Mike Smith

10 Things I Think I Think
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
Why the three first-round rookie quarterbacks should sit, and why a QB drafted much later might be the best of the rookie bunch. Plus, the tales of three rising defenders: a star in Tennessee that is worth every penny of his new contract, a physical freak emerging as a force in Cincinnati, and a misfit in Philly who needs be rescued from the wrong scheme
By Greg A. Bedard
Training Camp 2014
Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines
Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines
After a nightmare 2013, the Falcons spent the offseason getting bigger and more physical in the trenches. How those rebuilt offensive and defensive lines perform will determine whether Atlanta can compete in the NFC South
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Falcons Preview: Preparing for Takeoff
Falcons Preview: Preparing for Takeoff
A new defense and a healthy receiving corps has Atlanta thinking playoffs again
By Andy Benoit
Monday Morning Quarterback
Learning to Fly Again
Learning to Fly Again
I step inside Falcons headquarters as GM Thomas Dimitroff scrambles to get Atlanta back on top. Plus, Michael Sam and Oprah get it right, Robert Mathis gets it wrong and where (I think) the 2015 NFL draft and Super Bowl 52 are going
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Take These Broken Wings
Take These Broken Wings
The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders, but they’re 2-8 and last in the NFC South after winning the division by six games last season. Where did it all go wrong? And who’s to blame?
By Andy Benoit