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The Falcoholic 2 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons talk: How can this team beat the Patriots?

Atlanta Falcons talk: How can this team beat the Patriots?

Stellar defense? Great offense? There are a few different ways to beat the New England Patriots, at least on paper. You could harass Tom Brady, eke out just enough offense to win, and stymie the Patriots’ high-flying aerial attack, as the Jets almost did. Or you could outgun them, as the Chiefs and Panthers did. If we’re being honest, the latter is the only sensible road to victory. It certainly will be for the Falcons, as well. To beat New England, the Falcons will need to be able to move the ball at will against their miserable defense, running effectively with Devonta Freeman and...
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago
Injury update: the New England Patriots will be missing most of their cornerbacks

Injury update: the New England Patriots will be missing most of their cornerbacks

Please try passing the ball, Steve Sarkisian. I’m calling it now: Sunday’s game will make or break Atlanta’s season. Their odds of making the playoffs drop significantly if they fall to 3-3, especially in the likely situation where the Carolina Panthers beat the Chicago Bears. This should not only be a revenge game, but Atlanta needs to get back on track after a few duds. What could be helpful is the New England Patriots defense is objectively terrible. What’s even more helpful is they are already down two cornerbacks while the Atlanta Falcons get Mohamed Sanu back. No Stephon...
The Falcoholic 8 hours ago
Falcons injury report: Jordan Tripp is out, Mohamed Sanu will be back without limitations

Falcons injury report: Jordan Tripp is out, Mohamed Sanu will be back without limitations

The Falcons are getting healthy for a tilt against the Patriots, which is an ideal time. We’re not 100% sure yet that the Falcons will get their #2 receiver and a valuable rotational defensive lineman back against the New England Patriots, but it’s looking pretty good, especially for Mohamed Sanu. That’s something to feel optimistic about. The only player who is listed as out is Jordan Tripp, who is in the league’s concussion protocol. Tripp is a full-time special teamer and the Falcons can live without him for at least one week, thankfully, and Jermaine Grace will likely step...
The Falcoholic 9 hours ago
Falcons offense vs Patriots defense: Will this be a bounce back game for the O?

Falcons offense vs Patriots defense: Will this be a bounce back game for the O?

God let’s hope so The time has come for the dreaded rematch from the game we shall not mention. The Falcons will look for revenge (or so the narrative goes) as they travel to Boston to take on the New England Patriots. The Patriots defense looks vulnerable this year, so will this be a bounce-back game for a Falcons offense that has struggled to score consistently the past several games? Note: Assessments based on PFF Edge scoring In the trenches The Falcons offensive line has been one of the better ranked units in the NFL, but they’ve had some challenges the last few weeks. Against...
Blogging Dirty 10 hours ago

The answer is Julio Jones, now what’s your question

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones as yet to score a touchdown this season. Will that change on Sunday? History tells us that it is in the Falcons best interest if Jones can get into the end zone. My wife has been a fan of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones since he entered the […] The answer is Julio Jones, now what’s your question - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic 10 hours ago
Falcons vs. Patriots: By the Numbers stats preview

Falcons vs. Patriots: By the Numbers stats preview

The 3-2 Falcons head to Foxborough to face the 4-2 Patriots on SNF. Let’s see how these teams compare statistically. We’ve finally reached what is arguably the biggest game on the Falcons’ 2017 regular season schedule. The long-awaited Super Bowl rematch is coming up in just a few days. However, these two teams are clearly quite different than when they last met in February. Atlanta’s historic offense has lost some of its potency, and the team as a whole has been playing sloppy football. Meanwhile, the Patriots’ defense has fallen off a cliff, and the team has been struggling to...
ATL All Day 11 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons: Super Bowl Rematch Preview and Prediction

The Atlanta Falcons have dropped two games in a row and are now going to have to face Tom Brady at home in a Super Bowl re-match. Are the Falcons going to drop their third straight game? The Atlanta Falcons are going to have to deal with a lot of collapse questions again this week […] Atlanta Falcons: Super Bowl Rematch Preview and Prediction - ATL All Day - ATL All Day - An Atlanta Sports Site - Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia State Panthers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and More
The Falcoholic 11 hours ago
Grady Jarrett leads NFL in run stuffs

