Takeaways from Last Week – August 19
Aug19

Takeaways from Last Week – August 19

Roddy White is injured, and I’m not worried. At least I should say I’m not worried right now. If White is out of the lineup in Week 1, then I’ll be worried. But I’m pretty calm at this point in time, even knowing that White will miss the rest of the preseason with an ankle injury that he suffered on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons now have three weeks for White to get some rest and...

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Player on the Rise: Pat Schiller
Jun01

Player on the Rise: Pat Schiller

Linebacker Pat Schiller was among the Falcons most impressive rookies from last year’s preseason. Schiller was consistently in position when working both versus the run and pass, suggesting that he was deciphering the intricacies of Mike Nolan’s new defense better than many veterans could. He managed to stick on the Falcons practice squad and would become one of the more memorable aspects of the team’s weekly D-Block...

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Falcons FA Focus: Linebacker
Feb12

Falcons FA Focus: Linebacker

I know I skipped over the defensive line positions in terms of looking at prospective free agents that could help the Falcons, but there are a lot of players to watch to drink it all in. So I’ll just instead skip ahead to the linebacker position won’t take a huge amount of effort to break down. The Falcons need at linebacker centers around their desire to get better in coverage. It arguably cost them a chance at the Super...

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Falcons Needs: Linebacker

The Falcons linebacker position had its ups and downs in 2012. First-year starter Akeem Dent was erratic in his first year as a starter. Stephen Nicholas got off to a good start, but his play petered off over the second half of the season. And Sean Weatherspoon dealt with injuries and was not the consistent impact player on the field when he was healthy that he was in 2011. The Falcons could opt to shake up this position in the...

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Jones, Spoon questionable against Cardinals

Today, the Falcons released their injury report for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. On it, wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were listed as questionable. Neither player practiced during the week, and according to head coach Mike Smith will be game-time decisions. Jones suffered his injury during the first half of last week’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, but later...

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