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Where do the Falcons stand headed into Week 2?

Where do the Falcons stand headed into Week 2?

Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Julio Jones has never paid for a haircut The Falcons are scheduled to play an important football game tomorrow. If the Falcons can’t beat the Eagles in Week 2, the world won’t come to an end. Our pets’ heads won’t fall off. But it will likely set off mass hysteria within the fan base and make Dave cry. So what’s the state of the franchise as Dan Quinn looks to right the ship? On the injury front, the team is relatively healthy. (Now please go find some wood and knock on it.) The only player tabbed to miss tomorrow’s game is Matt Gono. Wes...
The Falcoholic Sep 13, 2019
Falcons’ final injury report for Week 2 vs. Eagles

Falcons’ final injury report for Week 2 vs. Eagles

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Matt Gono will be held out of Sunday night’s game. The right tackle position for the Falcons will once again be a rotational affair against the Eagles in Week 2. The team has released the final injury report, and Gono will miss a second consecutive game with a back injury. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a fan of rotating anything on the offensive line. It disrupts the team’s ability to build chemistry and get in a rhythm. Here’s hoping the one-two punch of Ty Sambrailo and Kaleb McGary can keep Matt Ryan upright. Kenjon Barner and Wes...
FOX Sports Sep 13, 2019

Falcons OT Matt Gono (back) to miss 2nd straight game

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Matt Gono to miss 2nd consecutive game with back injury
The Falcoholic Sep 11, 2019
Matt Gono limited but will return to practice

Matt Gono limited but will return to practice

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The promising young tackle is ticketed for a backup role after Kaleb McGary seized the starting job. Matt Gono played well enough this summer to get a first crack at the starting job at right tackle while Kaleb McGary geared up, but an injury heading into Week 1 effectively took him out of the running. After the McGary and Ty Sambrailo rotated last week, McGary got the job and will likely be the starter going forward. Still, Gono may have a bright future with the team as their swing tackle, and he’ll be making his return this week. Sort of. Dan Quinn...
Daily Norseman Sep 8, 2019
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: Inactive lists for both teams

Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: Inactive lists for both teams

Photo by Sean Gardner/ We are ninety minutes away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium for the season opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons. Both teams have released their inactive lists, designating seven players that will not suit up for this afternoon’s contest. Let’s take a look at both of these lists, starting with the visiting team. Atlanta Falcons OL Jamon Brown OT Matt Gono (back) RB Brian Hill CB Jordan Miller RB Qadree Ollison DT Deadrin Senat WR Olamide Zaccheaus Gono was the only player that the Falcons listed on their final injury report, so...
The Falcoholic Sep 8, 2019
Falcons vs. Vikings inactives: Jamon Brown, Deadrin Senat, two RBs highlight inactives

Falcons vs. Vikings inactives: Jamon Brown, Deadrin Senat, two RBs highlight inactives

Photo by Scott Cunningham/ We were watching Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who was a late addition to the injury report. Team inactives are back, which means exactly one thing: Football is only 90 minutes away. Fans have been through one long offseason, and ultimately every move, discussion, and controversy melts away because the Falcons are back. Since the Falcons are pretty healthy, with the exception of tackle Matt Gono, we get to see who makes up the bottom of the roster, and what young players have pushed for playing time. Our inactives for #ATLvsMIN today ⤵️...
FOX Sports Sep 6, 2019
Falcons OT Gono (back) ruled out for opener vs Vikings

Falcons OT Gono (back) ruled out for opener vs Vikings

The Atlanta Falcons will be without offensive tackle Matt Gono for Sunday's season opener at Minnesota because of a back injury
The Falcoholic Sep 5, 2019
Kaleb McGary looking more likely to start at right tackle Week 1

Kaleb McGary looking more likely to start at right tackle Week 1

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via The stars are aligning with Matt Gono (out) and Ty Sambrailo (bad). The Falcons did what few NFL teams can manage: Rebuild the offensive line with top draft picks and signings. Last season’s Week 1 right tackle Ryan Schraeder was demoted then cut after a very poor year. He was replaced with Ty Sambrailo, who was eventually handed a three-year, $14.25 deal. That did not stop the Falcons from trading back into the end of the first round to select Kaleb McGary. Things appeared to change a lot since then. McGary missed almost all of training...
The Falcoholic Sep 5, 2019
Falcons Thursday injury report: T Matt Gono out; Julio Jones takes ‘rest day’

Falcons Thursday injury report: T Matt Gono out; Julio Jones takes ‘rest day’

