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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


Garrett staying with Dallas; Atlanta's search continues

ATLANTA - The Falcons lost ne of the top candidates for their head coaching job when Jason Garrett decided Thursday to remain in Dallas as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator.

January 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New GM to bring Patriots' plan to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff knows how he wants the Atlanta Falcons to operate: just like his previous employer.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Garrett in Atlanta for second interview

ATLANTA - One day after introducing their new general manager, the Atlanta Falcons got back to work trying to find a head coach Wednesday, meeting with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for the second time.

Thomas Dimitroff, who was hired as GM last weekend, indicated the Falcons may have their man by the end of this week.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.

December 15, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Alford goes on injured reserve, Jones still uncertain

The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.

December 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls short in 27-20 loss to Steelers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons down but not out in race for NFC South title

ATLANTA - A loss is never a good thing.

December 13, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons WR Jones misses another practice with hip injury

Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still control own fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

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


Falcons hoping hip injury won't sideline Jones

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play this week against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip in Monday night's loss at Green Bay.

December 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls just short in 43-37 loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons.

December 08, 2014 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.

December 05, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan, Falcons face tough test against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 5-7 and sporting the NFL's most leaky defense, the Atlanta Falcons look like a mismatch against Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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


Falcons' Moore fined for hit on Cardinals' Brown

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore says he has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for a crown-of-helmet hit on Arizona wide receiver Jaron Brown last week.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Falcons stadium will now cost $1.4 billion

ATLANTA - The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has climbed to $1.4 billion.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need solid month to earn NFC South title

The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones leads first-place Falcons to 29-18 win against Cardinals

ATLANTA - Getting a career day from Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons finally beat a team outside the anemic NFC South and remained in first place.

November 30, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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