Free Agent Focus: T.J. Ward
Feb24

Free Agent Focus: T.J. Ward

With news that the Buffalo Bills plan to place the franchise tag on Jairus Byrd, T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns becomes the consensus top safety potentially available in free agency come March. The Atlanta Falcons are a team that could be in the market for a safety if they decide to dump free safety Thomas DeCoud before the start of the league year on March 11. DeCoud is set to have $2.25 million of his $4.2 million 2014 base...

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Takeaways from Last Week – February 24, 2014
Feb24

Takeaways from Last Week – February 24, 2014

Discussion of the possibility of the Atlanta Falcons trading up made headlines this past weekend following general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s press conference on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. And of course the dots are being connected to the possibility that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the primary target. But I’m going to pump the brakes on getting too “icky-balooky”...

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Pre-Combine Two-Round 2014 Mock Draft
Feb19

Pre-Combine Two-Round 2014 Mock Draft

With my first mock draft done roughly two weeks ago, it was carefully thought out but utterly pointless. As I’ve noted before, mock drafts done before free agency are nothing more than a shot in the dark because free agency is a big part of the process. A team like Kansas City, that I predict takes a safety with their first-round pick could easily go out and sign a free agent like Jairus Byrd, thus nixing that notion. This time...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 58 “Is Matt Ryan Elite? Regardless Get Clowney!”

I was joined by long-time Atlanta Falcons fan and season ticket holder Danny Lanier to discuss whether quarterback Matt Ryan is elite and if he’s not, then what he and/or the team need to do in order for him to take that next step. We discuss the lack of signature moments for Ryan as a pro and Danny questions whether the team needs to refocus its identity around improving the defense by acquiring a trascendent star. I wonder if...

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Falcons cut Garrett Reynolds
Feb18

Falcons cut Garrett Reynolds

The Atlanta Falcons announced earlier this evening that guard Garrett Reynolds was released from the team. Reynolds’ departure was expected given his finishing the 2013 season on the team’s inactive list coupled with the recent signing of Gabe Carimi, who potentially fills the same niche. Per Over the Cap.com, Reynolds’ release frees up nearly $1.4 million in cap space for the Falcons in 2014. Reynolds started the...

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Falcons Add OL Carimi
Feb17

Falcons Add OL Carimi

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of free agent offensive lineman Gabe Carimi today. Carimi was recently released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was traded to the Buccaneers last June after two unsuccessful seasons with the Chicago Bears, where he was coached by new Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice. Per multiple reports, Carimi signed a one-year deal. Carimi was the Bears’ top selection in the 2011 out of...

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2014 Falcons Mock Muncher (Updated Feb. 17)
Feb17

2014 Falcons Mock Muncher (Updated Feb. 17)

The offseason is here and it is time to look at the many mock drafts that have been published around the internet’s top draft websites focusing on what the so-called draft experts are projecting the Atlanta Falcons to do with the sixth overall pick. This is the third update with a total of 93 mocks munched from the beginning of January through mid-February. Anthony Barr still holds the lead, appearing in 27 total mocks. But Greg...

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Takeaways from Last Week – February 17, 2014
Feb17

Takeaways from Last Week – February 17, 2014

This week’s takeaways include discussing which players could benefit from strong workouts at the Scouting Combine, SEC quarterbacks, and Michael Sam.

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Free Agent Focus: Michael Johnson
Feb16

Free Agent Focus: Michael Johnson

Over the coming days and weeks leading up to free agency, I want to look at some of the top free agents that will be available that could be linked to the Atlanta Falcons. I want to start out with Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, where rumors emerged during Senior Bowl week that he was on the Falcons’ radar. Johnson played his college ball in Atlanta at Georgia Tech and signing with the Falcons would represent a...

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Takeaways from Last Week – February 10, 2014
Feb10

Takeaways from Last Week – February 10, 2014

You think like a fan, not like a man. And I’m referring to the portion of the Atlanta Falcons fanbase that became critical of tight end Tony Gonzalez in light of the excerpts from Seth Wickersham’s article that appeared in this week’s ESPN the Magazine. That article shed a light on the frustration that Gonzalez felt during the course of the Falcons 2013 season. It was supposed to be a year where the team was in...

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