Dirty Bird Daily: Jake Matthews much improved for Atlanta Falcons
Good morning, Falcons fans. It was an entertaining weekend of divisional round football. The Cardinals and Packers put together one of the most entertaining games in history. How about that Hail Mary from Aaron Rodgers as he was falling to the ground?
We now know the teams that will compete in the AFC and NFC Championship Games in six days. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons are not one of the four remaining teams. But the Carolina Panthers are. They raced out to a 31-0 lead over the Seahawks, and held on for a tense 31-24 win.
As you sip your morning coffee, enjoy all of these Atlanta Falcons articles.
Jonathan Allen: Atlanta Falcons draft profile — John Buhler of ATL All Day
"Jonathan Allen starred on the 2015 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide defense. Might the Atlanta Falcons target the defensive end with the No. 17 pick?"
Jake Matthews was one of NFL’s most improved — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
"Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews, who started all 16 games last season, was one of the most improved players in the league last season, according to Pro Football Focus."
Falcons reportedly have fired Lionel Vital — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
"The Falcons promised changes to their personnel and scouting departments, and in the biggest move they’re likely to make, they’ll reportedly cut ties with Lionel Vital."
Falcons 2015 roster review: Patrick DiMarco — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
"Fullback Patrick DiMarco exceeded expectations far above almost anyone else on the Atlanta Falcons. Preseason hype built around Collin Mooney, who flashed stunning ability on the field. An injury later, DiMarco was handed the starting spot. Fans were rewarded with the best fullback season since Ovie Mughelli."