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  • Earl Mitchell signs with 49ers

    Earl Mitchell signs with 49ers

    The 49ers have signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. Per the report, Mitchell will sign a contract worth $16 million over the four years and will get $5.5 million in 2017. Mitchell was released last week by the Dolphins, who cut him instead of paying him $4…
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  • Mohamed Sanu: Fourth quarter collapse won’t be our legacy

    Mohamed Sanu: Fourth quarter collapse won’t be our legacy

    Shortly after the Super Bowl, former NFL coach Kevin Gilbride stopped by PFT Live and told us that it can take a long time for an NFL team to get over a playoff collapse. Gilbride has first-hand experience on that front as he was the offensive coordinator for the 1992 Oilers when they blew a…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 10:34am -
  • Voice of the Crimson Tide thinks Saban is staying put, permanently

    Voice of the Crimson Tide thinks Saban is staying put, permanently

    Wednesday’s PFT Live included a visit from Eli Gold, the long-time voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Gold addressed, among other things, the incoming NFL class of Alabama players and the hiring of former Alabama assistant Steve Sarkisian by the Falcons. Along the way, I asked Gold about the possibility that the man who once…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:51pm -
  • Kyle Shanahan may bring Jacob Tamme with him to San Francisco

    Kyle Shanahan may bring Jacob Tamme with him to San Francisco

    Jacob Tamme hits free agency after a disappointing 2016 season in Atlanta, in which he caught just 22 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before spending the second half of the season on injured reserve. But that doesn’t mean the soon-to-be 32-year-old tight end won’t have teams vying for his services. Tamme signing with…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 9:37am -
  • Earl Mitchell lining up visits with teams

    Earl Mitchell lining up visits with teams

    Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released by the Dolphins last Thursday in a move that saves Miami some money under the cap and gives Mitchell a jump on free agents when it comes to landing a new job. It looks like he should be in good position to do that. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 5:07am -
  • Charlie Weis Jr., Kyle Flood among new Falcons coaches

    Charlie Weis Jr., Kyle Flood among new Falcons coaches

    The Falcons coaching staff lost both coordinators and several other assistants in the wake of their Super Bowl loss and they moved quickly to fill the most prominent openings. They’ve now filled out the lower rungs of Dan Quinn’s staff as well and the team announced the completion of their coaching staff moves on Friday…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:19am -
  • Jared Goff working out with quarterback tutors

    Jared Goff working out with quarterback tutors

    It worked out pretty well for Matt Ryan, so it probably can’t hurt Jared Goff. The Rams quarterback has started working with quarterback tutors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux this offseason, adding him to a group of pupils which includes the reigning MVP. And Ryan’s old quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, who was just hired as the…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 4:08am -
  • Atlanta zoo loses bet, names animal after Tom Brady, gets last laugh

    Atlanta zoo loses bet, names animal after Tom Brady, gets last laugh

    Tom Brady may well play forever. Which makes sense, considering his namesake may be the guy who lives through a nuclear holocaust. After losing a rather clever zoo bet (unlike the always awful mayor bets) on the Super Bowl, an Atlanta zoo had to name one of its baby animals after the Patriots quarterback, according to…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:34am -
  • Roddy White tees off on Kyle Shanahan, again

    Roddy White tees off on Kyle Shanahan, again

    Former Falcons receiver Roddy White wasn’t a Falcons receiver in 2016 due in part to his failure to accept not getting the ball as much as he wanted it in the Kyle Shanahan offense. As White tells it in the aftermath of Super Bowl LI, however, White would have not wanted the ball at all…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 4:46am -
  • Taylor Gabriel wants to remain with Falcons forever

    Taylor Gabriel wants to remain with Falcons forever

    The Cleveland Browns’ trash became the Atlanta Falcons’ treasure. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel caught 35 passes for 579 yards with six touchdowns after joining the Falcons in September. His addition provided Matt Ryan with a speed receiver to supplement an already strong Falcons’ receiving corps. Gabriel will be a restricted free agent next month but…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 11:21pm -

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  • Jacob Tamme Would Like to Stay with the Falcons; But May Leave for the Niners

