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ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Falcons QB Matt Ryan says he wants to play past 40 years old

Falcons QB Matt Ryan says he wants to play past 40 years old

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan turned 34 years old on Friday, so he has a long way to go before he hits the big 4-0, but that does not mean he hasn’t thought about what it would be like to play football into his 40’s. “Yeah, I think so,” said Ryan when asked back in […] The post Falcons QB Matt Ryan says he wants to play past 40 years old appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blogging Dirty May 15, 2019

Will the Atlanta Falcons trade or release Vic Beasley this summer

Other than Matt Ryan, the two most polarizing words among the Atlanta Falcons fan base is Vic Beasley. When someone mentions the name “Vic Beasley” to those among the Atlanta Falcons fan base, you are assured to get one of two responses: He is a bum, bust or trash He just needs another year. Dan […] Will the Atlanta Falcons trade or release Vic Beasley this summer - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic May 15, 2019
Matty Ice Moments: The unbelievable comeback against Chicago

Matty Ice Moments: The unbelievable comeback against Chicago

six seconds, no timeouts, and one of the best passes you will ever see. Last offseason, I wrote a series of Throwback Thursday articles looking back at some of the most memorable moments in Atlanta Falcons history. That series culminated with an article looking back at the time newly minted General Manager Thomas Dimitroff drafted Matt Ryan with the third overall pick. Here’s how that specific article concluded: As you may or may not have noticed, there wasn’t a single one of these articles which was dedicated to any moment in the Matt Ryan era; that was by design. In this upcoming...
ClutchPoints May 14, 2019
Falcons’ Matt Ryan named as a potential under-the-radar MVP candidate

Falcons’ Matt Ryan named as a potential under-the-radar MVP candidate

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan won the MVP award in 2016, but Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report still names him as an under-the-radar candidate for MVP again this year. Most people look at how the Falcons performed in 2018 and assume that he had a bad season, but that actually wasn’t the case. Last year […] The post Falcons’ Matt Ryan named as a potential under-the-radar MVP candidate appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blogging Dirty May 13, 2019

Does Matt Ryan Belong Among The Greatest QB’s Of All Time?

With all the names of quarterbacks thrown around as among the best ever, why is Matt Ryan’s name routinely left off? This conversation comes up at every job, every family barbecue, every locker and most definitely at every bar……who are the greatest quarterbacks of all time and is Matt Ryan worthy of being included? The […] Does Matt Ryan Belong Among The Greatest QB’s Of All Time? - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic May 12, 2019
The evolution of the Falcons RB position, 2008-2018

The evolution of the Falcons RB position, 2008-2018

From the Burner to Free, with plenty of Antone Smith in between. Our series continues with a look at running back from Michael Turner to Devonta Freeman, and perhaps beyond. The Falcons have not had the luxury of Matt Ryan-like stability at running back, but then, no organization has for that long. They have had the relative luxury of just three full-time starters from 2008-2018, though injury robbed Michael Turner of his effectiveness and robbed Devonta Freeman of significant portions of the last two years. The story from 2008-2014 was one of marginalizing young, speedy backs whenever...
The Falcoholic May 10, 2019
Today’s first mini-camp practice was a pivotal moment in Lindstrom, McGary’s development

Today’s first mini-camp practice was a pivotal moment in Lindstrom, McGary’s development

Fact: Kaleb McGary is an amateur forensic fingerprint examiner We’ve talked ad nauseum about Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary recently. We’ve tried to show you the silver lining. We’ve asked you to ignore some of the mainstream, knee jerk criticism (and Twitter shenanigans!) the Falcons front office has been fending off since last month’s draft. But until Matt Ryan never gets sacked again, I understand some of you may remain unconvinced. If you fall into this category, go ahead and close out your browser, shut off your computer, and take a relaxing walk. If you’re excited about...
The Falcoholic May 10, 2019
Matty Ice Moments: Looking back at Matt Ryan’s first pass as a pro

Matty Ice Moments: Looking back at Matt Ryan’s first pass as a pro

Spoiler alert: It went for a touchdown. Welcome to the dead period of the NFL offseason. Let the countdown begin until it’s over with. Last offseason, I wrote a series of Throwback Thursday articles looking back at some of the most memorable moments in Atlanta Falcons history. That series culminated with an article looking back at the time newly minted General Manager Thomas Dimitroff drafted Matt Ryan with the third overall pick. Here’s how that specific article concluded: As you may or may not have noticed, there wasn’t a single one of these articles which was dedicated to any...
Blogging Dirty May 8, 2019

