Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. How will Matt Ryan do in 2015? How are the running backs shaping up in Atlanta? Here’s todays morning news and links from the world of the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons training camp preview: Running backs — Brian Jones of 247Sports.com

"Here’s a trivia question. When was the last time an Atlanta Falcons running back led the NFL in rushing?That’s a trick question because the answer is never. William Andrews, Gerald Riggs, Jamal Anderson and Michael Turner all came in second place when they played for the Falcons, but they never could get to No. 1."

Alabama-Florida State will open 2017 season in new Falcons stadium — Michael Casagrande of AL.com

"The Peach Bowl announced the meeting of traditional powers will open the 2017 in Atlanta. The game, set for Sept. 2, will be the first regular-season college football game in the Falcons new domed stadium. Kickoff time and TV assignments will be announced at another time."

Falcons uniform history: No. 44 — Caleb Rutherford of The Falcoholic

"Fun fact: Steve Broussard spent three seasons wearing #34 for the Falcons. He spent one season – his fourth season with us – wearing #44 for some reason. The only pictures I could find of him that I could use involved him wearing #44. He’s the article display picture guy. Joke’s on all of you."

Power Ranking the NFL kickers — Matt Miller of Bleacher Report

"Who is the best player in the NFL? Not based on the past 10 years or one game, but over the past year: Who was the best? Good luck answering that one without starting a fight, right?"

Matt Ryan stat predictions — Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report

"The most important player on an NFL is undoubtedly the quarterback. Although the quarterback isn’t solely responsible for wins and loses, a great playmaker at the position helps mask other issues on the roster. Many of the top quarterbacks subsequently separate themselves via statistics."

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