FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Keys to Victory: Falcons vs. Chiefs

Head Coach Dan Quinn provided his insight on what his team must do to come out of Sunday's game with a win, starting with the run game being a big factor
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Matt Bosher Good to Go for Chiefs vs. Falcons

Punter Matt Bosher had a great week of practice and is ready to assume his kicking duties on Sunday at the Georgia Dome
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Headlines: Falcons Using Navy Seal Training to Succeed

Only have a few minutes to get caught up on your football news? Each weekday, AtlantaFalcons.com will keep you updated with the latest Falcons information you need to know.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (7-4) are set to face the Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Friday: 1. INSIDE INFORMATION: Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli was Kansas City’s general manager from 2009 to 2012. Some of his draft picks include safety Eric Berry, linebacker Justin Houston...

Falcons won’t slow down to protect 27th ranked defense

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) calls to his team in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) FLOWERY BRANCH — ESPN analyst Louis Riddick believes the Falcons are one of the teams to watch in the NFC. He suggested that they might want to slow down on offense is order to improve...

Reid on containing Julio Jones: ‘You hope he misses the bus’

The Kansas City Chiefs are facing an extremely important matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta this upcoming weekend. At a surprising 8-3 on the season, Kansas City currently holds the top wild card spot in the AFC and is just one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. One of the biggest keys in a game that pits two likely playoff teams against one another is just how...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayborn's knee injury another blow to Falcons defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) An Atlanta Falcons defense already having to adjust to losing its top cornerback for the season now also must compensate for the loss of one of its top pass rushers. Coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is second on the team with 4+ sacks, will miss at least two weeks after having surgery on his left knee. Clayborn suffered...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons place Desmond Trufant on IR, waive Matt Wile

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Desmond Trufant on injured reserve and waived punter Matt Wile. The team signed center Trevor Robinson and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson on Tuesday. Trufant missed the last two games with a shoulder/pectoral injury. Wile excelled in his NFL debut last week against Arizona, averaging 58 yards on two punts and having...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Clayborn to miss at least a month with knee injury

The Falcons may be without cornerback Desmond Trufant for the rest of the season and it appears they will be without another defensive piece for most or all of the regular season. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn injured his knee during Sunday’s victory over the Cardinals and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Clayborn tore his…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 days ago

Falcons' fill-ins shine as team overcomes latest injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons continue to protect their NFC South lead by finding productive replacements for injured starters. The latest evidence of the team's depth came in Sunday's 38-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Fill-in starters Matt Wile and Jalen Collins and backup receiver Taylor Gabriel were three players highlighted by coach Dan Quinn on Monday as...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons viciously troll Browns on Twitter after Taylor Gabriel catches second TD

Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel continued his emergence Sunday with two touchdowns and 75 yards in a 39-19 win over the Cardinals. The Falcons took to Twitter to troll the Browns, who released Gabriel during training camp in September. Thanks! @Browns pic.twitter.com/uyn0nwCN7f — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 27, 2016 Gabriel now has five touchdowns (four receiving...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Taylor Gabriel is legit

With each passing week, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel is proving his doubters wrong. The undrafted free agent from Abilene Christian has found a home in the Atlanta Falcons offense. He has emerged as a home run threat in the past few weeks for Atlanta, and has been electric every time he has touched the ball. Today was no different, as Gabriel torched the Arizona Cardinals...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Desmond Trufant out for season with torn pectoral

The Atlanta Falcons may be in the driver’s seat in the NFC South with a 6-4 record, but the team will reportedly be without one of its best players for the remainder of the season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pro Bowl corner Desmond Trufant is expected to require season-ending surgery on a torn pectoral he suffered back in Week 9. Big loss: Falcons CB Desmond Trufant...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons TE hilariously trolled by wife on Thanksgiving

Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme was trolled by his wife while watching the Dallas-Washington Thanksgiving game. Tamme, who is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery last week, sent the following tweet Thursday: My wife is over here asking me why I can't get as wide open as Jason Witten... smh I don't know babe... — Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) November 24...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

This Weekend in NFL Stupid, feat. dumb penalties, timeouts and picks

This Weekend in NFL Stupid highlights the dumbest decisions in football throughout the season. This week, we start with a baffling clock management strategy from the Atlanta Falcons.  Let’s never forget the time the Falcons called a timeout to save one second Atlanta still had a very good chance to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. They trailed Philly by six points and had one...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles CB Leodis McKelvin calls Falcons 'a front runner'

It’s fair to say that Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Leodis McKelvin came away unimpressed after facing the Atlanta Falcons. McKelvin, whose interception with less than two minutes remaining on Sunday sealed the Eagles’ 24-15 victory, made clear his belief that the vaunted Atlanta offense loses its swagger when plays are made against them. “I was telling the defense, this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Matt Ryan hits wide open Taylor Gabriel for 76 yd TD

The Philadelphia Eagles defense had been doing a good job against the Atlanta Falcons but this one got away as Matt Ryan found a wide open Taylor Gabriel and he waltzed into the end zone after the catch….. WIIIIIIDE OPEN! Matty Ice finds @TGdadon1 for a 76-yard TD! #RiseUp #ATLvsPHI https://t.co/z4RmBhYuME — NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons troll Eagles by smashing TV playing Rocky

The Atlanta Falcons don’t care much for the Philadelphia Eagles. A war between teams with bird mascots better come with proper pre-game shenanigans. It was the Falcons making sure the buildup to this one hit the mark. Atlanta’s mascot took a sledgehammer to a TV playing a little movie called Rocky: Not feeling that brotherly love today. #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/bJPQI9fKzJ...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons set to Square-Off with the Philadelphia Eagles

The Atlanta Falcons will put their NFC South leading 6-3 record on the line Sunday in Philadelphia against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons have been playing good football lately, while the Eagles have been struggling. The Falcons are coming off of a Thursday night victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and this extended time off was a well-deserved rest for the team. Matt...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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