Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


It’s Sunday, Atlanta Falcons fans. We move one closer to NFL Sundays, at long last. As you enjoy what remains of the weekend, sit back with your coffee and read today’s morning news and links.

Tight-knit staff making transition easier — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Since being hired in February, Dan Quinn has made it clear he plans on being a hands-on coach. He’s brought it up it several times during press conferences, and on the field, the methodology is extremely noticeable: Rather than stand on the sidelines and instruct from afar, he’s constantly running around and giving one-on-one attention — attention several players, including rookie Jalen Collins, have openly appreciated."

Who ends up as Falcons’ starting free safety? — John Buhler of The Falcoholic

"The Atlanta Falcons will have many open competitions for starting spots now that a new coaching regime his taken over in Flowery Branch.  Dan Quinn wants his players to play a fast and physical brand of football, something that has lacked in Atlanta for the last several seasons."

Julio Jones likely to keep same business plan during minicamp — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Although Jones has not yet been rewarded with a long-term contract extension, the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with one year left on his contract hasn’t staged any type of public protest. And unlike Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, Jones seems highly unlikely to take such defiant measures heading into mandatory minicamp. The Falcons should reward their best player by making him one of the highest-paid receivers in the league, if not the highest."

How many wins will it take to win the NFC South? — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

"On Sunday I was on 92.9 with Harper Lebel and Rob Dibble, and they asked me an interesting question: Is nine games good enough to win the NFC South?"

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