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ClutchPoints Dec 6, 2019
Julio Jones, Austin Hooper will play for the Falcons against the Panthers

Julio Jones, Austin Hooper will play for the Falcons against the Panthers

The Atlanta Falcons will have Julio Jones and Austin Hooper when they take on the Carolina Panthers, according to Falcons reporter William McFadden. Austin Hooper and Julio Jones will play Sunday against the Panthers. #Falcons — William McFadden (@willmcfadden) December 6, 2019 Jones missed the team’s last game on Thanksgiving dealing with a shoulder injury. […] The post Julio Jones, Austin Hooper will play for the Falcons against the Panthers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Dec 5, 2019
Is it time for the Falcons to consider moving on from Matt Ryan?

Is it time for the Falcons to consider moving on from Matt Ryan?

The Atlanta Falcons have been playing like they are still hungover from Super Bowl LI. Atlanta enters Week 14 with a 3-9 record. To put it in perspective, that is the same record as the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. The Falcons are a team that makes people wonder how they are bad. Julio Jones […] The post Is it time for the Falcons to consider moving on from Matt Ryan? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Dec 3, 2019
Falcons snap counts with four games remaining

Falcons snap counts with four games remaining

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ What do the snaps tell us for 2020? Let’s look at snap counts and the status of these players for 2020, to get a sense of what the Falcons should probably keep and what they may need to replace. Offense Jake Matthews: 869 (99.89%) Alex Mack: 862 Kaleb McGary: 810 Matt Ryan: 773 Calvin Ridley: 680 James Carpenter: 679 Jamon Brown: 592 Julio Jones: 572 Austin Hooper: 512 Devonta Freeman: 451 Wes Schweitzer: 421 Mohamed Sanu: 383 Russell Gage: 331 Luke Stocker: 300 Jaeden Graham: 180 Brian Hill: 179 Christian Blake: 159 Ito Smith: 152 Justin Hardy: 147 Keith...
The Falcoholic Dec 3, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Dec. 3

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Dec. 3

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Ryan doesn’t peel his oranges before he eats them Welcome to Tuesday, Falcoholics! It’s a lot like Monday, with a dash of Wednesday thrown in the mix. You’ve officially made it to the final month of our season. Like those strange “joggers” I see aimlessly running here and there from time to time, the Falcons are staggering toward the finish line. ...
The Falcoholic Dec 2, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Dec. 2

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Dec. 2

New month, new links. You’re exhausted and you’re angry that you’re back at the office. We get it. That’s why Falcoholinks are here bright and early to help ease you through your Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Falcons - Saints recap The Falcons were ignominiously eliminated from playoff contention on Thanksgiving night, dropping to 3-9 in an ugly loss to the Saints at home. Matt Ryan was sacked nine times in the affair, which registers as second-highest in Atlanta Falcons history. To say that play in the trenches once again doomed the team would be a major understatement. The...
The Falcoholic Nov 30, 2019
Falcons snap counts from the turkey of an effort against the Saints

Falcons snap counts from the turkey of an effort against the Saints

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta ran way too many offensive snaps for this kind of production, and personnel offers a clue as to why. Offense Matt Ryan: 93 (100%) Jake Matthews: 93 Wes Schweitzer: 93 Alex Mack: 93 Kaleb McGary: 93 Calvin Ridley: 87 Christian Blake: 83 Jamon Brown: 74 Russell Gage: 63 Devonta Freeman: 62 Jaeden Graham: 55 Carson Meier: 27 Justin Hardy: 26 Brian Hill: 24 James Carpenter: 19 Keith Smith: 16 Ty Sambrailo: 9 Olamide Zaccheaus: 7 Kenjon Barner: 7 Obviously if your offense is on the field for 93 snaps and you only have 18 points, you have failed on a...
The Falcoholic Nov 29, 2019
Lingering issues in the trenches haunt the Falcons again on Thanksgiving

Lingering issues in the trenches haunt the Falcons again on Thanksgiving

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons offseason plan of putting most of their resources into improving the offensive line has blown up in their face. When assessing both teams on paper, it was difficult to see how the Falcons were going to remain competitive against the Saints. Julio Jones was unable to play due to a shoulder injury. With Austin Hooper already sidelined, it left Matt Ryan with Calvin Ridley and a variety of receivers he doesn’t fully trust. To face one of the best teams in the NFL on a short week is a tall order in itself. To do it without two of your star weapons,...
ClutchPoints Nov 29, 2019
Falcons not planning to shut down Julio Jones or Matt Ryan

