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  • Falcons Takkarist McKinley detained by police after hotel incident

    TMZ "Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was detained by police in L.A. on Tuesday and is undergoing a mental evaluation following an incident at a hotel ... TMZ Sports has learned.  McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened..." January 15

  • Falcons fans seem surprisingly comfortable with bringing back Matt Schaub

    The Falcoholic "Earlier this offseason, we wrote about the team’s backup quarterback situation and our preferred plan for moving forward. In those pieces, we opined that the sun had set on the Matt Schaub era in Atlanta, and that despite his obvious value as a veteran presence, it was time for..." January 14

  • How the Falcons receiver position could and should shake out in 2018

    The Falcoholic "If running back is one of the strongest positions for these Falcons, so is wide receiver. The team has one of the three best players in the NFL at the position (Julio Jones), a very capable second option (Mohamed Sanu) who also happens to be an excellent passer, and a promising rookie..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Julio Jones Says Falcons Don't Want Antonio Brown, 'We Good Over Here'

    TMZ "How dope would a 1-2 punch of Julio Jones and Antonio Brown look in Atlanta?!?! Not that dope ... according to Julio himself -- who tells TMZ Sports he and the Falcons actually don't want to see that at all. "Nah, man. We tight over..." January 11

  • Falcons assistant Kyle Flood will handle clock management and replays

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has shaken up his coaching staff this offseason, and one of the major changes is to have a coach whose responsibilities include clock management decisions and making the call on replay challenges. Quinn announced today that Kyle Flood, who spent the last..." January 10

  • Falcons hire Ben Kotwica as special teams coordinator

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ben Kotwica, a former assistant with the Redskins, was hired as the Falcons special teams coordinator on Wednesday. “Ben will provide an experienced but new voice for our special teams,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He brings an attacking attitude to our..." January 09

  • Falcons hire Dirk Koetter as new offensive coordinator

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons reached an agreement with Dirk Koetter to become the team’s new offensive coordinator, the team confirmed Tuesday.  The Falcons also hired Mike Mularkey as the tight ends coach.  “We are fired up to have Dirk join our staff as our offensive..." January 08

  • Falcons hire three-time NFL head coach Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons have made sweeping changes to their coaching staff following a 7-9 regular-season finish in 2018. On Dec. 31, the Falcons parted ways with three coaches – offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams..." January 08

  • Falcons offer Dirk Koetter offensive coordinator position

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dirk Koetter has been offered the position of Falcons offensive coordinator, according to one person familiar with the situation. Koetter may have accepted the position. Late Monday, a high-ranking team official when asked to confirm would say only there is no agreement at this..." January 08

  • Mike Evans replaces Julio Jones on Pro Bowl roster

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will have a representative in this month's Pro Bowl after all. Wide receiver Mike Evans will take Falcons wideout Julio Jones' spot in the game, the Bucs announced on Monday. Evans previously was named a first alternate for the Pro Bowl, which will take..." January 07

  • Broncos have blocked two teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak

    Mile High Report "Back in November, a report came out that Gary Kubiak wanted to return to coaching as an offensive coordinator in 2019. After serving as a Senior Personnel Adviser with the Denver Broncos the last two seasons, the itch to coach again has returned for Kubiak. While it was believed that..." January 06

  • Falcons Will Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On S Keanu Neal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff tells Vaughn McClure of ESPN that they will pick up the fifth-year option on S Keanu Neal in the coming months. McClure notes that Neal’s option should cost the Falcons around $6.7 million for the 2020 season and..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Falcons likely to discuss big contract with Julio Jones this offseason

    Clutch Points "NFL Atlanta Falcons likely to discuss big contract with Julio Jones this offseason by  Matthew Schmidt January 4, 2019 Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones reached an agreement on an adjusted contract with the team before..." January 04

  • Falcons’ “Top Priority” Is Signing DT Grady Jarrett To Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Thursday, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said that signing DT Grady Jarrett to a long-term extension is their “top priority” right now, per Vaughn McClure. Dimitroff added that they also plan to take care of WR Julio Jones and..." January 03

  • Falcons Won’t Hire Defensive Coordinator

    AtlantaFalcons.com "For much of the past two months, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has maintained that he would evaluate his coaching staff based on the totality of the 2018 season. Now that the season has drawn to a close, so too has his evaluation. The result: The Falcons parted ways with offensive..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Falcons fans aren’t used to losing since drafting Matt Ryan

    The Falcoholic "The 2018 season has been a disappointment. Many NFL analysts agreed that this Falcons team was one of the most talented in the league. While injuries had a big impact on the downturn of this season, one thing most people agree on is that QB Matt Ryan was not one of the..." January 02

