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  1. If you have time, give this site some clicks.I'm not affiliated in any way, just feel like it's the right thing to do.... https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2019/12/23/21033458/falcons-jaguars-recap-questions-and-wins-continue-to-abound-grady-jarrett-matt-ryan-julio-jones The Falcons keep piling up victories, but with the offseason looming, we’re left to wonder what it all means for the players, coaches, and staff. The Falcons, heading into this game, hadn’t beaten in AFC team in too long. It was fair to wonder whether they would be able to triumph over a struggling but still talented Jaguars team, but it appears we needn’t have worried. The Falcons had this one from kickoff-to-final whistle, even if the score could have ultimately been far more lopsided and there were a couple of nervous stretches. Atlanta’s brilliant first quarter was not equaled by their efforts in the remaining three quarters, allowing Jacksonville to creep slowly back into this game and make things far closer than they ought to have been. It took a goal line stop fairly late in the fourth quarter to seal this one up, but the Falcons were still obviously the better team. They won by 12 and held the Jaguars to 12, which is impressive but not as impressive as it would’ve been if the Jaguars hadn’t already managed games where they put up 3, 6, 10, 11, and 12 points in other games this season. The adventure along the way made things interesting, and it’ll be interesting to see how it complicates the picture for Dan Quinn and company. Atlanta’s been a team of halves all year, with an awful first eight games giving way to a strong seven games thus far in the second half, and numerous games going from listless in one half to stellar in another. The trend continued with this one, as the Falcons were up 17-3 and the half and were outscored 9-7 in an ugly second half that still proved to be impressive for the defense. The streakiness and inconsistency of this team has to be factor, regardless of what Blank’s decision is. It’s an important consideration because I bet Blank’s resolve is being sorely tested now. The Falcons are 5-2 in the second half, having beat two very good football teams and two cat-themed lousy ones along the way. The defense has been utterly transformed, and if Blank really wanted to keep Quinn he could point to the turnaround, DQ’s willingness to make big changes, and the obvious need to get Dirk Koetter out of here and prioritize different coaching on the offensive side of the ball to restore balance. To keep his coaching staff in place otherwise, Blank would have to overlook a miserable first half and the many decisions that led Atlanta to this point, including hiring Koetter in the first place, signing two guards who haven’t been on the field in recent weeks, and failing to adjust on defense until it was far too late. These notes might be a bit too glum for a win, but the win itself is on balance like this Falcons season: Loaded with impressive moments but ultimately unsatisfying. Atlanta looked so much better than Jacksonville to start this one but the offense ultimately settled into a groove of mediocrity that only the defense could bail them out of, and I find myself more and more convinced that the D could be an asset next year but the offense won’t be unless Koetter is gone. My ability to enjoy the ride is being tested by my anxiety about what’s ahead, unfortunately. On its merits, this was another solid win against a team the Falcons were supposed to beat, and we have one more game to go before we really get to see the draft ramifications and staff changes that come from this tumultuous year. For the rest of this article, at least, we’ll try to focus on what we just saw yesterday. The Good By and large, it was a quality Matt Ryan game marred by a couple of very Matt Ryan mistakes. He threw for nearly 400 yards in this one, fighting through some pressure in the early and late going to deliver quality throws to his four top receiving options, which were an unlikely Keith Smith catch-and-rumble away from being his only four receiving options on Sunday. He did lead four scoring drives, with the teeth-grinding miss by Younghoe Koo preventing them from reaching five, and continues to look especially sharp on short and intermediate throws. Devonta Freeman has, as the offensive line has improved and Dirk Koetter has improved incrementally, begun to look more like the Free we remembered from 2015-2017. On the opening drive alone, he made two tough catches, threw a **** of a block to let Matt Ryan find Austin Hooper downfield, and then took a toss 17 yards to the house with nice burst. I don’t know if the Falcons can and will keep Free around, given their cap issues, but certainly he’s making a nice case for himself here. He followed that up with a touchdown grab on the second drive of the game, and while he would slow down on the ground from there, he snagged 9 balls for 74 yards on the day and served as perhaps Ryan’s most reliable target. Brian Hill ran hard and well, but Qadree Ollison is still a touchdown machine. Not since T.J. Duckett have the Falcons had a back who was so good at vulturing touchdowns because of his power and compact build, and it’ll be interesting to see if Ollison becomes the de facto short yardage guy in 2020. Julio Jones makes the difficult look routine...and occasionally the routine look difficult. He