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The Falcoholic Sep 22, 2020
Falcons will reportedly release QB Kyle Lauletta from practice squad

Falcons will reportedly release QB Kyle Lauletta from practice squad

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Kurt Benkert is the developmental quarterback and the team figures to add a lineman. The Falcons carried two quarterbacks on the practice squad coming out of their roster cutdown, which wasn’t stunning because Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are getting older and we’re living through an uncertain season thanks to COVID-19. It was never a given both of those players would stay around all season, however, because of the ways injuries could shift roster needs. With Kaleb McGary out for the next week or more, the team has evidently decided they need to add more offensive...
The Falcoholic Sep 22, 2020
James Carpenter seizes the LG job, and more notes from Falcons snaps counts for Week 2

James Carpenter seizes the LG job, and more notes from Falcons snaps counts for Week 2

Photo by Norm Hall/ The veteran guard has played fairly well so far, and now Matt Gono is up for an opportunity. Offense Matt Ryan: 75 Jake Matthews: 75 Alex Mack: 75 Chris Lindstrom: 75 James Carpenter: 70 Calvin Ridley: 63 Russell Gage: 62 Julio Jones: 59 Matt Gono: 57 Hayden Hurst: 49 Todd Gurley: 48 Luke Stocker: 29 Kaleb McGary: 19 Olamide Zaccheaus: 16 Brian Hill: 15 Keith Smith: 12 Ito Smith: 11 Christian Blake: 9 Matt Hennessy: 5 Jaeden Graham: 1 There are a number of takeaways here, starting with the offensive line. James Carpenter is the starting left guard. His run blocking...
The Falcoholic Sep 22, 2020
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Sept. 22

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Sept. 22

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Ryan invented sriracha mayo Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! If you’re reading this and Dan Quinn is still employed as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, something has gone horribly awry. It’s anyone’s guess how the rest of this season will play out, but there’s a good chance that it’ll be less than ideal. So buckle up, because we haven’t hit rock bottom yet. Our links taste delicious when dipped in a nice mustard or cheese sauce. The Falcons are the worst Stephen A. Smith went in on the Falcons yesterday. To be sure, they...
The Falcoholic Sep 21, 2020
Adversity dooms Dan Quinn’s Falcons again

Adversity dooms Dan Quinn’s Falcons again

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports It’s just who they are. It’s just who they are. That’s what is running through my mind as, like clockwork, the Atlanta Falcons are back in the headlines for a classic bit of highly visible losing. It’s the disastrous banana peel slip into the horrible history books this team has somehow become famous for in the last decade. I don’t even want to list the examples; I don’t want to relive the wasted afternoons and evenings. Since the days in 2008 when Thomas Dimitroff and Matt Ryan got here, the Falcons have held leads like newly broken mugs...
The Falcoholic Sep 21, 2020
Falcons vs Cowboys: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Falcons vs Cowboys: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Thankfully, several names stood out for the better. The Falcons went to 0-2 for the first time in the Matt Ryan era. Yet, the offense put up 39 points and it’s hard to fault them for what transpired on Sunday. An offense that is bale to put up that many points should consistently win games, and yet we’re here staring at an 0-1 record and wondering what went wrong. Let’s celebrate the positives out of this game as we vote for the offensive player of the game. Calvin Ridley The Falcons have found yet another star wide receiver in Ridley. He finished...
The Falcoholic Sep 21, 2020
Falcons vs. Cowboys: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after inexcusable loss

Falcons vs. Cowboys: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after inexcusable loss

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Ryan has an arrangement of moles on his right forearm that resemble Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” Where do the Falcons go from here? That’s a question no one can answer right now, but firing Dan Quinn and letting him take embattled general manager Thomas Dimitroff with him would be a good place to start. But whether we like it or not, the reality is that Arthur Blank won’t pull the trigger for another few weeks. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst performances from one of the most frustrating losses in Falcons...
Blogging Dirty Sep 21, 2020

You can’t blame Matt Ryan for the Falcons 0-2 start

Matt Ryan is not to blame for the Falcons 0-2 start. There are a lot of Falcons fans that like to throw the blame at Matt Ryan every time the Falcons lose. After what just took place against the Cowboys, what do they have to say now? The Atlanta Falcons quarterback turned in another fine […] You can’t blame Matt Ryan for the Falcons 0-2 start - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Sep 20, 2020
Falcons 39, Cowboys 40: Dan Quinn should be fired immediately