    Jacob Tamme Would Like to Stay with the Falcons; But May Leave for the Niners

    Jacob Tamme could be a factor in the Falcons’ future under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Or Tamme could end up helping his old coordinator establish the offense in new surroundings, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Tamme, a veteran tight end who turns 32 next month, is one of 17 Falcons set to become unrestricted […]The post Jacob Tamme Would Like to Stay with the Falcons; But May Leave for the Niners appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:01am -
  • WR Taylor Gabriel Wants to Stay a Falcon for Life

    WR Taylor Gabriel Wants to Stay a Falcon for Life

    Taylor Gabriel wants to continue his career with the Falcons. The feeling from the team is mutual, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. The wide receiver is a restricted free agent, meaning the Falcons have the upper hand with him even if another team has the intent to sign him to an offer sheet. However, it […]The post WR Taylor Gabriel Wants to Stay a Falcon for Life appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 11 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 10:59am -
  • Falcons Considering Making Marquand Manuel New Defensive Coordinator

    Falcons Considering Making Marquand Manuel New Defensive Coordinator

    The Falcons are strongly considering secondary coach Marquand Manuel to become their next defensive coordinator, sources told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com on Wednesday. The Falcons confirmed on Wednesday that they would not retain defensive coordinator Richard Smith or defensive line coach Bryan Cox. The team said Smith could return in an advisory role but that […]The post Falcons Considering Making Marquand Manuel New Defensive Coordinator appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 18 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 10:49am -
  • Julio Jones Says Falcons Won’t Have a Super Bowl Letdown Despite Collapse

    Julio Jones Says Falcons Won’t Have a Super Bowl Letdown Despite Collapse

    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had four receptions for 87 yards in the Falcons stunning overtime loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Jones wouldn’t reveal much about how much pain he fought through, only hinting that sitting out was never an option, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports. There was a Super […]The post Julio Jones Says Falcons Won’t Have a Super Bowl Letdown Despite Collapse appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 19 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 2:26pm -
  • De’Vondre Campbell Opens Up on Falcons Second Half Defense – “Got Away From Our Fundamentals”

    De’Vondre Campbell Opens Up on Falcons Second Half Defense – “Got Away From Our Fundamentals”

    The Falcons squandered a 25-point lead to Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. After holding the Pats to three first-half points, Dan Quinn’s defense surrendered 31 in the second half and overtime. Rookie linebacker De’Vondre Campbell said the Falcons’ D lost a little bit of their edge in the second half, as […]The post De’Vondre Campbell Opens Up on Falcons Second Half Defense – “Got Away From Our Fundamentals” appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 20 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 1:53pm -
  • Depressing Sight: Falcons Super Bowl Winning Merchandise Being Taken off the Shelves

    Depressing Sight: Falcons Super Bowl Winning Merchandise Being Taken off the Shelves

    Ugh. Falcons fans continue to spend today like a hangover after the worst night of drinking ever, not able to even come close to shaking out of the funk of losing a 25-point second half lead to lose the Super Bowl to the Patriots. One disgusting aspect is what happens to the merch that was […]The post Depressing Sight: Falcons Super Bowl Winning Merchandise Being Taken off the Shelves appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Worst Ever: Not Much Else Can Be Said About Falcons 25-Point Letdown to Lose Super Bowl to Patriots

    Worst Ever: Not Much Else Can Be Said About Falcons 25-Point Letdown to Lose Super Bowl to Patriots

    The parades were already being planned, people were getting out their credit cards to order shirts and hats, and it looked like the Falcons were more than ready to celebrate their first NFL Championship. Then, as quickly as they built a 28-9 lead, it all fell apart, and in the end, the Falcons wilted like […]The post Worst Ever: Not Much Else Can Be Said About Falcons 25-Point Letdown to Lose Super Bowl to Patriots appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan Temporarily Loses Playbook with Super Bowl Game Plan

    Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan Temporarily Loses Playbook with Super Bowl Game Plan

    Kyle Shanahan, the offensive coordinator who led the Falcons to the eighth-highest-scoring season in NFL annals, lost his backpack on Monday while speaking with media members — a backpack containing his team’s Super Bowl game plan, Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, Shanahan was scurrying to find […]The post Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan Temporarily Loses Playbook with Super Bowl Game Plan appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Kyle Shanahan Says Patriots Defense the Best Falcons Have Seen in 2017

