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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith named as one of NFL’s 10 biggest turkeys

The NFL is a marketing machine, a network of television, online, print and other media platforms that push the league’s message at every turn. It’s a mechanism that churns out stars and makes average Joes household names. Most of the time, that’s a good thing; the league is promoting the game by highlighting the people who make it click. But it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes...
Via cover32 - Falcons
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is on the hot seat entering Week 13

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
Via cover32 - Falcons
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s very compelling newest quarterback ranking

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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ return home spoiled by Browns in 26-24 defeat

  Despite the loss, the Falcons are miraculously still in first place in the NFC South. (Brynn Anderson) I took more time than usual to put this recap together because I couldn’t figure out what to say about this Atlanta Falcons team. And it’s not as if there’s a shortage of things to say. Any unflattering adjective fits the bill. This team manages to find ways to weasel...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Faysal Shafaat, TE, Tennessee Chattanooga

Every year, NFL DraftDiamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview:...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons News and Notes: Dealing With Loss to the Browns

The Atlanta Falcons took a step back toward reality on Sunday with the last minute 26-24 loss to Cleveland in the Georgia Dome. Despite the 18th touchdown thrown by Matt Ryan and the play of Julio Jones, the Falcons could not extend their winning streak to three games and inch closer to .500.Oddly enough, Atlanta is 4-0 in the NFC South division and 0-7 against the rest of the NFL...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons coach admits mistakes in final minute

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded Monday that he ''didn't do the things that needed to be done to put our guys in the best position to win the game'' in a bitter loss to the Cleveland Browns. Smith faced intense criticism after calling a timeout with 55 seconds left before the Falcons called a low-percentage pass on third-and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Same Problems Cause Another Missed Opportunity for Atlanta

The lows continue to occur on a monthly basis for the Atlanta Falcons. In September, their defense allowed Teddy Bridgewater, Jerick McKinnon, and the Vikings offense to combine for 558 yards of total offense. Then in October, they allowed the Lions to go 70 yards downfield in forty seconds without any timeouts. Now they’ve managed to allow 463 total yards to the Browns, along...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Crowell Stumbles During His 2nd TD Run (Video)

Isaiah Crowell is having a great game thus far against the Atlanta Falcons.     The post Isaiah Crowell Stumbles During His 2nd TD Run (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones Scores First Touchdown Since Week Three

As bad as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have been playing this season if you drafted wide receiver Julio Jones it is hard not to insert the man in your fantasy line up. Guys as talented as him are capable of breaking out at any given time and could have an epic game when you least expect it.Against the Cleveland Browns he rewarded the fantasy owners that still had enough faith...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Week 12 NFL Pick

Cleveland Browns (6-4) at Atlanta Falcons (4-6) This is probably the game I have a least feel for this week. On one hand, the Browns are a little bit better than the Falcons and this line at 3 suggests that these two teams are even with homefield advantage. The Browns rank 17th in rate of moving the chains differential, moving the chains at a 70.40% rate, as opposed to 70.12% for...
Via The Football Fan Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Steven Jackson, Julio Jones, Robert Alford

After missing practice Thursday because of illness, Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice Friday. Both are listed as "probable" on the team's official injury report. <div class="getty embed image" style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Activate WR Drew Davis From PUP List, Cut WR Freddie Martino

The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they have activated WR Drew Davis from the physically unable to perform list and waived WR Freddie Martino. Davis, 25, returned to practice a few weeks ago after he was forced to begin the 2014 season the PUP list Davis, due to foot injury that required surgery during the summer. Davis signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign veteran linebacker James Anderson

Today the Atlanta Falcons signed former Tennessee Titan linebacker James Anderson. Anderson is a very solid veteran who has spent time with Carolina, Chicago, New England and recently the Titans. @BradBiggs: Former #Bears LB James Anderson has been signed by #Falcons Anderson will add much needed veteran leadership to the Falcons linebacker core. Do you […] The post Falcons sign...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have the best offensive line in the NFL?

Recently Robert Griffin III got into hot water over some comments he made about his Washington Redskins teammates. In essence Griffin said that quarterbacks don’t play well unless their teammates help out. Some people might read that as Griffin throwing his teammates under the bus, but he’s not completely wrong. If you don’t think having great teammates matters then try throwing...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fallout: NFL Week 11

QBs In a week where Peyton Manning and Tom Brady fell to the middle of the pack in fantasy QB values, my Matt Ryan and RGIII picks don’t look THAT bad...especially compared to QBs of similar status. I tried to WILL Matty Ice to a stellar performance, but the Falcon offense continues to stumble over itself.  RGIII missed DeSean Jackson on THREE go routes and then talked himself...
Via Football By Football
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons lead NFC South despite 4-6 record

There was no way this was happening again. The Atlanta Falcons were up 19-17 in the waning seconds of Sunday’s game at Carolina. As Panthers kicker Graham Gano lined up on the 46-yard line to attempt a 63-yard field goal to cap yet another Falcons’ blown lead in the fourth quarter, Falcons’ fans had all but happy thoughts in their heads. It’s blocked. Rookie defensive lineman...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Updates: Jonathan Babineaux, Robert Alford, Antone Smith

The Atlanta Falcons had a rough game injury-wise Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.  The injuries tainted the victory which launched the Falcons into first-place in the NFC South.  Early in the first-quarter starting corner back Robert Alford suffered a wrist injury and did not return to the game. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday that Alford is likely to miss two to four weeks...
Via NFL Injury Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White joins NFL's 10,000-yard receiving club

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Week 11 in the NFL kicked off, there were 41 members of the 10,000-yard receiving club in the history of the league. Welcome Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White as the group's 42nd member. As he sat with 9,927 receiving yards, White needed 73 yards to join the club. White caught an 11-yard pass from Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter as the Falcons were...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Devin Hester, Harry Douglas, Josh Wilson

Atlanta Falcons starting CB Josh Wilson (ankle) and wide receivers Devin Hester (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are all listed as questionable going into Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons (3-6) are considered second in the NFC South and could be potentially tied for first place with New Orleans if the Saints lose their game against Cincinnati on Sunday...
Via NFL Injury Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons snap losing streak, remain alive in playoff hunt

The Atlanta Falcons (3-6) put an end to their five-game losing streak on Sunday, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-17 to sweep the division series and surprisingly keep their playoff hopes alive. Heading into this NFL Sunday, the Saints were atop the division standings with a record of 4-4, followed by the Panthers at 3-5-1. The Falcons and Bucs rounded out the division with records...
Via isportsweb.com
16 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
October 27, 2014  |  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
October 27, 2014  |  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
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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