Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. Did I mention the season starts in 98 days? We are well on our way, but can the Atlanta Falcons win the NFC South? That question is answered today, oh and there’s another top-100 list. Here are all the latest news and links for today.

Kyle Shanahan wants balanced offense — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"As talented as Matt Ryan and his receiving corps were under Koetter, opposing defenses had no problem blitzing Ryan with great regularity as they knew the Falcons were going to pass the ball most of the time.  It didn’t help that his offensive line was slow and experienced. We saw Ryan on his back way too much for a Pro Bowl passer of his caliber."

NFC South toss up: Atlanta Falcons — James Yarcho of End Zone Score

"For starters, Dan Quinn is going to bring a legitimacy and nastiness to the defense that the Falcons have not seen in years. He, of course, was the mastermind behind the league’s best Seattle Seahawks defense and the “Legion of Boom”. Hiring Quinn was certainly a step in the right direction for Atlanta."

Two Atlanta Falcons make All-Underrated Team — FOX Sports

"While many people may believe that the Atlanta Falcons are an underrated team heading into the 2015 season, the question is, which Falcons made the “All-Underrated Team” by Elliot Harrison of NFL.com?"

Three Falcons make Top 100 list — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

"CBS Sports analyst Pete Prisco is the latest to craft a list, and I mention it because it’s pretty emblematic of these kinds of lists, as well as where the Falcons’ players tend to be listed. Here’s each brief write-up."

Reminder: Falcons’ minicamp open to the public — Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com

"The Atlanta Falcons minicamp built by The Home Depot will take place at the club’s Flowery Branch training facility, located at 4400 Falcon Parkway, beginning on Tuesday, June 16 and concluding on Thursday, June 18."

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