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  1. #NFLRank and the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three NFC South players were added Tuesday to ESPN.com's #NFLRank project, which ranks the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. Offense 86. New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs ESPN Stats & Info: Grubbs played every off...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Observations on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    If they don't cut them down, the "empty calories" Atlanta coach Mike Smith talks so much about are going to end up costing the Atlanta Falcons. One drive in a 34-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals exposed a lingering problem. Early in the second q...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  4. Camp Confidential: Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When he purchased the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, Arthur Blank wasn't looking primarily to make money. "It's a solid business, and the NFL is king of the sports world and all that," said Blank, who made his fortune as co-founde...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  5. Things to watch at Atlanta's camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will hold their first practice of training camp this afternoon. Here are five things I'll be keeping a close eye on: Steven Jackson. The Falcons signed Jackson to spice up their running game after Michael...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. The 'perfect' offense?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tight end Tony Gonzalez said Wednesday that the Atlanta Falcons have a chance to be "the perfect offense." If receiver Roddy White, who is prone to hyperbole said that, I'd take it with a grain of salt. But this was coming from Gonzalez, the elde...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Falcons won't be taking a step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    From the outside, the Atlanta Falcons might appear to be sitting on a splendid perch. They're coming off a 13-3 season and they have a roster stocked with extraordinary talent from veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez right down to rookie cornerback De...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  8. NFC South Top 25: No. 22

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue my NFC South top 25 with No. 22: Steven Jackson, running back, Atlanta Falcons What he did in 2012: In his ninth and final season with the St. Louis Rams, Jackson carried 257 times for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns while also catc...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's catch up on some odds and ends from around the division: Former Atlanta running back Michael Turner was sentenced to probation and fined $1,000 for reckless driving. That stems from an incident that happened in September. The Falcons release...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  10. Grading the NFC South offseason

    Pat Yasinskas

    Check out this Insider post in which Matt Williamson grades the offseason for every NFC team. The NFC South didn't fare very well in Williamson's eyes. The exception is the New Orleans Saints, who got a B-plus. A lot of people are concerned about ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at a player entering a contract year on each NFC South team who must deliver in 2013: Atlanta Falcons: Let's skip the easy way out and not go with quarterback Matt Ryan, because he would be only a temporary answer. You know as well as I do ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  12. On Steven Jackson and the passing game

    Pat Yasinskas

    Prior to the arrival of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter last year, we used to spend a lot of time busting on the Atlanta Falcons for almost never using screen passes. There might have been a reason why predecessor Mike Mularkey was so hesitant ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  13. Lattimore could make sense for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Over the past few months, I spent a lot of time out at the Fired Football Coaches Association office in Tampa. That's where Jon Gruden works and that's where Gruden's QB Camp was filmed. My assignment was to help Gruden write scouting reports on a...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the morning headlines from around the NFC South: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The team has signed wide receiver Eric Page, who was in Denver's camp last year before being released with an injury settlement. Tampa Bay has focused on...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  15. Falcons continue getting (slightly) younger

    Pat Yasinskas

    Football is a game of yards, but the Atlanta Falcons are making it all about miles this offseason. With the addition of defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the Falcons continued their trend of trading in high-mile luxury editions for similar mode...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  16. Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at whether each NFC South team has been a winner or a loser in free agency: Atlanta Falcons: The process is far from over, but the Falcons are winners so far. They made a significant upgrade to their running game by signing Steven Jackson t...

    Blog | March 22, 2013