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Gruden's Bucs often confuse opponents

FLOWERY BRANCH - In five seasons as Jacksonville's defensive coordinator, Mike Smith only had two games against Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden.

September 15, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bucs' Garcia out against Atlanta

TAMPA, Fla. - An ankle sprain put Jeff Garcia's name on the injury report. A shaky performance in Tampa Bay's season opener cost the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback his starting job this week against Atlanta.

September 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Can 'Matty Ice' do it twice?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan reacted just the way one would expect of a rookie who just threw a 62-yard touchdown on his first NFL pass.

September 14, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner's turn is now

FLOWERY BRANCH - As Michael Turner stretched on the field before his debut with the Atlanta Falcons, offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey walked up with a message.

September 12, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


HOLLOWAY: Falcons rookie QB makes it look easy

ATLANTA - It can't really be this easy, can it?

September 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons win opener over Lions

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan threw for a touchdown with his very first NFL pass, Michael Turner set a team rushing record in his Atlanta debut, and the Falcons were off and running Sunday.

September 11, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons begin Ryan era against Lions

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have a new general manager, a new coach and a new quarterback - not to mention plenty of good feelings in the locker room.

September 10, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sell out home opener

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons fans have been granted their wish.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that Sunday's regular season opener against the Detroit Lions at the newly refurbished Georgia Dome has been sold out. Which means fans who are not attended the game will be able to see No. 3 draft pick, and Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan in action.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons responding well to Smith's style

FLOWERY BRANCH. - In his first NFL season as an assistant nine years ago, Mike Smith wasn't sure how professional players would respond to a career college coach.

September 08, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Is rebuilding with Ryan a good idea?

FLOWERY BRANCH - With Michael Vick out of the picture, the Atlanta Falcons wasted little time anointing Matt Ryan as the new face of the franchise.

September 07, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trade pick to Broncos for defensive back

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos traded versatile defensive back Domonique Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday for an undisclosed draft choice in 2009.

September 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Bulldog Taylor cut by Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agents, linebacker Tony Gilbert and tight end Justin Peelle and completed the practice squad with the signing of defensive end Sean Conover and running back Kenneth Darby on Sunday. The Falcons also released tight end Jason Rader and former Georgia linebacker Tony Taylor.

Gilbert, 6-foot, 248 pounds, spent the past five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was coached by then defensive coordinator Mike Smith, the Falcons first-year head coach. In 56 career games, Gilbert has totaled 23 tackles (15 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery. He left Jacksonville tied for sixth ...

September 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finneran back on his feet again

FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian Finneran plans to spend some time on the telephone this week, thanking all the people who helped him rehab two years from knee injuries that almost ended his career.

Even those medieval goons in physical therapy, the ones who administered the dreaded "prone knee flexion" exercises, will get some love from the 10th-year Atlanta Falcons receiver.

September 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons claim DT Jefferson on waivers from Bills

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons claimed defensive tackle Jason Jefferson off waivers from Buffalo and released defensive tackle Tim Anderson on Sunday.

September 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington cut; Milner, Shockley make roster

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons cut quarterback Joey Harrington and offensive guard Kynan Forney as the team reached the NFL's 53-player limit on Saturday.

September 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

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


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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