9:04 PM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
The Falcoholic 6 hours ago
Falcons trivia: Which draft pick put up the most sacks in the NFL?

Falcons trivia: Which draft pick put up the most sacks in the NFL?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ There are two valid answers here. We all know who leads the Falcons in career sacks. That’d be the great John Abraham, a player I foolishly left off my future Hall of Fame shortlist and maybe the best pure pass rusher the team has ever had. What you might not know is who has the most career sacks, not as a Falcon, but as a Falcons draft pick. As it turns out, there are two possible answers to this particular trivia question. The first is the man who unquestionably has the most sacks, as counted by the NFL. This player was a damn good one for the Falcons for...
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago
Falcons pass on A.J. Epenesa to select Javon Kinlaw in latest mock draft

Falcons pass on A.J. Epenesa to select Javon Kinlaw in latest mock draft

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ Atlanta snags the big defensive tackle to solidify the interior line. We are deep in mock draft season with analysts consistently sending the Atlanta Falcons defensive linemen. If this feels like every offseason the last 15 years, it is because the team has not had a good defensive line for about 15 years. That has not changed, especially with the pass rushers the team drafts. With Vic Beasley mercifully heading to free agency, there is a big opening for a starting defensive end. Most mock drafts have an edge player going to Atlanta at 16, but Dan Kadar of...
The Falcoholic 11 hours ago
Senior Bowl Week Recap: How did potential Falcons targets perform?

Senior Bowl Week Recap: How did potential Falcons targets perform?

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports With the conclusion of the Senior Bowl, we’ve gotten another valuable data point for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. How did some of the Falcons top targets perform this week in Mobile? Senior Bowl week has come and gone, and with it we have a little more data on some of the top prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. This year’s class featured a number of players of great interest to the Falcons, and we know that the team has a strong history of drafting players from Mobile. There were a number of prospects who impressed and disappointed this week at the Senior...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
How long do the Falcons have to get a deal done with Austin Hooper?

How long do the Falcons have to get a deal done with Austin Hooper?

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ There should be more urgency than there appears to be, but what kind of deadline are we actually talking about? The clock is ticking on Austin Hooper’s time with the Falcons, as they have less than two months to get a deal done before he hits the open market. That’s still plenty of time if both sides get their rears in gear, but certainly there is a sense of urgency that only grows over time. Given that, I thought we’d look at when the team’s real or imagined deadline for signing Hooper is, what might happen if a deal isn’t done by mid-March, and what...
The Falcoholic 15 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Jan. 28

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

Photo by Mark Brown/ Fact: Grady Jarrett still uses a flip phone Welcome to Tuesday, Falcoholics! How’s your week going? Have you gotten over your two-day hangover yet? Try mixing a raw egg with some fresh squeezed orange juice and garlic powder. Hangover. Gone. What do our links smell like? I’m glad you asked. Imagine a slightly burned grilled cheese dipped in ketchup. And there you have it. The Pro Bowl was played last weekend. I’m sure you watched the entire thing, sitting right on the edge of your seat throughout the hard fought contest. If you didn’t watch for some...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2020
Falcons trivia: Who holds the single season record for field goal attempts?

Falcons trivia: Who holds the single season record for field goal attempts?

Harry How/ It may not be who you think. The Falcons have had some truly great kickers in their history, putting it up there with wide receiver, running back, tackle, and a handful of others in that regard. Whether it was Morten Andersen booting his way into the Hall of Fame, Matt Bryant putting together the finest career in team history, or capable players like Norm Johnson and Mick Luckhurst holding things down, the team hasn’t had too many stretches without a solid option. In all those many campaigns, the Falcons have often had to boot a lot of field goals. No one’s ever come...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2020
Falcons post-2019 roster review, linebacker edition

Falcons post-2019 roster review, linebacker edition

Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Deion Jones and the Goblet of Uncertainty. The Falcons head into the 2020 season with too many damn holes. Growth, free agency and the draft will paper over many of those, but it’s fair to worry a lot about positions like running back, guard, defensive end, and perhaps the entire secondary, if you’re so inclined. I don’t see as many people worrying about linebacker, but it’s a position that has been on my mind a lot since the season ended. To understand why, let’s review where we left the position in 2019. Starters LB Deion Jones...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2020
Potential Falcons Pro Bowlers in 2021

