The Atlanta Falcons, based in Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, is a professional football team belonging to the South Division of the National Football Conference in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of playoff appearances already. See the Falcons in action. Buy your Atlanta Falcons game tickets at discount prices here.
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Asante Samuel move to Atlanta Falcons almost closed
Sources in the NFL say that the Atlanta Falcons are about to acquire Pro-Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles. This is likely in exchange for a late-round pick.
The deal would probably be completed Thursday prior to the NFL Draft.
Samuel is a four-time Pro Bowl pick. If traded, he will give Atlanta’s new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan a strong cornerback trio together with Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes.
The General Manager of the Falcons, Thomas Dimitroff, was in-charge of the New England Patriots’ scouting and was responsible for selecting Samuel to the Patriots in 2003.
Almost all Falcons who have face Samuel on the field agree that he is one tough opponent to play against. And that having him on anyone’s team would surely improve the team’s defense.
In nine seasons, Asante Samuel has accumulated 45 career interceptions with his last seasons’s three interceptions in 14 games the lowest since 2005.
Hard Knocks Going to Atlanta?
Could HBO’s “Hard Knocks” be going to Atlanta? The Falcons have become strong contenders to host the show and the team would certainly draw much viewership. With a high powered offense that features a Pro Bowl quarterback, running back, tight end and dynamic wide receivers, each game in the very competitive NFC South should prove exciting.
Last year the Atlanta Falcons had all the ingredients to make it to the Super Bowl. They were clearly one of the favorites. Unfortunately the team was eliminated by the hot New York Giants, who eventually went on to win the whole thing. It was just unfortunate that the matchup pit the Falcons against the streaking Giants.
This year the Falcons have under their belt another year of chemistry. Julio Jones, who displayed flashes of brilliance, will no longer have his rookie jitters and should gel much better in the offensive system. Paired with Rodney White, this tandem will be difficult to cover.
An area of improvement that needs to be addressed, probably through the draft, is defense. The Falcons need to be able to apply more pass rush. Strange that this is a weakness for the team considering coach Mike Smith used to be a defensive guru for the much respected and hard hitting Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pick up this upcoming season’s Altlanta Falcon’s games before they sell out. Games should be good and exciting, especially those against division rivals. The emergence of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will continue to make things interesting and the New Orleans Saints still have Drew Brees.
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Back in 1965, the Atlanta Falcons was founded when the National Football League held an expansion draft. They have been a member of the NFC's West Division during the 1970 merger and South Division since 2002. They have won championships in both divisions.
There are two rival teams that come to mind when we talk about the Falcons. First is the Carolina Panthers, one of the Falcons' rivals and known as the I-85 Rivalry. And of course, the New Orleans Saints, which is one of the oldest divisional rivalries existing with the Falcons. It is more known as the Southern Showdown. Catch these exciting games on the stadium, get your discount Atlanta Falcons tickets now.