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Oh so close

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium.

January 21, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to get it

ATLANTA - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


McClure in the middle of playoff run

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time.

January 18, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kaepernick the key

By CHARLES ODUM

January 17, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Mr. Automatic' a constant weapon

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.

January 16, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach to face former team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Mike Nolan's 3½-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.

January 15, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


One win not enough for ATL

FLOWERY BRANCH, - A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus.

January 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Can Falcons forget about 2010?

ATLANTA - It's 2010 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons.

January 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Terry hones Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - Nearly every time Julio Jones reports to work, the second-year Atlanta receiver seeks out position coach Terry Robiskie.

January 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


One more chance for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez has no intention of pulling a Ray Lewis before retirement.

January 10, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to end drought

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons know what it takes to win in the regular season.

January 09, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Re-tooled coaching staff finally has Falcons coordinated

FLOWERY BRANCH - Last year's playoff disappointment hit so hard that Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith needed to change his staff from the top.

January 08, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After bye week, Falcons prepare for Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have more than home-field advantage to help their chances against Seattle in the playoffs.

January 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Pro Bowl? It's Super Bowl or bust for Roddy

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has gotten over his initial disappointment of missing out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in five years.

January 04, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flat Falcons don't get it done in loss to Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan refused to accept the rationale for why the Falcons were not motivated for their last regular-season game.

December 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Falcons host Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.

August 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup RBs prepping quickly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 02, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Better protect Matt

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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