Category: Arthur Blank

Steven Jackson Knows He’ll Have Some “Favorable Fronts” in Atlanta

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Steven Jackson is an Atlanta Falcon. Weird, I know. From one dome team to another for one of the best running backs of this era. But Jackson isn't expected to be as productive in his next setting, mainly because the guy is no spring chicken now. He'll turn 30 this ...

Arthur Blank Discusses Atlanta Falcons Needing to Win Playoff Games to Earn Respect

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of wrapping up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and could finish with the best record in the NFL. But Falcons fans won't be satisfied until the team gets its first playoff win with Mike Smith on the sideline and Matt Ryan ...

The Atlanta Falcons Lock Up Mike Smith for At Least 3 More Years

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they have signed head coach Mike Smith to a three year contract extension.  Although the terms of the contract have not yet been released, you can bet that he is going to be well compensated.  Under Smith, the Falcons have had three-consecutive winning seasons ...

Can Falcons Return to Playoffs and Win?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Since Arthur Blank bought the Atlanta Falcons in 2001, they've been to the playoffs three times. Sure, they've survived the Michael Vick saga and the Bobby Petrino fiasco over that time, but they've also gone just 2-3 in the playoffs since losing in the Super Bowl in 1998. Is this the ...

Mike Smith Was the Right Guy for Atlanta

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

In his first two years as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Smith has done something no other coach before him had done for this franchise, have back-to-back winning seasons.  As a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan, these last two seasons have been a breath of fresh air after what ...

The Falcons Need To Address Their Defensive Needs

Friday, April 9th, 2010

In the aftermath of the Michael Vick Saga, the Atlanta Falcons seem to be doing just fine.  This past season, they finished with a 9-7 record, which was somewhat of a step back from an 11-5 2008 season but was their first back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history.  Their offense ...

The Atlanta Falcons Add Another Piece to the Puzzle

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Only a few years removed from the Michael Vick saga, the Atlanta Falcons are back to winning ball games.  In fact, the last two seasons were their first back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history and they hope that this just the beginning of great things to come.  Ever since the Falcons hired Thomas Dimitroff as their GM ...

Warrick Dunn is Now Part Owner of the Atlanta Falcons

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Arthur Blank is the proud owner of the Atlanta Falcons and he has continually improved the team ever since he bought it back in 2002. Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has an agreement to buy a piece of the team he once played for. Dunn, who played sparingly ...

Michael Vick Returns To Atlanta For First Time Since Prison

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This weekend in Atlanta is going to be crazy. This Saturday night they host the SEC Championship game with Alabama taking on Florida and then the next day Michael Vick comes back to town. The Eagles take on the Falcons Sunday which will be the first time Vick has been ...