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Julio Jones Talks Falcons Draft At Hollywood Club ... Rocks Man Bag

5/11/2017 6:33 AM PDT

Julio Jones hit the club scene in Hollywood Wednesday night -- but he wasn't a sloppy Lindsay Lohan-style mess -- he was sober, sippin' water and tellin' us why he LOVES the guys his ATL Falcons took in the NFL Draft.

The WR was leaving Warwick (rockin' a man bag, we'll get to that later) when he told us why he thinks the Falcons had an "amazing" draft.

FYI, Atlanta went defense with their first 2 picks -- DE Takk McKinley in the 1st round and LB Duke Riley in the 3rd.

Julio also praises the Dallas Cowboys -- and told us why he thinks they'll easily rack up at least 10 wins again.

But back to the man bag ... (which Julio INSISTS is not a fanny pack). JJ says there's a real solid reason he wears it out and even told us what he keeps in it.

Don't worry, Julio, if it's good enough for The Rock, it's good enough for us ...

Brett Favre Trains With ATL Falcons Corner 'He Could Play In NFL Right Now'

3/22/2017 4:20 PM PDT

Brett Favre fired up his laser rocket arm for a training session with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford Wednesday ... and the guy tells us Favre STILL has the tools to play in the NFL. 

Alford -- who famously picked off Tom Brady for a TD in the Super Bowl -- tells TMZ Sports he was at the Traction Sports Performance center in Louisiana when Brett stopped by. 

Alford says Favre didn't even warm up ... he just grabbed a ball and started rifling away -- "throwing lasers on the dot."

Alford says he's 100% convinced the 47-year-old could seriously compete in the NFL -- as long as he had an offensive line that could allow him to sit back and sling it. 

He even has a message for all the teams still looking for a QB ... "GO GET [FAVRE]."

Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Super Bowl Regrets? Let's Talk 4th Quarter Playcalling

3/12/2017 12:45 AM PST

Why did the Falcons call PASSING PLAYS in the final minutes of the Super Bowl instead of running the ball and kicking a FG that would have put the game out of reach?!?! 

That's exactly what we asked ATL head coach Dan Quinn

Coach Quinn -- who couldn't have been nicer -- essentially says that drive is NOT why they lost the game. They blew other chances to ice the Patriots, too. 

The good news ... he's staying positive and says, "Hopefully we get a chance to battle for one again. We'll be ready." 

Roddy White Falcons Players Frustrated with Super Bowl Play Calling

2/15/2017 11:30 AM PST

Atlanta Falcons legend Roddy White says he's spoken with players on the team who are still frustrated with the play calling at the end of the Super Bowl ... and says, "The City of Atlanta needed [that win]."

Roddy obviously loves the organization but says facts are facts ... several players were just as confused at the play calling in the 4th quarter as the fans at home. 

White says "you don't have to be a football genius" to realize the team should've run the ball 3 times and kicked a field goal instead of trying to pass when they were up by 8. Dumb. 

As for Roddy's earlier comments that he woulda fought offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the Super Bowl -- the WR says it's all in the past now -- Kyle has nothing to worry about.

Steve Sarkisian Bolts 'Bama For Atlanta Falcons Named O. Coordinator

2/7/2017 9:16 AM PST
Breaking News

Steve Sarkisian's latest run as a college coach is over after just 1 game ... 'cause the now ex-Alabama offensive coordinator is bolting Tuscaloosa for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons just announced that Sarkisian -- who 'Bama hired to replace Lane Kiffin as coordinator back in December -- has accepted the team's vacant offensive coordinator position ... after Kyle Shanahan left to coach the 49ers.

Sark coached 'Bama in just 1 game ... the National Championship loss to Clemson.

BTW, just last week we saw Sark at LAX and asked him whether he'd ever be interested in the NFL.

Falcons Players Rocked Snakeskin Hoodies For Super Bowl

2/6/2017 1:18 PM PST

Several ATL Falcons players went full REPTILE before the Super Bowl -- wearing expensive python skin warmup hoodies ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've actually seen a bunch of NFL star rockin' the look -- from Ezekiel Elliott to Odell Beckham -- so we did some digging and found out they run about $500 a pop! 

Falcons safety Jalen Collins actually bought the hoodies for his secondary unit as a Super Bowl gift ... this according to the company behind the clothing, Renzo Cardoni.

We're told some of the Patriots also got in on the look -- Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount also got custom made hoodies.

Young Jeezy Bails at Start of OT, Guarantees Birds Win ... Oops!

