8:32 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
The Falcoholic 5 hours ago
Falcons release OL Matt Gono ahead of free agency

Falcons release OL Matt Gono ahead of free agency

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Gono’s gone. Earlier this morning, Will McFadden wrote how the prospect of re-signing Matt Gono after he missed last season with an injury. Gono has long had interesting potential and has fared well filling in for Kaleb McGary in the past, so a potential re-signing seemed to make sense for a depth-starved offensive line. It’s not going to happen, apparently, as the Falcons have released Gono to let him get a jumpstart on free agency. Per Ian Rapoport: The #Falcons and OT Matt Gono have mutually agreed on his release...
The Falcoholic 8 hours ago
Falcons position reviews: Offensive tackle

Falcons position reviews: Offensive tackle

Photo by Al Bello/ Jake Matthews and Kaleb McGary anchored the outside of a terrible 2021 offensive line. How much of that bad play was on them? It’s hard to talk about the Falcons offensive line without first looking at the 2021 season Matt Ryan had. He was sacked 40 times (!!!) and was hit a league-high 130 times in 17 games. The Bears were 31st with 114 hits, for context. It’s easy to blame the entire line and want to blow up the unit, but how did our tackles fare specifically? Let’s examine their play in 2021. Jake Matthews In his eight years in the league,...
The Falcoholic 10 hours ago
Senior Bowl preview: Wide receivers to watch for the Falcons

Senior Bowl preview: Wide receivers to watch for the Falcons

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Next up in our Senior Bowl preview is wide receiver, where the Falcons have a huge need regardless of what happens with Calvin Ridley. There’s a deep class heading to Mobile, including top prospect Jahan Dotson out of Penn State. It’s officially Draft Season here at The Falcoholic, with the Atlanta Falcons locked into the 8th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Based on the results of the NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs, we also know that the Falcons will have the 58th pick as a result of the Julio Jones trade with the Titans. That...
Blogging Dirty 11 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons could find themselves in a wide open 2022 NFC South

Sean Payton will no longer haunt the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFC South. Payton has officially retired and stepped away from football. Tom Brady is thinking about his future and he could choose to retire as well. If Brady were to join Payton in retirement the NFC South is suddenly open even […] Atlanta Falcons could find themselves in a wide open 2022 NFC South - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
Falcons free agent profiles: OL Matt Gono

Falcons free agent profiles: OL Matt Gono

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ After missing the entire 2021 season, is Gono going to be on the move? Expected to be in the competition for a starting role on the offensive line in 2021, Matt Gono underwent surgery prior to training camp and seemed at the very least likely to be relegated to a reserve role again after missing camp. Well, even that didn’t come to fruition. Gono went on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of camp, and that is where he remained for the entirety of the season. So, let’s take a look at his 2020 numbers and then discus...
The Falcoholic 14 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 28

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 28

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports LIIIINKS Friday links to suit yr fancy. Positional reviews Our offseason positional review continues along, as we track the production across the different spots for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. This week we looked at the wideouts — a spot that was in a continual state of flux after Calvin Ridley stepped away from football. We also took a ::channels Cory Woodroof:: gander at the tight end group, one that was led by the performance of rookie Pro Bowler Kyle Pitts. Senior Bowl preview The 2022 Senior Bowl is the first major offseason...
Blogging Dirty Jan 27, 2022

The Falcons lost a Super Bowl due to NFL’s overtime rules

Over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills found out the hard way at how idiotic the NFL’s overtime rules are, much like the Atlanta Falcons found out during Super Bowl 51. The NFL’s overtime essentially is reliant on a coin toss if you have two elite offenses going against each other, there is no other way […] The Falcons lost a Super Bowl due to NFL’s overtime rules - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2022
Falcons 2021 rookie review: Safety Richie Grant

Falcons 2021 rookie review: Safety Richie Grant

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Did the second-round safety show enough to be a key part of the plan moving forward? Arguably no prospect had more tantalizing appeal in the 2021 NFL Draft than Kyle Pitts, but the qualities second-round pick Richie Grant brought to the table had fans strongly anticipating his first season. Atlanta traded down five spots before taking Grant – ultimately netting the team offensive lineman Drew Dalman – but the UCF prospect fit a clear need and looked to have a high ceiling as a playmaker at the next level. In a Dean Pees defense that...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2022
Senior Bowl preview: Cornerbacks and safeties to watch for the Falcons

