Zimmer interviews today

The Chargers official site reports that Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will meet with Chargers officials today to become the fifth candidate to interview for the vacant head coaching position. Zimmer will meet with Chargers owner and president Dean Spanos, general manager A.J. Smith, and executive vice president Ed McGuire. The previous four candidates that have interviewed include 49ers assistant Mike Singletary and...

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Falcons add two to roster
Feb16

Falcons add two to roster

The NFL Network reports that the Falcons have signed WR Fred Gibson and QB James Kilian. Both players are likely NFL Europa allocations. Kilian played with the Hamburg Sea Devils in Europe last spring. Gibson is a local player that was a fourth round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005. He had a solid career at Georgia, where he caught 161 passes and scored 20 touchdowns. He has spent the past two seasons on the Miami...

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Zimmer a candidate in San Diego
Feb14

Zimmer a candidate in San Diego

The AJC’s Steve Wyche reports that the new Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is a candidate for the recently vacated San Diego Chargers head coaching position and will interview at some point. The Chargers chose to fire coach Marty Schottenheimer on Monday, despite leading the Chargers to a 14-2 record, the best ever in franchise history. The Chargers ownership cited the ongoing feud between Schottenheimer and GM A.J....

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Evaluating the Falcons: Offensive Line

This unit will likely see a lot of changes down the road, but I’m not sure those changes will come this year. Everyone expects Petrino & Co. to install a new sort of blocking scheme, as opposed to the zone/cut-blocking scheme employed by Alex Gibbs the past three years. It should allow for the Falcons to be more physical. But I’m not sure a lot of changes will occur, particularly to the starting lineup this year...

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Falcons ship Sheldon to Europe
Feb08

Falcons ship Sheldon to Europe

The Daily Herald reports that the Falcons recently signed wide receiver Dan Sheldon, and he will be allocated to the recent re-christened NFL Europa this spring. Sheldon most recently spent a week at the start of the season on the Chicago Bears practice squad. He spent this past summer competing for a roster spot with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2005, he spent the entire season on the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals after being...

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Vick will be allowed to audible

A change that will come in the installation of his offense, new Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino insists that Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will be allowed to audible. He told this to reporters while in Miami this week for Super Bowl festivities, at the urging of Falcons owner Arthur Blank as a good opportunity for networking. This represents a marked change in philosophy from the previous coaching staff helmed by head coach Jim...

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