Stories tagged: Atlanta Falcons
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
John Blanchette: Seahawks have taken a turn for the weird
When the going gets apocalyptic, the apocalyptic get weird. Knuckleball kickoffs. No-hope challenge flags. Fake field goal shovel passes with an open-mic night comic’s delusional sense of timing. The only …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Seahawks’ three takes: Looking for a scapegoat? Try Pete Carroll
Add in a possible three points. And an extra time out at the end. Different outcome? Maybe. But Pete Carroll decided to forgo those opportunities in the Seattle Seahawks’ 34-31 …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons edge Seahawks when tying field goal attempt comes up short
Seattle didn’t have Richard Sherman and didn’t have Kam Chancellor on Monday night. And when they needed it most what they also didn’t have was one more yard or time …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Reconstituted secondary now primary for Seahawks
Finally, some good news for the Seahawks in a month that so far has brought almost nothing but dread – a loss by the Los Angeles Rams in Minnesota Sunday.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Reports: Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor to miss rest of season with neck injury
Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor likely is out for the season because of a neck injury suffered Nov. 9 at Arizona, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo, citing sources informed …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Falcons’ Julio Jones still on injury report, likely to play Monday
Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has been limited in practice for most the season, but he hasn’t missed a game despite three different injuries. This week he’s battling a sore …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Falcons want win over Cowboys to be turning point in 2017
The Falcons weren’t content to savor the long-awaited complete game that was so elusive in the first half of this season.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Matt Ryan, Julio Jones still struggling to find connection as Falcons lose again
Matt Ryan has made a career out of hooking up with Julio Jones for touchdowns.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Neil deMause: Trump right to question NFL subsidies
If the party in control of Washington really wanted to put an end to all these stadium games, it could do so in an instant by passing an excise tax …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Falcons missing 3 injured starters for game against Lions
The Atlanta Falcons will be without three starters Sunday when they face the Detroit Lions in a matchup of unbeaten teams. Linebacker Vic Beasley Jr., right tackle Ryan Schraeder and …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Steve Sarkisian begins new chapter of his career with Falcons
Steve Sarkisian is back on the sideline, this time as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. It’s been a wild ride of sorts for the 43-year-old coach. He was fired …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Atlanta’s new stadium ready for business – except that roof
With less than two weeks to go before Atlanta’s $1.5 billion stadium hosts its first game, there’s only one major issue to address: that pesky retractable roof. While vowing that …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Falcons agree to $41.25 million deal with RB Devonta Freeman
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract extension with running back Devonta Freeman. During his three seasons with the Falcons, the Miami native has racked up …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Falcons CB Jalen Collins handed 10-game suspension for PEDs
For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancers.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Desmond Trufant eager to return to Super Bowl as more than spectator
Desmond Trufant could only watch as the Atlanta Falcons squandered a lead of historic proportions in the Super Bowl. After recovering from a season-ending shoulder injury, he’s eager to get …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Falcons’ Grady Jarrett wants to build off 3 sacks in Super Bowl
Grady Jarrett’s goal for 2017 is to become a “dominant force” on the Atlanta Falcons’ defense. Jarrett proved in the Super Bowl it’s a realistic goal. Jarrett tied a Super …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Falcons to honor former stars Michael Vick, Roddy White
The Atlanta Falcons are planning a retirement ceremony for two of the team’s most prominent players – Michael Vick and Roddy White. The Falcons say Monday’s ceremony at team owner …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium despite delays
The $1.5 billion stadium – touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown Atlanta – is facing construction setbacks. The AP gets an exclusive tour of the stadium.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Atlanta stadium official says new facility ready in 3 months
An Atlanta stadium official says workers are racing to complete the $1.5 billion project in the next three months after ongoing roof issues have delayed the facility’s opening. Stadium general …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons look to move on after epic Super Bowl collapse
MVP quarterback Matt Ryan admits he went to a “dark place”’ after Atlanta’s epic collapse in the Super Bowl. Now he’s ready to move on, pointing to the start of …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Falcons all-time leading receiver Roddy White officially retires
Roddy White, the most accomplished receiver in Atlanta Falcons history, has officially retired. White has announced his retirement on his Twitter account. White, 35, is the Falcons’ career leader in …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Falcons sign FBs Derrick Coleman, Soma Vainuku; also land OG Hugh Thornton
The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku to fill the void left by losing Patrick DiMarco in free agency, and they also landed offensive guard Hugh …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Dan Quinn expects Falcons to punch back from Super Bowl loss
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn threw the first jab at the NFL’s annual scouting combine. When he walked to the podium Wednesday he answered his own questions – before letting …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Commentary: If Steve Sarkisian takes care of himself, he’ll take care of Falcons’ offense
Steve Sarkisian has a drinking problem. We can say this because he has said it himself, and he made it the basis of a $30 million wrongful termination suit against …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Falcons’ coaching shakeup continues; Marquand Manuel to lead defense
The Atlanta Falcons have continued the dramatic remaking of their coaching staff following their Super Bowl loss by promoting Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator. The Falcons also hired Bryant Young …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Falcons’ new coordinator Steve Sarkisian says alcoholism a daily battle
Since an embarrassing downfall at Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian has caught plenty of breaks in his professional life but says alcoholism remains a daily battle. The Atlanta Falcons’ new offensive …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Falcons hire Alabama’s Sarkisian as offensive coordinator
Steve Sarkisian, 42, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, agreed to terms with the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Super Bowl hero James White of the Patriots has a history of coming up big
James White was not the New England Patriots’ featured running back when Super Bowl 51 started. As White has proven before, that was irrelevant.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Falcons fans still in somber mood after Super Bowl loss
There were partly cloudy skies in Atlanta on Monday, but the overcast looming over the city seemed to be more from the gloom of the Falcons’ gut-wrenching Super Bowl 51 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Super Bowl ads normally avoid politics, but not this year
Messages about America, inclusiveness – and, yes, even “four years of awful hair” – kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the NFL and a line of …