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The Falcoholic May 22, 2016

Projecting the Falcons 2016 offense: Julio Jones

How might the All-Pro receiver do in 2016? We take a guess. The 2015 season was a special one for Julio Jones. Not only did he get a long-term contract done, he also had a career year that saw him tie for the league in receptions and finish second in yards. He also was honored by being selected first-team All-Pro. So, how might Julio follow-up his monstrous 2015 campaign? 2012-2014 We're going to skip past Julio's rookie year because those seasons are never a great indication of how a receiver might fare in the NFL. It was clear that Julio was a special player early on, but in 2011 he was...
The Falcoholic May 16, 2016

2016 Atlanta Falcons roster review

From quarterback to special teams, our review of every position on the Falcons roster. The Falcons' top three options at wide receiver are likely set heading into the season, but there could be a tiny bit of movement on the back end with the players expected to largely play special teams. Let's take a look. Julio Jones What's there to say about Jones? He's coming off a monster season that saw him rack up 136 receptions for 1,871 yards — both franchise records. Widening the scope to the NFL's history, those 136 catches rank second only to Marvin Harrison's 143 set in 2002, and the yardage...
The Falcoholic May 16, 2016

Falcons 2016 roster review: Wide receiver

Introducing Julio Jones and company. The Falcons' top three options at wide receiver are likely set heading into the season, but there could be a tiny bit of movement on the back end with the players expected to largely play special teams. Let's take a look. Julio Jones What's there to say about Jones? He's coming off a monster season that saw him rack up 136 receptions for 1,871 yards — both franchise records. Widening the scope to the NFL's history, those 136 catches rank second only to Marvin Harrison's 143 set in 2002, and the yardage total trails only Calvin Johnson's 1,964 in 2012....
The Falcoholic May 16, 2016

Panthers cut CB Brandon Boykin, who could fit the Falcons

Did the Falcons get a bit of luck? Much to the annoyance of Falcons fans everywhere, the Carolina Panthers signed impressive slot corner for almost nothing late into free agency. Then about a week later, expected nickel corner Jalen Collins was suspended four games. Well, the Falcons have another shot at Boykin. The #Panthers have released CB Brandon Boykin, who signed in March. Got an $80K signing bonus for 2 months. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2016 While Collins was expected to push Alford to the slot in nickel formation, Boykin would probably best fit in strictly working...
The Falcoholic May 16, 2016

Five 2016 Atlanta Falcons assumptions that may prove to be false

Let's have some fun. When you're a Falcons fan and there's months between you and actual football, you start making assumptions about what's ahead, and preemptively analyzing those assumptions. Quite often, though, we're all wrong, and here's five things we could very well be wrong about heading into 2016. 1) Devonta Freeman is going to dominate carries I've written before about why I think this might be an unsafe assumption, but here it is again. Freeman is the more complete back than Tevin Coleman by a wide margin and will get most of the snaps and nearly all of the targets in the...
The Falcoholic May 12, 2016

Two Falcons make the Pro Football Focus top 101 players

It looks like only two players managed to keep up their early season success, according to PFF. Every year the football analytics website Pro Football Focus looks over their grades and comes up with their 101 best NFL players. And pretty much every year, Julio Jones makes that list because he is the greatest. The Falcons usually have a few random additional players, and this year is no exception. Jones improved to one of the best pass catchers in the league, and PFF noticed. In any other season, we would likely be giving Julio Jones far more plaudits, but in this particular case, he was...