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Falcons one of six teams talking with Vikings about Adrian Peterson

One more week is all the Minnesota Vikings are giving another team to make a deal for running back Adrian Peterson. If no trade happens next week, or presumably before the NFL Draft on April 30th, Peterson will remain in Minnesota, according to reports, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The paper also reports, via a source, that the Vikings are currently talking with six teams...
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Should Landon Collins be on the Atlanta Falcons draft radar?

By almost all accounts, the Atlanta Falcons figure to use the eighth pick in this month’s NFL Draft on an outside linebacker/defensive end/pass rusher. As part of new head coach Dan Quinn’s system, a LEO linebacker is crucial to the success of the defense as a whole. As the list of “suspects” remains the same, any one or more of a combination of Dante Fowler Jr., Shane Ray...
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This idea for a new Atlanta Falcons logo is almost too funny for words

If you have ever wondered what the Atlanta Falcons logo would look like if it were a butt, then you probably have too much free time on your hands. Nevertheless, today is your lucky day because now we know… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: These would be great to see when the NFl schedule is released First and 10: The 10 biggest sleepers in the 2015 NFL Draft Over the weekend the...
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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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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...
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Would Devonta Freeman really welcome Todd Gurley to the Atlanta Falcons?

With Steven Jackson out of the picture, the Atlanta Falcons need to find a new workhorse running back. Right now the odds are that responsibility will land on Devonta Freeman, who sounds eager to get more work. Then again, if the Falcons get a chance to land one of this year’s best rushers, Freeman may find himself warming the bench again. In an interview with PFT Live yesterday...
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Falcons trying to make good 1st impression with coach Dan Quinn

  Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn. Linebacker Paul Worrilow, who has led the Falcons in tackles two straight seasons, said Thursday past accomplishments are no guarantee for top spots on the depth chart in 2015. ''You always feel like you have something to prove anytime you have a new coaching staff...
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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Jameis Winston, Draft, Falcons, & Lions

Adrian Peterson Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report spoke to two general managers about Adrian Peterson being reinstated, and the executives specifically mentioned that Cowboys, the Cardinals and Raiders as teams that could be in place for the running back. “The Cowboys are the front-runners,” one GM said, “but I actually believe the Raiders are right there.” ... The post...
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You have to see Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley’s shoes to believe them

Contrary to popular opinion, NFL players don’t live like the rest of us. While we’re slaving away in our cubicles wearing white collars, wondering about starting an underground marsupial fighting circuit, they’re living it up getting paid to play football out in the sunshine. They don’t even dress like the rest of us. Just ask Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley… AROUND...
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Falcons trying to make good 1st impression with coach Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn. Linebacker Paul Worrilow, who has led the Falcons in tackles two straight seasons, said Thursday past accomplishments are no guarantee for top spots on the depth chart in 2015. ''You always feel like you have something to prove anytime you have...
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Defense improvement is still the focus for the Atlanta Falcons

The one thing former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was supposed to do was give the team one of the best defenses in the NFL. Over the course of his final two seasons in the Peach State, he failed to deliver, despite injuries to the franchise, and was shown the door for his troubles. It was only three short years ago that the Falcons were at home in the NFC Title game and...
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Atlanta Falcons meeting with top cornerback, linebacker prospects this week

While some people believe that the Atlanta Falcons will pick the best running back on the board in the first round, a lot more analysts agree that an upgrade for the defense is more likely. Today the Falcons met with two prospects who are ranked among the best at their respective positions in this year’s draft class… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The odds of all 32 starters being...
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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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Two Players That Could End "Soft" Label for Falcons

In the offseason prior to the 2014 season, the Atlanta Falcons vowed to themselves and those around the NFL that they would display much needed toughness—especially on the defensive side of the ball. Aiming to develop a much more rugged attitude, the team executed approximately 10 new tackling drills for training camp, including the famous Oklahoma drill. Likewise, if one tuned...
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Report: Atlanta Falcons meet with Miami tight end prospect

If one thing is clear about the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, they are deadly serious about upgrading their pass-rushing prowess. If there’s room for two things, they are also very much interested in adding depth at tight end. So far they have signed Tony Moeaki and Jacob Tamme in free agency, but they’re not done at tight end just yet… AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The...
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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 | gettyimages.com 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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn: 'We nailed it' in free agency

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is feeling pretty good about the team's signings once free agency started. Right out of the gate, the Falcons signed linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant, followed by a series of depth signings, including T Michael Person, TE Jacob Tamme, DE Adrian Clayborn and LB O’Brien Schofield - an all-important piece for 2015, Quinn told the...
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Atlanta Falcons Get a Solid Turnout at Workouts

The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program on Monday, allowing the players to officially meet with the new coaching staff in Flowery Branch.Falcons reporters have already talked about how this is easily the largest amount of players to participate in voluntary workouts since before the Mike Smith era. Not only are guys showing up, but they’re doing so in much better...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan feels 'better than I ever have'

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sounding like he's ready to take it to the next level in 2015. A change to his offseason workouts is what did the trick, the 29-year-old told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  In addtion to his personal changes are a new head coach and offensive coordinator, something Ryan is looking forward to. "I feel better than I ever have," Ryan...
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Utah cornerback goes to Atlanta Falcons in second round of latest mock draft

As the NFL Draft gets closer, some prospects are seeing their stock rise dramatically. It’s hard to do any better than Utah cornerback Eric Rowe, who is shooting up draft boards faster than a Saints fan can shotgun a beer. In the latest mock from SB Nation, the Atlanta Falcons are predicted to take him in the second round: 2015 NFL mock draft: Eric Rowe to Atlanta Falcons at No...
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There will be changes to the Atlanta Falcons offense this season

David Newton of ESPN.com 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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons welcome the Tennessee Titans to start NFL preseason

Whoever the quarterback is at the start of the preseason for the Tennessee Titans, they will open on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL has officially announced the preseason schedule for all 32 teams. Falcons fans will have an opportunity to see new coach Dan Quinn and is team in the Georgia Dome to kick things off. According to the team’s website, besides opening against...
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