Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

7 quick takes from the first day of Falcons’ OTAs

1:41 pm May. 23, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons just completed their first day of OTAs on Monday.

We’ll speak to coach Dan Quinn and several players later. Check back for updates.

But for now, here are seven quick takes from

Falcons had 18 members at UGA Pro Day

1:10 pm Mar. 16, 2016

ATHENS — The Falcons, who don’t have a reputation for drafting players from the University of Georgia, were deep at school’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

The Falcons posse included head coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas

5 things to expect from the Falcons this week

6:28 am Feb. 29, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Some of the Falcons’ anticipated moves will come into sharper focus.

Here are 5 things that are expected this week:

Free agency: The Falcons will need to finalize their free agency list. They are

Countdown to camp: Day 10 – New coaches

6:00 am Jul. 16, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The start of the Falcons training camp is 10 days away.

We’ll start our countdown by looking at the new assistant coaches. Mike Tice, Wade Harman and Bryan Cox were added to the

10 things to watch at Falcons OTAs

9:29 am May. 27, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons start phase three of their offseason program when they kick off the organized team activities (OTAs) today.

After going 4-12 last season, the Falcons have been proactive internally, in free agency and

Falcons owner Arthur Blank reveals plan to get tougher

2:38 pm Apr. 9, 2014

Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke before the Rotary Club of Marietta and the Marietta Kiwanis Club at the Marietta City Conference Center on Wednesday.

Afterwards, we talked him about his comments on 680 The Fan concerning his displeasure that players didn’t rush to quarterback Matt Ryan’s defense after he was walloped by New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro last season.

(He seemed to get a kick of my new camera phone stand!

Cox wants widespread panic from quarterbacks

6:00 am Jan. 24, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – New Falcons defensive line coach Bryant Cox will be charged with ramping up the pass rush.

We’ll have to stay tuned to see if the Falcons trade up to get South Carolina’s defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who will be long gone if they sit in the No. 6 spot of the NFL draft..

The Falcons had only 32 sacks, tied for 30th with Houston last season. Only Jacksonville (31) and