Atlanta Falcons

Plagued by Injury, Is There Any Hope for the Flailing Falcons?

by Debbie Baratz • October 12, 2013

For the 1-4 Atlanta Falcons, their bye week couldn’t come at a better time this week. This team has lost its top wide receiver Julio Jones for the season. Its second player in the receiver duo, Roddy White, is now battling a hamstring injury, and fingers are crossed its running back Steven Jackson will return after the […]

When Will Roddy White Return to Full Speed After High-Ankle Sprain?

by Debbie Baratz • September 15, 2013

On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons got their first win of the 2013 NFL season against the St. Louis Rams, 31-24. This came as one of its top offensive weapons, wide receiver Roddy White, continues to not play at top form. Since mid-August, he’s been battling a high-ankle sprain, which is impairing his play. Last week, […]

Are the Atlanta Falcons the Most Complete Fantasy Football Team?

by Debbie Baratz • September 8, 2013

After their 13-3 season in 2012, the Atlanta Falcons seemed ready to make a solid postseason run. They made it to NFC Championship Game but we all know how it ended. As they kicked off the 2013 season on Sunday, they lost 23-17 to their NFC South division foe, the New Orleans Saints. The season […]

Most Intriguing NFL Week 1 Matchups

by Debbie Baratz • September 6, 2013

On Thursday night, the NFL season officially kicked off with the rematch of the Denver Broncos against the Baltimore Ravens. Numerous questions swirled for this game including how would the Ravens defense look? Does Peyton Manning still have it? Does he have chemistry with Wes Welker? How will the Ravens look without Anquan Boldin and […]

Can Brian Banks Make the Final Falcons 53-Man Roster?

by Debbie Baratz • August 11, 2013

After waiting and dreaming to play in the NFL for years, on Thursday Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks saw this become a reality. In the team’s preseason Game 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Banks took to the field and had his first NFL tackle. O.k. there were two but he was only credited with one. In […]

Is Matt Ryan Worth His Elite Quarterback Contract?

by Debbie Baratz • August 2, 2013

Prior to the start of the Atlanta Falcons training camp, the team gave quarterback Matt Ryan a little extra incentive to perform. He signed a five-year contract extension valued at $103.75 million. This included $59 million in guaranteed money ($28 million signing bonus) and $36 million for the contract’s first three years. This contract also […]

Atlanta Falcons 2013 Training Camp Schedule

by Debbie Baratz • July 4, 2013

For the ninth straight year, the Atlanta Falcons will hold their annual Russell Athletic training camp at their Flowery Branch headquarters. From July 25 – August 11, select team practices will be open to the public and on two dates, combined ones will be held with the Cincinnati Bengals (Aug. 5 – 6). Senior Vice […]

Ranking Top Ten Fantasy Football Wide Receivers of 2013

by Debbie Baratz • June 8, 2013

In addition to ranking the Top 10 fantasy running backs, another key position on any fantasy team is the wide receiver. In this pass-happy league, there’s a lot of depth at this position and for 2013, this top receivers will all look familiar. For one, it’s appropriate to say welcome back to the list. Calvin […]

Eying Atlanta Falcons New Stadium Designs

by Debbie Baratz • May 9, 2013

In April, the Atlanta Falcons landed a deal with the Atlanta City Council to build a new stadium, replacing their current Georgia Dome home. The cost for this could reach $1 billion and it may take until 2017’s season kick off for the team to see their new home completed. The Kansas City architecture firm, 360 Architecture, was […]

2013 NFL Draft Grades for the NFC

by Debbie Baratz • April 28, 2013

The eternal three-day NFL 2013 Draft has again come to an end. This year offered some interesting surprises but at the end of the day, teams filled out their rosters with some rookies ready to hit the ground running while others will see playing time at a slower pace. Take a look at the NFC […]