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UTC OL Corey Levin has worked out for Falcons; Another visit this week

UTC OL Corey Levin is one of the best small schoolers in the NFL Draft

University of Tennessee Chattanooga offensive lineman Corey Levin has been turning the heads of NFL scouts.  The big and versatile offensive lineman has worked out with the Atlanta Falcons already and he will work out for the Eagles on Thursday of this week.

We completed an interview with Corey earlier this year, in which you can read here.  

Levin is a Three-time All-American and two-time winner of the Southern Conference’s Jacobs Blocking Award. He played both guard and tackle and started 51 games over his career, including the final 45 in a row. NFLDraftScout.com has Levin rated as the 17th best guard in the draft and projects that he will be selected in the seventh round or go undrafted. He is also a Georgia native.

Falcons have hired former USC coach Steve Sarkisian as their new OC

Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their next OC

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported today that Steve Sarkisian and the Falcons agreed on a deal that will make him the next offensive coordinator of the Dirty Birds. Sarkisian and Falcons coach Dan Quinn share a common friend in Seahawkscoach Pete Carroll.

“As a play-caller I felt like, number one, what an aggressive play-caller he’s been through the years,” Quinn said of the reason behind the hire. “He has a real familiarity from the live zone scheme, the play action, the keepers. That’s such a big part of what we do. It’s him as a play-caller, two of the guys that I respect most in our profession, Pete (Caroll) and Nick (Saban) and being part of both of their programs, I know what he stands for as a coach.”

“We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did for our program during his time here,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “He is an outstanding coach, and we wish him the best in his new role as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. As always, when we have an opening on our staff, we will use it as an opportunity to go out and hire the best coach available.”

This is an interesting hire. 

49ers fans are you happy about your new head coach after last night’s game?

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is expected to take the 49ers coaching position

In the fourth quarter all the Falcons had to do is pick up one yard on the ground.  Instead of running the ball the 49ers new head coach Kyle Shanahan tried to throw the ball when he was hit and fumbled giving the ball back to the Patriots.

Then on their next drive, Matt Ryan suffered another sack from the Patriots’ 23-yard line (easy field goal range) pushed them into a third-and-23, from whence a holding call pushed them out of a chance for potentially game-clinching points.

Shanahan answered the question after the game, but I want to know what you think of you new coach?

“The thought is to get as many yards as you can,” Shanahan said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “And we were right there on the fringe. It was by no means an easy field goal. From what I remember, we ran in on first-and-10 and lost yards. Got into second-and-11, so we try to get a pass to get us back into a manageable third down, closer to the field goal, and we took a sack. Taking a sack . . . got us into a third-and-20, so we threw a quick pass trying to get back into field goal range, which we did. But there was a holding call on the play. And when you get a holding call on third-and-20, it goes back that far. We were way out of field goal range. We tried our best to get back in but couldn’t get it done.”

“It’s not really the run-pass ratio that I look at,” Shanahan said. “It’s you stay on the field, and you run your offense. When went three-and-out two times, which was huge. I think we had second-and-1 on both of those. To not convert on second-and-1 and then third, it was tough. That’s why we let them get back into the game.”

The Falcons were not playing to win, they seemed to go away from what was really working. Devonta Freeman was dominating, but they stopped giving him the rock when they needed him the most.  I want to know what 49ers fans think?

Julio Jones cleats for the Super Bowl are sick; Migos Album Cover 

Atlanta Falcons wide out Julio Jones has some awesome looking cleats for tonight’s Super Bowl. The star wide out took Rapper Migos album cover and created his own image.



Pretty sick right? 

Falcons have signed CB Robert Alford to a four year deal worth 38 million

Former SE Louisiana CB Robert Alford has been given a nice pay raise

The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford to a four year deal worth 38 million dollar deal that includes 21 million in guaranteed money.

The fourth-year corner from Southeastern-Louisiana has played in 53 games with 41 starts for Atlanta. Alford has recorded nine interceptions, returning two of those interceptions for touchdowns, during his career. His two defensive touchdowns rank tied for first among players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, and his nine interceptions rank second.

Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)

Big deal: Falcons signing CB Robert Alford to a four-year, $38 million extension that includes $21 million guaranteed, per league sources.
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