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Falcons continue to struggle to fill new stadium

Those $2 hot dogs aren’t the drawing card that they were supposed to be. The Falcons are struggling to fill their new home stadium. The venue went ridiculously over budget, and for NFL games it’s now grossly underperforming. That’s happening in large part because the team that plays there is also grossly underperforming. Consider this [more]

Falcons get a windfall for player who had fallen out of favor

It’s been a bad year for the Falcons. The best thing that happened to the 1-6 franchise arrived earlier today, when Atlanta finagled a second-round pick for receiver Mohamed Sanu. With Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley the top two options in the passing game both now and in the future, Sanu became expendable. To unload [more]

Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu

The Patriots won easily against the Jets on Monday night and have a historically good point differential through seven games, but that’s not stopping them from making a move to add talent to the team. According to multiple reports that have been confirmed by PFT, the Patriots have agreed to a deal with the Falcons [more]

Devonta Freeman regrets swinging at Aaron Donald

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman regrets throwing a punch at Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. And not simply because throwing a punch at Aaron Donald is a terrible idea in any context. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Freeman apologized for getting ejected and not being there for his teammates, after his emotions got [more]

Matt Ryan has sprained ankle, status for Week Eight to be determined

The early word on Sunday was that the right ankle injury that knocked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan out of his team’s loss to the Rams was not a serious one. Ryan went for further testing on Monday and head coach Dan Quinn updated the findings at a press conference later in the day. Quinn said [more]

Falcons are bad, 2020 salary cap situation makes things worse

Teams sometimes try to sign a core nucleus of top players to expensive contracts in an effort to make a Super Bowl run, and then worry about the salary cap consequences later. The long-term effectiveness of that strategy is debatable, but it at least ought to produce a good team in the short term. What [more]

Vic Beasley feels he’s let Dan Quinn down

A report on Sunday indicated that the Falcons are looking to trade defensive end Vic Beasley before next week’s trade deadline and Beasley responded to it after Sunday’s 37-10 loss to the Rams. Beasley said he was aware of the report and hasn’t asked for a move, but if General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and head [more]

Arthur Blank: “It’s just very disappointing for everybody”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank offered a show of support for coach Dan Quinn after Sunday’s loss to the Rams dropped them to 1-6. But it’s clear the clock is very much ticking on Quinn. Jeff Schultz of TheAthletic.com caught up with Blank after the latest win, and while there may not be an immediate firing, [more]

Jalen Ramsey feels he did OK in Rams debut

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey made his Rams debut in Sunday’s 37-10 win over the Falcons and head coach Sean McVay said after the game that Ramsey provided a “big boost” to the team. Ramsey had four tackles and forced a Devonta Freeman fumble that the Falcons recovered over the course of the afternoon. Ramsey had not [more]

Dan Quinn doesn’t think he’s lost the Falcons

Dan Quinn’s ability to concisely answer a direct question mirrored his team’s ability to play football. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Quinn offered a lengthy response when asked if he had lost his team during a 1-6 start. “I understand why the question — it is a fair question, quite honestly, because you spend most [more]

Report: Falcons don’t believe Matt Ryan’s injury is serious

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left the locker room with a boot on his right foot after Sunday’s loss to the Rams and he’ll go for tests on the injury, but early word is that the team believes he avoided a severe injury. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ryan will go for an MRI and [more]

Arthur Blank: “I still support” Dan Quinn

Falcons coach Dan Quinn’s job is very much in question, after his team lost a fifth straight game to fall to 1-6. But his boss doesn’t appear inclined to fire him, at least not immediately. According to Jeff Schultz of TheAthletic.com, Falcons owner Arthur Blank dismissed speculation that Quinn might be fired Monday, and said [more]

Matt Ryan’s right foot in boot after Falcons loss

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left Sunday’s lopsided loss to the Rams early after injuring his right ankle and the team announced after the game that he wouldn’t be talking to reporters after the game. Per multiple reports, Ryan left the locker room with a protective boot on his right foot. There has been no word [more]

Rams break losing streak, extend Atlanta’s

The Rams needed some kind of spark, even if it was a team struggling more than they’ve been lately. The Falcons were courteous enough to oblige. The Rams snapped a three-game losing streak with a 37-10 win on the road, extending the Falcons’ losing streak to five games. While it might not be a sign [more]

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan limps off late

The Falcons are losing again, but that might not be the worst news. Quarterback Matt Ryan just limped to the locker room, with an apparent ankle injury. Ryan was hurt while being sacked by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the fifth he has taken on the day. The Falcons ruled him out, which is perfunctory [more]

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