Devin Hester hates new NFL touchback rule

Devin Hester may be the greatest kick returner the NFL has ever seen and he says the league is trying to take his job away. Judging by the league’s new touchback rule that will go into effect in 2016, it’s hard not to agree with him. The new kickoff rule will move touchbacks to the 25-yard line this upcoming season, and the competition committee will re-evaluate the rule after...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester says NFL is 'taking a job away from people' with touchback rule

Over the past five-plus years, the NFL has made a concerted effort to make the game of football safer -- particularly on kickoffs. The league has moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line, and now, it's made changes to touchbacks. Beginning this season, touchbacks will come out to the 25-yard line, not the 20. As a result, returners will be encouraged to kneel in the end zone rather...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Falcons defense good enough in NFC South?

The Atlanta Falcons defense widely improved in 2015, going from an awful, hopeless unit in 2014 to something a little more promising the following year. However, their defense cannot just “improve,” in 2016. It has to be one of the top units in the league if they hope to make the playoffs. Such is life when your division is loaded with offensive stars. Cam Newton, the reigning...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best reactions from Atlanta hosting Super Bowl LIII

The city of Atlanta is in its glory, after it was announced on Tuesday that they would be hosting Super Bowl LIII in their upcoming Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2019. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news: 2019 Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 24, 2016 Of course, there were plenty of great reactions to go around from the news that made life...
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s commitment to low-price concessions extends all the way to the Super Bowl

May has been a big month for Atlanta-area football fans. The Falcons announced they would cut their concessions to the lowest in major professional sports when the franchise’s new stadium opens in 2017, and the NFL named that same stadium host of Super Bowl LIII in 2019. Now, those two worlds are colliding, and if you did not already believe in the Falcons’ commitment to low...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL owner concerned with ice ruining Atlanta’s Super Bowl

On Tuesday, three future Super Bowl host cities were announced. The Atlanta Falcons were granted the 2019 game and will host for the first time since 2000. The last time the Falcons hosted the game, a freak ice storm hit the city and was a near disaster for the NFL and the Super Bowl. One owner seems to be concerned about something like that happening again in 2019 and the higher...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta’s new stadium to keep low pricing for Super Bowl LIII

The Atlanta Falcons new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will proudly host Super Bowl LIII in 2019 after a league-wide vote awarded the city the big game on Monday. It now appears that the stadium plans to honor its fan-friendly concession prices that includes ultra-cheap $2 hot dogs and $5 domestic beers during the Super Bowl itself. Those @MBStadium concession prices we announced last week...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

An NFL owner is worried ice could ruin the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta

The NFL announced the sites for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls on Tuesday, and Atlanta was awared the first of those, which will host Super Bowl LIII in its new $1.4 bilion stadium.Unlike Miami and Los Angeles, which got Super Bowls LIV and LV respectively, Atlanta was almost immediately forced to defend the selection because one unnamed NFL owner raised a pressing question...
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Somehow Jacob Tamme topped a poll about who fans love to hate the most

Most of the time, most fans hate players that are winning or very outspoken about any issue that is brought up. That’s why many hate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman. But in a recent poll by SiriusXM NFL Radio asking fans who they hate the most, a surprising name emerged as the winner. Some how Atlanta Falcons tight...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. samples new dual role as OLB and DE

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons. Beasley, the Falcons' 2015 first-round pick from Clemson, spent most of his rookie season as a defensive end. Beasley was hanging out with the linebackers and defensive ends in Monday's opening day of the Falcons' offseason team activities. The plan is for Beasley...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Could this be Julio Jones’ best season yet?

The Atlanta Falcons made two splashy additions to the offense this offseason by signing center, Alex Mack, and wide receiver, Mohammed Sanu. These are two very talented players at their respective positions, with Mack once being considered the best at his position. Mack and Sanu will help Matt Ryan and the Atlanta attack exponentially. How will Julio Jones be impacted though? Jones...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Atlanta Falcons making a mistake with Vic Beasley?

