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  • Dent: Five Things to Know About My Teammates

    1 year, 2 months ago

    This week, we wade into D-Block to find out a little bit more about Akeem Dent’s teammates straight from him. Here’s what he had to say in his own words: “Thomas DeCoud is probably one of the most animated people that I know, and he has probably the most shoes that I know about. Ever.” [...]

  • Banks: Five Things About My Teammates

    1 year, 3 months ago

    Each of the past three weeks, I’ve tried to bring you something fresh and new as I’ve asked select players to tell me five things that they think you, the fans, should know about their teammates. Last week, we featured Corey Peters’ four things you should know about his teammates — because Corey and I [...]

  • Falcons Mailbag: Defensively Focused

    1 year, 3 months ago

    In this week’s mailbag, we focus a bit more on the defensive side of the ball while tackling the Falcons’ red zone efficiency during the preseason loss to the Titans to start things out: Answer: Great question, Alex, and it allows me to bring up an important point about the preseason — specifically the third [...]

  • Spoon Carrying on Lessons Taught by Peterson

    1 year, 3 months ago

    The linebacker vibe feels different this year, and it’s not difficult to see why. For four years, veteran linebacker Mike Peterson was the undisputed leader, mentor and “uncle” of the group of younger linebackers he did his best to raise. Now in 2013, with those young pups, as “Uncle Pete” used to call them, all [...]

  • Blue-Collar LB Clancy Hungry to Prove Abilities

    1 year, 3 months ago

    When the Falcons released their first unofficial depth chart Monday night, there were several positions that looked interesting as battles continue to heat up. Perhaps one position to note was the spot behind linebacker Stephen Nicholas. The name among the second-stringers is Nick Clancy, that of a linebacker out of Boston College — and a [...]

  • Jones, Spoon Ruled Out vs. Bengals

    1 year, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith has reiterated time and again during Russell Athletic Training Camp how important it is for the Falcons to stay healthy and get to Week 1 with a fresh roster, and he’s doing everything he can to make sure that happens. Smith said today that Julio Jones and Sean Weatherspoon would be [...]

  • Falcons Countdown to Camp: LBs

    1 year, 4 months ago

    Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp is around the corner, beginning July 25, and AtlantaFalcons.com will take you through some of the need-to-know information for all position groups, including additions, departures and key battles. LINEBACKERS Sean Weatherspoon, in his fourth year, will be looked at as not only the leader of the linebacking corps, but [...]

  • Smith Confident Spoon, Nic Will Return for Minicamp

    1 year, 5 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith was asked about linebackers Sean Weatherspoon and Stephen Nicholas on Tuesday, as the two veterans have spent OTAs conspicuously on the sideline while the team works on the field, and the news sounds good. The two linebackers have been held out with injuries, but Smith said Tuesday that he thinks the [...]

  • Banks Benefitting from Long Learning Time

    1 year, 6 months ago

    The whirlwind continues for linebacker Brian Banks, the 27-year-old rookie who was exonerated after spending five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, as he’s participating in the Falcons’ first week of offseason training activities in Flowery Branch. The rust, Banks said after Wednesday’s session, is really starting to come for him. The [...]

  • Safety Ishmael Looking Like a Tackling Machine

    1 year, 6 months ago

    There’s nothing that’s easy about selecting players in the NFL Draft. Sure, the first round offers a great crop of talent, but even that’s a challenging task for an NFL general manager and his scouting staff. The real art of drafting, however, occurs in the later rounds, when finding that elusive diamond in the rough [...]

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