FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Study ranks NFL’s fans bases: How do the Falcons fare? Below the Panthers

Emory University recently released its annual rankings on NFL fan bases.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Do the Falcons have a Devonta Freeman problem?

When we had the opportunity last month to have a 70-minute conversation with Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff (the video is embedded in this item), one of the areas of inquiry focused on the presence of players on the roster who may have a hard time getting over the devastating manner in which Super Bowl LI…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman expresses concerning sentiment

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Atlanta Falcons 2017 training camp schedule and fan information

The Falcons' 2017 training camp kicks off on July 26 at the team’s training complex in Flowery Branch.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 days ago

Cover 9@9: Matt Ryan to stay on the move

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Good morning! Welcome to The Cover 9@9 blog. It’s our weekly blog of everything you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons. 1. RYAN TO STAY ON THE MOVE: Despite Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan having the highest passer...

Devonta Freeman: Super Bowl will always play in back of my head

At the end of offseason workouts, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said that he and his teammates have put their Super Bowl loss to the Patriots behind them and shifted their focus to what’s in front of them rather than on the lead that evaporated in Houston. Running back Devonta Freeman agrees with Ryan that the…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Report: Falcons ‘confident’ they will sign Devonta Freeman to extension

Devonta Freeman is entering the final season of his rookie deal with the Atlanta Falcons, but the running back may not have to worry about his contract situation for much longer.ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the Falcons are “confident” they will be able to sign Freeman to a long-term extension by the start of training camp Freeman has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley ready to take on extra blockers

Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley is expecting more attention from blockers this season after leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks last season.It’s not like this will be new to Beasley. He was held without a sack in three postseason games, which means he needs to do a better job overcoming the extra blockers he’s already seeing.“When they bring three, it’s pretty rough, but the main...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ Freeman and Coleman rated in the top four NFL running back duos

After an outstanding 2016-2017 season with the success and accolades of prominent players Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons look to have another favorable season. According to Good Morning Football, a football talk show on the NFL Network, the Falcons have one of the top four running back duos in the 32-team league: Devonta Freeman, sporting number 24, and Tevin Coleman...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo Story: Falcons say thanks to military with D.C. visit

On June 16, 2017, members of the Atlanta Falcons traveled to Washington, D.C., to show gratitude to those who have served in the military.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
5 days ago

Projected Falcons’ depth chart heading into training camp

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, right, talks with general manager Thomas Dimitroff during NFL minicamp football Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has stated his pleasure with the state of the team’s current roster. “I think we are at a spot right now that, quite honestly...

Matt Ryan really wants Falcons to put Super Bowl loss behind them

Know what Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is tired of hearing about?The Super Bowl loss.Ryan and the Falcons were obviously going to face endless questions this summer after blowing the lead against the New England Patriots and now staring a Super Bowl hangover right in the face.For Ryan, though, the process of putting the gaffe behind the team started months ago, as captured...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Takkarist McKinley set the Falcons rookie record for sacks?

We’re guessing no, but he certainly has the talent. It’s fair to suggest that injury or no injury, fans have high expectations for rookie Takkarist McKinley. He’s a #fast and #physical pass rusher with a ton of upside, and while it’s usually not a good idea to anticipate huge results from a rookie defender, I think we can make an exception for McKinley. While I think he’s...
Via The Falcoholic
7 days ago

Dontari Poe got $125K bonus for weighing in under 340 pounds

Dontari Poe’s bank account is getting bigger as he gets smaller.According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure on Tuesday, the new Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle met his required 340-pound weight limit prior to mandatory minicamp and will collect a bonus of $125,000. McClure also adds that Poe’s contract has three more opportunities for $125,000 bonuses if he checks in at 330 pounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Dontari Poe has $125,000 on the line with weight incentive

Keeping players in peak physical condition is essential for teams to have the bets possible players on the roster. Sometimes you need to provide a bit of a monetary incentive in order to keep some players in shape. The Seattle Seahawks offered free agent running back Eddie Lacy a serious incentive to keep his weight down, but others around the league have similar incentives in their...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe can earn $125K for weighing in under 330 pounds

Eddie Lacy isn’t the only plus-sized NFL star who has big money tied up in weight incentives this year. Dontari Poe can earn $125,000 Tuesday if he weighs in under 330 pounds at the start of Atlanta Falcons minicamp.In fact, Poe can earn a total of $500,000 this year if he weighs in under 300 pounds at various points this year. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Dome implosion scheduled for November 20

The Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons the past 25 years, is going to be no more as of November 20, 2017, which is the new date for its implosion. According to the official website of the Mercedez-Benz Stadium, construction on the shiny new stadium (which features an interesting metal sculpture) has it on track to open on August 26. That is the date of a Falcons preseason...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan will have another great year for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons selected quarterback Matt Ryan with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft to become their franchise quarterback. His first few season in the league were pretty good, but he soon fell into mediocrity and just was not as good as he had been. Last season, he re-emerged onto the scene and led the Falcons to the Super Bowl, where they infamously fell to the...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons and Steve Sarkisian are a match made in heaven

After working with quarterbacks for the Raiders, head coaching at University of Washington and University of Southern California, along with a one-year stint as offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, Steve Sarkisian has moved back to the NFL as the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator- and Matt Ryan couldn’t be happier. The pair have been in talks for offensive...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons to honor Michael Vick, Roddy White with retirement ceremony

All that talk from Michael Vick about retiring with the Atlanta Falcons apparently was no lie.The Falcons announced on Friday that the franchise will hold a retirement ceremony Monday to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments both Vick and Roddy White had for the franchise.“We consider all former Falcons to be Falcons for life, and part of our family,” Falcons owner Arthur...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian wants to feed Julio Jones more in red zone

New Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian believes Julio Jones deserves more attention in the red zone than he’s been getting. Making sure to give credit where credit is due, Sarkisian said he wants to build on the foundation Kyle Shanahan left behind. “The competitor in me is, ‘How far can we take it?'” Sarkisian said Wednesday, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons need Desmond Trufant to get back to Super Bowl

Desmond Trufant played in only nine games last season. He missed the last seven games and the postseason with a torn pectoral muscle that required surgery. The Falcons were 6-3 with the former Pro Bowl cornerback last season and 7-3 without him including the playoffs. That doesn’t mean the Falcons don’t need him, and they showed just how much they need him when they signed him...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter shouldn’t have apologized to the Falcons for the Bucs’ 28-3 tweet, but he did

Twitter trolling between professional teams is standard behavior these days, but some of it is more successful than others. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers exhibited a bit of both worlds on Monday, as they first posted the team’s attempt to capitalize on a gadget-of-the-moment: Side note: I saw an elementary-aged kid with a fidget spinner the other day, and I asked him if he though it...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Vick will play in the inaugural American Flag Football League

During his prime in the NFL a decade ago with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick had some nasty moves. Vick is now taking those moves to the inaugural American Flag Football League. Those moves…to flag football? According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Vick will join the league that will run a test game next month. The AFFL hopes to start up its eight league-owned team league in 2018...
Via The Comeback
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Did Kyle Shanahan Carry The Atlanta Falcons?

Although some doubted the team until the very end, the Atlanta Falcons were a field goal away from defeating the New England Patriots for the franchise's first Super Bowl last season. With arguably the most potent offense in the NFL led by the league MVP and an athletic defense, the Falcons blossomed at just the right time for a Super Bowl run. Led on the sidelines by defensive...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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