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The Falcoholic Oct 26, 2021
Falcons tweak their practice squad, adding DL Nick Thurman

Falcons tweak their practice squad, adding DL Nick Thurman

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Atlanta let go of wide receiver Keelan Doss in a corresponding move. The Falcons will never stop making changes to the practice squad. It’s simply not going to happen. Today, the move is adding former Patriots defensive lineman Nick Thurman and cutting ties with wide receiver Keelan Doss, who has been with the Falcons since early September. With Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage back in the fold and six receivers on the active roster, the team apparently felt they could afford to add a defensive lineman they’re interested...
The Falcoholic Oct 24, 2021
Calvin Ridley missed Jets game for mental health break

Calvin Ridley missed Jets game for mental health break

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Fans finally have some clarity for why Atlanta’s WR1 missed the New York Jets game in London. Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley unexpectedly missed the trip to London to face off against the New York Jets in Week 5. The Falcons nonetheless came away with a decisive win despite missing both Ridley and Russell Gage. The team was tight-lipped about Ridley’s missed game, with fans unsure of why Ridley missed the game or when to expect him to return. Ian Rapoport had the scoop on Ridley, and in what is becoming quite common around the league, Ridley took...
The Falcoholic Oct 24, 2021
Final score predictions for Falcons - Dolphins in Week 7

Final score predictions for Falcons - Dolphins in Week 7

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Kickoff is this afternoon for the game between Atlanta (2-3) and Miami (1-5), and we’ll hopefully enjoy a win this afternoon. Does our team think we’ll see one? Fresh off the bye week and with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage back in the fold, the Falcons will fly south to battle a natural enemy of the raptor: Dolphins. This team has seemingly made slow but steady progress in the last three weeks, winning two of their last three games and heading into the bye week with a fun London win over the Jets. Whether that progress is linear and this...
Blogging Dirty Oct 20, 2021

Falcons Game Sunday: Falcons vs Dolphins Odds and Prediction for Week 7 NFL Game

The Atlanta Falcons will look for their second straight win as they travel to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Atlanta’s offense appears to be trending in the right direction, and they’ll get a major boost with both Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage expected to return on Sunday. This is a golden chance for […] Falcons Game Sunday: Falcons vs Dolphins Odds and Prediction for Week 7 NFL Game - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty Oct 20, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons have no excuses if they lose to Miami

Coming out of their bye week, the Atlanta Falcons are rested and healthy. According to the team, not only was Calvin Ridley returning from his personal matter, but Russell Gage, Josh Andrews, and Marlon Davidson were returning as well. In the case of Andrews, that probably was well sent, as starting right tackle Kaleb McGary […] The Atlanta Falcons have no excuses if they lose to Miami - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2021
Atlanta’s versatile offense wants to be a defensive coordinator’s nightmare

Atlanta’s versatile offense wants to be a defensive coordinator’s nightmare

Photo by Ryan Pierse/ The Falcons are missing some key pieces, so they’re getting creative to fill the void. It’s working. The best performance of Arthur Smith’s young career as a head coach came against the Jets. Down Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, the Falcons knew they’d have to get creative to put up points against New York, and they did. That creativity is a credit to the play calling, certainly, but it’s also a major credit to the personnel and the way the team has elected to use its players. It’s about lining up Kyle Pitts in a way to create havoc...
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2021
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 19

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 19

Photo by Grant Halverson/ Catch up on the latest news from yesterday! Another day. Another Links. Let’s get it. Ridley and Gage return The Falcons could use some good news coming out of the bye. They got it. With the Julio Jones trade, the Falcons were desperately short on talent at wide receiver. It was a group that could not deal with any injuries. Then Russell Gage was injured and Calvin Ridley had a last minute personal reason to miss the London game. The Falcons won but not every team will be the Jets. Kaleb McGary heads to the COVID list The good news is since...
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2021
Kaleb McGary lands on the COVID-19/reserve list as Josh Andrews returns from IR

Kaleb McGary lands on the COVID-19/reserve list as Josh Andrews returns from IR

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Falcons now have an issue at tackle and improved depth at guard. The injury news this week mostly seems positive. The Falcons welcomed Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage back to practice along with Marlon Davidson, and guard Josh Andrews is finally back in the fold. It’s just not all good news. Starting right tackle Kaleb McGary just landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday, putting his status for Friday’s game in doubt. SB Nation crashing sort of put us behind on this news, so chances are you’ve already heard this, but let’s talk...
The Falcoholic Oct 18, 2021
Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage return to practice Monday

Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage return to practice Monday

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A few key players are working their way back to the field. Calvin Ridley missed the trip to London and the Jets game with a personal matter, and both he and the Falcons wisely stayed mum on what that matter was. Speculation inevitably filled the information vacuum there, but the good news is that Ridley is returning to practice, and we hope that means everything’s okay for him. It sounds like he’ll be at practice this week, and hopefully that means Ridley will play Sunday against the Dolphins. Arthur Smith said Calvin Ridley will return...
The Falcoholic Oct 14, 2021
The injury picture could majorly change the Falcons - Dolphins matchup in Week 7

The injury picture could majorly change the Falcons - Dolphins matchup in Week 7

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Tua or no Tua? That is the question. Right now, we have no idea whether the Falcons will have Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Erik Harris, Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams or Marlon Davidson for Week 7’s matchup against the Dolphins. We also don’t know if the Dolphins will have quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or top receiver DeVante Parker. The matchup isn’t going to necessarily swing on those injuries alone, but frankly, it could. We’re a week and a half away from this game, which is more than enough time for players who would be out this...
The Falcoholic Oct 12, 2021
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 12

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 12

Photo by Clive Rose/ Doctors recommend starting each morning with the Falcoholinks as part of a healthy breakfast. The Falcons are back from London with a rare W. We still aren’t sure exactly what to expect from this team, but we did see a few rookies like Richie Grant play... and look pretty good doing it. More importantly, we finally saw Kyle Pitts do what we expected of Kyle Pitts. After losing Julio Jones in the offseason, and the new starting duo of Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, Pitts put the team on his back against the Jets. Can that continue? We look towards...
The Falcoholic Oct 11, 2021
Falcoholic Podcast: Kyle Pitts erupts en route to a Falcons win

Falcoholic Podcast: Kyle Pitts erupts en route to a Falcons win

Photo by Clive Rose/ Yes, it’s the Jets, but Atlanta overcame a lot to get this key victory. The Falcons went into this game with several important starters out. Missing star receiver Calvin Ridley and losing Isaiah Oliver for the year were tough blows. Starting receiver Russell Gage and DT Marlon Davidson didn’t even make the trip. Then Avery Williams and Erik Harris both finished the week as doubtful to play on Sunday. Everything was stacking up against the Falcons. Then they won by seven against an admittedly bad Jets team. Still, this is a team that showed up...
The Falcoholic Oct 11, 2021
Falcons vs. Jets recap: A jolly good win in London

Falcons vs. Jets recap: A jolly good win in London

Photo by Clive Rose/ They made it interesting, as always, but Atlanta hung on and got their second win despite missing several key players. You don’t get bonus points for beating a team if they’re bad, or if you happen to be down a few key starters on offense and defense. All you get is a win, but those wins mean a lot, and they’re even sweeter when you can get them in spite of adverse circumstances. No Calvin Ridley, no Russell Gage, no Erik Harris, no Isaiah Oliver, no Avery Williams, no Marlon Davison, no Cameron Nizialek. The Falcons were down a few major...
Blogging Dirty Oct 10, 2021

Atlanta Falcons dominating the New York Jets in London

The Atlanta Falcons are beating the New York Jets soundly in London, Sunday morning despite coming into the game without Russell Gage or Calvin Ridley. It is a game many pundits picked the Jets in after their upset win over the Titans. Halfway through this pick is looking very shaky, aside from one Jets drive […] Atlanta Falcons dominating the New York Jets in London - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Oct 10, 2021
Cordarrelle Patterson back in game after being evaluated for concussion

Cordarrelle Patterson back in game after being evaluated for concussion

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports It would be a huge loss for an already depleted offense if Patterson can’t return, but thankfully he’s back out there. Cordarrelle Patterson has been a crucial piece of the Falcons offense to this point, and he figured to be somewhat of a focal point for Atlanta with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage out. Per Tori McElhaney, Patterson is being evaluated for a concussion. Also per McElhaney, he has been cleared to return seconds after we published this, but I’ll take the extra work for some good news. GOOD NEWS FROM LONDON:...

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