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Dirk Koetter apologizes for Bucs' '28-3' shot at Falcons

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Earlier this week the Bucs' Twitter account took a jab at the Falcons' Super Bowl LI collapse. Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter apologized for the team's tweet, citing it was "unprofessional."
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International players added to four practice squads

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The NFL announced Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- will each carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads.
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Falcons confident Devonta Freeman deal will get done

NFL.com (NFL.com) — With momentum building toward an impasse, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff took to the airwaves to set the record straight regarding Devonta Freeman's contract situation.
  • 6 days ago

Falcons' Devonta Freeman: 'I want to be elite paid'

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman won't sit out practices or games while he pursues a new contract. The shifty back, however, wants "to be elite paid" when the contract does come.
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Devonta Freeman: I want to be 'real disrespectful'

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman wants to establish himself as less of a defender-friendly running back in 2017. Freeman was one of the NFL's most prolific tackle-breakers in 2015.
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Dan Quinn: Lack of depth on D led to SB LI meltdown

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn showed up to minicamp with wristbands that read "Embrace the Suck," a motto the team began using last offseason.
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Takkarist McKinley agrees to deal with Atlanta Falcons

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday they agreed to terms with four of their draft picks including first-round selection Takkarist McKinley.
  • 15 days ago
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Takkarist McKinley: I have 'best motor in this class'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — We already knew Takkarist McKinley was fired up about landing in the first round of last month's NFL draft. The defensive end, though, insists the Atlanta Falcons got a steal with the No. 26...
  • 16 days ago
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Atlanta Falcons' new stadium boasts giant statue

NFL.com (NFL.com) — How do the Atlanta Falcons make those 28-3 nightmares go away? You sear this terrifying image of a gigantic falcon into the minds of every fan who enters Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Falcons GM: We're looking forward to Pats rematch

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — While GMs have less to do with week-to-week competition, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is looking forward to their Oct. 22 matchup against the Patriots and Bill Belichick in...
  • 22 days ago
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Falcons LB Takkarist McKinley will not be fined

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — New Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takk McKinley was so fired after being drafted in the first round Thursday night he dropped an f-bomb on stage on live TV. He did not get punished it.
  • 25 days ago
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Takkarist McKinley won't be fined by NFL for swearing

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — New Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takkarist McKinley was so fired after being drafted in the first round Thursday night he dropped an f-bomb on live television. He won't be punished for it.
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Blog Articles

Win tickets for Mohamed Sanu’s upcoming football camp for kids

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Seriously, enter to win. If you’ve ever wanted your kid to meet Mohamed Sanu and maybe learn a thing or two from the Falcons ’ receiver, now’s your chance. We’re giving away four tickets to...
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Dirk Koetter chastises own Twitter account to avoid giving Falcons bulletin board material

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — He’s mad offline. Nearly everyone outside of the Carolinas and Louisiana expects the Buccaneers to be the stiffest competition for the Falcons in the NFC South this year. Dirk Koetter and Mike...
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On Kyle Shanahan’s complex legacy with the Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic (Allen Strk) — Kyle Shanahan put the pieces together for the Falcons, and we recognize that. It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Unlike previous coordinators, Kyle Shanahan was on the verge of leaving Atlanta...
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Famliarity and continuity are Steve Sarkisian’s priorities running the Falcons offense

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The team doesn’t want Sark to make major changes, so it’s a safe bet he won’t. The Falcons will finally hit the field soon for organized team activities soon after losing a week due to some...
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Atlanta Falcons rookie Damontae Kazee emphasizes aggressive play, ballhawking skills

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Damontae Kazee believes in dinosaurs, and they believe in him The Atlanta Falcons aren’t mad at Ricardo Allen. Allen may have started his NFL career on a practice squad, but he’s started...
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3 Falcons didn’t drop any passes in 2016, and two of them are gone now

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Here’s a sour note for you, with a sweet note to follow. The Atlanta Falcons were so insanely good on offense that almost no stats surprise me, but here’s one that still managed to catch me...
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Derrick Shelby, Adrian Clayborn to be eased back in to OTAs due to injury

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Alex Mack is full go, though. There’s no reason to believe that the Falcons will be missing key injured players like Desmond Trufant , Alex Mack , Derrick Shelby , and Adrian Clayborn ...
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Why I am a fan of the Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Why not? Welcome to the refreshed The Falcoholic! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities at SB Nation, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite...
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Good news, Atlanta Falcons fans: the NFL is relaxing its celebration rules

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Tony Gonzalez brushes his teeth seventeen times a day The Atlanta Falcons are no stranger to elaborate touchdown celebrations. From the wondrous “Dirty Bird” to Tony Gonzalez’s...
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NFL power rankings: Sports Illustrated’s Peter King believes in the Atlanta Falcons, ranks them third

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Matt Ryan puts salt on his pizza The Atlanta Falcons will get a lot of shade thrown their way in the coming months. It doesn’t matter how tired you are of hearing about the 25-point blown...
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The NFL passes rule letting teams bring two players off injured reserve in a season

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s big news for every NFL team. For a little while now, teams have been able to bring one player off injured reserve per season, instead of having them miss the rest of the year. That has...
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Falcons 53-man roster projection: Post-draft

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — With the Falcons’ draft on the books and a slew of UDFAs added to the team, here’s an early look at what Atlanta’s roster might look like going into the 2017 season. The dark times have...
  • 3 days ago

Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu named NFL’s best wide receiver duo

The Falcoholic (Matthew Chambers) — Give it up for Julio Jones who, like in real games, is carrying 99% of this. The offseason is a silly time where people debate things like best long snapper, the 3rd string tight end most likely...
  • 3 days ago

Three under-the-radar Falcons who could be major contributors in 2017

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — These three players figure to carve out real roles with this star-studded Falcons team. The Falcons have a star-studded roster and probably 19-20 established starters, so there will be fewer...
  • 3 days ago

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is getting beautifully close to completion

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We’re just months away from the opening of the new Falcons stadium. The Atlanta Falcons will be playing their home games in a different stadium than the Georgia Dome for the first time in...
  • 4 days ago

Expect to hear about the Falcons’ “Super Bowl hangover” for a while

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s NFL.com’s biggest question for this team. NFL.com put together a list of its biggest questions for every NFL team. There are questions about young players who seem to be busts,...
  • 4 days ago

Austin Hooper earns love from Pro Football Focus as one of the best tight ends under 25

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We think he’s plenty deserving. The Falcons have been getting a lot more love than usual this offseason, even if they’re sometimes snubbed from lists like biggest steal in the draft and so...
  • 4 days ago

Falcons post-draft roster review: Center

The Falcoholic (William McFadden) — No major changes at center? No problem. The 2017 NFL Draft is over, and the Falcons are essentially done making major moves between now and training camp. One of the most...
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Former Falcons coach Bryan Cox has a guess as to why he was fired

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Hint: Combine. The news of Bryan Cox’s firing was surprising in the extreme, given its timing. It also flew under the radar a bit, considering that the Falcons parted ways with defensive...
  • 5 days ago

What is your greatest concern for the 2017 Atlanta Falcons?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — There aren’t many big concerns with the Falcons, but we still have a handful. It would be safe to say that most Falcons fans feel better about this team than they have in many years. Some of...
  • 5 days ago