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  • Falcons Get Job Done on the Ground

    2 years ago

    The situation was so close to identical, it was eerie. Facing a game-winning situation from the 1-yard line, the Falcons lined up Sunday just the way they had a week before with the game on the line. The play call was the same — Michael Turner up left guard. Last week, it was stuffed. On [...]

  • Ryan Cool When Game Heated Up

    2 years ago

    Matt Ryan earned the nickname Matty Ice for a reason. It was his cool, calm demeanor in the face of ridiculous adversity that gave him the moniker that would follow him to the NFL. Perhaps it should be no surprise then that, during a game that saw him throw five interceptions, Ryan came into the [...]

  • Falcons Intent on Learning From Loss

    2 years 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 [...]

  • Leap of Faith in Konz Not Far

    2 years 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 [...]

  • Falcons Expect Some Unknowns with New Philly DC

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Todd Bowles creates some unknowns the Falcons will have to prepare for this week News came last week, when the Eagles were also into their bye, that head coach Andy Reid would be replacing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo with position coach Todd Bowles. As soon as that happened, a wrench had been thrown into the [...]

  • Falcons Hope to End Philly Dry Spell

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Atlanta would savor this Philly win for 24 long years If you were to ask several Falcons on the current roster where they were the last time Atlanta earned a win in the City of Brotherly Love, what kind of answer would you expect? “I was 3 years old,” safety Thomas DeCoud said Monday. “I [...]

  • Falcons Focused on Improving Tackling

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Several Falcons spoke during the media’s open locker room period Monday, and the hot topic was the Falcons’ tackling struggles against the Raiders before the bye. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say: DT Vance Walker on his success this year: “I guess, I’d say just my experience. This is my fourth year [...]

  • Victory Linkage: Oct. 8

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Ever seen Falcons swarm? Now you have… Welcome to a 5-0 Monday. It is also the first in franchise history. The Falcons are coming off a 24-17 win over Washington on Sunday to remain flawless in the standings and maintain a stranglehold on the NFC South. To celebrate, I scour the Internet to find things [...]

  • Falcons Linemen Comfortable with Screens

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Coming into minicamp this year, the Falcons offensive linemen hadn’t had too much exposure to the screen game. Some hadn’t run the play since college. Others had to re-familiarize themselves with the techniques and responsibilities. After four preseason games, the line feels very comfortable with what they’re supposed to do when offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter [...]

  • Falcons Preparing for Wide Array of Chiefs

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Going into Sunday’s game against Kansas City to kickoff the 2012 season, the Falcons already know they’ll not have to face one of the Chiefs’ most prolific players in linebacker Tamba Hali. The question is: Will there be more? The Chiefs have several starters in question this week as injuries have plagued the team a [...]

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