johnson
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Strong First Half Generates Optimism in Atlanta

When the third pre-season game is played, we begin to see glimpses of what a team is preparing to do for the regular season. Whether it’s more four receiver sets or putting a particular defensive end as defense tackle on third down, you begin to pick up on alignments. That’s what occurred during the Falcons impressive first-half performance against the Titans.It was refreshing...
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Recap: Titans offense looks sharp, defense struggles in win against Falcons

The Tennessee Titans improved their preseason record to 2-1 after beating the Atlanta Falcons 24-17 in Atlanta on Saturday night. QB Jake Locker finally seams to be in rhythm, as he played the entire first half, finishing 12-17 with 188 yards and a TD, a 63-yard pass to veteran Nate Washington. Matt Ryan also proved to be close to mid-season form, finishing 18/23 with 224 yards and...
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Falcons Trim Roster to 75 After Loss to Titans

The Atlanta Falcons wasted no time in making roster moves following the team’s 24-17 loss to the Houston Texans.According to atlantafalcons.com, The Falcons waived 10 players, placed Mike Johnson and Marquis Spruill on injured reserve and placed Drew Davis and Zeke Motta on PUP on Sunday.The roster is now at 75 players, with the 53-man roster to be determined after the team’s...
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Falcons again place OL Johnson on injured reserve

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury. The Falcons placed Johnson on injured reserve Sunday as they reduced their roster to 75 players. He missed the 2013 season after breaking his left leg and dislocating his left ankle in a training camp practice. He was hurt again Saturday night in...
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Atlanta Falcons get their roster to 75

To get their roster to 75 players the Atlanta Falcons waived/released QB Jeff Mathews, S Tyrell Johnson, DL Theo Agnew, LB Darin Drakeford, S Devonta Glover-Wright, WR Julian Jones, RB Jerome Smith, LB Brendan Daley, WR Tramaine Thompson, TE Brian Wozniak, and LB Walker May. The Falcons also placed OL Mike Johnson on (foot) and […] The post Atlanta Falcons get their roster to 75...
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VIDEO: Undeniable proof that Devin Hester is as good as he’s ever been

A few weeks ago I warned you that despite everything you may have heard, Atlanta Falcons receiver and return man Devin Hester has not lost a step. Last year with the Chicago Bears he tallied up a career high in return yards. Critics who think that he fell off either weren’t paying attention or simply don’t know what they’re talking about. Last night Mr. Hester proved me right...
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Rewind: Atlanta Falcons spot in the Power Rankings; teams that should call Tim Tebow

Two weeks from today will be heaven on Earth. Until then, here are the best cover32 stories from the past week to help you pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 2 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 2 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from 1-32 (READ)...
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Atlanta Falcons 2014 Season Preview

courtesy: Bleacher Report Welcome Total Sports Blog’s NFL Training Camp Previews. Up until the start of the NFL season, we will continue to preview each team, and predict their records. The chances that we predict any of these records to be right drastically increases when Mike is writing the preview. Today’s Team: The Atlanta Falcons (NFC South) 2013 Record: 4-12 (Last in...
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VIDEO: Devin Hester Catches Slant, Jukes Safety and Scores Touchdown

Devin Hester has finally scored in Atlanta, and the play was dirty. Hester catches what appears to be a slant/skinny post and then shakes Bernard Pollard out of his socks on his way to scoring a touchdown. Check out the video: Everyone anticipates Devin Hester breaking the “All-Time Return Touchdown Record” this year in Atlanta as he sets his sites on greatness. Hester needs...
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Titans come back on Falcons with Strong Second Half

The Tennessee Titans looked extremely shaky early on in Saturday's contest against the Atlanta Falcons, but after getting reamed by head coach Ken Whisenhunt at halftime for soft defense, they locked down the Atlanta Falcons to prevail by the score of 24-17.Here are the ups and downs of the third preseason game.Four Up1. Jake LockerLocker was flawless on Saturday, going 12 for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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