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  • Falcons Preparing for Wide Array of Chiefs

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Going into Sunday’s game against Kansas City to kickoff the 2012 season, the Falcons already know they’ll not have to face one of the Chiefs’ most prolific players in linebacker Tamba Hali. The question is: Will there be more? The Chiefs have several starters in question this week as injuries have plagued the team a [...]

  • Nolan Happy With Jerry’s Progress

    2 years, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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 [...]

  • William Moore Unveils New Rap Song

    2 years, 6 months ago

    The Falcons inside the locker room aren’t just talented on the field. Away from it, they have plenty of hobbies. William Moore is just the latest to prove he can be good at something other than football with the unveiling of a gameday song he wrote, produced and performed called “W.A.R (WillyMo Always Ready).” Last [...]

  • Tim Toone Using Time to Make Name for Himself

    2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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 [...]

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