Falcons hope Julio Jones will be ready for season opener

The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic that Julio Jones will be ready for their 2014 season opener. The team does not want to take any chances with the remarkably talented pass catcher’s recovery from foot surgery, so his participation preseason workouts will be limited according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Jones is undeniably one of the NFL’s top wide receivers and has had...
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On this day 23 years ago, the Atlanta Falcons drafted one of the greatest ever

Twenty three years ago today Atlanta selected Brett Favre with the 33rd pick in the 1991 NFL draft. On this day in 1991, Brett Favre took the call that told him the Falcons drafted him in round 2… pic.twitter.com/RudMLYE8Kj — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2014 Obviously his career with the Falcons did not take off as expected. Jerry Glanville, the head coach, said “He...
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Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons’ offense not among units in the top half of the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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Which NFL Draft Prospects Have the Highest Bust Probability?

An NFL draft bust, especially one in the early rounds, can really set a franchise back and cost team personnel their jobs. Scouts, coaches and general managers do all they can to avoid drafting a potential bust. They crunch numbers from the Scouting Combine. They travel to see prospects work out at their pro days. They bring many of them into their facilities to get a closer look. […] 
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Rebranded Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has sights on hosting title game

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The curtain quite literally fell on the Chick-fil-A Bowl, putting Atlanta one step closer to hosting the national title game. On a dais stood representatives from the bowl and the restaurant, along with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed as a banner was dropped displaying the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl's new logo, while dozens of miniature stuffed versions of the chain'...
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Chick-fil-A Bowl’s new name is just peachy ☆

Today in Atlanta Chick-fil-A announced they are putting the “peach” back in the Peach Bowl. Well, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, at least. That’s right, the Peach Bowl is back, and it is ready to host some playoff college football! The Peach Bowl will host a semifinal game in the 2016 season and will be the host site for a semifinal game every three years. The organizers behind...
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Who are the X-Factors of the NFC South?

Atlanta Falcons: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, Devin Hester What’s to say about Devin Hester that hasn’t already been said?  I never realized how important special-teams were until Devin Hester came into the league. He helped make a (2006) standard Bears offense look great by putting them just about mid-field every time someone kicked the ball his way. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones...
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A unabashed critique of Matt Ryan

A little over a year ago, after Matt Ryan and the Falcons had finally shed their reputation of falling flat in the playoffs, there was little doubt that Matt Ryan was on the verge of “elite” status.  Yet here we are a year later, after a season denoted almost exclusively by turmoil and disappointment and Ryan still hasn’t found his way into the upper echelon of Quarterbacks...
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Falcons may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Atlanta Falcons are picking sixth in the NFL Draft this May but there’s an expectation that they’re going to be moving around and won’t make their final selection at that slot. While Atlanta is rumored to be looking at trading up to possibly draft Jadeveon Clowney or even Sammy Watkins, there’s also a possibility that they trade down and still get a player they covet...
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Falcons will host Jadeveon Clowney next week

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top prospect in this year’s NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons next week, according to ESPN’s NFL Nation. ESPN_NFLNation ESPN NFL Nation Jadeveon Clowney scheduled to visit Falcons next week Clowney recently visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, and reportedly visited the […] The...
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Falcons Will Be Boosted By Players Returning From Injuries

Teams in the National Football League are supposed to have a ‘next-man up’ mentality. If you do happen to get struck by injuries, you should have the resiliencey to bounce back. If there is ever a point though where injuries might be acceptable to use an excuse is the 2013-14 Atlanta Falcons. Key players for the ‘dirty birds’ went down week after week. Most of the players...
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Atlanta Falcons workout Marshawn Lynch type RB, DJ Adams

Per source, the Atlanta Falcons worked out Marshawn Lynch type running back DJ Adams from Portland State. According to our source the workout went well for Adams who won came away with the team Most Valuable Player honor, as the Portland State football program handed out its 2013 season awards. Adams was a worthy honoree as the team's MVP. He led the Vikings in rushing (1,600 ...
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Why the Atlanta Falcons should trade up in the first round

With the upcoming NFL Draft less than a month away, there are plenty of story-lines to analyze and various situations that could happen as teams are trying to better their rosters through this year’s draft class.  Many questions have surrounded what are arguably two of the most exciting players to play college football in Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney, and where they will...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner wanted team to stand up for Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons' main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied an illegal hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined $7,785, Atlanta's offensive line failed...
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