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Falcons owner, GM to discuss Petrino's departure

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay will to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the abrupt departure of coach Bobby Petrino, who has accepted the head coaching job at Arkansas.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lewis gets Vick's plight

BEREA, Ohio - Jamal Lewis once lost his freedom, stripped of life's simplest pleasures by a stupid, youthful mistake. The misstep landed Cleveland's running back in prison and nearly cost him his NFL career.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bitter Falcons sound off on Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coward. Quitter. Hypocrite. And those were some of the nicer things the Atlanta Falcons had to say about their former coach Wednesday.

Bobby Petrino left behind a bitter team and a boss who felt betrayed, skipping town to return to the college ranks with not so much as a face-to-face meeting with his players.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Thomas takes over as interim head coach

FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas waited a long time to serve as head coach of an NFL team.

He never could have imagined his opportunity would come this way.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank says he felt 'betrayed' by Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank was clearly upset at the team's South Hall headquarters Wednesday, as he addressed the untimely departure of former head coach Bobby Petrino.

Blank, who was flanked by Falcons President and General Manager Rich McKay, were probed during a press conference about the 24-hour whirlwind of events that saw Petrino resign as Falcons coach and then accept the coaching vacancy at Arkansas late Tuesday night.

December 23, 2007 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Flown the coop: Petrino quits as Falcons' coach, heads to Hogs

Bobby Petrino was hired Tuesday as the football coach at Arkansas, capping a whirlwind day in which he stunningly resigned from the Atlanta Falcons after just 13 games.

Petrino was hired to succeed Houston Nutt, who stepped down at Arkansas two weeks ago and became the head coach at Mississippi.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints 34, Falcons 14: Monday night rout

ATLANTA - The Falcons awoke to news of their disgraced quarterback being sentenced to nearly two years in prison for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick's NFL future in doubt

ATLANTA - Michael Vick knows where he'll be spending most of the next two years, locked away in a federal prison, doing his time for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.

December 21, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick sentencing to be held Monday

RICHMOND - How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing?

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints come marching in

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints already rallied once this season. They'll have to do it again to get back to the playoffs.

Coming off a devastating loss to division rival Tampa Bay, the Saints find themselves in a most precarious position, probably needing to win their last four games to send their season into January for the second year in a row.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Public tours of Vicks former property attracting the curious

SURRY, Va. - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den.

"The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's beautiful," the Goochland County woman said, describing what she had seen upstairs during her tour of the 4,600-square-foot white brick house that was headquarters for Vick's dogfighting operation.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bush could be sidelined for Monday night game in Atlanta

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December 19, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie learning on the job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.

December 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Redman to start for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.

December 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons lose Hawley, Holmes for remainder of season

The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

September 30, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.

September 29, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons torched by rookie QB in 41-28 loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons taking on Vikings, Bridgewater

MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.

September 28, 2014 | By Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


WR Julio Jones off to flying start for Falcons

These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 25, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' running game showing sure signs of improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to slow rookie QB in his first start

The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

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


Falcons, Bucs both hoping for quick bounce-back

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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