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The Falcoholic Aug 12, 2016

Falcons vs. Redskins recap: Atlanta gears up, wins its first preseason game of 2016

The Falcons win, and we’re (reasonably) happy with both the outcome and the performances. Atlanta wanted to come out swinging in the first week of preseason, and they...sort of did. The defense was solid until very late in the game, which is a good sign considering that we’re mostly talking about third-stringers at that point, while the offense sputtered early before getting going with Matt Schaub and Sean Renfree at the helm. The upshot is that we saw a pretty typical preseason performance, one that was uneven, told us very little about the state of the Falcons franchise, but did...
Big Blue View Aug 9, 2016

Giants injury news: Victor Cruz has “tight groin”

Keenan Robinson (groin) and Nat Berhe (hamstring) held out of practice WATCH: Coach McAdoo talks injuries and the overall team progress at #GiantsCamp https://t.co/xyfaSjj8T9— New York Giants (@Giants) August 9, 2016 For the first time in their 2016 training camp, injuries were a major part of the story on Tuesday for the New York Giants. The biggest news was that Victor Cruz was held out of the team portions of practice due to a “tight groin.” Cruz did work in some early receiving drills. Head coach Ben McAdoo said that it was “a little early” to know if Cruz, who has missed...
The Falcoholic Aug 9, 2016

Atlanta Falcons likely to prioritize stability over potential when picking backup quarterback

Fact: Matt Schaub never puts fruit on his frozen yogurt Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn doesn't want to contemplate a worst case scenario where he's made to rely on a backup quarterback. Heck, none of us want to think about that. (In fact, I'm not even writing this; what you're looking at now is just a figment of your imagination.) But Thomas Dimitroff certainly had that worst case scenario in mind when he signed free agent QB Matt Schaub during the offseason. Schaub, a former Falcons draft pick, was a familiar name. He's arguably only a shell of his former self. That said, he's a...
The Falcoholic Aug 8, 2016

Falcons training camp notes, 8/8: Keanu Neal’s injury tops today’s news

Injury news tops today’s report, but thankfully it’s not major news. On a relatively quiet day of training camp, the big news is that Keanu Neal is hurt. Let’s dive right into that and discuss what’s going on before we touch on anything else. Falcons' first-rounder Keanu Neal sidelined by trunk injury https://t.co/7ruiW2D9cQ— ESPN NFL Nation (@ESPN_NFLNation) August 8, 2016 Neal has a "trunk" injury, Toilolo has a hand injury that needs a second opinion, Ward has an ankle injury. #FalconsCamp— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 8, 2016 Neal, Toilolo, and Ward...
The Falcoholic Aug 8, 2016

Falcons training camp bubble watch: Center is Alex Mack and question marks

Atlanta’s got a shiny new starter at center, but who is the backup? I probably don’t have to tell you that the Falcons are going to start Alex Mack at center, but I’ll tell you anyways: The Falcons are going to start Alex Mack at center. Beyond that, though, things get a little more interesting. Let’s see who is on the bubble for Atlanta at the position. Safe: Alex Mack On the bubble: Jake Reed, Ben Garland The Falcons could certainly throw others into the mix, but the depth chart suggests that Garland and Reed are duking it out for backup duties, with Mike Person obviously...
The Falcoholic Aug 8, 2016

Falcons vs. Redskins: What you need to know about the schedule, channel, and more

What you need to know for the Falcons-Redskins game this Thursday night. Somehow, we’re only a few days away from the Falcons’ first preseason game. That offseason flew by!* There’s only so much importance you can attach to a preseason game, of course, but we’ll want to see what the Falcons looks like in a game situation with their new-look roster. Below, you’ll find relevant information for the game, so you can start planning to watch it. *No it didn’t. Atlanta-Washington Game Info What: Washington Redskins @ Atlanta Falcons, Week 1 of the 2016 NFL preseason When: 7 p.m....
The Falcoholic Aug 8, 2016

Falcons legend Lance Moore retires

The Falcons are left with a massive hole on their roster. But fans are left with a bigger hole in their heart. Perhaps the greatest player in Falcons history, wide receiver Lance Moore is hanging up his cleats. This is a sad day in Falcons history. WR Lance Moore has announced his retirement today. Atlanta’s roster now sits at 89. pic.twitter.com/sC9qdKPWVQ — FalconsKelsey (@FalconsKelsey) August 8, 2016 The end of an era. Sometimes there are just no words. While no one will ever replace Lance Moore, we look back at some of our favorite Lance Moore articles on the...
Battle Red Blog Aug 5, 2016

AFC South Preview: 2016 All-AFC South Team

Matt Weston begins his AFC South preview by crafting an All-Division team. Just like POLITICAL CANDIDATE is sacrificing HIS OR HER USUAL PROFITABLE ENDEAVORS to FILL IN POLITICAL SLOGAN HERE, a group of players is looking to do the same thing for the AFC South. The last time the AFC South was the pride of the NFL was 2007. The quarterbacks that year were David Garrard, Kerry Collins, Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub. The division had three playoff teams, and last place Houston finished 8-8. Since then, Jacksonville has finished with a .500 record once. The Titans made the playoffs a singular...