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  1. Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    An examination of four hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 31-24 victory against the St. Louis Rams: The injuries. The win was dampened more than a little by a rash of injuries. Running back Steven Jackson (thigh), fullback Bradie Ewing (shoulder...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Rookie cornerback Robert Alford played a team-high 84 percent of the defensive snaps in the preseason game with Tennessee. Part of that was because start...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Observation deck: Falcons-Titans

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons frequently get talked about as a Super Bowl team. They didn't look anything like that Saturday night. The first-team offense couldn't finish drives and the first-team defense had more than its share of breakdowns in a 2...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Observation deck: Falcons-Ravens

    Pat Yasinskas

    For the first time in more than a year, the Atlanta Falcons have a real running game. That became obvious in Thursday night's 27-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Running back Steven Jackson looked like he might provide more than a little upgrad...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  5. NFC South looks to keep ROY streak going

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC South, a division where fans often complain about a perceived lack of national attention, has had one market cornered in recent years. When it comes to Rookie of the Year awards, "small markets" haven't stopped NFC South players from rece...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. Most important assistant coaches

    Pat Yasinskas

    Assistant coaches often are anonymous, but they can be a big part of the reason why a team succeeds are fails. Let's take a look at the NFC South assistants, not including coordinators, that could be most important in 2013: Atlanta Falcons. I'm...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Tennessee Titans reportedly could sign defensive end John Abraham this week. As I keep saying, I don't think Abraham is going to end up re-signing with the ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS In this radio interview, Asante Samuel defends his claim he's the best cornerback in the league. You have to admire his confidence. Samuel might be nearing t...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The Bucs did more than make the official announcement that Warren Sapp will be the next inductee into the team's Ring of Honor. The Bucs also a...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  10. Ranking the needs: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the defensive backs. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. Carolina Panthers: General manager Dave Gettleman has assembled a group of guys that could be decent s...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  11. Blogger mock: Jamar Taylor to Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the No. 30 overall pick in the ESPN.com blog network mock draft, I just chose Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor for the Atlanta Falcons. I know there are rumblings out there that the Falcons might try to trade up in the real NFL draft. But,...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Could the Atlanta Falcons trade up?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sports Illustrated's Peter King tweeted Wednesday morning that he's hearing the Atlanta Falcons are trying to trade up in the first round of next week's NFL draft. That's going to open the door for all sorts of speculation. Maybe the Falcons are s...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  13. Three draft options for the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's conclude our series of first-round draft options for each NFC South team with the Atlanta Falcons. They currently are scheduled to draft No. 30 overall. Here are the top three options I see for the Falcons at that spot: Desmond Trufant, c...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. Pre-draft starting lineup: Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have been fairly active this offseason and are likely to have several new starters next season. At the moment, here's how I see Atlanta's starting lineup: OFFENSE WR Roddy White LT Sam Baker LG Justin Blalock C Pete...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  15. Atlanta's needs are very narrow

    Pat Yasinskas

    While it seems like just about every NFL team will be using what's left of free agency and the NFL draft to address multiple needs, the Atlanta Falcons are in a very unique position. At least on paper, they only have one hole on their roster. T...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. Grimes could slip away from Falcons, Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's been a lot of talk, but very little action, about cornerback Brent Grimes either staying with the Atlanta Falcons or joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it now sounds like neither of those is the leading scenario for Grimes. The Clevelan...

    Blog | March 22, 2013