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The Falcoholic Oct 15, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Devonta Freeman hasn’t cursed since 2004 It’s hard to know how to fix the Falcons. In many ways, this isn’t the team we thought it was when training camp kicked off in July. But at some point, Dan Quinn will be fired. And at some point, this roster will start to chart a path back to relevance. It’s anyone’s guess when all this will happen, but trust me, it will! Maybe not before I die. And maybe not before the world is run by an army of authoritarian robots. But believe me, it will happen. Links, they’re what’s for dinner: Sunday’s...
The Falcoholic Oct 8, 2019
Falcons snap counts: Making sense of playing time in another crushing loss

Falcons snap counts: Making sense of playing time in another crushing loss

Photo by Mark Brown/ Is the problem with who is playing or who is coaching them? Offense Matt Ryan: 74 Jake Matthews: 74 James Carpenter: 74 Alex Mack: 74 Wes Schweitzer: 74 Kaleb McGary: 74 Mohamed Sanu: 62 Austin Hooper: 62 Calvin Ridley: 61 Julio Jones: 56 Devonta Freeman: 40 Ito Smith: 35 Luke Stocker: 17 Russell Gage: 16 Justin Hardy: 9 Keith Smith: 8 Jaeden Graham: 4 The Falcons got their first fully healthy game from a five man offensive line in a while, and they managed to actually score 30-plus points, avoid turnovers aside from a single irrelevant late game pick, and allowed...
The Falcoholic Oct 1, 2019
Falcons snap counts: What we can glean from a messy loss to the Titans

Falcons snap counts: What we can glean from a messy loss to the Titans

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The issue isn’t with how many snaps players are getting, but how they’re being utilized (and playing). Let’s get into the snap counts. You’ve got nowhere else to be on a Tuesday morning, after all. Offense Matt Ryan: 80 Jake Matthews: 80 James Carpenter: 80 Kaleb McGary: 80 Alex Mack: 74 Austin Hooper: 66 Wes Schweitzer: 64 Mohamed Sanu: 63 Julio Jones: 63 Calvin Ridley: 60 Devonta Freeman: 50 Ito Smith: 30 Luke Stocker: 24 Jamon Brown: 16 Russell Gage: 14 Justin Hardy: 14 Keith Smith: 11 Ty Sambrailo: 9 Jaeden Graham: 2 The offense is an absolute mess...
The Falcoholic Sep 29, 2019
Falcons C Alex Mack questionable to return with an elbow injury

Falcons C Alex Mack questionable to return with an elbow injury

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ When will it end? The injuries to the offensive line continue for the Atlanta Falcons. After losing Jamon Brown to a concussion, Atlanta is now down their franchise center. Alex Mack, who has never missed a game in his Falcons career, has apparently sustained an elbow injury. He is officially listed as questionable to return to the matchup against the Titans. Alex Mack was able to walk off the field after being injured on Devonta Freeman's three-yard run for the first down.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 29, 2019 The good news is that Mack ran back...
The Falcoholic Sep 29, 2019
Titans vs. Falcons inactives: Brian Hill active for first time in 2019, Deadrin Senat again inactive

Titans vs. Falcons inactives: Brian Hill active for first time in 2019, Deadrin Senat again inactive

The former Falcons fifth-round pick will provide depth with Kenjon Barner out. The Falcons play a struggling Titans team in Atlanta, and short of one player, the inactives are simply the bottom of the team’s roster. We have complained about the number of running backs the team has rostered, especially considering snaps have been divvied up between only Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith. The good news? Smith is healthy and a new running back is active. The bad news? That new back is because of an injury to a running back. FALCONS INACTIVESRB Kenjon BarnerOL Matt GonoCB Jordan MillerRB...
ClutchPoints Sep 29, 2019
Can Devonta Freeman get back on track for the Falcons this week against the Titans?

Can Devonta Freeman get back on track for the Falcons this week against the Titans?

