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  • Coming Off Big Game, Robert James Looks for More

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Linebacker Robert James takes a big breath when he thinks about the possibility of more playing time. With an injury to starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent that will keep him from Thursday’s game against Cincinnati, fortunately, James won’t have to worry about picking up the slack since the two play different positions, but if he [...]

  • Lousaka Polite Rushing to Learn Playbook Fast

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Spending time in a couple of different offensive systems has helped veteran fullback Lousaka Polite in a lot of ways, one of which will definitely come in handy in his most recent role. With two weeks and one preseason game already in the books, Polite — who has seen time with Dallas, Chicago, Miami and [...]

  • Travian Robertson Gets Lengthy First Taste of NFL

    2 years, 3 months ago

    After Thursday night’s 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Falcons’ first preseason game of 2012, rookie defensive tackle Travian Robertson looked as if the weight of the game was still on his shoulders. Obviously disappointed by the loss, Robertson might as well have thrown a game-ending interception or fumbled at the goal line. [...]

  • Young Defensive Ends Could Match Up Well Vs. Ravens

    2 years, 3 months ago

    With the Falcons set to start the 2012 preseason slate against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome tonight, we take a look at what could be the four key matchups in the exhibition game, including the important experience rookie guard/center Peter Konz could get should he find himself faced with guarding against Pro Bowl [...]

  • Veteran Safety Chris Hope Eager to Lead

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans, veteran safety Chris Hope had a close relationship with everyone in the organization — from coaches to scouts to grounds crew to cooks. He knew everyone, and everyone knew him. So his first day wearing red and black was a little bit odd for the 11-year veteran. [...]

  • Falcons Report for Camp, Eager to Hit the Field

    2 years, 4 months ago

    For linebacker Stephen Nicholas, Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough. But all the Falcons trickling into the team’s headquarters in Flowery Branch, reporting for 2012 Russell Athletic Training Camp, felt the same way. They’re just ready to hit the field. Nicholas, in particular, had to watch from the sidelines throughout OTAs and minicamp as an injury [...]

  • Smith Says LB Lofa Tatupu Will Miss Entire Season

    2 years, 4 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, 4 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,” [...]

  • Brown Confident that Limiting Turner Won’t Affect Offense

    2 years, 4 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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