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  • Smith Says LB Lofa Tatupu Will Miss Entire Season

    2 years, 5 months ago

    During the weekend, head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury during a recent workout. On Tuesday came more bad news, as Smith announced Tatupu’s season is over. “As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week,” Smith said. “After further testing, it was determined that he would require [...]

  • PFT.com Names Falcons No. 12 Team of Preseason

    2 years, 5 months ago

    The popular site ProFootballTalk.com has been naming its top teams of the preseason this week, and after a long — and good — wait, the site has ranked the Falcons as the No. 12 team heading into August in their power rankings. Calling the Falcons a team that “might be built for the long haul,” [...]

  • Safety Hope Settles on Jersey Number

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Newly added safety Chris Hope will wear jersey No. 36 this year — a departure from his customary No. 24. Cornerback Dominique Franks will remain in the 24 jersey. Also changing numbers are rookies Chad Faulcon (from 36 to 40) and Pat Schiller (from 40 to 53). View the entire Falcons roster here.

  • Secondary Coach Expects Physical Play Among DBs

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With Asante Samuel added to a secondary that includes Dunta Robinson and William Moore, secondary coach Tim Lewis sees physicality being one of the big hallmarks of his unit, thanks in large part, he says during today’s Five Questions, to the organization’s commitment to the mentality of finding “tough, physical, smart, athletic” players. Jay Adams: [...]

  • Brown Confident that Limiting Turner Won’t Affect Offense

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With less mileage on Michael Turner, he’s not exactly your average 30-year-old running back as far as the number of hits he’s taken in his career. Still, the Falcons have talked about limiting Turner’s workload in 2012, and running backs coach Gerald Brown says he’s completely confident that utilizing Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers more [...]

  • Armstrong Gets Good Look at Rookies During OTAs, Camp

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong said he values the offseason programs as it really gives him a chance to get a good look at the new crop of players that could earn a spot on his units — a luxury that wasn’t afforded to him last year due to the lockout — as our [...]

  • Robiskie Wants to Get White Into the Season’s Final Game

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Jay Adams: You’ve had a year with Julio Jones now. It probably doesn’t take long to get a sense of his talent, but now after a year with him, what are your thoughts on his potential and abilities? Terry Robiskie: Obviously, it’s still early in the game for him, and I don’t ever know what [...]

  • Continuity at QB Coach a ‘Huge’ Factor in Transition

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Ever since the Falcons called Matt Ryan’s name during the 2008 NFL Draft, Glenn Thomas has been on staff in Flowery Branch. Heading into his fifth year with the organization, now with the new title of quarterbacks coach, Thomas has already seen where his past with the franchise and quarterback Matt Ryan has helped ease [...]

  • Pires: As a Leader and LB, Spoon Really ‘Gets It’

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Linebackers coach Glenn Pires has already seen a lot of positive leadership from third-year linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, and that, combined with his speed, explosiveness and ability to pick things up right away make him one player to keep an eye on heading into the 2012 season. Jay Adams: Let’s start out with Sean Weatherspoon. He’s [...]

  • Koetter Striving to Find End Zone 60 Percent of the Time

    2 years, 5 months ago

    AtlantaFalcons.com’s Five Questions series with the Falcons assistant coaches continues today with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who comes into his first year in Atlanta with a wealth of talent at his disposal and a chance to turn the Falcons into a highly potent, high-scoring team that is focused on putting up points in the red [...]

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