    Kyle Shanahan Says Patriots Defense the Best Falcons Have Seen in 2017

    Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the architect behind the NFL’s top-scoring offense, emphasized the tough challenge ahead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Shanahan was asked about some of the criticism the Patriots have received despite boasting the league’s top scoring defense this season, giving up only […]The post Kyle Shanahan Says Patriots Defense the Best Falcons Have Seen in 2017 appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 2:09pm -
  • Packers at Falcons Thursday NFC Title Game Injury Report

    Packers at Falcons Thursday NFC Title Game Injury Report

    GREEN BAY PACKERS   Practice Report   DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE   Wednesday WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), K Mason Crosby (illness), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)   Thursday WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S […]The post Packers at Falcons Thursday NFC Title Game Injury Report appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • 5 questions Falcons must answer after Super Bowl collapse
    The Atlanta Falcons had a 25-point lead and needed to navigate only 17-plus minutes in order defeat the New England Patriots and win Super Bowl LI. And given the way the game had gone to that point, fans in the ATL had already begun celebrating.But fate had a different plan and suddenly the Falcons found themselves on the wrong side of history.The Patriots would go on to score 31 unanswered points, including a game-winning touchdown courtesy of running back James White in overtime. The Falcons were understandably crushed.How did Atlanta snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Well, here are fi…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:20pm -
  • Falcons GM is confident team can sign Devonta Freeman to long-term deal
    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was one of the primary reasons their offense finished No. 1 in the NFL in scoring this past season. Now coming off his third season in the NFL, Freeman was also one of the key cogs that helped Atlanta earn a spot Super Bowl LI.Though, Freeman himself is entering a contract year and surely wants to get paid like the electric player he is.It was just recently — in the lead up to the Super Bowl — that Freeman’s agent called for him to receive “elite pay” from the Falcons on a new contract (more on that here).While that surely wasn’t good ti…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 4:15pm -
  • The Mulligan: Why Matt Ryan deserves a Super Bowl do-over
    Welcome to The Mulligan, where we examine the athletes, coaches, teams, referees, oddsmakers or anyone else in sports who should get a do-over for a bad beat that might not have been entirely in their control. This week, we look at Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s Super Bowl effort and why he deserves a mulligan for that game.Matt Ryan. He’s the NFL MVP and the greatest quarterback in Atlanta Falcons history. He was the third pick in the draft, a first team All-American, and scored an impressive 32 on the Wonderlic exam. But his team was up 28-3 in the Super Bowl and they lost in overtime.…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 2:17pm -
  • Alabama OL throws shade at Steve Sarkisian
    Alabama offensive lineman Alphonese Taylor threw some shade at Steve Sarkisian on the offensive coordinator’s way out the door.Sarkisian accepted a job as the new offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Tuesday. Sark is leaving Alabama, where he was an offensive analyst last season before being promoted to offensive coordinator for the National Championship Game. Sarkisian was set to assume the Crimson Tide OC role in place of Lane Kiffin, who took the FAU head coaching job.Here’s what Taylor tweeted in response to the Falcons announcing the hiring of Sarkisian:…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 1:54pm -
  • Dan Quinn: No regrets over calls made down stretch in Super Bowl LI
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was in command of the biggest Super Bowl meltdown in history, but he remains convinced he made the right calls down the stretch.“Dan Quinn said he doesn’t regret the calls after reviewing the Super Bowl film. He regrets the outcome of those plays,” ESPN’s Vaughn McClure passed along.It’s hard to take this comment at face value.Atlanta’s defense was absolutely shredded during the second half of Super Bowl LI and into overtime. Tom Brady was surgical after a rough start, and it was clear New England made necessary adjustments to combat what the Fa…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 11:04am -
  • Nick Saban comments on Steve Sarkisian landing with Falcons
    After spending less than two months with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Steve Sarkisian is leaving Nick Saban’s program to join the Atlanta Falcons.Not long after the news broke that the Falcons were hiring Sarkisian, Saban issued a statement in response.“We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did for our program during his time here,” Saban said in a statement, per AL.com. “He is an outstanding coach, and we wish him the best in his new role as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. As always, when we have an opening on our staff, we will use it as an opportunity to go out and hire the best coach a…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 10:38am -
  • Report: Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban relationship ‘deteriorated’ this past month
    In one of the most shocking moves we’ve seen in quite some time around the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons signed Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. One of the reasons this was such unbelievable news was that Sarkisian was named Alabama’s offensive coordinator just one month ago to replace Lane Kiffin.More news is coming out on this that helps us understand how this came about.According to Morgan Moriarty of SB Nation, Nick Saban and Sarkisian’s relationship “deteriorated amid disagreements of ‘system philosophy'” to the point where “both parties planned to move on…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 10:20am -
  • Falcons coaches finding out about Steve Sarkisian hire via the media
    In this age of instant information, it seems players and coaches need to get used to finding out about big moves via the media, rather than in house with their teams. This appears to be the case for Atlanta Falcons coaches, who are learning through the media, rather than their own team, that Steve Sarkisian is being hired to replace new San Francisco 49ers head coach, Kyle Shanahan. It’s becoming almost impossible to keep these types of moves quiet these days. Leaks are prevalent, and this isn’t the first time recently that this type of thing has happened, nor is it the most egregious inst…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 9:11am -
  • Report: Steve Sarkisian to be named Falcons offensive coordinator
    In a move about as stunning as the John Lynch hire in San Francisco, word is coming out now that the Atlanta Falcons are set to hire Steve Sarkisian as the new offensive coordinator to replace Kyle Shanahan. Sarkisian had been out of football since being dismissed by USC in the wake of alcohol-related incidents in 2015 before landing a gig with Alabama this past fall. He replaced Lane Kiffen for the College Football Playoff Championship Game and was set to remain in that position for the upcoming 2017 season.But now he’s apparently headed to Atlanta to pick up where Shanahan left off as the…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:42am -
  • Tom Brady trolls himself for missed tackle in Super Bowl LI (pics)
    Things couldn’t have been going worse for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI when Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford returned a Tom Brady interception 82 yards for a touchdown to take a commanding 21-0 lead.Brady actually had a shot at tackling Alford but came up short as the speedy corner whizzed by his diving attempt. While it was a dire moment that seemingly spelled doom for the Patriots, it was not to be as the Falcons inexplicably blew a 25-point lead and lost in overtime. With another Super Bowl title in hand, Brady not surprisingly can look back on the play now with a sen…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:28am -

