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  • Franks Still Full-Time Punt Returner

    2 years, 1 month ago

    During the game’s most crucial punt return Sunday, the Falcons’ go-to returner was on the sideline. Wide receiver Harry Douglas trotted onto the field and got settled in at the position while Dominique Franks stood by. Head coach Mike Smith explained Monday that the decision was a product of feeling like Douglas would give the [...]

  • Smith Confident He’ll Get Spoon Back This Week

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said during his Monday news conference that he’s confident that he’ll get linebacker Sean Weatherspoon back into the mix on the field this week. Weatherspoon has been out since suffering an ankle injury during a win over the Eagles in Week 8. He has missed the past two games with the [...]

  • Falcons Intent on Learning From Loss

    2 years, 1 month ago

    The day after a win tends to be pretty quiet around Flowery Branch as players are given the day off, even though a good majority of them do decide to come in and work out. The day after a loss is even quieter, even though the entire team is in the building. Suffering their first [...]

  • Playing Time Percentage: Falcons at Saints

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Julio Jones played just 62 percent of Sunday’s offensive snaps as he spent a good portion of the game on the sideline with a leg injury. Below are the playing time percentages and number of snaps each of the Falcons played in Sunday’s game. (ST = special teams) Playing Time Percentage Offense T Tyson Clabo [...]

  • Gonzalez: ‘The Confidence Hasn’t Changed’

    2 years, 1 month ago

    There will be no panicking. There will be no whining. As far as Tony Gonzalez is concerned, the only thing that changed Sunday was that the Falcons now have a straight number in the loss column. A hard-fought 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome after going unbeaten up to that point [...]

  • Julio Jones Questionable with Leg Injury

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Wide receiver Julio Jones left Sunday’s game in the first half with a leg injury and is questionable to return. He went into the locker room for part of the half and then returned to the sideline in uniform, but didn’t show many signs of coming back into the game. UPDATE: Jones returned in the [...]

  • Mike Johnson Scores Falcons’ First TD

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Here’s looking at you, big man. Nice touchdown. I’ve been on Mike Johnson all year about how, when he’s eligible, he’ll never see another pass come his way after Joe Hawley struggled earlier this season when Matt Ryan looked his way. I’m find with admitting I was wrong after Sunday’s touchdown reception — yes, touchdown [...]

  • Gonzalez Gets 1,200th Reception of Career

    2 years, 1 month ago

    It took only about two minutes into Sunday’s game before Tony Gonzalez made more history. The Falcons tight end caught the 1,200th reception of his career, becoming only the second player in NFL history to do so. The reception was a 19-yarder from Matt Ryan. Jerry Rice was the first to eclipse 1,200 receptions and [...]

  • Leap of Faith in Konz Not Far

    2 years, 1 month ago

    In Konz, They Trust Trust might be the most important thing between offensive linemen in the NFL. It’s more important than that extra rep on the bench press or that 20 extra minutes of film study. Gelling as a line is all about trust, and perhaps it’s one of the hardest things to attain. It’s [...]

  • Weatherspoon Ruled Out Vs. Saints

    2 years, 1 month ago

    For the second week in a row, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will be held out of a game with an ankle injury, head coach Mike Smith said Thursday. Weatherspoon suffered the ankle injury against the Eagles in Week 8 and sat out of last Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. Smith had hope that Weatherspoon would be [...]

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