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The Atlanta Falcons rank near the bottom in several categories. The good news, though, is that they have already started to make some major upgrades to their training facility. They are set to upgrade their weight room, locker room and cafeteria – all areas that players called out as needing improvements – which should result in ratings improvements once complete. 

The number one issue that the players felt needed improvement at the time of the survey was the head strength coach, who is no longer with the club. He received the lowest grade of any strength coach. The players described a negative culture in the weight room; though, it is important to note that the respondents made it a point to say that the assistant strength coaches are great.


Breakdown of Key Categories


CategoryGradeRank out of 32
Treatment of FamiliesC13th
Locker RoomF29th
Training RoomB-14th
Training StaffA-5th
Weight RoomF31st
Strength CoachesF-32nd
Team TravelC16th
Head CoachC+30th


Treatment of Families

  • They offer a family room in the stadium 
  • They offer daycare onsite at the games 
  • Several players would like to be able to get their family members field passes before the game

Food / Cafeteria

  • They ranked 21st overall in food taste 
  • They ranked 21st overall in food freshness 
  • The top change players request is more variety/options in the food program

Nutritionist /Dietician

  • The players give their head dietician one of the top five highest ratings across the league (4th overall) 
  • 89% of players feel like they receive an individualized plan (9th overall)

Locker Room

  • Only 33% of players feel like the locker room itself is big enough (31st overall) 
  • Only 51% of players feel like their lockers are big enough (31st overall) 
  • Several players say they need more space in the locker room and bigger lockers. Some feel more toilets are needed and ventilation in the bathroom itself is poor. 
    • The good news is that the Falcons have greenlit a project to redo their facilities, which includes a new locker room

Training Room

  • 81% of players think they have enough full-time athletic trainers (25th overall) 
  • Only 69% of players think they have enough full-time physical therapists (28th overall) 
  • Only 76% of players think they have enough hot tub space (23rd overall) 
  • Only 78% of players think they have enough cold tub space (22nd overall) 
  • The players have a lot of respect for the staff, but they feel they are short on physical therapists. They need more personnel to help injured players get healthy

Training Staff

  • 95% of players feel like they get enough one-on-one treatment (3rd overall) 
  • The players feel that the training staff significantly contributes to their overall success (3rd overall)

Weight Room

  • The players feel that the equipment itself is below average (31st overall) 
  • Only 77% of players feel like they have the equipment necessary to train effectively (32nd overall) 
  • The players feel they do not have enough space in their weight room (31st overall) 
  • Only 80% of players feel like they have enough strength coaches, which is the lowest in the league (32nd overall) 
  • The Falcons are the only team in the NFL where the majority of players say they would get better strength coaching care offsite than from the team 
  • A majority of Falcons believe their facility is no better than offsite locations where they could train. Only five other teams in the league have similarly poor impressions of their own weight room. The players have a long list of equipment that they feel any weight room should have that this weight room does not.

Strength Coaches

  • The Falcons former head strength coach received the lowest grade compared to all other head strength coaches. 
  • Only 24% of players feel like they get the best individualized plan (32nd overall – the next lowest is 65%) 
  • The players feel that the strength coaches detract from their overall success (32nd overall) 
    • This is the only instance of a department across the league where players felt it detracted from their success 
    • Players describe it as a toxic environment. They are complimentary of the assistant strength coaches, so the issues are directly related to the head strength coach (who has been terminated).
    • Players say that this is not a championship-level strength program, let alone an NFL-quality strength program

Team Travel

  • 81% of players feel like they have enough space to be comfortable during flights (19th overall) 
  • No players are required to have roommates before games

Head Coach

  • Only 67% of players feel that former head coach Arthur Smith was efficient with their time (30th overall) 
  • Players feel that former head coach Arthur Smith was somewhat willing to listen to the locker room (30th overall)


  • Club owner Arthur Blank receives a rating of 9.1/10 from the Falcons players when considering his willingness to invest in the facilities (9th overall)