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  • Nolan Happy With Jerry’s Progress

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Falcons coordinators Dirk Koetter, Mike Nolan and Keith Armstrong spoke to the media Tuesday. Below are some of the highlights from their conversations about Sunday’s game against Kansas City. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan Nolan is extremely impressed with Kansas City offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, calling him one of the sharpest coaches Nolan has ever been [...]

  • Falcons Make Top 10 in NFL.com Power Rankings

    2 years, 2 months ago

    NFL.com released its Week 1 power rankings Tuesday and the Falcons are right in the thick of it with the best teams in the league. Up three spots from their previous ranking, the Falcons land in the top 10 at the No. 9 spot above Denver and behind Baltimore. NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison writes that he [...]

  • Several Falcons Change Jersey Numbers

    2 years, 2 months ago

    With the roster much more finalized after cuts, several players opted to change jersey numbers. QB Luke McCown went from No. 4 to No. 12. QB Dominique Davis from No. 14 to No. 4. WR Kevin Cone will now wear No. 15 after wearing No. 12. And finally, veteran safety Chris Hope gets his career [...]

  • Cut Day Was Full of Emotion for Some

    2 years, 2 months ago

    There were a lot of smiles in the Falcons locker room Monday for a lot of different reasons. For veterans, it was because the preseason is over and the real fun begins. For first-year and backup players, being in the locker room Monday meant they still had a locker to come to. The Falcons cut [...]

  • Falcons Keeping Starters Quiet for Now

    2 years, 2 months ago

    After a weekend of cuts and transactions, head coach Mike Smith anticipated the questions he’d get from the media Monday afternoon after a brief practice. Before any reporters could pose a question, Smith preempted them, saying that he would not release the names of any starters for Sunday’s game against Kansas City. “Have we decided [...]

  • Tim Toone Using Time to Make Name for Himself

    2 years, 3 months ago

    By the time the Falcons added relative unknown Tim Toone to the roster, the team had already been through OTAs, a minicamp and a few practices of training camp. Looking like just another name to pad the numbers, Toone fell into line with the wide receivers and did his best to learn the offense as [...]

  • Tony Gonzalez: Stretching Field a ‘Beautiful Thing’

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez has been around long enough to know that the further downfield a wide receiver is targeted by his quarterback downfield, the better things are for him underneath matched up against linebackers. During Friday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, Gonzalez had to be licking his chops as Matt Ryan bombs flew [...]

  • Julio Jones Confident in Offense’s Big-Play Abilities

    2 years, 3 months ago

    There were several moments during Friday night’s preseason game against Miami that would have had fans jumping out of their seats during the regular season. Through three games in 2012, the scene has become familiar: Matt Ryan drops back, looks, gets time and slings it downfield to Julio Jones. Sometimes the play works, sometimes it [...]

  • Rookie Peter Konz Gets Time to Shine with First Team

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Forgive Peter Konz if he isn’t overly excited about his performance with the first-team offense Friday night. See, he sets high expectations for himself, and after his night against the Dolphins, he wasn’t exactly feeling too great. “It went all right,” Konz said after the game. “Forgive me if I don’t sound excited, because I [...]

  • Young DEs Make Big Second-Half Play

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Defensive end Lawrence Sidbury is trying to make himself stand out this preseason at a crowded position, yet his night started with a couple of miscuses. Two defensive offsides calls on the young DE had his third preseason game of 2012 off to a rough start. But Sidbury soon made up for it near the [...]

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