Takeaways from Last Week – April 28, 2014
Apr28

Takeaways from Last Week – April 28, 2014

The buzz this past week centered around whether the Atlanta Falcons would trade up for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. This isn’t anything new if you’ve been around the Falcons for the past few months. Clowney has been on the tip of every Falcon fan’s tongue since November when it was clear the team would finish the year with a poor and subsequently a high first-round draft pick. Would it be high...

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Draft Needs: Do Falcons Need Another Backup Quarterback?

While it’s clear the Falcons are set at the starting quarterback with Matt Ryan, there is an adage in the NFL that you’re only as good as your backup at that position. Earlier this offseason, I discussed the team’s need at quarterback, mentioning the possibility that there is significant room for improvement in terms of their backup situation at the position. Dominique Davis has talent worth developing but is he...

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FalcFans Weekly – April 27, 2014

Much of the news surrounding the Atlanta Falcons this week centered on rumors about whether the team would trade up for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Reports swarmed that the Falcons could swap picks with the Houston Texans, who hold the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 draft. On Friday, Clowney worked out for the team in what wasn’t quite a normal workout, rather a biomechanical “force plate”...

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Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 4/27

It was a busy week for the Falcons as they worked out a number of top prospects and had them visit team facilities. We reported earlier in the week about which players were expected to visit, but that was far from a comprehensive list. Here are the known visitors and they day in which they found themselves at team facilities this past week: Monday: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn Tuesday: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA Storm Johnson, RB, Central...

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Trading Away Future Picks Rarely Works Out
Apr25

Trading Away Future Picks Rarely Works Out

I’d rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. It’s a statement that is often used in reference to the possession of a firearm, but I also believe should apply to the possession of draft picks, particularly the more valuable ones at the top of the draft. I’ve written multiple times over the course of this offseason about whether or not the Atlanta Falcons should trade up for South Carolina...

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Falcons To Test Clowney, Work Out Ellington
Apr25

Falcons To Test Clowney, Work Out Ellington

Multiple reports emerged yesterday afternoon that indicated the Atlanta Falcons were the team “most likely” to trade up with the Houston Texans for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Coupled with the news that the Falcons would be traveling to South Carolina today to conduct a workout with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney following his visit to team facilities on Wednesday made for easy dot-connecting that the...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 64 “Not To Totally Get Into the Draft”

Allen and I are back to give our initial thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons 2014 regular season schedule. We go through each week and give a quick breakdown of the opponent. Later, we discuss the free-agent pickups of Josh Wilson and Dwight Lowery, ageism in the NFL, the direction the Falcons are headed in the 2014 NFL Draft as well as Allen’s expectations for attending the draft spectacle in New York. At the very end of the...

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2014 Schedule

2014 Atlanta Falcons Schedule Preseason Week Date Opponent Time* Result Score Notes* Tickets 1 Aug. 8 Miami 7:00 pm W 16-10 Recap | Review Home Tickets 2 Aug. 16 at Houston 8:00 pm L 7-32 Recap | Review Away Tickets 3 Aug. 23 Tennessee 7:00 pm L 17-24 Recap | Review Home Tickets 4 Aug. 28 at Jacksonville 6:00 pm W 24-14 Recap | Review Away Tickets Regular Season Week Date Opponent Time Result Score Notes Tickets 1 Sep. 7 New Orleans...

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2014 Schedule Announced; Falcons Open vs. Saints At Home

The Atlanta Falcons 2014 regular season schedule was announced tonight. The team’s 13 opponents have been known since the end of the regular season, but the order in which they will face the Falcons was unknown until tonight. One game had been previously announced as the Falcons would face the Detroit Lions in Week 8 in London, England. That game will be considered one of the Falcons’ eight home games, and will be played...

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More Prospects Visit Falcons

It’s a pretty busy week for the Atlanta Falcons as their offseason program begins amid the team hosting several of the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft this week. Earlier this week we reported on several scheduled visits for the team over the course of this week. But apparently those reports were far from comprehensive. Yesterday, Central Florida running back Storm Johnson was in town visiting alongside three other prospects....

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