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  1. Link to full article - https://gshmgroup.wordpress.com/2019/12/22/thomas-dimitroff-needs-to-be-fired/
  2. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2019/10/9/20906294/will-the-falcons-have-interest-in-s-lb-deone-bucannon?fbclid=IwAR1p_WT7VoATL-zvlOdp7beLdD5a4RjzsMSKGeJznXCipU8sRw5tYMqgzrU The Falcons rarely make the obvious move. At every turn during Dan Quinn’s tenure—and heck, all the way back to Mike Smith—they sign the guy you don’t expect, the guy you didn’t want, or the guy who you’d never heard of. Sometimes these moves really work out, but if it’s a no-brainer, it doesn’t tend to happen. That’s why it may not be worth my time to bring up Deone Bucannon, but the pieces fit so neatly I can’t r
  3. In an earlier post, we discussed Dan Quinn's defense. It received such a positive reception that I wanted to look at Todd Bowles' defense, one of the other candidates the New York Jets are heavily considering for the open head coaching position. Unlike Quinn, Bowles' defense is much harder to nail down. Quinn's defense is relatively straightforward. Although there are variations, there aren't many and they are easy to identify. That isn't the case with Bowles. To begin with, it's unclear what he would bring over to the Jets. He has operated multiple schemes, both 3-4 and 4-3, and is willi
  4. Not sure if this been posted yet. We get an idea of the team’s mindset with all of this here. By Cory Woodroof@CoryWoodroof47 Jun 18, 2018, 11:25am EDT SHARE Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons and Julio Jones contract extension saga has been the story of the offseason, and now we have a prognostication and some context for the ordeal from someone with a close ear to the ground. Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Charlotte’s ESPN 730AM The Game and gave his ta
  5. Dear Moderators, I just wanted to ask what your stance was on posting articles from the site we write for and things. I didn't know if y'all frowned on self promotion and things like that. I would also post my colleagues articles if that was okay.
  6. The Falcons beat the Packers handily last night but both teams suffered a number of injuries during the game. Atlanta saw three players leave and not return. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder was ruled out with a concussion and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw left with an ankle issue. Worst of all, the Falcons saw their best pass rusher, outside linebacker Vic Beasley go down with a hamstring injury. Good news: according to Jim Trotter at ESPN, the team does not believe it’s serious and he will undergo more tests today. Beasley led the NFL in sacks and forced fumbles last season
  7. Enough with the Super Bowl LI talk. Does anyone piss on "Star Wars" because of "Attack of the Clones" and the really bad choice for Darth Vader's grandkid in "The Force Awakens"? No. Let's quit viewing the Falcons' 2016 campaign negatively just because of the bum ending. Those guys balled out, and this team hasn't gotten any worse. First-round pick Takkarist McKinley and free-agent signees Dontari Poe and Jack Crawford are going to help the front seven. Ditto third-round pick Duke Riley. And don't forget that five rookies made a huge impact last year ( Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, Austin Hooper, D
  8. Here is the challenge before me: Pick five players from different positions to start a new team. So the question is, which five positions would be most important to me? It is an intriguing situation and I wouldn't be surprised if five different coaches went about this task five different ways. And who's to say one way is right and another is not? After all, Super Bowls have been won by teams with decidedly different approaches to the game, both in philosophy and personnel. Still, these are the positions I would fill first, in order: 1. Quarterback. 2. Pass Rushe
  9. T.J. Ward wasn't on the open market for long. Just hours after the Denver Broncos parted ways with the veteran defensive back, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told NFL Network's James Palmer the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign Ward. The former Broncos safety, who was released in part because of the non-guaranteed $4.5 million due to him in the final year of his deal, started 41 games in Denver the last three seasons and was a key cog in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 run. Ward logged 87 tackles and an interception last season, though he battled hamstring issues
  10. The New York Giants' vaunted front seven will be without one of its contributors for the season's first quarter. Third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. Odighizuwa has tallied just six combined tackles in 18 games played through two seasons with Big Blue. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000836169/article/giants-de-owa-odighizuwa-suspended-for-four-games
  11. For all of the "28-3" memes and obligatory Super Bowl hangover narratives, the Falcons are riding high with a loaded roster and high hopes this offseason. After dominating the NFC playoff field, Atlanta added to an already strong talent base with veteran nose tackle Dontari Poe joining early-round draft picks in edge rusher Takk McKinley and linebacker Duke Riley. With the exception of virtuoso former coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the league's No. 1 offense returns virtually intact while the speedy young defense showed potential down the stretch last season. The Falcons' 2017 prosp
  12. The Super Bowl hangover isn't a myth. It's real. History and the eyeball test in the salary cap era tell you it is the truth: Losing on the game's biggest stage can have repercussions that last long after Super Sunday. Since 2000, half of the Super Bowl losers failed to even make the postseason in the following campaign. Just two got back to the conference title game -- none returned to the Super Bowl. The most recent hangover victim? Carolina. The Panthers went from an NFL-best 15-1 in 2015 to 6-10 and dead last in the NFC South last fall. Cam Newton followed up his league MVP campa
