Poor Danny Woodhead.
ATLANTA - General manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith have promised to give the Atlanta Falcons a physical brand of football.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Thomas Brown fits everything the Atlanta Falcons say they want in a football player.
ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff will lean on a "needs specific" philosophy he learned in New England as he directs an NFL draft that is crucial to the Atlanta Falcons' future.
NEW YORK -- The Atlanta Falcons, looking for another franchise quarterback to replace Michael Vick, have picked Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan in the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Everything was in place for Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The 41-year-old whiz of talent evaluation had the third overall pick, four picks in the top 48, six in the top 100, and 11 picks overall in this weekend's NFL draft. Even given that the rest of the roster is in relative shambles, a first-year GM could hardly ask for a better opportunity to put his mark on ...
Not that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff could care less what a bunch of sportswriters, TV personalities and sports radio jocks have to say, but the message was clear at Wednesday's team-sponsored "Massive Media Mock Draft." If Glenn Dorsey isn't available at No. 3, trade the pick.
The Falcons will be holding their first "Massive Media Mock" draft today beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will be aired live via webcast.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Thomas Dimitroff faces a crucial decision Saturday with the Atlanta Falcons holding the third pick in the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Think playing quarterback is tough?
FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian VanGorder might spend several seasons as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's first post-practice news conference on Monday lasted 10 minutes and didn't include any questions about Michael Vick.
ATLANTA - A three-day minicamp next week will provide new Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff a pre-draft look at their veteran players in practice situations.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Michael Boley signed a tender offer from the team today.
The Atlanta Falcons were awarded an extra pick in the NFL draft Monday, receiving a third-round selection as compensation for their free agent losses last season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons have sole claim to the NFC's worst record at 2-9, a dramatic decline for a team which owned the conference's best mark one year ago.
NEW YORK - The NFL has switched the Carolina Panthers' game at New Orleans against the Saints on Dec. 8 from early afternoon to an 8:30 ET kickoff on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
ATLANTA - After four embarrassing weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were finally competitive.
ATLANTA - Talk about role reversal.
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