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Atlanta Falcons: Coordinators talk about their head coaching interviewsUpdated Jan 8 Share Tweet
Mike Nolan, Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter (Curtis ) FLOWERY BRANCH - All of the Falcons’ coordinators have had interviews for head coaching positions. Special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong had interviews with Chicago, Kansas City and Philadelphia. K
Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH - First, in order to give the Falcons’ defense a really good scouting look, quarterback Dominique Davis has to shrink four inches. The Falcons’ third-string quarterback is 6-foot-3, but he will impersonate the 5-11 Russell Wilson thisShare TweetNikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks, 108-103, on Tuesday night.
Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-PointerUpdated Jan 8 Share TweetOne of the NBA’s finest passers, Ricky Rubio, had an amazing behind the back dime to Derrick Williams who knocked down the three-point jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.Source: dimemag.comShare TweetThe Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to hire Atlanta director of player personnel Dave Caldwell as general manager, charging him with turning around one of the league's worst teams.Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH - David Caldwell, the Falcons’ director of player personnel, accepted the position of general manager with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday. David Caldwell “Dave is a very bright, adept and organized talent evaluator,” Falcons geShare TweetThree months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it …Source: deadspin.comShare TweetWASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.
Asante Samuel at his best in postseasonUpdated Jan 8 Share TweetOne of the reasons the Atlanta Falcons traded for Asante Samuel back in the spring was because the veteran cornerback knows how to win. Samuel has been on two Super Bowl championship teams with New England and also spent time with Philadelphia. Samuel h…Share Tweeteattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman (25) talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 24-23. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) FLOWERY BRANCH - Here is a look at how the Falc
Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidentalUpdated Jan 8 Share TweetCeltics point guard Rajon Rondo said Tuesday he was simply making a joke with referee Rodney Mott when he bumped him in Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta Falcons playoffs rewind: Steve BartkowskiUpdated Jan 8 Share Tweet(Photo: Atlanta Falcons) Who: Falcons quarterback Steve Bartkowski What: NFC wild card playoff game, Eagles vs. Falcons When: Dec. 24, 1978 Where: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Score: Falcons 14, Eagles 13 What happened: In their 13th season as an expan…Share TweetRajon Rondo served a one-game suspension last night, because that's what Rajon Rondo does. The incident happened in the third quarter Saturday's win over Atlanta, when referee Rodney Mott whistled Rondo for a charge. Rondo freaked out a bit and approach…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetLet's take a quick tour of the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons may have a little edge on the Seahawks when it comes to preparation. The Falcons were off all last week and the coaching staff used that time to prepare f…
Good omen for Falcons?Updated Jan 8 Share TweetHere are some numbers that should be very encouraging for fans of the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Matt Ryan completed a league-best 68.6 percent of his passes in the 2012 season. That’s the 13th best completion percentage in history for quarterbacks thShare TweetDid Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks bust some myths at Washington? (Mark Slocum/AP) The Seahawks won 24-14 at Washington on Sunday and, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, busted three “tired, outdated or just flat-out wrong” myths in th
Jaguars Name Falcons Director Of Player Personnel New GMJan 8Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell has reached agreement on a deal to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' new general manager.
Will Atlanta Falcons stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch?Jan 8Will the Atlanta Falcons find a way to stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Heath Evans explains why the Falcons defense has a tough task ahead of them.
Can Seahawks give Falcons WRs trouble?Jan 8The dangerous receiving corps of the Atlanta Falcons will take on the big and physical secondary of the Seattle Seahawks. So which side of the ball will prevail? Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly give their answers.
NFC Road Team With Best Chance To WinJan 8Mark Schlereth, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini discuss which NFC road team has the best chance to win this weekend.
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.