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Better, worse or the same: Falcons special teams

Special teams are fundamental to a team's success. Atlanta's special teams efforts and roster have been pretty consistent over the past few seasons. What's the outlook for this group this year? Current Special Teams Roster Punter Matt Bosher Kickers Matt BryantNick Rose Long snapper Josh Harris Potential return specialists Devin HesterEric WeemsDevin FullerJustin HardyNick...
Via The Falcoholic
12 hours ago

Grading Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: 2014 free agency

Where free agents are concerned, this class wasn’t awful. We continue our review of Thomas Dimitroff’s time as GM of the Falcons. Today, we take a look at 2014 free agency. This particular period was critical for the team, as the team was coming off a dismal 4-12 season and both Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff were considered to be on the hot seat. Hitting big in both the draft...
Via The Falcoholic
16 hours ago

Falcons training camp is six days away. Here’s six remaining roster holes for Atlanta

The Falcons are an improved team, but they still have some question marks that could be an issue in 2016. Less than a week until training camp for the Atlanta Falcons, and we’re counting down every boring, stupid day between now and then. Six to go! Today, we’re going to look at the remaining roster holes the Falcons have coming into training camp, holes that might be addressed...
Via The Falcoholic
20 hours ago

Falcons have reinforcements for second camp under Dan Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. A few new key players might make an even bigger difference. The Falcons improved from 6-10 to 8-8 but missed the playoffs in Quinn's first season. There was improvement, especially on defense, but...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (8-8) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Flowery Branch, Georgia LAST YEAR: There was great buzz when Falcons started 5-0 under first-year coach Dan Quinn, but team couldn't overcome 30 turnovers as it lost seven of eight, including six straight, and missed playoffs. Quarterback Matt Ryan's production declined in first year with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan; 21 TD passes...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: Three or Four TEs?

With a mix of new and returning faces, Atlanta's tight end corps looks ready to improve in 2016. But how many TEs will the Falcons keep on the 53-man roster?
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
2 days ago

TGS 2016 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite starting 5-0 and possessing a ton of talent, the Falcons finished 8-8 in their first season under Dan Quinn, failing to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Why 2016 could be different: Year...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Reach Injury Settlement With C Stone

Atlanta has reached an injury settlement with center James Stone. The Falcons’ roster now sits at 88 men, leaving two roster spots open prior to the start of Training Camp.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 days ago

Rich McKay on Marion Campbell (1929-2016)

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay. (John Raoux/Associated Press) Marion Campbell, the only man to serve two stints as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, died last week in Plano, Texas, it was announced late Sunday. He was 87. Campbell was a three-time All-SEC pick at Georgia from 1949-51 and played eight seasons in the NFL as one of the last two-way players before beginning...

Frank Kleha on Marion Campbell (1929-2016

Former Falcons executive Frank Kleha (right) being interviewed. Marion Campbell, the only man to serve two stints as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, died last week in Plano, Texas, it was announced late Sunday. He was 87. Campbell was a three-time All-SEC pick at Georgia from 1949-51 and played eight seasons in the NFL as one of the last two-way players before beginning his...

Matt Ryan: Deflategate will not affect Brady's legacy

Whether he deserves it or not, Tom Brady is going to have a four-game suspension on his resume when his playing career comes to an end. Will that negatively impact his legacy? Matt Ryan doesn’t think so. TMZ recently caught up with Ryan to get his opinion on Deflategate. When asked specifically if it puts a stain on what Brady has accomplished, Ryan defended the Patriots quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who knew Matt Ryan was actually funny?

The offseason has been very informative for Atlanta Falcons fans when it comes to Matt Ryan. After coming off as a pretty boring, bland dude for the first eight years of his career with the Falcons, he’s finally showing some of his personality on his Twitter feed this offseason. It all started in May with this gem: What Julio sees when I throw him a go route #RiseUp pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2016 the year of Matt Ryan?

When Matt Ryan left Boston College and was drafted 3rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons knew they would have a franchise quarterback for at least a decade.  Fortunately for the Falcons, a five-year extension signed in 2013 will keep him with the team until the end of the 2018 season.  His first five years with the team brought some of the most unprecedented numbers...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman's workload

As a sophomore, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ranked fourth in the NFL with 264 carries last season. Now the team is working toward easing off the gas pedal heading into 2016. The Falcons are looking to reduce Freeman’s workload next season, according to running backs coach Bobby Turner. “It’s about growth,” Turner said to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons NFL Season Preview

NFL Season Preview for the Atlanta Falcons.
Via Walter Football
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White was 'miserable' with the Falcons last season

Former first-round pick Roddy White spent 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before his release following the 2015 season. While the four-time Pro Bowl receiver had pleasant memories during his long stint in Atlanta, he recently discussed the major disconnect he experienced with the team this past season. “Being released wasn’t a bad thing for me, because I wasn’t going...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Justin Hardy Spotlight

Justin Hardy has the skills to be an effective wide receiver in the Atlanta Falcons offensive scheme.  The 5’10” receiver was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of East Carolina University.  Hardy had a very successful college career. He finished his college career with 387 receptions for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns.  He is the all-time leading NCAA receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons DC says Keanu Neal will be ‘pretty special’

The Atlanta Falcons had many options to choose from with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ultimately selecting Florida safety Keanu Neal. So far, it looks like the coaches in Atlanta are impressed by the player and believe he could be a big part of their defense going forward. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith recently spoke with the team’s official website and talked...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn doesn’t believe in two-point conversions

It’s been a debate that has picked up steam since the rule was changed last season, where the extra-point kick attempts were moved to the 15-yard line to encourage teams to go for two. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn doesn’t feel the needed to go for two still and doesn’t like the idea of doing it every single time, as he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman, boom or bust?

Devonta Freeman had himself quite a year during the 2015 regular season.  He was instrumental with the early success of the team.  In his rookie year, the 2014 regular season, he had just 248 rushing yards and an additional 225 receiving yards.  To go along with the almost 500 all-purpose yards, he had two touchdowns. Moving to his sophomore year, the 2015 regular season was much...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff knows he’s on hot seat

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, and he’ll be the first to tell you. “Of course I’m on the hot seat. Every year I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff told the Talk of Fame Network. Dimitroff has been the Falcons’ GM for nine years and acknowledges how fortunate he is to be in that position for that long at age 49. While...
Via The Sports Daily
June 22, 2016  |  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
May 16, 2016  |  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
May 16, 2016  |  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
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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