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  • Trufant Pick Shows Falcons Value Leadership

    1 year, 7 months ago

    For weeks and weeks and weeks, draft experts fall all over each other to project first-round picks in their mock drafts leading up to the end of April. For each general manager in the league, however, there are little tipoffs that will tell you the different things they value in a potential pick. After five [...]

  • Falcons Elect Captains for Postseason

    1 year, 10 months ago

    A lot of fans have been asking about the captain’s “C” patch they saw on a couple of jerseys during Sunday’s divisional round win over Seattle, and the patches have been placed on select jerseys because the Falcons have voted for their 2012 captains. The Falcons and Packers are the only teams in the NFL [...]

  • Game-Winning Situation Not New to Falcons

    1 year, 10 months ago

    Sunday afternoon around 3:55 p.m. felt like deja vu. The Falcons had the game in hand only to have the opponent storm back and take a lead. Matt Ryan hits the field. There’s not much time. There’s not much chance. There’s not much hope. Yet, somehow, someway, the Falcons find a way to win. We’ve [...]

  • Falcons Taking Pride in Scoring Defense

    1 year, 11 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 [...]

  • Weatherspoon Earns Voices in his Head

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has taken major leaps forward in his three years since coming in as a highly-touted defensive player, and he has taken an even bigger step forward this year. As D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote this week, Spoon received the honor of calling the defensive plays this season, and 13 [...]

  • Bosher Named Falcons’ Payton Man of Year

    1 year, 11 months ago

    The Atlanta Falcons held their third annual Community Honors dinner where they recognized the Community Quarterback and Community All-Star winners, as well as announcing the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner. That winner, it was announced Monday night, is punter Matt Bosher. The Atlanta Falcons Man of the Year award recognizes a [...]

  • Weatherspoon Comfortable in Return

    2 years ago

    With Doug Martin as the next running back up, the Falcons defense knew it had to have Sean Weatherspoon back from an ankle injury that kept him out the previous three games. After declaring himself ready on Wednesday, Spoon came into Raymond James Stadium fired up and high on the emotions of being back on [...]

  • Spoon, Samuel Held Out Thursday

    2 years ago

    Things were looking up for LB Sean Weatherspoon on Wednesday and then took a turn Thursday as he was listed on the Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report as “Did Not Participate” with the same ankle injury that kept him out the past three games plus an illness, which is new to the report. Samuel also did [...]

  • Spoon Tells Media He’s Back

    2 years ago

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon spoke to the media for the first time in weeks Wednesday afternoon, and before stepping in front of the cameras, he stepped into a large brown jumpsuit he called his “coming-back-to-work-suit.” Shortly after, Spoon proclaimed that he’s back. “Yeah, I’m ready to go,” Weatherspoon said. “I’ll be out there at practice today.” [...]

  • Smith Confident in Injury Outlook This Week

    2 years ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said during his weekly day-after press conference that the injury outlook this week looks much better than it has in past weeks, even after Julio Jones, Asante Samuel and Peria Jerry all went out with injuries during Sunday’s win over the Cardinals. Peria Jerry left the game with a thigh injury [...]

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