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  • Smith Provides Injury Update on Monday

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Head coach Mike Smith updated the condition of several Falcons during his Monday news conference, most notably saying that he expects defensive end John Abraham — who suffered an ankle injury in the regular-season finale — to practice Wednesday. “John will be participating in practice on Wednesday,” Smith said. “We will have almost a full [...]

  • Inspiration for Falcons Comes in Three

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Tony Gonzalez stood in front of his locker last Thursday, smiling at the media as he prepared to speak for his regularly-scheduled interview session when he was asked a question about whether or not he’s hoping his teammates have adopted a win-one-for-Tony attitude. “I hope they do,” he said with a laugh. “I hope they [...]

  • Robinson Cleared, Returns to Practice

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Cornerback Dunta Robinson returned to practice Friday after sitting out the previous two practice sessions in the league’s concussion protocol. Robinson suffered the head injury during the first half of last Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay and was cleared to return to practice Friday. “It was very good to get Dunta back,” head coach Mike [...]

  • Smith’s Video Strikes Chord with Falcons

    2 years, 1 month ago

    When head coach Mike Smith stood in front of his team Thursday morning, he didn’t do much talking. Instead, he let former Super Bowl champions do it for him. Inside the team meeting room, Smith pushed play on a video that was about six minutes long that featured former Super Bowl champions like Ronnie Lott, [...]

  • Abraham, Robinson Expected to Be Ready

    2 years, 2 months ago

    What looked like it would surely be bad news Sunday turned to good news Monday afternoon as head coach Mike Smith announced during his weekly news conference that he expects defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson — both hurt in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to Tampa Bay — back and ready to go in [...]

  • Smith Updates Condition of Injured Falcons

    2 years, 2 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 [...]

  • Falcons Get Back to Focusing on Themselves

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons have been in this situation before. They’ve been 13-3 heading into the postseason with the NFC’s No. 1 seed. We remember how that turned out. Head coach Mike Smith has been intent on making the bye week before the divisional round playoff game different than it was in 2010. That year, Smith gave [...]

  • Smith: Moore to Miss Sunday’s Game

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Wednesday after practice that safety William Moore — who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury — would likely miss Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay at the Georgia Dome. “I would like William to be ready to go, but the doctors, they’ve got to make that [...]

  • Falcons Plan to ‘Play to Win’

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The biggest question after the Falcons earned the NFC’s No. 1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the postseason with a 31-18 win over Detroit on Saturday didn’t have anything to do with how they would react in their third straight trip to the playoffs. Instead, it revolved around what is now a largely meaningless game [...]

  • Falcons Taking Pride in Scoring Defense

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Sean Weatherspoon’s eyes opened real wide as a surprised look came over his face. Asked what he thought about the Falcons defense being ranked No. 4 in the league in points allowed per game, Weatherspoon’s surprise quickly turned to pride as he realized just what that meant. “Really? I think it’s cool. I think that’s [...]

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