Grady Jarrett leads NFL in run stuffs

The 24 year-old defensive tackle has been one of Atlanta’s best defensive players this year. It feels like just a few years ago Grady Jarrett was too small to be an impact player. He made a huge impression after being drafted all the way down in the fifth round of the draft. Now he’s one of Atlanta’s best defensive linemen, and easily one of the league’s best, young tackles. NFL godfather Gil Brant has Jarrett leading the league in run stuffs. Most run stuffs (thru Wk 6)Jarrett 7.5Woodyard 6.5S Thomas 6.5Ogbah 6.5C. Peters 6.5T. Smith 6C. Jones 6D. Lee 6Bostic 6Bennett 6— Gil...
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
It’s Time for the Falcons to Bring Back Dwight Freeney

It’s Time for the Falcons to Bring Back Dwight Freeney

Free-nay! Free-he-he-he-nay! It’s time to make the Freeney call. Sometimes, when you bring back something that’s been gone for a while, it goes poorly. Ask the folks behind Jurassic Park (and World), the fans of any game show revival ever or Matt Chambers when he cracks out his bucket hat and puka shells to try and “be cool” (Hey, Matt, we still think you’re an All Star. Get your game on. Go, play). The Atlanta Falcons might want to consider bringing back an old friend, though, considering how the 2017 season has gone. Thomas Dimitroff, Dan Quinn, and all other Falcons decision...
The Falcoholic 14 hours ago
Falcons vs. Patriots: Fascinating Four for Week 7

Falcons vs. Patriots: Fascinating Four for Week 7

Forget about looking for revenge. The Falcons need a win to revitalize their season. The most highly anticipated regular season game is here. It comes at an opportune time for both teams. Bill Belichick and Dan Quinn realize that their respective teams have underperformed this season. While New England’s defense continues to allow big plays, the Falcons’ offense is struggling to produce them. It’s been a surprising turn of events for both teams, as they should be playing much better. There is positive news for the Falcons heading into this pivotal game. Mohamed Sanu and Courtney...
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
Falcons-Patriots Week 6 schedule, location, channel, announcers, and odds

Falcons-Patriots Week 6 schedule, location, channel, announcers, and odds

It’s a battle of two 3-2 teams who should be among the NFL’s best. The Atlanta Falcons haven’t played up to their considerable potential just yet, though we all hope they will. The same is true of the New England Patriots, which makes this an excellent opportunity for one of these two teams to get on track. The loser, however, will be sitting at .500 and facing even more doubt, which is not an ideal place to be. Let me be honest: I think Atlanta can win this football game. That doesn’t mean they will, but we’ve seen some of the worst football they can reasonably offer with a...
The Falcoholic 18 hours ago
The Falcoholic is 11 years old today

The Falcoholic is 11 years old today

The Atlanta Falcons have changed a lot in the last decade-plus, and so have we. Just a little housekeeping item this morning: We are 11 years old today, and still are not old enough to drive. Alas, we’ll get there. On October 20th, 2006, I welcomed the small handful of readers I’d have in the first year of The Falcoholic aboard. A few days later, I’d cover my first Falcons game, a 41-38 overtime triumph over the Pittsburgh Steelers that featured Michael Vick having one of his better games of the season, a Morten Andersen overtime field goal to win the thing, and not a whole lot of...
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2017
Chiefs vs. Raiders Week 7 Thursday Night Football open thread and key info

Chiefs vs. Raiders Week 7 Thursday Night Football open thread and key info

Here’s what you’ll need for tonight’s game. Tonight’s game has real AFC West implications, and while we couldn’t possibly care less about that as Falcons fans, it may end up mattering the Super Bowl. You know, think big. The Chiefs are one of the best teams in football, with a dynamic rookie back, steady and somehow improving veteran at quarterback, and a terrific defense. They’ll be making a deep playoff push in the AFC, one way or the other, and Oakland is really more of an annoyance than anything. A win is the only way Oakland is going to stay in this thing, too. The Raiders...
Blogging Dirty Oct 19, 2017

