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Falcons ready for season of heightened expectations

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?

September 10, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Let's see what Dunta can do

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.

September 08, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


No offense? No problem for Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan isn't concerned that the Atlanta Falcons' starting offense has scored one touchdown in 13 preseason possessions.

August 30, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta wants more

ATLANTA - Mike Smith believes the foundation for the Atlanta Falcons' 2010 season was set in the closing weeks of the 2009 campaign.

August 20, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta GM enjoys sessions with Pats

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.

August 17, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Norwood back — but for how long?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jerious Norwood was back on the field Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rookies better than Chiefs 20-10

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan can check off a couple of preseason goals.

August 14, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons offense ready to roll in first preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, it's all about the footwork.

August 12, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Finneran on another comeback trail for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Brian Finneran allowed himself a satisfied smile.

August 11, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jaguars, Falcons try to improve pass rushing

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.

August 10, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jags, Falcons work together

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio knows NFL owners could eliminate two preseason games as early as next year.

August 09, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Gonzalez embrace sweltering training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Tony Gonzalez say despite their success together, there is room for improvement.

August 04, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas gaining momentum in comeback with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Harry Douglas is on the verge of reclaiming his status as a potential breakout receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 03, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


White: Vick did nothing wrong

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White hopes Michael Vick never has another brush with law enforcement.

July 31, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons football camp pays a visit

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.

July 06, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson returns

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.

August 25, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Youth leads Falcon defense

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.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Watt and Clowney await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans practice together

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson beefing up D-line

FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

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.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

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.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan comes out sharp, Falcons win

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

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.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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