2015 Falcons: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Jun16

2015 Falcons: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

After discussing the quarterbacks and running backs, it’s time to look at the wide receiver position’s outlook for the Falcons in 2015. To no one’s surprise, Julio Jones is the leader here. Jones rise to the top comes in 2013, which was the first year where he led the team in both receptions and receiving yards. And he has not looked back since. He has produced thousand-yard seasons in all but his rookie season. He...

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2015 Falcons: Running Backs
Jun15

2015 Falcons: Running Backs

Continuing our look at where the Falcons roster could be come 2015 after giving an overview of the quarterback position, it’s time to move on to the running backs. The Falcons managed to replace Michael Turner with their 2013 second round pick out of Michigan State Le’Veon Bell. Bell’s combination of size, speed, and ability to be an everydown back made him an attractive option in Koetter’s offense. Bell...

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Why The Falcons Should Extend Ryan ASAP
Jun14

Why The Falcons Should Extend Ryan ASAP

The Falcons have a small window of opportunity to get a relative bargain deal by extending Ryan as soon as possible. But once Drew Brees signs his extension with the Saints, that window could potentially slam shut. Matt Ryan has two years left on his contract, having been signed through 2013. He signed an initial six-year, $72 million deal as a rookie in 2008. Any extension he signs from this point on is almost certainly going to...

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2015 Falcons: Quarterbacks
Jun14

2015 Falcons: Quarterbacks

Three weeks ago, ESPN did a little feature in which they projected all 32 NFL teamsto where they could potentially be as far as power rankings go in 2015. It got me thinking about the direction of the Falcons who ranked 13th in ESPN’s little endeavour. Per ESPN, the NFC looks to be stacked in the coming years with the Falcons being the 8th ranked team in the conference, having to compete with the likes of the Packers, Giants,...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 17 “The One About the Falcons”

In this week’s episode, Ryan and I get back to the grind of talking about the Falcons. Taking segments of recent live shows where we talk about different position groups on the offense, this episode is an amalgamation (I know, big word) of those discussions. Also included in this episode is our interview with The Bleacher Report’s Scott Carasik, another knowledgeable Falcon fan. If you want to hear practically every...

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Akeem Dent: Big Shoes to Fill
Jun04

Akeem Dent: Big Shoes to Fill

A year ago, I questioned whether drafting Dent was a good move by the Falcons. That question could be quickly answered with Dent poised to make significantly more contributions in 2012 due to the void of two departed players. Those two players include middle linebacker Curtis Lofton and special teams ace Eric Weems. Last year, almost all of Dent’s contributions came on special teams, but this year he’ll be asked to make...

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2012 Key Player: Asante Samuel
Jun03

2012 Key Player: Asante Samuel

The Falcons biggest off-season addition is cornerback Asante Samuel. The Falcons got Samuel at a bargain and potential steal if he performs up to his abilities, making him one of the key players for 2012. Samuel’s impact and ability to perform with this team this year will work in heavy conjunction with previously mentioned Dunta Robinson. Samuel is expected to play on the outside while Robinson moves to the slot in nickel...

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Falcons sign Massaquoi, all picks signed

The Falcons announced that their sixth and final draft pick defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi came to terms with a deal. The Falcons are among several teams that now have all of their draft picks in the fold. Exact terms of Massaquoi’s deal are not known, but it is four-year deal with a signing bonus of around $150,000. Massaquoi was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Troy. He is expected to compete for and...

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Peters out until training camp with foot injury

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that defensive tackle Corey Peters is out until the start of camp with a foot injury he suffered earlier this off-season. Peters is slated to miss the remainder of OTAs through June. Peria Jerry is expected to fill in as the starter in the...

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2012 Key Player: Dunta Robinson
Jun01

2012 Key Player: Dunta Robinson

Robinson’s performance in 2012 will be counted on as being one of the Falcons’ keys for success. Like his defensive counterpart Ray Edwards, Robinson’s 2011 season was disappointing. Robinson did have his positive moments, but too often last year they seemed to be weighed down by negative ones. With the team’s addition of Asante Samuel, expectations are high for the Falcons secondary this year. With that...

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