1. Atlanta Falcons Real Tests Will Come Against NFC South Opponents

    The other teams in the NFC South are a wide ranging group that have appeared less than stellar this season. The New Orleans Saints with their scandal and punishment have started out dismally...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about 2 years ago 968 reads 12 comments

  2. Atlanta Falcons Tight End Tony Gonzalez Speaks Up and Gets Dissed

    OK, I have seen everything. Tony Gonzalez says what every Falcons fan can already see, and he gets dissed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk ...

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  3. Atlanta Falcons: Top 3 Reasons the Defense Has Brought Success to the Team

    We all know about the offensive capabilities of the Atlanta Falcons . It is easy to see that Matt Ryan and his receivers are the reason for the success of this year's team...

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  4. Atlanta Falcons: 5 Overlooked Reasons Why the Falcons Will Win Sunday

    All I hear about is why the Philadelphia Eagles will overcome their obvious problems and defeat the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles are favored everywhere from the national media to Las Vegas...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about 2 years ago 786 reads 9 comments

  5. Atlanta Falcons Fans Learning to Enjoy Critics' Silence

    Perhaps it is too early to expect the Atlanta Falcons to be dubbed "America's Team". However, they have been winning consistently for a few years, with only a small fraction of the airtime lavished upon the Dallas Cowboys...

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  6. Atlanta Falcons Perfect While Living on Knife's Edge

    The Atlanta Falcon's are who we think they are and probably better. Going into the bye week, the Falcons will get rested and reset their determination to improve...

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  7. Atlanta Falcons' Salary-Cap Constraints Have Caused Team's Greatest Weakness

    It can be argued that every team is constrained by the owner's self-imposed salary cap. However, not every team has the vulnerability that the Atlanta Falcons seem to have every time they lose a player due to economic issues...

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  8. 3 Questions Raised by the Atlanta Falcons' Recent Struggles to Win

    It is difficult to find fault with a perfect record, but there are a few questions that the Atlanta Falcons have raised by their recent narrow victories. There is a saying in the stock market that most winners climb a wall of worries...

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  9. Atlanta Falcons' Poor Game-Planning Almost Caused Them to Lose

    Matchups are everything in the NFL , but disadvantages can be neutralized with good game-planning. Last week's game against the Carolina Panthers demonstrated poor game-planning on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball...

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  10. Tony Gonzalez: The Legend of the Atlanta Falcons' Tight End

    There are times when a special mindset is necessary in order to realize the shear greatness that we have the good fortune to witness. I remember attending my first football game at the Miami Orange Bowl, but not because the Dolphins were playing...

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  11. Atlanta Falcons Continue to Unleash "Wild Dog" Defense

    In recent years you've heard about the wild cat offense but it was more a flash in the pan than a revolution. However, the Atlanta Falcons developed a defense that could be revolutionary...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about 2 years ago 3,055 reads 14 comments

  12. Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Julio Jones Gaining Fans from Around the Country

    If Julio Jones' unique talent and ability was a secret to any NFL fan outside of Atlanta, that knowledge is quickly spreading. NFL Network is reporting that Julio Jones ranks number one in Fantasy Football drafts for wide receivers...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about over 2 years ago 1,260 reads 5 comments

  13. Atlanta Falcons: A Tale of Two Coordinators Begins with a Surprise

    It is hard to describe the anticipation I had watching the Atlanta Falcons unveil their new schemes on offense and defense against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about over 2 years ago 702 reads 5 comments

  14. Atlanta Falcons' Minor Changes Will Yield Major Results

    Finally we have reached the point that we were all waiting for, with the start of the season for the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons . During the offseason and preseason many seemingly minor changes took place with the Falcons...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about over 2 years ago 1,138 reads 10 comments

  15. Atlanta Falcons: Do Preseason Losses Really Reflect on the Regular Season?

    With the Atlanta Falcons facing the Miami Dolphins for the third preseason game this Friday, I could not help but think how a coach can actually affect a team by making strategic decisions in an "exhibition" game...

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  16. Matt Ryan's Biggest Flaw to Be Tested in 2012

    There have been several interviews with Falcons head coach Mike Smith since the 2011 season ended, and in those pressers he mentions the coming emphasis on the vertical game ...

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  17. Atlanta Falcons Revamped and Remade Linebacking Corps Evaluated

    With Curtis Lofton finally working out a deal with the New Orleans Saints, it is time to take a look at the linebacking roster and decide what the Atlanta Falcons have going forward into the 2012 season...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about over 2 years ago 3,019 reads 6 comments

  18. Atlanta Falcons Cap Fiasco Deserves Some Blame Starting at the Top

    There is just one thing to say to Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank : "Come on Mr. Blank, open your eyes!" A recent press conference reported on by the Atlanta Journal Constitution at www...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about over 2 years ago 3,619 reads 22 comments

  19. Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan Key to Next Year's Success

    This season, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter takes over the keys to a Maserati that Mike Mularkey just didn't know how to drive. Mularkey was able to take great players and make them very good...

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  20. Atlanta Falcons Great Reveal Comes This Week with Start of Free Agency

    Trusting that the Atlanta Falcons new brain trust is doing the right thing takes patience and optimism. A pessimist might say: 1. Restructure the contract of one of the lowest rated corner backs in the league...

    Frank Sparti Written by Frank Sparti about almost 3 years ago 1,733 reads 16 comments

  21. Atlanta Falcons Free Agency: Signings Reveal a Plan for Free Agency and Draft

    The Atlanta Falcons seem to be in the middle of executing a plan that will strengthen the team in the long run. Several players have been brought back to play in the fall, and in doing this the team has also revealed some of their strategy...

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  22. Atlanta Falcons Management Will Set Its Fate in the Next 60 Days

    It wouldn't be fair to call the Falcons general manager and head coach a failure. However, it also wouldn't be fair to call them a success at this point, either...

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  23. Atlanta Falcons' Job Opening for Left Tackle: Apply Within

    The Atlanta Falcons ' biggest need is arguably at left tackle , where Will Svitek had to save the day when Sam Baker failed miserably in protecting Matt Ryan and in run support...

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  24. Atlanta Falcons' Pursuit of Dominance in an Age of Parity

    The NFL is more popular now than ever before. However, not everything is better today than it was a generation ago. With free agency and cap limitations, the game has changed in many ways...

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  25. Atlanta Falcons Defense in the Box Requires Thinking out of the Box

    Atlanta Falcons new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is considering a hybrid defense based upon the players on the roster and their specific talents. In an early interview with AJC...

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