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Two big questions loom on the latest injury report. As we begin to ponder the possibilities for the Atlanta Falcons season, we must first ask ourselves who is healthy and who might miss the first game against the Minnesota Vikings. On Wednesday, Dan Quinn said the team hadn’t settled on the starter at right tackle. Matt Gono was downgraded from limited on Wednesday to out on Thursday, which may help solidify the decision. Just got the injury report from the Falcons: Matt Gono was downgraded to DNP today with a back injury. He was limited...
The Falcoholic Sep 4, 2019
Falcons injury report and practice notes and quotes for Sept. 4, 2019

Falcons injury report and practice notes and quotes for Sept. 4, 2019

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Here’s what went down during Wednesday’s practice. The Falcons are deep into preparation for the Week 1 matchup against the Vikings, and Wednesday’s practice was “Competition Wednesday,” per Dan Quinn, and the focus for players is on getting each other ready to go on Sunday. “We do some periods at practice, first offense versus first defense, all the way through, so it’s a big piece for us,” Quinn said. Here’s everything you need to know from Wednesday’s practice. Injury report: Falcons: T Matt Gono, back injury, limited...
The Falcoholic Sep 2, 2019
James Carpenter, Matt Gono taking first-team reps in Falcons practice

James Carpenter, Matt Gono taking first-team reps in Falcons practice

Photo by Mark Brown/ The Falcons are beginning to finalize plans for the OL. Monday, the Falcons began their first 2019 regular season practice and showed their hand a bit about where the offensive line might wind up. The Athletic’s Jason Butt got a look at first-team individual drills and saw who was lined up where. Repping with the first group at the LG in individual drills is James Carpenter. Matt Gono is getting the first, and early, look at RT.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 2, 2019 This could portend two major things for the offensive line: James Carpenter has won...
The Falcoholic Aug 28, 2019
Falcons’ Matt Gono highlights the payoff of Dan Quinn’s developmental mindset

Falcons’ Matt Gono highlights the payoff of Dan Quinn’s developmental mindset

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Finding quality offensive tackles is hard. If you can develop one, you’ve won the lottery. The Falcons have an interesting situation at right tackle. They’ve paid veteran Ty Sambrailo to be a “starter” even if he has not lived up to that billing this preseason. They drafted Kaleb McGary to be the future at the position, but his health has kept him from leaping ahead just yet. That has unexpectedly thrust Matt Gono into the spotlight, and as I recently opined, I believe he deserves to start the season as the starter at right tackle — at least until...
The Falcoholic Aug 27, 2019
Falcons waive OT Dieugot Joseph with injury settlement

Falcons waive OT Dieugot Joseph with injury settlement

Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Hopefully he lands on his feet elsewhere. The Falcons have waived tackle Dieugot Joseph, per the team. They have yet to announce a corresponding move, which leaves the roster at 89 players. Joseph got plenty of looks this summer—albeit less as the weeks wore on—but was firmly behind Ty Sambrailo and Matt Gono, the two chief competitors (and likely members of the 53 man roster) for reserve tackle roles with this team. Rookie Jaelin Robinson also got a lot more opportunities as time wore on, meaning Joseph was unlikely to make the final...
The Falcoholic Aug 27, 2019
Who are the Falcons roster locks heading into the final preseason game?

Who are the Falcons roster locks heading into the final preseason game?

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Falcons are really deciding on, at most, about a quarter of their 53 man roster. One of the things that’s easiest to lose in discussions about the Falcons’ roster over the summer is how much of it is already in place. The reality is that there are but two starting jobs that are truly open—both are on the offensive line, where James Carpenter and Jamon Brown are competing at left guard and Ty Sambrailo, Kaleb McGary, and Matt Gono at right tackle—and everything that’s left is depth. I’m not going to talk about kicker because I don’t want to,...
The Falcoholic Aug 24, 2019
Which young Falcons deserve a longer look in the preseason finale?

Which young Falcons deserve a longer look in the preseason finale?

For a variety of reasons, these four Falcons deserve some extended burn. There is, mercifully, only a single preseason game remaining. That means one final opportunity for your roster hopefuls and even locked in guys to make their cases for regular season roles, which means it’s likely to be sloppy but maybe actually kind of interesting! The four players below are a mix of strong roster bets (Matt Gono, Duke Riley), roster hopefuls (Olamide Zaccheaus), and guys hanging on to their roster lives by a thread (Giorgio Tavecchio). Here’s why all four deserve longer looks this coming...

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