Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Terry Fontenot shows commitment to increasing opportunities for women in football

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

In the midst of his busy schedule that includes preparing for free agency and the NFL Draft, Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot took part in the NFL's fifth annual Women's Careers in Football Forum as a panelist on Wednesday. Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Fontenot were the four panelists during the hour-long virtual discussion.

2021 Falcons cheerleaders preparation process underway

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The 2020 season recently came to an end but the Atlanta Falcons already have their eyes on 2021. Not only is the team preparing their on-the-field product but also their cheerleader team which hold tryouts annually. Last June, the Falcons were forced to hold virtual auditions due to the ongoing pandemic which allowed those interested in joining the team to create sample videos from home.

A brief history of first round RBs: Will the Falcons select one that early?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

This week, we will look at how recent running backs have fared that were taken in the first round since 2010. For the Falcons to take one in the upcoming draft, it’ll take a trade down—people would rightly rebel if Atlanta took a back at #4—but in a new Arthur Smith offense that has found success in the recent past with a dominant ball carrier, we can’t rule out the team taking a hard look if they do move down.

Secondary may be Falcons’ biggest weakness in 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

NBC Sports analyst and former NFC South divisional rival, Chris Simms, discussed the what the Falcons’ defense may look like under new defensive coordinator Dean Pees in 2021. Falcons] secondary, not very good other than A.J. Terrell,” said Simms. You got a guy in Keanu Neal, who’s a free agent, been hurt, been awesome when he’s healthy but he’s hurt a lot.

Secondary may be Falcons’ biggest weakness in 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

The 2021 Atlanta Falcons roster has several concerning holes, but the defensive secondary is the most potentially problematic of them all.

Jay Greeson: 5-at-10: Emotions collide after Tiger Woods crash, Falcons faces may change, Way to go Joe

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Feb. 24—Tiger's crash I had several reactions when news spread of Tiger Woods' serious one-car accident. I was worried for his safety. We all were, judging by the outpouring of support, well-wishes and prayers. I was worried about his state, considering it was a one-car accident discovered that early in the morning — and with Tiger's previous incident. (Late note: It's been reported that he ...

GM Terry Fontenot: Falcons in ‘prime spot’ with No. 4 overall pick

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

"There are so many different scenarios," Fontenot said. "There are going to be some really good players there at No. We can move up, and we can move down and acquire more picks.

Falcons looking to get creative as they face major overhaul

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Fontenot said Tuesday that the Falcons, coming off a miserable 4-12 season, will have to be creative in how they build the roster for 2021. We'll make decisions that help the team win this year, but we've also got to think of future years — 2022, 2023 — so there's a balance to it," he said. We want to be as competitive as possible now, while also keeping the future in mind.

PFF predicts Falcons will lose Keanu Neal, Alex Mack in free agency

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Neal is listed as the No. free agent and PFF has him signing with the Houston Texans. Neal is set to hit free agency coming off his $6.466 million fifth-year option in 2020, and he’s fortunate Atlanta stuck by it.

Atlanta Falcons add seven to staff, including strength and conditioning coaches

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Feb. 22—The Atlanta Falcons have named Roderick Moore Jr., and Bobby Thomas assistant strength and conditioning coaches, and named Mario Jeberaeel a diversity coaching intern. Additionally, Paul Rice, Charles Walker, Sal Conti and Patrick Kramer have been named football analysts. Moore joins the Falcons after spending the last two years as the Athletics Director of North America for Vald ...