FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michael Vick in talks to retire with Falcons

Free agent quarterback Michael Vick said earlier this year that he has officially retired from the NFL. The quarterback even threw a retirement party at the Super Bowl.Now that the 36-year-old is retiring, Vick says he’s talking with the Atlanta Falcons about signing one of those one-day deals in order to retire as a member of the team. He talked about it during an interview with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the 2017 schedule: Up-and-coming Dolphins visit after Falcons' bye week

It’s only May, but it’s not too early to start looking ahead at the Falcons’ 2017 opponents.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
16 hours ago

The full, 70-minute Thomas Dimitroff interview

Earlier this week, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff visited 30 Rock in New York City for an extended, no-time-limit interview on PFT Live. Ultimately, we talked for 70 minutes. Pieces of that discussion have been posted here, and broadcast on Friday’s show. Now, you can see and hear the entire interview. All 70 minutes, start to…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Dirk Koetter chastises own Twitter account to avoid giving Falcons bulletin board material

He’s mad offline. Nearly everyone outside of the Carolinas and Louisiana expects the Buccaneers to be the stiffest competition for the Falcons in the NFC South this year. Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith both had stints with Atlanta, of course, and are old school coaches who stress respect. It’s not overly surprising, then, that Koetter did not take well to his team’s Twitter account...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Famliarity and continuity are Steve Sarkisian’s priorities running the Falcons offense

The team doesn’t want Sark to make major changes, so it’s a safe bet he won’t. The Falcons will finally hit the field soon for organized team activities soon after losing a week due to some horse hockey excessive contact penalty imposed by the league. When they do, Steve Sarkisian will begin the process of implementing his offense. As Thomas Dimitroff has said repeatedly...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Scouting the 2017 Falcons schedule: Bills look to end 43-year drought in Atlanta

It’s only May, but it’s not too early to start looking ahead at the Falcons’ 2017 opponents.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Atlanta Falcons rookie Damontae Kazee emphasizes aggressive play, ballhawking skills

Fact: Damontae Kazee believes in dinosaurs, and they believe in him The Atlanta Falcons aren’t mad at Ricardo Allen. Allen may have started his NFL career on a practice squad, but he’s started the last 30 games for the Falcons. He’s reliable even if he isn’t truly exceptional, and somehow he makes big plays when it counts. But he’s not elite, and because Dan Quinn is...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter criticizes Bucs’ Twitter for trolling Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons got into a friendly Twitter joust Wednesday, with the end result being the Bucs account trolling the Falcons with a 28-3 reference.As you might be aware, that represents the score of Super Bowl LI before the Falcons allowed the New England Patriots to make an historic comeback and win the game. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs troll Falcons with ’28-3′ dig during mini-Twitter spat

Those in charge of the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter accounts enjoyed a friendly little divisional spat. It started with Tampa Bay hawking a souvenir Bucs’ Fidget Spinner. These toys have been all the craze, especially for school children. These spinners were initially designed for people who deal with ADHD and/or who are autistic. They are also marketed as...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Atlanta Falcons repeat?

Hopefully they cannot, in terms of blowing a massive lead in the Super Bowl, but can the Atlanta Falcons find success again in the coming season?  The short answer is that they absolutely can.  The Atlanta Falcons have only gotten better coming into this season.  They had a very strong draft and will only get better as a cohesive unit.  The thing that will lead the Falcons to...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ biggest competition in the NFC South

With one of their best years in recent memory in the rear view mirror, the Falcons are looking to build on their historical offense and mediocre defense to march straight back to the Super Bowl in 2018. With every starter returning on offense except Chris Chester, and the majority of the defense returning including the addition of Dontari Poe, Atlanta is in good shape to be a top...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘confident’ Devonta Freeman extension will get done

Devonta Freeman has affirmed himself as one of the NFL’s marquee running backs, and it sounds like his Atlanta Falcons are ready to pay him as such.Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s “Schein on Sports” on Friday and spoke optimistically about extension talks with the two-time Pro Bowler.“Like I’ve said before, we want him here and he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Kyle Shanahan Carry The Atlanta Falcons?

Although some doubted the team until the very end, the Atlanta Falcons were a field goal away from defeating the New England Patriots for the franchise's first Super Bowl last season. With arguably the most potent offense in the NFL led by the league MVP and an athletic defense, the Falcons blossomed at just the right time for a Super Bowl run. Led on the sidelines by defensive...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out to disrespect opponents in 2017

‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ is sort of what Atlanta Falcons running back is saying about his plans for 2017 – hard, brutal running with a chip on his shoulder. “Little things like breaking arm tackles,” Freeman told reporters Tuesday, per NFL.com’s Conor Orr. “Running through — I feel like I could get better helping our offensive linemen out. They bust their butts. They...
Via 60 Max Power O
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman wants to be ‘real disrespectful’ to defenders this season

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not planning to show much respect during the 2017 NFL season, and he means that in the best way possible.Freeman, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told reporters on Tuesday that his goal is to be more physical.“Little things like breaking arm tackles, running through — I feel like I could get better helping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Atlanta Falcons day three picks

A few weeks after the NFL Draft, most teams are settling in and beginning to sign their draftees. Along with that begins rookie mini-camp for teams and soon after, mandatory camp. This is a chance, especially for lower round selections and UFA to catch the eye of the coaching staff and try to impress before final roster selections. That being said, let’s take a look at some of...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fair or fowl? Falcons new stadium features bold metal sculpture

When Atlanta Falcons fans walk up to the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they’ll be confronted with a bold sculpture of a humongous bird.Here’s the metallic sculpture, which has been getting, shall we say, mixed reviews? Not surprisingly, it took no time at all for someone to slap a Crying Jordan face on this sucker, with the added bonus of the 28-3 score that the Falcons blew...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box score and no Combine-like  event that can test for them. But these qualities form the backbone of any competititve football team. In a league where the line between winning and losing is razor thin, can we accept the fact that there's...
Via Stack
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘looking forward’ to rematch with Patriots

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff can’t think of a better way of exorcising the demons of Super Bowl LI than by going out and beating the New England Patriots.The Falcons of course suffered a historic meltdown in Super LI as they inexplicably blew a 25-point lead and ended up losing 34-28 in overtime.The first opportunity to exact revenge comes during the 2017 NFL...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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