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  • Stephen Nicholas, Lamar Holmes Cleared for Camp

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With the news of linebacker Lofa Tatupu being lost for the season with a pectoral injury comes the good news that the Falcons will return two players who weren’t able to participate during OTAs and minicamps due to injuries. Head coach Mike Smith confirmed Tuesday that linebacker Stephen Nicholas and rookie tackle Lamar Holmes have [...]

  • Smith Says LB Lofa Tatupu Will Miss Entire Season

    2 years, 5 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 [...]

  • Secondary Coach Expects Physical Play Among DBs

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With Asante Samuel added to a secondary that includes Dunta Robinson and William Moore, secondary coach Tim Lewis sees physicality being one of the big hallmarks of his unit, thanks in large part, he says during today’s Five Questions, to the organization’s commitment to the mentality of finding “tough, physical, smart, athletic” players. Jay Adams: [...]

  • Koetter Striving to Find End Zone 60 Percent of the Time

    2 years, 5 months ago

    AtlantaFalcons.com’s Five Questions series with the Falcons assistant coaches continues today with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who comes into his first year in Atlanta with a wealth of talent at his disposal and a chance to turn the Falcons into a highly potent, high-scoring team that is focused on putting up points in the red [...]

  • Wounded Vets, Falcons Spend a Day on the Lake

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Tuesday afternoon was full of beautiful weather and great company on Lake Lanier in Buford, Ga., for the fifth annual Fishing with the Falcons event, which say the 2012 Rookie Club and several veteran players take time out of their week to fish with and pay tribute to wounded military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. [...]

  • Falcons Get Creative in Teaching Trufant

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Offseason team activities got underway for the Falcons this week, and while there was a very solid turnout at the optional session Wednesday, the absence of first-round pick, cornerback Desmond Trufant, stuck out. Trufant is back at the University of Washington, finishing up his degree so he can graduate before getting started here with the [...]

  • 5Q: Thomas Dimitroff

    2 years, 7 months ago

    For general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the next three days — starting tonight with the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft — are like his gamedays. Here in the final stages of his preparations, Dimitroff is still busy as ever despite not owning a selection in the first round this year. Last week, he spoke [...]

  • Falcons Accomplish Feat Not Seen Since 1991

    2 years, 8 months ago

    When the Falcons’ 2012 regular season schedule came out last week, there were a lot of question marks surrounding it. How would they handle a tough back end of the season? Will they fold or flourish under the pressure of four primetime games? How in the world did they end up with no back-to-back home [...]

  • Fun Facts About the Falcons’ 2012 Slate

    2 years, 8 months ago

    To much anticipation, the NFL released the 2012 schedule Tuesday night and the Falcons’ slate for the year looks interesting, indeed. With plenty of opinions out there on how the Falcons will finish up a year that isn’t even 24 hours old, I figured we’d get into some facts. But not just any kind of [...]

  • Team Holding to Word During Free Agency

    2 years, 9 months ago

    After a 24-2 loss to the New York Giants in the wild card round of the NFC Playoffs in January, the Falcons’ big three — owner & chairman Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith — held a season-ending press conference to discuss the organization’s next steps. With the free agency [...]

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