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The Falcoholic Aug 29, 2019
Final Falcons roster battle primer for 2019

Final Falcons roster battle primer for 2019

Here’s what you should know heading into tonight’s final preseason game. What roster spots are still open? Who is still competing in the final preseason game? If you’ve forgotten or you just need it collected all in one place, I’m here to help. Running back: #3 job, #4/#5 and returner Competitors: Qadree Ollison, Brian Hill, Kenjon Barner, Marcus Green The #3 job is down to Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill, with Hill looking like he has the leg up given his strong summer and more varied skill set at the moment. The Falcons could keep four backs or even five backs if they don’t keep a...
The Falcoholic Aug 27, 2019
Trading Brian Hill is not a good idea

Trading Brian Hill is not a good idea

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Brian Hill never overwaters his plants Falcons running back Brian Hill is used to it by now. He knows what it feels like to be overlooked. His draft stock never took off notwithstanding ridiculous production in college. Then he was cut at the end of his first training camp in 2017. And yet he continues to make himself relevant. He continues to draw the attention of the front office and coaching staff. The fans? Eh, they’re another thing entirely. Last weekend, just like every weekend, I saw some interesting ideas floated on Twitter. Usually when I...
The Falcoholic Aug 26, 2019
How to watch Falcons - Jaguars in Week 4 of preseason

How to watch Falcons - Jaguars in Week 4 of preseason

Sam Greenwood/ The Falcons finally, mercifully will finish off preseason this Thursday night. The starters have gotten their reps, and the Falcons will now finish off preseason by evaluating reserves and roster hopefuls in a final battle against the Jaguars. It’s safe to say that we’re all ready to see the regular season arrive. You know the drill for this one: It’ll be heavy on the young guys like Danny Etling at quarterback, Olamide Zaccheaus at wide receiver, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison at running back, and Jermaine Grace, Duke Riley, and Del’Shawn Phillips at linebacker...
The Falcoholic Aug 26, 2019
Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison still locked in battle for Falcons #3 RB job

Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison still locked in battle for Falcons #3 RB job

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ It’s a two man battle for the third spot, with the rest of the depth chart built around them. As we prepare for the fourth and final week of actual preseason, the team’s third running back battle hasn’t been resolved. It’s that rare camp battle that’s going down to the absolute wire, which makes it worth watching. There are two contenders for the gig, and weirdly enough it appears there’s more certainty at the #4 spot than the #3. Devonta Freeman is the starter, Ito Smith has tightened his grip on the #2 role this summer, and Kenjon Barner is the...
The Falcoholic Aug 23, 2019
SB Nation predicts breakout season for Falcons running back Brian Hill in 2019

SB Nation predicts breakout season for Falcons running back Brian Hill in 2019

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Fact: Brian Hill can tell time with his eyes closed Brian Hill has come a long way since the Falcons drafted him in the fifth round in 2017. He was undervalued heading into the draft. Then the Falcons cut him and tried to sneak him onto their practice squad. Before that could happen, the Bengals swooped down and snagged him off waivers. He’d ultimately find his way back to Flowery Branch last season, spending most of the year on the Falcons practice squad. SB Nation’s Stephen White put out a piece yesterday about players with breakout potential this season....
The Falcoholic Aug 23, 2019
3 hot takes from Atlanta-Washington

3 hot takes from Atlanta-Washington

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Few things went right, but the takes...the takes are flowing. Hot takes are the order of the day after messy preseason football, and despite the lack of things to celebrate (I’m glaring at you, Giorgio Tavecchio, I trusted you) we still have a few items to key on. Let’s get to them. Ito Smith is the #2 back, period This was never in all that much doubt, but Brian Hill’s stellar early summer and Qadree Ollison’s hype at least raised the possibility that Ito might be challenged for the backup job. He’s slammed the door shut the last two weeks, though,...
The Falcoholic Aug 17, 2019
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in preseason Week 2 loss to the Jets

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in preseason Week 2 loss to the Jets

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports That was more painful than it should have been. The Falcons gave their fans a hell of an experience Thursday evening against the Jets. After just one series, fans were ready to wrap QB Matt Ryan in bubble wrap until the regular season. It was a frustrating game with some unfortunate injuries. We’re glad it’s just the preseason. Three Up Ito Smith So far this preseason, most of the attention at running back has gone to Brian Hill. Hill has had a strong camp, demonstrating improved receiving skills and a good bit of burst when running the ball. Smith has...

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