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The Falcoholic Sep 9, 2019
Falcons vs Vikings: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in week one loss to Vikings

Falcons vs Vikings: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in week one loss to Vikings

Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Ito Smith has never eaten a banana The Falcons played some lackluster, apathetic football yesterday. There’s no sugarcoating it. In a perfect world, it’s the smack in the mouth they need to be competitive in 2019. In a not so perfect world, it’s a sign of things to come; and 2019 will get real ugly, real fast. For now, I bring you this week’s version of 3 up, 3 down. Three Up Kenjon Barner Barner showed us yesterday why he won the return job. He averaged 11.5 yards/punt return and 22 yards/kickoff return. His punt returns were a...
The Falcoholic Aug 26, 2019
Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison still locked in battle for Falcons #3 RB job

Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison still locked in battle for Falcons #3 RB job

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ It’s a two man battle for the third spot, with the rest of the depth chart built around them. As we prepare for the fourth and final week of actual preseason, the team’s third running back battle hasn’t been resolved. It’s that rare camp battle that’s going down to the absolute wire, which makes it worth watching. There are two contenders for the gig, and weirdly enough it appears there’s more certainty at the #4 spot than the #3. Devonta Freeman is the starter, Ito Smith has tightened his grip on the #2 role this summer, and Kenjon Barner is the...
The Falcoholic Aug 24, 2019
Falcons DL actually looked good vs. Washington

Falcons DL actually looked good vs. Washington

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Yes, it was yet another preseason loss, but the defensive line was a bright spot. If you’re like me, you probably have a hard time getting fired up about meaningless preseason action. But that wasn’t the case on Thursday night when Deadrin Senat strip-sacked Case Keenum and the fumble went directly into Takk McKinley’s hands. I was clapping and screaming like it was a Super Bowl as McKinley rumbled for 17 yards. It set Atlanta’s offense up for an easy Ito Smith score. If you missed it, watch it here. It was glorious. Maybe I got...
The Falcoholic Aug 24, 2019
Falcons snap counts and notes for Week 3 of preseason

Falcons snap counts and notes for Week 3 of preseason

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ What can we learn from the way Dan Quinn doled out snaps? SNAP COUNT TIME! Sorry to yell. Offense Danny Etling: 32 Adam Gettis: 32 John Wetzel: 32 Sean Harlow: 32 Jaelin Robinson: 32 Chris Lindstrom: 30 Matt Gono: 30 Jake Matthews: 30 Alex Mack: 30 Christian Blake: 25 Austin Hooper: 25 Shawn Bane: 24 Logan Paulsen: 23 C.J. Worton: 22 Olamide Zaccheaus: 21 Mohamed Sanu: 21 Qadree Ollison: 20 James Carpenter: 19 Kahlil Lewis: 18 Ito Smith: 17 Wes Schweitzer: 17 Calvin Ridley: 16 Chandler Miller: 15 Luke Stocker: 13 Tony Brooks-James: 12 Devin Gray: 11 Jamon Brown:...
The Falcoholic Aug 23, 2019
3 hot takes from Atlanta-Washington

3 hot takes from Atlanta-Washington

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Few things went right, but the takes...the takes are flowing. Hot takes are the order of the day after messy preseason football, and despite the lack of things to celebrate (I’m glaring at you, Giorgio Tavecchio, I trusted you) we still have a few items to key on. Let’s get to them. Ito Smith is the #2 back, period This was never in all that much doubt, but Brian Hill’s stellar early summer and Qadree Ollison’s hype at least raised the possibility that Ito might be challenged for the backup job. He’s slammed the door shut the last two weeks, though,...
The Falcoholic Aug 17, 2019
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in preseason Week 2 loss to the Jets

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in preseason Week 2 loss to the Jets

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports That was more painful than it should have been. The Falcons gave their fans a hell of an experience Thursday evening against the Jets. After just one series, fans were ready to wrap QB Matt Ryan in bubble wrap until the regular season. It was a frustrating game with some unfortunate injuries. We’re glad it’s just the preseason. Three Up Ito Smith So far this preseason, most of the attention at running back has gone to Brian Hill. Hill has had a strong camp, demonstrating improved receiving skills and a good bit of burst when running the ball. Smith has...
The Falcoholic Aug 17, 2019
Falcons vs Jets: thoughts on Ito Smith, the offensive line and other standouts

Falcons vs Jets: thoughts on Ito Smith, the offensive line and other standouts

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Our latest post-game podcast dives into the frustrating performance against the Jets. Evan Birchfield and I are back again for another post-game podcast. This week, the Falcons hosted the New York Jets and this game was interesting for all the wrong reasons. Evan and I dive into the third game of the Atlanta preseason, with thoughts on: The offensive line and Ty Sambrailo in particular and why the team may need to give someone else a shot at right tackle The unfortunate injuries to Russell Gage and Damontae Kazee The great performances from Tyeler Davison...

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