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Hooper’s summer work with Ryan starting to pay dividends

Hooper’s summer work with Ryan starting to pay dividends

Falcons tight end Austin Hooper kept quarterback Matt Ryan’s cel number on speed dial over the offseason.
Cover 9@9: Hooper coming on strong

Cover 9@9: Hooper coming on strong

1. HOOPER A WEAPON?: Tight end Austin Hooper stepped up and turned in his second consecutive strong game against the Buccaneers.
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2018
Austin Hooper has stepped up in 2018

Austin Hooper has stepped up in 2018

Hooper is answering a lot of questions posed about him this past offseason. Coming into the 2018 season, one player who was repeatedly called out and challenged by the fanbase to take that next step was tight end Austin Hooper. The Stanford product was a third-round draft pick and was facing what was likely a make-or-break season as far as his starting job on the team was concerned. He did well in relief of Jacob Tamme in his rookie season, but then seemingly regressed in year two. Nearly at the halfway mark of the 2018 season, Austin Hooper has proven his emergence and has stepped up for...
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2018
Falcons snap counts for the Week 6 win over the Buccaneers

Falcons snap counts for the Week 6 win over the Buccaneers

A defensive shakeup arrives. Offense Matt Ryan: 67 Jake Matthews: 67 Wes Schweitzer: 67 Alex Mack: 67 Brandon Fusco: 67 Ryan Schraeder: 67 Austin Hooper: 54 Julio Jones: 51 Tevin Coleman: 38 Logan Paulsen: 37 Justin Hardy: 36 Mohamed Sanu: 33 Ito Smith: 31 Marvin Hall: 15 Eric Saubert: 14 Ricky Ortiz: 13 Calvin Ridley: 7 Russell Gage: 6 I don’t claim to know what’s going on with Mohamed Sanu, or how long Calvin Ridley will be out. If the Falcons have to survive one or (god forbid) multiple weeks without one of them, though, we got a glimpse at what that might look like Sunday. Julio...
The Falcoholic Oct 14, 2018
Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Key info, tracker and open thread for Week 6

Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Key info, tracker and open thread for Week 6

Can Atlanta win, and is Austin Hooper a Jedi, based on this photo? We’ll soon know the answer to one of these. The Falcons and Bucs are about to kick off, and there’s no need to introduce this particular matchup to you. Let’s just watch and hope for an Atlanta win. As always, use this as your open thread. Key info Time: Sunday, October 13, 1:00 p.m. EST Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia TV Channel: FOX Streaming: FuboTV Announcers: Thom Brennaman and Chris Spielman Radio: 92.9 The Game Odds: The Falcons are three point favorites at home Prediction: Falcons win,...
Here comes Julio Jones, the last player the Bucs need to see

Here comes Julio Jones, the last player the Bucs need to see

TAMPA- - The Atlanta Falcons are reeling. They're 1-4. Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has had his struggles. He is third in the NFL in receiving yards but doesn't have a touchdown. He had just five receptions for 62 yards last Sunday as the Falcons were battered by the
The Falcoholic Oct 9, 2018
Falcons vs. Steelers: Snap counts for a dismal beatdown

Falcons vs. Steelers: Snap counts for a dismal beatdown

What was illuminated was not pretty. Offense Jake Matthews: 72 Wes Schweitzer: 72 Alex Mack: 72 Brandon Fusco: 72 Ryan Schraeder: 72 Matt Ryan: 64 Mohamed Sanu: 59 Austin Hooper: 55 Julio Jones: 53 Calvin Ridley: 47 Devonta Freeman: 28 Tevin Coleman: 27 Marvin Hall: 19 Logan Paulsen: 19 Justin Hardy: 17 Ricky Ortiz: 13 Ito Smith: 12 Matt Schaub: 9 Eric Saubert: 8 Russell Gage: 3 The offense was handicapped pretty much all day by an offensive line not up to the task, if we’re being blunt. All the starters played, but aside from Jake Matthews and Wes Schweitzer, who had largely solid...
The Falcoholic Oct 8, 2018
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 5 loss to Steelers

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 5 loss to Steelers

Please send help. The Atlanta Falcons will need a Herculean effort and a miracle or two in order to salvage the 2018 season after losing 41-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Who’s up and who’s down in the loss? Up Mohamed Sanu Sanu earns himself a spot here for galloping past multiple Steelers defenders on a 43-yard touchdown — his longest as a member of the Falcons. He finished the day with four receptions for 73 yards and the score. The solid performance comes a week after he posted his first 100-yard receiving game as a Falcon. Austin Hooper Hooper hauled in a career-high nine...
The Falcoholic Oct 2, 2018
Falcons vs. Bengals: Snap counts to help us point fingers angrily

Falcons vs. Bengals: Snap counts to help us point fingers angrily

That’s what we like to do after losses, isn’t it? The Falcons got plenty of snaps on Sunday. Some players rose to the occasion and others faltered, and we’re going to take a bit of a closer look at the counts and how they impacted the game right here. Offense Jake Matthews: 70 Wes Schweitzer: 70 Alex Mack: 70 Brandon Fusco: 70 Ryan Schraeder: 70 Matt Ryan: 70 Austin Hooper: 57 Mohamed Sanu: 55 Julio Jones: 54 Tevin Coleman: 40 Calvin Ridley: 38 Ito Smith: 30 Logan Paulsen: 29 Marvin Hall: 16 Justin Hardy: 14 Ricky Ortiz: 12 Eric Saubert: 4 Russell Gage: 1 I leveled some criticism...
The Falcoholic Sep 25, 2018
Falcons vs. Saints: Snap counts for Week 3’s loss

Falcons vs. Saints: Snap counts for Week 3’s loss

The Falcons got some snaps, but were there any surprises? Your weekly snap counts follow. I’m still trying to pretend the game ended after the Falcons scored 37 points with an Atlanta victory, so this is a short preamble. Offense Jake Matthews: 68 Wes Schweitzer: 68 Alex Mack: 68 Brandon Fusco: 68 Ryan Schraeder: 68 Matt Ryan: 68 Mohamed Sanu: 59 Austin Hooper: 58 Julio Jones: 54 Tevin Coleman: 53 Calvin Ridley: 42 Logan Paulsen: 21 Justin Hardy: 15 Marvin Hall: 12 Ito Smith: 10 Ricky Ortiz: 9 Eric Saubert: 5 Russell Gage: 2 Despite a huge day for the offense overall, there were some...
The Falcoholic Sep 20, 2018
The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 50: it’s time to smack the Saints

The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 50: it’s time to smack the Saints

Carlos Medina of 680 the Fan comes on to discuss the game. DW and Jeanna are joined by Carlos Medina of 680 the Fan to talk about the victory over the Carolina Panthers and what we should look for when the Falcons take on the Saints in week 3. The topics discussed on the podcast include: Why targeting Julio Jones less is the best thing for this offense How using guys like Austin Hooper and Taylor Gabriel makes this offense more dangerous The prospect of the Falcons offense having a repeat performance against a suspect Saints defense What hope fans should have of the Falcons defense being...
The Falcoholic Sep 20, 2018
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

I gambled on Austin Hooper leaping over a guy and made money. Hey, it’s one day closer to game day. Have a look at Thursday’s Falcholinks. Wes Schweitzer assumes starting duties Andy Levitre’s season-ending triceps injury was yet another tile to fall in this game of Devil’s Dominoes the Falcons have been playing on the health front. Levitre likely played his last snap for the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, and in the three seasons he’s been with the team he’s proven a solid asset when fully healthy. Third-year guard Wes Schweitzer assumed left guard duties in Levitre’s...

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