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Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Safeties

Last season, the Falcons ranked last in the league in pass defense, allowing an average of 279.9 yards per game. That rank can be attributed to the combination of a poor pass rush and bad secondary play. Atlanta returns almost the exact personnel in the secondary as last season, besides the departure of Dwight Lowery and the addition of Jalen Collins. With the change in coaching...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three players who need to step up for the Atlanta Falcons next season

The Falcons aren’t that far away from competing for a Super Bowl, but they’re going to need to be a team that’s deeper than just Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. There’s a lot of talent up and down this roster; the problem is that most of that talent has spent the last two years underperforming. With that being said, here are three players that really need to step up to the plate...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your 2015 NFL Draft Class: Justin Hardy WR Atlanta Falcons

Justin Hardy WR East Carolina 5'11 190Fourth Round Pick Atlanta FalconsCombine Results: 32 1/8" arms, 10" hands, 4.56 40 yard dash, 11 bench reps, 36.5" vertical, 114" broad jump, 6.63 3 cone drill, 4.21 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Slipped to the fourth round of the draft because at a very deep position he doesn't have physical attributes that "wow" you on paper, lacks prototype...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons

After the crumbling of the Mike Smith regime, the rebuilding of the Atlanta Falcons seems to be going well thanks to Dan Quinn and Scott Pioli. On paper, it seems that the Falcons are going to be a much improved team in the 2015-2016 season. Too bad statistics on paper can be deceiving. Here are the five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons: You may also be interested...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley may not have a contract yet, but he's still at OTAs

If you want to see how badly Vic Beasley wanted to get on the field with his new team, look no further than this story from Vaughn McClure of ESPN. "Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Vic Beasley participated in Tuesday's organized team activities despite remaining unsigned." McClure explained. "The pass-rusher from Clemson is the only unsigned player among the team's seven draft...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman isn't ready to hand over the starting running back job

Rookie Tevin Coleman may be ready to try to grab the starting running back job for the Atlanta Falcons, but second-year back Devonta Freeman isn't just going to hand it over. As a matter of fact, he's been working harder than ever to make sure it remains his, according to Charles Odum of AP Sports (h/t Yahoo Sports). ''I take a lot of pride in that,'' Freeman said. ''This means a...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Julio Jones not worried about contract, will be at OTAs

If you need another reason to love Julio Jones, here you go. While other high profile players around the league are holding out through OTAs to make a statement about their contract situations, Jones will be present and ready for the start of the Falcons’ offseason program, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora’s Lavish, Medieval-Themed Mansion On Sale For $3M (Photos)

Osi Umenyiora is looking for a new home, both on and off the field. The British defensive end’s two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons expired after last season, and while Umenyiora could re-sign with the club, his latest activity on the real estate market suggests otherwise. The 33-year-old recently put his $3 million mansion in Sandy Springs, Ga., on the market, according...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons kick off OTAs with two possible key pieces missing on defense

The Atlanta Falcons begin Offseason Team Activities on Tuesday with much work to do on defense. But two absences may dictate just how much gets done, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbette. Rookie Vic Beasley, the team's first-round pick, and free agent addition Brooks Reed may not be present at the very start. Beasley still hasn't signed his rookie...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman set to split reps this season?

One of the most intriguing positional battles on the roster of the Atlanta Falcons comes at running back between Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Apparently, though, we may have already seen the outcome of the battle, as Vaughn McClure of ESPN reported that the Falcons are going to run a two-back system this coming season. While Coleman is expected to be an instant-impact rookie...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

Kyle Shanahan continues his tour around the league as an Offensive Coordinator, now extracted from the mess that was 2014 in Cleveland. He arrives on a Falcons team with a stocked cupboard, with questions about how his appointment as Dan Quinn’s OC will impact the fantasy production of the team’s stars. With veteran RB Steven Jackson released, how does the backfield mix shake...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Falcons, Packers, Panthers, & Saints

Falcons Vaughn McClure reports that Falcons OLB Brooks Reed suffered a “minor” groin injury that could keep him sidelined for the start of OTAs next week. Packers Rob Demovsky mentions that the Packers still have an open roster spot to add someone to their roster. Panthers David Newton of ESPN expects Mike Remmers to begin the offseason as the Panthers’ starting ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons should roll the dice on Ray Rice

