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Falcons Dark Horse MVP Candidate: The Punter

Hang Time! Boy, I miss Dick Butkus.But never mind the former TV show on NBC during the late 90's, the Atlanta Falcons have their own spin off that might just be the giving factor in sealing some key wins during their 2015 regular season.This is Matt Bosher, the Falcons punter. In 2014, he led the entire league in 'hang time' during punts in play, which made it an absolute nightmare...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn's motivational tactics are a welcomed change in Atlanta

Dan Quinn has been, well, different for the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn has the type of energy that you love to see from a head coach, and apparently, the players and owner Arthur Blank, are absolutely loving it. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN explains, Blank had nothing but great things to say about how Atlanta's practices have played out to this point. "I think you get the most out of people...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Justin Hardy is about to have his breakout game

Justin Hardy is coming into his own during the preseason. He looks good so far with seven receptions for almost 100 yards (94 to be exact). AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the playoffs Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier fan bases QB Rankings: How the 32 starters would react to getting benched He is averaging 13...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Reinstates Falcons President Rich McKay As Competition Committee Chairman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL’s powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games. Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision after meeting with McKay in New York on Wednesday, according to...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rex Grossman Reaches One-Year Deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have reached a one-year agreement with quarterback Rex Grossman.Grossman, drafted out of Florida by the Bears in 2003, went on to start 31 games over six seasons. During the 2006 campaign Grossman started all 16 games and passed for 3,193 yards and 23 touchdowns as he led the Bears to their first super bowl appearance since 1985.More...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Sign QB Rex Grossman

With two preseason games left before the 2015 NFL season kicks off, the Atlanta Falcons have signed 35-year-old QB Rex Grossman to a one-year, $1...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Atlanta Falcons can’t overlook the Buccaneers

Last season, the Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice. In their first matchup, the Falcons won 56-14. Yup, they beat the breaks off of the Buccaneers. It won’t be that way this season. The Buccaneers proved that they are a different team by beating the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night’s preseason game. Even though the Buccaneers ended last season with a 2-14 record,...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive/Injured RB Evan Royster

The Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured RB Evan Royster to make room for QB Rex Grossman, according to Vaughn McClure. The Falcons just signed Royster to a contract a few weeks ago, but they apparently wanted to add even more depth at the quarterback position to evaluate. Royster, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Redskins back ... The post Falcons Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Falcons contract talks stalling significantly

Julio Jones is set to hit free agency following this season, and the Atlanta Falcons were hoping to get a new long-term deal done with him before the 2015 season kicked off. That doesn’t appear all that likely at this point in time, especially with the news that the two sides are stalling in contract discussions. Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic today re: Julio...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons kicking the tires on Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons currently have quarterback Rex Grossman at team facilities for a workout and physical. Grossman didn’t play at all last year and hasn’t started a game since 2011, but he does have familiarity with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s system. They were together in Washington and then again last year during camp in Cleveland. Falcons head coach...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why this season will be special for the Atlanta Falcons

The secret is starting to get out of Atlanta. Usually people, outside of real Falcons fanatics, know that Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are pretty good football players but that is about all. Lately, there are a few others that are taking notice, however reluctantly. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones close to new deal, owner says he needs a new car

Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank says the team is close to signing a contract extension for wide receiver Julio Jones, who needs the cash to purchase a new car. “Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones is close to signing ‘one of the major contracts in the NFL‘ with the Falcons, team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday (h/t al.com). The former Alabama standout needs to...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South QB Rankings: Where Does Matt Ryan Rank?

NFC South QB Ranking: 2 Read Full NFC South QB Rankings While Matt Ryan is arguably one of the best pocket passers in the NFL. Ryan threw for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014 with a 66.1% completion rate. The Falcons QB also threw 14 interceptions in 2014. For the past several seasons, Ryan has had to deal with a shaky offensive line, but his performance has still been up...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn praises the chemistry between Vic Beasley, Adrian Clayborn

While the Atlanta Falcons have struggled mightily to find a pass rush in recent seasons, it seems that their 2015 offseason moves may save the day this year. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN reported, the Falcons have ranked No. 25 or lower in sacks per pass play over the past five seasons. He also pointed out the praise that head coach Dan Quinn fired in the direction of young rushers...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons new home will be known as Mercedes-Benz Stadium

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival. Mercedes-Benz, which already has its name on the New Orleans Superdome, was announced as the title sponsor of Atlanta's $1.4 billion stadium on Monday. Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the company signed a 27-year agreement for the name Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Two...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White’s surgery could have him slipping to the third receiver slot

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is expected to have a minor surgery to clean up some loose particles in his elbow, and it could potentially have an impact on his spot in the lineup. While he reportedly is on course to return in time for the Week 1 season opener, the 33-year old wide receiver could be taking a backseat to wideout Leonard Hankerson. Reunited with his offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Makes A Great Case To Be More Involved With Atlanta Falcons Game Plan

Devin Hester is a game-changer. He is the kind of guy that has the potential to turn any play in to a touchdown. He has proven time and time again that he has that kind of speed and talent. Yet, for some reason the Falcons have not made use of his skills a whole lot. He's been trying to lobby the team to let him get his hands on the ball more.Friday night he did the best thing he...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Army Fullback Collin Mooney Gives Atlanta Falcons Offense Huge Boost With 60-Yard Pass Play

No one was probably smiling as much as Collin Mooney was after the Atlanta Falcons-New York Jets preseason game Friday night. His team lost so you could say that he should not have been smiling at all, but he is a rarity in the NFL--a Service Academy graduate that is actually playing in the NFL. That alone is reason to smile.He got another one during the game when he took a Matt...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who to Watch: Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets

Justin Hardy: Hardy had some mixed results his first game against the Titans. Although he finished the game with a handful of nice catches and added 41 yards receiving he did most of his damage against the Tennessee back ups. He also dropped a couple of balls, one that led to an interception. Despite a few mistakes in his first NFL game, Hardy has earned praise from the likes of...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 82: A Ryan's dealt

On Thursday's episode of the Fantasy Football Helpers podcast, we mention Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and why he's a strong QB choice in DraftKings.com first ever $10 million contest. That's right. They're giving away $10 million total with $2 million going to the first place finisher. Link to original photo  
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Key takeaways from the preseason opener

The Atlanta Falcons kicked off their first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Aug. 14th, and while the Falcons looked very impressive with the 31 to 24 victory, fans should hold celebrations to a minimum. Not to take anything away from the win, but we have to keep in mind that 1) this is a preseason game 2) a game that was played against a very bad Titans team and 3) quarterbacking...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Tevin Coleman owners be worried?

I am a huge, huge fan of Tevin Coleman. I think the guy will become a stud, and bring back the star power to the running back position for the Atlanta Falcons. However, a hamstring injury and a position battle may make fantasy owners think twice. Falcons RB Davonta Freeman injured hamstring today at practice and didn’t return. Rookie RB Tevin Coleman already nursing hamstring...
Via EndZoneScore
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Red Lightning has officially made the jump to the NFL. The former Florida State ball boy, whose real name is Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, joined the Atlanta Falcons this week as an equipment intern for the summer. Many of you were already became familiar with Red Lightning after he gained internet fame by enthusiastically sprinting up and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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