Just when they think they are out, the Falcons are pulled back in

Atlanta Falcons: The New England Patriots are reportedly not allowed to talk about Super Bowl LI, while the Falcons would rather not. The New England Patriots are reportedly not allowed to talk about Super Bowl LI, while the Atlanta Falcons would rather not, were it not that they’re constantly asked about it, even months after […] Just when they think they are out, the Falcons are pulled back in - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2017
Dan Quinn tries to get the offense fired up with another blood sacrifice

Dan Quinn tries to get the offense fired up with another blood sacrifice

This is why you don’t make Dan Quinn mad. Reporter: “Are you happy with the number of touches Julio is getting?” Quinn: “No, and the reason I say that is that he's such a factor. Julio needs to be the focal point of the offense.” Quinn was visibly angry. The Falcons had another second-half collapse. And not against the league’s best team. The Miami Dolphins. With Jay Cutler. At home. After a bye week. This was simply unacceptable. The Falcons had a huge lead, and failed to either run the ball or get the ball to the league’s best wide receiver. That should be the identity of...
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 19, 2017

Falcons Worked Out 6 Players

According to Howard Balzer, the Atlanta Falcons brought in six free agents for workouts on Wednesday. The full list includes: DE Ricky Ali’ifua TE Anthony Firkser DT Joey Ivie DT Nigel Williams FB Malcolm Johnson LB Kevin Snyder Of this group, the Falcons signed Ivie to their practice squad. Johnson, 24, is a former sixth-round … The post Falcons Worked Out 6 Players appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2017
If you could steal one Patriot and add him to the Falcons roster, who would it be?

If you could steal one Patriot and add him to the Falcons roster, who would it be?

There’s an obvious answer. With a matchup against the Patriots looming, it’s natural to take a look at that roster and see who you might covet, were you feeling covetous. Now ask yourself who you’d take on this Falcons roster, if you had the opportunity to do so. It’s not that this roster isn’t studded with talent—even the defense has quite a bit, despite their awful start—but there’s only one player who isn’t as old as Tom Brady who very clearly elevates the struggling Falcons offense. With the understanding that I think Rob Gronkowski is at best extremely unbright, I...
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2017
162 players have more red zone targets than Julio Jones

162 players have more red zone targets than Julio Jones

You can set your watch to Falcons coaches saying they will get Julio the ball in the red zone. The Atlanta Falcons have most likely the very best wide receiver in the league. Julio Jones is on offensive coordinator number four, and no one has tried giving him a shot in the red zone. It’s actually getting absurd. There are 162 NFL players that have multiple red zone targets this season. Falcons WR Julio Jones has just one.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 19, 2017 How do you give Julio only one red zone target in five games? We have seen the same excuses every season. First,...
Blogging Dirty Oct 19, 2017

Atlanta Falcons sign former Denver Broncos defensive lineman

Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported the Atlanta Falcons have signed former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin. The #Falcons have signed DL Ahtyba Rubin, formerly of the #Seahawks and the #Broncos. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 19, 2017 Rubin, originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns before […] Atlanta Falcons sign former Denver Broncos defensive lineman - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Oct 19, 2017
Falcons sign DT Ahtyba Rubin, waive DT Taniela Tupou

Falcons sign DT Ahtyba Rubin, waive DT Taniela Tupou

The Falcons bring in the ex-Seahawk, who’s known for his run-stuffing, to shore up their depth on the defensive line. After getting gashed by the run repeatedly over the last two games, and with the loss of Jack Crawford to injury, the Falcons were in a bad spot with their defensive tackle depth. Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe are both playing well, but they simply don’t have the guys behind them with Upshaw still recovering from injury. To remedy that situation, the Falcons have signed the recently-released DT Ahtyba Rubin, who last played for the Broncos (2017) and Seahawks...

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