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  1. Upward swing could save Greg Schiano

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- For weeks now, coach Greg Schiano steadfastly has said that once the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started winning football games, they wouldn't stop. We all laughed. As it turns out, maybe the man had a point. Maybe, just maybe, Schiano ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  2. Arthur Blank reflects on Matt Ryan

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After making Matt Ryan one of the NFL's best-paid players, Arthur Blank got a little nostalgic. I had a chance to sit down with Blank for a one-on-one chat Thursday evening and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons reflected on j...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. Atlanta's Class of 2008 can be great

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's time for the Atlanta Falcons' Class of 2008 to move on past graduate school and get the most advanced of degrees. Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about how the members of that draft class were headed for a crucial season that could define...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South. Although it had been widely reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would hear appeals from New Orleans coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis on their suspensi...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. Arthur Blank, Jim Mora share warm moment

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was a very interesting moment in a media room at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday after the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers. As the media waited for coach Mike Smith, the door swung open and former Atlanta ...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  6. Falcons have found balance since Vick

    Pat Yasinskas

    This is a story about the present and the future. So let's get rid of the past right at the start. "No, that's not my house," Michael Vick said on a conference call with the Atlanta media Wednesday. "That's Matt Ryan's house. I'm just a visitor.'...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  7. Falcons free up salary-cap room

    Pat Yasinskas

    In moves that shouldn't come as a surprise, the Atlanta Falcons cut two former first-round picks Friday morning. Defensive end Jamaal Anderson and wide receiver Michael Jenkins reportedly have been released. First and foremost, these moves are abo...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  8. At No. 27, Dimitroff in comfort zone

    Pat Yasinskas

    When he was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons back in 2008, Thomas Dimitroff was given some instructions by owner Arthur Blank. With the Falcons coming off the Bobby Petrino mess and Michael Vick's legal issues and suspension, the me...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  9. Toughest NFL venue? The Georgia Dome

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC's -- and maybe even the NFL's -- most inhospitable stadium for visiting teams doesn't appear all that intimidating. Drive into downtown Atlanta and it's tough to even spot the Georgia Dome until you're almost upon it. Surrounded by the usu...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  10. Atlanta Falcons take another big step

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- To fully understand how far the Atlanta Falcons have come in three seasons -- or even one year -- all you really need to know is this: The ninth victory of a season no longer is a reason for major celebration. In the moments after Sunda...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  11. Roddy White carries Falcons to first place

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Mike Smith, like a lot of NFL head coaches, is prone to starting statements with qualifiers. He leaves doors open, except in the rare cases when he's absolutely sure what he's saying can't backfire. Take the case of how Smith started to...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  12. Beloved/disliked: Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here are the results of your voting for the most beloved and disliked figures in the history of the Atlanta Falcons. TuggleBeloved figure: Jessie Tuggle. Reader comment: "My vote for most beloved would belong to Jessie Tuggle, who floored me wi...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  13. Best Falcons Team Ever: 1998

    Pat Yasinskas

    Notable players: QB Chris Chandler, RB Jamal Anderson, WR Terance Mathis, LB Jessie Tuggle, K Morten Andersen, LB Cornelius Bennett. If ever there's been a one-year wonder, it was the 1998 Atlanta Falcons. For the better part of three months, this...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  14. Falcons did not take step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    It started with talk of a Super Bowl and whispers about the next Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. It's ending without even a playoff berth and more whispers, this time about a sophomore slump. So what the heck happened to the Atlanta Falcons and Matt ...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  15. Dimitroff building Falcons with New England model

    Pat Yasinskas

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff, New England's former director of college scouting, has built the Falcons around a kinder, friendlier version of the Patriots' blueprint. Posted by ESPN.com's Pat ...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  16. Ryan, Falcons a wish come true

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Take a look at this video and tell me the Atlanta Falcons aren't a likeable football team. Even if you don't root for them, you have to respect the Falcons. The video, produced by AtlantaFalcons.com, pretty mu...

    Blog | September 02, 2009