The Atlanta Falcons are looking to get back into the win column against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season. They are hoping that this could finally be the week that running back Devonta Freeman breaks out. It is no secret that Freeman has gotten off to a slow start to […] The post Can Devonta Freeman get back on track for the Falcons this week against the Titans? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Sep 27, 2019
Fantasy football preview: Week 4

Fantasy football preview: Week 4

Michael Hickey/ Evan Birchfield is here to prepare you for your fantasy matchups! Greetings, Falcoholics! As many of you know, the Falcons fell to the Indianapolis Colts this past week in a devastating loss on the road. Hopefully though, your fantasy team(s) did well – and if they didn’t, there is always this week! Before we move on to this upcoming week, let’s review last week. The Falcons player I expected to have a solid performance against the Colts, as mentioned in last week’s article, was running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman had struggled in recent weeks, and had his best...
The Falcoholic Sep 26, 2019
Falcons commitment to Devonta Freeman will be vital to future success

Falcons commitment to Devonta Freeman will be vital to future success

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Devonta Freeman looked back to his best against Indianapolis. If the Falcons’ offense is going to play up to their capabilities, Freeman will need to be at the forefront of their attack. Since receiving a well-deserved contract extension in August 2017, Devonta Freeman has experienced a multitude of different injuries. He suffered multiple concussions in August and November of that year. After returning in December and carrying the Falcons to crucial victories over New Orleans and Tampa Bay, he suffered MCL and PCL injuries during the playoffs. Freeman was...
The Falcoholic Sep 24, 2019
Falcons vs. Colts: Hat Tips & Head-Scratchers

Falcons vs. Colts: Hat Tips & Head-Scratchers

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The Falcons were seemingly two different teams on Sunday. Sunday’s disaster against the Indianapolis Colts showed two sides of the 2019 Atlanta Falcons. The first half was a tale of hapless and haphazard play, the second half a show of grit and resilience that still left the team coming up short. Penalties and questionable play calling were the primary takeaways, and we dive into all of that with this week’s Hat Tips & Head-Scratchers. Hat Tips Devonta Freeman gets it going Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been virtually...
The Falcoholic Sep 24, 2019
Falcons - Colts snap counts: Numbers and lessons from another lackluster game

Falcons - Colts snap counts: Numbers and lessons from another lackluster game

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The Falcons have fairly streamlined groupings on offense and defense, but it’s not translating into wins. Offense Matt Ryan: 61 Jake Matthews: 61 James Carpenter; 61 Alex Mack: 61 Kaleb McGary: 61 Devonta Freeman: 55 Austin Hooper: 54 Jamon Brown: 53 Mohamed Sanu: 50 Julio Jones: 46 Calvin Ridley: 46 Luke Stocker: 23 Keith Smith: 11 Russell Gage: 9 Wes Schweitzer: 8 Justin Hardy: 5 Kenjon Barner: 3 Ito Smith: 3 This is a fairly streamlined offense at this point, personnel-wise. Injury forced Kenjon Barner and Wes Schweitzer into the...
The Falcoholic Sep 23, 2019
Falcons vs. Colts: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after Week 3 loss in Indianapolis

Falcons vs. Colts: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after Week 3 loss in Indianapolis

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Devonta Freeman can sharpen a pencil with his teeth I’d like to call yesterday’s loss inexplicable. I’d like to say the team simply lived up to expectations. I’d like to say there’s a silver lining. But I can’t. I just can’t. The Falcons are spiraling and there are more questions than answers right now. Looking forward, it’s hard to envision a turnaround, even for this eternal optimist. At 1-2, the Falcons have got to get it together quickly, before the entire season goes up in flames. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best...
The Falcoholic Sep 22, 2019
Ito Smith exits Colts game with unspecified injury

Ito Smith exits Colts game with unspecified injury

We’ll update you on his status when it becomes available. The Falcons are off to a bit of a frustrating start, allowing a doinktastic field goal to Adam Vinatieri and fizzling out on an otherwise promising opening offensive drive. That pales in comparison to injuries, of course, and right now Ito Smith is hurt. We don’t know his status or the nature of his injury just yet, but Smith appeared frustrated and in pain and was helped off the field, so we’ll update you as soon as we know more. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they only have Devonta Freeman and Kenjon Barner active, which...
Cincy Jungle Sep 19, 2019
NFL Week 3: Fantasy starts and sits

NFL Week 3: Fantasy starts and sits

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Who should be in your lineup for Week 3. Hopefully your fantasy game last week brought you a little bit more happiness than the Bengals. This week, I’ve included a few quarterbacks to stream for this week after several prominent fantasy quarterbacks went down via injury. Other than that it seems like there could be some trouble if you’re relying on Browns players this week, while the starts are filled up with players who could have a surprisingly big game against great matchups. Starts Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons: Freeman has had a rough start to the...

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