Good morning, Falcons fans. As you sip your coffee this fine Thursday morning, sit back and enjoy these stories from around the world of the Atlanta Falcons.
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Falcons look tough under Quinn? No surprise — Jeff Darlington of NFL.com
"Strolling the sidelines before Monday’s season opener, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff carried the type of cool demeanor that has so often defined him — but also escaped him late in each of the past two years."
Falcons’ William Moore fined $23k — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"Atlanta Falcons starting strong safety William Moore told ESPN.com he was fined “more than $23,000” for his hit on Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews during the Falcons’ 26-24 win Monday night."
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Jones named NFC Offensive Player of the Week — John Buhler of ATL All Day
"Julio Jones earned his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his tremendous performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football."
Takeaways from Falcons win over Eagles — Aaron Freeman of FalcFans
"It was a nail-biter down to the end, but that’s business as usual in a parity-driven NFL where outcomes often come down to one or two possessions. The first week of the 2015 season featured nine games decided by one score (eight points) or less."
Film breakdown from Falcons win — Charles R. McDonald of The Falcoholic
"The Atlanta Falcons are on a mission to change the perception that has plagued them over the past few seasons. The defense has been a facet of the team that has been weak, but they were strong on Monday night."