FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons new stadium fees keep piling up

The Atlanta Falcons new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is going to be great. Everyone is now are of their plans to have the cheapest stadium food prices in the country, and they’ll be hosting Super Bowl LIII in 2019. It’s going to be a wonderful time for the city when their new stadium opens. AROUND COVER32 Throwback Thursday: The great LaDainian Tomlinson NFL: J.J. Watt clashes with...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Dimitroff acknowledges his low job security

There is no excuse for the Atlanta Falcons to miss the playoffs in 2016. AROUND COVER32 Throwback Thursday: The great LaDainian Tomlinson NFL: J.J. Watt clashes with a bully online Free Agency: The Eagles should pursue Lions linebacker Twitter Tuesday: Coby Fleener has a plan to cut carbon emissions After three straight non-playoff seasons, GM Thomas Dimitroff loaded up on talent...
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7 hours 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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Admits He’s On Hot Seat This Year

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff admitted in an interview on the Talk of Fame Network that he’s entering the 2016 season on the hot seat. “Of course, I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “This is a very urgent league right now. This is about now. I understand it. My job is to provide them with a winner.” Dimitroff added that he understands...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this system” will help

Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said early this offseason that he has “no doubt” that the team needs to produce if he is going to remain in his job beyond the 2016 season and nothing in the ensuing months have swayed him from that belief. During an appearance on the Talk of Fame Network, Dimitroff…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Three Falcons make Pro Football Focus’ top 101 players list

The Atlanta Falcons definitely have a group of talented players, but how many of them would actually be considered elite at their positions? Jake Matthews should be considered one of the top offensive linemen any coming season now. Devonta Freeman appears ready to challenge for the NFL’s rushing title, and Alex Mack is one of the best centers in the league. But for Matt Ryan? Not...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons spotlight: Vic Beasley Jr.

Vic Beasley Jr. was the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. He was a highly regarded defensive prospect coming out of Clemson, and put up some very good numbers for the Falcons last season. He played in all 16 of the Falcons’ games, recording 26 total tackles, four sacks, and two forced fumbles. Beasley also recorded one interception in his debut season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones embracing bigger leadership role with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group. But with his close friend Roddy White no longer on the team, Jones has become the guy everyone looks to for advice. He's quick to pass along what White, who owns most of the team's receiving records, always talked about. ''Roddy took me under his wing from...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

As good as Julio Jones is, why does he struggle to score touchdowns?

Going into the 2016 season, the Atlanta Falcons hope to rebound from what was a very disappointing 2015 campaign. While the Falcons hope that their defense will be improved, many expect the offense to once again carry this team. While all eyes will be on the play of quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones will be watched as well. Many consider Jones to be one of the elite...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons giving away $2 bills to promote cheap concessions

The Atlanta Falcons are literally giving away free money. Earlier, the franchise announced a menu that will offer ultra-affordable concessions at their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium which opens next season (more about that here). Now it is reported by Darren Rovell of ESPN that the Falcons are sending prospective season-ticket holders a $2 bill in the mail. complete with a custom...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Two potential offensive breakout players for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have proven themselves to be a superior team in the league.  Matt Ryan has shown that he can play at the highest level for quarterbacks, but the team still falls short.  The key to most successful teams is consistency.  It also doesn’t hurt to have a few players step up and perform well when needed.  These two offensive players could play a key role in the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are sending fans money to buy a hot dog in new stadium

Arguably the most exciting aspect of the Atlanta Falcons' new billion-dollar stadium are the ridiculously low, Masters-style concession prices. In a league where simple items can approach $10, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be offering $2 hot dogs and bottles of water, and $3 orders of nachos. Even if you're not a Falcons fan, those prices will remain in place for major college football...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons safety is using peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to bulk up

Ricardo Allen isn't a household name. He's also not the biggest defensive player in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons safety stands at just 5-foot-9, but his weight is climbing by the day. After playing last season at just 186 pounds, Allen has taken the necessary actions to put on weight and bulk up for 2016. Which, strangely enough, includes eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium could include ‘Hall of Heroes’ military memorial

The new Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will house Super Bowl LIII in 2019, could have a special area to commemorate military veterans. “I want, in our new stadium, a `Hall of Heroes,'” AMB Group’s Steve Cannon, a former veteran stationed in Germany, told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “How many heroes are there in the state of Georgia that have served across...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons to host Super Bowl LIII

When the Atlanta Falcons first announced their plans to build their new stadium, they knew that the new venue would give them a lot of new opportunities. Now, even with the new stadium not yet completed, Atlanta has already been given the biggest opportunity of them all. In 2019, the Falcons will host Super Bowl LIII in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, allowing the arena to host the NFL...
Via EndZoneScore
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the Atlanta Falcons X-Factor in 2016?

Last season, running back Devonta Freeman went from relatively unknown for the Atlanta Falcons to one the biggest stars of the entire season. In only his second season in the NFL, Freeman rushed for 1056 yards on 265 carries, resulting in his first Pro Bowl appearance. While it is pretty much guaranteed that Freeman will again be at the center of the Falcons offense, the team will...
Via EndZoneScore
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s commitment to low-price concessions extends all the way to the Super Bowl

May has been a big month for Atlanta-area football fans. The Falcons announced they would cut their concessions to the lowest in major professional sports when the franchise’s new stadium opens in 2017, and the NFL named that same stadium host of Super Bowl LIII in 2019. Now, those two worlds are colliding, and if you did not already believe in the Falcons’ commitment to low...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL owner concerned with ice ruining Atlanta’s Super Bowl

On Tuesday, three future Super Bowl host cities were announced. The Atlanta Falcons were granted the 2019 game and will host for the first time since 2000. The last time the Falcons hosted the game, a freak ice storm hit the city and was a near disaster for the NFL and the Super Bowl. One owner seems to be concerned about something like that happening again in 2019 and the higher...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 25, 2016  |  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
May 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

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
May 15, 2016  |  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
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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