Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. samples new dual role as OLB and DE

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons. Beasley, the Falcons' 2015 first-round pick from Clemson, spent most of his rookie season as a defensive end. Beasley was hanging out with the linebackers and defensive ends in Monday's opening day of the Falcons' offseason team activities. The plan is for Beasley...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Alex Mack impacts Falcons offense

The Atlanta Falcons were somewhat active in the free agency period, addressing several key needs. They signed a solid receiving option in Mohamed Sanu, added a run-stopping linebacker in Courtney Upshaw, and brought in more depth to the defensive line with Derrick Shelby. However, the most important, game-changing addition was to the center position. Atlanta signed center Alex Mack...
Via cover32
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell hands out Falcons offseason grade

The Atlanta Falcons were the most productive team of the offseason, especially in free agency. But they haven’t exactly been one of the teams that experts have been raving about from free agency to the present. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football: Ranking the top ten RBs of 2016 Fantasy Football: Tom Brady, Patriots poised for a big year 2016 Preview: A preview of the AFC South Throwback...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Could this be Julio Jones’ best season yet?

The Atlanta Falcons made two splashy additions to the offense this offseason by signing center, Alex Mack, and wide receiver, Mohammed Sanu. These are two very talented players at their respective positions, with Mack once being considered the best at his position. Mack and Sanu will help Matt Ryan and the Atlanta attack exponentially. How will Julio Jones be impacted though? Jones...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are Atlanta Falcons making a mistake with Vic Beasley?

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Falcons announced a surprising move when they revealed that defensive end Vic Beasley would be changing positions and moving to the SAM linebacker spot. Beasley, the Falcons first-round pick of 2015, spent his entire rookie season at the defensive end position. There is no doubt that Beasley is a tremendous athlete and should be able to make the move and...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons: Is 2016 a make or break year?

The Atlanta Falcons saw their Super Bowl window slam shut after collapsing in the 2012 NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers, blowing a 17-0 lead. But the thing is, nobody thought their window would be closed then. They were supposed to be a juggernaut in 2013, but they went just 4-12. They rebuilt in 2015, and finished with a solid 8-8 record, though everyone remembers...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley making the move to SAM linebacker

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley had a decent rookie season last year as he became a stand-up edge rusher for the team. However, he is preparing to make a big, and surprising, move for the 2016 season. According to the team’s official website, Beasley has been in the process of making the switch from outside edge rusher to SAM, or strongside, linebacker. Beasley will likely...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign OL Laurence Gibson

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of OL Laurence Gibson to a contract on Wednesday. Gibson, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Cowboys back in May of last year. He lasted just a few months in Dallas before he was among their roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Chiefs later signed him to their practice squad at the start of the year and brought him back on...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons new concessions pricing a model for all to follow

The 2016 regular season will mark the end of the Georgia Dome era for the Atlanta Falcons.  In 2014, owner Arthur Blank and the Falcons decided it was time to move on from the Dome after a fourteen year tenure.  The team will begin playing in the Mercedes-Benz stadium which will also house the Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United FC.  All three, the Falcons, United, and Mercedes...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons cut concession prices to lowest in all major pro sports

If you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan looking to get some popcorn and a hot dog at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you won’t have to spend a small fortune to get it. While stadium prices are notoriously high, Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced on Monday that prices at the team’s new stadium will be the lowest in all of the four major professional sports. The prices are legit....
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

ATLANTA (AP) As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017. NFL owners will choose next week between Atlanta and other cities competing to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021. No city will be awarded more than one game. If Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey, John Henry, Take A Concession Tip From Falcons

