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Noise Gate: Atlanta Falcons fined, forfeit future draft pick as punishment

Last week we reported that “severe” discipline could be coming down soon from the NFL league offices on the Atlanta Falcons for pumping in false crowd noise at home games over the last two seasons. Today we found out just how much it will cost them… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle linebackers on the board in 2015 Five Things: The top candidates to land Marcus Mariota...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. In statement released Monday, the league announced that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons punishment not as severe as rumored

Atlanta Falcons fans have been sweating out their impending league punishment ever since Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons piped in artificial crowd noise during games. Rumors had the Falcons potentially losing a top draft pick in this years draft. Here’s the statement from Troy Vincent on the Falcons punishment… The Atlanta Falcons have acknowledged the use of pre-recorded...
Via This Given Sunday
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons fined $350k, lose 2016 fifth-round draft pick

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Atlanta Falcons, who piped in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years. The Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Statement from Falcons owner Arthur Blank: “What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Fined $350,000, Docked 2016 Draft Pick

The National Football League is handing out its penalties for teams that violated league rules. Mere minutes after the strong arm of the law came down against the Cleveland Browns, its being reported that the Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 and docked a fifth-round pick in 2016 for using pre-recorded crowd noise during home games over the past two seasons. In its findings...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

The NFL is coming down hard on the Atlanta Falcons.   ESPN reported Monday that the Falcons are expected to lose a draft pick and team president Rich McKay will be suspended from the competition committee as punishment for piping in crowd noise at home games in recent seasons. Additionally, the NFL could also hit the Falcons with heavy fines, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to take draft pick from Falcons for fake crowd noise

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is expected to suspend Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from Atlanta for piping in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL could also fine the Falcons.  The league is expected to hand down penalties no later than Tuesday. Falcons owner Arthur...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 draft order

The Atlanta Falcons have eight picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. Note, via ESPN: 'They could lose a high draft pick as a result of the league's ongoing investigation into piping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome, a violation team owner Arthur Blank admitted occurred.' Breakdown of Falcons' 2015 selections: First round: 8th overall...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons have an app that allows fans to take a picture with the cheerleaders

The Atlanta Falcons are coming up with all kind  of ways to trying to stay ahead of the curve. First, was the new technology that they use for the players. Now they have something new for the fans. The Falcons have created an app that will allow fans to get their picture taken with a cheerleader.   Get your cameras ready. Season-ticket holders will have that chance this season...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Draft pick at stake

The Atlanta Falcons are preparing for the worst, as they are facing a severe penalty for pumping fake crowd noise through their sound system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. At the NFL Owners meetings last week, this was an issue of importance and the Falcons’ brass was informed by the league that their punishment is forthcoming. These are more than simply allegations, as the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Remaining Free Agents the Falcons Should Target

The Atlanta Falcons are never one of the teams to go out and willingly try to “win” free agency. In the grand scheme of things, teams that go out and make the big splash is free agency rarely, if ever end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February.Regardless of this, fans across social media have been vocal about their distaste for the Falcons' free agent strategy.The team has...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons' Upcoming Punishment Hurts Draft Outlook

Following an NFL investigation, it has been discovered that the Atlanta Falcons have been pumping artificial crowd noise through the speakers of the Georgia Dome at home games for the past two seasons.In February, Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank admitted to the wrongdoing. ''I think what we've done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong," Blank said. "Anything that affects the competitive balance...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn talks possible Matt Schaub return to Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn thinks recently released former Raiders QB Matt Schaub might be a good fit in Atlanta behind Matt Ryan. Currently, T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree sit behind Ryan as backups. "Schaub is certainly somebody that we could (add),"  Dan Quinn said this week, per's Vaughn McClure. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn might consider Matt Schaub for the Atlanta Falcons’ backup job

As far as their starting quarterback is concerned, the Atlanta Falcosn are pretty much set with Matt Ryan. They do want to try to shake things up for his backup, though… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Vaugh McClure of ESPN, Dan Quinn won’t...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Bracing For The Loss Of A Draft Pick

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned during a recent interview with 680 The Fan that they are bracing for the potential loss of a draft pick stemming from their decision to pipe in artificial crowd noise during games. “We are just so full of scenarios and that’s kind of how we approach the offseason as it is,” Dimitroff said, ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns, Falcons face ‘severe’ penalties

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has informed the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons of the discipline they face for violating league policies, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns and Falcons officials were informed at this week’s owners meetings of the discipline that is expected to be announced next week, per league sources. One source said the discipline is expected...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Head coach Dan Quinn reveals his plans for the Atlanta Falcons at running back

When the Atlanta Falcons released Steven Jackson recently the questions started circulating about what direction the team would go in at running back. Today at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona we got a better idea of head coach Dan Quinn plans to do… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Atlanta Falcons are up this sloppy Wednesday...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons maneuvering to keep WR Julio Jones with big-money deal

  The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year. Jones can be a free agent following the 2015 season. Even while signing 12 free agents, the Falcons have protected salary cap space to deal with Jones, who set a franchise record for yards receiving...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

The mock draft culture has two sides. Those who love it, and those who hate it.Personally, I like them. I am not a fan of the ever changing draft boards and national rhetoric, but I do enjoy taking part in them and doing my own. Because of the increasing popularity of the mock draft culture and team specific drafting there are a variety of mock drafting websites. Among the most popular...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Preview: Atlanta Falcons edition

Many NFL draft experts will say that the Atlanta Falcons are in desperate need of a top pass rusher in the upcoming draft. This notion may have been true prior to the free agency period, but as of right now I would have to disagree. The players the Falcons acquired in free agency should push them into a new direction with how they handle their picks int the upcoming draft. I truly...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons free agency signings

After arguably the wildest first week of free agency ever, there are new faces in locker rooms all over the league. Some teams went after the big marquee names, and others made quieter signings with far less hype but with quantity at a premium. The Atlanta Falcons fall in to the latter group, as they have made excellent use of their $33.5 million in cap space during this first week...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign DE Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn was a first round pick of the Buccaneers in 2011 and he had a decent rookie year, struggling mightily against the run, but getting good pass rush and overall grading out slightly below average on Pro Football Focus. The story of his career from there was injuries though, as he’s played just 20 games over the past 3 seasons. He missed all but 3 games in 2012 with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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