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  • Smith Updates Condition of Injured Falcons

    1 year, 11 months ago

    The last thing anyone — from fans to players to coaches — wanted to see in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to the Buccaneers was an injury, no matter how severe. The nature of football, however, sometimes has other ideas, and the Falcons lost two starters for the game in the process. Cornerback Dunta Robinson left the [...]

  • Abraham Leaves Game with Ankle Injury

    1 year, 11 months ago

    More bad news in a game that could use less of it on the injury front. Defensive end John Abraham was carted from the sideline in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. The injury came when he was rushing Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman and it appeared like he was bent backward over his ankle. [...]

  • Falcons Notice Distinct Difference This Time

    1 year, 11 months ago

    The Falcons’ locker room after Saturday night’s 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions was the same as it had been all year after the previous 13 wins. Happy. Loud. Fun. One thing it wasn’t was celebratory. It’s a sharp difference from two years ago when the Falcons earned the NFC’s top seed only to lose [...]

  • Playing Time Percentages: Falcons vs. Giants

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Click here to view all the playing time percentages and snap numbers for both teams Download the playing time percentages from Sunday’s 34-0 win over the Giants above. Here are some of the highlights: Defensive end John Abraham spent a lot of time on the field, playing 81 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday. Safety [...]

  • Babineaux Finds End Zone on Fumble Recover

    2 years ago

    If you had defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux scoring the Falcons’ first touchdown of Sunday’s game in your office pool, congratulations. Babineaux picked up a fumble forced by defensive end John Abraham on a sack of Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to put the Falcons within three of Arizona’s [...]

  • Big Names Questionable for Sunday

    2 years ago

    Julio Jones’ game outlook is about as clear as smoke. Falcons fans were hoping for some better — or at least clearer — news today, but the Falcons’ Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report provides neither as the team heads into the weekend’s matchup with Arizona. LB Sean Weatherspoon and WR Julio Jones did not practice again [...]

  • What They Said: Oct. 31

    2 years ago

    This is how John Abraham looks at you when he knows he can beat you Here’s a quick look at some of the things Falcons players and coaches were talking about Wednesday: John Abraham on Mike Nolan’s defensive system: “It’s just a lot of preparation. It’s more knowledge than it is physical stuff. We do [...]

  • Julio Jones, AJ Green Provide Tough Tests for Tonight’s Defenses

    2 years, 3 months ago

    The starters will be on a snap count tonight, as head coach Mike Smith said earlier this week, but until they reach that number, there are some interesting matchups that will occur and could provide a test for both teams. The Falcons will have to handle Bengals wide receiver AJ Green while Cincinnati will be [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Abraham Chose Family, Atlanta Over Payday

    2 years, 7 months ago

    John Abraham’s first foray into free agency was an interesting one. There were plenty of reports, rumors and hearsay, as there usually is during this time of year, but only a handful of people directly involved in the negotiations really knew what was going on. I won’t go into too much detail about the story [...]

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