NewsDecember.07.18

TAPS families spend a unique, rewarding four-day weekend with Falcons as part of Salute to Service

Watch: Salute to Service Recap   Lauren and Emily Gibbons walked into the dining room at the Atlanta Falcons training facility for an event that has unfortunately become commonplace in their lives. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS as it is colloquially re...

Watch: Salute to Service Recap   Lauren and Emily Gibbons walked into the dining room at the Atlanta Falcons training facility for an event that has unfortunately become commonplace in their lives. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS as it is colloquially referred, provides support for the families of armed service members who have lost their lives. In Lauren and Emily’s case, TAPS has been a part of their lives since their father, Thomas, was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Jan. 30, 2003, in Afghanistan. Lauren was 3 years old when her father died; Emily, only 9 weeks old. &ldq...

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NewsDecember.02.18

Falcons Receiver Mohamed Sanu’s Cleats Paid Tribute To SpongeBob Creator Stephen Hillenburg

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg died last week after a battle with ALS and over the last five days there have been many tributes to the creator of one of the most beloved cartoons of all-time.  Fans showed their love for Hillenburg and the show on social media...

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg died last week after a battle with ALS and over the last five days there have been many tributes to the creator of one of the most beloved cartoons of all-time.  Fans showed their love for Hillenburg and the show on social media, and plenty of famous fans of his show have paid tribute as well. On Sunday, Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu joined Enes Kanter and others from the world of sports in honoring Hillenburg with some SpongeBob custom cleats made by Dez Customz.           View this post on Instagra...

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NewsNovember.09.18

Falcons players never jumped off Steve Sarkisian bandwagon

 Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper wore a smirk on his face when asked about the early-season criticism directed toward offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. "In the city of Atlanta, everyone's a critic," Hooper said. "When we were 1-4, everyone hated...

 Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper wore a smirk on his face when asked about the early-season criticism directed toward offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. "In the city of Atlanta, everyone's a critic," Hooper said. "When we were 1-4, everyone hated us. Now everybody seems to be back on the train. All we worry about is the guys who are in the building. So, we had Sark's back from Day 1. And that's all that matters: The connection we have to each other. People outside the building are always going to say what they're going to say." Said receiver Julio Jones: "For...

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NewsNovember.01.18

Falcons looking to become road warriors for rest of season

Talk all you want about Matt Ryan being on pace for 5,000 passing yards and not throwing an interception over the past five games. Those individual statistics mean little to the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. The number that matters to Ryan this week is 0-2: his team's road...

Talk all you want about Matt Ryan being on pace for 5,000 passing yards and not throwing an interception over the past five games. Those individual statistics mean little to the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. The number that matters to Ryan this week is 0-2: his team's road record as it prepares for Sunday's trip to face the Washington Redskins (5-2) at 1 p.m. ET (Fox). Sure, the 3-4 Falcons have a little momentum after winning their past two games. However, they haven't been the same team away from home, and Ryan knows it. The Falcons averaged 32.2 points per game in their first five home game...

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