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

Mayock on Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell

7:34 pm Jan. 27, 2016

MOBILE, ALA. — NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has watched tape of Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who’s attempting to impress NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl.

“I’m interested to see what he runs at the

Video: D. Led — Quick hits from the 2016 Senior Bowl

12:40 pm Jan. 27, 2016

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter is in Mobile, Alabama for Senior Bowl practices and checks in with CineSport’s Noah Coslov to talk about Braxton Miller, Malcolm Mitchell and a pair from Alabama.


Video: D. Led — Falcons focus at the Senior Bowl

7:01 pm Jan. 19, 2016

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter tells CineSport’s Noah Coslov about what it’s like for a reporter at the Senior Bowl and the positions of the most interest to the Atlanta Falcons.


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

Cox has players doing up-downs at the Senior Bowl

12:13 pm Jan. 23, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – New Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox is certainly pretty intense.

He has the linemen at the Senior Bowl doing up-downs after they make a mistake.

Some NFL personnel men shook their heads as they walked past Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman doing up-downs after committing an infraction at the North practice on Wednesday.

He’s using the up-downs as a punishment drill. The player runs in place and then drop to

VIDEO: What the Falcons are learning at Senior Bowl

9:49 pm Jan. 22, 2014

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter joins CineSport’s Brian Clark from the Senior Bowl to discuss Scott Pioli being named Assistant GM, the disappointing 2013 season and Mike Smith’s role in Mobile, Ala.

New coaches Tice, Cox to preach toughness

3:31 pm Jan. 21, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice and defensive line coach Bryan Cox were hired to oversee the revamping of the team’s two weakest units.

Both are working at the Senior Bowl as the Falcons try to get the North squad ready the game which is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

We asked them both about how they plan to instill some toughness in the Falcons.

“A lot of