Falcons not planning to shut down Julio Jones or Matt Ryan

With the Atlanta Falcons out of the playoff picture that has been some questions if the team should shutdown Julie Jones or Matt Ryan. Falcons coach Dan Quinn thinks it’s a fair question to preserve their franchise players, but it’s not something that he is interested in doing. Dan Quinn asked if he’d considering pulling […] The post Falcons not planning to shut down Julio Jones or Matt Ryan appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Nov 29, 2019
Matt Ryan was sacked 9 times against Saints, 2nd-highest total in Falcons history

Matt Ryan was sacked 9 times against Saints, 2nd-highest total in Falcons history

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Ryan was absolutely brutalized behind a line that really shouldn’t be this bad. The Falcons thrived the last time out against the Saints in part because they kept Matt Ryan clean, and he had an efficient, clean game in return. Ryan was far worse in this one, fumbling once and throwing two picks, but he also was not kept clean. This was, on the numbers alone, the second-worst performance by a Falcons offensive line in team history, and one of the worst performances in NFL history. In 1984 against the Browns, Steve Bartkowski was sacked 10 times in a single game,...
ClutchPoints Nov 28, 2019
Matt Ryan hits Russell Gage for much-needed TD vs. Saints

Matt Ryan hits Russell Gage for much-needed TD vs. Saints

The Atlanta Falcons started to make a comeback against the New Orleans Saints and used a touchdown throw by Matt Ryan to Russell Gage to begin their efforts. Facing a 26-9 deficit, Ryan had a clean pocket and was able to allow the play to develop, which was more than enough to deliver the touchdown […] The post Matt Ryan hits Russell Gage for much-needed TD vs. Saints appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2019
Falcons 18, Saints 26: Matt Ryan sacked 9 times in an insane game

Falcons 18, Saints 26: Matt Ryan sacked 9 times in an insane game

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Everything was bad. The Falcons come into this game with virtually no hope of making the playoffs and the employment of head coach Dan Quinn on perilously thin ice. Without star receiving options Julio Jones and Austin Hooper, Matt Ryan and the offense have a formidable test ahead of them. Likewise, the Saints were missing key starters at left tackle and left guard, making one wonder if Atlanta could repeat their 6 sack performance two weeks ago. How did it play out? Read on for the details. First quarter After winning the coin toss, Atlanta opts to start...
ClutchPoints Nov 28, 2019
Vonn Bell scoops up a fumble from a failed Matt Ryan rush attempt

Vonn Bell scoops up a fumble from a failed Matt Ryan rush attempt

In desperate need to move the chains, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took off on 3rd & 5. While he ended up crossing the first down marker, the New Orleans Saints forced him to fumble and Vonn Bell scooped up the recovery. This play was a strong portrayal of how much pressure Ryan has been […] The post Vonn Bell scoops up a fumble from a failed Matt Ryan rush attempt appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 28, 2019
Saints’ Shy Tuttle levels Matt Ryan with forearm shiver after INT vs. Falcons

Saints’ Shy Tuttle levels Matt Ryan with forearm shiver after INT vs. Falcons

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons hate each other. Therefore, when one team humiliates the opponent’s quarterback, it creates a lasting memory in this NFL rivalry. Shy Tuttle created a moment New Orleans fans won’t soon forget when he blasted Matt Ryan with a forearm after picking off the Atlanta quarterback on Thursday night. […] The post Saints’ Shy Tuttle levels Matt Ryan with forearm shiver after INT vs. Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 28, 2019
Matt Ryan gets the Falcons on the board with a TD pass to Jaeden Graham

Matt Ryan gets the Falcons on the board with a TD pass to Jaeden Graham

It’s an uphill battle for the Atlanta Falcons as they’re trying to take down a strong New Orleans Saints team. Thankfully, Matt Ryan gets the team on the board with a solid pass to rookie tight end Jaeden Graham. It was a beautifully executed play as the offensive line gave the 34-year-old pass-caller all the […] The post Matt Ryan gets the Falcons on the board with a TD pass to Jaeden Graham appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2019
Burning Falcons - Saints questions, Week 13: Can Atlanta’s offense finally win the game?

Burning Falcons - Saints questions, Week 13: Can Atlanta’s offense finally win the game?

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports What do we ponder ahead of Saints 2019 Part II? It’s high time the Atlanta Falcons figure out their problems on offense. Don’t think too much about the injuries. No, not having Austin Hooper, Devonta Freeman, Ito Smith and Chris Lindstrom does not help, but consider what they do have. They’ve got Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Jake Matthews, Alex Mack, Russell Gage and a promising rookie right tackle in Kaleb McGary. For a coordinator who is so pass-happy as Dirk Koetter, that should be enough for fireworks. Heck, Freeman’s even coming...

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