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Playtime Percentage: Falcons cleared the bench vs. Bucs

  • 12:52 pm Friday, September 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Here’s breakdown of how the snaps were distributed against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All of the active players participated in the 56-14 victory on Thursday night at the Georgia Dome.

OFFENSE    

NAME       OFFENSE     SPECIAL TEAM    

J Blalock     100%   67   9   27%     G

J Asamoah   99%   66   9   27%   G

L Holmes       85%   57   9   27%   T

L Toilolo         85%   57   4   12%     TE

J Matthews   75%   50     9   27%   T

M Ryan         75%   50                     QB

J Hawley       75%   50                     C

J Jones         72%   48     1   2%     WR

E Weems       49%   33   21 64%   WR

P DiMarco     49%   33   20   61%     FB

H Douglas     46%   31                   WR

G Carimi       43%   29   1   3%     T

D Hester       [More]

VIDEO: D. Led: Devin Hester Sets Return TD Mark

  • 3:19 am Friday, September 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th career return for a touchdown as the Falcons routed the Buccaneers, 56-14. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.
Some notes from the 56-14 win over the Bucs:

–The Falcons scored the second-most points in a single game in franchise history. Atlanta’s 56 points was the most in a game since scoring 51 points against the Carolina Panthers in 1998. The Falcons’ club record of 62 points came against the New Orleans Saints in 1973.

–WR Devin Hester broke Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Falcon CB Deion Sanders’ [More]

VIDEO: Falcons talk about Devin Hester making history

  • 3:15 am Friday, September 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Some notes from the 56-14 win over the Bucs:

–The Falcons scored the second-most points in a single game in franchise history. Atlanta’s 56 points was the most in a game since scoring 51 points against the Carolina Panthers in 1998. The Falcons’ club record of 62 points came against the New Orleans Saints in 1973.

–WR Devin Hester broke Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Falcon CB Deion Sanders’ NFL record for return touchdowns with a 62-yard punt return touchdown in the second quarter. Hester has returned 14 punts, five kickoffs, and one blocked field goal for touchdowns. His [More]

VIDEO: Falcons on scoring 56 points

  • 3:08 am Friday, September 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Some notes from the 56-14 win over the Bucs:

–The Falcons scored the second-most points in a single game in franchise history. Atlanta’s 56 points was the most in a game since scoring 51 points against the Carolina Panthers in 1998. The Falcons’ club record of 62 points came against the New Orleans Saints in 1973.

–WR Devin Hester broke Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Falcon CB Deion Sanders’ NFL record for return touchdowns with a 62-yard punt return touchdown in the second quarter. Hester has returned 14 punts, five kickoffs, and one blocked field goal for touchdowns. His [More]

Q&A: CBS analyst Tony Gonzalez’ interview with Falcons QB Matt Ryan

  • 8:32 pm Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who works for CBS now, sat down with his former teammate, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Here’s what Ryan had to say:

On how he has developed throughout his career:

“I’m set in my ways, I’m stubborn, I like things done a certain way, and I’ve realized that my way isn’t always the best way. Sometimes other people have really good perspective on how things should be done. Six-plus years into my career, I’ve got a better pulse on what works for other guys and what’s the best [More]

Roddy White inactive for tonight’s game

  • 6:53 pm Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. (Associated Press).

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who did not practice all week with hamstring injury, was listed on the official injury report as questionable for the Tampa Bay game, which is set for 8:25 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

White, 32, a four-time Pro Bowler, was declared out for the game and will be on the inactive list.

Wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and left tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) were listed on the injury report as probable and are active.

White didn’t miss a game in his first eight NFL seasons.

Last season he [More]

Q&A Falcons DC Mike Nolan searching for play makers

  • 6:00 pm Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Normally, we get the coordinators for you all on Tuesdays, but with the short week they were not made available until late Wednesday.

We’ll have to check with the league and try to make sure we get them earlier in the week next year when the Falcons play on a Thursday night.

Since the coordinators are so good on their topic areas it’s important to share their insight about their units.

Sorry that it’s coming just hours before kickoff, but here’s what defensive coordinator Mike Nolan had to say:

WHAT WAS COACH SMITH TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MENTIONED THE ‘I’VE GOT MINE’S’ MENTALITY: For [More]

Q&A: Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on tempo, Roddy and Jake

  • 4:46 pm Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Normally, we get the coordinators for you all on Tuesdays, but with the short week they were not made available until Wednesday.

We’ll have to check with the league and try to make sure we get them earlier in the week next year if the Falcons play on a Thursday.

Since the coordinators are so good on their topic areas, it’s important to share their insight about their units.

Sorry, it’s coming just hours before kickoff.

But here’s what offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had to say:

ON PASS PROTECTION AND JOE HAWLEY TAKING THE BLAME FOR COMMUNICATION ISSUES: The main issue last week was that [More]

Falcons sign Bosher, Harris to extensions

  • 9:42 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Matt Bosher is the holder and Josh Harris is the long snapper.

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Bosher, 6-0, 208 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Bosher averaged 45.5 yards with a 40.2-yard net average. He has placed 77 punts inside the 20-yard line with just 12 touch backs.
landing in the end zone for touchbacks. Bosher has also handled kickoff duties.

Harris, 6-1, 224 pounds, was signed by [More]

Cover 9@9: Falcons, Bucs in key early NFC South showdown

  • 9:00 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

(Welcome all! With the NFL becoming more of a passing league, the “Cover 9@9” blog will become all of the rage. You can read it here every Wednesday at 9 a.m. throughout the season. We’ll try to get to everything about the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have to stop the run better before they can use the Cover 9! -– D. Orlando Ledbetter)  

1. NFC SOUTH SHOWDOWN: This is a big early season NFC South showdown between the Falcons (1-1) and Buccaneers (0-2) at 8:25 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

The loser goes into a deep hole with Carolina off to [More]

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