FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons’ Sanu embraces bigger role, wants 'to show guys how we do things'

In his second year with the Falcons, WR Mohamed Sanu said he's ready to take on a leadership role
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
9 hours ago

Scouting the 2017 opponents: Falcons look to end a six-game skid in Chicago

It’s only May, but it’s not too early to start looking ahead at the Falcons’ 2017 opponents.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
16 hours ago

Three under-the-radar Falcons who could be major contributors in 2017

These three players figure to carve out real roles with this star-studded Falcons team. The Falcons have a star-studded roster and probably 19-20 established starters, so there will be fewer surprises in terms of roster battles and starting job intrigue than in years past. That doesn’t mean there won’t be Falcons who we’ve either written off or kind of forgotten about, and...
Via The Falcoholic
18 hours ago

Falcons GM on Freeman: We want him to be around for years to come

General manager Thomas Dimitroff provided an update on the latest regarding Devonta Freeman's contract negotiation talks
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Expect to hear about the Falcons’ “Super Bowl hangover” for a while

It’s NFL.com’s biggest question for this team. NFL.com put together a list of its biggest questions for every NFL team. There are questions about young players who seem to be busts, backfields in flux, and defenses with weaknesses. There are very few questions that are as large as this one, however. Atlanta Falcons: Is the Super Bowl hangover real? Everyone is ready to...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Austin Hooper earns love from Pro Football Focus as one of the best tight ends under 25

We think he’s plenty deserving. The Falcons have been getting a lot more love than usual this offseason, even if they’re sometimes snubbed from lists like biggest steal in the draft and so forth. That continues today, with Pro Football Focus selecting Austin Hooper as an honorable mention for the best tight end under 25. Hooper had a successful rookie season, reeling in 19...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Can the Atlanta Falcons repeat?

Hopefully they cannot, in terms of blowing a massive lead in the Super Bowl, but can the Atlanta Falcons find success again in the coming season?  The short answer is that they absolutely can.  The Atlanta Falcons have only gotten better coming into this season.  They had a very strong draft and will only get better as a cohesive unit.  The thing that will lead the Falcons to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ biggest competition in the NFC South

With one of their best years in recent memory in the rear view mirror, the Falcons are looking to build on their historical offense and mediocre defense to march straight back to the Super Bowl in 2018. With every starter returning on offense except Chris Chester, and the majority of the defense returning including the addition of Dontari Poe, Atlanta is in good shape to be a top...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘confident’ Devonta Freeman extension will get done

Devonta Freeman has affirmed himself as one of the NFL’s marquee running backs, and it sounds like his Atlanta Falcons are ready to pay him as such.Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s “Schein on Sports” on Friday and spoke optimistically about extension talks with the two-time Pro Bowler.“Like I’ve said before, we want him here and he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Cox Sr. believes combine incident led to his firing by Falcons 

Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox working with a player in a pass rush agility drill on Monday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com) Former Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox Sr. believes he was firing was not performance related and that he was dismissed for an off the field incident. Cox, who was with the Falcons for three seasons, believes he was fired for...

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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out to disrespect opponents in 2017

‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ is sort of what Atlanta Falcons running back is saying about his plans for 2017 – hard, brutal running with a chip on his shoulder. “Little things like breaking arm tackles,” Freeman told reporters Tuesday, per NFL.com’s Conor Orr. “Running through — I feel like I could get better helping our offensive linemen out. They bust their butts. They...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman wants to be ‘real disrespectful’ to defenders this season

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not planning to show much respect during the 2017 NFL season, and he means that in the best way possible.Freeman, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told reporters on Tuesday that his goal is to be more physical.“Little things like breaking arm tackles, running through — I feel like I could get better helping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ motto for 2017: ‘Embrace The Suck’

The Atlanta Falcons are doing everything they can to not fall victim to the slump that occurs for most Super Bowl-losing teams. We saw what happened last year to the Carolina Panthers, who lost in a squeaker to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. They took a serious tumble and finished dead last in the NFC South, winning just six games.Making matters potentially even more difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Undrafted free agent signings udpate: Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure Travis Averill, C, Boise State; Marcelis Branch, S, Robert Morris; Daniel Brunskill, OL, San Diego State; Deante Burton, WR, Kansas State; Reginald Davis III, WR, Texas Tech; Darius English, LB, South Carolina; Wil Freeman, OT, Southern Mississippi; Jarnor Jones, CB, Iowa State; J’terius Jones, DE, Miami (Ohio); Cam Keizur, C, Portland...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Atlanta Falcons day three picks

A few weeks after the NFL Draft, most teams are settling in and beginning to sign their draftees. Along with that begins rookie mini-camp for teams and soon after, mandatory camp. This is a chance, especially for lower round selections and UFA to catch the eye of the coaching staff and try to impress before final roster selections. That being said, let’s take a look at some of...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Decathlete Garrett Scantling trying to make it in the NFL

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fair or fowl? Falcons new stadium features bold metal sculpture

When Atlanta Falcons fans walk up to the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they’ll be confronted with a bold sculpture of a humongous bird.Here’s the metallic sculpture, which has been getting, shall we say, mixed reviews? Not surprisingly, it took no time at all for someone to slap a Crying Jordan face on this sucker, with the added bonus of the 28-3 score that the Falcons blew...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box score and no Combine-like  event that can test for them. But these qualities form the backbone of any competititve football team. In a league where the line between winning and losing is razor thin, can we accept the fact that there's...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘looking forward’ to rematch with Patriots

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff can’t think of a better way of exorcising the demons of Super Bowl LI than by going out and beating the New England Patriots.The Falcons of course suffered a historic meltdown in Super LI as they inexplicably blew a 25-point lead and ended up losing 34-28 in overtime.The first opportunity to exact revenge comes during the 2017 NFL...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Takk McKinley says ‘fine me later’ after F-bomb

Takk McKinley won the NFL Draft with an emotional interview he gave upon being drafted.The former UCLA pass rusher was taken No. 26 overall by the Falcons, who traded up to get him.McKinley paid tribute to his later grandmother at the draft, carrying around a picture of her. He then explained in an interview with Deion Sanders of NFL Network that he promised his grandma on her deathbed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

The Atlanta Falcons could potentially trade up from the 31st pick in the draft, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Everything is extremely volatile right now. There probably isn’t a team that hasn’t taken a call about moving in one direction or another and smokescreens are constantly afloat this time of year, so it’s nearly impossible to know just how true this is.The Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons not looking for ‘angels,’ but won’t draft Joe Mixon

The Falcons realize that not every player they draft will have a squeaky clean record. They’re willing to tolerate a few minor character flaws. But that tolerance only goes so far. Joe Mixon is off their draft board, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Falcons don’t want guys who punch out women, but this team named for a bird isn’t necessarily looking for players...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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