Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Aaron Rodgers, 2-Time NFL MVP, Huddles Up With CAA Sports Off The Field

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

CAA will create commercial opportunities for Rodgers — a Super Bowl champ and two-time NFL MVP, — in such areas as film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing and philanthropy, among others. “I have always been interested in exploring ways to parlay the things I am most passionate about into new business endeavors,” said Rodgers. The popular QB and commercial pitchman — NFL viewers see his “Discount Double Check” ads for State Farm every week — is coming off a terrific season.

Mike Vick, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett ready for retirement

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others. Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways. Vick, the dynamic four-time Pro Bowl quarterback who was honored with a retirement ceremony by the Atlanta Falcons last week, isn't hanging up the cleats just yet.

Devonta Freeman thinks he should’ve been Super Bowl MVP. Does he not realize he was the goat?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

In a feat impressive for both its hubris and complete lack of self-awareness, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says he should have been MVP of the Super Bowl his team lost after holding a 28-3 lead. It’s a tacit shot at Kyle Shanahan’s play-calling, a slap in the face of quarterback Matt Ryan and a borderline delusion that ignores the pivotal role Freeman played in the New England Patriots’ record-setting comeback. Midway through the fourth quarter with the Falcons still leading 28-12, Freeman was in the backfield on third-and-1. Matt Ryan took the snap from shotgun and eyed a group of receivers streaking down the field. Shanahan had called a home-run play — a decision that was later

The NFL MVP favorite is … come on, you already know

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The favorite of some offshore gambling sites was never in doubt. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady nearly won MVP in only 12 games last season. Only Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s brilliance kept Brady from making history (nobody who has missed more than three games has ever won MVP).

Did Devonta Freeman forget about his huge Super Bowl mistake?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Read the quotes, then we’ll remind you how Freeman made perhaps the biggest single error for the Falcons as they blew the game to the New England Patriots. “I hate to go there but I was supposed to be the MVP this year of the Super Bowl, but it’s all good, we got another shot,” Freeman told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I don’t want to make this no competition thing with me and my quarterback,” Freeman said.

DEVONTA FREEMAN SUPER BOWL: Atlanta Falcons star still upset with Super Bowl LI loss, says he would have been MVP

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ATLANTA - With bitter defeat still on his mind, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says he would have been Super Bowl MVP if he would have stayed in the game. “I hate to go there, but I was supposed to be the MVP this year of the Super Bowl, but it’s all good, we got another shot,” Freeman told SiriusXM NFL Radio with Brady Quinn and Bruce Murray on Wednesday. The Falcons squandered a 28-3 lead early in the 3rd quarter before eventually losing 34-28 in overtime. Talking with Quinn and Murray, Freeman touched on his contract negotiations, the Falcons’ Super Bowl loss and adjusting to new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.  TRENDING STORIES: Gunman kidnaps family, forces them to shop

Seahawks’ DeShawn Shead “making great progress,” still not expected for start of season

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Seahawks cornerback Deshawn Shead tore an ACL in his knee during Seattle’s Divisional Round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January. Shead was unable to participate in any of the team’s offseason program as he continues to recover from surgery. Head coach Pete Carroll said following the conclusion of mini-camp last week that Shead is progressing well from the injury at the five-month mark in the recovery process.

Matt Ryan really wants to move on from Super Bowl LI talk

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Win or lose, playing in a Super Bowl should be a highlight of any player’s career. Matt Ryan would love it if everyone would just stop talking about the time he played in a Super Bowl. This is Ryan’s life now, at least until he wins a Super Bowl.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan ready for some down time

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Kyle Shanahan has barely had a chance to catch his breath during a nearly 11-month whirlwind that started when he arrived at training camp last summer as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator. Shanahan then got hired as coach of the San Francisco 49ers the next day and soon began the process of hiring a staff, implementing his systems and helping put together a roster in his first head-coaching job at any level. Shanahan is pleased with the progress he has seen this offseason from the Niners, who are trying to bounce back from a 2-14 season that led to the firing of coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke.

Falcons’ Poe passes weigh-in, says he’s ‘where I need to be’

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Dontari Poe earned a $125,000 bonus on Tuesday when he passed his weigh-in before his first minicamp with the Atlanta Falcons. ''I'm what they need me to be at this point,'' Poe said. Asked if he was buying dinner, a reference to his bonus, Poe said with a smile ''I've got dinner for me.