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The Falcoholic Dec 3, 2019
Falcons snap counts with four games remaining

Falcons snap counts with four games remaining

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ What do the snaps tell us for 2020? Let’s look at snap counts and the status of these players for 2020, to get a sense of what the Falcons should probably keep and what they may need to replace. Offense Jake Matthews: 869 (99.89%) Alex Mack: 862 Kaleb McGary: 810 Matt Ryan: 773 Calvin Ridley: 680 James Carpenter: 679 Jamon Brown: 592 Julio Jones: 572 Austin Hooper: 512 Devonta Freeman: 451 Wes Schweitzer: 421 Mohamed Sanu: 383 Russell Gage: 331 Luke Stocker: 300 Jaeden Graham: 180 Brian Hill: 179 Christian Blake: 159 Ito Smith: 152 Justin Hardy: 147 Keith...
The Falcoholic Nov 30, 2019
Falcons snap counts from the turkey of an effort against the Saints

Falcons snap counts from the turkey of an effort against the Saints

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta ran way too many offensive snaps for this kind of production, and personnel offers a clue as to why. Offense Matt Ryan: 93 (100%) Jake Matthews: 93 Wes Schweitzer: 93 Alex Mack: 93 Kaleb McGary: 93 Calvin Ridley: 87 Christian Blake: 83 Jamon Brown: 74 Russell Gage: 63 Devonta Freeman: 62 Jaeden Graham: 55 Carson Meier: 27 Justin Hardy: 26 Brian Hill: 24 James Carpenter: 19 Keith Smith: 16 Ty Sambrailo: 9 Olamide Zaccheaus: 7 Kenjon Barner: 7 Obviously if your offense is on the field for 93 snaps and you only have 18 points, you have failed on a...
The Falcoholic Nov 26, 2019
Falcons snap counts from the lousy loss to the Buccaneers

Falcons snap counts from the lousy loss to the Buccaneers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta makes some changes, but the benefits aren’t there. The Falcons didn’t play particularly well against the Buccaneers, and the couple of personnel wrinkles we saw weren’t the major reason for that. Nonetheless, we snap on. Offense Jake Matthews: 87 (100%) James Carpenter: 87 Alex Mack: 87 Kaleb McGary: 87 Matt Ryan: 76 Calvin Ridley: 74 Russell Gage: 64 Jaeden Graham: 57 Jamon Brown: 55 Brian Hill: 51 Julio Jones: 49 Christian Blake: 38 Luke Stocker: 32 Wes Schweitzer: 32 Qadree Ollison: 23 Justin Hardy: 15 Kenjon Barner: 13 Keith Smith: 11 Matt Schaub:...
The Falcoholic Nov 25, 2019
Falcons vs. Bucs: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Falcons vs. Bucs: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports We’re changing it up. Vote for the most offensive player. You know what? There really wasn’t that much worth celebrating in the drubbing the Falcons took at home to the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I mean, sure, Calvin Ridley looked good (as he should) and Russell Gage is really coming along as WR3, but this was just a bad, bad game. Matt Ryan struggled as he was assaulted from every angle. The running game is a disaster. So, we’re going to vote for the most offensive offensive player this week because I write the rules. Vote below! Brian Hill With...
The Falcoholic Nov 23, 2019
Falcons vs. Buccaneers: where do the Falcons stand as Week 12 looms?

Falcons vs. Buccaneers: where do the Falcons stand as Week 12 looms?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Brian Hill can’t stand the sight of dandelions The Falcons are favored headed into Sunday afternoon’s matchup agains the Buccaneers. And perhaps this oddsmakers jinx derails the so-called “turnaround” before it hits the magical 3-game mark. What’s magical about it you ask? Well, bad football teams win football games; and sometimes they win 2 in a row. But 3 games in a row? That’s sayin’ something. Let’s take a quick look at the state of the franchise as tomorrow’s Week 12 game looms large. Injuries The Falcons are a bit of a...
The Falcoholic Nov 22, 2019
Fantasy Football Preview: Week 12

Fantasy Football Preview: Week 12

Scott Cunningham/ Evan Birchfield is here to prepare you for your fantasy matchups! Greetings Falcoholics! Our Atlanta Falcons continued to impress last week as they dominated the Carolina Panthers, moving to 3-7 on the season. Before we turn our sights to this week’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, let’s review last week. Even in a loss, running back Brian Hill was largely the biggest let down of the week in terms of fantasy. Hill had looked good in limited action and was facing the Panthers who had given up the most fantasy points to opposing running backs over the past four...
The Falcoholic Nov 19, 2019
Podcast: Are the Falcons legit after walloping the Saints and Panthers?