Senior Bowl preview: Cornerbacks and safeties to watch for the Falcons

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Next up in our Senior Bowl preview is defensive backs. Atlanta got solid play out of their secondary in 2021, but they could stand to upgrade several spots this offseason. There’s a strong class at the Senior Bowl that features a number of top prospects. It’s officially Draft Season here at The Falcoholic, with the Atlanta Falcons locked into the 8th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Based on the results of the NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs, we also know that the Falcons will have the 58th pick as a result of the Julio Jones...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2022
Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have been greeted with opposite receptions in hiring cycle

Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have been greeted with opposite receptions in hiring cycle

We are learning a whole lot about league perception in this year’s search for new coaches and general managers. The Falcons are trying to pull themselves out of a very, very deep hole. The team was put there by, among others, the former duo of Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff. It was a team project, sure, but one of them is more to blame. It has been a fun, chicken-and-the-egg type of argument wondering if Quinn didn’t coach well enough or if Dimitroff didn’t build the roster well enough. In fact, there are probably hundreds of thousands of comments on this very site...
Blogging Dirty Jan 27, 2022

3 Atlanta Falcons who must improve next season

Looking at the list of players the Atlanta Falcons have under contract for next season one thing is very obvious. The Falcons are going to need their young roster to develop and improve if they are going to take a step forward next season. With their 2022 opponents already set Atlanta knows they won’t have […] 3 Atlanta Falcons who must improve next season - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2022
Important, very scientific survey names Falcons fanbase the most attractive in the NFL

Important, very scientific survey names Falcons fanbase the most attractive in the NFL

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Breaking news: Damn, we look good. It’s the offseason, and you know what that means: It’s time to talk about how the Atlanta Falcons have the most attractive fanbase in the NFL. Don’t worry, it’s not just an opinion. Lines.com put what I assume were leading scientists to work to determine this, and through exhaustive study (read: they surveyed 900 NFL fans), it was determined that Falcons fans are as beautiful as they are unlucky. Fans claimed the Atlanta Falcons have the most attractive fan base in the NFL...
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2022
Falcons free agency & Senior Bowl preview: The Falcoholic Live, Ep174

Falcons free agency & Senior Bowl preview: The Falcoholic Live, Ep174

Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live and special guests Dave Choate and Jake Gordon of Sports Talk ATL as they discuss the Falcons free agency and salary cap situation and preview the upcoming Senior Bowl. Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to Episode 174 of The Falcoholic Live! On tonight’s show, we’ll be joined by Dave Choate (aka The Falcoholic himself) and Jake Gordon from Sports Talk ATL to cover a few very important topics. First off will be a discussion of the Atlanta Falcons free agency situation, including cap space and priority re-signings. We’ll also be previewing...
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2022
Falcons 2022 free agent targets: Cornerback

Falcons 2022 free agent targets: Cornerback

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta’s more likely to go shopping for a starter than a reserve, and they will have options. The Falcons have a young secondary I’m actually pretty excited about. A.J. Terrell is a special cornerback, Darren Hall looks like at least a very good reserve at the position, and Richie Grant and Jaylinn Hawkins showed flashes that I’m hopeful they can build on in 2022. That doesn’t mean this team can just dust their hands and move ahead with their current group, however. We looked at potential safety targets in free agency earlier this week,...
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2022
Raiders interview Falcons national scout Ruston Webster for GM job

Raiders interview Falcons national scout Ruston Webster for GM job

It would be the second general manager role Webster has had in his career, and it would mean the end of a long stint in Atlanta. Ruston Webster was the Titans general manager from 2012 to 2015, and after being pushed out of that role, he joined the Falcons as a national scout and has been in Atlanta since 2016. Now it appears he may have a shot at becoming a general manager again. Per Ian Rapoport at NFL Network, the Raiders have interviewed Webster for their general manager vacancy. The #Raiders recently conducted a pair of GM interviews: They spoke with #Falcons national...

Falcons Player News

  • 2 Calvin Ridley

    Calvin Ridley

    Senior Bowl preview: Wide receivers to watch for the Falcons

  • 2 Kaleb McGary

    Kaleb McGary

    Falcons release OL Matt Gono ahead of free agency

  • 1 Matt Ryan

    Matt Ryan

    Falcons position reviews: Offensive tackle

  • 1 Kyle Pitts

    Kyle Pitts

    Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 28

  • 1 Jake Matthews

    Jake Matthews

    Falcons position reviews: Offensive tackle

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