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Atlanta Falcons Need to Improve Linebacker Position

To say the Atlanta Falcons linebackers struggled in 2014 may be an understatement. Despite gaudy tackle numbers from second-year Paul Worrilow, it may have been the worst position group on the field. Yes, even worse than the defensive end position. Luckily, the Falcons have options to upgrade the position. Along with a loaded draft class there are also a number of potential free...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's New Coaching Hires from 1-6

The NFL season isn't officially over yet. They still have one more game left, something called the Super Bowl, but that does not mean that other teams aren’t making coaching changes. So far there have been 6 new head coaches hired for the upcoming season. That’s not counting the Atlanta Falcons who have yet to name their new coach. If the Falcons did name there new head coach...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks DC Dan Quinn outlines defensive philosophy for the Atlanta Falcons

You’ll have to forgive Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn if he’s too busy to think very far ahead. After all, he has a lot on his plate this week. Quinn is currently preparing for an epic Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots and therefore has to find a way to stop the pairing of Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are waiting...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan schools Tony Romo on how to lead a huddle

If you missed Sunday night’s Pro Bowl game like me, then you may have missed this nuggest about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. At one point in the game there was some confusion on head coach Jason Garrett’s sideline. Ryan took over the huddle and told Garrett and his puppet Tony Romo what was what: Classic. Romo should have been taking notes.. You may also be interested...
Via cover32 - Falcons
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Atlanta Falcons Touches, Targets and Team Summary

The conversation heading into the season focused on both the offensive and defensive lines in terms of real world win/loss impact, but while line play had an effect on fantasy output much of the focus here was simply “if they could just stay healthy”. Healthy they were, by and large, and while the team struggled to another losing season they did offer fantasy value. With a...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How many pieces do the Atlanta Falcons need to win a trip to the Super Bowl?

Another year in the books, and another disappointing one for the Atlanta Falcons, who seemed on the cusp of breaking through to an elite level NFL team just a couple seasons ago… Meanwhile on Sunday the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and some people (present company included) predicted...
Via cover32 - Falcons
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Top 5 draft needs

The Atlanta Falcons head into this offseason with much to do. There are several positions which noticeably lack talent, and these issues must be addressed in the upcoming NFL draft. As has been reported many times, the Falcons will hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their next head coach. Once in place, Quinn will know exactly who he wants to fit his new...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 15 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Off-Season Report

Positions of Need Defensive End Kroy Biermann, Malliciah Goodman, and Osi Umenyiora were their primary edge rushers last season and only Umenyiora graded out above average on Pro Football Focus and he did so on just 347 snaps. Now he’s a free agent going into his age 34 season. Biermann is a free agent as well and Goodman, the only one under contract, was their worst last season...
Via The Football Fan Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Falcons Draft Roddy White's Replacement?

Roddy White is the unquestionable leader of the Atlanta Falcons wide receiving corp. Since being drafted to the Falcons in 2005, White has set franchise records with 10,357 career receiving yards and 62 career touchdowns.At the beginning of his career, many started to believe that Roddy White would be the next draft bust. White admitted to leaning on his pure athletic ability in...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Need to Improve the Tight End Position

Despite a successful season on the offensive side of the ball for the Atlanta Falcons, it could have been much better had they gotten any kind of production out of the tight end position. Granted, nobody expected second-year tight end Levine Toilolo to be what Tony Gonzalez was. Many people, though, expected him to at least be a contributor. And he wasn’t anything close to that...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's take a virtual tour through the Falcons' new stadium

What's better than an NFL stadium? A new NFL stadium. The Atlanta Falcons will move into a new facility in 2017 and the stadium's architect -- 360 Architecture -- has just released a video that provides a fly-through of what people will see when they walk through the doors. Priced at a cool $1.2 billion, the new stadium will feature a unique retractable roof that will open and close...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Atlanta Falcons

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
Via DraftSeason
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons hire Kyle Shanahan as OC, wait on Dan Quinn

The Atlanta Falcons made a big move on Monday, as they have reportedly hired Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator. The Falcons still have not officially hired a head coach, but all signs point to Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn getting the job. Quinn will have his second interview with Atlanta on Monday but that could just be an opportunity for both...
Via Rumors and Rants
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Close to Naming Quinn as Head Coach

It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are moving closer to finally naming their new head coach.Sources close to the Falcons and the NFL report that team officials are in Seattle to not only watch the NFC Championship Game between Seattle and Green Bay, but to also interview Dan Quinn, the Seahawks defensive coordinator, for a second time.A story on claims the Falcons will conduct...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Hiring Kyle Shanahan As OC

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly hiring Kyle Shanahan to be their new offensive coordinator. Falcons are hiring Kyle Shanahan as their OC, per league source. Shanahan and Dan Quinn planned to be package deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2015 Photo Credit: Stay tuned to for news and analysis on the NFL, College Football and Fantasy...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn likely to become next Falcons head coach

Dan Quinn is likely coaching his last home game for the Seattle Seahawks. Quinn, 44, is regarded as one of the top coordinators in the NFL and has been a hot head coaching candidate since the regular season ended. While many teams have already filled their vacancies such as the Bears, Jets, Bills and Raiders,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons zero in on their next head coach

The Atlanta Falcons coaching search has gone on for weeks now, and the dust is finally clearing as to who it may be. Unlike most years, the NFL coaching carousel this offseason has been spinning rather slowly. Normally, once we see that six coaches have been fired, were used to seeing a hiring frenzy within a week at most due to the desire to have a coach in place and give the organization...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Futuristic Rendering of Falcons New Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons are slated to move from the Georgia Dome to a brand-new $1.2 billion state-of-the-art stadium in 2017. Going from one of the most rundown facilities to a futuristic new stadium, the Falcons released a rather awesome video of their soon-to-be new digs. Whoever the Falcons hire as their new head coach will be taking over a talented roster for an organization that...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gonzalez willing to rent himself out to Super Bowl team?

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez, who played 17 years in the league before retiring in 2013, was pursued by multiple teams to play this year. While that obviously didn’t happen, Gonzalez answered a few questions as to whether he would consider being “rented out” by a Super Bowl team in need of a better tight end (via Gonzalez responded to the hypothetical question...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fly-Through Of New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Will Drop Your Jaw

The Atlanta Falcons released a look at their new stadium, via a "fly-through," and it is a most impressive sight.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Mike Smith gone, what’s next?

Hours before the NFC South title game on Sunday, a piece of news went public that made Atlanta Falcons fans a little uneasy. No team wants any added distractions when preparing for a game of this caliber, and Falcons owner Arthur Blank provided a large distraction on Sunday Morning. It was made known that the organization had hired a search firm known as Korn Ferry to identify coaching...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Atlanta Falcons never traded Brett Favre?

“It would take a plane crash to play Brett Favre,” Atlanta Falcons head coach Jerry Glanville once famously said. Needless to say, that one didn’t work out particularly well for the Falcons. Despite drafting Favre in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Atlanta couldn’t find a place for him on the team thanks to (depending on whose version of the story you believe) either...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

A heated discussion is taking place involving the NFL, its teams, and its fans—and thankfully the debate has nothing to do with Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson. Rather, one of two teams in the NFC South will win the division and host a playoff game—and neither can end up with a winning record. In just about any other year, such a tight divisional race would be just what the parity...
Via The Sports Post
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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