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The Falcoholic Dec 9, 2017
Falcons snap counts from that win, you remember the one, against the Saints

Falcons snap counts from that win, you remember the one, against the Saints

Parsing the snap counts from Week 14. Offense Matt Ryan: 74 Jake Matthews: 74 Ben Garland: 74 Alex Mack: 74 Wes Schweitzer: 74 Ryan Schraeder: 74 Julio Jones: 54 Mohamed Sanu: 54 Devonta Freeman: 51 Austin Hooper: 50 Levine Toilolo: 43 Taylor Gabriel: 31 Derrick Coleman: 24 Tevin Coleman: 24 Justin Hardy: 22 Marvin Hall: 10 Ty Sambrailo: 5 Dontari Poe: 2 The weird and wonderful sight of Dontari Poe and Ty Sambrailo running a route was one of the many odd things we saw on Thursday night, and I don’t necessarily think it’ll be the last time we see something like that. Poe keeps defenses...
The Falcoholic Dec 8, 2017
Falcons vs. Saints recap: Take skill and resilience, add luck, blend until smooth

Falcons vs. Saints recap: Take skill and resilience, add luck, blend until smooth

Atlanta’s 8-5 thanks to a hard-fought, absurd win. Every Falcons-Saints game winds up being wild. That usually is because these two teams are engaged in a shootout that is light on defense and heavy on offense, which means high scoring and a lot of fun and stress for both sides. Thursday night’s game was a different beast entirely. Matt Ryan threw three picks and almost threw a fourth, including a truly bewildering end zone lob to Julio Jones that no one on earth thought was a good idea. They backed themselves up and screwed up a couple of drives with penalties, as they are wont to do....
The Falcoholic Dec 3, 2017
Falcons - Vikings final score predictions: Brace yourselves for a tough game

Falcons - Vikings final score predictions: Brace yourselves for a tough game

This week, we’re having trouble being homers, for once. DW Falcons 24 - Vikings 23 The Vikings are a very good team with a very good defense. It’s a defense that has few, if any issues and one that has a corner capable of slowing Julio Jones down in Xavier Rhodes. That said, the Vikings have only faced one very good offense in their current winning streak (the Rams). Otherwise, they’ve faced the Lions, Redskins (30 points scored), Browns, Ravens, Packers (minus Rodgers), and Bears. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a good defense - they clearly are - but they’ve had a run against...
The Falcoholic Dec 1, 2017
Julio Jones wins game MVP for historic game against Buccaneers

Julio Jones wins game MVP for historic game against Buccaneers

253 receiving yards in one game. We sometimes struggle picking a game’s MVP. Some weeks things just aren’t working, or multiple players have great games. This week, Julio Jones was far and away the team’s best player. As he occasionally does, Jet Jones took over the game. This is his third time with over 250 receiving, which is the most ever. Steve Sarkisian even got Jones a carry. Mike Smith, the coach that drafted Jones, basically treated him like any other wide receiver. It was a very, very bad decision. Jones fully got going for perhaps the first time all season,...
The Falcoholic Nov 30, 2017
A Closer Look: Julio Jones puts on a show

A Closer Look: Julio Jones puts on a show

The superstar wide receiver torched his old friends in a stunning display. The Falcons have revitalized their season by winning four of their last five games. During this positive stretch, Matt Ryan has played at an extremely high level. His early season struggles marred by overthrows and wasted opportunities is long behind him. When Ryan starts finding a rhythm, one outcome is bound to transpire. Julio Jones will be involved. That usually translates into some monster performances. Based on Jones’ past success against Tampa Bay, it seemed fitting that he would finally be “unleashed”...
The Falcoholic Nov 29, 2017
Julio Jones wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Julio Jones wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Turns out you can win some awards if you put up over 250 yards. Julio Jones is such a phenomenal player that you can be disappointed when he only puts up 100 yards. Jones had been having a great season for other wide receivers, but he had failed to breakout in normal Julio Jones fashion. Until Sunday. Jones, of course, burned alive Mike Smith’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Buddy, you should know you just can’t leave him in single coverage. Wide Receiver Julio Jones Wins NFC Offensive Player of the Weekhttps://t.co/9R68vdZ2Am pic.twitter.com/h07DAFdppb— Curtis Jackson III...
The Falcoholic Nov 29, 2017
Falcons - Buccaneers snap counts: The scramble to replace Desmond Trufant

Falcons - Buccaneers snap counts: The scramble to replace Desmond Trufant

How the Falcons utilized C.J. Goodwin should be a clue for how they’ll navigate life without their top cornerback. Offense Matt Ryan: 64 Jake Matthews: 64 Andy Levitre: 64 Alex Mack: 64 Ryan Schraeder: 64 Wes Schweitzer: 54 Mohamed Sanu: 52 Julio Jones: 46 Austin Hooper: 44 Tevin Coleman: 44 Taylor Gabriel: 42 Levine Toilolo: 29 Justin Hardy: 25 Terron Ward: 20 Derrick Coleman: 14 Ben Garland: 10 Eric Saubert: 3 Andre Roberts: 1 Big note: Julio Jones was targeted on nearly a third of his snaps Sunday. He destroyed the Bucs, and it was fun. The Falcons interestingly got Ben Garland...
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2017
What We Learned: Falcons vs. Buccaneers

