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  1. Falcons shore up O-line depth

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons now have another option at right tackle besides Lamar Holmes. Coach Mike Smith said Tuesday afternoon that the Falcons have signed veteran Jeremy Trueblood. He previously was a starter in Tampa Bay before losing his job last se...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Observation deck: Falcons-Jaguars

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 20-16 loss to Jacksonville on Thursday night: What it means: The Falcons finished their preseason without a win, but that doesn't mean much. Coach Mike Smith has a history of playing possum in the preseason and bei...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. Falcons season prediction: 11-5

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'll go ahead and predict a sixth consecutive winning season for the Atlanta Falcons. But I don't think their record will be quite as good as it was last season, when the Falcons went 13-3. With the New Orleans Saints a year removed from the bount...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's catch up on some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Tight end Tony Gonzalez has rejoined the team. In a pre-arranged deal with coach Mike Smith, Gonzalez took part in the first three days of camp and then went to Cal...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take this opportunity to run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons showed elements of the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses in the preseason opener. Get used to it and get used to seeing Kroy Biermann bounce ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Wide receiver Roddy White said he wouldn't want the Falcons to ever be the featured team on HBO's "Hard Knocks." That's somewhat of a surprise because White i...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Tony Gonzalez will be in and out of camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Don't count on seeing much of Tony Gonzalez during training camp. The veteran tight end for the Atlanta Falcons was on the field as the team kicked off training camp Thursday, but he's not sticking around. Coach Mike Smith s...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Falcons made right move with Robiskie

    Pat Yasinskas

    Very quietly, the Atlanta Falcons made a significant move to their coaching staff over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, they announced that wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie has taken on the added title of assistant head coach. "Terry has ...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning look at the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Coach Mike Smith said fullback Bradie Ewing is completely recovered from an ACL injury that forced him to miss his rookie season. This is a big deal for the...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. Smith: 'We're not 10 yards from Super Bowl'

    Pat Yasinskas

    When he meets with the media, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith almost always comes across as polite and not very emotional. But he's a football coach and you get the sense there's a lot more inside of him. A glimpse of what a Smith pep talk to his...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  16. Falcons excel at keeping their own

    Pat Yasinskas

    All four NFC South general managers like to talk about the importance of building through the draft and they mean it. But the reality is that there is only one NFC South team that ranks among the league leaders when it comes to building through th...

    Blog | May 09, 2013