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  • 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 [...]

  • D-Block To Be Featured on ESPN Next Week

    2 years, 1 month ago

    The linebackers of D-Block haven’t just captured the attention of Falcons fans. They’ve also caught some national attention for their on-air antics every Friday during the season. ESPN is scheduled to run a story about D-Block during next week’s NFL Countdown show, prior to the Falcons’ 1 p.m. divisional round game on Jan. 13. Make [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Douglas Has Hot Hands Heading Into Playoffs

    2 years, 1 month ago

    You might expect Roddy White or Julio Jones to be at the top of all wide receiver categories for the Falcons, but what you might not expect is the Falcons’ third wide receiver trumping the two stars in a big category. According to ESPN.com NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas, Harry Douglas had the hottest hands [...]

  • Falcons Leaning on Leadership this Week

    2 years, 1 month ago

    It’s an easy week to get unfocused. Football players are short-sighted on purpose, especially those under head coach Mike Smith. They work in seven-day bits and reset after those seven days are up. Usually at the end of those seven days, there’s a game to be played. It’s where the focus lies from Monday all [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Falcons Will Earn Top Seed with Win

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons have gone through the past two weeks needing help to lock up the NFC’s top seed heading into the playoffs. After Sunday’s 34-0 win over the Giants, the Falcons don’t need any outside help to go where they want to. The formula is simple this week compared to the convoluted scenarios of week’s [...]

  • Help Doesn’t Come in Clinching Scenario

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons did their part with a 34-0 win over the New York Giants on Sunday, but two teams that could have helped at least guarantee the Falcons one of the top two seeds in the NFC during the postseason didn’t come through. The Falcons needed the Packers to lose to the Bears and the [...]

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