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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tevin Coleman called a 'potential boom pick' heading into 2015

The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to have found a steal at running back with third-round draft pick Tevin Coleman out of Indiana. Apparently, many people believe that he may be just that, as he was called a "potential boom pick" by Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com, according to AtlantaFalcons.com. “I love this pick,” Campbell said. “First of all, Tevin Coleman should've...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Atlanta Falcons will miss the playoffs again in 2015

I’ve got a lot of faith that the Falcons will be able to make the jump back into the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be right. The truth is that there are currently 32 fan bases that feel that they can make a run into the playoffs, and 20 of them will be wrong. While I may see the Falcons as a dangerous and improved team, someone else may see them as a roster full...
Via cover32
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas oddsmakers expect the Falcons to finish above .500

For any fan of the Atlanta Falcons who checked out the opening win total projections for the 2015 NFL season, you probably walked away with a bit of a smile on your face. Expectations in Atlanta may be high in 2015, but they're obviously high in the minds of Las Vegas oddsmakers as well, according to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com.As Hirsh explains, the Vegas oddsmakers have...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Falcons' QB Depth Behind Matt Ryan

Second-string quarterback is hardly a position that is discussed by fans in the offseason, but if the starter goes down, it becomes the most influential position on the roster in determining the success of the team. Atlanta is prepared to be successful if Matt Ryan goes down with a reliable backup in T.J. Yates.Yates was acquired from the Texans last June and spent 2014 on the Falcons’...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones is not Satisfied with Record-Breaking Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of A.J. Davis #20 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Julio Jones had a record-breaking season in 2014 for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite his...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Player Profile: Matt Ryan

View image | gettyimages.com Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons QB Ranking: 8 Pros He has a phenomenal arm. He connects on the deep ball often, which can change a fantasy week for you in a matter of minutes. He will play in a dome 10 times this season, which helps with outside factors, such as natural elements. He has a good core of receivers. The Falcons have pass catchers...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Atlanta Falcons aced their last five first-round picks?

The draft is crucial to every organization and can decide the future of team. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this year in the NFC Easts Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier defensive tackles First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed You could draft a player that...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them

As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Constructing an Effective Falcons Defensive Line

The Falcon's defense features some exciting new additions, yet remains a very similar group of personnel coming out of the 3-4 last season. How defensive coordinator Richard Smith aligns and allocates his players is going to be a very important factor towards the extent of success witness on defense come the regular season. What's very important to note about the LEO scheme is that...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons 'most interested' in Isaiah Battle

When Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle chose to enter the NFL's Supplement Draft, it caught the attention of quite a few people. Apparently, Battle stated that he "has some family matters to address," while also explaining that he has a child on the way, according to NFL Trade Rumors. In that same story, the site explains that there's a report out stating that the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Tackles

The subpar performance from the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line in the past two years has led to some changes. The most notable of these changes is the zone-blocking scheme that new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has installed. A zone-blocking scheme means the offensive linemen will all move in a certain direction assigned to block a certain area. This differs from most run...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Get to know the 2015 Atlanta Falcons rookies

As Campus Sports continues to bring you a wide range of interviews from the sports and entertainment world, we were able to catch up with four of the members of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 rookie class. LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and San Jose State defensive back Akeem King all sat down at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn Recants Statement that Atlanta Falcons Have Room For Herschel Walker

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may have sounded a bit too convincing when he recently claimed that the team had room for 53-year-old former NFL running back Herschel Walker. Clarifying his comments regarding Walker, Quinn explained himself: “Look, what I said about Herschel being one of my all-time favorite players is true,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com, “But nobody should...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons invite 53 year old Herschel Walker to camp. Is this for real?

Last Thursday evening I was scrolling through my twitter feed, seeing if anything interesting was happening, and out of nowhere I started seeing news from several different sources that the Atlanta Falcons had offered 53 year old former running back Herschel Walker to participate in camp with them.  To the casual NFL fan this probably seems like a publicity stunt of some kind....
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley will have a non-stop motor as a rookie

Vic Beasley is entering the NFL with a large chip on his shoulder and with that, he wants to alter perception of him being just a pass rusher. According Tiffany Blackmon of nfl.com, Vic Beasley plans to prove that he is an every down player on defense. The Atlanta Falcons defense had a lot of holes entering the 2015 NFL draft before selecting Beasley with the 8th overall pick in...
Via EndZoneScore
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Tackle Sam Baker

After two consecutive injury-plagued seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have released former starting left tackle Sam Baker. The former first-round pick has started just four games in the past two years after being a staple in the team’s starting lineup for the previous five years. The Falcons have released veteran OT Sam Baker: http://t.co/lotSNObC9h pic.twitter.com/kIvtui9Tp6 —...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester puzzled, but not concerned by uncertainties in Atlanta Falcons’ offense

Devin Hester will go down in NFL history as one of the best returners. The Atlanta Falcons brought in the 32-year-old veteran not only for special teams, but also as a wide receiver. With new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in the fold, the structure isn’t very clear for Hester. But he’s also not very concerned. “It’s still up in the air right now. We’re just figuring...
Via EndZoneScore
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested in April and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog. Believe it or not, his motive may have been jealousy. Denicia Williams, who is suing Shembo for killing the Yorkshire terrier, says she believes Shembo planned to beat her dog because...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Umenyiora, wife Leila Lopes respond to cheating allegations

Osi Umenyiora married his longtime girlfriend Leila Lopes over the weekend, and it took the couple only a matter of hours to encounter their first obstacle. Shortly after the wedding, an anonymous Instagram account was created for the sole purpose of outing Umenyiora as an alleged cheater. The person running the account shared several text...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

The Atlanta Falcons may not have done the right thing when they selected linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. But they sure did act in a timely manner by waiving the second-year linebacker mere hours after he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Georgia. In waiving Shembo, the Falcons had this to say: “We are aware of the charges that have...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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