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Would Devonta Freeman really welcome Todd Gurley to the Atlanta Falcons?

With Steven Jackson out of the picture, the Atlanta Falcons need to find a new workhorse running back. Right now the odds are that responsibility will land on Devonta Freeman, who sounds eager to get more work. Then again, if the Falcons get a chance to land one of this year’s best rushers, Freeman may find himself warming the bench again. In an interview with PFT Live yesterday...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons trying to make good 1st impression with coach Dan Quinn

  Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn. Linebacker Paul Worrilow, who has led the Falcons in tackles two straight seasons, said Thursday past accomplishments are no guarantee for top spots on the depth chart in 2015. ''You always feel like you have something to prove anytime you have a new coaching staff...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Jameis Winston, Draft, Falcons, & Lions

Adrian Peterson Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report spoke to two general managers about Adrian Peterson being reinstated, and the executives specifically mentioned that Cowboys, the Cardinals and Raiders as teams that could be in place for the running back. “The Cowboys are the front-runners,” one GM said, “but I actually believe the Raiders are right there.” ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You have to see Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley’s shoes to believe them

Contrary to popular opinion, NFL players don’t live like the rest of us. While we’re slaving away in our cubicles wearing white collars, wondering about starting an underground marsupial fighting circuit, they’re living it up getting paid to play football out in the sunshine. They don’t even dress like the rest of us. Just ask Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley… AROUND...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense improvement is still the focus for the Atlanta Falcons

The one thing former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was supposed to do was give the team one of the best defenses in the NFL. Over the course of his final two seasons in the Peach State, he failed to deliver, despite injuries to the franchise, and was shown the door for his troubles. It was only three short years ago that the Falcons were at home in the NFC Title game and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Players That Could End "Soft" Label for Falcons

In the offseason prior to the 2014 season, the Atlanta Falcons vowed to themselves and those around the NFL that they would display much needed toughness—especially on the defensive side of the ball. Aiming to develop a much more rugged attitude, the team executed approximately 10 new tackling drills for training camp, including the famous Oklahoma drill. Likewise, if one tuned...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Falcons Who Could Breakout in 2015

With a new coaching staff and several new players the Falcons look to turn things around this season and get back to the playoffs. Here are the 5 players I think that make the biggest breakouts this season. Adrian Clayborn, DE View image | The Falcons have had little pass rush presence the last few years and Clayborn will be given every opportunity to be...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn: 'We nailed it' in free agency

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is feeling pretty good about the team's signings once free agency started. Right out of the gate, the Falcons signed linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant, followed by a series of depth signings, including T Michael Person, TE Jacob Tamme, DE Adrian Clayborn and LB O’Brien Schofield - an all-important piece for 2015, Quinn told the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Get a Solid Turnout at Workouts

The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program on Monday, allowing the players to officially meet with the new coaching staff in Flowery Branch.Falcons reporters have already talked about how this is easily the largest amount of players to participate in voluntary workouts since before the Mike Smith era. Not only are guys showing up, but they’re doing so in much better...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan feels 'better than I ever have'

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sounding like he's ready to take it to the next level in 2015. A change to his offseason workouts is what did the trick, the 29-year-old told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  In addtion to his personal changes are a new head coach and offensive coordinator, something Ryan is looking forward to. "I feel better than I ever have," Ryan...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn off to quick start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) New Falcons coach Dan Quinn did more than just say hello to his players in the first team meeting this week. Quinn used the get-together to hand out individual ''point of attack'' tapes, showing each player what he does well in technique and what part of his game needs extra work. Since replacing Mike Smith on Feb. 2, Quinn has looked forward to the first...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Predictions: NFC South

After a season in which they were probably the worst division in the NFL with each team struggling mightily on defense, I am betting on them going defense early and often in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft. Someone has to win the division; a good draft could push anyone of these teams into the postseason. Atlanta Falcons Needs: OT, DE, OLB, S, RB Possible first round picks: Shane...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn Getting the Falcons Back to the Basics

The Atlanta Falcons are two seasons removed from winning 13 games to finish with the best record in the NFC and taking the NFC South division crown. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were forgettable, with the Falcons totaling ten wins and finishing third in the NFC South both years. Atlanta hopes to get back to its winning ways with new hires in head coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Ryan Still a Top 10 Quarterback?

View image | As part of TopSportsReport’s series of NFL power rankings articles, we decided that a Quarterback power rankings article would be enjoyable for fans to read as well as enjoyable for a writer to write.  The Quarterback position has become one of the most important positions in the NFL today, as it grew more and more important with the evolution of...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins will workout former Falcons WR Geraldo Boldewijn 

Let it be said that the Dolphins leave no stone unturned. Per Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) of the National Football Post, the team will work out former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn.Boldewijn, a former teammate of cornerback Jamar Taylor from their days at Boise State University, would be an interesting addition to the roster and would have a chance to compete...
Via PhinManiacs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: To Extend or Not to Extend?

The Atlanta Falcons have made some big choices the last few months. Firing head coach Mike Smith. Choosing to wait it out for their new head man, Dan Quinn. Cutting ties with players that had been part of the team for years like Harry Douglas and Justin Blaylock. Signing several free agents as they try to mend a defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league for several...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days 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
19 days 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
19 days 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...
19 days 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...
20 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...
March 19, 2015  |  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...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson Speaks on His Release “I Can Still Punish a Defense”

As reported on Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson after two seasons with the team. Quick to put up a statement regarding his release on his own website, Jackson had this to say about a whole host of topics. Now that the Atlanta Falcons and I have parted ways, I want to say thank you to the organization, and the entire city of Atlanta. In...
Via Sportsnaut
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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