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Atlanta Falcons: Coordinators talk about their head coaching interviews
ajc.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
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. KUpvote Share Tweet
FLOWERY 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 thisUpvote Share 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointerdimemag.com Jan 8, 2013One 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.Upvote Share 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.Upvote 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 geUpvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 8, 2013Three 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 …Upvote Share TweetWASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Asante Samuel at his best in postseasonOne 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…Upvote 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 FalcUpvote Share Tweet
Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidentalCeltics 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons playoffs rewind: Steve Bartkowski(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…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 8, 2013Rajon 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…Upvote Share 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Good omen for Falcons?Here 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 thUpvote Share 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 thUpvote Share Tweet
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.
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