had some brilliant catches in traffic in this one, showing off his league-best route running, but he also dropped a gimme catch in the first quarter and another one later. You take the 99% greatness against the 1% miscues. That’s especially true when your receiving options have dwindled. I was hoping we’d get a better look at Olamide Zaccheaus or Christian Blake in this one, but Ryan completed passes to just five guys. Four of those guys combined for 228 yards on 22 receptions, or a bit over 10 yards per reception, and the other was Julio, who reeled in 10 for 166 yards. Especially with Ridley out, Julio’s importance to this offense—and his elite production—shouldn’t be overlooked. Vic Beasley is on fire in the second half of the season, and that level of play is going to convince more than one team to give him a solid contract to try to build on. He was a pain all day in this one, taking advantage of some plus matchups and using his speed to get a sack and nearly grab a couple more against Gardner Minshew. Grady Jarrett is also on fire, but thankfully he isn’t going anywhere. Jarrett has 6.5 sacks on the year after getting Minshew yesterday, but he also tore through the Jaguars offensive line to make life difficult for the rookie quarterback on multiple other occasions. He’s flat out dominant, and he’ll likely have a field day against Jameis Winston this coming Sunday. The effort and results are, frustratingly, here and stellar after it appeared to be missing in the early going, especially on the defensive side. The Falcons got a forced fumble on their first kickoff of the game and had one of the most impressive pass breakups of the season on a key third down on the Jaguars’ opening offensive drive, with Blidi Wreh-Wilson knocking the ball into the air and Deion Jones knocking it out of Dede Westbrook’s hands. Overall, the defense has been much, much better in the second half despite enduring some injuries, which only makes their first half bumbling with (primarily) Dan Quinn at the reins that much more infuriating. . That said, is it fantastic to see the Falcons playing like a better-than-average defense at last? Yes. I loved seeing Isaiah Oliver come back from a couple of lapses and cover effectively, and I love watching Kendall Sheffield and Wreh-Wilson close the gap with astonishing quickness. I love watching Jarrett and Adrian Clayborn wreck running backs. And so on. The personnel changes to come might take a bite out of that, but it appears the Falcons have enough here to get by if the coaching is there. The Ugly The Falcons are still prone to the kinds of lapses that make you worry about the future. The Jaguars’ first drive of the second quarter was a great example, as they were ruined by a fake punt attempt and the Jags were able to keep trucking to get into field goal range. That was a mild one, but it got worse in the third quarter. Atlanta’s defense committed a series of penalties and made poor plays in coverage to allow the Jaguars to get all the way down to 4th and 3 near the goal line, an opportunity some teams might’ve taken. Fortunately the Jags just kicked a field goal, but they had no business letting Jacksonville dictate the terms on that drive, not given their current offense. It was worse on the other side of the ball, where productive drives were killed by turnovers and penalties. Wes Schweitzer got nailed with a false start and a holding penalty, the latter erasing a 9 yard Freeman run on the very same drive that Alex Mack got hit with a holding call that wiped out an 18 yard carry. Drops, classically unproductive runs up the middle, and Ryan’s big mistakes doomed them further, helping to hold the offense to just seven points in the second half despite the defense repeatedly getting stops. It goes without saying that’s not going to be good enough against a vastly superior Buccaneers offense, no matter how many picks Jameis Winston throws. Matt Ryan had a pretty good day on balance, but both of his picks were ugly, locked-in throws to Julio Jones. The first was a wildly underthrown deep ball to Jones down the sideline and the second was a ball over the middle that Jacksonville jumped on ahead of #11 to snag the pick. Ryan’s still a very good quarterback and has been much of the season, but he’s been pick-prone this year and it has proven costly at times. Thankfully, it wasn’t on Sunday. There’s nothing else that really belongs here for this game, but I just will never entirely be able to shake off how terrible the team was through the first eight games. It matters, for Dan Quinn’s job and for their future prospects, that they’er playing well in the here and now. It’s beyond infuriating that in a year with such outsized expectations, they had to be dead in the water before they could really start playing well. The Wrapup Game MVP Give it to the defense, and their powerful avatar Grady Jarrett. The offense did enough to win but the defense was the unit holding Jacksonville to just 12 points. One Takeaway Atlanta may well push for the same 7-9 record they had a year ago, with arguably an even stronger finish on defense. The thing we don’t know is what it’ll mean for the staff just yet. Next Week One final matchup, this time a road game against the Buccaneers team that kind of embarrassed Atlanta earlier this season. Let’s see if the Falcons can run their NFC South record to 4-2 with one final victory, or if they’ll finish the season on a flat note. Final Word Onemoreweek.
