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Las Vegas oddsmakers expect the Falcons to finish above .500

For any fan of the Atlanta Falcons who checked out the opening win total projections for the 2015 NFL season, you probably walked away with a bit of a smile on your face. Expectations in Atlanta may be high in 2015, but they're obviously high in the minds of Las Vegas oddsmakers as well, according to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com.As Hirsh explains, the Vegas oddsmakers have...
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Dan Quinn hopes to build a defensive juggernaut in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons defense won't become the Seattle Seahawks overnight, but expectations seem to be tempered for the most part. With that said, newly hired head coach Dan Quinn is expecting his defense to turn a corner and he wants it known that things will be different, according to Steven Ruiz of USA Today."We want to play as fast and physical as we can," he said at his introductory...
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Desmond Trufant throws out first pitch for Braves (VIDEO)

Desmond Trufant, like the rest of his Atlanta Falcons teammates seems to be enjoying his time off before training camp rolls around. Trufant's name recently popped up in the news as he was offered the opportunity to throw the first pitch at an Atlanta Braves game. Check out the video of Trufant's first pitch below from the Atlanta Falcons YouTube page.Well, Trufant didn't exactly...
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Breaking Down the Falcons' QB Depth Behind Matt Ryan

Second-string quarterback is hardly a position that is discussed by fans in the offseason, but if the starter goes down, it becomes the most influential position on the roster in determining the success of the team. Atlanta is prepared to be successful if Matt Ryan goes down with a reliable backup in T.J. Yates.Yates was acquired from the Texans last June and spent 2014 on the Falcons’...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Julio Jones is not Satisfied with Record-Breaking Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of A.J. Davis #20 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Julio Jones had a record-breaking season in 2014 for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite his...
Via The Sports Journal
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Fantasy Football Player Profile: Matt Ryan

View image | gettyimages.com Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons QB Ranking: 8 Pros He has a phenomenal arm. He connects on the deep ball often, which can change a fantasy week for you in a matter of minutes. He will play in a dome 10 times this season, which helps with outside factors, such as natural elements. He has a good core of receivers. The Falcons have pass catchers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Atlanta Falcons aced their last five first-round picks?

The draft is crucial to every organization and can decide the future of team. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this year in the NFC Easts Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier defensive tackles First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed You could draft a player that...
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WATCH: How high did Julio Jones jump in this year’s NFL Network’s Top 100

How does someone jump from completely unranked in last year’s top-100 rankings to No. 13? Well, (a) by being insanely awesome and (b) being completely underrated in 2014. However you look at it, though, his numbers were through the roof: 104 receptions; 1,593 yards; six touchdowns; 106.2 yards per game AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks...
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Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them

As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the...
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Three bold predictions for the Atlanta Falcons

We are still weeks away from the start of training camp, and let’s be honest, there’s not much news. Everybody says that the NFL is a year-round sport, but if there ever was a hibernation period, this is it. So, you know what that means, right? Insanely bold predictions!! Here are three bold predictions for the 2015 Atlanta Falcons: You may also be interested in: WATCH: The...
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Constructing an Effective Falcons Defensive Line

The Falcon's defense features some exciting new additions, yet remains a very similar group of personnel coming out of the 3-4 last season. How defensive coordinator Richard Smith aligns and allocates his players is going to be a very important factor towards the extent of success witness on defense come the regular season. What's very important to note about the LEO scheme is that...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Report: Atlanta Falcons 'most interested' in Isaiah Battle

When Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle chose to enter the NFL's Supplement Draft, it caught the attention of quite a few people. Apparently, Battle stated that he "has some family matters to address," while also explaining that he has a child on the way, according to NFL Trade Rumors. In that same story, the site explains that there's a report out stating that the Atlanta Falcons...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL.com really, really doesn’t like Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn

When I stumbled across Elliot Harrison’s power rankings of the league’s head coaches, I think it’s safe to say that I was shocked to see that Dan Quinn showed up at … No. 31. Second to last?? According to Harrison, only the bumbling fool that is Jim Tomsula is worse equipped to lead a franchise. Here’s what he had to say: “Quinn looks like the right man for the job in...
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Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Tackles

The subpar performance from the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line in the past two years has led to some changes. The most notable of these changes is the zone-blocking scheme that new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has installed. A zone-blocking scheme means the offensive linemen will all move in a certain direction assigned to block a certain area. This differs from most run...
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Get to know the 2015 Atlanta Falcons rookies

As Campus Sports continues to bring you a wide range of interviews from the sports and entertainment world, we were able to catch up with four of the members of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 rookie class. LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and San Jose State defensive back Akeem King all sat down at the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The three biggest holes still left on the Atlanta Falcons’ roster

Alright, while I love to write about the hopes and dreams of the Atlanta Falcons, let’s slow it down for a second … The Falcons are not a great team, yet. Maybe they can be by Week 17, maybe Dan Quinn can pull the best out of his weakest role players, but right now, they’ve still got a ways to go. Here are the three biggest weaknesses on the Falcons roster: You may also be...
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Matt Ryan threw the best deep ball in the NFL in 2014

The NFL has a few quarterbacks who are known for throwing impressive deep balls, but according to Pro Football Focus, Matt Ryan was the best in the business in 2014. According to the tweet below, the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons led the league in deep passing accuracy. That's a pretty impressive feat, especially when you consider how many accurate and strong-armed quarterbacks...
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LOOK: The Atlanta Falcons new motto will get you amped up

What were the Seattle Seahawks known for? Being a fast, physical and mean team. And with Dan Quinn coming over to Atlanta, you should expect the Falcons to play the same way. And based off Eric Weem’s Instagram post, the Falcons are taking that mantra to heart. Ain’t no in between! A photo posted by E Wee (@yougongetthiswork) on Jun 22, 2015 at 7:01am PDT AROUND COVER32...
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Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven...
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The Atlanta Falcons three best offseason moves

It’s not easy to be on top, and as soon as the Falcons got close, they immediately fell back to earth. Now, for the last three seasons, Thomas Dimitroff and the rest of the organization have been trying to recreate what they had just a few years ago. Unfortunately, it’s been harder than we’ve hoped. That said, it does feel like Atlanta is closer today than they were a year...
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Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
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Are the Patriots treated differently than other teams?

Here is a touchy subject around the league but one that needs to be said. The New England Patriots are treated differently than other teams around the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons have a rogue employee, with the unlikely name of Roddy White, crank up sound in the Georgia Dome. There is no evidence of anyone else being involved, certainly not a marquee player like Matt Ryan. The team looses...
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Do the Atlanta Falcons have the best shot of winning the NFC South?

The NFC South, a division in football in which a majority of the teams finished below .500, in the 2014 season. Most consider these teams to be long-shot Super Bowl contenders; in other words, there’s no way in hell they’ll go the distance. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Teams no one is talking about but should be Top 10: The NFL’s best defensive tackles All-AFC West Team 2015...
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Jacob Tamme earns induction into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jacob Tamme now has his name etched into Kentucky football history. According to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com, Tamme has officially been selected as an inductee to the 2015 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame. For the induction, Hirsh points out that Tamme will be inducted on Friday night in Louisville. The pass-catching tight end currently ranks No. 1 in terms of yards by tight...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The three most important games on the Atlanta Falcons schedule

The Falcons really can’t afford another year like they’ve had in the last two. This is a win-now organization, especially with talents like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones on their roster. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the AFC West in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier kickers All-AFC West Team 2015: Can anyone catch the Broncos? All-NFC South...
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