Potential Falcons Pro Bowlers in 2021

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ A tiered list of potential Falcons who could find themselves in Orlando next year. Happy Pro Bowl season! It’s always an honor when a player from your team is selected to play in the Pro Bowl, and it’s a good feeling seeing that player get recognized for his accomplishments. Beyond just good feelings, a Pro Bowl selection matters to a player’s leverage in future contract negotiations and for legacy purposes when it comes to things like Hall of Fame voting. The Falcons had three players selected to partake in the festivities this season — Julio...
The Falcoholic Jan 27, 2020
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 27

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 27

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Links: They’re for Mondays. We’re a little under a week until Super Bowl LIV in Miami, which means free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft are right around the corner. The Senior Bowl took place last weekend, so we’ve got notes on prospects and more Falcons news and notes in today’s edition of Falcoholinks. Draft history and 2020 The Atlanta Falcons will be selecting 16th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, and as in recent years past, the team’s largest needs are in the trenches. So if past is prologue, what can we glean from Thomas Dimitroff’s previous first...
ClutchPoints Jan 26, 2020
Falcons: 3 improvements Atlanta must make this offseason to rejoin the NFC’s elite

Falcons: 3 improvements Atlanta must make this offseason to rejoin the NFC’s elite

The Atlanta Falcons started the 2019 season with a miserable 1-7 record. After picking up two straight wins, they lost two in a row immediately following that. This meant their record fell to 3-9. Atlanta found a rhythm then, though. They went on to win their last four games of the season. This pushed their […] The post Falcons: 3 improvements Atlanta must make this offseason to rejoin the NFC’s elite appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2020
2020 NFL Pro Bowl Recap: AFC defeats NFC 38-33

2020 NFL Pro Bowl Recap: AFC defeats NFC 38-33

Two Falcons’ players took part in this year’s game The 2020 NFL Pro Bowl took place today in Orlando, Florida. Although the game has quickly lost its’ importance over the years, by way of the selection...
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2020
2020 Pro Bowl key information and open thread

2020 Pro Bowl key information and open thread

Don Juan Moore/ Austin Hooper and Grady Jarrett are playing in this glorified, but typically enjoyable, exhibition. It’s Pro Bowl day, so soon after the Senior Bowl. While the latter is aimed at helping teams discover future stars, the former is aimed at recognizing them. This time out, the Falcons will have two players in the actual game. Julio Jones declined to play this time out, but Austin Hooper and Grady Jarrett will be in it, and both are mighty deserving choices. With any luck, we’ll get to see Hooper reel in a touchdown, as he did several times this year, and see Jarrett...
ClutchPoints Jan 26, 2020
Atlanta Falcons: 1 player who could be a surprise roster cut this offseason

Atlanta Falcons: 1 player who could be a surprise roster cut this offseason

The Atlanta Falcons failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season in 2019. With the offseason looming, the Falcons are going to have some tough decisions to make. Despite missing the playoffs, head coach Dan Quinn seemingly saved his job with how Atlanta finished the season. After going 1-7 in their first eight […] The post Atlanta Falcons: 1 player who could be a surprise roster cut this offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Jan 26, 2020
5 Senior Bowl prospects to watch for the Falcons

5 Senior Bowl prospects to watch for the Falcons

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Players who fit what the Falcons like, and ones they’ve shown interest in. The Senior Bowl is over, but no doubt the Falcons will occupy themselves with the conversations and closer looks at prospects they got over the last week until the Combine, and perhaps beyond. For those who have missed all the talk about the Senior Bowl in recent days, the Falcons have drafted at least one Senior Bowler in each season Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have worked together. Last year, they drafted two in the first round, which means you really do want...
The Falcoholic Jan 25, 2020
Your 2020 Senior Bowl open thread

Your 2020 Senior Bowl open thread

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Senior Bowl enthusiasts, assemble! If you’re the sort of person who plans to watch the Senior Bowl today, this is the open thread for you. If history is our guide, the Falcons will certainly draft at least one player from the Senior Bowl, if not several. It tends to be Thomas Dimitroff’s playground when it comes to prospects, meaning it’s probably worth watching the lines and secondary in particular. Comment away here, and we’ll be checking in many of these prospects in the weeks and months ahead.

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