ATLANTA FALCONS NEWS

Steven Jackson is going from Pro Bowl running back to rookie artist

Steven Jackson is entering his eleventh season in the NFL, but the three-time Pro Bowler will be making his rookie debut in Los Angeles next weekend. The Atlanta Falcons running back will premiere his first-ever photography exhibit, “Looking Forward: Running Back,” at the Hamilton-Selway Fine Art gallery in West Hollywood from July 17-20. While it’s Jackson’s first time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Camp Battles: Quarterback

As the anticipation mounts for the approach of the 2014 Falcons training camp, the main position of focus for Atlanta is the quarterbacks. Matty Ice is rock solid and the obvious starter come week one. However, it’s the quarterbacks who are typically rocking the headsets and carrying the clipboards on the sidelines who are just as important. The Falcons have added some key backups...
Via cover32 - Falcons
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Three most intriguing positional battles

With training camp starting in two weeks for the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Mike Smith will get the opportunity to put his players through a series of drills, tough training and quality workouts to see who fits best on the team. After going 4-12 a year ago, look for the Atlanta Falcons to restore its position as a high caliber team in the NFC South division. However, in the meantime...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons have much to ponder before camp

French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire once quipped, “Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.” Obviously, Voltaire spent a lot of time perusing NFL pre-season blogs. At this time of year, there’s a million and one blogs trying to psyche up their respective fan base and get people into “football” mode. Since it’s a down time in terms of action, there’s precious...
Via cover32 - Falcons
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video Coverage of Roddy White’s ProCamp

This was my second year covering Roddy’s ProCamp. In July of 2013, a rolling line of thunderstorms forced …The post Video Coverage of Roddy White’s ProCamp appeared first on On Her Game.
Via On Her Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons deemed top-3 sleeper team that could make 2014 NFL playoffs

One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch. Some of this is nothing more than false hope, summertime bravado that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

I hate that Roddy White could wind up not getting paid

Roddy White has been one of the most unheralded receivers in recent history. A perennial 1,000 yard receiver since Matt Ryan’s drafting back in 2008, White has been one of the most productive players in the NFL for the better part of the past decade. Last season, White tried to play through both an ankle and a hamstring injury, he was merely a shell of his former self. However...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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Top 5: Who is poised for a breakout season?

We’ve all heard the hype before. “Player A looks faster than ever this year. Player X has been lighting up training camp.” Many times, Peria Jerry a player looks unstoppable during camp and the preseason, only to disappear when the games start to count. That is not the case with these five players. These are players in a position to make huge strides in 2014, whether it be...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints have the edge over the Atlanta Falcons

The first of my in-depth looks at the regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on the hated arch-rivals – the Atlanta Falcons. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Falcons to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and the games against the Falcons...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag Wednesday: 7/9/14

@cover32_ATL Atlanta was good a few years ago but I don’t know if they will get another one…— John Reid IV (@JohnReidIV) July 8, 2014 - The south is the heartbeat of football in America, home of the SEC, where football is almost a religion. To host a SB in Atlanta would be a huge get for the city, and with the 2017 stadium on its way, it is a likely occurrence within the next...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have any of the best Nos. 70-79 in the NFL?

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Preview: Atlanta Falcons

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that’s had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can’t...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A healthy Steven Jackson could make or break the 2014 season

He may be on the back end of his career, but don’t put him past his prime. He may have been the worst Falcon at the rushing attack, but give that title to any back with a notorious offensive line. He may have ended an eight straight 1000 yard season streak with the Rams, but again running behind a better offensive line would have helped. Despite getting older and a hamstring injury...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez Believes Position-Based Pay Is Backward

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is widely credited with helping to revolutionize the position, incorporating it more into the production of the offensive machine, rather than as an extension of the offensive line. Consequently, he holds, or has held, just about every conceivable tight end record of meaning. One […] Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Formations Fantasy Football Review: Atlanta Falcons Edition

The Atlanta Falcons had a horrible year in 2013 and are looking to bounce back in 2014. Their roster contains many players you should consider adding to your team on draft day. Here’s a look at some possible players to add and avoid. Star: Roddy White (WR) 13 Stats: 63 catches-711 yards-3 TD Why He’s […] The post Formations Fantasy Football Review: Atlanta Falcons Edition appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have a top-20 outside linebacker in the NFL?

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons rated as a top-10 potential Super Bowl host

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jermichael Finley be the missing piece to the Atlanta Falcons’ offense?

The Falcons’ tight end position is one in a state of flux. With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, all the Falcons currently have on their roster is the untested Levine Toilolo, the block-first Bear Pascoe, the unknown Mickey Shuler, and the undrafted Jacob Pedersen — not exactly a group that has opponents losing sleep at night. What the Falcons’ offense truly lacks is a tight...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gonzalez believes NFL discriminates against tight ends

Former NFL tight end and future Hall Of Famer Tony Gonzalez has turned media, and is using his new platform to speak out about Jimmy Graham. In a detailed article on CBSSports.com, Gonzalez defends Graham saying he deserves more money, even going as far as saying as the NFL is discriminating against tight ends. I […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Drew Davis out six weeks after foot surgery

The Atlanta Falcons had their fair share of injuries last season, losing wide receivers right and left.  In an attempt to mimic last year's strategy, the Falcons are letting their wide receivers get hurt before they even start playing in 2014.  Atlanta has already placed wide receiver Drew Davis on the training camp physically unable to perform list after he underwent a procedure...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Falcons since 2004: Final Five

   Link to #10-6 #5: Center,  Todd McClure (2000-2012) As great as Tyson Clabo was for the Falcons’ there is little doubt in my mind that McClure is the best Falcons’ offensive lineman over the past 10 years. McClure was the heart, soul and mind of a Falcons’ line whose mid-2000′s rushing attack dominated the league and lead the league from ’04 to ’06. While Vick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Falcons
4 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO’s Teaser Trailer of Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO’s 2014 “Hard Knocks”, the reality TV show that focuses on training camp and the challenges rookies and veterans alike face in order to make the 53-man roster.  Have a peek at what is to come in August. Post by Hard Knocks. Sports-Kings Down and Distance Assistant Site Manager Austin Peat  @PistolPeat187  The Pistol Formation...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO debuts Falcons' 'Hard Knocks' trailer for 2014 season

The opening day of the first NFL training camp is less than two weeks away, which means that football season is right around the corner. It also means another installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” the behind-the-scenes show that gives fans an unprecedented look at the rigors of one team’s NFL training camp. This year’s show focuses on the Atlanta Falcons, who are hoping...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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