  2. I looked through the first few pages, but didn't see this posted. Here is the link to an article on the Falcoholics web site: Matt Ryan 2018 Matt Ryan’s 2018 was one of his greatest years, and it was spent under siege Ryan got hit a lot. Was it out of line with career norms? By Dave Choate Feb 10, 2019, 8:00am EST SHARE Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images I set out, with this article, to see how Matt Ryan’s 2018 performance stacked up against the rest of his career when you consider the number of sacks and hits he took. I was expecting to see that Ryan, like most quarterbacks, fares best when he’s not getting knocked around by defenses, and that 2018 would prove to be the best year of his career when he was genuinely under siege. A true outlier, in other words. I sort of found that, but I also found that Ryan’s career doesn’t quite follow the neat and tidy narrative. The initial takeaway from this chart is going to be an odd one, one that sort of upends everything the Falcons keep telling us about how important it is to protect Matt Ryan. But that is, quite naturally, not the story we should actually take away from this, so go ahead and review it and let’s come on back. Please note that these numbers are, as far as I am aware, only available back to 2009. 2018: 42 sacks (13th), 102 QB hits (6th) 2017: 24 sacks (27th), 87 QB hits (15th) 2016: 37 sacks (11th), 106 QB hits (6th) 2015: 32 sacks (23rd), 89 QB hits (17th) 2014: 31 sacks (19th), 89 QB hits (13th) 2013: 44 sacks (10th), 100 QB hits (5th) 2012: 28 sacks (25th), 83 QB hits (8th) 2011: 26 sacks (27th), 84 QB hits (7th) 2010: 23 sacks (30th), 69 QB hits (21st) 2009: 27 sacks (25th), 67 QB hits (21st) In light of this, Matt Ryan has had his three best seasons when the Falcons have allowed somewhere in the top ten most quarterback hits in a given season, and a pair of lesser seasons (a still very good 2011 and um 2013) when facing the same. Ryan has been impressively durable all these years taking a huge number of hits and, especially over the last several years, getting sacked quite often. But does that mean he doesn’t need quality protection to thrive? Sort of. The 2016 team was hellbent on making big plays happen, which meant more time in the pocket for Ryan and a greater strain on a very capable offensive line. Ryan took more hits and sacks that year—the highest total in his entire career—because the offense wanted him to hang in there until a killer play materialized. They didn’t always, but they did often enough that the Falcons enjoyed the best offensive season in franchise history, one with a terrific rushing attack to balance things out. The story was similar in 2012, when the offensive line was stone solid and Ryan was trying to push the ball downfield, though he did not have the advantage of a compelling ground game this year. Otherwise, things went as you’d expect. Ryan was quite good in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2017 (even if the stats didn’t show it) when he was pretty well-protected, and in those early years the Falcons weren’t quite so gung-ho about going downfield and largely had a bruising rushing attack to help out. The real outlier on this list, then, still is 2018, when Ryan’s line was crumbling around him, he took the second-highest number of hits and sacks of his career, and he still put together a campaign that would credibly have been MVP-worthy if not for the team’s poor record and the season Patrick Mahomes put together. The upshot of this is that Ryan is still very good, very durable, and very capable of making plays under duress, which sets the Falcons’ offense up quite well for years to come. But the Falcons would not have been able to pull off their 2016 success without an offensive line that gave them the time to unwind some elaborate machinations and get receiving options into positions for big plays, and with Dirk Koetter coming back on board, it would be a mistake to suggest that Ryan’s relative success in 2018 would be repeatable with poor blocking in front of him again.