  13. The Atlanta Falcons won't escape an epic Super Bowl collapse. The all-time choke job will overlay every aspect of this year's team and be recalled seasons down the road. Dan Quinn could take the well-worn coach's path, declining to speak of his team folding versus the New England Patriots after earning a 28-3 leadwith 'we put it behind us' excuses and preaching about moving on by not reliving the nightmare. Instead the Falcons are embracing the debacle. Quinn wore two black wristbands to the team's minicamp over the weekend, each reading: "Embrace The Suck," the motto they began us
  14. Tried to copy and paste but won't let me http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000775430/article/falcons-oc-kyle-shanahan-tops-list-of-best-playcallers-left-in-nfl-playoffs
  15. Atlanta's offensive statistics are soaring off the charts to open the season. The Falcons lead the NFL in points per game (38.0), total yards per game (478.8), passing YPG (354.3) and yards per play (7.5). Atlanta earned 1,915 yards through four games this season. Only three teams in the Super Bowl-era have gained more yards in the first four games of a season: 2011 Patriots, 2013 Broncos, 1998 49ers (two of the three went to Super Bowl). Matt Ryan is playing the best football of his career, using his plethora of weapons to lead the NFL in yards per attempt (10.5), completion percent
  16. Video Scores Cam Newton says he 'deserved to get hit' on play where he suffered a concussion ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 2: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is hit by Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons resulting in a concussion for Newton at the Georgia Dome on October 2, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images North America By Cameron DaSilvaOct 3, 2016 at 8:43a ET Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers suffered their third loss of the season at the hands of the Atla
  17. This is a tremendous article from a Raiders site breaking down Shanahan's run game versus the Raiders defense from our game last week. This is really phenomenal work. Why can't Falcons fans have a writer like this for our team??? Oh yeah, this is looooong. So if you quote something please don't quote the entire article. If you are a Shanahan "detractor" then pay attention to how the offense picked up on what the Raiders were doing early and then called plays to take advantage of those tendencies. Also pay attention to how Kyle put Khalil Mack's brain in a blender and effectively neutraliz
  18. http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/NFL-and-Nike-Reveal-Color-Rush-Uniforms/883c04f8-5825-4a4d-95ef-6be771804c10 Sorry if this was already posted.
  19. This is a good article where Jon Ledyard breaks down the matchup from last week's game with Miami between Beasley and their Right Tackle. The author does a really good job of talking about what Beasley's strengths are and what he needs to continue to get better at to turn into a dominant edge rusher. There are seven video clips used to help with his breakdowns that can't be copy+pasted here, so I'm not even going to try to paste the whole article over here. Just click the link, it's a worthwhile read. http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/nfc-south/atlanta-falcons/2016/08/29/vic-
  20. This is a big year for Matt Ryan. The 31-year-old is in the prime of his career and has the enviable gift of one the greatest wide receivers of this generation at his disposal. With improved depth -- welcome Mohamed Sanu and third-round tight end Austin Hooper -- and a high-upside backfield -- breakout star Devonta Freeman second-year man Tevin Coleman -- it may be now or never for Ryan to prove he can max out higher than The Hall Of Very Good. And now, here's a Ryan pass that gets picked off by Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan pic.twitter.com/MAyd4qQpKP
  21. Over the last decade, there is no denying that the NFL has morphed into a pass-happy league. Case in point: Only two quarterbacks threw for more than 4,000 yards in the 2005 season, while 16 running backs rushed for 1,000-plus yards. In the 2015 season, 12 signal callers surpassed the 4,000-yard mark and just seven players reached 1,000 yards on the ground. Talk about a change. Defenses have had to adapt and counter these spread-out offenses in the NFL's ever-so-constant and evolving chess game. Recently, they have found an answer in the form of a hybrid player who fills both the safety and li
  22. The Atlanta Falcons are transitioning Vic Beasley from his role as a LEO pass rusher last season to SAM (strongside) linebacker. "It's off to a great start," Beasley said of the change, via the team's official website. "I just know that it's a new position. I played a little bit of linebacker in college, but it's different in the league; there's more responsibility. But I'm off to a great start with it. ... I'm pretty sure in the game plan they'll use me in rushing and obviously dropping back, going back and forth." Beasley will essentially fill the role that Bruce Irvin thrived in w
  23. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000661625/article/five-rookies-from-2015-we-shouldnt-forget-about?campaign=fb-nf-sf26074313-sf26074313 5. Vic Beasley, defensive end/pass rusher, Atlanta Falcons (Round 1, pick No. 8): I liked Beasley more than most last year and was impressed at the pop he can provide at his size. He started off strong, but like the rest of the Falcons, endured the rigors of an up-and-down season. The torn labrum he played with probably didn't help matters, either. While Atlanta did not do as much as, say, Jacksonville to improve the perception of its defense, the tea
  24. Are you ready to "embrace analytics"? The phrase makes the marriage of research and scouting sound like a forbidden romance—a coach and a statistician locked in each other's arms on the cover of some sleazy beach paperback. You can almost hear the dismissive eye-roll when old-school types mention analytics. The Browns are a "Moneyball" team now. I don't know what that means, and I don't care; I just know what to blame when everything goes haywire. Sneers and loaded buzzwords like "Moneyball" aside, football and analytics have been cohabiting for years. Some teams are openly analytica
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