Remember the days when the Atlanta Falcons secondary was a perpetual punching bag? Remember how for five straight off-seasons, draft experts across the land said the Falcons should expend first round picks on cornerbacks? Of course you do.Those dark days are all but over. By adding Asante Samuel to a secondary that now includes Brent Grimes, Dunta Robinson and promising young corners like Dominique Franks, Chris Owens and Darrin Walls, the Falcons have stocked their roster with quite a bit of cornerback talent. Add in talented by inconsistent Thomas DeCoud and crazy explosive William Moore at safety and just a pinch of a brand new, more aggressive coordinator, and you’ve got yourself a secondary to be reckoned with.
The National Football League released the 2012 schedule for every team in the league on Tuesday.
It’s still roughly four and a half months until teams kick off their 2012 schedule. And while no team’s had an OTA, mini-camp practice or started training camp, and while the 2012 draft hasn’t even taken place yet, it’s still never too early to start predicting wins and losses.
So please accept my way-too-early but still loads-of-awesome 2012 Atlanta Falcons schedule predictions, and allow me the right to change my mind 219 times between now and Sept. 9 if I choose.
The Falcons’ desire for an open-air stadium “presents a number of complex issues” that are still being sorted out, the head of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority said Wednesday.
The GWCC Authority, the state agency that operates the Georgia Dome, is 14 months into negotiations with the Falcons about a possible new downtown stadium that would be built with a combination of public and private funds.
Speaking at a breakfast event held by the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects at Ansley Golf Club, and in an interview afterward, GWCC Authority executive director Frank Poe detailed the challenges in finding a stadium solution.
The much-anticipated jersey launch from Nike has now come and gone.
What does this mean for the Falcons?
Not a whole lot of change.
Nike held the unveiling in New York City on Tuesday amid a packed house of media members. The Seattle Seahawks received a whole new treatment to their uniform, which snatched up most of the attention. For the other 31 teams, the new duds were changed subtly.
In fact, the changes you’ll notice from the new Falcons’ uniform are not aesthetic at all and rather are more in the material they’re made from. Check the photos below.