By Jonathan Simmons This time last year I found myself in Houston the host city of Super Bowl 51. Who knew I would be there to witness the highs and lows of that unforgettable OT loss to the NE Patriots. The excitement surrounding the Falcons before SB51 reached unprecedented heights. Multiple pep rallies around Metro … Continue reading #Falcons fans not interested in #SB52 Still haunted by collapse in #SB51
By Jonathan Simmons Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in almost 20 years years together have put together a standard of excellence that will be hard to break. The 2 future Hall of Famers have won 5 Super Bowls, 9 AFC titles. They are in the AFC championship game this year for the seventh year in … Continue reading Will Tom Coughlin D again be kryptonite for #Patriots Supermen Belichick and Brady?
In the roller coaster season for the Atlanta Falcons the only constant has been questionable play of QB Matt Ryan and on field strategy of Head Coach Dan Quinn. These two, with Ryan being the bigger culprit have either cost the Falcons games outright, or made the wins much closer than they should have … Continue reading Ryan and Quinn need to find their A game for #Falcons to reach #NFLPlayoffs
The Atlanta Falcons continue their season in the year of living dangerously. Matt Ryan throws 3 interceptions, including 2 in the Red Zone. But in another strange and miraculous finish, the Falcons intercept Drew Brees in the end zone with less than a minute to go to preserve a 20-17 victory in Atlanta. Falcons star … Continue reading #Falcons snatch win from hands of #Saints on #DeionJones end zone INT
The 2017 Atlanta Falcons have played their way into a precarious position in their quest to return to the postseason. Winnable games vs the Bills, Dolphins at home, and Panthers on the road have left them in 3rd place in the NFC South. Even after a big home win against a depleted Cowboys team, Atlanta … Continue reading #Falcons vs #Seahawks – No room for error in #NFLPlayoff chase
Photo from USA Today on BruinsNation.com The 2017 NFL draft 'needs list' for the Falcons wasn't too much different from 2015 or 2016. Get a good edge rusher, and shore up the offensive line with players who could play right away. In 2015 the pick was fairly obvious. Pundits and fans alike thought Vic Beasley the … Continue reading #Falcons pick of #TakkaristMcKinley – hubris or just following their hunches?
Step aside, Chris Johnson. Possibly. Washington receiver John Ross unofficially ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. If that number stands, it becomes the fastest 40 time in the history of the Indianapolis gathering of incoming prospects. Nine years ago, Johnson (who has played running back for the Titans, Jets, and Cardinals) cranked… Check … Continue reading Is #Washington WR #JohnRoss fastest ever at #NFLCombine ?
The #AtlantaFalcons defense needs to be cut loose to flourish. The #Falcons statistically have gone backwards from 2015 when they were 16th overall to 27th. In 2016, Atlanta allows opponents on average almost 400 yards and 28 points per game. The numbers in 2015 were 348 yards and 22 points per game. The irony is … Continue reading #Freebird approach needed for #AtlantaFalcons ‘D’ to improve
In #ARIvsATL #Falcons RiseUp for 38-19 win over the visiting Arizona Cardinals. They looked rested and relaxed in front of a late arriving crowd at the Georgia Dome. This game between Dirty Birds and Desert Birds, pitted Arizona's top ranked defense vs Atlanta's top ranked offense. Falcons were good on both. The defense limited star Cardinals … Continue reading In battle of the ‘Birds #Falcons resilience shows in win over #Cardinals
#AtlantaFalcons QB #MattRyan silences critics with record performance