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Why are the Atlanta Falcons so fond of LSU prospects?

Why are the Atlanta Falcons so fond of LSU prospects?

Fact: Deion Jones doesn’t have eyelids The Atlanta Falcons struck gold when they picked Deion Jones with the 52nd pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The 51 players taken ahead of Jones haven’t gone on to become the NFL’s best coverage linebacker; only Jones has that honor. So when the Falcons decided to pick Duke Riley with the 75th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, none of us were really surprised. We spent the days and weeks that followed comparing Jones with Riley, highlighting all the similarities in their stories. This post on Reddit got me thinking. Why are the Falcons so fond of LSU...
The Falcoholic Apr 20, 2018
2018 NFL schedule: Falcons will head down to New Orleans for rare Thanksgiving matchup

2018 NFL schedule: Falcons will head down to New Orleans for rare Thanksgiving matchup

Atlanta will play on Turkey Day for the first time since 2007. As you cram turkey and dressing into your mouth and debate with your uncle about the current state of political affairs this Thanksgiving, you can also be on edge as the Falcons try to best their fierce rival Saints down in New Orleans. Nola.com’s Jeff Duncan reports that the Saints will host the Falcons for this year’s Thanksgiving finale on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff’s at 7:20 p.m. After a super-great Deion Jones interception saved the Falcons from getting swept by their despised division foe last season, the...
The Falcoholic Apr 19, 2018
Are the Atlanta Falcons now a model team from a personnel standpoint?

Are the Atlanta Falcons now a model team from a personnel standpoint?

Fact: Deion Jones’s iPhone never runs out of storage The Atlanta Falcons aren’t accustomed to being a model franchise. Even before Mike Vick was hauled off to prison, their successes were of the flash in the pan variety. So when general manager Thomas Dimitroff came aboard in 2008, who knew the most successful decade in franchise history lay directly ahead? Fast forward a decade and the Falcons are perennial contenders in the NFC. They’ve set an excellent example for teams looking to escape mediocrity. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure really got me thinking about this earlier today with his...
Jones plans to build on breakthrough Pro Bowl season

Jones plans to build on breakthrough Pro Bowl season

Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones, in just his second season in the NFL, had a breakthrough campaign in 2017.
Times-Picayune Apr 9, 2018
Former LSU, Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins suspended 10 games: report

Former LSU, Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins suspended 10 games: report

This is the fourth suspension of Collins' career
The Falcoholic Apr 8, 2018
Kemal Ishmael’s versatility lets the Falcons maintain draft flexibility

Kemal Ishmael’s versatility lets the Falcons maintain draft flexibility

Ish’s return helps clarify the defense’s needs. Until the Falcons re-signed Kemal Ishmael earlier this week, they had a linebacker depth chart that consisted of Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Duke Riley, and literally nobody else. The team’s reserves from a year ago—Ishmael, reliable special teamer LaRoy Reynolds, Sean Weatherspoon, and Jordan Tripp—had not been re-signed, leaving real questions about how the Falcons were going to replace that depth and those snaps. Ishmael’s signing isn’t necessarily a flashy one, but it’s a strong one that allows the Falcons to go...
The Falcoholic Apr 6, 2018
How big of a need is LB for the Falcons?

How big of a need is LB for the Falcons?

The Falcons are fairly thin at LB behind starters Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell, but how highly should they prioritize the position in the 2018 NFL Draft? The Falcons have been busy at the LB position as of late. Atlanta recently re-signed LB/S Kemal Ishmael—a key cog in the special teams unit and a valuable reserve. They’ve also held visits with three of the draft’s top LB prospects that could be in play at the end of the first round or early on Day 2: Alabama’s Rashaan Evans, Boise State’s Leighton Vander Esch, and BYU’s Fred Warner. Clearly, the Falcons view LB as a...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 3, 2018
Report: Eagles agree to contract with Paul Worrilow

Report: Eagles agree to contract with Paul Worrilow

Even more linebacker depth. The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent linebacker Paul Worrilow, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. I mentioned Worrilow as a potential free agent target earlier this offseason since the Birds showed interest in him last year. Here’s what I wrote at the time: Worrilow has logged 43 starts with the Falcons since signing with Atlanta as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013. During that span, he has 242 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions. He lost his starting job in 2016, however, and only played 14.6% of...

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