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The Falcoholic Aug 23, 2019
Falcons RT Matt Gono should be the starter for the regular season

Falcons RT Matt Gono should be the starter for the regular season

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports He’s not perfect, but he’s a better option than an injured Sambrailo The Falcons offensive line needed some serious rework this season. While Alex Mack and Jake Matthews are quality starters, the spots at guard and right tackle have been a big question mark. It looks like Chris Lindstrom has locked down the right guard spot, while James Carpenter and Jamon Brown continue to fight it out at left guard. At right tackle, though, there are a lot of questions. Ty Sambrailo was getting all of the first team reps, but a disastrous outing against the Jets brought...
The Falcoholic Aug 20, 2019
Ra’Shede Hageman back, Ty Sambrailo out against Washington for Falcons

Ra’Shede Hageman back, Ty Sambrailo out against Washington for Falcons

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Dan Quinn updated reporters on a list of players who will and won’t play Thursday night. Wondering who might be suiting up for the Falcons on Thursday night against Washington? Fortunately, Dan Quinn was all too glad to provide a few answers today, with comments rounded up by ace Falcoholic beat reporter Jeanna Thomas. Let’s get to it. Who are the Falcons holding out? There’s a long list. The first name is Russell Gage, who appears to have avoided serious injury against the Jets but will be brought along slowly. Gage is expected to be one of the...
The Falcoholic Aug 19, 2019
RT Matt Gono working with 1st team offense; draws praise from Dan Quinn

RT Matt Gono working with 1st team offense; draws praise from Dan Quinn

Photo by Mark Brown/ The undrafted tackle has seen an opportunity emerge due to injury. If there’s early reason to be concerned about the Falcons offensive line, it’s the “next man up” modus operandi that they’ve been forced into as a result of early injury. First-round draft pick Kaleb McGary is on the mend from a cardiac ablation procedure, one which he is beginning his return from but will still keep him out of the mix for multiple weeks. Newly re-signed tackle Ty Sambrailo was largely ineffective in Thursday’s preseason game against the Jets, and will now miss time due to...
The Falcoholic Aug 18, 2019
Russell Gage, Kendall Sheffield injuries don’t appear to be long-term concerns

Russell Gage, Kendall Sheffield injuries don’t appear to be long-term concerns

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports This is a massive relief for a couple of likely core reserves. The Falcons suffered three injuries on Thursday night that we knew about and a few others that were made evident just recently, such as the Ty Sambrailo shoulder injury. We had heard that the injury to Damontae Kazee was not a broken rib and that it was day-to-day. Well, we finally have a bit of an update on a couple of the other guys who got banged up. It looks like the injuries for both Russell Gage and Kendall Sheffield are not considered long term. You can all take a deep breath now. No...
The Falcoholic Aug 17, 2019
Falcons vs Jets: thoughts on Ito Smith, the offensive line and other standouts

Falcons vs Jets: thoughts on Ito Smith, the offensive line and other standouts

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Our latest post-game podcast dives into the frustrating performance against the Jets. Evan Birchfield and I are back again for another post-game podcast. This week, the Falcons hosted the New York Jets and this game was interesting for all the wrong reasons. Evan and I dive into the third game of the Atlanta preseason, with thoughts on: The offensive line and Ty Sambrailo in particular and why the team may need to give someone else a shot at right tackle The unfortunate injuries to Russell Gage and Damontae Kazee The great performances from Tyeler Davison...
The Falcoholic Aug 17, 2019
Falcons snap counts and notes from Atlanta’s game against the Jets

Falcons snap counts and notes from Atlanta’s game against the Jets

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Here’s what you need to know about how the Falcons divvied things up Thursday night. We have comments on snap counts that aren’t solely related to how ridiculous it was for Matt Ryan to play almost an entire half in Week 2 of preseason. Let’s get to them. Offense Wes Schweitzer: 46 Matt Gono: 46 Chris Lindstrom: 42 Jamon Brown: 42 Jake Matthews: 42 Sean Harlow: 39 Jalen Robinson: 39 Adam Gettis: 39 Matt Simms: 39 Jaeden Graham: 31 Ty Sambrailo: 31 Olamide Zaccheaus: 31 Matt Ryan: 31 Christian Blake: 30 Austin Hooper: 28 Shawn Bane: 27 C.J. Worton:...
The Falcoholic Jul 31, 2019
What does the Falcons right tackle position look like now with Kaleb McGary out?

What does the Falcons right tackle position look like now with Kaleb McGary out?

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The situation is not ideal but there are options. In light of the news that rookie first-round tackle Kaleb McGary will miss some time due to a heart procedure, the Falcons depth at right tackle is now in flux. While it’s possible McGary will be back early in the season, it’s almost a certainty he’ll be gone the entire preseason and miss a game or two in the regular at minimum. What does the team’s depth look like right now at right tackle? Let’s take a look. Pencil Ty Sambrailo in as the starter It’s important to note that Sambrailo has been...
The Falcoholic Jul 28, 2019
Falcons training camp: Observations on the offensive line

Falcons training camp: Observations on the offensive line

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports And why Ty Sambrailo should be looking over his shoulder. After a 2018 season in which Matt Ryan was hit and sacked at one of the highest rates in his career, the front office decided they had to address the offensive line with gusto going into 2019. Many fans thought the team was done when they signed free agents James Carpenter and Jamon Brown. Many of us were stunned when they drafted G Chris Lindstrom in the middle of the first round and even more stunned when they grabbed tackle Kaleb McGary by trading back into the first. Mission accomplished. Now we...

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