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Blogging Dirty Jun 18, 2019

Atlanta Falcons’ Keanu Neal is a top five strong safety

Keanu has been incredible for the Atlanta Falcons as he was one of the key pieces for the Falcons defense. While he does not have a lot of interceptions, he does force a lot of fumbles. Many fans thought selecting Keanu Neal was a reach during the 2016 NFL Draft. All of the “experts” thought […] Atlanta Falcons’ Keanu Neal is a top five strong safety - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Jun 14, 2019
Falcons minicamp notes for June 13: Health, open roster spots, and versatility as camp closes

Falcons minicamp notes for June 13: Health, open roster spots, and versatility as camp closes

Training camp is a long ways away, but it’s the next major signpost to look forward to. Minicamp is over, but we have notes! Everybody’s on track for training camp Dan Quinn expects everyone to be ready for training camp— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) June 13, 2019 This is consistent with what’s been said all along, but I share it every time because it represents an update of sorts. Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal in particular—and Devonta Freeman and others to a lesser extent—are coming off the kind of major injuries that can come with setbacks. Every time we hear that...
Blogging Dirty Jun 13, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons should avoid switching to a 3-4 defense

The Atlanta Falcons struggled on defense during the 2018 season after the defense suffered multiple injuries to Pro Bowlers Deion Jones and Keanu Neal, as well as defensive leader Ricardo Allen. During the 2019 NFL off season, the Atlanta Falcons added several key additions to the defensive line including Tyeler Davison, Adrian Clayborn, and Ra’Shede […] The Atlanta Falcons should avoid switching to a 3-4 defense - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Blogging Dirty Jun 4, 2019

Atlanta Falcons should have signed Gerald McCoy

The Atlanta Falcons made the wrong move by not pursuing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle and now Carolina Panther, Gerald McCoy. McCoy is a six time pro bowler, three time first team all pro and second team all pro in 2016. He has 54.5 career sacks, 297 tackles, 21 pass deflections and six forced […] Atlanta Falcons should have signed Gerald McCoy - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Five things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

Five things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

The Falcons start their third and final week on Organized Team Activities today.
The Falcoholic Jun 3, 2019
Falcons sign former Packers, Patriots, Bears, Seahawks, Cowboys safety Jason Thompson

Falcons sign former Packers, Patriots, Bears, Seahawks, Cowboys safety Jason Thompson

Despite his lengthy list of former teams, the defensive back has yet to play in the regular season. This weekend, the Falcons waived safety Afolabi Laguda, a former teammate of corner Isaiah Oliver. The team surprisingly got rid of Laguda after signing him to a two-year deal back in April. That left only J.J. Wilcox, Chris Cooper, and Sharrod Neasman behind Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. Today, the team announced signing Jason Thompson. TRANSACTION: We have signed S Jason Thompson. https://t.co/TBWgD2sPxP— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) June 3, 2019 Thompson moved from quarterback...
The Falcoholic Jun 3, 2019
The evolution of the Falcons S position, 2008-2018

The evolution of the Falcons S position, 2008-2018

Willy Mo to Keanu Neal and everyone in between. The Falcons safety duo today is a terrific one, assuming both players are healthy. Ricardo Allen brings a well-rounded, underrated game to the table, while Keanu Neal is the turnover machine and physical presence the secondary requires. This isn’t the first time the Falcons had a duo we said similar things about over the last decade-plus, either. For a brief, shining moment from 2010-2012 or so, Thomas DeCoud and William Moore looked like those guys. The fanbase soured on DeCoud, who earned a reputation for not being physical enough and...
The Falcoholic May 31, 2019
Chris Cooper, Jermaine Grace loom as potential sleepers for the summer

Chris Cooper, Jermaine Grace loom as potential sleepers for the summer

The two are doing head-turning work early in the day. What happens in May doesn’t always carry over to July, and especially not to September. That’s why the temptation to get carried away with your appreciation for a particular player is not usually rewarded. Bear that in mind while I ask you to get invested in a couple of players who may or may not actually make the roster this summer. Let’s hear it from The Athletic’s Jason Butt. A DB to keep an eye on this offseason is Chris Cooper. With Ricardo Allen still rehabbing, Cooper was spotted rotating with Sharrod Neasman at FS....
The Falcoholic May 30, 2019
Falcoholic mailbag roundtable series: Will the Falcons run any 3 safety sets?

Falcoholic mailbag roundtable series: Will the Falcons run any 3 safety sets?

Let’s dig into the defensive backfield today. The Falcons should get Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen back this season after losing them for most of the 2018 season. But Damontae Kazee made his mark as a fill-in free safety last year, adjusting well and finishing the season tied at the top of the league for interceptions. Balancing Allen and Neal’s returns with a need to keep Kazee on the field isn’t the simplest thing. One way the Falcons could make it work is to employ more three-safety sets. That’s exactly what Falcoholic reader Xception wants to know, and our staff weighs in...
Blogging Dirty May 28, 2019

Atlanta Falcons’ Ricardo Allen confident the defense will see a turnaround

“When we’re all out there, we’re a top-10 defense.” – Atlanta Falcons’ free safety Ricardo Allen Ricardo Allen told reporters this after OTAs when asked about injuries and defense. He brings up a great point and one that is important for Atlanta Falcons fans to remember. Yes, the defense was atrocious last season, there is […] Atlanta Falcons’ Ricardo Allen confident the defense will see a turnaround - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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