Each day leading up to the start of training camp, we’ll look at a major issue that faces the Falcons and head coach Dan Quinn as he’s set to enter his third season with the team.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- To the best of our knowledge, none of the Falcons had their dog kidnapped and held for ransom. (Cowboys)
No player was involved in an altercation at a bar/club. (Cowboys).
No one has been suspended by the league for a game or more. (Bengals and a several other teams.)
With the team set to report for training camp today, the players appear to have done an excellent job of “protecting the team” as coach Dan Quinn requested and often refers to as the Brotherhood.
At the conclusion of minicamp back in June, Quinn addressed the team and then had a longer session with the rookies before releasing them for the offseason.
“We reminded our guys that rule No. 1 for us is protecting the team and having a conscience for that all the way,” Quinn said. “We have a good break here, and I want everybody lined up, ready to go and recharged in (little over) a month’s time. We have a hell of a division that we are going to go fight for.”
Finally, the Falcons hit the field on Thursday and we're back to some live football.
COUNTDOWN TO TRAINING CAMP
Countdown to Camp: Day 3 -- What will MVP Matt Ryan do for an encore?
Countdown to Camp: Day 2 -- What makes Julio Jones so great?
Countdown to Camp: Day 1 -- Did the Falcons protect the Brotherhood?
Here’s the training camp schedule:
Wednesday, July 26th — Team Reports for Camp
Thursday, July 27th — Practice: 9:30 a.m. – Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, July 28th — Practice 9:30 a.m. – Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 29th — Practice 9:30 a.m. - Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 30th — Practice 9:30 a.m. - Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, July 31st — Players Off
Tuesday, August 1st — Practice 9:30 a.m. - Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 2nd — Practice 9:30 a.m. - Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 3rd —Practice 9:30 a.m. - Gates open to public at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 4th — Practice 5:05 p.m. – Gates open to the public at 4:05 p.m.
Saturday, August 5th —Players Off
Sunday, August 6th — Practice 9:45 a.m. – Gates open to the public at 8:15 a.m.
Monday, August 7th — Practice 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 8th — Practice 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 9th — Walkthrough
Thursday, August 10th — at Miami Dolphins – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11th — Walkthrough
Saturday, August 12th — Players Off
Sunday, August 13th — Practice 9:30 a.m.
Monday, August 14th —Practice 9:30 a.m.
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