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Falcons announced a surprising move when they revealed that defensive end Vic Beasley would be changing positions and moving to the SAM linebacker spot. Beasley, the Falcons first-round pick of 2015, spent his entire rookie season at the defensive end position. There is no doubt that Beasley is a tremendous athlete and should be able to make the move and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley making the move to SAM linebacker

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley had a decent rookie season last year as he became a stand-up edge rusher for the team. However, he is preparing to make a big, and surprising, move for the 2016 season. According to the team’s official website, Beasley has been in the process of making the switch from outside edge rusher to SAM, or strongside, linebacker. Beasley will likely...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons new concessions pricing a model for all to follow

The 2016 regular season will mark the end of the Georgia Dome era for the Atlanta Falcons.  In 2014, owner Arthur Blank and the Falcons decided it was time to move on from the Dome after a fourteen year tenure.  The team will begin playing in the Mercedes-Benz stadium which will also house the Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United FC.  All three, the Falcons, United, and Mercedes...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons cut concession prices to lowest in all major pro sports

If you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan looking to get some popcorn and a hot dog at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you won’t have to spend a small fortune to get it. While stadium prices are notoriously high, Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced on Monday that prices at the team’s new stadium will be the lowest in all of the four major professional sports. The prices are legit....
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

ATLANTA (AP) As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017. NFL owners will choose next week between Atlanta and other cities competing to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021. No city will be awarded more than one game. If Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons are ‘thanking fans’ with industry low concession prices at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are thanking their fans by offering the lowest concession prices among all major American sports, starting in 2017 with the opening of the franchise’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons will be offering non-alcoholic beverages (plus free refills), Dasani bottled water, hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn for just $2 each, and peanuts, pizza, nachos and...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons unveil incredibly low concession prices for new stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are playing their final season at the Georgia Dome in 2016, and fans should be very pleased about that. Not only are they getting a brand new stadium for 2017, but concession prices are going to be some of the lowest in all of sports.The Falcons announced the cost of several items at the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday, including $2 all-you-can-drink...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' new stadium to have fan-friendly concession prices

For most NFL fans, in most cities, buying concessions at the game involves some combination of arm and leg removal. The Atlanta Falcons are doing what they can do change the narrative on how much it costs to eat and drink while enjoying the game at their new stadium. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open in time for the 2017 NFL season, will almost surely feature the most affordable...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons introduce affordable food menu at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Whenever you go to a professional sporting event, you can expect to empty your wallet not only on souvenirs and tickets, but also on food and alcohol. However, the Atlanta Falcons are trying to change that at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium is set to open with the 2017 NFL season and with the opening comes a new and innovative plan at the concessions stand. On Monday, the team...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner skeptical about Vegas supporting NFL team

There’s little doubt that the city of Las Vegas is one of the hottest markets and biggest growing cities in the country. However, there’s a difference between that and a city being able to support an NFL franchise. It’s that worry that has Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believing there needs to be more studying before any decision can really be made on the move of the...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: three keys to success in 2016

The Atlanta Falcons started off the 2015-2016 season hot.  The team won five straight and looked unbeatable.  Then the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers happened. It all went downhill.  The loss was the beginning of a six-game losing streak.  A streak that ruined the chances of making the playoffs.  In order to prevent the disaster season of 2016 from happening all over again...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman helps elderly neighbor with yard work (pic)

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a rough upbringing growing up in the projects in Miami before starring at Florida State and moving on to the NFL. This has given Freeman an appreciation for the importance of fostering a good community, and that belief was on display recently when he assisted an elderly woman finish up her yard work. Freeman was out a jog in his...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM: ‘I don’t think we’ve hired anyone from Scouts Inc.'

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s decision to take Keanu Neal was viewed by many in the NFL Draft community at a pretty big reach. That sentiment has reached the ears of the Falcons G.M., who doesn’t appear to respect those opinions very much. Dimitroff on criticism of the Keanu Neal pick: "I don't think we've hired anyone from Scouts Inc." — Andrew Hirsh...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player sues over denied disability benefits

The case of Charles Dimry is a reminder that the NFL continues to face lawsuits from former players concerning their injuries. Dimry, a former fifth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1988 out of UNLV, is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits he tried to claim. Dimry played 12 seasons in the league as a cornerback and says he suffered two major...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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