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LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Dirk Koetter of the Arizona State Sun Devils shouts to his quarterback in the game with the USC Trojans on October 14, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. USC won 28-21. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Future Of Atlanta’s Offensive Coordinator

With the end of the NFL regular season, coaches who have failed to live up to expectations often find themselves looking for a new job. So far seven NFL teams need a new head coach. With the recent success of the Falcons, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is a candidate for several of those coaching vacancies.


ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons tries to tackle Domenik Hixon #87 of the New York Giants at Georgia Dome on December 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Injury Updates From Smitty When Not Required? That’s A Good One

Anyone who has paid attention to Mike Smith during his tenure in Atlanta knows that unless he is under a mandate from the NFL, he’s not going to released any injury information. So for those wanting new updates on the players, you’ll just have to wait until next week.


ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with a catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome on December 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Silver Lining For Injured Falcons

With an extra week off before their next game, the Falcons need to remember the positives when a teammate is injured. With Dunta Robinson and John Abraham injured in Week 17, the training staff has good news for Falcons Nation about their return.


ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Sean Weatherspoon #56 and Chris Owens #21 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons Defense Will be Shallow Against Bucs

Specifically, the secondary of Atlanta will be the most shallow. With two starting secondary players, this may be the game where Atlanta seed how deep their defense truly is.


NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 06: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yells to his offense against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 6, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Will Falcons Air It Out Or Work On Run Against Tampa?

Everyone knows Atlanta has a great passing attack. Everyone knows Atlanta has a bad rushing attack. With one final regular season game, will Atlanta stick to its status quo or figure out how to fix problems?


Aloha Stadium during the Ohana Day AFC practice for the 2007 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii on February 9, 2007. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Three Atlanta Falcons To Play In Pro Bowl

The last time the Falcons had a 13-3 season, they sent nine players to the Pro Bowl. Even though Atlanta could end up with a better record than that, it isn’t showing up as far as Pro Bowl selections.


DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs for extra yards after a third quarter catch around the tackle of Dominique Franks #29 of the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on December 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Atlanta won the game 31-18. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Falcons Are A Magnet For Broken Records

Setting a new NFL record is always a rare and special moment because it rarely happens. However, the Falcons seem to insist on some of the most recent records only being broken when they’re the opposition.


ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 13: Kroy Biermann #71 of the Atlanta Falcons forces a fumble by quarterback Chad Pennington #10 of the Miami Dolphins at Georgia Dome on September 13, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kroy Biermann is Archetypal Defensive End

The requirements for a good defensive end in football are tricky. You need to be strong enough to overpower (or at least power through) a 300-pound offensive lineman when attempting to sack the quarterback. With the pass-happy NFL, nowadays a good defensive end also needs quick and nimble enough to bat down pass attempts by the quarterback or chase down a running back heading for the sidelines.


ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 16: Ovie Mughelli #34 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on October 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons Don’t Hope, But Believe This Year’s Postseason Will Be Different

The Atlanta Falcons are the number one seed in the NFC as the playoffs approach, but their history shows that really doesn’t matter. This year’s Falcons’ team believes that won’t happen and this year is going to be “different”


DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions talks with the media after the game where he broke the NFL single season yardage record formally held by Jerry Rice against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on December 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Falcons defeated the Lions 31-18. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Falcons Beat Lions But Megatron Sets Records

Two big stories came out of the Falcons/Lions Saturday Night game. The first is who gets the top NFC Playoff seed. The other is the end of the “Madden Curse.”





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