2/6/2017 6:40 AM PST

Biggest Super Bowl blunder ever has gotta go to Young Jeezy ... for bailing on the Falcons at the start of overtime and crowning them champs ... before the GREATEST. COMEBACK. EVER.

Jeezy and his crew were leaving NRG Stadium with the game tied 28-28 ... but despite relinquishing a 25 point lead, the rapper's confident as hell ATL's bringing home the Lombardi Trophy.

Check it out ... Jeezy's even got a parade date in mind.


Dikembe Mutombo FINGER WAG to Falcons ... We Blew It

2/6/2017 5:52 AM PST

As if losing the Super Bowl wasn't bad enough, the ATL Falcons just got the FINGER WAG OF SHAME from Dikembe Mutombo

Mutombo was leaving NRG Stadium in Houston -- still sporting his Falcons jersey -- when we asked if he was impressed with the Patriots' comeback. That's when he busted out the finger. 

"We lost. Atlanta lost. That's all I care about."

Tom Hardy I Oughta Root Falcons ... You Know, 'Cause of My Dog and All!

2/5/2017 1:42 PM PST

Tom Hardy knows where he should place his allegiance for Super Bowl LI ... and he's got his dog to thank for the direction.

Tom was interviewing on Fox Sunday, where he was asked who he's got to win the big game. 

Due to Woodstock -- the canine, not the friend -- being from Georgia, he seems to have his pick.

BTW ... he's really got a thing for dogs ...

Super Bowl LI Cops Brace for Trump Protesters ... Marijuana Lovers Too

2/5/2017 1:00 AM PST

The Houston Police Department is expecting the worst outside the Super Bowl and is ready to combat a wave of Prez Trump protesters making noise about disrupting the game.

Our law enforcement sources say officers, in uniform and undercover, will monitor crowds outside NRG Stadium. We're told several online groups have popped up in recent days organizing protests -- some anti-Trump, some for Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock and refugees.

HPD has plenty of backup, having borrowed cops from around the country. As usual for the Super Bowl ... we're told SWAT will be posted nearby if protests turn into riots and get out of hand.

One more thing -- stoners beware. Unlike the inauguration protests, we're told in and outside the stadium will be a weed-free zone. As one officer put it, "If people think they are going to bring dope into Texas, they're full of s***."

NFL's Whitney Mercilus Super Bowl Warning BEWARE THE BOOTY CLUBS!

2/3/2017 2:17 PM PST

Houston Texans star Whitney Mercilus is dishing out some advice to the Falcons AND the Patriots -- stay out of Houston's legendary booty clubs ... until AFTER the big game!!! 

Whitney's great -- he says the nightlife in Houston is incredible (especially during Super Bowl week) but says the party scene can be super dangerous for the Super Bowl players. 

By the way, it's not like this hasn't happened before ... a group of 49ers stars hit the strip club on the Thursday night before the 2013 Super Bowl. They lost that game to the Ravens. 

Lady Gaga Super Bowl Prop Bet Smart Money's On 'Cleavage'

2/3/2017 12:55 AM PST

Two more reasons to watch the Super Bowl halftime show -- because, once again, you can BET on whether Lady Gaga will show cleavage ... and the smart money's on "Yes."

We spoke with a rep for -- one of the biggest gambling sites on the web -- who told us that they studied hours of tapes to set the odds for this year's prop bet.

The site does the cleavage bet every year -- we're told it's popular with Super Bowl prop bettors. Last year, Beyonce covered up. The year before that, Katy Perry had a controversial top which resulted in a payout for all bettors.

This year, the odds are in favor of Gaga showing boob:

CLEAVAGE: -$185 (bet $185, win $100)

NO CLEAVAGE: +155 (bet $100, win $155)

Good luck ...

Julio Jones 'Definitely a Hall of Famer' ... Says NFL Legend Mike Haynes

2/1/2017 6:02 AM PST

Get the bust ready in Canton, because Julio Jones has ALREADY earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame ... so says someone who's already there, Hall of Famer Mike Haynes

The Raiders legend has touched down in Houston where he's already singing Julio's praises -- saying the ATL Falcons stud is "one of the premiere receivers of all time."

FYI, Jones is only 27 ... he's a 4-time Pro Bowler, led the league in receiving yards in 2015 and set the Falcons single game yards record with 300 in one game. 

Dude's a beast ... but does Haynes think HE coulda stopped Julio back in his prime? We asked. 

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