Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Monday, I know, but we are now 11 weeks away from the Atlanta Falcons’ season opener against the New York Giants. We are almost in July now too, so the excitement levels are getting high now. Here are today’s morning news and links.

Leonard Hankerson: What to expect in 2015 — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"A myriad of injuries including torn knee ligaments have derailed a promising career for this former third-round pick out of Miami (FL).  Assuming that Hank can stay healthy in Atlanta this fall, what exactly should the Falcons expect out of the fifth-year wideout?"

Analytic sites agree: Matt Ryan is really good — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic

"In very small, but very vocal group of Atlanta Falcons fans and football commentators, there is debate to whether or not Matt Ryan is a good quarterback. Instead of looking at Ryan’s basic statistics, or what we see, we decided to look at Ryan’s advanced statistics from Pro Football Focus, Football Outsiders, and ESPN, to see where Ryan measures up."

Devin Hester nominated for ESPY award — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"He did just that in 2014, giving quarterback Matt Ryan another viable option in the passing game. But make no mistake: the Falcons primarily wanted Hester in Atlanta because of his returning ability. Sure, he made the Falcons more dynamic on offense. But he also gave them a returner teams won’t even kick to most of the time. That’s truly invaluable."

Jacob Tamme inducted into KY Pro Football Hall of Fame — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme, a University of Kentucky graduate, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Wildcat was officially honored on Friday night in Louisville."

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