COVER 9@9: How will the Falcons ‘Brotherhood’ celebrate?

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 HOUSTON TX Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) celebrates an interception run back for touchdown as the Atlanta Falcons meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, February 5, 2017. Bob Andres/AJC Good morning! Welcome to The Cover 9@9 blog. It’s our weekly blog of everything you need to know about the Atlanta...
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8 hours ago

Steve Sarkisian's goal: For Falcons to 'win that last game'

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian opens up about his plans to take the Falcons' offense to another level in 2017
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1 day ago

WATCH: Falcons' Matt Ryan fueled by Super Bowl defeat in new Gatorade TV commercial

Gatorade releases a new ad campaign featuring Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
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1 day ago

Vic Beasley has awesome Clemson-themed Camaro

Before he was a burgeoning NFL superstar playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Vic Beasley was terrorizing quarterbacks at Clemson. As you’re about to see, his love for the Tigers (and their colors) will never wane.The same can be said for his beloved 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, which Beasley recently had customized in dramatic fashion. As explained on The ColorBond Blog, Beasley took his...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arthur Blank expects Devonta Freeman extension soon

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman’s contract has been a storyline since Super Bowl week with Freeman making it clear he wants an extension as he moves into the final year of his rookie contract. Freeman said recently that he believes “something special is coming” and the guy who would ultimately be paying the salary associated…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Falcons’ Matt Ryan nominated for ESPY NFL Player of the Year award

After his stellar performance in the 2016 season, Matt Ryan has been nominated for the ESPYS "NFL Player of the Year" award
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2 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons need to get a Devonta Freeman deal done

Devonta Freeman came into the NFL as a fourth round draft pick out of Florida State in 2014. Since then, the running back has gotten off to a great start for his career. Freeman was rarely used in his rookie season, but he burst onto the scene when he got more chances in his sophomore season. His second season in the NFL saw him rush for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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…
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6 days ago

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman expresses concerning sentiment

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7 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
7 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
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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...
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8 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
14 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
15 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...
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16 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...
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17 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
19 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...
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20 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
29 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

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