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10 hours ago

Free agents the Falcons should bring back in 2017

The Atlanta Falcons are very fortunate this offseason that they don’t have any real stars that are free agents. Instead, they can use this offseason to keep young talent and bulk up their defense in the draft to prepare for a run to the Super Bowl again next season. With almost all of their talent returning it’s certainly not out of the question and they’ll be one of the biggest...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mel Kiper mock draft: Atlanta lands a pass rusher

A Missouri pass rusher, no less. With Mel Kiper’s long history of draft expertise and stunning hair, we do have to pay attention to his mock drafts, even if they wind up being wildly inaccurate. That’s particularly true when he has the Falcons going after a player we find intriguing. Harris is one of the better pass rushers in this class, a terrific athlete who needs work on...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

How many wins would it take to push the Falcons to .500 as a franchise?

A lot. The Falcons have never been more successful than they have been over the last decade, though they’ve still fallen short of the ultimate prize. From 2007-2016, Atlanta’s had six winning seasons, five playoff berths, two NFC Conference Championship berths, and a Super Bowl loss. Go ahead and look back in this team’s five decade history and see if you can find that kind...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

49ers may pursue Brian Hoyer, Matt Schaub

The San Francisco 49ers have been mentioned as having interest in Matt Schaub, and another quarterback potentially in the mix for them is Brian Hoyer.The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows, who is a plugged-in 49ers reporter, hosted a Q&A earlier this week and was asked about San Francisco’s short-term plans for a QB.In his response, Barrows said he expects new head coach Kyle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta brewery cracks Deflategate joke while settling Super Bowl bet

Proving Deflategate may be gone but never forgotten, an Atlanta brewery managed to sneak in a joke about feeling “deflated” while settling a Super Bowl bet.SweetWater Brewery made a wager with Boston-based Samuel Adams regarding the outcome of Super Bowl LI. Once the hometown Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead to lose to the New England Patriots in mind-boggling fashion, SweetWater...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White goes off on Kyle Shanahan for Super Bowl collapse

Former Falcons receiver Roddy White, who was released last year, threw under the ol’ Greyhound one of the people who helped make the decision to release him.White became the latest to pile the blame on former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the epic meltdown against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.Matt Ryan’s 27-yard pass to Julio Jones gave the Falcons a first...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Falcons really free of major holes on the roster?

For the first time in a long while, the answer is yes. What does that mean for Atlanta?Thomas Dimitroff has suggested something that sounds rather radical and even audacious for Falcons fans: That this is an Atlanta Falcons roster without any gaping holes. The Atlanta Falcons of the past decade have been defined as much by their major holes as their best players. There were questions...
Via The Falcoholic
5 days ago

Roddy White says Charles Barkley lost $100K betting on Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons broke the hearts of their fans by somehow blowing a 25-point lead in Super Bowl LI, but they did more than that to the gamblers. Of course, Charles Barkley was among those who supposedly placed a sizable wager on the game.In an appearance on the “We Never Played the Game” podcast with Jeff Schultz and Zach Klein this week, former Falcons wide receiver Roddy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta zoo names cockroach after Tom Brady to settle SB bet

A wager between zoos in Atlanta and Providence, R.I., has been settled with Zoo Atlanta announcing it has named a Madagascar hissing cockroach after Tom Brady.The bet between Zoo Atlanta and Roger Williams Park Zoo was based upon the outcome of Super Bowl LI. With the New England Patriots' historic comeback victory in overtime over the Atlanta Falcons, Zoo Atlanta was on the hook...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub wants ‘an opportunity to start in the NFL once again’

At the age of 36 heading free agency, former Houston Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub is looking for one more opportunity to start in the NFL.“Schaub told me last week he wants an opportunity to start in the NFL once again,” writes ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “The chances of him doing so in Atlanta are slim to none, with reigning MVP Matt Ryan going nowhere for ‘many...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford boasts about pick-six on Twitter despite loss

Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford is being questioned about his priorities after sending a boneheaded tweet on Wednesday night.Alford, who had a strong game for the Falcons in the Super Bowl, posted a tweet boasting about his pick-six on Sunday of Tom Brady. Alford certainly had a huge play in the game and did a lot to help Atlanta’s cause, but there’s one big thing he’s missing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn: Falcons offense won’t change under Steve Sarkisian

Despite earning a conference championship and coming a late-game meltdown away from winning Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons are going to have a nearly completely revamped coaching staff next season.It started with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan leaving to become the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach. It then snowballed to where multiple coaches on both sides of the ball either...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons already failing first post Super Bowl test?

The Atlanta Falcons’ organization and their fans are still reeling from an embarrassing meltdown against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The team blew a 28-3 third quarter lead, ultimately losing by the score of 34-28 in overtime.It’s a game that put Tom Brady and the Pats in the record books while leaving Atlanta wondering exactly what went wrong. It also came with...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the play that cost the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI

In less than a minute midway through the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI, seven things went wrong for the Atlanta Falcons. Had any of those things not happened, the Falcons likely would have held on to win their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Bad thing 1: With the Falcons leading by 16 points with 8:57 remaining, running back Tevin Coleman takes a toss from quarterback Matt Ryan on...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Matt Ryan deserves a Super Bowl do-over

Welcome to The Mulligan, where we examine the athletes, coaches, teams, referees, oddsmakers or anyone else in sports who should get a do-over for a bad beat that might not have been entirely in their control. This week, we look at Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s Super Bowl effort and why he deserves a mulligan for that game.Matt Ryan. He’s the NFL MVP and the greatest quarterback...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan opens up about Super Bowl loss on Instagram

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is still dealing with being a part of the biggest choke in Super Bowl history, which has probably made for a very long past 20 hours or so.Ryan remains optimistic about the future of the team, and recently posted a message to Falcons fans saying that the team will rebound.Here’s what it said: The Falcons have a young team with a lot of rising stars...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Shanahan has been named head coach of the San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Shanahan has been named head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced on Monday in an official release. The deal has reportedly been in the works for a couple of weeks.“The San Francisco 49ers are very fortunate to be able to bring in a coach of the caliber of Kyle Shanahan,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch in a statement. “As an offensive mind, I think...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

Students in Atlanta blame tardiness on Super Bowl loss

Monday was probably not a great morning to wake up in Atlanta.As you may have heard, the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to lose the Super Bowl to the Patriots in overtime Sunday. That was likely traumatic for hundreds of thousands of Atlanta fans, including some youngsters at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia.This photo comes from the school’s Facebook page: It’s...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Three post-Super Bowl LI observations for the entire NFL

Super Bowl LI is in the books, and while you’ve already seen plenty of takes on the final game of the 2016 NFL season, three particular things stood out from this former beat reporter’s point of view. How is James White not the Super Bowl MVP? There’s no denying how brilliant Tom Brady was in the second half last night, but no quarterback does it alone, contrary to popular...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The week in NFL news as explained by Boston

Well that was a bit of a roller coaster, wasn't it? After the Atlanta Falcons dominated the entire first half of the game, many of us did the unthinkable. We counted out Touchdown Tom. And though he didn't have a great game by any means (at least, for the first three and a half quarters of play), he did end up leading the Patriots to a historic comeback, getting his fifth Super Bowl...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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