Atlanta Falcons News: What we learned about the Falcons this week


What did we learn about the Atlanta Falcons last week? Is Matt Ryan an elite quarterback? That and more answered in Monday’s Dirty Bird Daily.

Good morning, Falcons fans and a very Happy 4th to you all! Coming from England, this has gotten a little awkward. Everyone in America calls it Independence Day, we Brits call it Monday. I hope everyone has a great time with their families.

And what better way to start your 4th than with Falcons content gathered from around the internet? Let’s dive right in to the Dirty Bird Daily.

Falcons 2016 schedule preview: Visiting the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

The Falcons’ matchup with the Oakland Raiders is an interesting one. How will the Falcons handle Amari Cooper and the Derek Carr-led offense? How will they handle Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman? Dave Choate takes a look at the Raiders’ offseason to date.

Neal impressing with maturity — Andrew Hirsh of

Falcons first-round pick Keanu Neal has been impressing coaches both on and off the field. Not only have his talents shone through at minicamp and OTAs, the Falcons’ coaches are also impressed with his maturity.

Five things we learned about the Falcons this week — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

What did we learn about the Falcons this week? D. Orlando Ledbetter lets us know. Julio Jones will be revealed in the top-10 of the NFL Top 100 next week. Keanu Neal’s name pops up again, too. Check it out.

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Is Falcons QB Matt Ryan elite? — Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic

Matt Ryan may be many things, but is an elite quarterback one of them? The Falcoholic staff weigh in on  the million dollar question. What do you think on the topic? Is Ryan elite, or in a different category of quarterback?