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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Takeaways from Last Week – March 10, 2014
Mar10

Takeaways from Last Week – March 10, 2014

This weekend the NFL instituted it’s second “legal tampering” signing period, allowing free agents to begin negotiating with prospective teams before the official free agency period starts on Tuesday afternoon, March 11. Already the Atlanta Falcons have been linked to a number of potential free agents, including guard Jon Asamoah, safety Mike Mitchell, and cornerback Champ Bailey. But the Asamoah linkage seems...

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Falcons Announce Extensions for McKay, Dimitroff, and Smith

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have reached contract extensions with the three principal figures within the organization: team president Rich McKay, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. McKay’s deal adds four years to his contract, while both Dimitroff and Smith add another year to their deals. McKay’s deal now runs through 2019 while the latter two are signed through 2015. McKay last...

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Takeaways from Week 14
Dec09

Takeaways from Week 14

Another week gone by and another loss by the Atlanta Falcons. I’ve grown numb to it over the course of this season, as the Falcons dropping another game to a very mediocre Green Bay Packers team on Sunday barely affected me. After feeling some small elation a week ago following Atlanta’s win over the Buffalo Bills, it’s back to the same old bitterness of defeat this week. It’s a feeling and situation very...

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Takeaways from Week 8
Oct28

Takeaways from Week 8

The big question last week was whether or not Atlanta’s win over Tampa Bay was because they caught a bad team on the verge of collapse or because the Falcons were finally showing signs of life after a disappointing start to their 2013 season. Well, judging from their performance on Sunday in their 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, it certainly doesn’t appear to be the latter. The Falcons season appears to be done as the...

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