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Falcons assistant head coach named to Hall of Fame

FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach Emmitt Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.

February 13, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Smith stops by Super Bowl, gets drowned out

PHOENIX - Mike Smith faces plenty of challenges in his new job as coach of the Atlanta Falcons: finding a quarterback, beefing up the offensive and defensive lines, winning over a skeptical fan base still reeling from the Michael Vick debacle.

But Friday, stopping by the Super Bowl media center for a meet-and-greet session, Smith's main obstacle was getting heard over a news conference for the NFL's gospel celebration, going on - loudly - next door.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire former Georgia assistant

ATLANTA - Former Georgia assistant coach Chris Scelfo is the latest addition to Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith's staff.

February 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons players give physical fitness lessons at Fair Street

Fair Street elementary fifth- grader Jalaluddin Numanlia-wane was trying his best to show off his physical prowess Wednesday afternoon.

Whether it was breaking out a set of 25 push-ups on the spot in front of fellow students or a beginner's try at doing a split, Numanlia-wane, 10, was trying to keep the mood lively as the school hosted an Atlanta Falcons Fitness Zone and Arthur Blank Foundation event at the school's gym.

February 11, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Armstrong joins Falcons staff, will coach special teams

ATLANTA - Keith Armstrong returned for his second coaching stint with the Atlanta Falcons when he was named special teams coordinator on Tuesday.

New Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff by also naming Jeff Fish the strength and conditioning coach, Bill Hughan as Fish's assistant and Tom McMahon as assistant special teams coach.

February 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mularkey bringing experience, empathy

ATLANTA - Mike Mularkey could be just what the Atlanta Falcons need in an offensive coordinator.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Smith makes two more hires

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff Saturday with four additions, including receivers coach Terry Robiskie and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton, who previously worked with Smith in Jacksonville.

February 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Smith molding coaching staff

FLOWERY BRANCH - Character. Loyalty. Integrity.

February 05, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


A new face for Falcons

Last year is one the Atlanta Falcons and their fans would like to forget.

February 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Van Gorder staying put with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Brian VanGorder left South Carolina as defensive coordinator on Thursday to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons.

February 05, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire offensive and defensive coordinators

Flowery Branch - The Atlanta Falcons today named Mike Mularkey the team's new offensive coordinator and Brian VanGorder Atlanta's defensive coordinator.

Mularkey comes to the Falcons with a vast amount of coaching experience in the NFL, which includes two years as a head coach (Buffalo Bills) and two stints as an offensive coordinator, one with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-2003) and the other with the Miami Dolphins (2006).

February 05, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Man who sold pitbull to Vick gets probation and fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights escaped prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

Oscar Allen was sentenced to three years probation and fined $500 for his limited involvement in the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring that operated out of Vick's 15-acre spread in rural Surry County.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mike Smith named new head coach of Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons say Mike Smith is everything they want in a head coach, no matter that he's never been one before.

February 03, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jaguars assistant tops Falcons' coaching search

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have zeroed in on Jacksonville defensive coordinator Mike Smith as the team's next coach, a person familiar with the search said today.

February 03, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have first interview with Vikings' Frazier

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' search for a new head coach continued to focus on defensive assistants as Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier had his first interview with the team on Saturday.

Frazier's interview came one day after Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith had his second meeting with the team.

January 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates strong at QB for Falcons in 24-14 exhibition victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | Mark Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Final preseason game a chance for Falcons to shore up offensive line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By Chuck Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


RB Jackson makes return to Falcons practice

Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve, make roster cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan throws pair of TDs for Falcons in 24-17 preseason loss to Titans

ATLANTA - The Falcons finally showed how they plan to replace Tony Gonzalez.

August 23, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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