  3. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2018/12/30/18160945/report-falcons-remain-likely-to-part-ways-with-marquand-manuel-steve-sarkisian The speculation about Steve Sarkisian getting the axe this offseason has been ongoing for many weeks now, and that’s if you don’t count all the talk of him getting fired in like the third week of the 2017 season. Marquand Manuel’s impending doom has been a more recent subject, but all the indications we’re receiving here before the final game of the season is that both men are going to be looking for other opportunities soon. The latest report came from Ian Rapoport at NFL.com, who essentially confirms what we’ve all been thinking about and hearing over the last month. To wit: Coach Dan Quinn is safe, but there will be change. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is seriously at risk, but so is defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel. The Falcons dealt with injuries, especially on the defensive side of the ball but the issues went deeper. While owner Arthur Blank is moving forward with Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff, with a strong belief in both, Quinn should have several new staff members for 2019. Darrell Bevell, who spent some time with Atlanta in the preseason, could be a candidate, but there will be other strong ones. Sark had a shaky start in 2017 but presided over a pretty efbefective offense in 2018, all things considered. If the Falcons can him, he was doomed by his worst efforts—and we all remember too many jet sweeps and 2nd and 10 runs up the middle, to be sure—and Atlanta going slack on offense for five consecutive games to essentially ruin their season. Given that he was a controversial hire when he was added and both Falcons offenses he has run have been disappointing, it’s little surprise he’s likely on the outs and headed back to the college ranks in 2019. The names we’ve seen connected to the Falcons’ vacancy, including Bevell, are not exactly thrilling ones. On defense, Manuel is on the hot seat because of a lack of progress. The 2017 Falcons defense was much better than the 2015 and 2016 versions, certainly, but it still fell short of one of the league’s best units. The fact that the pass rush was non-existent for weeks and key players failed to take a step forward in 2018 will hurt a once-hot head coach prospect a lot, and he’s very likely to be heading out the door as well. There’s been zero talk of who might take over for him, though you could certainly comb through Quinn’s coaching history to find some candidates, especially if Kris Richard might be willing to hop over from Dallas. It’s worth noting, as some of you have, that it’s not a great look for Dan Quinn that he’s had one coordinator hired away (Kyle Shanahan) and has fired three others (Richard Smith, Sark and Manuel) if it comes to this. That’s why I’d expect Quinn to have a relatively short leash going forward, and he and the reportedly safe Thomas Dimitroff front office will have a lot of work to do in a short time to get this football team back on track.
  4. This isn’t a difficult connection to make, but Oluokun is still an intriguing player. Give some clicks. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2018/5/8/17325638/foye-oluokun-will-likely-be-atlantas-laroy-reynolds-replacement
  5. Where does Calvin Ridley fit on the Atlanta Falcons offense? 0 New, By Apr 26, 2018, 11:36pm EDT Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images So the Falcons made Calvin Ridley their first round pick, with Thomas Dimitroff talking excitedly about his potential. Because he’s a first round pick—and because he’s objectively a good receiver—Ridley is headed for a major day one role with this Falcons offense. Where is he going to play, though? My initial thought was that Ridley would be going to the slot, but chances are he and Mohamed Sanu will both spend time there in 2018. Ridley’s a good enough route runner to challenge cornerbacks of all stripes, but his straight line speed will also get him some deep looks from Matt Ryan, and the team was sorely lacking capable, consistent deep threats in 2017. Regardless of whether he’s lined up inside or outside, you’d expect Ridley to play a fair number of snaps in 2018. My guess is that you’ll find him working outside more often in his rookie season while Sanu cleans up on quicker routes. Turning Julio and Ridley loose down the sidelines is unlikely to be as productive initially as it sounds on paper, but it is a potentially lethal combination. Regardless of what the team does with Sanu over the long haul, though, Ridley’s refined routes will give him an opportunity to play often and play wherever the Falcons want to line him up. The team just needs to be creative with how they deploy all their weapons, because on paper being able to roll out some combination of Julio, Ridley, Sanu, Austin Hooper, and Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in your passing game is absurd. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2018/4/26/17288844/where-does-calvin-ridley-fit-on-the-atlanta-falcons-offense-2018-nfl-draft