  • Atlanta Falcons interviewed Mike Mularkey for Falcons offensive coordinator job

    The Falcoholic "Offensive coordinators may be the most criticized job in the entire NFL. If things are buzzing then fans applaud the players. When things are failing the pitchforks come out early. Typically the criticism is quite over the top when coordinators deal with different limitations of their..." January 02

  • Falcons sign nine players to reserve/futures contracts

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Falcons have signed the following nine played to reserve/futures contracts:  Kurt Benkert Christian Blake Taveze Calhoun Jermaine Grace  Jaeden Graham  Alex Gray  Devin Gray  Sean..." January 01

  • Falcons, Jaguars To Conduct OC Interviews With Darrell Bevell

    Pro Football Rumors "Darrell Bevell will meet with two teams about returning to an offensive coordinator position. The former Seahawks OC has interviews lined up with the Falcons and Jaguars, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports (on Twitter). Bevell did not coach this year but took part in some..." January 01

  • Wade Harman out as Falcons tight ends coach

    The Falcoholic "We’re not in the halls of Flowery Branch when Dan Quinn is interacting with coaches, so it’s not easy to say what might prompt certain firings this offseason. With Steve Sarkisian, Marquand Manuel and Keith Armstrong, at least, you knew it was on-field performance, the desire for a..." January 01

  • Koetter leading candidate for Falcons’ open OC position

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After being fired as Buccaneers head coach on Sunday, Dirk Koetter is considered the front-runner to land the open offensive coordinator position with the Falcons, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. It would be a return trip to Atlanta for Koetter, who served as..." December 31

  • Falcons Firing OC Steve Sarkisian, DC Marquand Manuel & STs Keith Armstrong

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons have fired OC Steve Sarkisian, DC Marquand Manuel, and Special Teams coach Keith Armstrong on Monday as they overhaul their coaching staff under Dan Quinn. Reports have said for a few months now that..." December 31

  • Matt Schaub wants to remain in Atlanta, backing up Matt Ryan next year

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Matt Schaub doesn’t know if his career as a football player will end Sunday when the Falcons wrap up the regular season at Tampa Bay, but he’s just about positive he wants to stay around the game, whether he’s wearing an NFL uniform in the future. The Falcons backup..." December 29

  • Falcons’ Bruce Irvin is getting home, but will he stay?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the clock ticking fast on the Falcons’ season and perhaps his time with his hometown team as well, Bruce Irvin is not overly eager to talk about the prospect of re-joining the squad next season, but his locker mate had a thought about that not-so-outlandish possibility. As..." December 28

  • Falcons have talent, but no sure things at safety

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There has been an excess of moving parts on the Falcons’ defense this season, yet a fan would be imprudent to assume what will happen next season if long-lost safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen return whole from their season-ending injuries. Their replacements, Demontae..." December 27

  • Matt Ryan: Steve Sarkisian has done a good job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has gone out of his way to compliment offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian after recent games. After the Carolina win, Ryan noted that Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu’s touchdowns were great calls and that both players went into the end..." December 27

  • 10 NFL coaches who could be fired on Black Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone is in the holiday spirit with Hanukkah and Christmas just passing, but that will be short-lived for those in the NFL. Just days after Christmas has concluded, the dark clouds will begin to approach and then, as..." December 27

  • Matt Bosher says NFL drug tested him after huge hit Sunday

    Yahoo! Sports "In Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher laid one of the most brutal hits of the season on a kickoff. Following a game-tying Falcons field goal in the second quarter, Kenjon Barner took back a kickoff to the 35-yard line before he was..." December 26

  • Falcons not ruling Julio Jones, Tevin Coleman out yet

    USA Today "The Falcons offense will be short a couple of key players at practice this week. Coach Dan Quinn told 92.9 The Game this morning that wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Tevin Coleman will be “held back” this week at practice, but he would not rule them out for the..." December 26

  • Julio Jones will play vs. Panthers

    Sporting News "Julio Jones will be active in Carolina. The Falcons wide receiver will suit up Sunday against the Panthers, despite dealing with hip and rib injuries. Jones returned to practice Friday after sitting out the team's Wednesday and Thursday workouts. Falcons..." December 23

  • Falcons DC on stopping new Panthers quarterback Taylor Heinicke

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The assignment changed for Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel when the Panthers announced Wednesday that Taylor Heinicke will start at quarterback in place of Cam Newton. The Falcons (5-9) are set to play the Panthers (6-8) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in..." December 21