Window is very much open for the Atlanta Falcons

Conventional career time lines no longer exist for modern day athletes and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is no exception. The 2016 season really has Atlanta Falcons faithful stressed; specifically the second half of Super Bowl LI. No matter how many times someone says it is time to move on, there are still many that […] Window is very much open for the Atlanta Falcons - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic May 8, 2019
The evolution of the Falcons QB position, 2008-2018

The evolution of the Falcons QB position, 2008-2018

Most teams can’t get stability like this from their quarterback position, to put it mildly. Today we’re kick off a new series breaking down the change (or lack thereof) to every position on the roster over time. We begin, quite naturally, with quarterback. This Falcons roster has changed a lot over the years, cycling out stars and scrubs since Thomas Dimitroff and Matt Ryan arrived in 2008. As you’ll see when we go forward, some positions have changed almost on a yearly basis, and very few have been stable over the course of the last decade-plus. One of those, fortunately, is...
The Falcoholic May 8, 2019
Kurt Benkert’s 2020 path to the backup QB job is still clear

Kurt Benkert’s 2020 path to the backup QB job is still clear

The Falcons added zero quarterbacks, meaning Benkert’s on track to win the backup job by 2020. Being a young quarterback with this Falcons team has mostly been an exercise in boredom before the axe lands. The likes of John Parker Wilson, Trevor Knight, Garrett Grayson, and the immortal Sean Renfree have either spent time on the practice squad or the roster but have had vanishingly few chances to get in games thanks to Matt Ryan’s durability, and they’ve mostly been supplanted by veterans as time has gone on. Kurt Benkert may prove to be more JPW and Renfree than the other guys, and...
The Falcoholic May 7, 2019
Who will be the Falcons’ backup center in 2019?

Who will be the Falcons’ backup center in 2019?

The Falcons have gotten a lot stronger on the offensive line and have arguably the best starting five of Matt Ryan’s career. Depth is also strong at guard and tackle, but what about center? Who will be Alex Mack’s backup when the 2019 season begins? The Falcons added a ton of offensive line help in the 2019 NFL Draft, with two first-round picks bolstering the group. G Chris Lindstrom and RT Kaleb McGary will be the presumptive starters heading into training camp, giving Atlanta arguably the strongest starting five that they’ve had during Matt Ryan’s entire career. Depth at guard and...
The Falcoholic May 1, 2019
The Falcoholic Podcast: Reviewing the Falcons’ 2019 NFL Draft class

The Falcoholic Podcast: Reviewing the Falcons’ 2019 NFL Draft class

We dive deep into all seven draft picks on this week’s podcast. Jeanna and DW are back with guests Kevin Knight and Eric Robinson to discuss the Falcons’ 2019 NFL Draft class. There’s a variety of opinions on the players, the needs and some of the surprises of this class. Some of the topics discussed include: Why several of us are warming up to the Chris Lindstrom pick, even if we were wary of it initially Why Kaleb McGary could end up being a special player The importance of protecting Matt Ryan and why Lindstrom and McGary are a key part of that equation going forward The potential...
ClutchPoints May 1, 2019
Matt Ryan thankful Falcons strengthened offensive line in draft

Matt Ryan thankful Falcons strengthened offensive line in draft

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan never complained about the way the offensive line protected him last year but anyone who watched a game knew it needed a lot of improvement. The Falcons front office knew that’s what needed to be done and used two first-round draft picks on offensive linemen, and according to general manager […] The post Matt Ryan thankful Falcons strengthened offensive line in draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Apr 28, 2019
Breaking down the Falcons roster after the 2019 NFL Draft

Breaking down the Falcons roster after the 2019 NFL Draft

The Falcons addressed a couple of key positions in force, but tweaks to the roster may remain. It’s a logical time to check on the Falcons roster, isn’t it? The team wound up making seven selections after entering the draft with nine picks, and they focused their energy on a handful of position groupings, most notably the offensive line, cornerback, and running back (?). Without factoring in the undrafted free agents—we’ll do that in a few days when they’re all confirmed by the team—here’s who Atlanta has of today. Current Falcons roster QB Matt Ryan QB Matt Schaub QB Kurt...

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