Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Tuesday morning, and we are now just 97 days away from the Atlanta Falcons’ first game of the season. Suddenly doesn’t seem so far away. Let’s get right into it, here are today’s news and links.

How have the Falcons addressed 2014 weaknesses? — Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report

"When a team goes 6-10, it has more than a few weaknesses. The Atlanta Falcons had a ton of weaknesses throughout the team last year. However, the key weaknesses were what led to the biggest losses for the Falcons."

Falcons looking to evolve at tight end — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Kyle Shanahan has, historically, kept TEs heavily involved in his system. Now the offensive coordinator in Atlanta, he has a number of intriguing players to work with — question is, who can separate himself from the pack?"

Shanahan talks QBs, from Ryan to Manziel — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Kyle Shanahan coached the league’s leading passer back in 2009 in Houston’sMatt Schaub. He coached a quarterback with one of the league’s lowest passer ratings last season in Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer."

Devonta Freeman embraces Coleman competition — Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic

"After several seasons with aging feature backs and a running game that left a lot to be desired, the Falcons have two young players who each seem capable of earning the majority of Atlanta’s carries this season, and both Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman hope to do exactly that."

Falcons minicamp dates announced — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

"Mandatory minicamp officially kicks off next Tuesday, giving fans the opportunity to see the new team in (somewhat limited) action. It’s your last opportunity until training camp kicks off in July, so if you’re able to squeeze out of work on a weekday, I’d highly recommend you do so."

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