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  • Offensive Line Positions Still Up for Grabs, Smith Says

    2 years, 6 months ago

    With the Falcons releasing their first unofficial depth chart of the 2012 season last week, it could be safe to assume that all the starting positions — namely those on the offensive line — were sealed up and accounted for. Not so fast. Head coach Mike Smith said after practice Sunday that all positions are [...]

  • Lousaka Polite Rushing to Learn Playbook Fast

    2 years, 6 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 [...]

  • Falcons Rookies Have Mettle Tested in Loss

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Any expert, coach and veteran player will say that preseason results are meaningless. For rookies, however, the losses sting just as much as they would if they counted. After Thursday night’s loss, it was unanimous amongst the Falcons’ youth: They can’t make the mistakes they made against the Ravens. “This was a lot of guys’ [...]

  • Travian Robertson Gets Lengthy First Taste of NFL

    2 years, 6 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. [...]

  • Matt Ryan Shines During Limited Time Against Ravens

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Quarterback Matt Ryan may have only been in the Falcons’ first preseason game for a short time, but everything about his presence Thursday night spells exciting things for the future of the first-team offense when he’s in control. Ryan played just more than a quarter and finished 9-of-13 for 155 yards and a touchdown with [...]

  • Falcons Dominate Total Yards in First Quarter

    2 years, 6 months ago

    During the first preseason game, the first quarter is the most important. It’s when both teams have their starters on the field the longest and you really get a sense of where each team stands during that time. If that’s the case, the Falcons are sitting in very good position. After one quarter of play, [...]

  • Dominique Franks Gets Solid First Return

    2 years, 6 months ago

    With wide receiver and first-string punt returner Harry Douglas sidelined during tonight’s game, cornerback Dominique Franks assumed the returning duties in the punt game and has made quite the impression so far. With just less than seven minutes left in the first quarter, Franks took a punt from Ravens punter Sam Koch and returned it [...]

  • Young Defensive Ends Could Match Up Well Vs. Ravens

    2 years, 6 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 [...]

  • QB Dominique Davis Has Something to Prove

    2 years, 6 months ago

    When the odds are added up, it should be no surprise that Dominique Davis has been going through camp with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Being an undrafted free agent is difficult enough when it comes to making an NFL squad, but cracking a squad as an unknown at the quarterback position [...]

  • Falcons Release First Unofficial Depth Chart

    2 years, 6 months ago

    With the first preseason game of the 2012 football year set to get underway Thursday at the Georgia Dome against the Baltimore Ravens, the Falcons released their first unofficial depth chart. As camp battles continue to rage on, the new chart may give some insight into who is separating themselves from the pack. View the [...]

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