Podcast: Are the Falcons legit after walloping the Saints and Panthers?

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Is this latest game a sign of a continued turnaround? Is this Falcons team legit? Many fans are wondering that after a 1-7 start looks distant compared to the two straight dominant performances against the Saints and Panthers. We discuss this on our latest postgame podcast as we recap what happened in Carolina and briefly discuss some of the trends that may point to a real turn-around for this Falcons team. Topics include: Matt Ryan having one of his best games of the year, even with pressure in his face The running game with Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison...
The Falcoholic Nov 19, 2019
Falcons snap counts from another glorious win over the Panthers

Falcons snap counts from another glorious win over the Panthers

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ Offense Kaleb McGary: 65 (100%) Jamon Brown: 65 Matt Ryan: 64 Jake Matthews: 64 James Carpenter: 64 Alex Mack: 64 Julio Jones: 53 Calvin Ridley: 52 Luke Stocker: 43 Brian Hill: 39 Jaeden Graham: 34 Russell Gage: 31 Keith Smith: 16 Kenjon Barner: 14 Qadree Ollison: 12 Justin Hardy: 12 Christian Blake: 10 Olamide Zaccheaus: 7 Ty Sambrailo: 3 Wes Schweitzer: 1 Sean Harlow: 1 Matt Schaub: 1 There are no great surprises here. The Falcons were once again not dominant on offense—they got four turnovers but managed just 20 points on their own, with Younghoe Koo...
The Falcoholic Nov 13, 2019
Dan Quinn talks up Jaeden Graham, Brian Hill and Falcons developmental program

Dan Quinn talks up Jaeden Graham, Brian Hill and Falcons developmental program

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ Graham may be stepping into a larger role, and if he thrives, he won’t be the first. The Falcons have prided themselves on developing some of their better players, or at the very least, helping to bring out the best of them. Recent examples of that would include guys like Ricardo Allen, De’Vondre Campbell, Austin Hooper, and now Kendall Sheffield who clearly had talent and drive but weren’t considered slam dunks to turn into quality starters. You may quibble with the “quality starters” bit, but the Falcons clearly prioritize development, even if it...
The Falcoholic Nov 12, 2019
Falcons expected to add former Washington RB Craig Reynolds to practice squad

Falcons expected to add former Washington RB Craig Reynolds to practice squad

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports The team is looking at depth with Devonta Freeman expected to miss multiple weeks. The news on Devonta Freeman’s injury is still unclear, but early reports indicate he “could” be out about two weeks. The Falcons have Brian Hill and special teamer Kenjon Barner as the only potential running backs that have taken an offensive snap in their career. Fifth-round rookie Qadree Ollison was active on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, but only played sparingly on special teams. That is not much depth, and certainly could become problematic if anyone suffered...
ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2019
Falcons’ Dan Quinn is ‘confident’ with Brian Hill in Devonta Freeman’s absence

Falcons’ Dan Quinn is ‘confident’ with Brian Hill in Devonta Freeman’s absence

The Atlanta Falcons may need one of their running backs to step up if Devonta Freeman has to miss time. After Sunday’s victory, Dan Quinn says he is ‘confident’ in Brian Hill, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN. Dan Quinn said he would feel confident with Brian Hill in a lead role if needed depending on […] The post Falcons’ Dan Quinn is ‘confident’ with Brian Hill in Devonta Freeman’s absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Nov 11, 2019
Report: Devonta Freeman has a foot sprain

Report: Devonta Freeman has a foot sprain

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Brian Hill season? Devonta Freeman, in the midst of his third down year in a row and trade discussions, had his best game of the season against the New Orleans Saints. His stat line of 38 yards on 10 carries and three catches for 10 yards against a stout Saints defense fails to tell the full story. He was an integral part to a ball-control offense that burned up the clock and ultimately brought home a win. It was unclear when Freeman ultimately went down with an injury, but he was officially questionable around halftime, then announced as out at the start of...

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