Category: Mike Smith

Falsely Accused Brian Banks on his Path from Prison to the NFL

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Brian Banks' story has been well-documented. The former high school football standout from California who served prison time and had his life and career path interrupted in a massive way for a rape he didn't commit has finally landed an NFL job. The Atlanta Falcons signed Banks earlier this week, and ...

Osi Umenyiora Hopes His Best is Yet to Come in Atlanta

Friday, March 29th, 2013

After a decade in the Big Apple, defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora is headed for Atlanta. Umenyiora worked out a two-year deal with the Falcons, though he has nothing bad to say about the New York Giants in this interview. Umenyiora believes he still hasn't played his best football and believes ...

John Abraham Wants to Keep Playing so He Can Pass Michael Strahan on the All-Time Sacks List

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The NFL's leading active sack man is on the open market after being released last week by the Atlanta Falcons. And while John Abraham is turning 35 this offseason, he'll likely be a hot commodity because pass rushers are so damn valuable in this league. And it helps that Abraham ...

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Says Experienced Team is No Longer “Wide-Eyed”

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Atlanta Falcons have finally gotten a monkey off their back, with Matt Ryan and Mike Smith winning a playoff game. But general manager Thomas Dimitroff doesn't want to stop at one, and he believes his team might have the right recipe to keep rolling this January. Falcons general manager Thomas ...

Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith Compares Russell Wilson to Fran Tarkenton

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Russell Wilson is arguably the league's hottest quarterback -- not bad for a rookie third-round pick. Now Wilson and his Seahawks go up against the conference's top seed on Sunday, but at least they enter that game knowing Wilson has already won more playoff games than Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ...

Thomas Dimitroff On Falcons’ 3-0 Start: “There is an Element of Maturity on this Team that I Haven’t Seen in Other Years”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons have come out of the gate at 3-0 this season with impressive wins over the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. Matt Ryan has been sharp, complemented with his group of weapons that includes Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White and Julio Jones. Unfortunately the ...

Falcons Coach Mike Smith On Matt Ryan: “I Haven’t Noticed a Change”

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons took care of the Kansas City Chiefs in their opener, but now they're in for another tough test with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos coming to town for Monday Night Football. Falcons head coach Mike Smith knows his team will have its hands full with Manning, ...

With Two New Coordinators on his Staff, Mike Smith has Plenty of Work Ahead Preparing Atlanta Falcons for 2012 Season

Friday, July 27th, 2012

After a pedestrian 2011 season, Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons are ready to get back to work. They'll do so in training camp in what some might consider a pivotal year for the Falcons. After giving up so much to draft Julio Jones, the Falcons have bet big that ...

Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith Admits that His Team Has to Change its Approach to Playoff Games

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Sooner or later, Mike Smith is gonna run out of leash space. During his four years running the show with franchise quarterback Matt Ryan in Atlanta, the Falcons have made the playoffs three times and finished with a winning record each season. That's good. But during that same stretch, Smith ...

Did The Falcons Do Enough In The Offseason To Catch The Packers

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Last year the Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season with the best record in the NFC and everything was in line for them to get to Dallas for the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for them they ran into a buzz saw in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and their ...