What We Learned: Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Fact: Julio Jones has the record for the longest kickball home run in history at 411 feet. It was a game with a similar outlook as others the Falcons had faced this season. A home game against an opponent that possessed talent at a few spots but ultimately was inferior to the speedy, talented Atlanta Falcons. Similar to the Miami Dolphins contest, similar to that first game against the Chicago Bears. One of those contests on the schedule that the Falcons were the obvious favorites to walk away victorious. Entering the first of two contests against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Falcons are...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2017
Julio Jones set records and season highs in an epic Week 12 performance

Julio Jones set records and season highs in an epic Week 12 performance

The greatest Falcons receiver ever reminded us of his greatness. Julio Jones defies easy explanation. On one hand, it’s easy enough to actually describe him, or to talk about his production. It’s another thing entirely to figure out how he can be better than basically anyone else who came before him in so many ways, as it has become increasingly evident he is. He’s never going to score touchdowns at an elite clip, I’d wager, but Julio’s Sunday against the Buccaneers was emblematic of the way he’s done business throughout his career. When he’s healthy, he just dismantles...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2017
3 takeaways from Falcons vs Bucs

3 takeaways from Falcons vs Bucs

Injuries loom over an expected win. The Falcons push for a playoff spot continued on Sunday with a much needed win against an ailing Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. Atlanta really needed to dominate this game - and for the most part, they did. However, some injuries and turnovers kept it closer than it had any right to be. Here are some key takeaways from the victory. Falcons need this Julio to get to the playoffs While the 2016 Falcons did a better overall job of spreading the football around, make no mistake: This offense is always better when Julio Jones is getting the ball. As he showed on...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2017
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 12 win over Bucs

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 12 win over Bucs

Three in a row! The Atlanta Falcons extended their win streak to three with a big 34-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who’s up and who’s down in the win? Up Julio Jones The Bucs’ woeful pass defense presented an inviting matchup for Jones, and he delivered in a huge way. Jones caught 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns and also added 15 yards on an end around. It was the third time Jones put together a 250-yard performance — an ridiculously impressive feat considering no other receiver in NFL history has more than one such game. Oh, and he also set a couple of new...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2017
Feeding the beast puts the Falcons on course heading into December

Feeding the beast puts the Falcons on course heading into December

Heading into the most crucial part of the season, Julio Jones assured everyone that the Falcons remain as dangerous as ever. As the Falcons offense started clicking over the past two weeks, they have gotten contributions from a plethora of different weapons. Taylor Gabriel had arguably his best game of the season against Dallas. Justin Hardy and Terron Ward were immense in a huge win over Seattle. The usual contributions from Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper proved to be helpful as well. Both victories were based on offensive efficiency and stellar play from Matt Ryan. While the offense...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2017
The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, 2017 Week 12

The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, 2017 Week 12

Mike and Cory set sail to hammer out the details on the Falcons’ first divisional win of 2017. Ahoy, Atlanta Falcons mateys! The landlubbers of Rise Up Reader, Mike Aprile and Cory Woodroof, have returned for another fine edition of The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast. This episode, the guys are here to break down the Falcons’ 34-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which puts the birds at 7-4 and in the thick of the NFC South race. On the deck for the discussion: Continued praise for OC Steve Sarkisian Continued awe over the amazing Julio Jones Thoughts on how this Falcons offense...
The Falcoholic Nov 26, 2017
Julio Jones has more 250 yard receiving games than any other active receiver

Julio Jones has more 250 yard receiving games than any other active receiver

You’re sensing a pattern with today’s stories about Julio Jones. Julio Jones has more receptions and more yardage than any other receiver in NFL history through 90 games. He also has more 250 yard receiving games than any player in the NFL right now, which should seem ludicrous but seems instead entirely fitting. This is Julio Jones we’re talking about. I’m not sure if Shannon Sharpe is correct here, but it would not surprise me. It is best not to be surprised by any stories about Julio Jones, who is a myth given life and a pair of nice cleats. He’s got 3 250 yd plus...
The Falcoholic Nov 26, 2017
Falcons 34 - Buccaneers 20 final score: An epic Julio Jones performance keys the win

Falcons 34 - Buccaneers 20 final score: An epic Julio Jones performance keys the win

It got tight late, but the Falcons led most of the game and are now 7-4. The Atlanta Falcons just can’t make it easy, even against perhaps their easiest opponent over the last several weeks of the season. At the end of the day, though, they got the win they needed to, scored over 30 points, and Atlanta jumped out to a massive lead in this one thanks to an epic offensive performance keyed by Julio Jones, but slowly surrendered that lead as the offense had a couple of drives that resulted in a punt and a Terron Ward fumble, and the defense took some shaky tendencies and turned them into a...

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