Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Friday — let’s get straight into all the news and links for the Atlanta Falcons today.
Change is good for Falcons’ offense — John Buhler of ATL All Day
"I feel that a major reason Dan Quinn retained Robiskie on his staff was because even given his outstanding track record as a receivers coach, Robiskie was willing to work on bringing balance to this formerly pass-heavy Atlanta offense."
Leonard Hankerson: ‘We can be a top-five offense’ — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
"Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson believes the team has enough talent to be a top-five offense in the NFL.Hankerson, 26, was signed to a one-year contract in free agency after playing four seasons in Washington, where he caught a career-high 57 passes in 2012 under new Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan."
PETA praises Falcons for swift release of Prince Shembo — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"In a letter sent Thursday to Arthur Blank, PETA commended the Atlanta Falcons’ owner for releasing Prince Shembo last week after the linebacker was arrested for killing a dog and suggested the team start empathy training for its players."
Early returns on 2014 draft are not good — FalconsM5 of The Falcoholic
"However, the Falcons are already short a number of players from the 2014 draft. Yes, it is way, way, waaaaaaaaaay too early to grade that draft class. However, despite a weak roster entering last year’s draft, the team may have added only a few players who will provide any impact."
Army vet Mooney ready to carve paths for RBs — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
"Despite these accomplishments, Mooney, who fulfilled his active duty commitment to the U.S. Army after graduation, knew he’d have to change his approach to make it in the NFL. So he shifted his focus to blocking — a decision that, eventually, proved to be worthwhile."