The youth movement is in full force for the 3-9 Atlanta Falcons.
Both defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter made such clear when they talked about utilizing a few rookies over the final four games.
Specifically, Nolan mentioned incorporating second-round pick Robert Alford into the left cornerback role typically filled by veteran Asante Samuel...
It is not every day that you see a hype video for a new stadium, but the Falcons care not for your norms. Enjoy about two minutes of motion renderings of their newly proposed stadium’s exterior lighting and 360-degree scoreboard.
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Could the Atlanta Falcons, a team that got a much-needed win last week against Buffalo, be in line to face Aaron Rodgers in his first game back from injury?If it means Rodgers is ready to light the world on fire again from behind center, then it means good news for the green and gold.If he is rusty upon his return, could it mean another win for the red and black?Rodgers told ESPN...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With the straightest of straight faces, Mike Smith decided to crack a joke on Monday.
The Falcons head coach, who, in his official business with the media, is mostly as serious as they come, had some fun at the expense of the teams beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution while staring into cameras that would, at some point, carry the news conference...
Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
The Atlanta Falcons coach has been urging his players to forget their record over the final month of season. They are off to a good start in that regard, beating the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime this past weekend to snap a five-game losing streak.
Smith remembered Monday how the Falcons...
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The final numbers showed Roddy White catching a season-high 10 passes for a season-high 143 yards. In talking to him Sunday after the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, one would think the wide receiver was held without a catch.
The frustration in White’s tone had nothing to do with the final score. It had everything to do with the way injuries have...
Tony Gonzalez was apprehensive about the reception the Falcons would receive facing the Bills in Buffalo's annual ''home'' game in Toronto.
He needn't have been. The tight end felt very much at home in the climate-controlled confines of the Rogers Centre - and avoiding the blustery elements in Buffalo.
''You know, I'm not going to hide the fact...
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Falcons receiver Roddy White had the game fantasy owners have been waiting for all season Sunday against the Bills, catching 10 of his 14 targets for 143 yards.Fantasy Spin:White played through a high-ankle sprain for the first five games and then sat out three games. He came in with just 20 catches, 209 yards and one touchdown on the year.
Tony Gonzalez, probably the best tight end in NFL history, won't play in a Super Bowl.
Gonzalez, who returned to play one more season after considering retirement after 2012, won't even get a chance to earn his second playoff victory in 17 seasons. The Falcons (2-9) are mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs with five games to go. Selected by the Chiefs in the...
ATLANTA, GA- The Atlanta Falcons (2-9) will line up against the Buffalo Bills (4-7) at the Rogers Centre on December 1, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
As apart of the Bills Toronto Series, that started in 2008, the Bills are obligated to play at least one regular season game per year. The contract ended in 2012 but was renewed on January 29, 2013. However, not all Buffalo Bills support...
Sean Weatherspoon is no doubt the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive leader. His three sacks, interception, and 70 tackles definitely make him a prolific linebacker in the NFL and definitely on his team, which explains why his long departure due to an injury cost the Falcons’ defense so much.
Akeem Dent was supposed to fill in for Weatherspoon, but also got hurt and left the coaches...
This past Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons (2-9) nearly beat the rival New Orleans Saints with the help of a good running game. The offensive line is blocking better and an overall new found team effort almost willed the team to a win.
Still, the pass protection truly exposed itself. Franchise QB Matt Ryan was sacked a season high five times against their arch nemesis. Hopefully, the...
Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
Jones, a rookie offensive tackle, was signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday. He has not played in a game since the preseason, when he was trying to earn a roster spot.
He said he'll have similar motivation if he plays on Sunday...
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8 days ago
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the proverbial good guy with a positive outlook on life.
With the exception of an f-bomb that he dropped on the Carolina Panthers in the 2012-13 season after a dramatic win, Ryan has been nothing short of being a poster boy of doing and saying the right thing.
That attribute may now be revealing itself to be more of a liability than an asset...
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You have to love Samuel L. Jackson’s Falcons glasses for tonight’s game against the Saints. Guess where a Brutha is Tonite?!! RISISING UP!!!! pic.twitter.com/8hV8gi54i6 — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 22, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Samuel L. Jackson has some special Falcons glasses (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.