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Falcons offseason to-do list, starting with helping out Julio Jones

Each day between now and post-Super Monday, we’ll roll out a get-to-the-point offseason plan for one NFL team. Today, the Falcons; tomorrow, the Jets. After that, we’ll finish up with the Super Bowl teams. Here’s our three-point plan for Atlanta:1. FIND SOME HELP FOR JULIO JONESThe Falcons offense was two things in 2015: running back Devonta Freeman and wide receiver Julio...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are Falcons about to reunite with this quarterback?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Atlanta Falcons are more than comfortable at quarterback with Matt Ryan, who...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top position needs the Falcons need to fix in the draft

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Atlanta Falcons will occupy the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, followed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Senior Bowl Mock: Falcons Selection

With the 17th pick of the 2016 NFL Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select… Dan Quinn needs to continue to add pieces to his defense, and Leonard Floyd is a solid pick here. He’s an athletic and lengthy DE who can rush the passer at will. He struggles a bit to set the edge, but that’ll come with coaching and added strength. The Falcons need help rushing the passer, and Floyd...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Atlanta Falcons players dominate Pro Bowl

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Say what you want about the Pro Bowl, but it was a prime opportunity for the Atlanta...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Evaluation of the Falcons Draft Needs

Embed from Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons need lots of help in this year NFL Draft 2016. Here are my early evaluations of what they need: They need a pass rusher. Vic Beasley is a good one, but the Falcons need one that can change the game. Like Jonathan Bullard, and Kevin Dodd. these would be nice addition to our defensive line. We need another lineman to protect Matt...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jameis Winston Runs On Field To Celebrate Touchdown With Former College Teammate Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was one of if not the most pleasant surprise of the season. He was expected to share time with rookie Tevin Coleman, but when Coleman lost time due to an injury Freeman got the opportunity to shine and he did. His reward will hopefully be a nice, new contract in the future, but for now it was his first Pro Bowl bid.His touchdown late in...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman Slams Down Chris Ivory For A Tackle During Pro Bowl

For some reason, the Pro Bowl saw a number of guys play out of position. Odell Beckham lined up at safety, Michael Bennett played running back, Richard Sherman played a little offense, and apparently Devonta Freeman played a little defense as well (I'll be honest; I watched the game and don't remember this play).He made a pretty nice tackle on New York Jets running back Chris Ivory. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston helps Devonta Freeman celebrate in endzone

Jameis Winston and Devonta Freeman spent plenty of time celebrating touchdowns during Florida State’s 2013 national title run, and they once again had the opportunity to meet in the end zone during Sinday’s Pro Bowl.  Freeman, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, ran one in during the first quarter Sunday, and Winston, who was not in the game at the time, was the first to...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Jaylon Smith, Dolphins, Falcons & Lions

Peyton Manning Broncos QB Peyton Manning was asked about the report from Al Jazeera regarding his wife purchasing HGH regularly on Thursday. “It’s garbage from the first day that it came out and it’s still garbage today,” Manning said, per James Palmer. Jaylon Smith According to Matt Miller of B/R, it is looking “very good” that Notre Dame OLB Jaylon Smith will be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Dimitroff stresses close relationship with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After hanging on to his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says he wants to keep building his relationship with coach Dan Quinn and get the team back to the playoffs. Dimitroff spoke Thursday at the team's training complex with Quinn at his side, the GM's first public comments since owner Arthur Blank brought him back for 2016. Dimitroff...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones endorses Falcons’ new stadium for Super Bowl LIII

Already thinking ahead to Super Bowl LIII (53), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed that the Atlanta Falcons’ new Mercedes-Benz Stadium would be the perfect venue for the 2019 Championship game. “Well, that stadium has Super Bowl written all over it,” Jones said, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com following practice at the Senior Bowl. “It is nothing short of magnificent...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Hires Former Florida Player As Final Assistant Coach

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp has finally completed his coaching staff, hiring former Gator linebacker and NFL veteran Mike Peterson as his final assistant, according to multiple reports. Peterson is expected to be a linebackers coach. I hate to see him leave UF and Gainesville but South Carolina has hired Mike Peterson to fill Will Muschamp's last coaching vacancy. —...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Trufant, DiMarco land first Pro Bowl selections

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant and fullback Patrick DiMarco have been added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl. It is the first selection for each player. They replace two Carolina players, fullback Mike Tolbert and cornerback Josh Norman. DiMarco becomes the first Falcons fullback to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Ovie Mughelli in 2010...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Morris switching to WRs; Henderson added to staff

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons assistant head coach Raheem Morris is taking a new assignment as the team's wide receivers coach. The Falcons also have named former Dallas Cowboys assistant Jerome Henderson as defensive passing game coordinator Morris was the Falcons' defensive passing game coordinator this season. He was Tampa Bay's head coach from 2009-11. The Falcons...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: New additions to the coaching staff

The Falcons are making some changes on their coaching staff. Jerome Henderson, who has spent the last four seasons as the Cowboys’ defensive backs coach, will join the Falcons as a passing game coordinator on defense, NFL Media reports. Henderson’s contract with the Cowboys was up, so he doesn’t need permission to leave for Atlanta. He had also interviewed for the Jaguars...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedez-Benz Stadium opening pushed back, MLS affected

Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s construction has fallen behind schedule and its opening has been pushed to June 1, 2017, according to Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As a result, the new Major League Soccer team Atlanta United FC will not be able to begin play there in March, as initially planned. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank attributed his teams’...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Is Behind Schedule, Over Budget

After one more season playing inside the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons will be heading to their brand new, retractable roof stadium next door for the 2017 season. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to become one of the top stadiums in all the country, hosting the Falcons along with MLS soccer, the SEC Championship Game, the Peach Bowl and future National Championship Games in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Free Agents List

Embed from Getty Images Here is a comprehensive list of all of the Falcons upcoming free agents, along with their 2014/2015 cap numbers, according to Spotrac.com. With the NFL offseason not far away, this list of players will soon be under the limelight as free agency is not far away. OG Chris Chester (2.8 mil) DE Adrian Clayborn (2 mil) DE Kroy Biermann (1.9 mil) C Gino Gradkowski...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Five targets for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons hoped to have a much better season in 2015 with a revamped defense under the guidance of new head coach Dan Quinn. However, they finished the year 8-8 and ensured that they would once again miss the playoffs. They are looking to improve the back end of their secondary, which is still very young. You also have to look towards the future for this team and it may...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons retain GM Thomas Dimitroff

Thomas Dimitroff will remain the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, owner Arthur Blank announced Friday. There has been uncertainty regarding the status of Dimitroff, who accepted a reduced role after the hiring of first-year coach Dan Quinn. But Quinn said part of the reason he took the job was the partnership with Dimitroff, and Blank cited that working relationship as a...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman in concussion protocol after falling in shower

The NFL has never taken concussions more seriously than it does at the moment. In the case of Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman, that concern extends to any head injures that occur off the field as well. Dan Quinn said Tevin Coleman slipped in shower and is in concussion protocol. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) December 24, 2015 While it's never a good karma...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan is no longer a franchise quarterback

“Had a spark when you started but now you’re just garbage/Fell from top 10 to not mentioned at all…” — Jay Z from “Takeover” on The Blueprint (2001) Do you remember a time when Matty Ice was regarded as a top 10 quarterback in the NFL? As recently as a few seasons ago, Ryan was at the helm of a potent Atlanta Falcons offense, a team that regularly dominated the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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