Posts Tagged ‘arthur-blank’

Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Team Ready for “Second Season”

It sounds already like Falcons owner Arthur Blank is proclaiming that his football team needs to get ready for the postseason – starting with their game vs the Lions. In this interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta, Falcons owner Arthur Blank sounded very happy about Sunday’s victory against the New York Giants. But, like […]

Owner Artuhur Blank a Free Agent; He and Wife Separating

Falcons owner Arthur Blank and his wife, Stephanie, are separating. A statement released Friday through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation says Blank, a co-founder of The Home Depot, and his wife have decided to separate from their 16-year marriage. The statement says the two “remain great friends and are committed to working together” to […]

Falcons Owner Blank Thinks a Deal Will Get Done Today

Falcons owner Arthur Blank told NFL Network that he is optimistic his fellow owners, who are meeting in Atlanta, will approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the players Thursday. “I’m optimistic that we’ll get a call for a vote today, and I’m optimistic that the ownership will approve a deal today,” Blank said just […]

Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Players Walked Away From Fair Deal

Falcons owner Arthur Blank wrote another letter to fans on Sunday, providing an update on the status of labor talks, as well as the new rule changes that were voted on during last week’s owners meetings. “During the last day of our mediated discussions on March 11, the NFL clubs put a balanced and fair […]

NFL System of Paying Rookies Getting More and More Flawed

There seems to be a growing resolve as of late around the league to try and put into place some sort of rookie salary cap, much like what is already done in the NBA. While some vets are getting paid, most are watching as young players who have never taken an NFL snap are coming […]

Offseason Overview: Falcons Facing a Long Overhaul

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None. TRANSITION PLAYER: None. UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS • PK Morten Andersen is a reliable geriatric kicker that still has some leg left but the signing of Jason Elam takes him out of the picture. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None. EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None. PLAYERS ACQUIRED • FS Erik Coleman: UFA Jets; $10M/4 yrs, […]

Falcons Play Host to QB’s Ryan and Brohm

  The Falcons have a lot of work ahead of them to get back to being a competitive team and try and make a run in the NFC South, and that work may very well start at the QB spot, as the team has been taking a hard look at that position. Adam Schefter of […]

Falcons Nab Pats Dimitroff as New General Manager

While it appeared that the Eagles Tom Heckertt was the front runner, the Falcons have gone in a different direction, as they have hired Patriots director of college scouting Thomas Dimitroff to be their next general manager. In the past week it looked as if Heckertt was going to get the spot, as he had […]