5:30 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
Cover 9@9: Julio Jones and Antonio Brown makes no sense

Cover 9@9: Julio Jones and Antonio Brown makes no sense

Good morning! Welcome to the Cover 9@9 blog. It’s our weekly list of nine things at 9 a.m. Wednesday that you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcoholic 3 hours ago

PFWA gives Falcons’ Julio Jones All-NFL and All-NFC honors, snubs Matt Ryan

Julio deserves the recognition, but so does Ryan. Julio Jones had a spectacular season, and the Pro Football Writers of America recognized his accomplishments by bestowing All-NFL and All-NFC honors on the wide receiver for the 2018 season. But they snubbed the hell out of Matt...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8 hours ago

The Bow Tie Chronicles:  A look at the defensive line

In the 106th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles episode, we discuss the Takkarist McKinley situation in Los Angeles and move into our offseason position-by-position analysis of the defensive line. Also, we discuss throwing a 60th birthday party for former Falcons coach Mike Smith, wide receiver Calvin...

More Falcons Rumors & News

The Falcoholic 1 hour ago
How the Falcons offensive line could and should shake out in 2019

How the Falcons offensive line could and should shake out in 2019

Will the Falcons truly turn over three spots on the offensive line, or will they try to make real improvements at two? The Falcons’ offensive line was one of the great strengths of the team throughout much of their magical 2016 run, but the number of times it has been a genuine asset instead of a liability over the last decade-plus is quite low. Atlanta heads into 2019 with Jake Matthews as a slam dunk top option at left tackle and Alex Mack as a still rock solid pivot, albeit one who is aging. Beyond that, they don’t have a single 2018 starter that is guaranteed to return, leaving the...

McKinley is fine, back home in Oakland

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley returned to Oakland after an evaluation by Los Angeles Police on Tuesday.
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago
“Real chance” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy cut by Buccaneers

“Real chance” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy cut by Buccaneers

The Falcons are obviously in desperate need to add talent to both the lines this offseason. Former third overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft may see his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers end. After 123 games and an impressive 54.5 sacks, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound interior lineman may be on the lookout for a new team. This should be exciting for Falcons fans. Per Jenna Laine of ESPN, the new coaching staff may have better use for McCoy’s cap space. Gerald McCoy, who is due to make $13 million next year (none guaranteed) if he remains on the roster, would line up on the outside as a...
New Orleans answers Atlanta: “Don’t be mad at us that (Falcons) suck”

New Orleans answers Atlanta: “Don’t be mad at us that (Falcons) suck”

The headline today online from the New Orleans Advocate declares: “Atlanta mayor says ‘it was a joke’ after Saints Super Bowl comment sparks outrage.”

Five things to know about the Falcons

The Falcons are in the evaluation of the roster period after head coach Dan Quinn has reconfigured his coaching staff.
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago
Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is a playmaker

Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is a playmaker

Hindsight on the gift that fell into the Falcons’ lap on draft night 2018. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley established himself quite well in Year 1 of his NFL career after being selected by the Falcons with the No. 26 overall pick. No one expected it. Not me, not the writers on the Falcoholic staff, not the Falcons fan base. But lo and behold, as the clock on the 26th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft dwindled down, the Atlanta Falcons found a prospect on the board who was considered the best at his position by plenty of draft prognosticators and decided to shoot their shot. Entering...
The Falcoholic 9 hours ago
The Falcoholic’s 2018 Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Line

The Falcoholic’s 2018 Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Line

A unit which struggled for the most part. The Atlanta Falcons came into the 2018 season expecting to field an upper-echelon offensive line, but were left disappointed after injuries and unexpected poor play saw the unit implode in front of Matt Ryan’s very eyes. The game of football is won and lost in the trenches, and with the offensive line taking a considerable step back as a whole in 2018, it’s not a surprise that the team lost more than it won. The offense was still top 10 in scoring with 25.9 points per game, but only averaged 16.2 points per game during the team’s...
The Falcoholic 11 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Dive in to some mid-week links. The NFL’s Conference Championship games are this Sunday, and our last, best hope to keep the Saints out of the Super Bowl in Atlanta falls to the Los Angeles Rams. It’s a tall order to snag a win in New Orleans, but if any team is equipped to do it it’s the Rams and their high-scoring offense. On the Falcons’ front, we’re still sifting through all of the offseason stories and spotlights, and we’re bringing them to you in this handy news round-up format. Read on for Wednesday’s Falcoholinks. Farewell, Smitty Mike Smith, one of the most...
FOX Sports 17 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons DE McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley detained by L.A. police, being mentally evaluated

Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley detained by L.A. police, being mentally evaluated

Another NFL player has reportedly been involved in an incident at a hotel. This time it’s Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley, who has been detained by authorities in Los Angeles and is currently undergoing a mental evaluation, per TMZ Sports. Details of the incident are hard to come by as of the moment, but a […] The post Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley detained by L.A. police, being mentally evaluated appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Austin Hooper going to first Pro Bowl

Austin Hooper going to first Pro Bowl

Falcons tight end Austin Hooper, who’s in his third year in the NFL, was named to replace Eagles tight end Zach Ertz in the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
The Falcoholic 21 hours ago
Falcons TE Austin Hooper headed to the Pro Bowl

Falcons TE Austin Hooper headed to the Pro Bowl

He’s done it! After previously being selected as an alternate for this year’s Pro Bowl, Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper will now participate in the game. It’s been announced that the 3rd-year tight end will replace Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz on the NFC Roster. Hooper finished the 2018 season as the 4th best tight end in terms of receptions, and 7th in receiving yards. Hooper’s 2018 season has by far been his best, as many fans entered the season questioning his role in the offense. Since then, Hooper has silenced his critics by putting up career-highs in targets (88),...
Report: McKinley detained, undergoing mental evaluation

Report: McKinley detained, undergoing mental evaluation

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley was detained by Los Angeles police and is undergoing a mental evaluation, TMZ Sports reported Tuesday.
Ridley named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team; Jones All-NFL

Ridley named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team; Jones All-NFL

Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley was named to the All-Rookie team by the Professional Football Writer of America on Tuesday.

Falcons Player News

  • 3 Julio Jones

    Julio Jones

    PFWA gives Falcons’ Julio Jones All-NFL and All-NFC honors, snubs Matt Ryan

  • 3 Austin Hooper

    Austin Hooper

    Austin Hooper going to first Pro Bowl

  • 2 Matt Ryan

    Matt Ryan

    PFWA gives Falcons’ Julio Jones All-NFL and All-NFC honors, snubs Matt Ryan

  • 2 Calvin Ridley

    Calvin Ridley

    Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is a playmaker

  • 2 Takkarist McKinley

    Takkarist McKinley

    Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley detained by L.A. police, being mentally evaluated

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