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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
17 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Player Profile: Matt Ryan

View image | gettyimages.com 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
1 day 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...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them

As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the...
Via cover32
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons 'most interested' in Isaiah Battle

When Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle chose to enter the NFL's Supplement Draft, it caught the attention of quite a few people. Apparently, Battle stated that he "has some family matters to address," while also explaining that he has a child on the way, according to NFL Trade Rumors. In that same story, the site explains that there's a report out stating that the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Fox Sports
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan threw the best deep ball in the NFL in 2014

The NFL has a few quarterbacks who are known for throwing impressive deep balls, but according to Pro Football Focus, Matt Ryan was the best in the business in 2014. According to the tweet below, the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons led the league in deep passing accuracy. That's a pretty impressive feat, especially when you consider how many accurate and strong-armed quarterbacks...
Via Fox Sports
4 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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Tamme earns induction into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jacob Tamme now has his name etched into Kentucky football history. According to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com, Tamme has officially been selected as an inductee to the 2015 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame. For the induction, Hirsh points out that Tamme will be inducted on Friday night in Louisville. The pass-catching tight end currently ranks No. 1 in terms of yards by tight...
Via Fox Sports
6 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 ESPN.com, “But nobody should...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn was joking about Herschel Walker, Falcons camp

This week, people were buzzing about the possibility of a potential NFL return for 53-year-old legend Herschel Walker. It seemed far fetched and now we know that it was all just a joke. The discussion all started when Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he would be inviting Walker to the team’s training camp. Because we all so desperately wanted for the report to be true...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 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
8 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 nfl.com, 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Claim They Have Room for Herschel Walker

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker recently claimed he could still play football if given the opportunity. Apparently that caught the ear of Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn who would welcome Walker to the team in a heartbeat: “He’s one of my favorite all-time players,” Quinn said, to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Yeah, we have room for...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South Off-Season grades: Falcons

Since we are now approaching training camp I figure it’s time I get off my butt and start taking a look into the 2015-16 season. The first thing I want to do is to take a look at all of the teams from the NFC South and I’m going to grade their off-seasons. Now to be clear this isn’t necessarily a grade on the team overall, that will come later when I scout them, its just how...
Via The Saints Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester puzzled, but not concerned by uncertainties in Atlanta Falcons’ offense

Devin Hester will go down in NFL history as one of the best returners. The Atlanta Falcons brought in the 32-year-old veteran not only for special teams, but also as a wide receiver. With new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in the fold, the structure isn’t very clear for Hester. But he’s also not very concerned. “It’s still up in the air right now. We’re just figuring...
Via EndZoneScore
20 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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