Falcons 39, Cowboys 40: Dan Quinn should be fired immediately

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Dan Quinn and Mike McCarthy were in a race for worst coaching performance of the year The Falcons and Cowboys came into this game desperate to avoid an 0-2 start. Amazingly, in his 12 years in the league, Matt Ryan has yet to start any season 0-2 - which frankly, is a worrying statistic (all good things do come to an end after all). Did Ryan and the rest of the Falcons avoid an 0-2 start or will they dig a hole that will be increasingly hard to get out of? Let’s see how the game played out. First quarter The Falcons win the toss and elect to receive....
ClutchPoints Sep 20, 2020
Falcons’ Matt Ryan hits Hayden Hurst for 42-yard TD and 14-0 lead over Cowboys

Falcons’ Matt Ryan hits Hayden Hurst for 42-yard TD and 14-0 lead over Cowboys

Matt Ryan, Hayden Hurst, and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons are off to a red-hot start against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons scored their first touchdown after Ryan found Calvin Ridley on a 22-yard yard strike following a Dak Prescott fumble. Another Cowboys fumble led to more points after Ezekiel Elliott […] The post Falcons’ Matt Ryan hits Hayden Hurst for 42-yard TD and 14-0 lead over Cowboys appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blogging Dirty Sep 20, 2020

Matt Ryan needs to win versus Cowboys as much as anyone

Matt Ryan is already being trashed by the Falcons fan base. There has been no better time for Matt Ryan to silence the doubters and prove where he belongs in the NFL amongst his peers. Right now, the populous continues to see the Atlanta Falcons quarterback as a very good player with glimpses of being […] Matt Ryan needs to win versus Cowboys as much as anyone - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Sep 19, 2020
Where do the Falcons stand headed into Week 2?

Where do the Falcons stand headed into Week 2?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Ryan doesn’t like hugs from strangers The Falcons desperately needed a win in Week 1, but alas, that outcome apparently wasn’t meant to be. They needed the win because Arthur Blank’s decision to keep Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn on the payroll required a great deal of buy in and mental gymnastics from the team’s supporters. They literally spent months trying to convince us that they had it under control. That the problems that plagued the team over the first half of the 2019 season were in the rear view mirror. And now it appears,...
The Falcoholic Sep 18, 2020
Jake Matthews questionable, Kendall Sheffield out for Falcons - Cowboys

Jake Matthews questionable, Kendall Sheffield out for Falcons - Cowboys

Carmen Mandato/ Matt Ryan might be without his blindside blocker on Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons disappointed in Week 1, but the team has turned their sights to a Week 2 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Both sides are dealing with injuries and the Falcons have released their Friday injury report. It appears that the team will likely be without rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (knee), corner back Kendall Sheffield (foot) and defensive end Charles Harris (ankle) again, as they also missed last week due to injuries. Davidson is listed as doubtful for Sunday, while Sheffield and...
The Falcoholic Sep 15, 2020
Statistically Speaking: Breaking down Atlanta’s Week 1 numbers

Statistically Speaking: Breaking down Atlanta’s Week 1 numbers

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Recapping this week in stats for the Falcons. With week one behind us, it’s time for the debut of my new weekly series “Statistically Speaking.” This series will discuss everything stats for the week, including any career records broken, seasonal stats leaders, etc. This won’t be a deep dive into the analytical side of the numbers put up, but more of a broad outlook on weekly and seasonal stats so we can keep track of milestones and where this team stands with league leaders. Matt Ryan passes John Elway in all-time passing yardage If you missed...
The Falcoholic Sep 15, 2020
Falcoholic Postgame podcast: Thoughts on the loss to the Seahawks in Week 1

Falcoholic Postgame podcast: Thoughts on the loss to the Seahawks in Week 1

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Amidst the thrashing there’s ... optimism? If you aren’t feeling good about the Atlanta Falcons, no one can blame you. A trashing at home at the hand of the Seattle Seahawks did little to quell desires for a coaching staff overhaul, but Evan and I found a few bright spots in the midst of the disaster. In our latest postgame podcast - and the first for 2020 - we discuss the loss to Seattle and why it’s still to early to predict an entire season based on what we saw. Some of what was discussed: Why Matt Ryan’s record breaking performance still felt...
The Falcoholic Sep 15, 2020
Falcons snap counts and notes from the loss to the Seahawks

Falcons snap counts and notes from the loss to the Seahawks

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ There are some clear winners in the playing time battle in Week 1. On first blush, Matt Hennessy seemed to be in the game quite a bit Sunday, and Takk McKinley, Dante Fowler Jr., and Grady Jarrett were extremely visible. The snap counts tend to tell us whether our initial impressions of the game are correct or not, at least in terms of how the team has divvied up playing time, and there were a couple of surprises in this week’s report. Let’s get to it. Offense Matt Ryan: 79 Jake Matthews: 79 Alex Mack: 79 Chris Lindstrom: 79 Kaleb McGary: 79 Calvin Ridley:...

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