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  • Victory Linkage: Oct. 15

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Back once again for your reading pleasure are some helpful links from around the webs. Read and enjoy: This is kinda cool and definitely worth checking out. NFL.com wants you to come up with a name for Harry Douglas’on-his-bum catch from Sunday’s game. Tweet out your suggestion for the name of the play and you [...]

  • Fan Mailbag: Oct. 12

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Feel free to call him “Hops” McClain. This is how this works. I solicit questions from fans on Twitter, then I bring some of the good ones over here and answer them. Easy! For your reading pleasure, I present this week’s Fan Mailbag questions. To submit, follow me on Twitter. Question: @kinglouie9: where did we [...]

  • ‘Four Quarters’ Mentality Working for Falcons

    2 years, 1 month ago

    As the old cliche goes, football teams focus on one game at a time. They have a seven-day memory that gets wiped once the last game is complete, and players are trained to never look past the next seven days. Not Mike Smith’s football teams. Since his arrival in 2008, the Falcons head coach has [...]

  • Blank ‘Thrilled’ With Falcons’ Start to Season

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Falcons owner & chairman Arthur Blank appeared on NFL Network’s NFL AM show Thursday morning to discuss the end to the referee lockout and the new deal with the NFLRA. Toward the end of his appearance, Blank was asked by NFL Network’s Steve Wyche to comment on the great start to the season the Falcons [...]

  • Palmer Out Sunday, Julio Has Cut Hand

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith announced Monday during his press conference that tight end Michael Palmer has a shoulder injury and will definitely be out for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Smith also said Julio Jones suffered a lacerated hand during Sunday’s game against San Diego. Jones caught a 19-yard pass on the first play [...]

  • Smith Focused on Keeping ‘East Coast’ Schedule

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Recovering after a Monday Night Football appearance can be tough during a regular week, but with the Falcons having to travel to San Diego this week to face the Chargers on Sunday, things are certainly way more tricky for head coach Mike Smith as he gets to planning his schedule. Smith has seen a ton [...]

  • Chris Owens in League’s Concussion Protocol

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Monday night’s 27-21 win over the Denver Broncos was a long one — three hours, 27 minutes — and physical, too. Head coach Mike Smith said during his Tuesday press conference with the Atlanta media that the length and physicality of the game took its toll on the team. Namely, cornerback Chris Owens, who Smith [...]

  • CB Chris Owens to Get the Start at Nickel

    2 years, 2 months ago

    During his brief meeting with the Atlanta media after Thursday’s practice, head coach Mike Smith said, to make up for losing Brent Grimes for the season, that Asante Samuel would play left cornerback, Dunta Robinson would play on the right side and Chris Owens would play nickel in the Falcons’ base defense. “You’ve got to [...]

  • Falcons Keeping Starters Quiet for Now

    2 years, 2 months ago

    After a weekend of cuts and transactions, head coach Mike Smith anticipated the questions he’d get from the media Monday afternoon after a brief practice. Before any reporters could pose a question, Smith preempted them, saying that he would not release the names of any starters for Sunday’s game against Kansas City. “Have we decided [...]

  • Rookie Peter Konz Gets Time to Shine with First Team

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Forgive Peter Konz if he isn’t overly excited about his performance with the first-team offense Friday night. See, he sets high expectations for himself, and after his night against the Dolphins, he wasn’t exactly feeling too great. “It went all right,” Konz said after the game. “Forgive me if I don’t sound excited, because I [...]

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