Atlanta’s kicking game is in shambles, Abraham has slowed, the Falcons’ defense could the best of all-time and more!
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Atlanta enters 2010 with a similarly shaky kicking situation. Along with Bryant, the Falcons signed third-year kicker Steven Hauschka, who received his walking papers from the Baltimore Ravens in the middle of last year. Hauschka made 9 of his 13 field goal attempts in 2009, but his misses seemed to come at the most inopportune times. Hauschka’s most notable shank came against Minnesota, when he pushed a 44-yard attempt wide left as time expired to give the Vikings a 33-31 victory. After Hauschka blew a 36-yard try against Cleveland on Monday Night Football, the Ravens released him the next day. That certainly won’t inspire confidence among the Falcons’ faithful.
See the whole article at Fox Sports Southwest.
Abraham is an exceptional pass-rusher, but his sack totals fell to 5½ in 2009 after he registered a whopping 16½ the year prior. This is a defensive end who has notched double-digit sack totals five times in his career, but he just turned 32 and there is reason for concern that his play might be dropping off. Simply put, Atlanta cannot afford for that to be the case.
Read more from Matt Williamson of Scouts, Inc over at ESPN.
We provide free seating maps of the Georgia Dome that show every single seat in every section. These seating maps allow season ticket holders and Falcons fans to see how many seats are in each row and how close their seat is to the aisle. We hope these will become the new standard in seat maps and hope Falcons fans find it useful.
I’ll just come right out and say it: The 1977 Atlanta Falcons were the best defense in modern NFL history (Read: The Super Bowl Era).
The Bleacher Report makes a case for the 1977 Falcons’ defense.
On Friday the Atlanta Falcons announced they will host two guest teams during practices at their 2010 training camp.
Combined practices will take place between the Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.