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Extension Talks On Hold Between Falcons & Julio Jones

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was recently asked about a possible extension for Pro Bowl WR Julio Jones. Blank stressed that they value Jones as a player, but he believes this is a decision for the team’s new head coach to make. “Well, I think it’s a decision that the head coach will look at the talent on the roster,” Blank said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “Julio’s been...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Being Investigated For Fake Crowd Noise; Could Lose Draft Pick

The Atlanta Falcons are currently being investigated by the NFL to see if they pumped fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome during home games. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the investigation, which could cost the Falcons a draft pick. Schefter’s post from Facebook has the details: Falcons being investigated for piping artificial crowd noise […]
Via Full Scale Sports
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons investigated for allegedly piping in crowd noise during games

The NFL has reportedly been investigating the Atlanta Falcons for alleged usage of artificial crowd noise over the past two seasons. Citing sources, ESPN reports that the league is expected to discipline the Falcons with a fine and possibly the loss of a draft pick. "We were informed during the season that the league office is looking into crowd noise during our games," a Falcons...
Via Fox Sports
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Falcons being investigated for fake crowd noise

The Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for potentially piping artificial crowd noise into their stadium over the past two seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that the offense would likely result in a fine and the loss of a draft pick. A Falcons spokesperson acknowledged that the team was aware of the investigation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Falcons Facing “Stiff Penalties” For Pumping Crowd Noise Into Stadium

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFL is investigating whether the Atlanta Falcons piped artificial crowd noise into their stadium during games the past two seasons. According to Schefter the Falcons could receive “stiff penalties” from the NFL, which may include the loss of a draft pick. A Falcons team spokesman tells Schefter: “We were informed during the season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Report: Falcons Hiring Dan Quinn As New Head Coach

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly hiring Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach after the Super Bowl, per ProFootballTalk. Photo Credit: The writing has been on the wall for a few weeks that Quinn would likely fill the Falcons’ HC vacancy, but league rules prevent the 44-year-old from taking the job until the conclusion of...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday

The Atlanta Falcons will name Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach on Tuesday, according to ProFootballTalk and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sit down for this one: Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach Tuesday #pulitzer — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 31, 2015 League rules prevent the Falcons...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Need to Improve Linebacker Position

To say the Atlanta Falcons linebackers struggled in 2014 may be an understatement. Despite gaudy tackle numbers from second-year Paul Worrilow, it may have been the worst position group on the field. Yes, even worse than the defensive end position. Luckily, the Falcons have options to upgrade the position. Along with a loaded draft class there are also a number of potential free...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's New Coaching Hires from 1-6

The NFL season isn't officially over yet. They still have one more game left, something called the Super Bowl, but that does not mean that other teams aren’t making coaching changes. So far there have been 6 new head coaches hired for the upcoming season. That’s not counting the Atlanta Falcons who have yet to name their new coach. If the Falcons did name there new head coach...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks DC Dan Quinn outlines defensive philosophy for the Atlanta Falcons

You’ll have to forgive Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn if he’s too busy to think very far ahead. After all, he has a lot on his plate this week. Quinn is currently preparing for an epic Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots and therefore has to find a way to stop the pairing of Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are waiting...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan schools Tony Romo on how to lead a huddle

If you missed Sunday night’s Pro Bowl game like me, then you may have missed this nuggest about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. At one point in the game there was some confusion on head coach Jason Garrett’s sideline. Ryan took over the huddle and told Garrett and his puppet Tony Romo what was what: Classic. Romo should have been taking notes.. You may also be interested...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Atlanta Falcons Touches, Targets and Team Summary

The conversation heading into the season focused on both the offensive and defensive lines in terms of real world win/loss impact, but while line play had an effect on fantasy output much of the focus here was simply “if they could just stay healthy”. Healthy they were, by and large, and while the team struggled to another losing season they did offer fantasy value. With a...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
5 days 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...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days 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
6 days 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons zero in on their next head coach

The Atlanta Falcons coaching search has gone on for weeks now, and the dust is finally clearing as to who it may be. Unlike most years, the NFL coaching carousel this offseason has been spinning rather slowly. Normally, once we see that six coaches have been fired, were used to seeing a hiring frenzy within a week at most due to the desire to have a coach in place and give the organization...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Futuristic Rendering of Falcons New Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are slated to move from the Georgia Dome to a brand-new $1.2 billion state-of-the-art stadium in 2017. Going from one of the most rundown facilities to a futuristic new stadium, the Falcons released a rather awesome video of their soon-to-be new digs. Whoever the Falcons hire as their new head coach will be taking over a talented roster for an organization that...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gonzalez willing to rent himself out to Super Bowl team?

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez, who played 17 years in the league before retiring in 2013, was pursued by multiple teams to play this year. While that obviously didn’t happen, Gonzalez answered a few questions as to whether he would consider being “rented out” by a Super Bowl team in need of a better tight end (via Gonzalez responded to the hypothetical question...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Atlanta Falcons never traded Brett Favre?

“It would take a plane crash to play Brett Favre,” Atlanta Falcons head coach Jerry Glanville once famously said. Needless to say, that one didn’t work out particularly well for the Falcons. Despite drafting Favre in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Atlanta couldn’t find a place for him on the team thanks to (depending on whose version of the story you believe) either...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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