Weekly Coverage Roundup: Falcons vs. Eagles



Head coach Dan Quinn addressed the media following practice and discussed the roster changes that occured over the weekend and said he can't wait to see the energy at the Georgia Dome on Monday night. Quinn talked about the strengths of recently acquired veteran guard, . Also, the Falcons' first unofficial depth chart was released, providing a lot of insight for what to expect.

QB Matt Ryan, LB Paul Worrilow and WR Eric Weems were named team captains for the 2015 season, and will represent their team with a "C" patch on their jerseys.

QB Matt Ryan, LB Paul Worrilow and WR Eric Weems will represent as team captains for the 2015 season.



In commemoration of September 11th, Atlanta Falcons players made surprise visits to fire stations in Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties to thank our city and county firefighters for their service, hard work, and dedication. They delivered pizzas, signed autographs and took photographs at the different stations.

Several Falcons players spent Wednesday afternoon visiting fire stations in Metro Atlanta. The guys brought pizza and signed autographs to thank firefighters in Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall Counties.

The NFL GameDay Live Crew predicted the Atlanta Falcons to be the 2015 playoff contender out of the group of teams that finished with six wins or fewer in 2014.



The Falcons returned to the practice field and began preparations for their upcoming primetime game versus the Eagles.

The Atlanta Falcons are getting ready for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first week of the regular season. Check out these photos of the Falcons at work.

In the last meeting between the two clubs, the Falcons came out victorious and both QB Matt Ryan and put up monster numbers. Quinn certainly knows what is necessary to stop Philadelphia's up-tempo offense, and he previewed the matchup.

The Falcons were handed some good news on the injury front and some bad news following Thursday's injury report. For the good news, WR Roddy White fully participated in practice after missing the final three weeks of the preseason. And for the bad news, WR Devin Hester was unable to participate due to a lingering toe injury.

The level of excitement for Monday's game exuded out of the locker room, and QB Ryan was the first to talk about his emotions.

Safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant also chimed in on their expectations for Monday night.

Defensive coordinator Richard Smith took the podium for the first time and talked about the Falcons' consistent approach to every game, no matter the opponent.



It was a meaningful day for Coach Quinn on many different levels. Not only was it his birthday, he put a lot of emphasis on the remembrance of 9/11. He also talked about the importance of technique and execution as his team continues to get ready for their season opener.

Wide receiver Julio Jones, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong addressed the media, as well.

AtlantaFalcons.com's Andrew Hirsh held an exclusive chalktalk session with Shanahan, as they discussed the Falcons' offensive line in depth.

While you think you might know everything about WR White, you might need to think again. Here are seven interesting facts about the veteran receiver.

FalconCast crew Jay Adams, John Michaels and DJ Shockley react to the Falcons' roster moves and get you pumped up for the game against Philadelphia in this week's podcast.



Quinn ruled out two Falcons for Monday's game: WR Devin Hester and LB Brooks Reed. WR Roddy White, S Robenson Therezie, LB Joplo Bartu, RB Devonta Freeman and T Jake Matthews all fully participated in practice on Saturday and are listed as probable for the game.

Though losing Hester isn't ideal, the Falcons have options and talent behind him. WR Eric Weems took a bulk of the carries during Saturday's practice and is next up on the depth chart. WR Justin Hardy and WR Nick Williams could also be utilized.

Freestyle Friday is back! William Moore will be hosting a freestyle session every Friday prior to every game during the 2015 season, and he previewed what is to come on Saturday.

AtlantaFalcons.com's Jay Adams went behind the facemask with QB Matt Ryan to talk fashion, traffic and Philly cheesesteaks.



With one day before the big game, AtlantaFalcons.com's editorial staff provides its insight for Monday's season opener at the Georgia Dome. This game features talent all over the place, and we've got a look at the 16 players to keep an eye on.

The time is upon us. All the hard work, the sweat, and the blood have led to this. And yeah, we've heard all about who we're playing. But it's not about them. It's about us.

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