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New list rips Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan as one of NFL’s most overhyped

Yawn. That’s how the sports world collectively responded to Tuesday’s trade deadline in the NFL, a much-anticipated day that wound up generating less than Al Capone’s vault. Aside from a couple of transactions made by the lowly Buccaneers, involving a couple of players that most people had never heard of, the deadline came and went without anyone noticing. Given the hype that...
Via cover32 - Falcons
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Atlanta Falcons highlight reel is a great tonic for the bye week blues

So maybe the Atlanta Falcons aren’t who we thought they were. So maybe their head coach is such a boob that Saints fans have started a petition to keep him in the job. Maybe they have already blown their chances of making the playoffs this season, but the good news is there’s still plenty of football left to play. The better news is that the Falcons defense isn’t as bad as...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Could Replace Mike Smith As Coach in Atlanta

The weather in Atlanta is getting cooler. The leaves are changing, chimneys are burning wood and the smell of the seasons are changing. For the Falcons, especially had coach Mike Smith, the days may be getting warmer as his team cannot find the reverse button and change five losses in a row to at least one victory. The 22-21 loss in London was the icing on the cake as the offense...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan’s mid-way, surprising QB ranking unveiled

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: What We Learned From the Loss in London

The Atlanta Falcons continue to tumble. A fifth straight loss – this time as time expires in London – to the Detroit Lions has open the door even wider about questions regarding an offense that looked like world beaters in the first half of the contest.The second half was a totally different story.Even with the issues and the losing streak that started after a 56-14 win over...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Veteran S Charles Godfrey, Cut S Sean Baker

The Atlanta Falcons have announced the signing of former Panthers S Charles Godfrey on Tuesday, per Adam Caplan. The Falcons released S Sean Baker to make room for Godfrey, according to Aaron Wilson. Godfrey, 28, was released by the Panthers just a week ago, so it didn’t long for him find a new opportunity. The Falcons continue to deal with injuries on both sides of the ball...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Not Expected To Make A Coaching Change During Their Bye

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network doesn’t expect the Falcons to make a coaching change during their bye week. Rapoport mentions that no one is happy in Atlanta right, but Arthur Blank is expected to make any moves. It was just two years ago that the Falcons nearly made it to the Super Bowl. However, Atlanta has won just six of 24 games over the last two years and appear to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner is pissed his team gave up a 21 point lead; Coaching change soon?

The Atlanta Falcons put up a 50 burger on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers six weeks ago, but since then the Falcons have been choking miserably. They have lost 5 consecutive games in a row. Arthur Blank the owner of the Falcons was pissed, especially when he watched his beloved Falcons give up a 21 point […] The post Falcons owner is pissed his team gave up a 21 point lead; Coaching change...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Perfect Coach To Replace Falcons' Mike Smith Will Shock You

This season the Atlanta Falcons, from the NFC South, entered 2014 will high expectations after having a down 2013 season. The 2013 Falcons were impacted by key injuries and the inability to come up big in the crucial spots. It led to a 4-12 record in 2013 and lots of lowlights to go along with it.This season the Falcons started 2-1 and appeared to be a team on a mission. That has...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mike Smith's days be numbered in Atlanta?

Blowing a 21-point lead in the NFL isn’t necessarily a way to endure yourself to your boss. And doing so while in the midst of a four-game losing streak won’t bode well for your job security. This is the situation that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is in following a horrendous second-half meltdown against the Detroit Lions in London on Sunday. Atlanta held a 21-0 lead...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Fire Mike Smith?

Will Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank fire head coach Mike Smith? This photo of Blank staring Smith down is telling.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones and Brandon Marshall set to play complimentary roles in Week 8

As a general rule, a team’s top target is the player you want to get behind in fantasy football however there are certain players who make an argument for top fantasy billing and certain situations that dictate big games from number twos. This week, for different reasons, I’m expecting big time production from Alshon Jeffery and Roddy White while calling for down weeks from Brandon...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Harry Douglas, Julio Jones, Jonathan Baineaux

The Atlanta Falcons have traveled over the pond to London to face the Detroit Lions in an overseas match up.  The Falcons are a long way from home, and according to their final injury report, Atlanta will be almost full strength when they kickoff at Wembley Stadium early tomorrow morning.With a 2-5 record and ranked third in the NFC South division, the Falcons are in dire need of...
Via NFL Injury Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why aren’t the Atlanta Falcons giving Antone Smith more touches?

Does the name Antone Smith mean anything to anyone? It should, because this dude is making the most out of anytime he gets on the field for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has five touchdowns this season already and he’s gotten his money’s worth on all of them. Two were rushing touch downs for 38 and 48 yards respectively. He also had three catch and run touchdowns of 41, 54, and...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Coach believes London will get NFL team soon

Tweet London, England— NFL teams have been playing regular season games in London for seven years, and every coach is asked: Will the British capital eventually get its own franchise? Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it’s going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league. “There’s some logistical...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons make huge mistake with London infographic

NFL players are known more for their athletic ability than they are for their brains, but the marketing teams for these organizations are the opposite. But in this specific instance, the Atlanta Falcons really messed up. Take a gander at what might be the absolute worst graphic a NFL team has ever published. Worst graphic ever? 1) It’s two planes to London. 2) That’s not even...
Via Standing O Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White sees heavy second half usage on quiet day for Julio Jones (NFC South Touches and Targets)

Touches and Targets Week 7: Atlanta Falcons The other shoe finally dropped with Antone Smith, who finished Week 7 with five touches and nine total yards, on the field for a total of 11 of 69 offensive snaps. No doubt, anyone who started Smith counting on the TD streak continuing is still kicking themselves today, but, the narrative here hasn’t changed. He remains an explosive back...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Falcons are going to Spain!

It’s been a real struggle for the Atlanta Falcons this season, as it has for everyone in the NFC South.  This week, the Falcons travel to Wembley Stadium in London to face the Lions. Someone should tell the Falcons that London is in England… not in Spain. @awfulannouncing This has the Falcons flying to Spain on the map.This is why they suck.No idea where they are going. pic...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons are expected to start undrafted rookie James Stone at center

NEXT MAN UP… That is the approach the Atlanta Falcons have had to take this year regarding their center position. Yesterday, starting center Peter Konz went out with an injury and according to Adam Caplan it is not looking good at all. vaughn mcclure    @vxmcclure23 Initial word on Pete Konz is that the injury […] The post Falcons are expected to start undrafted rookie James...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens wide out Steve Smith slams his former division; It’s a “finesse” division

What is finesse? Finesse is intricate and refined delicacy according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. But the Urban Dictionary gives a better more slang version of the definition saying: To talk someone out of their things. Not stealing persuading someone out of their belongs, or to do you a favor. “I finessed her out of her […] The post Ravens wide out Steve Smith slams his...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith gets in fight with two Falcons in same game (Video)

Steve Smith is one of the toughest and angriest wide receivers in the NFL, so seeing him get into two fights with the Atlanta Falcons secondary in the same game seems normal. First Smith got into it with Desmond Trufant: Then he wrestled around with Kemal Ishmael after an interception:
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Need to Either Play 'Big Play' Antone Smith More or Trade Him

For the majority of his career Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith has been a fringe player. He was one of those guys that was not considered good enough to carve out a starting role, but good enough to warrant a spot on the roster as a special teams ace where he has played well.This season, his fifth in the league, he has suddenly become much more than just a special teams...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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