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HOLLOWAY: Falcons rookie QB makes it look easy

ATLANTA - It can't really be this easy, can it?

September 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons win opener over Lions

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan threw for a touchdown with his very first NFL pass, Michael Turner set a team rushing record in his Atlanta debut, and the Falcons were off and running Sunday.

September 11, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons begin Ryan era against Lions

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have a new general manager, a new coach and a new quarterback - not to mention plenty of good feelings in the locker room.

September 10, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sell out home opener

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons fans have been granted their wish.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that Sunday's regular season opener against the Detroit Lions at the newly refurbished Georgia Dome has been sold out. Which means fans who are not attended the game will be able to see No. 3 draft pick, and Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan in action.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons responding well to Smith's style

FLOWERY BRANCH. - In his first NFL season as an assistant nine years ago, Mike Smith wasn't sure how professional players would respond to a career college coach.

September 08, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Is rebuilding with Ryan a good idea?

FLOWERY BRANCH - With Michael Vick out of the picture, the Atlanta Falcons wasted little time anointing Matt Ryan as the new face of the franchise.

September 07, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trade pick to Broncos for defensive back

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos traded versatile defensive back Domonique Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday for an undisclosed draft choice in 2009.

September 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Bulldog Taylor cut by Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agents, linebacker Tony Gilbert and tight end Justin Peelle and completed the practice squad with the signing of defensive end Sean Conover and running back Kenneth Darby on Sunday. The Falcons also released tight end Jason Rader and former Georgia linebacker Tony Taylor.

Gilbert, 6-foot, 248 pounds, spent the past five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was coached by then defensive coordinator Mike Smith, the Falcons first-year head coach. In 56 career games, Gilbert has totaled 23 tackles (15 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery. He left Jacksonville tied for sixth ...

September 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finneran back on his feet again

FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian Finneran plans to spend some time on the telephone this week, thanking all the people who helped him rehab two years from knee injuries that almost ended his career.

Even those medieval goons in physical therapy, the ones who administered the dreaded "prone knee flexion" exercises, will get some love from the 10th-year Atlanta Falcons receiver.

September 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons claim DT Jefferson on waivers from Bills

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons claimed defensive tackle Jason Jefferson off waivers from Buffalo and released defensive tackle Tim Anderson on Sunday.

September 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington cut; Milner, Shockley make roster

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons cut quarterback Joey Harrington and offensive guard Kynan Forney as the team reached the NFL's 53-player limit on Saturday.

September 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan gets Falcons started in win over Ravens

BALTIMORE - The top two quarterbacks selected in the 2008 NFL draft started their team's final preseason game - for vastly different reasons.

September 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster moves

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons moved offensive lineman Renardo Foster to the reserve physically unable to perform list and moved defensive tackle Trey Lewis to the reserve non football injury list on Tuesday.Foster, 6-foot-7, 340 pounds, was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Falcons last season. The Louisville alum competed in seven games in 2007 while starting in two at left tackle.Lewis, 6-3, 323 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. In nine games last season, he recorded 23 tackles (12 solo), one interception ...

August 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookies getting defensive

FLOWERY BRANCH - Entering his 10th year coaching in the NFL, Mike Smith knows that preseason stats are essentially meaningless.

August 29, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ready or not, Ryan named Falcons' starting QB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rather than give Matt Ryan a few games to watch from the sideline, the Falcons decided on Sunday to throw the rookie into the fire as their starter.

August 28, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Jones healthy, ready for season

Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB Ryan facing questions after dismal year

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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