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  • Hamilton Eager to See What Bigger Tackles Can Do in New System

    2 years, 4 months ago

    The Falcons’ defense has been formulated and put together to be quick in the four previous years under head coach Mike Smith. Now, with new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Falcons have gotten a little more girth at the defensive tackle position and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton is ready to see what Travian Robertson [...]

  • Nolan Focused on Identifying Right Players for the Job

    2 years, 4 months ago

    AtlantaFalcons.com begins its Five Questions series this week with members of the Falcons coaching staff. We kick things off with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who brings a resume loaded with experience and success to a group of personnel that is on the uptick. Nolan’s personal philosophies on coaching could help push the unit to the [...]

  • Doubleheader Times Moved Back; Falcons Not Affected

    2 years, 4 months ago

    The NFL announced Thursday morning that it would be moving back the kickoff times for its 4:15 p.m. ET games 10 minutes to avoid overlap with 1 p.m. games that may finish later than expected. With 4:15 p.m. ET games moving to 4:25 p.m. ET games, the Falcons’ 2012 schedule is not affected. The Falcons [...]

  • Nolan: Weatherspoon Can Be a Guy to Win Games For Us

    2 years, 5 months ago

    The selection in April 2010 of Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has paid dividends for the Falcons in his first two years in the league, and heading into Year 3, the question looms: Are we just seeing the tip of the iceberg as far as what Spoon is capable of? Mike Nolan thinks so. The new [...]

  • Bosher Most Affected by Lockout During Rookie Season

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Perhaps one of the less-written-about storylines in professional football is the pressure a punter faces every time he steps out on the field. Naturally, the position isn’t exactly written about all the time. A good punter is like a good offensive lineman: You only hear about him if he’s suddenly not so good, and if [...]

  • Dimitroff Named Horrigan Award Winner by PFWA

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was named the 2012 Jack Horrigan Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America, it was announced Thursday, for making himself consistently available to local and national media. Dimitroff is the 39th winner of the Horrigan Award and is the first NFL general manager since 2006 and third member [...]

  • Hill Expects O-Line to Earn Reputation

    2 years, 5 months ago

    It wasn’t too long ago when the Falcons offensive line was in the spotlight of the biggest game of the year. While the group of guys that make up the unit prefer to keep a low profile, one of the best defensive ends in the game spoke up about them and it wasn’t pretty. It [...]

  • Jones Debuts New Do, Feels Better with Ryan

    2 years, 5 months ago

    It wasn’t long ago when Julio Jones took the offseason by storm, cutting off his patented dreadlocks in a dramatic online video that spread like wildfire throughout circles of Falcons fans. With the new look, Jones stepped in front of the media after Wednesday’s OTAs session to discuss the decision, which was one hot topic. [...]

  • Blalock Becomes Face of Atlanta Symphony

    2 years, 6 months ago

    It’s rare when any offensive lineman becomes “the face” of anything other than hard-nosed, tough football. After all, they’re called “big uglies” for a reason. But offensive guard Justin Blalock is the new face of the Atlanta Symphony, and it looks like he’s fitting in rather nicely. Blalock grew up around music and recognizes its [...]

  • Dimitroff Bikes 40 Miles to Work Friday

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Atlanta Falcons general manager completed a 40-mile bike ride to Flowery Branch from Atlanta on Friday to show his support for Bike to Work Day. Dimitroff began on Peachtree Road NW with the majority of his route following Buford Highway and ending at the Falcons Training Facility at 4400 Falcon Parkway in Flowery Branch. He [...]

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