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  • 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 [...]

  • Matt Ryan Has Another Strong Preseason Performance

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Matt Ryan continued his preseason excellence Friday night with another strong performance, this time in the most important of the preseason games when he saw the most time of the exhibition season. Ryan was pulled in the third quarter after going 18-of-26 for 220 yards, one touchdown and a QB rating of 107.9. For the [...]

  • Matt Bryant Provides First-Half Insurance

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Kicker Matt Bryant has the leg that doesn’t seem to weaken. With the Falcons offense struggling during the first half Friday, Bryant provided the insurance, knocking through three field goals to give the Falcons the 9-3 lead heading into halftime. All of Bryant’s kicks Friday were from 40-plus yards out, and his final before the [...]

  • Michael Turner Continues to Show Receiving Skills

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Get used to watching Michael Turner doing his best Roddy White impression. It certainly seems like his pass-catching abilities — perhaps the best kept secret in the NFL — are going to be on display more and more. Through two quarters Friday night, Turner has caught three passes for 36 yards. While it may not [...]

  • Mike Johnson Up to Task of Creating Versatility

    2 years, 3 months ago

    The news that backup tackle Will Svitek would be out for the season that came earlier this week was tough to take for a lot of reasons. For a close-knit group at offensive line, it was downright devastating. The off-field emotions of feeling for a teammate have been difficult to come to terms with, but [...]

  • Falcons Camp in Instagram

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Another Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp goes into the books after head coach Mike Smith broke camp with a brief practice Sunday. Throughout the camp experience, the AtlantaFalcons.com crew was focused on bringing camp to life through Instagram. Also, make sure to follow the official Falcons Instagram account @atlantafalcons. Early morning at the Falcons’ [...]

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