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The Falcoholic Nov 18, 2018
Damontae Kazee questionable to return after first quarter shoulder injury against the Cowboys

Damontae Kazee questionable to return after first quarter shoulder injury against the Cowboys

Fact: Damontae Kazee puts ketchup on his cheerios The Falcons have had a rough year on the injury front. I won’t list all the players lost to injury since the season began, because it’s depressing. Ricardo Allen’s season-ending achilles injury was perhaps one of the most potentially impactful injuries this season. Lucky for us, Damontae Kazee has filled in admirably, racking up a league-leading five interceptions in Allen’s absence. Fast forward to today’s game. Damontae Kazee injured his shoulder during the first quarter. Damontae Kazee is questionable to return with a...
The Falcoholic Nov 14, 2018
Deion Jones’ return could fill the void in player leadership on the Falcons’ defense

Deion Jones’ return could fill the void in player leadership on the Falcons’ defense

After losing all their defensive leaders to injury early in the season, no other player was able to step up and fill the void for the Falcons. With Deion Jones returning to the field, that issue could finally be solved. It’s been painful watching the Falcons’ defense in 2018, outside of a handful of competent performances—the Washington game and the season opener against Philadelphia are the two that come to mind. After losing Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, and Ricardo Allen in the span of a few weeks, the Falcons were scrambling to replace three of their most talented starters. But more...
Blogging Dirty Nov 14, 2018

Damontae Kazee Showing Star-Caliber Potential

The Atlanta Falcons second-year safety Damontae Kazee has been amazing for the depleted defense. Atlanta Falcons’ second-year safety Damontae Kazee has been one of few bright lights on the team’s depleted defense. Filling in the void for team captain Ricardo Allen could be difficult to ask out of any relativity young player but the task […] Damontae Kazee Showing Star-Caliber Potential - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Nov 11, 2018
Damontae Kazee’s 5th interception is most for a Falcons defender since 2012

Damontae Kazee’s 5th interception is most for a Falcons defender since 2012

Fact: Damontae Kazee put banana slices on his fruit loops Falcons safety Damontae Kazee didn’t begin 2018 as a starter. He wowed us during the preseason but was firmly entrenched as Ricardo Allen’s backup. Then the Falcons lost Allen to an achilles tear at the end of September and the rest is history. Kazee went into today’s game as the league leader in interceptions with four. He added yet another interception during the second quarter of today’s game on a poorly executed trick play by the Browns. Interception. @Damontaekazee pic.twitter.com/ad1bwkcDcT— Carlton...
Alford will not practice today, Oliver would start in his place

Alford will not practice today, Oliver would start in his place

Falcons cornerback Robert Alford, who suffered an ankle injury in the last game against the New York Giants, will work off to the side with the trainers again on Thursday, according to coach Dan Quinn.
The Falcoholic Oct 31, 2018
Atlanta Falcons’ Defensive MVP through the first seven games

Atlanta Falcons’ Defensive MVP through the first seven games

Stars shining in the darkness, these ones. With the Atlanta Falcons enjoying a Week 8 bye, what better time is there to look back on the season and praise some of the team’s top performers? Well, actually a Week 9 bye week would’ve been a better time because that would be the halfway point of the season, but we’re making due with the hand we were dealt. With long-term injuries suffered by Keanu Neal, Deion Jones and Ricardo Allen all within the first three weeks of the season, the defense has been a mess. However, it hasn’t been all bad as a few players have been holding it down on...
The Falcoholic Oct 26, 2018
Foye Oluokun, Deadrin Senat and Damontae Kazee are pushing for 2019 roles

Foye Oluokun, Deadrin Senat and Damontae Kazee are pushing for 2019 roles

All three could find themselves with real roles on next year’s defense, even once everyone is healthy. One of the most crushing blows the Falcons have been deal this season have been in the form of injuries to Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal, and the short-term ailment for Grady Jarrett, whose absence was keenly felt. The only upside, if you can call it that, has been the opportunity afforded to young defenders in the wake of those injuries. Duke Riley hasn’t exactly thrived—he has been better in more limited snaps the last two weeks than he was as a full-time starter—but...
Field Gulls Oct 22, 2018
Monday Night Football open thread: Giants at Falcons

Monday Night Football open thread: Giants at Falcons

These are Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons defenses by DVOA ranking throughout his tenure there: 2015 - 22nd (up from 32nd)2016 - 26th2017 - 22nd2018 - 31st (noting injuries to Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, and Ricardo Allen) I still miss you, Dan!

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