Derek Snyder

Derek Snyder

Derek recently covered the Atlanta Falcons for FanSided's NFL Spin Zone from June 2017 to September 2018.
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Three dream replacements for Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian

Mike McCarthy While this is probably the least likely of the options to replace Steve Sarkisian, the former Packers head coach is an interesting fit. Winning, at least ten games eight different times in Green Bay, McCarthy would bring a solid veteran presence to the Falcons offensive coordinator spot. Things took a turn for the

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Atlanta Falcons: 5 Key Players vs Saints

Tevin Coleman As well as the Falcons offense has played this season, they’ve yet to sustain a consistent rushing attack. Tevin Coleman has done his part to fill in for Devonta Freeman, but Atlanta’s offense is clearly different without Freeman, and I’m not sure it’s for the better. If the Falcons can move the football

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Is Duke Riley running out of chances with the Atlanta Falcons?

Duke Riley entered the Atlanta Falcons organization with high expectations, as the Dirty Birds selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The former LSU Tigers linebacker experienced some tough stretches in his rookie year, but there was some optimism that he would start to figure things out in 2018. Needless to

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Bruce Irvin brings much-needed spark to Falcons pass-rush

The Atlanta Falcons made a huge move Wednesday morning, as defensive-end Bruce Irvin was signed to a one-year deal with his hometown team. There has been speculation about this move for a few years now; however, the right moment hadn’t come until a few days ago when the Oakland Raiders released the former Super Bowl

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The Falcons are back from the dead

Entering Sunday afternoon against the Redskins, the Falcons knew a victory would ultimately get them back to .500 and put them back into the fold for the NFC Playoffs. After a 1-4 start to the season, Atlanta had won two-straight games versus the lowly Bucs and Giants but needed this win over the first place

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Could Bruce Irvin finally wind up with the Falcons?

It was reported on Monday afternoon that the Oakland Raiders are willing to trade another key piece of their 2018 team, shopping 30-year-old defensive-end, Bruce Irvin, for a late-round draft pick. Due to the former Seattle Seahawks’ connection with Dan Quinn, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that numerous people will be talking about the

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Braves: Notable additions will come through the trade market

Atlanta Braves beat-writer Mark Bowman gave us an insight into the offseason plans of general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, a few days ago, breaking the heart of every fan who wanted the Bravos to get in a bidding war for guys like Bryce Harper this offseason. Take a look at this exprect from his article below:

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Atlanta Falcons: Rich McKay in line to replace Roger Goodell?

Jason La Canfora has been making a few headlines this week, as he released some important information about Falcons team president, Rich McKay. We knew that McKay has played a key role in recent years in the league’s front-office, but it appears he is much tighter with Roger Goodell than many may have thought. Take

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A Braves fan’s letter to Bryce Harper

Dear Bryce Harper, Bryce, there are only so many opportunities in your baseball career where you’ll get to hand-pick where you want to play. Since you joined the league in 2012, you’ve done nothing but impress and become one of the game’s brightest superstars. While your Silver Slugger, Rookie of the Year, MVP, and 6

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Should the Falcons let Deion Jones sit for the entirety of 2018?

After starting the 2018 season 1-4, asking this question about Deion Jones has to be something that’s discussed within the Falcons front-office. It’s become very apparent that this Atlanta defense is vastly different without Jones’ presence, but that doesn’t mean Dan Quinn should rush him back onto the field if the Falcons aren’t in a

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