Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. We are now in July, which means we are in the month of training camp and one away from preseason. Let’s dive straight into today’s morning news and links from the world of the Falcons.

Falcons-Eagles season opener should be interesting — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"The Atlanta Falcons will kick off week 1 of their 2015 campaign against the Philiadelphia Eagles. Because the football gods like to torture Falcons fans, it’s a Monday night game. We’ll be forced to suffer through an entire Sunday of other teams trying to remain unbeaten. Fun."

Matt Ryan threw the best deep ball in 2014 — FOX Sports

"The NFL has a few quarterbacks who are known for throwing impressive deep balls, but according to Pro Football Focus, Matt Ryan was the best in the business in 2014. According to the tweet below, the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons led the league in deep passing accuracy."

Falcons near bottom of top-20 in future power rankings — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"So what do these rankings consists of? Well, ESPN experts John Clayton, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando dissected the teams from 0-100 on five categories: roster (excluding quarterback), quarterback, draft, front office and coaching."

Atlanta Falcons turns 50 — AtlantaFalcons.com

"The date June 30, 1965, will always be remembered as both a termination and a commencement in the history of Atlanta sports. For on that day the end came to the many and disparate struggles to place a professional football team in the Southeast’s key metropolis. At the same time the Atlanta Falcons were born and began a storied tenure in the National Football League."

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