Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. Yes, it’s Monday. But look on the bright side, we are one week closer to the start of the NFL season. With the Falcons kicking off their season on Monday Night Football, we are now exactly 13 weeks away from kickoff. Let’s get up to date with all of the latest news and links.
Roddy White: We won’t be throwing the football 35-40 times a game — Josh Alper of NBC Sports
"The Falcons have a new offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan and one of the players on the unit provided a hint about how they’ll be trying to move the ball this season."
Beasley among rookies generating buzz — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
"Drafted to aid the Falcons’ pass rush, Beasley, who signed his first pro contract on Friday, has impressed coaches and teammates alike through the first several phases of Atlanta’s offseason program. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith is among those who are pleased with the 6-foot-3 outside linebacker."
Creating your ideal Atlanta Falcon — James Rael of The Falcoholic
"There was an interesting thread on Reddit this week, posing a hypothetical where you could create your perfect player Frankenstein style. Combine one player’s football IQ with another players speed and agility, for example. It’s a genetically-modified dream scenario, if you will."
‘Biggest, stronger, faster’ Julio Jones expects to improve on 2014 — Mark Inabinett of AL.com
"Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones sounds as though he’s becoming “The Six-Million Dollar Man” for the 2015 season, because he said he’s “bigger, faster, stronger.” But it will take a lot more money than that to keep Jones in Atlanta."
Roddy White hosts kid’s camp, talks new offense — Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic
"Over the weekend, about 240 children attended the Kroger Unplug and Play Roddy White Football ProCamp at Flowery Branch High School near theFalcons’ training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. On Sunday, White spoke to the media about the camp and also shared some thoughts on the transition to a mostly new coaching staff and what fans can expect from the Falcons’ offense this season."