Atlanta Sports News and Rumors
With the Falcons long since eliminated from playoff contention, thoughts about 2014 and beyond are popular in Atlanta at the moment. Cornerback Asante Samuel was asked about his on Wednesday, but he didn’t have anything concrete to say on the topic. Sam…
Braves busy on multiple fronts at Winter MeetingsUpdated 8 hours ago Share TweetBraves general manager Frank Wren feels he made progress as he conversed with a number of agents and other executives this week. But as the third day of this year's Winter Meetings neared its end, he was still looking to satisfy his wish to add depth to…Source: MLB.comShare TweetThere wasn't a lot of player movement, but Day 3 of the winter meetings was nonetheless historic.
Practice report: Roddy White (knee) limitedUpdated 11 hours ago Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who has battled injuries all season, showed up on Wednesday's injury report with a knee injury and was limited in practice. It is unclear exactly when White suffered his latest setback, b…Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons don’t have to worry about facing Robert Griffin III and his ability with the read-option, when healthy. But the Falcons' defense still has to be aware of what new starting quarterback Kirk Cousins is capable of …Share TweetAtlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed for the Boise State head coaching job this week. However, the position was awarded to Arkansas State's Bryan Harsin, according to ESPN's Joe Schad. Koetter addressed the situation briefly Tu…
Who’s Better: Al Horford Or Serge Ibaka?Updated Dec 10 (yesterday) Share TweetWhile Al Horford and Serge Ibaka are in very different situations, they’re both often asked to provide the same things for their teams. Horford might score a little more and Ibaka might blocks a few more shots but they’re both athletic, strong two-way p…Source: dimemag.com
A former Atlanta Hawk GM partially blames his team’s old woes on the AOL/Time Warner mergerUpdated Dec 10 (yesterday) Share TweetLongtime sports executive Pete Babcock is best known for running the Atlanta Hawks during the tail end of Dominique Wilkins’ time with the team, developing the squad into a playoff fixture throughout the 1990s. A drought hit the squad following a second…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetNew Hall of Famers, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre helped re-define the role of a manager.Share TweetAtlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has talked to Boise State about its head coaching position, head coach Mike Smith confirmed Monday.Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said free safety Thomas DeCoud is going through concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Sunday’s 22-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. DeCoud was injured while diving at Packers running ba…Share TweetThe Hot Stove gets even hotter with this week's winter meetings. Here are the stories to watch for.
Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 14Updated Dec 9 (3 days ago) Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. -- A review of four key issues from the Atlanta Falcons’ 22-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field: For starters: Rookie cornerback Robert Alford knew early last week he would start at left cornerback in place of Asa…Share TweetThe Packers kept their playoff hopes alive with a 22-21 win over the Falcons on a snowy day in Green Bay, but their chances of navigating the last three weeks successfully took a bit of a hit when running back Eddie Lacy injured his ankle. Lacy hurt the…Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetAnother Game, Another Loss Falcons Fumble Another One Away (AP) It looked the Falcons of old for a half. The offense was moving well and the defense came up with some turnovers and the Falcons looked like the team that had done so well the past 5 years.…
Smith doesn't regret passing on field goalUpdated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith didn't second-guess his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than have Matt Bryant attempt a 51-yard field goal with two minutes remaining in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. T…
Packers convert key turnover, halt skid at 5Updated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetMatt Flynn threw for 258 yards and the Packers' struggling defense forced a key fourth-quarter turnover in a 22-21 win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons to snap a five-game winless slide.
As if it wasn’t bad enough for Packers, the beer lines have frozen at Lambeau FieldUpdated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetCalling in the National Guard to Green Bay, Wisconsin ... As things have fallen completely apart for the Green Bay Packers this season, watching the Atlanta Falcons dominate them in the first half of Sunday's game might be considered bad news. But for s…Source: yahoo.com
Questionable Gonzalez, Motta activeUpdated Dec 8 (4 days ago) Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he anticipated having a healthy group of players for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. He was right on point. Tight end Tony Gonzalez and safety Zeke Motta were the only players qu…Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Atlanta Falcons' visit to the Green Bay Packers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well …
NFL Nation Buzz: FalconsDec 10Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Sunday's game against Washington could provide another opportunity for Atlanta's younger players to gain valuable experience.
Durant Drops 30 In Thunder's WinDec 10Kevin Durant's double-double helped the Thunder beat the Hawks 101-92.
The Record That Almost Wasn'tDec 9Atlanta's Kyle Korver set a record by making a 3 in 90 consecutive NBA games, and it never would have happened without a mid-game text message from an assistant coach's wife to her husband on the bench.
Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Packers RecapDec 8Cary Chow and Tom Waddle break down the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.
Gronk a Walking Injury Report; Week 15 StorylinesDec 11Gronk a Walking Injury Report; Week 15 Storylines
Playoffs?! We're Talking About More Playoffs?!Dec 11Playoffs?! We're Talking About More Playoffs?!
Clayton's mailbag -- Debate on low hits resumesDec 10Clayton's mailbag: Rob Gronkowski's injury revived the debate on low hits, but don't expect any changes.
Don Banks: Daniel Snyder has no one to blame but himself for mess in Washi…Dec 10No matter how it ends, or when it ends -- this latest publicly displayed spasm of organizational dysfunction in Washington -- the Redskins and owner Daniel Snyder know their way home from here. They've been here so many times before, at the end of so ma…