FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Atlanta Falcons interest in Jadeveon Clowney is sincere

News has leaked this evening from CBS Sports, that top prospect Jadeveon Clowney, who visited the Falcons yesterday, will be returning tomorrow to run drills with the team. This is very interesting because Clowney is finished doing private workouts after the Brandon Thomas injury. Although it is not expected to be a full workout, Clowney would not be returning to Atlanta if there...
Via cover32 - Falcons
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons have the best odds at trading for the first pick to get Jadeveon Clowney

It sounds like the Atlanta Falcons are the favorites to trade up for the first overall pick in order to take defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. There are no shortage of execs in the league who believe the Texans best odds of trading out of 1st overall is w/ Atlanta to get Clowney — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 24, 2014 The Falcons already hosted Jadeveon Clowney and will...
Via Pro Football Zone
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons have one of the “must see” games on 2014 NFL schedule

There’s no more guessing needed; the 2014 NFL schedule has been released. That’s 256 games, spread out over 17 weeks, played on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Each week of the season holds some intrigue, from the season opening reboot of “The Fail Mary” play to the Super Bowl XLVIII rematch in Week 3 to divisional match-ups in Week 17 that will almost assuredly...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL schedule breakdown: Atlanta Falcons

Ever since Arthur Blank bought the Falcons in 2002, his goal has been to make them a relevant franchise in the NFL. That has mostly been the case in the past six seasons with general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith at the helm. Including their Thursday night game last season, the Falcons were scheduled for five prime-time games in 2013 (they ended up getting flexed...
Via Fox Sports South
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Schedule Analysis: Atlanta Falcons

I’m going to point out immediately that no predictions will be made in this article. It’s completely irrational to make predictions in April on how a team will do from September to December. With the draft coming up and the possibility of a significant pre-season injury occurring, it’s always wise to wait until late August to make logical predictions.This will be simply a breakdown...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A game by game prediction of the Atlanta Falcons season

Tonight the NFL released the 2014 schedule and the Falcon’s will have a great chance to make the playoffs. Here is how I see the season playing out: Week 1- Home v.s. New Orleans: A team is never supposed to lose its home opener but I believe that the Saints retooled defense featuring Jarius Byrd will effectively shut down Atlanta’s explosive passing game and they will have to...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Atlanta Falcons 2014 Regular Season Schedule

Head coach Mike Smith is confident his Falcons will return to the playoffs this season. (Kevin C. Cox) The NFL regular season schedule for the 2014 season has been released. After last season’s 4-12 campaign, the Atlanta Falcons have just two primetime games: Week 3 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football and Week 14 at the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night...
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Falcons Host RBs Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde and Terrance West

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons brought in a trio of running backs today for a visit: Carlos Hyde of OSU, Jeremy Hill of LSU and Terrance West of Towson. Atlanta appears to be looking to fortify their backfield, despite the fact that they threw the ball under OC Dirk Koetter more often than any team in the NFL. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons hope Julio Jones will be ready for season opener

The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic that Julio Jones will be ready for their 2014 season opener. The team does not want to take any chances with the remarkably talented pass catcher’s recovery from foot surgery, so his participation preseason workouts will be limited according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Jones is undeniably one of the NFL’s top wide receivers and has had...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which NFL Draft Prospects Have the Highest Bust Probability?

An NFL draft bust, especially one in the early rounds, can really set a franchise back and cost team personnel their jobs. Scouts, coaches and general managers do all they can to avoid drafting a potential bust. They crunch numbers from the Scouting Combine. They travel to see prospects work out at their pro days. They bring many of them into their facilities to get a closer look. […] 
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebranded Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has sights on hosting title game

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The curtain quite literally fell on the Chick-fil-A Bowl, putting Atlanta one step closer to hosting the national title game. On a dais stood representatives from the bowl and the restaurant, along with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed as a banner was dropped displaying the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl's new logo, while dozens of miniature stuffed versions of the chain'...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta's MLS club has a lot of work before its 2017 opener

ATLANTA -- Arthur Blank and his people aren't wasting any time with the ground-up construction of Atlanta's Major League Soccer franchise, even though it won't play an official game for another 35 months. On the Web site MLSAtlanta2017.com, the franchise has already posted a timeline, which includes the hiring of a club president (summer 2014). If that's accurate...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the X-Factors of the NFC South?

Atlanta Falcons: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, Devin Hester What’s to say about Devin Hester that hasn’t already been said?  I never realized how important special-teams were until Devin Hester came into the league. He helped make a (2006) standard Bears offense look great by putting them just about mid-field every time someone kicked the ball his way. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones...
Via The Penalty Flag
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Atlanta Falcons are picking sixth in the NFL Draft this May but there’s an expectation that they’re going to be moving around and won’t make their final selection at that slot. While Atlanta is rumored to be looking at trading up to possibly draft Jadeveon Clowney or even Sammy Watkins, there’s also a possibility that they trade down and still get a player they covet...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons will host Jadeveon Clowney next week

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top prospect in this year’s NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons next week, according to ESPN’s NFL Nation. ESPN_NFLNation ESPN NFL Nation Jadeveon Clowney scheduled to visit Falcons next week Clowney recently visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, and reportedly visited the […] The...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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