  6. In this nice read, Dave Choate mentions that Winston has "cleaned up his game" in the last three weeks. Well this could be the result of restrictions put on the on the OC. .I heard on a TB sports radio station today that Koetter has lost faith in Winston's long ball and has been limiting him. This game will be a hoot to watch! How the Falcons and Buccaneers have gone in different directions since Week 1 Atlanta’s gone 5-2 since dropping their first game to the Buccaneers, while Tampa Bay has gone 2-4 since beating the Falcons. by Dave Choate Nov 1, 2016, 12:00 Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images If you were to chart a course for the respective seasons of the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers based solely on the first game of the season, you’d probably have the Bucs leading the NFC South right now. After all, Jameis Winston threw for four touchdowns against an overmatched Atlanta defense, the Falcons looked anemic offensively for much of the day, particularly on the ground, and the Falcons dropped that game at home. Thankfully, seasons are not decided by sometimes-fluke happenings in the season’s first week against a divisional opponent, and the Buccaneers are emphatically not leading the NFC South. Instead, they’re scuffled their way to a 3-4 record with games against the Falcons, Cowboys, Seahawks, and Chiefs still to go, which isn’t particularly promising. Atlanta’s had its share of ups and downs, but they’re currently 5-3 and leading the South. What’s changed for both teams to get them to this point? Atlanta Better offense The pitiful ground game against Tampa Bay was an aberration, while the largely efficient passing game was not. The Falcons put up just 24 points against the Buccaneers because they were poor in the red zone and completely one dimensional, something that has cropped up a handful of times in the season, but has not been a dominant theme the way it was a year ago. The Falcons are still one of the best offenses in the NFL, eight weeks in, and I think they just hadn’t found their footing yet in that first game. The pass rush materialized You can still beat these Falcons linebackers at times, the penalties we saw in the first week of the season are still a huge factor, and the pass protection still has poor stretches. Since Week 1, when the Falcons barely got close to Jameis Winston throughout much of the day and finished with zero sacks, Atlanta’s put together 18 sacks in seven games, which is just one off their 2015 total. That’s coincided with Vic Beasley’s emergence as a quality pass rusher, Adrian Clayborn getting going, and the team being able to apply genuine pressure from a few different quarters. It’s far from great just yet, but as we saw on those occasions where the Falcons got to Aaron Rodgers Sunday, it can help you end drives. It just can’t always help you from not allowing four touchdowns in the passing game. Buccaneers Jameis Winston has stalled You’ve got to indict Winston’s supporting cast, especially his protection, before you go ahead and point the finger at him. For all those struggles around him, though, it’s true that Winston’s Week 1 did not indicate the massive step forward many foresaw for a player who was pretty **** good in his rookie season. Winston’s sitting at 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on the year, having completed under 60% of his passes and making some truly puzzling decisions along the way. There’s a ton of talent here and he’s likely going to be a very good quarterback before long, but he’s not right now, and with the Bucs struggling on so many other fronts, that has been damaging. It is worth noting that Winston has played cleaner football the last three weeks, however. The Bucs are kind of a mess in general What do you get when your best running back is Jacquizz Rodgers and you give him almost 20 carries per game? What do you expect to accomplish when you allow opposing quarterbacks to torch you, especially when you allow Derek Carr to put up 513 (!) yards against you? What happens when your defense misses tackles like the Mike Smith Falcons defenses of yore? What happens is that you lose more games than you win. The Buccaneers put together a nice two game stretch against a reeling Panthers and truly awful 49ers team, but even though they hung tough with the Raiders, their problems were so myriad they eventually collapsed under the weight of them. This Tampa Bay team has been perpetually rebuilding and lunging toward relevance, often making the cut as a sleeper team for national analysts, but it hasn’t really translated to anything concrete. I liked both Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith when they were in Atlanta, obviously, but they’ve made some baffling decisions, and they have a kicker who has perma-yips. That they drafted in the second round. I don’t hang most of this on Winston, but instead on a weirdly constructed roster that may not be well-coached. Tampa Bay has enough talent to pull it together and challenge the Falcons for the NFC South crown, but they’re going to have to start doing it soon. It’s no great secret why they haven’t yet.
