About Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons was founded in 1965 and joined the league in 1966. Since 2002 the Falcons play in NFC South division in NFC conference.
The franchise appeared only once in Super Bowl in 1999 where they lost to Denver Broncos led by the Hall of Famers, John Elway.
Team’s colours are Black, Red, Silver, White and the mascot is Freddie Falcon, who entertained fans for over 35 years now.
Atlanta are coached by Dan Quinn who was hired last off season. It’s his first post as a head coach but Dan made a name for himself when he was defensive coordinator of Seahawks and helped them lead the league in all major team defensive statistics as well as winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
Under the centre Falcons can rely on services of Matt Ryan, a former first round pick in 2008 NFL Draft. Matt is Atlanta’s all-time leader in career wins and many passing statistics. He’s one of the team most valued players.
Julio Jones is another big name on the roster, chosen in first round, Julio didn’t need long time to show his skills and in his second pro year he was selected to Pro Bowl. His explosiveness on the field has to be always accounted for with his playmaking abilities and he is one of the most dreaded wide receivers that many defensive coordinators dread.
In the back Falcons can rely on services of two young running backs, Tevin Coleman, a rookie picked in 3rd round and Devonta Freeman chosen year earlier by Falcons. While the duo hasn’t set any records they did show the ability to be faces of franchise and help the team carry the ground game to new heights.
With a defensively minded coach, the team can also be happy with still young and developing cornerback, Desmond Trufant who set Falcons’ record of defended passes as a rookie.
It’s easy to notice that there’s plenty if youth to go around Atlanta so the foreseeable future can become a bright one too. It’s not a surprise then, that another impactful player Falcons have in their locker room is a rookie, Vic Beasley, a disruptive defensive end chosen to be team’s future pass rusher.
But there’s some veteran’s leadership namely in strong safety William Moore, a former Pro Bowler and a player know for playmaking abilities.
On special units Falcons rely on two Matts. One is a kicker and the other a punter and despite lack of explosive highlights the team can sleep soundly knowing Matt Ryan has a career high whopping 62 yard field goal and Matt Ryan has still plenty of potential as a punter.