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Brian Finneran bet Roddy White he wouldn't last a decade in the NFL

We've all heard of a friendly wager before, but the bet that former Atlanta Falcon Brian Finneran made with Roddy White was far more than that. As Andrew Hirsh of reports, Finneran once bet White that he wouldn't last a decade in the league. The reason Finneran offered up the bet though, wasn't to take a shot at the young receiver, but instead was a way to motivate...
Via Fox Sports
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

New MLS team Atlanta United FC reveal logo, branding and colors

MLS expansion team have unveiled their logo, branding and colors. With a voiceover by Jon Champion, the video below provides a glimpse of what Atlanta United FC is all about, including shots of their stadium and what makes the MLS team so unique. Plus, the logo, branding and colors are finally unveiled. The team will launch in 2017. Watch the video and then share your feedback on...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Atlanta Falcons will miss the playoffs again in 2015

I’ve got a lot of faith that the Falcons will be able to make the jump back into the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be right. The truth is that there are currently 32 fan bases that feel that they can make a run into the playoffs, and 20 of them will be wrong. While I may see the Falcons as a dangerous and improved team, someone else may see them as a roster full...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas oddsmakers expect the Falcons to finish above .500

For any fan of the Atlanta Falcons who checked out the opening win total projections for the 2015 NFL season, you probably walked away with a bit of a smile on your face. Expectations in Atlanta may be high in 2015, but they're obviously high in the minds of Las Vegas oddsmakers as well, according to Andrew Hirsh of Hirsh explains, the Vegas oddsmakers have...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn hopes to build a defensive juggernaut in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons defense won't become the Seattle Seahawks overnight, but expectations seem to be tempered for the most part. With that said, newly hired head coach Dan Quinn is expecting his defense to turn a corner and he wants it known that things will be different, according to Steven Ruiz of USA Today."We want to play as fast and physical as we can," he said at his introductory...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Falcons' QB Depth Behind Matt Ryan

Second-string quarterback is hardly a position that is discussed by fans in the offseason, but if the starter goes down, it becomes the most influential position on the roster in determining the success of the team. Atlanta is prepared to be successful if Matt Ryan goes down with a reliable backup in T.J. Yates.Yates was acquired from the Texans last June and spent 2014 on the Falcons’...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones is not Satisfied with Record-Breaking Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of A.J. Davis #20 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Julio Jones had a record-breaking season in 2014 for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite his...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Player Profile: Matt Ryan

View image | Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons QB Ranking: 8 Pros He has a phenomenal arm. He connects on the deep ball often, which can change a fantasy week for you in a matter of minutes. He will play in a dome 10 times this season, which helps with outside factors, such as natural elements. He has a good core of receivers. The Falcons have pass catchers...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Atlanta Falcons aced their last five first-round picks?

The draft is crucial to every organization and can decide the future of team. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this year in the NFC Easts Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier defensive tackles First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed You could draft a player that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the Atlanta Falcons

We are still weeks away from the start of training camp, and let’s be honest, there’s not much news. Everybody says that the NFL is a year-round sport, but if there ever was a hibernation period, this is it. So, you know what that means, right? Insanely bold predictions!! Here are three bold predictions for the 2015 Atlanta Falcons: You may also be interested in: WATCH: The...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Constructing an Effective Falcons Defensive Line

The Falcon's defense features some exciting new additions, yet remains a very similar group of personnel coming out of the 3-4 last season. How defensive coordinator Richard Smith aligns and allocates his players is going to be a very important factor towards the extent of success witness on defense come the regular season. What's very important to note about the LEO scheme is that...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Tackles

The subpar performance from the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line in the past two years has led to some changes. The most notable of these changes is the zone-blocking scheme that new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has installed. A zone-blocking scheme means the offensive linemen will all move in a certain direction assigned to block a certain area. This differs from most run...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Get to know the 2015 Atlanta Falcons rookies

As Campus Sports continues to bring you a wide range of interviews from the sports and entertainment world, we were able to catch up with four of the members of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 rookie class. LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and San Jose State defensive back Akeem King all sat down at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn Recants Statement that Atlanta Falcons Have Room For Herschel Walker

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may have sounded a bit too convincing when he recently claimed that the team had room for 53-year-old former NFL running back Herschel Walker. Clarifying his comments regarding Walker, Quinn explained himself: “Look, what I said about Herschel being one of my all-time favorite players is true,” Quinn said, via, “But nobody should...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons invite 53 year old Herschel Walker to camp. Is this for real?

Last Thursday evening I was scrolling through my twitter feed, seeing if anything interesting was happening, and out of nowhere I started seeing news from several different sources that the Atlanta Falcons had offered 53 year old former running back Herschel Walker to participate in camp with them.  To the casual NFL fan this probably seems like a publicity stunt of some kind....
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley will have a non-stop motor as a rookie

Vic Beasley is entering the NFL with a large chip on his shoulder and with that, he wants to alter perception of him being just a pass rusher. According Tiffany Blackmon of, Vic Beasley plans to prove that he is an every down player on defense. The Atlanta Falcons defense had a lot of holes entering the 2015 NFL draft before selecting Beasley with the 8th overall pick in...
Via EndZoneScore
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Tackle Sam Baker

After two consecutive injury-plagued seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have released former starting left tackle Sam Baker. The former first-round pick has started just four games in the past two years after being a staple in the team’s starting lineup for the previous five years. The Falcons have released veteran OT Sam Baker: —...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested in April and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog. Believe it or not, his motive may have been jealousy. Denicia Williams, who is suing Shembo for killing the Yorkshire terrier, says she believes Shembo planned to beat her dog because...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Umenyiora, wife Leila Lopes respond to cheating allegations

Osi Umenyiora married his longtime girlfriend Leila Lopes over the weekend, and it took the couple only a matter of hours to encounter their first obstacle. Shortly after the wedding, an anonymous Instagram account was created for the sole purpose of outing Umenyiora as an alleged cheater. The person running the account shared several text...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

The Atlanta Falcons may not have done the right thing when they selected linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. But they sure did act in a timely manner by waiving the second-year linebacker mere hours after he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Georgia. In waiving Shembo, the Falcons had this to say: “We are aware of the charges that have...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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