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  1. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2019/5/18/18627770/the-falcons-have-only-had-two-top-10-defenses-since-1998 The Falcons have only had two top 10 defenses since 1998 Expecting the Falcons to take a leap this year? Beware history. By Dave Choate May 18, 2019, 3:00pm EDT Having a good Saturday? Well, time to talk about the Falcons defense! There has been a lot of discussion about this Falcons defense and what we might reasonably expect from it. With better health and some key additions like Adrian Clayborn, Tyeler Davison, and depth in the secondary, it seems reasonable to expect it will not be a massive liability the way it was throughout much of the first half of the 2018 season, but can it be the (at least on paper) top ten unit it was in 2017? The chief reason to be skeptical (and I am) hinges on history. Here is the complete list of defenses that have been top ten in points and yards allowed since 1998. 2017: Points: 8, Yards: 9 1998: Points: 4, Yards: 8 Here’s the complete list of Falcons defenses that have been top ten in either points or yards allowed since 1998. 2012: Points: 5, Yards: 24 2010: Points: 5, Yards: 16 2002: Points: 8, Yards: 19 That’s it! That’s the list. This tells a pretty somber story, but not one that is going to surprise the bulk of Falcons fans. This team has had some superlative talent on defense over the years, but rarely enough to push them into being what we would consider a good defense. The 1998 Super Bowl team boasted a phenomenal unit, that 2017 team was stingy and dangerous and nearly smothered the Eagles in the playoffs, and the team was opportunistic enough to hold teams in check in 2010 and 2012. But that really has been about it, and any chance of the team repeating their success in 2017 was destroyed by the cumulative loss of Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, and Deion Jones, plus injuries and ineffectiveness for key players like Robert Alford and Vic Beasley. This is why the Falcons, despite their evident talent and Dan Quinn’s hands-onedness, shouldn’t be counted on to take a major leap on that side of the ball in 2019. I’m confident they’ll be much better than they were a year ago, and I’m equally confident that being top ten in points and yards isn’t the end-all, be-all story for a defense. But I’m also pretty hard-pressed to be confident that the team will reach those lofty heights given that they’ve done so just twice in 1998, and they’ve only been top ten in points five times and yards just the two times in that span. With the offense in place, even modest improvement will do the trick, but the grandest surprise would be one of the league’s best rankings for a unit that could do it despite the weight of history.
  2. Link to full article - https://atlsportshq.com/2018/09/20/the-atlanta-falcons-have-3-good-running-backs-and-thats-okay/ How do you feel fellow falcons fans?
  3. This is my 2nd time creating a highlight video ever in my life. My first was of our 2016 defense, but it wasn't uploaded because of some complications. But I hope you all enjoy this, and it gets you hype of the offense of 2018. I will be making more videos in the future to make sure I perfect my craft. I am an artist first. OHHH and YESS Devonta is the best running back in the league. Fight me Logic: Contra
  4. @Atlfanstckindenver, Ryan, and I discuss thoughts on the contract, Jalen Collins, and a little bit of RG debate.
  5. I just can't help but be curious how the majority of our fan base perceive Freeman. Is he elite? Is he average? Better than average? A really really good receiving back with some decent rushing chops? I could be totally wrong but I get the impression that for the most part, Freeman is viewed as a very good if not great RB. I have always believed in results trumping bias or perception. Using results at least gives us some concrete/tangible info to base things off of. Quinn made it pretty clear that they have no problem using a committee approach. Do you see this as a good thing?
  6. I think we saw today that you need to always ride your workhorse to get into an offensive rhythm. Throughout the game we saw that Freeman was working, he just needed the touches. Honestly, he probably could have rushed for close to 200 yards had Shanahan not gotten all cute reading the press clippings of how awesome the passing game is and Matt Ryan eyeballing his primary and turning the ball over. I'm totally ecstatic the team is 5-0, but today was a prime example of getting too cute and a STILL weak pass rush almost costing us a game. Anyways, enjoy today and get ready for another dog fight against the Saints. #NFCSouth best division in football record wise AGAIN!
  7. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With the addition of Kyle Shanahan to design and run the new Falcons offense, changes are inevitable -- and welcomed. Atlanta is expected to run the ball more in 2015 and offer greater balance in its approach to play calling. Not only should the running backs churn out more yardage on carries in Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme, expect them to be a big part of the passing attack. Devonta Freeman touched the ball 95 times during his rookie season of 2014. Most (65) were running plays, but he also caught 30 passes and was targeted 37 times. As rookie running backs go, only two players in Falcons history -- Keith Jones (41, 1989) and William Andrews (39, 1979) -- pulled in more receptions. Just as Andrews improved on his reception total the following season by 30 percent, Freeman should absolutely enhance his role as a receiver in Year 2. [cont. ...] http://www.scout.com/nfl/falcons/story/1570965-freeman-ready-to-emerge-as-red-zone-target
  8. What's the word with his injury, just heard this on the radio?
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