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Panthers Rumors: Cam Newton seeking Matt Ryan contract

<span style="font-family: Times; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";">Carolina Panthers’ franchise quarterback, Cam Newton is looking to sign a new contract similar to that of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Joe Flacco, according to Ian Rapoport.<span style="font-family: Times; mso-bidi...
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Julio Jones Talks Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the Alabama Crimson Tide

Julio Jones isn’t all football and the Atlanta Falcons–although Falcons fans rest assured he takes his job very seriously–the big man has got to sit...
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Atlanta Falcons fans will love Eric Decker’s wife after seeing her stunning Instagram

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker chased the money and the fame this offseason, leaving the Broncos record-breaking offense and Peyton Manning for Geno Smith and the bright lights of The Big Apple. That hasn’t exactly worked out. The 1-7 Jets have benched Smith for Michael Vick and Decker has three lousy touchdowns halfway through the season. Meanwhile in Denver things are...
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Atlanta Falcons season could be affected if these Week 9 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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Report: Cam Newton Wants $20 Million a Year; No Kap Style Contract

Cam Newton is set to become a free-agent in 2016, but the Panthers don’t want it to get to that point. The franchise has declared Newton as their guy. Panthers clear Cam Newton is their franchise QB. He’s informed them no Kaepernick structure. Look at Matt Ryan’s contract as a ballpark. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2014 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan agreed...
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Atlanta Falcons off the Week 9 hot seat, but three Super Bowl contenders not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just eight weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Chip Kelly This guy is a genius? Really? For all the hype surrounding his offense, the Eagles...
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Cam Newton Looking For Similar Type Of Deal To Matt Ryan

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Panthers QB Cam Newton has no interest in a similar contract to the one signed by 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. This fits with previous reports that said Newton doesn’t want a pay-as-go type of contract. According to Rapoport, Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s contract could be a ballpark deal for Newton and the Panthers. The Panthers and Newton...
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New list rips Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan as one of NFL’s most overhyped

Yawn. That’s how the sports world collectively responded to Tuesday’s trade deadline in the NFL, a much-anticipated day that wound up generating less than Al Capone’s vault. Aside from a couple of transactions made by the lowly Buccaneers, involving a couple of players that most people had never heard of, the deadline came and went without anyone noticing. Given the hype that...
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This Atlanta Falcons highlight reel is a great tonic for the bye week blues

So maybe the Atlanta Falcons aren’t who we thought they were. So maybe their head coach is such a boob that Saints fans have started a petition to keep him in the job. Maybe they have already blown their chances of making the playoffs this season, but the good news is there’s still plenty of football left to play. The better news is that the Falcons defense isn’t as bad as...
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Who Could Replace Mike Smith As Coach in Atlanta

The weather in Atlanta is getting cooler. The leaves are changing, chimneys are burning wood and the smell of the seasons are changing. For the Falcons, especially had coach Mike Smith, the days may be getting warmer as his team cannot find the reverse button and change five losses in a row to at least one victory. The 22-21 loss in London was the icing on the cake as the offense...
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Atlanta Falcons don’t play in Week 9, so watch these massive games instead

The leaves are turning. Halloween decorations are up throughout the neighborhood. And the days are getting shorter and shorter. What do those things signal? Football games are getting more and more important. This week certainly backs up that notion, as the NFL’s slate of games features plenty of match-ups with playoff implications. That may sound nutty in Week 9, but that’s...
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Cowboys sign veteran Tim Dobbins to contract

With Justin Durant out for the season the Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent linebacker Tim Dobbins. The 32-year-old Dobbins has appeared in 110 games over eight seasons in the NFL. His last two seasons were spent with the Houston Texans and prior to that he was a member of the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins. That no one wanted Dobbins when the Atlanta Falcons let him...
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Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan’s mid-way, surprising QB ranking unveiled

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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Atlanta Falcons: What We Learned From the Loss in London

The Atlanta Falcons continue to tumble. A fifth straight loss – this time as time expires in London – to the Detroit Lions has open the door even wider about questions regarding an offense that looked like world beaters in the first half of the contest.The second half was a totally different story.Even with the issues and the losing streak that started after a 56-14 win over...
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Report says Atlanta Falcons have no plans to remove head coach Mike Smith

Coming into Sunday’s games speculation was running rampant that if the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t pull off a win against the Detroit Lions in London that head coach Mike Smith would be packing his bags. The Falcons jumped out to an early lead but eventually dropped the game in heartbreaking fashion on a field goal by Matt Prater. Atlanta has now lost four straight games and it...
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Atlanta Falcons mid-way point NFL Power Rankings position revealed

Just when everyone thought they had the NFL figured out, another slate of wacky games leaves fans scratching their heads. Good teams lost, bad teams won and the standings are in disarray. It’s almost impossible to make heads or tails out of what’s going on as the league hits the midway point of the season. With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this...
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Falcons Sign Veteran S Charles Godfrey, Cut S Sean Baker

The Atlanta Falcons have announced the signing of former Panthers S Charles Godfrey on Tuesday, per Adam Caplan. The Falcons released S Sean Baker to make room for Godfrey, according to Aaron Wilson. Godfrey, 28, was released by the Panthers just a week ago, so it didn’t long for him find a new opportunity. The Falcons continue to deal with injuries on both sides of the ball...
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Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones announced as a top goat from Week 8

Nearly midway through the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
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Atlanta Falcons national confidence level is something you need to see

This week or next, every team in the NFL will hit their midway point of the season. Eight games will be in the books, with eight games still to play. As a result, there is plenty of data to analyze when it comes to each franchise; it’s now much easier to determine which teams are contenders and which ones are pretenders. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut...
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Falcons Not Expected To Make A Coaching Change During Their Bye

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network doesn’t expect the Falcons to make a coaching change during their bye week. Rapoport mentions that no one is happy in Atlanta right, but Arthur Blank is expected to make any moves. It was just two years ago that the Falcons nearly made it to the Super Bowl. However, Atlanta has won just six of 24 games over the last two years and appear to...
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Falcons owner is pissed his team gave up a 21 point lead; Coaching change soon?

The Atlanta Falcons put up a 50 burger on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers six weeks ago, but since then the Falcons have been choking miserably. They have lost 5 consecutive games in a row. Arthur Blank the owner of the Falcons was pissed, especially when he watched his beloved Falcons give up a 21 point […] The post Falcons owner is pissed his team gave up a 21 point lead; Coaching change...
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The Perfect Coach To Replace Falcons' Mike Smith Will Shock You

This season the Atlanta Falcons, from the NFC South, entered 2014 will high expectations after having a down 2013 season. The 2013 Falcons were impacted by key injuries and the inability to come up big in the crucial spots. It led to a 4-12 record in 2013 and lots of lowlights to go along with it.This season the Falcons started 2-1 and appeared to be a team on a mission. That has...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mike Smith's days be numbered in Atlanta?

Blowing a 21-point lead in the NFL isn’t necessarily a way to endure yourself to your boss. And doing so while in the midst of a four-game losing streak won’t bode well for your job security. This is the situation that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is in following a horrendous second-half meltdown against the Detroit Lions in London on Sunday. Atlanta held a 21-0 lead...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Matt Ryan just give us the worst interception of the year?

Up 21-0 at halftime on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons still found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory vs. the Detroit Lions in London. Thanks to the team's poor execution throughout the second half, Atlanta gave the game away. And you won't find a play that more perfectly sums up that statement than this stunningly bad interception, courtesy of Falcons quarterback...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Fire Mike Smith?

Will Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank fire head coach Mike Smith? This photo of Blank staring Smith down is telling.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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