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  • 6th Annual Falcons Cage Full Mock Draft Competition

    6th Annual Falcons Cage Full Mock Draft Competition

    Time to Get Those Mocks InClowney's Coming - Prepare Yourself!!! (Getty)It’s that time Ladies and Gents………our 6th Annual Cage Mock Draft Competition!!! Hard to believe it’s been 6 years. Time flies when you’re having fun. Sorry for the delay on getting it up, but it times out perfectly with the draft FINALLY only a week away. Seems like eons ago since the Falcons ended their season in misery with Matt Ryan getting sacked an eye-gouging 10 times in one football game. That came at the hands of our bitter rivals that wrapped up a 1-5 record in the NFC South. Just remembering the las…
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  • Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    Fans Anxious as Draft Draws CloseIs It Inevitable? (AJC)The “2014 NFL Draft Spreadsheet” is still in the works, but should be finished very soon. It will certainly be done in plenty of time for the draft. Aiming for early next week at the latest. And don’t look now, but the countdown is officially under a month to go (22 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes, but who’s counting) until the NFL Draft commences. Even though it was painful to hear that the NFL moved it back two weeks, it’s seemed to sneak up a little bit this year, so the heads of the NFL 4th Arm of Government must be very please…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    Should Be “When,” Not “If” Falcons Go OLWill Robinson Be Headed to ATL? (AJC)Deciding which respective line, offensive or defensive, has been worse the last 6 years is an impossible argument. The pass rush has been miserable and the offensive line has been wretched. The pass rush has been nonexistent for some time and it’s almost been accepted by most fans. The offensive line has had it’s ups and downs, but they’ve been good enough, a few times at least, to get the Falcons in the playoffs and generally good enough to be one of the better teams in the NFC. Until last year of cou…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Biggest Holes – Post Free Agency

