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ClutchPoints Jul 17, 2019
3 numbers to target for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in 2019

3 numbers to target for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in 2019

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman missed just about all of this past season as a result of knee and groin injuries, the latter of which would ultimately require surgery. But now, Freeman is on the mend and should be ready to go for Week 1 to try and reclaim his status as one of […] The post 3 numbers to target for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Jul 15, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, July 15

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, July 15

Training camp draws near. The one week countdown until training camp has officially started. Football is on the horizon, folks! We’ve been looking at camp battles and guys on the roster bubble, so read on for today’s Falcoholinks to start your Monday. Rushing to conclusions Should the Falcons’ offense measure up to what we all know it is capable of, the ground game will be one of the big reasons. 2018 did not give us an adequate picture of Atlanta’s rushing attack, as Devonta Freeman was out for the majority of the season. With Freeman healthy and the departure of Tevin Coleman,...
The Falcoholic Jul 12, 2019
Burning 2019 Falcons questions: What can we expect from Atlanta’s offensive line?

Burning 2019 Falcons questions: What can we expect from Atlanta’s offensive line?

We saw heavy investments in this unit this offseason. Will they pay off? Matt Ryan somehow pulled together a 2018 season that was similar in productivity to his MVP year in 2016. But he did that behind an offensive line that allowed 42 sacks and a whopping 108 quarterback hits. It didn’t help that Devonta Freeman landed on injured reserve, but the line couldn’t get enough push to get anything going on the ground, either. The Falcons finished the season ranked No. 27 in the NFL with 1,573 yards on the ground. Both of Atlanta’s starting guards landed on injured reserve, and Ryan...
The Falcoholic Jul 11, 2019
Expect a more consistent rushing attack in 2019

Expect a more consistent rushing attack in 2019

The Falcons lost a significant part of their rushing attack when Tevin Coleman departed in free agency. But with the return of Devonta Freeman and the upgrades to the offensive line, we should expect a more consistent run game in 2019. With training camp only a few days away, it’s worth taking a closer look at the state of the Falcons’ roster. The position with the most significant turnover in terms of lost production is RB. 2018 starter Tevin Coleman, who took over for Devonta Freeman after his season-ending injury, departed in free agency to join Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco....
The Falcoholic Jul 9, 2019
Burning 2019 Falcons questions: How soon will Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal be ready?

Burning 2019 Falcons questions: How soon will Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal be ready?

The team needs both guys back if 2019 is going to be a good year. I don’t have to tell you how decimated the 2018 Falcons were by injuries. Losing guys like Deion Jones and Devonta Freeman had a detrimental impact on the team. However, losing both starting safeties - Keanu Neal in game 1 and Ricardo Allen two games later - undoubtedly had the biggest impact on the defense. While it’s never ideal to lose players for the season, it’s better that they were lost early on. The hope of getting both guys back in 2019 is still there, but how soon will that happen? Let’s take a look at each...
The Falcoholic Jul 7, 2019
Biggest hope and fear for Devonta Freeman in 2019

Biggest hope and fear for Devonta Freeman in 2019

Is he set for a big year or another letdown? The departure of Tevin Coleman has assured that in 2019, Devonta Freeman will be expected to carry the load at running back. While he’ll undoubtedly share snaps with guys like Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison, Devonta figures to be the primary guy the team turns to. Given that, here is our biggest fear and hope for Freeman in 2019. Hope Stay. Healthy. While this can be said of any player in the NFL, it is especially true for Devonta. He’s coming off a season in which he only played a little a game and a quarter before being sidelined on IR. While...
The Falcoholic Jul 4, 2019
Falcons training camp battles: Qadree Ollison vs. Brian Hill

Falcons training camp battles: Qadree Ollison vs. Brian Hill

The young upstart against...another young guy already on the roster. Qadree Ollison is Dirk Koetter’s guy. There can be little doubt that the team’s decision to draft the burly Pitt back was driven by the new offensive coordinator, especially because it was a bit of a surprising move for a team with a reportedly healthy Devonta Freeman, Ito Smith, Brian Hill, and Kenjon Barner already on hand. That fact will shade the rest of this article. Bluntly, Ollison is likely competing directly against Brian Hill. Freeman and Smith are the established top two at the moment, with Smith doing...
The Falcoholic Jun 30, 2019
Falcons trivia: Who has the longest carry in team history?

Falcons trivia: Who has the longest carry in team history?

Is it speedy Tevin Coleman or someone from the team’s less recent past? Few plays are as thrilling as the long run. Watching a great back either simply outrun defenders or plow through them is a delight of the highest order, and every time Tevin Coleman or Devonta Freeman got space to work, I was ready to watch them gallop majesticly for, say, 75 yards. The Falcons have some memorable long runs in their franchise history, as you’d expect, but only one is the longest run in team history. It’s not quite on the order of Derrick Henry’s absurd 99 yard run, or Tony Dorsett’s even more...
The Falcoholic Jun 30, 2019
Falcons to watch: What kind of 2019 role can Ito Smith expect?

Falcons to watch: What kind of 2019 role can Ito Smith expect?

The second-year back will have the chance to make the most of his opportunities. Ito Smith delivered when called up on during the 2018 season, when Devonta Freeman was hurt, Tevin Coleman was taking on a major role, and help was needed. Will he do much the same in 2019 with Coleman gone, or is there a larger role in store? What’s working for Smith He’s the clear cut backup to Devonta Freeman, barring some sort of insane summer from Qadree Ollison. Smith earned that role by putting together a solid rookie campaign where he showed a nose for the end zone, good hands, and an enjoyable...

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