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  • Sports Science Breaks Down Ryan’s Pass to White

    2 years, 1 month ago

    It’s Friday, and I don’t mean to get all serious on you with the weekend looming, but science is a pretty cool thing. It’s even cooler when it’s applied to sports, which means I’m of the opinion that ESPN’s Sports Science feature is pretty cool. That sounded more like math, I know. Anyway, Matt Ryan’s [...]

  • Julio: ‘I’m Ready to Go’

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Wide receiver Julio Jones returned to full participation at practice, as noted on Wednesday’s Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report, after suffering a hand laceration during a Week 3 matchup against San Diego. Speaking to the media Thursday, Jones said he doesn’t see anything holding him back right now. “Oh, yeah. I’m fine,” Jones said. “I’m ready [...]

  • Victory Linkage: Oct. 1

    2 years, 1 month ago

    The Falcons are still celebrating a thrilling 30-28 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night — a win that was about as improbable as it gets with excitement to match. In the final minute of the game, Matt Ryan — positioned at his own 1-yard line — drove the Falcons down the field to [...]

  • Mike Johnson Fine with Defensive Attention

    2 years, 2 months ago

    It was a crucial time during Monday night’s game when offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter called his top three wide receivers — Roddy White, Julio Jones and Harry Douglas — off the field. On first-and-goal at the 1-yard line in the second quarter of Monday’s 27-21 win over the Broncos, the Falcons looked primed to run [...]

  • Falcons Move Up in NFL.com Power Rankings

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons are trending upward in this week’s NFL.com Power Rankings, after defeating the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium 40-24 on Sunday. Starting the season at No. 9, the Falcons moved up two spots to No. 7 this week as NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison writes: “If anyone is going to throw for 5,000 yards this season, it [...]

  • Falcons Make Good on First Offensive Drive

    2 years, 2 months ago

    It was a beautiful sight and perhaps a sign of what Falcons fans can expect from their offense in 2012. With 12 plays and 80 yards, Matt Ryan found Julio Jones alone in the end zone to his right for the first Falcons touchdown of 2012 to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. Since 2008, [...]

  • Madonna Won’t be Interfering with Ryan Anymore

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Matt Ryan is a music fan. He’s got nothing against it. He dabbles with the guitar every now and again, and he probably even likes to put on the ol’ headphones while he’s working out. But not when he’s working against an opponent. Back during his rookie year, Ryan was in the middle of a [...]

  • Nolan Happy With Jerry’s Progress

    2 years, 2 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, 2 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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