Roddy White speaks out against preseason games

Preseason has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons. The current stars of Hard Knocks have been less than impressive in exhibition action, eking past the Dolphins and losing in a blowout to the Texans. More concerning than the box score is the season-ending injury to starting left tackle Sam Baker, who suffered a torn…

Falcons owner wanted retaliation for Saints’ hit on Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons’ main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied a late hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined…

Tony Gonzalez says he wouldn’t think of ‘jumping ship’

The Falcons’ 2013 campaign is circling the toilet and trade rumors have predictably popped up regarding tight end Tony Gonzalez. The future Hall of Famer, though, will have none of it. Speaking with the media Thursday, Gonzalez shot down any aforementioned speculation, claiming he’s happy in Atlanta and would never think of “jumping ship.” “I…

Falcons owner wants Matt Ryan extension done ASAP

Matt Ryan has bided his time this offseason, taking a backseat while watching Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers land record-setting megadeals. His patience is about to pay off — literally. Falcons owner Arthur Blank told NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he’d like to get a contract extension done with the team’s franchise quarterback “as soon…