Falcons still seeking right formula on offensive line
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line might be able to start the same five players for the second straight week.
Falcons have several areas to fix after sloppy opener
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Say this much for the Atlanta Falcons: They wasted no time showing how ill-prepared they were to start the season.
Lindstrom expected to miss at least 8 games with broken foot
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons rookie guard Chris Lindstrom, the No. 14 overall draft pick, has a broken foot and will spend the next eight weeks on injured reserve.
Falcons 1st-round pick McGary undergoes heart procedure
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Kaleb McGary underwent a surgical procedure Wednesday to correct heart rhythm problems, a recurrence of the condition that plagued the...
Falcons sign first-round draft choice Lindstrom
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round draft pick Chris Lindstrom to a four-year contract.
Lindstrom, the first guard drafted in the first round by the...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — No introductions were necessary for Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary on the opening day of the Falcons' rookie minicamp.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Kaleb McGary, one of their two first-round draft picks, and cornerback Kendall Sheffield, a...
Falcons GM Dimitroff set for busy final day of NFL draft
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — It wasn't easy for Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff to watch the NFL draft's second and third rounds without having any picks.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were looking to bulk up in the trenches after a disappointing season.
They stuck to that plan, even when one potential target after another was...
BC looks to regroup against Temple after dropped from Top 25
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio got his team back into full pads the next day after a loss at Purdue.
The sloppy 30-13 loss against the Boilermakers dropped the Eagles (3-1) out of the Top 25. They'll look to regroup Saturday in a nonconference matchup against Temple (2-2).
"When you feel like you gave one away, I tell them: 'It's like a diamond. Put it in your hand and clamp onto it really tight,'" he said. "We were in pads right away on Sunday. You've got to abruptly turn."
Fill-in offensive lineman John Phillips earns high grades at Boston College
Boston College coach Steve Addazio sets a high standard for handing out “grade champion awards” to offensive linemen.
BC is known as O-Line U, so the Eagles front five is expected to play up to that reputation.
Three Eagles offensive linemen — right tackle Chris Lindstrom and guards John Phillips and Sam Schmal — copped grade champion awards from Addazio for Saturday’s 45-42 upset at Louisville. And Lindstrom was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for the first time in his career.
Right tackle Chris Lindstrom received due credit for tailback AJ Dillon’s ridiculous rushing numbers in Saturday’s 45-42 road upset victory of Louisville.
Fair or not, an offensive lineman’s worth is evaluated in other people’s stats.
Dillon carried the ball 39 times for a Boston College freshman-record 272 yards against Louisville, the fifth-most by an FBS running back this season. Dillon was the first BC back to eclipse 200 yards since Andre Williams rambled for 295 at New Mexico State in 2013.