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  1. Yeah Ayton definitely fits I have only seen clips of him but I have to catch an Arizona game.
  2. Karma for the 28-3 BS!!
  3. Atlanta Hawks' Twitter brilliantly trolls both New Orleans teams in one tweet
  4. Atlanta Falcons interview Ken Dorsey for quarterbacks coach vacancy UPI | 2018-01-18T16:21:04-05:00 The Atlanta Falcons will interview Ken Dorsey for the vacant quarterbacks coach opening, according to a report. Dorsey, who was fired by the Carolina Panthers along with offensive coordinator Mike Shula following a postseason loss at New Orleans, will be the third coach to interview for the position, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. "We are right in the middle of it," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn told the newspaper of the search for a successor to Bush Hamdan, who moved on to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Washington. Dorsey served as Carolina's quarterbacks coach from 2013-17 following two seasons as a pro scout for the team. The former University of Miami quarterback played six seasons in the NFL (2003-08) before finishing his playing career in the CFL in 2010. Greg Knapp, a former offensive coordinator with the Falcons, and former Jacksonville Jaguars coordinator Jedd Fisch already have interviewed for the post. Also on Thursday, Quinn announced offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will be returning to the team. Copyright © 2018 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY
  5. Falcons say extension for QB Matt Ryan is top priority Michael Rothstein | 4:56 PM ET FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said an extension for quarterback Matt Ryan is a top priority this offseason as Ryan moves into the final year of his contract. "No real comment, just the fact that it will be a focus this offseason," Dimitroff said. "That's one that, interestingly enough, will help create flexibility in what we're doing forward with a number of moves we may be making. Yes, Matt's focus will be the No. 1 focus.'" Owner Arthur Blank said Ryan "needs to be compensated well, and he will be" after Ryan was named the MVP following the 2016 Super Bowl season. Although Ryan's production dropped off this past season, the Falcons' confidence in him hasn't wavered. Coach Dan Quinn said "we're **** fortunate we've got him," in talking about Ryan's value to the franchise. Through 10 NFL seasons, Ryan has completed 3,630-of-5,593 passes for 41,796 yards with 260 touchdowns, 126 interceptions, and a career-passer rating of 93.4. Ryan, the third-overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, signed a five-year, $103.75 million extension in July of 2013 that included $59 million guaranteed. He is scheduled to make $19.25 million in 2018 with a $21.65 million cap hit, but a longer-term deal could lower that cap figure, creating the flexibility Dimitroff mentioned. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford, a close friend of Ryan's, signed a five-year, $135 million contract back in September that included $92 million guaranteed and a $50 million signing bonus, both NFL highs. Stafford and Ryan are represented by the same agent, Tom Condon. "You're always looking at market value," Dimitroff said. "And you're looking at how the cap is going up. And you're looking at a lot of different things, of course. The reality on it is, when you're the quarterback of Matt's caliber, you're going to set a certain tone for how teams are negotiating. "I think it's not going to be that difficult of a negotiation, quite honestly. I think we're going to be in a good spot with it. Yeah, we do have to be creative. We always have to be creative." The Falcons typically complete such lucrative, long-term deals prior to the start of training camp. Ryan, who turns 33 in May, believes he has plenty of good years left. Dimitroff can see Ryan playing into his 40s, like New England's Tom Brady. "Personally, that is my feeling," Dimitroff said. "I think he's a guy who takes care of his body both on and off the field properly. He does a lot work on the field. He's good about his nutrition and his approach. ... We want him to be a part of this organization for a long time coming." Dimitroff said re-signing kicker Matt Bryant, who turns 43 in May, also is a priority. Bryant made 34 of 39 field goals this past season and all 35 extra points. "Matt Bryant is one that we're going to talk to here soon about what's going on next season," Dimitroff said. "I think Matt did a heck of a job for us this year. In a lot of ways, he stepped up to the ball and rose to the occasion. I was very proud of him, as I know Dan was. Having a guy who continues to fight age, but he does a very good job with it. He continues to come through for us. He's an important part."
  6. I think that's been the biggest issue this year is Julio and Matt having those practice reps.
  7. Definitely looks like they are shopping guys. Man this draft could potentially be huge with the amount of picks we could have.
  8. OP be honest did you make this trade on Madden???
  9. You never settle because at the end of the day you always want to be the best. Focus needs to be on the Interior DL first then you add more pieces. Look at Jacksonsville DL they are beasts.
  10. Well damm that was painful but very true. Well Quinn is riding with his boy let's hope Sark realizes that he needs to create and call NFL plays. I know some are going to say players dropped balls and didn't block or inaccurate throws but you have to design plays that puts your players in position to succeed as well.
  11. With the talent on this offense I think they are capable of 16, however before they can truly return to that form the interior OL has to be addressed. Matt cannot afford to constantly get pressure right up the middle. Mack is a stud but he needs two wing men. I think Sark did a decent job and he definitely had some on the job training going on this season but I hope that he really sits down and improve his playcalling to fit his personnel. However he doesn't deserve all the blame because players didn't execute the way they are capable of.
  12. Glad this wasn't a comparison thread.
  13. Bazeless is finally playing some decent ball. I hope he keeps it up to give us good trade value in return. Worried about Prince of late because he's been slumping big time. 7 points 1 rebound and 1 assist in 36 minutes.
  14. Yeah definitely can't forget that nonsense. Granted I know Julio had some drops but the dude is still one of the best wr's let alone one of the best players in football.
  15. Cardinals to interview Falcons assistant a second time UPI | 2018-01-17T19:13:56-05:00 The Arizona Cardinals will bring back Atlanta Falcons assistant Keith Armstrong for a second interview for their vacant head coaching vacancy, according to a published report. Armstrong, the special teams coordinator of the Falcons, will interview with Arizona for a second time on Friday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported. The Cardinals reportedly have interviewed nine assistant coaches for the position and, per the Arizona Republic, six are still in the running to succeed Bruce Arians. Other candidates are two coaches with the Philadelphia Eagles -- defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo -- along with Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak on Wednesday declined a second interview with Arizona, citing family issues. Armstrong just completed his 10th season with Atlanta. His coverage units routinely are ranked among the league's top 10. Prior to joining the Falcons, Armstrong spent seven seasons in a similar capacity with the Miami Dolphins. Arians, 65, retired on New Year's Day after five seasons as the team's head coach. He owned a 49-30-1 mark with the Cardinals and was a two-time NFL Coach of the Year recipient, capturing the honor in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts and 2014 with the Cardinals. Copyright © 2018 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY