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Matt Ryan: Falcons have ‘a great chance’ to return to Super Bowl – Atlanta Falcons Blog

[ad_1] DECATUR, Ga. -- About 20 minutes before Matt Ryan arrived at the Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta Thursday, highlights of the Atlanta Falcons' deflating Super Bowl LI loss to the New England Patriots played on a big-screen television right inside the front entrance.Had Ryan walked in to see such a sight, he might have laughed and shaken his head before proceeding about his business.
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Falcons hope Ryan-Koetter reunion will spark offensive resurgence – Atlanta Falcons Blog

[ad_1] FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Matt Ryan didn't step to the podium last week rambling about the adjustment period a quarterback has to go through with a new offensive coordinator.There was no need.That's the luxury Ryan has when his new coordinator is an old, familiar face. The Atlanta Falcons brought back Dirk Koetter, the guy who called the offensive plays for Ryan from 2012 to 2014."I'm excited to work with
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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers extension not at easy as it seems – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger earned a $5 million roster bonus on Friday, which could have served as an artificial deadline for a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers.But no deal is imminent between the team and Roethlisberger, who has one year left on his current contract. Now that Roethlisberger is locked into the $5 million, both parties can take their time.Extending Roethlisberger is an easy decision, and his
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RG3: Lamar Jackson will develop into a more accurate passer – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- When it comes to Lamar Jackson, few have a better perspective than Robert Griffin III.Part backup quarterback and part mentor, Griffin has watched nearly every pass that Jackson has thrown since Jackson joined the Baltimore Ravens as a first-round pick last season. Based on that, Griffin believes one of the biggest areas where Jackson will improve upon is his completion rate."With Lamar, I equate inaccuracy
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Matt LaFleur’s year as Titans OC offers glimpse of what Packers can expect – Tennessee Titans Blog

[ad_1] 3:15 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's not unusual for successful teams to have assistant coaches plucked from their staffs. But it was a mild surprise for the Tennessee Titans -- who didn't make the playoffs and struggled offensively for much of 2018 -- to have offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur plucked
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Matt LaFleur’s time with McVay, Shanahan will help Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Look at Matt Ryan in 2016. Or Jared Goff in 2017.That’s what the Green Bay Packers think they’ll see from Aaron Rodgers in 2019.And it’s why they’re hiring Matt LaFleur as their next head coach.The 39-year-old LaFleur won over Packers president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst with his expertise on offense and the idea that he will be able to get Rodgers back
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Philly Special’s tricked-up legacy: 16 QBs catching passes in 2018 – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

[ad_1] "This league, there's a lot of great plays, there's a lot of great minds, so when you see something like that, that's unique and it works well, you try to execute it like they do." -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles after his 15-yard reception in Week 1 helped set up the Eagles' first touchdown of 2018Trey Burton's touchdown pass to Nick Foles last February did more than help
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Cowboys value Dak Prescott, but at what price? – Dallas Cowboys Blog

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- Sunday’s victory against the New York Giants was quarterback Dak Prescott’s finest moment.All three of the Dallas Cowboys’ Pro Bowl offensive linemen -- Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin -- were spectators for health reasons. Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL’s leading rusher, wasn't in uniform, either.In a game viewed as meaningless by many, Prescott played every snap, throwing for 387 yards and a career-high four touchdown
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Watch: Ranking the amazing runs, throws, sacks of the 2018 NFL season – NFL Nation

[ad_1] NFL Next Gen Stats provided a unique perspective on some of the most amazing plays of the 2018 season.From the quickest time to record a sack (achieved by New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams) to the fastest speed clocked by a ball-carrier (San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida took the honors), the numbers went way beyond the box scores.Here are the 2018 regular-season leaders for several Next Gen
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After firing coordinators, Dan Quinn puts pressure on self for 2019 – Atlanta Falcons Blog

[ad_1] Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't oblivious to the reality in front of him: 2019 is a make-or-break season.The honeymoon was over a long time ago, after the Falcons blew that 28-3 Super Bowl LI lead in a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. Coming so close only teased owner Arthur Blank, who wants to have more than just an MLS championship banner to hang in his