Schedule Analysis: Atlanta Falcons

I’m going to point out immediately that no predictions will be made in this article. It’s completely irrational to make predictions in April on how a team will do from September to December. With the draft coming up and the possibility of a significant pre-season injury occurring, it’s always wise to wait until late August to make logical predictions.This will be simply a breakdown...
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A game by game prediction of the Atlanta Falcons season

Tonight the NFL released the 2014 schedule and the Falcon’s will have a great chance to make the playoffs. Here is how I see the season playing out: Week 1- Home v.s. New Orleans: A team is never supposed to lose its home opener but I believe that the Saints retooled defense featuring Jarius Byrd will effectively shut down Atlanta’s explosive passing game and they will have to...
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Atlanta Falcons 2014 Regular Season Schedule

Head coach Mike Smith is confident his Falcons will return to the playoffs this season. (Kevin C. Cox) The NFL regular season schedule for the 2014 season has been released. After last season’s 4-12 campaign, the Atlanta Falcons have just two primetime games: Week 3 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football and Week 14 at the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night...
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The Atlanta Falcons 2014 schedule has been released!

It finally happened. The 2014 NFL schedule was announced Wednesday night and the Falcons will open at the Saints on September 7th. Some highlights of the year include a trip to London to face the Lions on October 26th,and a visit from the Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football (CBS). The Falcons have 2 primetime games including a tilt with Packers on Monday Night Football.   1 p...
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Falcons Host RBs Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde and Terrance West

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons brought in a trio of running backs today for a visit: Carlos Hyde of OSU, Jeremy Hill of LSU and Terrance West of Towson. Atlanta appears to be looking to fortify their backfield, despite the fact that they threw the ball under OC Dirk Koetter more often than any team in the NFL. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz...
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Falcons hope Julio Jones will be ready for season opener

The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic that Julio Jones will be ready for their 2014 season opener. The team does not want to take any chances with the remarkably talented pass catcher’s recovery from foot surgery, so his participation preseason workouts will be limited according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Jones is undeniably one of the NFL’s top wide receivers and has had...
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Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons’ offense not among units in the top half of the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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Which NFL Draft Prospects Have the Highest Bust Probability?

An NFL draft bust, especially one in the early rounds, can really set a franchise back and cost team personnel their jobs. Scouts, coaches and general managers do all they can to avoid drafting a potential bust. They crunch numbers from the Scouting Combine. They travel to see prospects work out at their pro days. They bring many of them into their facilities to get a closer look. […] 
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Rebranded Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has sights on hosting title game

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The curtain quite literally fell on the Chick-fil-A Bowl, putting Atlanta one step closer to hosting the national title game. On a dais stood representatives from the bowl and the restaurant, along with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed as a banner was dropped displaying the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl's new logo, while dozens of miniature stuffed versions of the chain'...
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Who are the X-Factors of the NFC South?

Atlanta Falcons: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, Devin Hester What’s to say about Devin Hester that hasn’t already been said?  I never realized how important special-teams were until Devin Hester came into the league. He helped make a (2006) standard Bears offense look great by putting them just about mid-field every time someone kicked the ball his way. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones...
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Falcons may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Atlanta Falcons are picking sixth in the NFL Draft this May but there’s an expectation that they’re going to be moving around and won’t make their final selection at that slot. While Atlanta is rumored to be looking at trading up to possibly draft Jadeveon Clowney or even Sammy Watkins, there’s also a possibility that they trade down and still get a player they covet...
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Falcons will host Jadeveon Clowney next week

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top prospect in this year’s NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons next week, according to ESPN’s NFL Nation. ESPN_NFLNation ESPN NFL Nation Jadeveon Clowney scheduled to visit Falcons next week Clowney recently visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, and reportedly visited the […] The...
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Atlanta Falcons workout Marshawn Lynch type RB, DJ Adams

Per source, the Atlanta Falcons worked out Marshawn Lynch type running back DJ Adams from Portland State. According to our source the workout went well for Adams who won came away with the team Most Valuable Player honor, as the Portland State football program handed out its 2013 season awards. Adams was a worthy honoree as the team's MVP. He led the Vikings in rushing (1,600 ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons should trade up in the first round

With the upcoming NFL Draft less than a month away, there are plenty of story-lines to analyze and various situations that could happen as teams are trying to better their rosters through this year’s draft class.  Many questions have surrounded what are arguably two of the most exciting players to play college football in Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney, and where they will...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner wanted team to stand up for Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons' main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied an illegal hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined $7,785, Atlanta's offensive line failed...
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