FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan has no plans to switch the Atlanta Falcons to a 3-4 scheme in his first year as defensive coordinator.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired former San Francisco head coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday, hoping he can toughen up a unit that has rarely ranked among the NFL elite.
ATLANTA - Dirk Koetter believes the Atlanta Falcons already have the pieces they need to become an elite offense.
ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday he is disappointed the team is "not where we need to be," but he said turnover on the coaching staff may help.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are in danger of losing many of their top defensive players as free agents.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After another one-and-done in the playoffs, Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday his team's season can't be called a success.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Anyone looking for the big play this weekend, the coast-to-coast catch and run, should turn on the NFC wild-card game with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Curtis Lofton isn't worried that the Atlanta Falcons have depth issues at linebacker entering the playoffs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan says he's "a lot more mature" than in his first two NFL playoff appearances.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be "growing experiences" that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants.
ATLANTA - Michael Turner and the Falcons didn't want to settle for just making the playoffs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints' locker room.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are closer to having a healthy secondary against Drew Brees and the Saints.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.