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  • Armstrong Gets Good Look at Rookies During OTAs, Camp

    2 years, 4 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 [...]

  • Line Coach Hill Likes the Talent He Has to Work With

    2 years, 4 months ago

    AtlantaFalcons.com continues its Five Questions series with the Falcons assistant coaches today with new offensive line coach Pat Hill, who stresses the importance of fundamentals in his teachings as a way to improve what the Falcons already have at the front five positions and gives a timeline for when position battles may be decided. Jay [...]

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

    2 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Falcons Alum Wire Vying for Big Charity Prize, Needs Fan Votes

    2 years, 4 months ago

    It was never a secret during his playing days that Coy Wire was community-minded, so it should come as no surprise in retirement that he’s devoting his time and energy to something that could have a fantastic outcome. One of four Atlanta celebrities involved in Verizon’s 4G For Charity contest, Wire is amassing votes from [...]

  • Dent Proves to be Falcons’ Unsung Special Teamer

    2 years, 4 months ago

    On Monday, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt listed his 10 unsung special teamers around the league, breaking them down into three categories: four-core (players who make an impact on kickoff, kick return, punt and punt return), long snappers and kick blockers. While there are some great and deserving names on his list, there could be an argument [...]

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