Seymour Talks Hit Snag

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweeted late Saturday night that the Falcons and free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour couldn’t agree on contract terms. This morning, La Canfora added the Falcons might resume talks later before training camp opens in late July. Seymour has long been rumored to be a player that the Falcons were interested in. That interest began in March, but carried over to late May when rumors began to...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 30 “Norv Turner’s Neck Meat”

This week, Allen and I are joined by Rashad James to talk about the latest happenings with the Falcons. Those include discussion of changes to the right side of the line and whether it will work in the Falcons favor … Addressing the depth and rotation at defensive end and which players might step up opposite Osi Umenyiora to help the Falcons pass rush … Concern over depth at linebacker and which young players might step up...

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Falcons sign Alford

The Falcons announced the signing of cornerback Robert Alford, their second round pick from this past April’s draft. Alford is the sixth of the Falcons eight rookies to sign a deal. Top pick and fellow corner Desmond Trufant and seventh round quarterback Sean Renfree remain unsigned. Alford, out of Southeastern Louisiana, signed a four-year deal, although terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based on the deal signed by...

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2013 Outlook: Jacquizz Rodgers
Jun13

2013 Outlook: Jacquizz Rodgers

Recently, I’ve discussed quite a bit the potential benefits that running back Steven Jackson could add to the Falcons offense in 2013. In doing so, I also made mention that third-year running back Jacquizz Rodgers could get lost in the shuffle. Rodgers served as a key asset for the Falcons last year. While his production as a runner was not overly impressive, his value in the passing game was critical to the team’s...

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2013 Key Player: Steven Jackson
Jun13

2013 Key Player: Steven Jackson

Yesterday, I discussed the type of role running back Steven Jackson could have with the Falcons. Jackson hopes to show the world that he still has something left in the tank and will help add physicality to the Falcons ground attack that was lacking a year ago. The more the Falcons get from Jackson, the better served they will be in 2013. I compared Jackson potentially in 2013 to running back Corey Dillon and what he provided the New...

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Scouting Report: Steven Jackson
Jun12

Scouting Report: Steven Jackson

It’s time to look at the Falcons signature offensive free agent addition in running back Steven Jackson. In fact, one could argue the Falcons made a mistake by not trading for Jackson at the trade deadline last fall, as the boost he could have potentially provided down the stretch could have meant the difference between the Falcons losing in the NFC Championship Game and going to the Super Bowl. The Falcons appear to believe...

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OTAs: Day 7 Report

The media once again had access to the first of four days of the Falcons third and final offseason team activities. The Falcons will have a mandatory minicamp starting next week on June 18: As mentioned earlier, Desmond Trufant returned to practice today. He and fellow rookie Robert Alford were able to get extra reps due to the excused absence of veteran cornerback Asante Samuel today. Trufant at left corner, Alford at right, and both...

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Trufant returns; Maponga out til training camp

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that Falcons head coach Mike Smith updated the status of three rookies today at the team’s OTA session. Top pick and cornerback Desmond Trufant was able to participate in his first Falcon practice due to the graduation of students at the University of Washington. Tight end Levine Toilolo is expected to join the team tomorrow. Smith also indicated that rookie defensive end Stansly Maponga...

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Takeaways from Last Week – June 10
Jun10

Takeaways from Last Week – June 10

Matt Ryan is on the verge of making himself a lot of money. He showed significant improvement last year, as statistically he ranked highly in a number of advanced metrics. Unfortunately for Ryan, the pressure on him is only likely to increase, particularly from the fan base. But I honestly don’t expect Ryan to put together a better season than he did in 2012. Looking at advanced metrics such as expected points added (EPA) by...

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Falcons Super Bowl Window is Small
Jun07

Falcons Super Bowl Window is Small

Falcons receiver Roddy White made recent headlines with comments that the time is now for the Falcons to win a Super Bowl. I for one am not a person that typically agrees with many of the public utterings made by White, but in this case he’s 100% correct. The Falcons do have a small window of opportunity to “get over the hump” and try and win a Super Bowl. While the powers that be in Flowery Branch probably...

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