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How many pieces do the Atlanta Falcons need to win a trip to the Super Bowl?

Another year in the books, and another disappointing one for the Atlanta Falcons, who seemed on the cusp of breaking through to an elite level NFL team just a couple seasons ago… Meanwhile on Sunday the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and some people (present company included) predicted...
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Atlanta Falcons: Top 5 draft needs

The Atlanta Falcons head into this offseason with much to do. There are several positions which noticeably lack talent, and these issues must be addressed in the upcoming NFL draft. As has been reported many times, the Falcons will hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their next head coach. Once in place, Quinn will know exactly who he wants to fit his new...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raheem Morris Accepts Assistant HC Job With Falcons

Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Redskins DBs coach Raheem Morris has verbally accepted the job of assistant head coach with the Atlanta Falcons. Breer adds that Morris will run the team’s pass defense next season. Ian Rapoport reports that when Dan Quinn takes over as the Falcons new head coach, he’s hoping to bring Broncos LBs coach Richard Smith with him...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 15 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will...
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2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter In Loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan connected with New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on a one-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter to help Team Irvin beat Team Carter 32-28 in the 2015 Pro Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Ryan, who entered the game in the […] 2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter...
Via Steelers Depot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Off-Season Report

Positions of Need Defensive End Kroy Biermann, Malliciah Goodman, and Osi Umenyiora were their primary edge rushers last season and only Umenyiora graded out above average on Pro Football Focus and he did so on just 347 snaps. Now he’s a free agent going into his age 34 season. Biermann is a free agent as well and Goodman, the only one under contract, was their worst last season...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #6 Colston’s fumble at Falcons

The season started off with such promise as the Saints raced to an early lead in Atlanta while Jairus Byrd quickly created his first takeaway. But Matt Ryan would end up throwing for a career high in yards, the Falcons would march down in the final seconds to send the game to overtime with a 50+ yard field goal, and then Marques Colston would cough up the game with this fumble which...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Falcons Draft Roddy White's Replacement?

Roddy White is the unquestionable leader of the Atlanta Falcons wide receiving corp. Since being drafted to the Falcons in 2005, White has set franchise records with 10,357 career receiving yards and 62 career touchdowns.At the beginning of his career, many started to believe that Roddy White would be the next draft bust. White admitted to leaning on his pure athletic ability in...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Need to Improve the Tight End Position

Despite a successful season on the offensive side of the ball for the Atlanta Falcons, it could have been much better had they gotten any kind of production out of the tight end position. Granted, nobody expected second-year tight end Levine Toilolo to be what Tony Gonzalez was. Many people, though, expected him to at least be a contributor. And he wasn’t anything close to that...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bad Lip Reading’s ‘NFL 2015′

The newest from the guys at “Bad Lip Reading” with their take on the past NFL season… via YouTube. “…and then you invented dirt lumps.” More of what COULD have been said in the NFL. Like on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading Follow on Twitter! http://twitter.com/badlipreading
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant weights in on deflate gate controversy

In case you’ve been out of the loop over the last few days, the New England Patriots have been accused of deflating their footballs during their win in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. Now everybody has an opinion on the subject, including Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant, who weighed in on Twitter this afternoon: Funny about the football controversy...
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Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant weighs in on deflate gate controversy

In case you’ve been out of the loop over the last few days, the New England Patriots have been accused of deflating their footballs during their win in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. Now everybody has an opinion on the subject, including Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant, who weighed in on Twitter this afternoon: Funny about the football controversy...
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Let's take a virtual tour through the Falcons' new stadium

What's better than an NFL stadium? A new NFL stadium. The Atlanta Falcons will move into a new facility in 2017 and the stadium's architect -- 360 Architecture -- has just released a video that provides a fly-through of what people will see when they walk through the doors. Priced at a cool $1.2 billion, the new stadium will feature a unique retractable roof that will open and close...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will take Tom Brady’s place at the Pro Bowl

Tom Brady was scheduled to play in the Pro Bowl this weekend, but as it turns out he has bigger birds to fry. That’s good news for the Atlanta Falcons, because it means that Matt Ryan will take his place, according to Jay Adams: Falcons QB Matt Ryan will replace Tom Brady at the 2015 Pro Bowl. #RiseUp — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) January 20, 2015 This will be Ryan’s third...
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Auburn fans should pay attention to what Dan Quinn does once he accepts the Atlanta Falcons job

I think most people expect the Atlanta Falcons to hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach. Falcons fans will have to wait two weeks before an announcement is made, but it’s pretty much a done deal. While Falcons fans can now look to the future, the Auburn Tigers should be concerned about Quinn’s new job. The Tigers just hired former Florida...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Atlanta Falcons

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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Falcons land Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator

The Falcons have hired Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator. Shanahan served in the same role this past season with the Browns but a difference of opinions between the coaching staff and front office led to his departure. The hiring of Shanahan may come across as putting the cart before the horse but the Falcons are expected to formally announce Seahawks defensive coordinator...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons hire Kyle Shanahan as OC, wait on Dan Quinn

The Atlanta Falcons made a big move on Monday, as they have reportedly hired Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator. The Falcons still have not officially hired a head coach, but all signs point to Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn getting the job. Quinn will have his second interview with Atlanta on Monday but that could just be an opportunity for both...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Hire Kyle Shanahan to Run Offense

It appears the Atlanta Falcons have bought the cart before the horse in an effort to guarantee the team will remain an offensive juggernaut in 2015.ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Falcons have apparently settled on former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator to fill the same role in Atlanta. Shanahan left the Browns this month after conflicts with...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Close to Naming Quinn as Head Coach

It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are moving closer to finally naming their new head coach.Sources close to the Falcons and the NFL report that team officials are in Seattle to not only watch the NFC Championship Game between Seattle and Green Bay, but to also interview Dan Quinn, the Seahawks defensive coordinator, for a second time.A story on ESPN.com claims the Falcons will conduct...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons to have second interview with Seahawks' Quinn

ATLANTA (AP) Seattle's NFC championship game win isn't stopping the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn's agent, Rick Smith, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night the Falcons will meet with Quinn on Monday. NFL's anti-tampering rules allow head coach candidates to hold second meetings with teams on the bye week between conference...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons To Name Kyle Shanahan Offensive Coordinator

Amid reports that he could be headed to Baltimore, Kyle Shanahan will reportedly be named the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator, and join Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who is expected to become the Falcons head coach after the Super Bowl. With opportunities elsewhere, OC Kyle Shanahan has decided to head to the #Falcons, presuming they hire Dan Quinn. Balt &...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Hiring Kyle Shanahan As OC

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly hiring Kyle Shanahan to be their new offensive coordinator. Falcons are hiring Kyle Shanahan as their OC, per league source. Shanahan and Dan Quinn planned to be package deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2015 Photo Credit: Redskins.com Stay tuned to GridironGrit.com for news and analysis on the NFL, College Football and Fantasy...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn likely to become next Falcons head coach

Dan Quinn is likely coaching his last home game for the Seattle Seahawks. Quinn, 44, is regarded as one of the top coordinators in the NFL and has been a hot head coaching candidate since the regular season ended. While many teams have already filled their vacancies such as the Bears, Jets, Bills and Raiders,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: The Atlanta Falcons plan on hiring Dan Quinn as next head coach

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Atlanta Falcons have every intention on hiring Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as there next head coach. #Seahawks are expecting to lose Dan Quinn to #Falcons, who have privately told people their plan is to hire him. They’ll meet Monday — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2015 If the Seahawks lose today, then this deal...
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