    Atlanta Falcons Biggest Holes – Post Free Agency

    Still Plenty of Holes after Free Agent SigningsHester's Nice, but Needs Role on O (AJC)The Falcons added a total of 5 new free agents and have filled some of the gaps in a roster that went 4-12, but they’ve also created a few more that weren’t originally there. They also have some major concerns in terms of depth at many positions as well. There may be a few more small additions between now and the draft, but nothing more than some lesser, depth signings. The Falcons have brought in NT Paul Soliai, DE Tyson Jackson, RG Jon Asamoah, CB Javier Arenas, and KR/PR Devin Hester. That likely re…
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  • Your Thoughts on Atlanta Falcons Free Agency

    Your Thoughts on Atlanta Falcons Free Agency

    What’s Your Take on Falcon’s Move to DateWelcome, Welcome Mr. Soliai!! (AJC)The Falcons struck quickly in free agency, locking up three major pieces along both lines, definitely adding some beef and girth and, hopefully, some toughness as well. The front office’s buzz words for this off-season are “recalibration” and “grittiness.” They seemed to follow that theme in the beginning, but there remains just as many questions about the 2014 version as there are holes on the current roster. This from a team that was a true bottom dweller in 2013. It’s a decent start, but there’s…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Potential Free Agents

    Atlanta Falcons Potential Free Agents

    How Active will Falcons Be in 2014?One of Few Great FA Signings (AJC)(Part 3 of Thomas Dimitroff’s Moves will Come After Free Agency)With a little over a week away until the free agency bonanza hits, the Falcons actually seemed more poise to make moves than they had in quite a long time. That could be a good thing (Michael Turner), a bad thing (Osi Umenyiora, Steven Jackson), or something to give fans nightmares as they head to sleep (Dunta Robinson, Ray Edwards). The Falcons haven’t made many moves in free agency because they’ve recently focused on keeping their own and not needing t…
    - 9 Mar 14, 10:15am -
  • Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Open Thread

    Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Open Thread

    A Few Transactions as Free Agency NearsSnelling will be missed (AJC)(((Finishing up new Comprehensive Free Agent post, but wanted to get a new thread up as Free Agency draws close)))After a decent lull following the Super Bowl, the NFL is ready to burst to life once again. This is particularly true for fans of a team that had given up most hope around the midpoint of the season. The Falcons have been relatively quiet in free agency the last few years and it appears that will change this off-season. Whether it be due to the fact that the Falcons simply have tons of holes to fill or that job…
    - 5 Mar 14, 7:53pm -
  • Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2010-2011 (Part 2)

    Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2010-2011 (Part 2)

    Comprehensive Analysis of Dimitroff’s Moves, 2010-2011Dimitroff Over the Years (AJC)After a general manager has been with a team for several years, the best analysis that can be done is to look at every move over their tenure and see if it was great, good, bad, or terrible. Obviously, the GM’s that have more hits than misses, like Schneider, Ozzie Newsome, Jerry Reese, and Ted Thompson before him, give their teamsC the best chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Dimitroff has constructed a team that has made the playoffs 4 out of 6 years, held the #1 NFC seed twice, and hosted an NFC Title…
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  • Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2008-2009 (Part 1)

    Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2008-2009 (Part 1)

    A Comprehensive Analysis of Dimitroff’s Moves, 2008-09Detailed Look at TD's Moves (AJC)*****Part 1 in a 3 Part Series on All of Dimitroff’s Moves as Falcons GM*****As fans get geared up for the 2014 off-season and all the action that follows, the front office and coaching staff have a lot at stake in trying to correct the nightmare of 2013. There’s plenty of time before free agency starts and even longer until the draft kicks off. That provides a good opportunity to look every aspect of the Falcons organization the last 6 years: the good, the bad, and the really ugly.Not Exactly Patr…
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  • Falcons – Seahawks take Divergent Paths from 2012/13 Playoffs

    Falcons – Seahawks take Divergent Paths from 2012/13 Playoffs

    One’s a Super Bowl Champ; The Other Won 4 GamesThe Seattle Seahawks finish the 2013 NFL season as the Super Bowl Champions. All Falcons fans could do was wonder how the Seahawks made it look so darn easy. Many also probably didn’t actually believe that it was the Falcons who beat the Seahawks in last year’s playoffs. Yes, it did happen, even though it’s impossible to believe after Seattle’s team hoist the prized Lombardi. On the most obvious level, the two teams couldn’t be farther apart. One just won the Super Bowl in one of the biggest lopsided blowouts in recent memory. The Fa…
    - 6 Feb 14, 8:51pm -

