What did we learn about the Atlanta Falcons this week? Is the tight end group stronger now than it was last season? That and more in the Dirty Bird Daily for Saturday.
Good morning, Falcons fans and welcome to the weekend at long last. The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to long-term deals has now passed, which saw Von Miller get paid an insane amount of money. Hardly a surprise, is it?
We’re now just 57 more days away from the Falcons’ season opener with the Buccaneers. With that said, let’s dive right into the Dirty Bird Daily for Saturday. As you sip your coffee this fine morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.
Falcons position group reviews: Is tight end better in 2016? — William McFadden of The Falcoholic
Jacob Tamme did some nice things in spells last season, but the Falcons have lacked a pass catching tight end for some time. With the selection of Austin Hooper in this year’s draft, the hope is the tight end group has now improved. Will Hooper become the player the Falcons hope they have drafted?
Matt Ryan’s 2015 season was underwhelming to say the least. Perhaps the most worrying thing was his sloppy mental errors leading to untimely interceptions and fumbles. Ryan needs to step up his game this year and rebound from a disappointing campaign.
Five things we learned about the Falcons this week — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
What did we learn about the Falcons this week? From Dan Quinn’s wish of the fans to get louder in the Georgia Dome to Devonta Freeman’s carries and Keanu Neal’s workouts with Kam Chancellor. D. Orlando Ledbetter has us covered with everything we need to know.
Grading Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: 2011 draft — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
The Falcoholic continue to look back over Thomas Dimitroff’s time as general manager in Atlanta, now taking a look at the 2011 NFL Draft. That was of course the draft with the blockbuster trade to land Julio Jones, and the Falcons also landed Jacquizz Rodgers and Matt Bosher.