FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons don't have to answer that same ol' question: Hey, guys, when are y'all actually going to have two winning seasons in a row?
FLOWERY BRANCH - With dreadlocks flowing from under his helmet, Dunta Robinson swaggered around practice Wednesday with that knowing smile, that fearless little nod of the head, the look that lets everyone know: Don't bother throwing this way. No one can beat me.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan isn't concerned that the Atlanta Falcons' starting offense has scored one touchdown in 13 preseason possessions.
ATLANTA - Mike Smith believes the foundation for the Atlanta Falcons' 2010 season was set in the closing weeks of the 2009 campaign.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons were in their final segment of Tuesday morning's combined practice when Thomas Dimitroff took a step back.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jerious Norwood was back on the field Monday.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan can check off a couple of preseason goals.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, it's all about the footwork.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Brian Finneran allowed himself a satisfied smile.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard moved his offense easily through the Atlanta Falcons' defense Tuesday during a scrimmage at the Atlanta Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch, Ga.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio knows NFL owners could eliminate two preseason games as early as next year.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Tony Gonzalez say despite their success together, there is room for improvement.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Harry Douglas is on the verge of reclaiming his status as a potential breakout receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White hopes Michael Vick never has another brush with law enforcement.
Even on a blazing hot day, Statesboro kids got a chance to get a good workout in as they participated in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club and at Mill Creek Regional Park.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.
ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.
HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.