FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons’ updated training camp depth chart

072816 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong carries some blocking pads out to the field for the first day of training camp on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons, who set to start their Saturday practice at 10 a.m. today, have made a rash of moves here early in training camp. Here’s...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
15 minutes ago

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan confident in offense, thinks they can easily average 30 points a game

Fact: Matt Ryan invented Facebook Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan isn't a selfish football player. Notwithstanding his lackluster 2015, I can assure you Ryan is not primarily concerned with improving his own image. He's a team player, and nothing is more important than winning games. Ryan is not a dumb guy. Fundamentally he knows the Falcons need to score points to win. In...
Via The Falcoholic
9 hours ago

Falcons Training Camp 2016: Day 2 was rocky for the offense

It’s not really a huge concern, but the offense didn’t look great today. Day 2 of training camp is in the books, and it was a rough one for the Atlanta Falcons offense. It’s not something fans should panic about, and it’s not anything that can’t be corrected. There are going to be some rough days here and there as players try to make corrections and work to get better...
Via The Falcoholic
14 hours ago

What Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to say on Friday

072916 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a pass during training camp on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com FLOWERY BRANCH — Here’s what Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to say after practice on Friday. On the difference he feels in year two with this offense: “It’s definitely different. I think...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
14 hours ago

5 Things to Know From Day 2 of Falcons Camp

Atlanta’s offensive line looks noticeably more comfortable and QB Matt Ryan is pleased with the direction his offense is heading so far
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
18 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons linebackers impress on day one of training camp

Fact: Richard Smith carries around a picture of De'vondre Campbell in his wallet We've talked quite a bit about the Atlanta Falcons' linebacker corps this offseason. We've talked about the team's deliberate, calculated effort to improve the group as a whole. They've taken a dynamic approach, trying to upgrade through both free agency and the draft. We're desperately hoping it works...
Via The Falcoholic
23 hours ago

Shhhh, don’t tell anybody, Julio Jones seems to be OK after practice injury

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn’t able to finish the first practice of training camp with some degree of injury, but coach Dan Quinn said to trust him, everything was just fine. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Jones suffered a minor injury, and was seen on the sidelines stretching both legs to deal with…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Falcons Sign DE Obada, Waived WR Johnson

The Falcons made a few roster moves on the first day of XFINITY Training Camp. Atlanta signed DE Efe Obada and waived WR Daje Johnson.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice with an injury coach Dan Quinn described as minor. Quinn wouldn't describe the injury, and Jones showed no apparent difficulty as he walked off the field at the end of the session. ''He just had a little tweak, so we just...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) There could be some last-minute additions to the Atlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before Thursday's opening of training camp. General manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn already believe they are opening camp with a stronger roster after an 8-8 finish in Quinn's 2015 debut. Quinn expects stiff competitions at several positions, including right...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons to train with elite UFC fighters

The Atlanta Falcons are adding mixed-martial arts (MMA) cross-training to the mix this year. With UFC 201 taking place in Atlanta next weekend, multiple big-name UFC fighters will be cross-training with the Falcons this coming week. Excited to announce that several of our athletes will be cross-training with the @AtlantaFalcons this week! #SportsPerformance — Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick said there were times when he was 'dominating too much'

Michael Vick isn't currently on an NFL roster. The 36-year-old is a free agent campaigning to play another season in the league, specifically for a contender. Vick still has the ability to make an impact as a backup quarterback as evidenced in spot duty last season, though he's well past his prime. There's no doubt about that.His best years came back in the mid-2000s when he was...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite starting 5-0 and possessing a ton of talent, the Falcons finished 8-8 in their first season under Dan Quinn, failing to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Why 2016 could be different: Year...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan: Deflategate will not affect Brady's legacy

Whether he deserves it or not, Tom Brady is going to have a four-game suspension on his resume when his playing career comes to an end. Will that negatively impact his legacy? Matt Ryan doesn’t think so. TMZ recently caught up with Ryan to get his opinion on Deflategate. When asked specifically if it puts a stain on what Brady has accomplished, Ryan defended the Patriots quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who knew Matt Ryan was actually funny?

The offseason has been very informative for Atlanta Falcons fans when it comes to Matt Ryan. After coming off as a pretty boring, bland dude for the first eight years of his career with the Falcons, he’s finally showing some of his personality on his Twitter feed this offseason. It all started in May with this gem: What Julio sees when I throw him a go route #RiseUp pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2016 the year of Matt Ryan?

When Matt Ryan left Boston College and was drafted 3rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons knew they would have a franchise quarterback for at least a decade.  Fortunately for the Falcons, a five-year extension signed in 2013 will keep him with the team until the end of the 2018 season.  His first five years with the team brought some of the most unprecedented numbers...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman's workload

As a sophomore, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ranked fourth in the NFL with 264 carries last season. Now the team is working toward easing off the gas pedal heading into 2016. The Falcons are looking to reduce Freeman’s workload next season, according to running backs coach Bobby Turner. “It’s about growth,” Turner said to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White was 'miserable' with the Falcons last season

Former first-round pick Roddy White spent 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before his release following the 2015 season. While the four-time Pro Bowl receiver had pleasant memories during his long stint in Atlanta, he recently discussed the major disconnect he experienced with the team this past season. “Being released wasn’t a bad thing for me, because I wasn’t going...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Justin Hardy Spotlight

Justin Hardy has the skills to be an effective wide receiver in the Atlanta Falcons offensive scheme.  The 5’10” receiver was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of East Carolina University.  Hardy had a very successful college career. He finished his college career with 387 receptions for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns.  He is the all-time leading NCAA receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons DC says Keanu Neal will be ‘pretty special’

The Atlanta Falcons had many options to choose from with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ultimately selecting Florida safety Keanu Neal. So far, it looks like the coaches in Atlanta are impressed by the player and believe he could be a big part of their defense going forward. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith recently spoke with the team’s official website and talked...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn doesn’t believe in two-point conversions

It’s been a debate that has picked up steam since the rule was changed last season, where the extra-point kick attempts were moved to the 15-yard line to encourage teams to go for two. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn doesn’t feel the needed to go for two still and doesn’t like the idea of doing it every single time, as he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ...
Via The Comeback
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff knows he’s on hot seat

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, and he’ll be the first to tell you. “Of course I’m on the hot seat. Every year I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff told the Talk of Fame Network. Dimitroff has been the Falcons’ GM for nine years and acknowledges how fortunate he is to be in that position for that long at age 49. While...
Via The Sports Daily
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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