  7. Good info here. Matt Ryan’s 2016 MVP case keeps getting stronger The Falcons’ quarterback is having the best season of his career, and he has a legitimate MVP case early. by Dave Choate @TheFalcoholic Oct 19, 2016, 3: Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images After nearly pulling off the win against the Seahawks yesterday, the Falcons are still darlings of the NFL, having kept their excellent offensive ways up against three of the better defenses in the NFL in sequence. Matt Ryan is at the forefront of that, and there have been early—but also justified—whispers about him being a genuine MVP candidate. This is unprecedented ground for Ryan, a good-to-great quarterback his entire year, and it’s based on the terrific statistical pace he finds himself on. Can he actually win the MVP, though? The recipe for MVP is there To have a realistic shot at winning the MVP, you need a few key pieces, which we’ll outline very briefly here: Terrific statistics A season that compares favorably with other players at your position, which is usually quarterback A team that has a winning record and a playoff berth, typically A down season from established MVPs The ingredients are here. Ryan is on pace to throw something like 40 touchdowns, 5,500 yards, and just 8 or so interceptions, which would be fantastic numbers and career bests. That’ll likely to beat out most NFL quarterbacks this year if he can keep it up, with Tom Brady’s four game suspension, Ben Roethlisberger’s injury, and Drew Brees’ terrible team working in Ryan’s favor. Cam Newton was last year’s MVP, but Carolina’s rapid fall from grace and his sulkiness with the media should pretty much kill his case early. All Ryan and the Falcons have to do, then, is keep winning and keep putting up quality numbers to make his case. While a lot can go wrong over the course of 10 games, Ryan’s off to a fast start, and the Falcons are the obvious favorites in the NFC South, so What an MVP would mean for Matt Ryan Take a look at Ryan’s stats, for a moment, versus some quarterbacks who have similar longevity and have, at least at times, been touted as better players. Matt Ryan (2008-2016) 132 games, 64.5% completion, 34,832 yards, 217 touchdowns, 110 interceptions Joe Flacco (2008-2016) 128 games, 61.0% completion, 29,911 yards, 167 touchdowns, 106 interceptions Matthew Stafford (2009-2016) 99 games, 61.3% completion, 27,624 yards, 177 touchdowns, 102 interceptions Jay Cutler (2006-2016) 136 games, 62.0% completion, 31,781 yards, 205 touchdowns, 143 interceptions Ryan has a better career than any of these guys, and his numbers compare favorably with the likes of Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger at this point in their respective careers. Despite that, Flacco and Stafford have been declared elite at times, and Cutler has had brief, shining moments where he’s been considered a very good player. Ryan and Flacco are the only QBs from the 2008 class still doing anything in the league, and the 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 classes didn’t bear a ton of fruit, either. Ryan has, in other words, panned about as well as a quarterback from that set of drafts could have. Yet the recognition for that has eluded him. Ryan has certainly gotten his due as a top 10 quarterback at times in the past, but after the last three seasons, the default attitude toward him was either “good quarterback who can’t get it done without a supporting cast” or “never all that great, needs a great supporting cast.” The supporting cast argument may still be used as a weapon against him this year, when he’s picked up his play so dramatically, but it’s obvious to basically any NFL observer that he’s playing the best football of his career. It would be somewhat of a validation of Ryan’s career to this point, it would further help put this Atlanta offense on the map, and it’d look great in Ryan’s house next to his hideous shoes. Will he win it? This is the tough one. If Ryan could continue at the exact pace he’s on now, I’d put his chances of winning the MVP at 90%. He’s first in the league in yardage by over 200 yards, he’s second in touchdowns behind Ben Roethlisberger (who may now miss multiple weeks), and his TD/INT ratio is one of the best in football. Add in the Falcons’ winning ways and he’s got a legitimate shot. Let’s all agree that if the Falcons finish 10-6 or better and make the playoffs, and Ryan’s numbers come close to the pace he’s tracking at, that he’ll win it. If the Falcons fall off, or Ryan muddles his way to 28 total touchdowns, it won’t happen. We’re now left to see what Atlanta—and the resurgent #2—can do.
  8. http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/8/23/9191121/falcons-vs-jets-2015-snap-counts-and-notes-from-week-2-of-preseason
  9. I personally like the quote in bold from Wil Moe. http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/8/9/9090533/is-the-falcons-linebacker-corps-in-more-flux-than-we-realize
  10. Hey guys this is a very early injury report. Heres the link http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/7/30/9049247/falcons-injury-report-training-camp
  11. http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/7/24/9011023/setting-reasonable-expectations-for-every-falcons-rookie
  12. Nice write up over at The Falcoholic. I love hearing this. Knock on wood that Willy Mo stays healthy. I want to see him coming through the line like a missle for sacks. Link: http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2012/5/17/3024715/expect-a-big-season-from-william-moore
  13. http://twitter.com/#...549827415900161 @AJCFalcons D. Orlando Ledbetter TB HC RMorris,"They don’t like us. We don’t like them. It’s one of those things on the field, but we have a mutual respect when we leave it." We've beat them 5 times in a row. This game worries me because of that. They are gonna want this a whole lot.
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