Archive for August, 2010

MIAMI — The Atlanta Falcons were stout against the run, dug in on third down and came up with a big interception. Coach Mike Smith will take more of the same during the regular season.Atlanta gave up only a field goal while Miami starting quarterback Chad Henne was in the game and beat the Dolphins 16-6 in a preseason game Friday night.NFL Audio PassDon’t miss any of the action with NFL Audio Pass, which gives you access to every game’s radio calls. Find out more here.Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton led the Falcons’ defensive charge with 11 tackles, two for losses. Erik Coleman intercepted a pass in the end zone, and the Dolphins converted only one of nine third- and fourth-down situations with Henne, who played one series into the third quarter.”Our defense played well,” Smith said. “We were getting off the field, and you’ve got to do that to limit your exposure on defense.”

via NFL Game Center: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins – 2010 Preseason Week 3.

via NFL Game Center: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins – 2010 Preseason Week 3.


A team-by-team look at the most indispensable players (non-quarterbacks) in the division.

My basic rule of thumb on this one was to close my eyes and try to picture each team without certain key players. From there, I tried to gauge the impact on the team if each of those players was lost to injury — or anything else.

In some cases, the answer was blatantly obvious. In others, I went with a player who might not be the best on the team, but his role and the depth situation behind him might have vaulted him over another player. In another case, I went with a player I’m not convinced is anything special, but chose him just because of the importance of his position.

read more via 2010 Most Indispensable Players NFC – NFL Nation Blog – ESPN.

via 2010 Most Indispensable Players NFC – NFL Nation Blog – ESPN.

Four Questions as Falcons Prepare for Dolphins

First and foremost, let’s all repeat it together: it’s just preseason. The games don’t count and there’s no trophy for blasting opponents and going undefeated. Preseason is a time for players to get into playing shape and mentality. It’s a time for coaches to get a good glimpse of players in real game situation and decide who stays, who goes, and who starts. That being said, it was more than a little worrisome to see the Falcons look completely disinterested to be there against one of the best teams of the 21st century, on national television, and at home in The Dome. Yes it is preseason, but the Falcons were pushed around, manhandled, and pretty much embarrassed by the Patriots. With the Birds supposedly having one of the deepest rosters in recent memory and a several spots open, fans would hope to see a better showing. Although the big test awaits in the coveted “third game” in Miami, is there reason for concern as the regular season awaits right around the corner?

read more via Are You Concerne with Falcons Beatdown? | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.

NFL Mobile App on Verizon

Posted: August 22, 2010 in Video

Verizon is the official wireless provider of the Atlanta Falcons, and they have clearly established themselves as the leader in the wireless space.

read more via NFL Mobile App on Verizon.

Take a look at this picture above, and think about the fact that this may have been the only highlight for the Falcons’ first-string unit against the perennial NFL superpower New England Patriots in their preseason encounter last night at the Georgia Dome.

via Altanta Falcons Show They’re Not on New England Patriots’ Level | Bleacher Report.

via Altanta Falcons Show They’re Not on New England Patriots’ Level | Bleacher Report.

Just keeping it real my brothers. The Ryan’s are blowfish! They are not mentors. Dungy is! If you want to get or stay in the gutter with Philly trash like the Ryan’s. go head. But the Black professional of toaday cannot afford to asssociate with BS like the Ryans! Come on now! What would your grandmother say?

Get with the program my Brothers! Sure we all drop the F Bomb here and there, but l look at the big picture. You guys make great mpney and the Brothers whose parents are down for education and success are saying don’t stand behind the Ryan trailer trash. Now if you are traler trash or your friends are, gop head and support the Ryans. See where you willl be next year. Support Dungy’s position and stay hard on representing the Brotherhood for dignity! We cool?

Blank: Excited About Progress

Posted: August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Falcons Owner and CEO Arthur Blank watched the last of five mini camp practices Sunday, making it to The Branch after returning from an overseas trip.

The Falcons chief executive walked from station to station and spoke with media on the sideline.

Echoing comments from earlier in the offseason, Blank said he’s excited about the team’s progress and wants to move from back-to-back winning seasons to Super Bowl success.

Read more via Blank: Excited About Progress.

via Blank: Excited About Progress.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — For the first time in franchise history, the Atlanta Falcons have put back-to-back winning seasons together, and they appear far from satisfied.

There’s a quiet confidence building in Falcons training camp, a confidence I believe is warranted.

I think they’re going to give the Saints all they can handle this season in the NFC South. The Falcons right now are poised to win that division, and they’re talking like that very quietly, very humbly. Now they can start to shout it because they’re loaded, and the players returning are getting noticeably better, especially at the most important position: quarterback.

via news: Vastly improved Ryan has Falcons poised to catapult Saints.

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Turner puts in some solid work!

Posted: August 14, 2010 in Video

Falcons’ rookies make big plays to beat Chiefs

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan played two decent series. Matt Cassel played four average ones.

Both quarterbacks lacked solid protection during the preseason opener, but Ryan’s Atlanta Falcons got better play from their rookie reserves in a 20-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night.

Read more via NFL Game Center: Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons – 2010 Preseason Week 1.