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  • newQBs Gustafson, Nelson work hard to improve draft stock (The Associated Press)
    Brady Gustafson sits in a conference room at Test Football Academy and breaks down film with former NFL quarterback Scott Brunner. How did Matt Ryan make that throw to Julio Jones? What defensive coverage did Tom Brady see on this touchdown pass?
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  • NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says there is "no doubt" he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season despite undergoing the third back surgery of his career. "Yes, for sure," Gronkowski told Cari Champion on ESPN when asked if he expects to play in Week 1. "No doubt." Gronkowski, who underwent season-ending back surgery in December, played only eight games during the 2016 season after missing time with a hamstring injury and bruised lung.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 17, 4:07pm -
  • Giants' punishment for illegal walkie talkie use is ... dropping 10 spots in the fourth round? (Shutdown Corner)
    When the NFL announced its compensatory picks on Friday, it also closed the book on the New York Giants illegally using walkie talkies during a win over the Dallas Cowboys last season. The Giants dropped 10 spots in the fourth round, from pick No. 130 to pick No. 140. By that point in the fourth round, it’s quite possible whoever the Giants wanted at 130 will still be on the board at 140.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 17, 3:15pm -
  • Jalen Robinette both a cadet and NFL hopeful (The Associated Press)
    Except for the few who already have donned cap and gown, most of the 330 prospects heading to the NFL Combine next week have put their pursuits of a college degree on hold so they can focus on their football futures. The Air Force cadet and NFL hopeful who led the nation in yards per catch last year is carrying six courses while working out with ex-Stanford star Christian McCaffrey and 27 other pro football hopefuls at the Landow Performance training facility in suburban Denver. ''I'm a 23-year-old student in the dorm room,'' said Robinette, who makes the roughly 100-mile round-trip commute…
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  • Aaron Rodgers weighs in: Tom Brady is the GOAT (Shutdown Corner)
    To a fair number of NFL followers, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league at the position right now. Chatting from the golf course at this month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” Rodgers addressed Super Bowl LI, which of course saw Brady and the New England Patriots post a historic comeback for the franchise’s fifth championship.
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  • Gronk on Roger Goodell visiting Patriots: 'I don't even think he can even land in the airport' (Shutdown Corner)
    One fallout of the New England Patriots storming back to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI is that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell likely will be compelled to visit Foxborough for the season-opening game in 2017. It’s something Goodell hasn’t done since the game that launched deflate-gate — the 2014 AFC title game there against the Indianapolis Colts — more than two years ago. Goodell’s two-year saga with Tom Brady culminated in Houston with the commissioner shaking the quarterback’s hand after his epic comeback.
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  • Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass (The Associated Press)
    A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots' star quarterback and the ''Deflategate'' suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. ''The Tom Brady movie is such a bad idea! The dude is so uninteresting and has everything,'' said Trevor Twidwell, a Kansas City Chiefs fan from Tucson, Arizona, capturing dislike for Brady and the Patriots outside New England. Bestselling author Casey Sherman and Boston writer Dave Wedge are collaborating on the book under the working title ''Let's Go!'' - Brady's rallying cry.
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  • Lions sign offensive tackle Pierce Burton (The Associated Press)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Pierce Burton.
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  • Tuesday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)
    With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Jim Buss also was dismissed as the Lakers' executive vice president of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling team's front office.
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  • Value of Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey listed as $500K (The Associated Press)
    The value of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report. The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day after the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. A Houston police officer was stationed outside the locker room on the day of the game, but access to the location was controlled by Patriots team security.
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  • 2017 free agency: The Falcons are not going to franchise tag anyone

    2017 free agency: The Falcons are not going to franchise tag anyone

    Atlanta doesn’t have a free agent worth throwing a massive one year deal at. If you have a player worth franchising, the franchise tag can keep that player around at the cost of an enormous number of dollars and no long-term commitment. The last time the Falcons used the franchise tag was way back in 2012 to keep Brent Grimes around, which didn’t wind up going particularly well for either party. Before that, they used it a couple of times early in Thomas Dimitroff’s tenure, but in general, this hasn’t been something the Falcons have relied heavily on to get things done. With no…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Scouting Report: DE Jordan Willis, Kansas State

