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The Falcoholic Aug 13, 2018
Thomas Dimitroff and the well-oiled front office machine

Thomas Dimitroff and the well-oiled front office machine

Through careful planning and number crunching, Thomas Dimitroff and the front office have been able to re-sign everyone. The Atlanta Falcons have made great strides since those mediocre to awful seasons in 2013 and 2014, basically rebuilding their entire foundation through incredibly savvy draft selections and free agent signings. Between 2013 and 2018, the Falcons have added the following players via the draft: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Jake Matthews, Devonta Freeman, Ricardo Allen, Vic Beasley, Tevin Coleman, Grady Jarrett, Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Austin...
Grady Jarrett: From ash to hellfire

Grady Jarrett: From ash to hellfire

Grady Jarrett’s search for validation began before he ever hit the field with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcoholic Aug 7, 2018
The Falcons have the offensive personnel to match up with any defense

The Falcons have the offensive personnel to match up with any defense

The Falcons have amassed a staggering amount of talent on offense over the past several seasons. Atlanta now has the capability to utilize a variety of personnel groupings to exploit almost any defensive scheme. Under Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff, the Falcons have slowly but surely added a stream of talent on both sides of the ball. We’re all very familiar with the rising young stars on defense, primarily added through the draft: Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, and others. On offense, many of their biggest names have been acquired in free agency or via trade: Alex Mack, Mohamed...
The Falcoholic Aug 6, 2018
Ricardo Allen signs three-year, $19.5 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons

Ricardo Allen signs three-year, $19.5 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are aggressively keeping their core players, including Ricky. We spent most of the last season expecting the Atlanta Falcons to let Ricardo Allen leave in free agency after the 2018 season. They are just out of cash, especially with the Grady Jarrett extension looming. We were wrong. The Falcons kept Allen, and based on the numbers, really wanted to keep him in red and black. Luckily there was a little foreshadowing today. Ricardo Allen, his agent Drew Rosenhaus, and owner Arthur Blank talking after practice. Extension on the way? pic.twitter.com/FM86HzgxJX— vaughn mcclure...
The Falcoholic Jul 31, 2018
Keep an eye on UDFA running back Justin Crawford and more Falcons notes

Keep an eye on UDFA running back Justin Crawford and more Falcons notes

Per the team’s correspondent William McFadden, Crawford is standing out. William McFadden is there every day for the Falcons, and on a rare day off from practice, he wrote up a long Twitter thread about some of his observations to this point. There are some gems in here about veterans like Brandon Fusco and Grady Jarrett, but there’s also some love for younger players with less established resumes, and I think one of them in particular is worth talking about today. McFadden, who must know what he’s talking about because he once worked for The Falcoholic, mentions Justin Crawford...
The Falcoholic Jul 31, 2018
As the Falcons work toward extensions, all seems quiet for Tevin Coleman

As the Falcons work toward extensions, all seems quiet for Tevin Coleman

The speedy back is probably heading for another football team in 2019. It’s striking how swiftly the Falcons are moving on contracts at the moment. They managed to make things right (for the moment) with Julio Jones and get Jake Matthews a five year extension, and they’ve talked about tackling new contracts for Grady Jarrett and Ricardo Allen next. They’re moving along on retaining much of their core, in other words. There are a couple of names missing from that list, you’ll notice. One is Andy Levitre, who may be entering his final year in Atlanta. The other is Tevin Coleman, and...
The Falcoholic Jul 27, 2018
Ricardo Allen and Grady Jarrett are “next” after Jake Matthews contract extension

Ricardo Allen and Grady Jarrett are “next” after Jake Matthews contract extension

Arthur Blank has opened up his wallet this offseason, and it just won’t close shut. The Atlanta Falcons stayed very silent in free agency this year, but it appears to have been their plan all along. The team just broke off Julio Jones with a little more 2018 money, gave Jake Matthews a $75 million deal, and they don’t plan on stopping. Up next are two of Atlanta’s top performing, young defensive players. When the #Falcons adjusted WR Julio Jones’ deal, they made sure they could still reward LT Jake Matthews, DT Grady Jarrett and S Ricardo Allen. Now that Matthews & ATL have agreed...
The Falcoholic Jul 27, 2018
Taylor Lewan contract sets the bar for Falcons deal with Jake Matthews

Taylor Lewan contract sets the bar for Falcons deal with Jake Matthews

Always pay a good left tackle Going into training camp, the Falcons made it clear they wanted to get long-term deals done for Jake Matthews and Grady Jarrett. Both are under contract for just 2018 and are promising young talents with bright futures. It’s always looked like Matthews would be the first to get a deal, and the extension that Taylor Lewan just received is the new bar that Jake and his agent will be aiming for. Titans giving OT Taylor Lewan a 5-year, $80 million extension that includes $50 million guaranteed, source tells ESPN. Richest OL deal in NFL history.— Adam...

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