1. Joe Vitt Will 'Never Forget' What Saints Went Through Without Sean Payton

    New Orleans Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt sounds as if he’s a ball of emotion. If this were Hollywood and not the NFL , I bet he’d be off plotting revenge...

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  2. Losing Tony Gonzalez Will Devastate the Atlanta Falcons Offense

    Tight end Tony Gonzalez is a surefire, first-ballot Hall of Famer. No tight end in the history of the NFL has caught more passes (1,242) or tallied more receiving yards (14,268) ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 5,823 reads 58 comments

  3. 49ers vs. Falcons: Blowing Early Leads Is Something Atlanta Falcons Must Address

    The Atlanta Falcons didn’t shake a monkey off the back of the franchise with a win in the divisional round of the playoffs last week against the Seattle Seahawks . They just replaced it with a new monkey: the blown lead...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 2,859 reads 38 comments

  4. City of Atlanta Going Bonkers with NFC Championship Fever

    Since the city of Atlanta was awarded its NFL franchise in 1966, the Atlanta Falcons have made it to the NFC Championship Game just twice—in 1998 and 2004. The city has never hosted the game...

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  5. Carolina Panthers Make Easy Choice with Mike Shula for Offensive Coordinator

    The Carolina Panthers made the easy choice and the right choice for the franchise’s new offensive coordinator Friday when the Panthers announced quarterbacks coach Mike Shula was promoted to the head job with the offense...

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  6. Believe It or Not, Matt Ryan Is the NFL's Most Clutch Quarterback

    When Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took the football with 25 seconds left to play in Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game and drove the offense 41 yards to set ...

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  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Silly Not to Extend QB Josh Freeman

    According to ESPN ’s John Clayton, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have well over $30 million in cap space as the team enters the offseason leading up to the 2013 season...

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  8. 4.5 Plays That Changed the Direction of the Falcons Franchise

    Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs might have been one of the most important wins in the history of the Atlanta Falcons franchise...

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  9. Seahawks vs. Falcons: No More Tears for the Falcons, Except Tony Gonzalez

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez handed out an uncountable number of smiles and hugs, was unable to fight back tears of joy and ran off the Georgia Dome field fists pumping ...

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  10. Losing OC Rob Chudzinski a Blessing in Disguise for Carolina Panthers

    The decision-making processes that have been occurring in Charlotte, N.C. over the past few weeks in the Carolina Panthers ’ front office have been nothing short of ass-backwards...

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  11. Dave Gettleman Has Financial Mess to Clean Up as Carolina Panthers' New GM

    It’s somewhat easy to quantify the job security, and to some extent, the level of how good an NFL head coach is doing his job. It comes down to wins and losses for the most part...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 4,122 reads 43 comments

  12. Bad News, Seahawks Fans: There's No Way Brandon Browner Can Cover Julio Jones

    Batman and Robin, Wayne and Garth, and even Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson—history is full of dynamic duos...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 8,329 reads 129 comments

  13. 8 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons Will Beat the Seattle Seahawks

    The Atlanta Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, January 13 at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome...

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  14. The Atlanta Falcons Would Much Rather Face the Seattle Seahawks in the Playoffs

    Once the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 on Saturday in the NFC Wild Card Round of the playoffs, the pool of possible playoff opponents for the Atlanta Falcons ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 12,663 reads 64 comments

  15. Atlanta Falcons Learning from Past Mistakes Hit the Field During Bye Week

    The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up a week-long group of practice sessions Saturday as the team completely rearranged its schedule in preparation of the divisional round of the 2012 playoffs...

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  16. Where Exactly Did It Go Wrong for the Carolina Panthers?

    Karma can be cruel. After the Carolina Panthers won four of their last six games of the 2011 season and rookie quarterback Cam Newton grabbed more hardware than the typical Saturday ...

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  17. Do Saints Players Really Hate Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo?

    It’s almost as if the New Orleans Saints can’t find a way to return to normalcy. Just days after the 2012 regular season ended, a season of turmoil from start to finish, ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 3,689 reads 29 comments

  18. Where Exactly Did It Go Wrong for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    Of the four NFC South teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only squad that entered the 2012 season with little or no expectations of success...

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  19. Dirk Koetter Should Interview with Other Teams but Stay with Falcons

    Per league rules, NFL teams that make the playoffs and have a first-round bye utilize this off week to allow assistant coaches and coordinators interview for coaching jobs elsewhere...

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  20. Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Tampa Bay Ends December Swoon with Win over Atlanta

    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, 22-17, they did more than just stop a five-game losing streak. The Buccaneers had lost their last eight December games, dating back to the 2010 season...

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  21. Panthers vs. Saints: 2013 'Can't Come Fast Enough' for New Orleans

    The dreadful, painful, miserable and hopefully forgettable 2012 football season for the New Orleans Saints has mercifully come to an end...

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  22. Panthers vs. Saints: Ron Rivera Saved His Job with Carolina's Week 17 Win

    The Carolina Panthers have made no statement that confirms nor denies my sentiment here, but with their 44-38 win in New Orleans over the Saints , head coach Ron Rivera saved his job and will be back at the helm in Charlotte in 2013...

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  23. Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Atlanta Gains Zip by Using Starters in Meaningless Game

    With the NFC’s No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs locked up prior to Week 17, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith decided not to rest his starters in Sunday’s meaningless game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

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  24. Signing Sean Payton Was Most Important New Orleans Saints' Transaction for 2013

    Head coach Sean Payton sat out the entire 2012 season, suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his part in the New Orleans Saints ’ pay-for-injury bounty program that spanned three seasons from 2009 to 2011...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 5,294 reads 20 comments

  25. Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson Close, but Not Deserving of Pro Bowl Selection

    When the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl was announced, only one player from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was on the list; defensive tackle Gerald McCoy...

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