    Scouting Report: DE Jordan Willis, Kansas State

    Here is an in-depth look at another potential Falcon via the 2017 NFL Draft, DE Jordan Willis When it comes to rushing the passer, you need a deep, diverse arsenal. Getting to the quarterback in waves can dictate so much of what you are able to do on defense. That is what Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is trying to implement in Flowery Branch, Georgia. One facet that fascinates me about the Falcons 4-3 Under defensive scheme is the diversification that is the defensive line. By now, you should know the basics of the 4-3 Under front: four defensive linemen along with three linebac…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:00am -
  • The NFL wants a speedier game, so here’s 19 ideas for getting there

    The NFL wants a speedier game, so here’s 19 ideas for getting there

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME [shorter and more efficiently-conducted] FOOTBALL?!?!? Last week, it was reported that the NFL met with CBS to discuss speeding up football games next season. This follows on the heels of Roger Goodell acknowledging before the Super Bowl that the league is in the process of exploring ways to speed up game action:“There are a number of things we think we can shorten the management of the game, to focus less on stoppages and more on action,” Goodell said.Goodell said that, based on early input, the NFL...expects “to see a lot of changes this offseason” in…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:00am -
  • Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft: Bolstering the trenches

    Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft: Bolstering the trenches

    Each week, we’ll draft all seven rounds using Fanspeak’s mock draft simulator. This time, we dedicate the majority of the Falcons’ picks to shoring up the offensive and defensive lines. We’re full-steam ahead into draft season, with the NFL Combine only a little over a week away. The draft class is beginning to take shape and the top players are beginning to distance themselves. While there’s still plenty of movement to come—particularly after the Combine testing and free agency—we’re starting to get a clearer picture of who some interesting targets might be for the Falco…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Get a grip football fans, the Atlanta Falcons won’t be trading for Von Miller

    Get a grip football fans, the Atlanta Falcons won’t be trading for Von Miller

    Fact: Von Miller prefers a tropical air freshener The Atlanta Falcons pass rush is a work in progress. Heck, it’s been a work in progress for years. But with a solid foundation already in place, there’s a bright, productive future ahead. Because the universe hates me it’s the off-season, a Von Miller to the Falcons rumor has been picking up speed over the past 24 hours. It all started with an article floating six crazy potential trades. That article was well-written and its authors tried their best to temper expectations. It suggested the Falcons would need to surrender two first…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:57pm -
  • What does history say about Matt Ryan winning back-to-back MVP awards?

    What does history say about Matt Ryan winning back-to-back MVP awards?

    Hint: About what you’d expect. Earlier this offseason, we talked a little bit about the sobering history of teams that lose the Super Bowl and how they rarely achieve the same heights again the next season. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that the same is true of MVP.Let’s step back and take a second to applaud Matt Ryan for winning the MVP, the first such award the Atlanta Falcons have snagged in 50-plus years as a franchise. He deserved it, playing one of the finest seasons in NFL history (and certainly the finest in Falcons history) and leading Atlanta to their second…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Scouting Report: DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State

    Scouting Report: DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State


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  • 2017 NFL Combine: Positions to watch for the Atlanta Falcons

    2017 NFL Combine: Positions to watch for the Atlanta Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons are likely to focus their efforts on a few key positions at the Combine. Here’s a look at the depth. When the scouting combine formally kicks off on Tuesday, the Atlanta Falcons will be ogling (those damn weigh-ins) players who might fit some of their most pressing needs. We have some thoughts on those needs. Feel free to quibble with my choices, as I’m not the staff draft guru, but my goal is to give you guys a glimpse at some of the players that could be on this team’s radar. After seeing who the Falcons show interest in at the Combine, we’ll have a much b…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:00am -

