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The Falcoholic Jul 13, 2018
One big question for the Falcons linebacker position: Is Duke Riley ready?

One big question for the Falcons linebacker position: Is Duke Riley ready?

The second-year linebacker is already at a career crossroads. The Falcons have assembled a talented, pretty deep group of linebackers. Deion Jones is one of the best in football, period, and De’Vondre Campbell is a physical, underrated starter. With Kemal Ishmael serving as a useful, physical backup and special teamer and Foye Olukun promising to provide athleticism at least in his first year. The question mark, then, is Duke Riley. The Falcons play enough nickel that third linebacker isn’t the most critical position on the roster, but Riley’s in line for plenty of playing time when...
Deion Jones among linebackers with highest coverage grades in 2017

Deion Jones among linebackers with highest coverage grades in 2017

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones was the highest graded coverage linebacker in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Falcoholic Jul 11, 2018
Madden 19 ratings for Falcons unveiled

Madden 19 ratings for Falcons unveiled

So, how did the Dirty Birds do with Madden stats and such? For all you gamers out there (or just people who are bad at video games but can excel on Madden set on easy, coughs me coughs), the good folks at Madden 19 have released the new set of player ratings. How did our beloved Atlanta Falcons do this go-around? The mother nest has the full rundown. Well, QB Matt Ryan clocked in at 89, while star WR Julio Jones had the highest rating for the team at 98. Other “90s” scores went to CB Desmond Trufant (93), RB Devonta Freeman (91), C Alex Mack (90) and LB Deion Jones (90). Close behind...
The Bow Tie Chronicles: Can the Falcons dethrone the Saints in the NFC South?

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Can the Falcons dethrone the Saints in the NFC South?

In the 63nd episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, we look at the NFC South and determine if the Falcons did enough to dethrone the Saints in 2018. Also, linebacker Deion Jones and right tackle Ryan Schraeder stop by to discuss the offseason and missing Julio Jones. As a founding member of the sports task force, we close by inviting aspiring millennial sports journalists to attend the NABJ convention in Detroit. #NABJ18 #MeetMeInTheD.
The Falcoholic Jun 26, 2018
Julio Jones lands at #4 in the NFL Top 100 list, two spots behind Antonio Brown

Julio Jones lands at #4 in the NFL Top 100 list, two spots behind Antonio Brown

It’s quite a feat and yet probably not enough for many. Julio Jones clocked in as the fourth-best player in the entire NFL on the NFL’s annual (and always controversial) Top 100 list. If you wanted to go by talent alone, I think a top five ranking for Julio is pretty much spot on, even if the rest of the top ten seemed very weird. That’s what typically happens with this list, though. There were snubs (Deion Jones) and surprises (Matt Ryan actually making the list after a down year), but at least we have Julio in an impressive spot. It’s a fun but hardly important list, and...
Falcons Deion Jones among linebackers that allowed lowest passer ratings in coverage last season

Falcons Deion Jones among linebackers that allowed lowest passer ratings in coverage last season

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones was among linebackers that allowed the lowest passer rating in their coverage in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Falcoholic Jun 19, 2018
Opposing quarterbacks should probably stop targeting Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones in 2018

Opposing quarterbacks should probably stop targeting Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones in 2018

Fact: Deion Jones owns an entire herd of mini goats Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones graduated from high school in 2012; let that sink in for a minute. If you’re a thirty-something like me, that should make you feel really really old. After the so-called “draft pundits” got done chewing out the Falcons front office for “reaching” to select him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Debo never looked back. Fast forward a couple years and Debo is one of the NFL’s best linebackers. And as you probably already know, he thrives in coverage. Pro Football Focused released a...

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