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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. NFC South award time

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although we in the NFC South sometimes have an inferiority complex when it comes to recognition, there will be no shortage of it in what follows. I already rolled out my All-NFC South team and named Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan the division's Mos...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  4. Screen game clicked for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    As Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviews for jobs as a head coach, it's time to take a look at one of the most significant wrinkles he brought to the Falcons. That's the screen-passing game. Predecessor Mike Mularkey rarely used th...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  5. Screen passes working for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've talked a lot about how coordinator Dirk Koetter has made the screen pass a much bigger part of Atlanta's offense this season. Let's talk a little more about Atlanta's screen game, which was rarely used by former coordinator Mike Mularkey. Ko...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Pat Yasinskas

    Somewhere in the process -- and I can't put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But "the process" Smith talked so much about in his ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  7. Atlanta Falcons need to play to strengths

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Go back and watch just about any Atlanta Falcons game this season and you'll walk away with as many questions as answers. They win almost every week, but the way they do it makes you wonder if it's a mirage. Are we getting set up...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  8. Statistical superlatives on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Atlanta Falcons' media relations department, let's take a look at some statistical superlatives on the 30-17 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Philadelphia changed defensiv...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  9. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top Tuesday afternoon headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Former NFL coach Tony Dungy said Atlanta coach Mike Smith should get running back Michael Turner more involved in the offense. I respect Dungy a...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Falcons lead NFL in TDs off screens

    Pat Yasinskas

    Unless the Atlanta Falcons suddenly stop throwing screen passes, this will be my last post on the topic for the foreseeable future. That's because the Falcons, who barely threw the screen in Mike Mularkey's four years as offensive coordinator, hav...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. Falcons light it up with screen passes

    Pat Yasinskas

    Those of you that followed this blog in recent years know I frequently took the Atlanta Falcons to task for not using the screen pass more often. That's only because they deserved it. In 2011, Matt Ryan completed 16-of-20 screen passes for 68 y...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  12. Novel concept for the Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN Stats & Information has put out its first packet of the season of league leaders in various statistical categories. I'll share many of them with you at different times over the coming days, but I wanted to start with one that really jumpe...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  13. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    The day-after interview sessions are over, so let's take a look at what came out around the NFC South on Monday: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Running back LeGarrette Blount got only three carries Sunday before leaving the game and not returning. Coach ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  14. Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Click here for the complete list of Atlanta Falcons roster moves. Most significant move: In yet the latest sign that they're going to become more of a passing team, the Falcons are going with Lousaka Polite as the only true fullback on their roste...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  15. Previewing and predicting the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, you already know the Atlanta Falcons aren't predicted to come in fourth, third or second place in the NFC South. They will win the division, according to the consensus of's panel of experts. Here's the link to the Falcons' preview...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  16. Right guard job still open in Atlanta

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a little item that will probably make a lot of Atlanta fans happy, at least for the moment. Chris Vivlamore reports that coach Mike Smith said he's not ready to declare Garrett Reynolds the starting right guard for the regular season. In a ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012