It was just a few seasons ago when running back Steven Jackson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. After recording eight consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons in St. Louis, many thought his streak would continue in Atlanta. Sadly things didn’t work that way. Will Ray Rice play in 2015? Jackson lasted two seasons with Atlanta before being released by the team earlier this offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

Five Things To Make Atlanta Magically Feel Better ► I can't find my PS2 and play as the 2004 Atlanta Falcons and run all over people with Michael Vick. Here are five often overlooked things that bring a smile to my ... 5 ways to achieve deep playoff run in 2015 ► There has been a lot of change in Atlanta since the Falcons' season was emphatically finished by the Panthers...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Falcons Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Analyzing Matty Ice

Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sensational ever since the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. This selection would be a the beginning of a new era for the organization. The Matt Ryan era has been nice but what more can the Falcons do with him? Ryan went on to lead the Falcons to the playoffs that season, which led to a winning culture...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Falcons Veterans Most Affected by the Draft

1. Brooks Reed View image | gettyimages.com Brooks Reed is a talented outside linebacker, but isn’t much more than an intermediately talented pass rusher.  With Vic Beasley in town, people will expect less of Brooks Reed.  Also, Brooks Reed will have a better opportunity to be successful. Adding a second pass rusher will make it easier for Brooks Reed to get to the...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Is Bruce Irvin part of the future?

Will 2015 be Bruce Irvin’s last season in Seattle? Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks attended game 5 of the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks NBA Eastern Conference semifinals series on Wednesday. While there he was interviewed by Black Sports Online and was caught saying, “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready.” Wow, didn’t see that coming. Especially since...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent RB Steven Jackson Wants “To Be Part of a Winning Team”

Free agent running back Steven Jackson isn’t interested in retirement just yet. But he is picky about just where he would like to ply his trade in 2015. In speaking with ESPN’s Nick Wagoner on Wednesday, Jackson said his days as a mentor to rebuilding teams are over. Jackson, who spent nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Atlanta Falcons for the 2013 and 2014...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Teams in Atlanta Falcons History: Number Five

The 2010 Atlanta Falcons were neither a flashy team nor a dominating team, but they were a solid unit. They were solid enough to grind out 13 wins, an NFC South title, and the NFC’s top seed.The Falcons’ 2010 offense was stacked with talent. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 3,705 yards landing him in the top-ten for passing as well as earning him his first Pro Bowl selection.Wide...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign Tevin Coleman

The Atlanta Falcons have agree to terms with their 2015 third-round selection, Tevin Coleman. NFL.com and the Atlanta Falcons webpage (AtlantaFalcons.com), reported on the Tevin Coleman contract signing. Because of a less than stellar ground attack the past couple of seasons, along with a poor defense, the Atlanta Falcons have missed the playoffs each year. The front office of the...
Via EndZoneScore
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman vs. Tevin Coleman

A position battle is brewing in the Atlanta Falcon’s backfield. This battle was initiated when the Falcons selected former Indiana running back Tevin Coleman in the third round of last week’s draft. A few days after being drafted, Coleman practically guaranteed that he would be the starting running back come Week 1 of the 2015 season. In order to be the starter, however, Coleman...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the better showings in the 2015 NFL draft. But now their focus is on shoring up the wide receiver position for the long term. Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s next offseason priority is to figure out a new contract for receiver Julio Jones. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, have not yet engaged...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons DT Donte Rumph Homeless and Looking for a Second Chance

The Atlanta Falcons were spotlighted on HBO’s reality series “Hard Knocks” last season. Anyone privy to the show knows that the major focus is on rookies, including those not drafted into the league. For those who watched the series, you may remember former Falcons’ defensive tackle Donte Rumph, who earned the nickname “Cupcake” during OTA’s. The nickname itself stemmed...
Via Sportsnaut
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

The NFL is coming down hard on the Atlanta Falcons.   ESPN reported Monday that the Falcons are expected to lose a draft pick and team president Rich McKay will be suspended from the competition committee as punishment for piping in crowd noise at home games in recent seasons. Additionally, the NFL could also hit the Falcons with heavy fines, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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