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Arthur Blank – Mike Smith Isn’t on the Hot Seat

Last January after losing to the Giants in the playoffs, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said, “Our goal is to win rings, to get championships and eventually win a Super Bowl for this community.” The Falcons made changes by bringing in new offensive and defensive coordinators. So it’s natural to assume that head coach Mike Smith […]

Falcons Win First Preseason Game of 2012; 23-6 Over Miami

Dolphins rookie Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill had a so-so showing Friday night, which was more than some of his offensive teammates could say. In his first game as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback, Tannehill went 11 for 27 for 112 yards and one interception, and Miami lost to the Atlanta Falcons 23-6. Four of Tannehill’s passes […]

Mike Nolan Looking to Turn Falcons D Into One of the Best

By The AP Atlanta coach Mike Smith is looking for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to help the Falcons increase their third-down stops. In a 25-year NFL head coaching career that has included stops as a defensive coordinator with the Giants, Redskins, Jets, Ravens, Broncos and Dolphins, Nolan has built a reputation for scheming to […]

Should the Falcons Keep Harry Douglas?

Harry Douglas is one of the many free agents Atlanta has to make a decision on this offseason. He posted career highs in his 2011 campaign, but those numbers weren’t all that impressive due to his lack of involvement in Mike Mularkey’s offense. With Dirk Koetter now sitting where Mularkey once was, the Falcons can […]

Recapping the End of Atlanta’s Season

I waited a little while to write a recap for this game. I needed to let some of the frustration/disappointment within me subside, and I wanted to gather everyone’s perspective on the Falcons’ loss, game plan and future endeavors. After taking everything in, it’s hard to believe Atlanta’s season came to an end in one […]

DC Brian Van Gorder Leaving the Falcons for the Same Job at Auburn

Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that defensive coordinator Brian Van Gorder has accepted the same position at Auburn University. Smith declined to name candidates to replace Van Gorder, who has been the Falcons defensive coordinator the last four seasons. Atlanta has ranked 24th (2008), 21st (2009), 16th (2010 and 12th (2011) in total defense […]

Falcons Calling For Playoff Rematch With New Orleans?

Shortly after their stunning loss Monday night, some of the Falcons were calling for a rematch with the New Orleans Saints, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Oh, most definitely,” safety William Moore said. “We’ll be prepared much better. Hopefully, we can make a run. If we come to New Orleans, we know […]

Head Coach Mike Smith in Good Condition Following Additional Heart Procedure

Falcons head coach Mike Smith went through additional health testing and announced that his heart is in fine condition, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said there was a discovered ailment but he did not reveal what it was. “I want to be as transparent as I can be,” Smith said on […]

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