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    • Mohamed Sanu: SB LI collapse won't define Falcons
      Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu doesn't believe the team's legacy will be forever tied to its late-game performance against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
      - 2 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 5:52am -
    • Former Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to meet with 4 teams
      Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released earlier this week, but he's already receiving interest from four teams, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
      - 8 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 10:04am -
    • Taylor Gabriel: I want to stay with Falcons 'forever'
      Due to reach restricted free agency next month, 2016 breakout star Taylor Gabriel says he wants to stay with the Falcons "forever." Might another team lure him away from Atlanta?
      - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 2:45pm -
    • Kyle Shanahan: I called SB like I called every game
      Kyle Shanahan is officially the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but his introductory news conference Thursday featured plenty of questions about the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl loss.
      - 16 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 2:33pm -
    • Dean Blandino breaks down Super Bowl-winning TD
      Among Atlanta Falcons fans and players, many mistakenly wondered why there was no review of James White's Super Bowl-winning touchdown. Dean Blandino explained there was a review.
      - 17 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 5:55am -
    • Sound FX captures Pats' comeback: 'A hell of a story'
      Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman played the starring role in NFL Network's excellent Super Bowl LI edition of Sound FX. Chris Wesseling examines the anatomy of the epic comeback.
      - 17 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 8:07pm -
    • Atlanta Falcons replacing Richard Smith at DC
      Coaching staff changes are coming to the Atlanta Falcons. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith is being replaced and defensive line coach Bryan Cox is being let go.
      - 18 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 6:00am -
    • Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator
      The Atlanta Falcons have found Kyle Shanahan's replacement, announcing they have agreed to terms with Steve Sarkisian to make him their new offensive coordinator.
      - 19 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:49am -
    • Chip Kelly could be candidate for Falcons OC
      What was expected to be a routine coaching hire has produced a juicy subplot. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Chip Kelly is a candidate for Atlanta's offensive coordinator job.
      - 19 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 5:34pm -
    • Slow elevator makes things worse for Falcons coaches
      Talk about adding insult to injury. After the Falcons' Super Bowl loss Sunday, Atlanta coaches had to spend part of the evening with boisterous Patriots fans thanks to a slow elevator.
      - 20 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 6:58am -

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    • Broncos Should Focus on Homegrown QBs

      Broncos Should Focus on Homegrown QBs

      Instead of chasing the white whale in free agency, it's time for the Broncos to settle down and develop a long-term option at quarterback.
      - 5 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:01am -
    • Need or BPA: Which Path Will Denver Take?

      Need or BPA: Which Path Will Denver Take?

      John Elway's Draft war chest figures to be stacked this year. What approach makes the most sense for a Broncos roster already replete with talent?
      - 7 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 1:50pm -
    • A Cinematic Tribute to Super Bowl LI

      A Cinematic Tribute to Super Bowl LI

      Relive the New England Patriots' legendary comeback in Super Bowl LI vs. the Atlanta Falcons with our 4K cinematic tribute showcasing the beauty and emotion of Tom Brady and the Patriots dramatic comeback cementing their legacy and Super Bowl LI as one of the best all time.
      - 11 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 7:22am -
    • Steelers in Free Agency: Offense

      Steelers in Free Agency: Offense

      The business side of football begins today, so Dale Lolley takes a look at some potential free agent fits for the Steelers.
      - 11 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 3:01am -
    • LOCKED ON PATRIOTS- Super Bowl LI All-22

      LOCKED ON PATRIOTS- Super Bowl LI All-22

      Chris Simoneau, Patriots Insider for Scout.com, breaks down the All-22 from Super Bowl LI.
      - 13 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 8:47pm -
    • 'Inside the NFL': Keys To Patriots' Success

      'Inside the NFL': Keys To Patriots' Success

      The "Inside the NFL" crew discusses what the keys to the New England Patriots success were in Super Bowl LI.
      - 15 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 11:38am -
    • 'Sound FX': Best of Super Bowl LI

      'Sound FX': Best of Super Bowl LI

      Listen as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are mic'd up for the best sounds from Super Bowl LI.
      - 15 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 11:30am -
    • Edelman's Catch: Five Things...

      Edelman's Catch: Five Things...

      Just how close was the ball from the ground on Julian Edelman's miracle Super Bowl catch? See what could or couldn't fit between the ball and the ground!
      - 15 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 11:19am -
    • Looking Back at Super Bowl 51's Wildest Plays

      Looking Back at Super Bowl 51's Wildest Plays

      From a scoreless first quarter to the decisive overtime period--we look back at the wild ride that was Super Bowl 51 in Houston.
      - 15 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 11:13am -
    • LOCKED ON PATRIOTS- 2/11/17

      LOCKED ON PATRIOTS- 2/11/17

      Chris Simoneau of Patriots Insider gives his final Studs and Duds segment for the 2016 season.
      - 15 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 10:58am -

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