  • Julio Jones to be game-time decision vs. Panthers with hip injury

    NFL.com "Julio Jones' availability for Sunday is up in the air. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that the wide receiver will be a game-time decision against the Carolina Panthers. Jones returned to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday's and Thursday's..." December 21

  • Report: Falcons could fire Steve Sarkisian, replace him with ex-Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell

    Field Gulls "The Atlanta Falcons had aspirations of being playoff contenders in 2018, but it all went horribly wrong for Dan Quinn’s team. Atlanta is sitting at 5-9 and planning for next season, and while Quinn appears to be safe as head coach, the same cannot be said for offensive..." December 19

  • Julio Jones held out of Wednesday’s Falcons practice with hip injury

    The Falcoholic "Julio Jones is having a hell of a year. He leads the league in receiving yards with 1,511, he’s racked up six touchdowns since the bye week, and he continues to prove that he’s one of the league’s best receivers. That’s why it’s particularly bad news that he..." December 19

  • NFL reveals rosters for 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando

    NFL.com "Patrick Mahomes' MVP-caliber season is getting the Pro Bowl treatment. The Kansas City Chiefs' second-year wunderkind is among the starters for the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Mahomes leads a contingent of six Pro Bowl selections for..." December 19

  • Devonta Freeman won’t return from injured reserve in meaningless finish to 2018

    The Falcoholic "Devonta Freeman’s 2018 season has been cut short multiple times by injury. Dan Quinn has recently started talking up Freeman’s potential return for the final few games of 2018, with fans asking, “but why?” Falcons waved goodbye to their playoff hopes..." December 19

  • Falcons Likely To Fire Steve Sarkisian

    Pro Football Rumors "There’s a “strong possibility” of significant changes to the Falcons’ coaching staff this offseason, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). This includes potential changes at offensive and defensive coordinator, which could put Steve..." December 18

  • Falcons Placing RB Ito Smith On IR With Knee Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Falcons HC Dan Quinn announced Monday that rookie RB Ito Smith will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, per Vaughn McClure. According to Quinn, Smith will undergo knee surgery this week, per McClure. Smith, 23, was selected in..." December 17

  • Hit on Aaron Rodgers was not fined, skirmish afterward was

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons and Packers had a skirmish on the field after a hit on Aaron Rodgers that some in Green Bay thought was dirty. The NFL ruled that the hit on Rodgers was OK, but what happened afterward was not. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones was fined $33,425 for jumping into a fight in..." December 16

  • Julio Jones suffers rib injury, returns to game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who made a spectacular 21-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, suffered a rib injury on Sunday against the Cardinals. Jones was back on the field, but didn’t start the second half. His return to the game was originally listed as..." December 16

  • Falcons RT Ryan Schraeder feels like he should be starting

    The Falcoholic "Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder’s NFL career has taken a roller coaster trajectory. After playing his college ball at Division 2 powerhouse Valdosta State, Schraeder went undrafted. He landed at Flowery Branch as an undrafted free agent and made the team. Then in..." December 13

  • Falcons hope Freeman can make it back from sports hernia surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who had sports hernia/core surgery Oct. 18, was an onlooker at practice Friday. “He did weeks of the rehab in Philadelphia,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He’s back and doing well. We are just going to take it week by week..." December 07

  • Does Steve Sarkisian get a pass for Sunday’s poor offensive performance?

    The Falcoholic "Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has a tough gig. When he first took over for Kyle Shanahan, the offense seemed nearly unstoppable. Add in the ongoing emergence of Tevin Coleman and a prudent first round investment in Calvin Ridley; that’s a recipe for..." December 05

  • Julio Jones out of practice with foot injury

    Number Fire "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. What It Means: Jones missed Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury but his Week 14 playing status currently is not considered a concern according to head coach Dan Quinn. Jones'..." December 05

  • Falcons “concerned” about all the hits Matt Ryan’s taking

    Pro Football Talk "Nothing about the Falcons season has gone according to plan, and even the stars who didn’t end up on IR have to be hurting. Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sacked 36 times in 12 games so far this season, on pace for a career-high 48 sacks (topping the 44 he took in..." December 04

  • Arthur Blank: I haven't lost faith in Quinn, Dimitroff

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons' season continues to spiral downward following Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Atlanta has lost four straight games and sit last in the NFC South with a 4-8 record, representing a major disappointment given this team was..." December 03

  • Falcons’ Gage doing his best Lamar Jackson impersonation on scout team

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons speedy wide receiver Russell Gage is playing Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson for the scout team in practice.  “He did a great job for us,” linebacker DeVondre Campbell said Thursday. “He gave us some great looks and he is really just getting us..." November 30