4:41 AM EDT, Fri April 27, 2018
FOX Sports 30 mins ago
After drafting Ridley, Falcons may look to defense on Day 2

After drafting Ridley, Falcons may look to defense on Day 2

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) For once, the Atlanta Falcons passed up a chance to bolster their defense.
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago
2018 NFL Draft: Best players available and schedule for Day 2

2018 NFL Draft: Best players available and schedule for Day 2

The Falcons will be eyeing defensive line, secondary, and perhaps offense again on the second day. The Atlanta Falcons addressed their need (arguably, okay, I’m warming up to it) at wide receiver, and now they need to hit some more on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Let’s take a closer look at the best players available, shall we? Before we get to that, though, here’s a reminder about the second day’s schedule, so you can plan to watch the Falcons make their second and third round selections. Rounds 2-3 When: Friday, April 27, 7 p.m. EST Channels: ESPN & NFL Network, plus a...
The Falcoholic 5 hours ago
Where does Calvin Ridley fit on the Atlanta Falcons offense?

Where does Calvin Ridley fit on the Atlanta Falcons offense?

So the Falcons made Calvin Ridley their first round pick, with Thomas Dimitroff talking excitedly about his potential. Because he’s a first round pick—and because he’s objectively a good receiver—Ridley is headed for a major day one role with this Falcons offense. Where is he going to play, though? My initial thought was that Ridley would be going to the slot, but chances are he and Mohamed Sanu will both spend time there in 2018. Ridley’s a good enough route runner to challenge cornerbacks of all stripes, but his straight line speed will also get him some deep looks from Matt...
The Falcoholic 5 hours ago
Falcons 2018 draft picks: Calvin Ridley joins Julio Jones in Atlanta

Falcons 2018 draft picks: Calvin Ridley joins Julio Jones in Atlanta

Atlanta gives Matt Ryan and Steve Sarkisian one of the best receivers in the class to work with. Atlanta is always good for a curveball, and they just threw one again. Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley is the team’s first round pick, selected at #26 as the Falcons look to improve their explosiveness on offense. It’s a genuine surprise, and one I’m going to need some time to process. The #Falcons take a sidekick for WR Julio Jones, taking WR Calvin Ridley at No. 26. That’s a lot of #Bama in the WR room.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018 Ridley, 23, is extremely fast...
Falcons select wide receiver Calvin Ridley   in the NFL draft

Falcons select wide receiver Calvin Ridley   in the NFL draft

With the 26th pick in the NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan Thursday night.
The Falcoholic 6 hours ago
Buccaneers, Saints make big draft day trades to land defensive linemen

Buccaneers, Saints make big draft day trades to land defensive linemen

Both were surprises. While we wait for the Falcons to trade up or stand pat and make a pick, we can take a look at what the Buccaneers and Saints did tonight. And man, it was not what I expected. Start with the Buccaneers, who swapped down from #7 to #12, picking up two second rounders from the Buffalo Bills and swapping away a seventh. Instead of picking Derwin James, the consensus best safety in the class and a sore need, they picked Vita Vea out of Washington. Vea has the marketings of a terrific defensive tackle, and an extremely impactful one against the run, and now the Bucs have a...
Blogging Dirty 12 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons: 17 years since Michael Vick taken No. 1 overall

The Atlanta Falcons,17 years ago, drafted the electrifying Michael Vick with the first overall pick after a blockbuster trade with the Chargers. On April 21, 2001, the Atlanta Falcons changed their franchise forever by drafting quarterback Michael Vick out of Virginia Tech with the first overall pick. The huge trade included the Falcons trading the […] Atlanta Falcons: 17 years since Michael Vick taken No. 1 overall - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Blogging Dirty 12 hours ago

The Falcons 2018 Schedule has been released

The Atlanta Falcons will open the season against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, one of several interesting matchups this season. The Atlanta Falcons 2018 schedule was released earlier this month and includes some intriguing contests, including a season-opening rematch against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons’ slate also features a matchup […] The Falcons 2018 Schedule has been released - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Falcons Flashback: Watch the moment Julio Jones was drafted by the Falcons

Falcons Flashback: Watch the moment Julio Jones was drafted by the Falcons

Since being drafted sixth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones has racked up 9,054 receiving yards and 43 touchdowns.
The Falcoholic Apr 25, 2018
Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick gets offensive coordinator gig in new pro football league

Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick gets offensive coordinator gig in new pro football league

Fact: Michael Vick can paint with his toes Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was one of the NFL’s most electrifying players during his heyday. The football IQ and uncanny athleticism were always there. Could he have spent a little more time watching film and studying the playbook? Absolutely, even Vick himself admits that now. But eleven years after he played his last snap in red and black, I still remember his tenure fondly. The Falcons are a radically different team now, but those were some fun years. Vick hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2015. And now that he’s...
The Falcoholic Apr 25, 2018
Edge rusher Patrick Afriyie’s strong pro day drew interest from Falcons

Edge rusher Patrick Afriyie’s strong pro day drew interest from Falcons

Now we’ll see if Afriyie, who was born in Atlanta, will end up coming home to the Falcons after the draft. Patrick Afriyie didn’t get a combine invitation, but his pro day performance would have put him in the upper echelon of defensive ends in Indianapolis in March. Now he’s just waiting to see what that means for his future when the draft rolls around. Afriyie just wrapped up his final season at Colgate. He was sidelined for three games after suffering an injury in the season opener, but still posted 2.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss in last year. He was one of the most...
ClutchPoints Apr 25, 2018
Atlanta Falcons exercise 5th-year option on EDGE Vic Beasley

Atlanta Falcons exercise 5th-year option on EDGE Vic Beasley

The Atlanta Falcons have moved swiftly through the first few months of the offseason by further strengthening their roster. The bulk of this attention has gone toward adding pieces to the puzzle on the defensive side of the ball. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Falcons have made the decision to pick up the […] The post Atlanta Falcons exercise 5th-year option on EDGE Vic Beasley appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Apr 25, 2018
DB Tyrin Holloway on the NFL draft and his potential fit with the Falcons

DB Tyrin Holloway on the NFL draft and his potential fit with the Falcons

The Falcons have shown interest in Holloway, a versatile defensive back who has the traits Dan Quinn covets. Tyrin Holloway started his college career at Liberty University and finished it at Western Illinois. The next step in his football journey may land him with the Atlanta Falcons. Holloway, a 6’0, 200-pound defensive back, is waiting to see where he lands after the 2018 NFL Draft. He started 22 games at Liberty, notching 103 total tackles, two tackles for loss, seven picks, 12 pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. At Western Illinois, he had 21 tackles, was...
Falcons exercise fifth year option on Beasley’s contract

Falcons exercise fifth year option on Beasley’s contract

The Falcons exercised the fifth-year option on defensive en Vic Beasley’s contract on Wednesday.
The Falcoholic Apr 25, 2018
Falcons exercise fifth year option on Vic Beasley, keeping him in Atlanta through at least 2019

Falcons exercise fifth year option on Vic Beasley, keeping him in Atlanta through at least 2019

The gifted pass rusher will be looking to turn in a big season in 2018. Vic Beasley’s career has been an up-and-down one to this point, as he led the NFL in sacks in 2016 after a solid but unspectacular rookie campaign and then turned in another solid but unspectacular campaign in 2017. His talent is not in doubt, however, and I fully expect that his most productive years are still ahead of him. That’s why it’s good news that the Falcons have exercised their fifth year option for the 2015 first round pick, keeping a man on pace to break the franchise’s career sack record in the...

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