Draft Needs: Do Falcons Really Need Upgrade at Tackle?

Offensive tackle was a position that plagued the Atlanta Falcons throughout the 2013 season, and has been one long designated as an area that could use improvement. So the answer to the question of whether the team needs an upgrade at the position in yes. But a better question may be, does the team need to use a high pick in order to make that upgrade? Particularly when looking at the right tackle spot where Lamar Holmes is expected...

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FalcFans Weekly – April 20, 2014

On this fine Easter Sunday, let’s recap some of the news and stories surrounding the Atlanta Falcons over the past week: The subject of fifth-year options for 2011 first-round picks became a popular subject this week. The Falcons have yet to exercise their option on wide receiver Julio Jones, and have until May 3 to do so. The fifth-year option will be equivalent to the top 10 salaries for his position group in 2015, which...

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What if Falcons Focused on Offense in 2014 Draft?
Apr17

What if Falcons Focused on Offense in 2014 Draft?

What if the Atlanta Falcons decided to devote the bulk of their early-round 2014 NFL Draft picks to improving and solidifying the offense rather than the defense? I should have prefaced that question by stating this is more of a thought exercise than any sort of formal proposal. But one reason why the Falcons might decide to focus on offense because relative to the defense, it seems a lot closer to being elite. The Falcons defense...

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FalcFans Weekly – April 6, 2014
Apr06

FalcFans Weekly – April 6, 2014

Potential Atlanta Falcons newcomer and safety Rafael Bush appears very keen on joining the team. The Falcons signed Bush to an offer sheet this week as a restricted free agent, giving his former team, the New Orleans Saints until April 8 to match or let him become a Falcon. Bush is still friends with Falcons safety William Moore, from their days with the team back in 2010-11, and is the strongest candidate should he join the Falcons...

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Breaking Down Joe Hawley and His Contract
Mar14

Breaking Down Joe Hawley and His Contract

ESPN’s Vaughn McClure already posted the numbers of the new deal that center Joe Hawley signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. However, I’m going to talk about what those numbers really mean from a roster standpoint. Here’s a basic overview of what Hawley got from the Falcons: Contract: two years, $6 million with an additional $500,000 available through incentives Guarantees: $3 million ($2 million signing bonus...

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