2014-12-20 03:00:52

Dave

I am a huge NFL and Atlanta Falcons fan from the UK. The majoirty of my articles are related to the NFL but occasionally I'll write about Film or TV. I have a diploma in Freelance Journalism. Follow me on twitter @davefalcon90

The first question maybe, why do I need a guide? Well, there will be a lot going on in Age of Ultron, such as new characters, potential missing characters, characters...

In 1986 the NFL came to London for the first time in the form of the American Bowl, an exhibition game that had all the razzmatazz of the NFL but none...

The Falcons Defense Must Stop The Run To Limit The Bleeding The Atlanta Falcons have a problem, its called their defense although in its current state...

Last week I brought you a preview of the AFC for the upcoming NFL season (http://www.zennie62blog.com/2014/08/28/nfl-season-preview-part-1-the-afc/), here is the NFC.   The NFC Title Contenders:  Green Bay, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans and Atlanta With Aaron Rodgers back at the helm Green Bay will be dangerous. The Packers will hope that the signing of...

The 2014 NFL season is almost upon us, so time to run down the possibilities and realistic expectations for all 32 teams starting here with Part 1, the AFC with Part 2 (the NFC) to follow shortly. The AFC Title Contenders: New England, Denver, Indianapolis & San Diego The Patriots still have Brady and Belichick so can never be ruled out. They will also be hoping...

Never has a pre-season game meant so much to the Atlanta Falcons than the one coming up on Saturday at home to the Tennessee Titans, well the first half of it anyway as it was confirmed yesterday that the Falcons would play their starters for the entire first half and the Titans are expected to follow suit. Why does this game mean so much? Are things currently escalated...

The buzz word around the Atlanta falcons this off season has been ‘Toughness’, the reason? The Falcons want to get tougher and nastier in the trenches, something that was highlighted during last year’s 4-12 season but in reality has been a long term issue.  If there was a word to avoid this off season and beyond it would definitely be injuries, although this is...

While Star Wars fans all over the World wait for the next news story, any story in regard to Episode 7 it seems that the next major event for Episode 7 would be the title and then we can stop calling it Episode 7.    So what do we know about Episode 7, well not a great deal just yet but here is what we do know. It is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi,...

Back in the mid 80’s and 90’s, being in the UK at the time when Michael Jordan dominated the NBA, I was unable to witness first hand just how great he was and although Jordan is largely perceived to be the greatest basketball player ever (Bill Russell & Wilt Chamberlain get some play here) unfortunately I am unable to make this choice for myself. It may be for...

Coming into the 2014 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons had many positions that needed to be addressed such as offensive and defensive line, safety, tight end as well as depth at the corner and running back positions. Much of the talk pre-draft was whether the Falcons would trade up in the first round to get Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack but with the price of a trade up...

After a long wait the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, a draft that was as intriguing as ever and had the usual twists, turns and trades. From Clowney to Manziel to Michael Sam here is what went down at Music City Radio Hall during the three day NFL draft that will shape the NFL for the next few years at least. By the way all players apparently felt blessed and can’t...

The NFL draft is almost upon us and the last thing anyone needs is yet another mock draft, so don’t worry this is isn’t one of those (Zennie62Media coverage by Courtyard by Marriott Central Park). What this article intends to do is give the best possible scenarios for the Atlanta Falcons in this draft, including possible trades and players falling to the Falcons...

The Atlanta Falcons (photo courtesy of Atlanta Falcons) went from 13-3 and ten yards from the SuperBowl in 2012 to a 4-12 record in 2013 and that in itself is an example of how difficult predicting an NFL season can be. Most teams are one key injury away from a bad season or in the Falcons case several key injuries in 2013 although some terrible line play also contributed...

It’s hard to believe now that prior to the 1998 NFL draft a debate was raging over whether the best draft prospect would be Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf. Manning, an NFL record holder a future hall of famer and one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game or Ryan Leaf. Ryan Leaf, a player who despite his high regard coming out of Washington State lasted just...

The Atlanta Falcons drastically needed to improve both their offensive and defensive lines this off season, they made significant strides to achieving that goal within hours of the free agent market officially opening on Tuesday. Two of three players signed were drafted by Scott Pioli while he has general manager in Kansas City, Pioli is now the Falcons assistant GM in...

The general conscious from NFL draft experts and other Media outlets, is that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the most talented player in this year’s draft class. The talent level, it seems is not the issue but questions marks over Clowney’s work ethic remain, especially after his college coach at South Carolina, Steve Spurrier said “Its...

The Atlanta Falcons: How Do They Get Back To Winning Ways? Part 3 In part 3 of how the Falcons can get back to winning we ways I investigate the possible free agents that they could target to improve the current roster and to replace any departures and also explore possible draft targets. It’s been said many times before, not least by me that the biggest area’s...

NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, 2 February, 18:30 (E.T) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey Denver Broncos versus Seattle Seahawks The NFL’s showpiece and season finale is almost upon us, 32 teams started out on the same path with the same goal, 266 games have been played and two teams are left. Which team will be holding the Lombardi trophy aloft when...

What can the Atlanta Falcons do to get back to winning ways? Was the 2013 season an aberration or will 2014 be much the same? In this, the second  part of 3 articles, I speculate on who the Falcons could cut and what free agents they have. In part 3 I look into what free agents the Falcons could peruse and some possible draft choices.   Part 1 can be read here:...

What can the Atlanta Falcons do to get back to winning ways? Was the 2013 season an aberration or will 2014 be much the same? In the first part of 3 articles, we explore what the Falcons have and what they need, part 2 investigates who the Falcons could cut and what free agents they have, and in part 3 I look into what free agents the Falcons could peruse and some possible...

  The NFL has often been accused of being bit of a bully in certain situations, they have also been described as being the No Fun League, well in the case of the NFL’s smaller brother, NFL UK, they can be accused of being both. The NFL have been sending teams over the pond to London to play a regular season game since 2007, in 2013 they played two games here...

So, is it the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos in the SuperBowl then? Seahawks vs Broncos, defense vs offense, the master vs the new kid on the block….. The Seahawks currently lead the league in 2 of the 3 main statictics on defense, total yards and Passing yards given up per game. The Broncos currently lead the league in 2 of the 3 main statistics on...

            On the 22nd of November 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School book depositary killing president John F Kennedy or at least that is what we have been told, but did Oswald really do it? Of course it is something that we may never truly know the answer to, and perhaps Oswald did fire...

November the 22nd 1963 is a date that will never be forgotten, it is a date that is etched in the minds of those old enough to remember what took place on that fateful Friday. The assassination of President John F Kennedy will reach its 50 year anniversary this week. There are many words associated with the JFK assassination but “conspiracy” it seems will...

When you have posted 5 straight winning seasons and have had the best overall record in the NFC and second best in the entire NFL over that period, that equals credit in the bank for a head coach. That is exactly what Mike Smith, the head coach of the reeling Atlanta Falcons currently has, enough credit to save his job despite the disastrous season that he and his team...

Before 2009 the Atlanta Falcons had never had never had back to back winning seasons and had only ever won 3 Division Title’s in its history, the team was formed in 1966. Since the new era of new General Manager, Thomas Dimitroff, new Head Coach Mike Smith and newly drafted quarterback Matt Ryan began in 2008 the Falcons have had 5 straight winning seasons, two Division...

If like me it seems that now the NFL season is underway that the rest of your life is on hold as around 80% of your day revolves around the NFL and the team that you love. Yep, ok so your average day (non Gameday) should look something like this then…I haven’t included any NFL team related attire that your probably wearing… 7.am- Wake up check your...

The season may only be 2 weeks old but it seems that a lot has happened for the Falcons in those 2 weeks, including 2 players being placed in season ending injured reserve amongst other injuries that are a cause for concern. Its not all negative though, despite the 1-1 record so here we have the 3 main positives as well as the 3 main negatives for the Falcons in the 2013...

1. Most surprising score of the week. Tennesse Titans 16-9 Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers may not be as highly favoured this season as in previous years but their home record is one of the best in the league and the Titans have only had one winning season since 2008. 2. Offensive player of the week. A record tying 7 touchdowns for Peyton Manning against...

It seems that every year in the parity laden NFL one or two surprise teams emerge to make the post season which is certainly refreshing and is another reason that the NFL is great to watch. Last year the Indianapolis Colts where that team accompanied by the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins, in 2011 the Lions and in 2010 the Chiefs, so who will be the Cinderella...

The 2013 NFL season kicks off this week, so with the fantasy team or in some cases teams in place and the roster cuts made by all 32 teams its time to predict or attempt to predict the 2013 NFL season. Judging by the strength of schedule which can be a little tainted as teams can change for good to bad and vice versa on a yearly basis but there are still some teams that...

Part 2: Expectation and Heartbreak. Despite some close games the Falcons held the one seed in the NFC after a 13-3 record from the regular season. Despite this dominance all Falcons fans had been hearing all year is that their team was going to choke come playoff time, well it was time quieten the doubters. The Sports Bar & Grill inside Marylebone Station, London had...

Part 1 of 3: The story of being an Atlanta Falcons fan from the UK during the dark times before the internet and Sky TV to the heartbreak of the 2013 NFC Championship game. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Part...

It would seem that with just one game into the new Premier League Season Arsenal are a club in crisis. A 3-1 home defeat to a team that struggled last...

With news of the new and yet untitled Star Wars film being released more frequently, we now have a writer a director and a studio location, fans are starting to speculate on story lines, characters and planets. As Episode 7 is a sequel to Episode 6 Return of the Jedi and not a prequel like the last 3 Star Wars movies released it is easy to forget that it has been 30 years...

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