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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


Falcons hire GM, looking for coach

ATLANTA - Tom Dimitroff was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, leaving his job as director of scouting for the unbeaten New England Patriots.

January 25, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons close to hiring Patriots' Dimitroff as general manager

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons appear to be close to hiring New England Patriots director of college scouting Tom Dimitroff as their general manager, but no deal has been signed, a Falcons official said Saturday.

January 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for GM and coach continues

ATLANTA - Roddy White, whose breakout season was perhaps the best thing to happen to the Atlanta Falcons in an otherwise dreary 2007, will be a big part of some new coach's plans for 2008.

January 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interested in Trojans' coach Carroll

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are interested in Southern California coach Pete Carroll for their head coaching job.

January 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick moves to Kansas prison camp

Multimillionaire Michael Vick - once the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL - is now inmate No. 33765-183 assigned to the federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kan.

January 20, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interview Eagles GM

ATLANTA - Philadelphia general manager Tom Heckert interviewed Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' ongoing search to restructure their front office.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McKay signs extension, but will relinquish GM duties

ATLANTA - Rich McKay signed a two-year contract extension Friday to remain the Atlanta Falcons' president, but will relinquish the general manager's duties.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McKay sits in limbo as Falcons look to hire new GM, coach

ATLANTA - When Rich McKay put the finishing touches on his first draft class with the Atlanta Falcons, he had the makings of a Super Bowl contender.

Four years later, the Falcons are in shambles - and McKay, the general manager once coveted by owner Arthur Blank, will no longer decide who's on the roster.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


22 of Vick's dogs headed to Utah sanctuary

RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation left Virginia on Wednesday for a new home in Utah.

The animals took off from Richmond International Airport Wednesday morning on board a private chartered plane en route to Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

January 13, 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


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