Mike Smith made some poor decisions down stretch Sunday. (AP photo)

Will Blank make move with Mike Smith?

9:30 am Oct. 27, 2014

The Falcons have scheduled coach Mike Smith’s weekly news conference for 2:30 p.m. So that should answer the immediate question: Is Mike Smith getting fired today?

Owner Arthur Blank is not a man who takes either

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is standing by Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Blank stands by Smith, Dimitroff. What say you?

12:18 pm Oct. 7, 2014

All together now: The Falcons are 2-3. The Falcons can’t win on the road. The Falcons are weak on the defensive front and can’t sustain a pass rush. The Falcons aren’t using Antone Smith enough.

That

Matt Ryan figures to be under duress even more after losing two (or three) more offensive linemen. (AP photo)

Falcons’ implosion may have just begun

2:46 pm Sep. 30, 2014

Well, look at it this way: The Falcons are still tied for first place.

A season that has the potential of spinning out of control quickly — and we reference last season as Exhibit A —

Has Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff done enough to plug holes? (AP photo)

Falcons not wowing Vegas: Are concerns real?

9:15 am May. 13, 2014

According to the first post-draft odds in Las Vegas the Falcons are 40-1 win the Super Bowl (via Bovada). That places them tied for only 13th overall, and maybe more significantly only tied for eighth

Jadeveon Clowney , left, Sammy Watkins, center, and Khalil Mack may be the top three players drafted tonight. (AP photo)

UPDATE: Falcons take Jake Matthews

11:30 am May. 8, 2014

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked 44 times last season and hit another 42 times but somehow finished the regular season without having a psychotic break.

Maybe Jake Matthews will help.

The Falcons took Matthews, the 6-foot-5,

Thomas Dimitroff had a busy first day in NFL free agency. (AP photo)

Falcons’ moves should improve both lines

5:24 pm Mar. 11, 2014

A makeover was needed. This was a good start.

The Falcons didn’t sign any of the major names on the first day of free agency but they signed three players who should significantly improve their offensive