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The Falcoholic Jan 30, 2023
Desmond Ridder touches on 2022 season, improving in 2023

Desmond Ridder touches on 2022 season, improving in 2023

Cooper Neill/ Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder spoke with The Falcoholic about the 2022 season, head coach Arthur Smith, and more. The 2022 regular season has come and gone for the Atlanta Falcons. This past season was something interesting for sure, as we saw a season where Matt Ryan wasn’t at quarterback for the first time since the 2007 season. To start the season, we saw Marcus Mariota at the helm whilst knowing that eventually we would see the Falcons’ 2022 third-round selection quarterback Desmond Ridder. After the Falcons dropped to 5-8, entered a bye week...
Blogging Dirty Jan 21, 2023

Should the Atlanta Falcons draft a quarterback this off-season?

The Atlanta Falcons hold nine picks in this year’s draft with the 8th overall pick and have a myriad of holes to fill on the roster on both sides of the ball. The biggest position of interest this off-season will obviously be quarterback with Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder still both under contract next season. […] Should the Atlanta Falcons draft a quarterback this off-season? - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty Jan 19, 2023

3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons should build around Desmond Ridder

The biggest question of the Atlanta Falcons off-season will be what they decide to do at the quarterback position. A year after a terrible decision to chase Deshaun Watson and a great one to move on from Matt Ryan only to land Marcus Mariota points to the fact this front office is anything but predictable. […] 3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons should build around Desmond Ridder - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Jan 18, 2023
Falcons snubbed in ESPN’s 100 Most Valuable Players

Falcons snubbed in ESPN’s 100 Most Valuable Players

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ No one? Not one player? Seth Walder of ESPN put together a list of the 100 most valuable players based on the 2022 season after he found the MVP vote was too limiting. The MVP vote almost always ends up being a battle of the league’s best quarterback. This list instead makes things a bit more interesting by focusing on other positions. When else do you get to talk about edge rushers? That’s the perfect way for the Falcons to get their foot in the door. Marcus Mariota is definitely not earning MVP, and after only four games, neither is Desmond...
The Falcoholic Jan 16, 2023
Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London interviewing for Titans offensive coordinator job

Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London interviewing for Titans offensive coordinator job

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ London has been an up-and-coming candidate for a while now, so it’s a matter of when and not if he lands a job like this. Charles London has seen a lot of change in his two seasons as Falcons quarterbacks coach, a job he took on after coaching running backs in Chicago and Houston the prior seven years. In just two years, he’s had Matt Ryan, A.J. McCarron, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks, Marcus Mariota, and Desmond Ridder at the position, and by all accounts has done a fine job working with and developing those players. London, who...
Blogging Dirty Jan 14, 2023

Should the Atlanta Falcons take a big chance on Derek Carr?

We now know that Derek Carr’s time with the Raiders is done and the Atlanta Falcons should be in the quarterback market this off-season. Marcus Mariota should be a cap casualty and Desmond Ridder didn’t show enough to be handed the starting job. Carr is just one season removed from leading the Raiders to the […] Should the Atlanta Falcons take a big chance on Derek Carr? - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty Jan 12, 2023

Falcons found the best way to use Drake London in final games

Drake London, all things considered, had an impressive rookie season. He was the eighth-overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons last year and had to spend the entirety of his first season in a run-heavy offense. Plus, it didn’t help that he had Marcus Mariota throwing to him in all but four games. It took the […] Falcons found the best way to use Drake London in final games - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Jan 10, 2023
Falcons free up an additional $4.2 million in cap space by tinkering with Jake Matthews’ bonus

Falcons free up an additional $4.2 million in cap space by tinkering with Jake Matthews’ bonus

Photo by G Fiume/ By ensuring Matthews’ roster bonus lands in 2022, the Falcons gain even more space to work with. The Falcons are set to be flush with a historic amount of cap space in 2023, auguring the kind of free agent spending spree we haven’t seen in Atlanta for a good long while. It appears they’re not quite content with all that cash, though. Despite sitting on an estimated $69 million in cap space, per Over The Cap, the Falcons can easily clear $80 million by cutting ties with quarterback Marcus Mariota, who went on season-ending injured reserve and...
The Falcoholic Jan 8, 2023
Drake London sets Falcons rookie reception record

Drake London sets Falcons rookie reception record

48Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Atlanta’s offense has its share of promising young players on offense, but London still manages to stand out. Drake London got off to a hot start in 2022 before becoming a relative non-factor, going from putting up 50-plus yards in each of his first three games to not even posting over 40 in his next nine games. He did remain a consistent target for Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder despite that, however, and that production and a very hot streak over the final four games with Ridder under center have helped him set a rookie record for...

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