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Falcons itching to end the season

FLOWERY BRANCH- Todd McClure spent the last three years feeling good about his job.

The Atlanta Falcons' ninth-year center was the leader of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack.

January 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Loss in finale could improve draft pick

ATLANTA - A loss is surely not the way the Atlanta Falcons want to end their disappointing season.

But if Seattle beats them at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, the Falcons could get a consolation prize: a higher position in the next NFL draft.

January 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Dismal year one game away from end

ATLANTA - Whether it's a close game or blowout, the Atlanta Falcons can't find a way to win.

The latest setback, losing in overtime at Arizona, was the Falcons' sixth straight defeat. Players are so beaten down emotionally and physically that interim coach Emmitt Thomas gave them Monday off.

January 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons lose in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Boos echoed through the stadium.

January 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Dismal season nearing an end

GLENDALE, Ariz. - This disjointed, dysfunctional season can't end fast enough for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Arizona Cardinals at least have a goal of finishing .500 if they beat the Falcons on Sunday and follow that up with a season-ending win at home over St. Louis. Atlanta, on the other hand, is like some battered prize fighter going down for the count.

January 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Hall: 'I will not be a part of a losing team another year'

FLOWERY BRANCH - If owner Arthur Blank hires a coach whose personality is directly opposite from Bobby Petrino's, DeAngelo Hall wants to return to the Atlanta Falcons next year.

January 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Parcells won't be joining Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.

Parcells turned down the position, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday in a statement. Blank said the team had an agreement in principle with Parcells, but after he told the Falcons he was considering an offer from the Miami Dolphins, negotiations fell through.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' VanGorder headed to SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier brought in new leaders to fire up South Carolina's defense and special teams. And the Gamecocks' head ball coach put himself on notice to improve, too.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Blank seeks to hire new coach and GM

FLOWERY BRANCH - Owner Arthur Blank has to wonder if the Atlanta Falcons' run of bad news will ever end.

Bill Parcells' rejection Wednesday of Blank's offer to oversee football operations capped an embarrassing 10-day stretch for Atlanta.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Not Dunn yet: Falcons' veteran running back has no intentions of retiring at season's end

FLOWERY BRANCH - Warrick Dunn doesn't want his career to end with a whimper.

The three-time Pro Bowl running back, who last month became just the 22nd NFL player to rush for 10,000 career yards, has too much pride to leave the Atlanta Falcons in such disrepair.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' star Dunn gives family a new home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has been helping single mothers buy new homes for several years, but Tuesday he chose the first dad for his first "Home for the Holidays" venture in the city where he starred in college.

Dunn, who played at Florida State between 1993 and 1996, presented a Tallahassee man and his four children with the keys to a new furnished, fully-stocked home. Osei Nyahuma already knew he and his four children were going to have a new house to live in. The $180,000 house was built by Habitat for Humanity and Nyahuma ...

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons getting back to basics

FLOWERY BRANCH - One game as interim head coach was all Emmitt Thomas needed to evaluate the Atlanta Falcons.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Five Falcons fined for Vick tributes

NEW YORK - Roddy White and four other Atlanta Falcons were fined by the NFL for violating uniform regulations with tributes to Michael Vick during last week's Monday night game.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Cowher not a candidate for Falcons job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Cowher has told the Atlanta Falcons that he's not interested in their coaching vacancy.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' plight gets worse with loss to Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. - Even as Micheal Spurlock broke into the open and turned up the sideline with a clear path to the end zone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't be sure one of the most dubious streaks in NFL history was over.

December 28, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons

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Smith demands bigger, stronger lines for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

April 22, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' preseason schedule announced

Flowery Branch - The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday their 2014 preseason schedule, which includes home contests against Miami and Tennessee and road meetings at Houston and Jacksonville, the dates of times of these games will be announced at a later date.

April 09, 2014 | From wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


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