Concession Prices At New Falcon StadiumWhen the Atlanta Falcons open their brand new "Mercedes-Benz Stadium" next year, their concession prices will not be as pricey as their automobile sponsor might suggest. In fact, Falcon owner Arthur Blank will offer his loyal fans the lowest food and beverage prices is all of professional sports. For example, a bottomless cup of soda (that's...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons are ‘thanking fans’ with industry low concession prices at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are thanking their fans by offering the lowest concession prices among all major American sports, starting in 2017 with the opening of the franchise’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons will be offering non-alcoholic beverages (plus free refills), Dasani bottled water, hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn for just $2 each, and peanuts, pizza, nachos and...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons unveil incredibly low concession prices for new stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are playing their final season at the Georgia Dome in 2016, and fans should be very pleased about that. Not only are they getting a brand new stadium for 2017, but concession prices are going to be some of the lowest in all of sports.The Falcons announced the cost of several items at the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday, including $2 all-you-can-drink...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' new stadium to have fan-friendly concession prices

For most NFL fans, in most cities, buying concessions at the game involves some combination of arm and leg removal. The Atlanta Falcons are doing what they can do change the narrative on how much it costs to eat and drink while enjoying the game at their new stadium. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open in time for the 2017 NFL season, will almost surely feature the most affordable...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons introduce affordable food menu at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Whenever you go to a professional sporting event, you can expect to empty your wallet not only on souvenirs and tickets, but also on food and alcohol. However, the Atlanta Falcons are trying to change that at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium is set to open with the 2017 NFL season and with the opening comes a new and innovative plan at the concessions stand. On Monday, the team...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner skeptical about Vegas supporting NFL team

There’s little doubt that the city of Las Vegas is one of the hottest markets and biggest growing cities in the country. However, there’s a difference between that and a city being able to support an NFL franchise. It’s that worry that has Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believing there needs to be more studying before any decision can really be made on the move of the...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester worried about the future of the kickoff

In an effort to make the game of football safer, Pop Warner has decided to do away with kickoffs. That has led to Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester expressing his concern about the future of special teams in the NFL. Hester spoke with TMZ about Pop Warner’s decision to do away with kickoffs for players between the ages of five and ten, for which they cited safety...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons trained by Navy SEALS

After an 8-8 first season, head coach Dan Quinn knew that he couldn’t stick to his same plan for the Atlanta Falcons heading into 2016 season. For the Falcons to get better, things needed to change. Quinn kept that philosophy heading into the team’s off season training program in April. First, the coach decided to completely overhaul the team locker room. By rearranging players...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: three keys to success in 2016

The Atlanta Falcons started off the 2015-2016 season hot.  The team won five straight and looked unbeatable.  Then the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers happened. It all went downhill.  The loss was the beginning of a six-game losing streak.  A streak that ruined the chances of making the playoffs.  In order to prevent the disaster season of 2016 from happening all over again...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman helps elderly neighbor with yard work (pic)

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a rough upbringing growing up in the projects in Miami before starring at Florida State and moving on to the NFL. This has given Freeman an appreciation for the importance of fostering a good community, and that belief was on display recently when he assisted an elderly woman finish up her yard work. Freeman was out a jog in his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman was nice enough to help his neighbors finish their yard work

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is coming off a career year which saw him rush for more than 1,000 yards last season. He was second-team All-Pro in 2015 and made his first Pro Bowl, but the 24-year-old hasn’t let that go to his head. Out for an evening jog Monday in his Atlanta neighborhood, Freeman noticed his 82-year-old neighbor, Eleanor Szendel, having a difficult...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM: ‘I don’t think we’ve hired anyone from Scouts Inc.'

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s decision to take Keanu Neal was viewed by many in the NFL Draft community at a pretty big reach. That sentiment has reached the ears of the Falcons G.M., who doesn’t appear to respect those opinions very much. Dimitroff on criticism of the Keanu Neal pick: "I don't think we've hired anyone from Scouts Inc." — Andrew Hirsh...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon finds NFL game check he forgot to deposit

It happens to everybody, you put off depositing a check and before you know it, you’ve forgotten to deposit it at all. Now, in my own experiences that doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting about the check entirely, but it does happen. Sean Weatherspoon experienced something quite similar, although it appears as though he may have lost his check altogether, before finding it...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player sues over denied disability benefits

The case of Charles Dimry is a reminder that the NFL continues to face lawsuits from former players concerning their injuries. Dimry, a former fifth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1988 out of UNLV, is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits he tried to claim. Dimry played 12 seasons in the league as a cornerback and says he suffered two major...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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