12:12 PM EDT, Sat April 20, 2019
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Poll: Who was the Falcons’ best 4th rounder ever?

Poll: Who was the Falcons’ best 4th rounder ever?

We think we know who it is, but you might disagree! It’s polling season here at The Falcoholic, and we’re moving right along to survey the team’s history of fourth-round picks. It’s gets a little dicier as you continue on with the draft rounds, as there are less and less good players to choose from just by the quality of players you can typically find in the fourth round. The Falcons haven’t been half bad here at all recently, with the most notable fourth-round selection Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman out of Florida State. While he missed most of 2018 with injury, he’s...
2 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons visit U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Atlanta Falcons visit U.S. Military Academy at West Point

The Falcons are trying to achieve the goals of learning, practicing, and furthering the qualities of leadership. Members of the Atlanta Falcons organization spent two days this offseason visiting the U.S. Military Academy at West Point located in West Point, NY. From April 10 through 11, Falcons’ players, coaches, and front office members had the opportunity to thank individuals within the Academy for all that they do, as well as partake in leadership activities and learn more about the history of West Point. Dan Quinn, the recipient of the NFL’s 2016 Salute to Service...
4 hours ago
What a LB at 14 would mean for the Falcons

What a LB at 14 would mean for the Falcons

It’s out there, but it could happen. Okay, let’s get wild. Who might the Falcons take? One of the Devins. Devin White is an LSU linebacker, making him such a Dan Quinn pick that it almost cannot happen, and that’s before we even get to his athletic profile. White is fast, fluid, and has the makeup of a playmaker at the NFL level, even if his instincts and tackling lag behind. He could be—even should be—an impact player at the next level. Bush is a more refined player, and his ability in coverage and agility would make him a deeply intriguing fit for the Falcons. He’s also...
21 hours ago
Checking on the Falcons roster ahead of the NFL Draft

Checking on the Falcons roster ahead of the NFL Draft

The Falcons have made a number of minor signings of late. What has changed with the roster? In late March, we checked in on the status of the Falcons roster, which was still riddled with holes both major and minor. Fast forward a couple of weeks and the Falcons have signed key depth at a handful of positions and added two starting-caliber players to the defense, perhaps signaling that they’re ready to break out of the needs-based draft mold they’ve spent most of the Thomas Dimtiroff era existing in. Let’s take a closer look. Current Falcons roster QB Matt Ryan QB Matt Schaub QB...
Apr 19, 2019
Atlanta Falcons 2019 Mock Draft - 6.0

Atlanta Falcons 2019 Mock Draft - 6.0

One final swing at the Falcons projected draft haul. The 2019 NFL Draft is in sight. So here is my final crack at how the Falcons 2019 draft haul may look. For a team that had little cap space at the beginning of the offseason, the Atlanta Falcons have strung together a number of interesting signings that shored up depth at several spots on the roster and formulated a sense of flexibility for the upcoming draft. Of course, draft season is not it’s normal self unless there is an exuberance of draft rumors and smokescreens. There has been plenty of those floating around what the Falcons...
Apr 19, 2019
Report: Falcons sign ex-Falcons DT Ra’Shede Hageman

Report: Falcons sign ex-Falcons DT Ra’Shede Hageman

It’s a somewhat surprising reunion between the team and the second-round pick they released two years ago. The Falcons have surprised us repeatedly this offseason, mostly by adding depth we didn’t expect them to add ahead of the draft and re-adding the likes of Adrian Clayborn. Mostly they’ve been surprises that were well-received across the fanbase, but this one’s inevitably going to get more of a mixed reception. The Falcons have reportedly brought back Ra’Shede Hageman, their former second-round pick who was charged with and eventually pled guilty to domestic violence charges....
Apr 19, 2019
Weighing in on the Falcons 2019 schedule

Weighing in on the Falcons 2019 schedule

Our staff roundtable covers the games we’re most looking forward to, the ones we dread, and our overall thoughts. How are we feeling about the newly released 2019 Falcons schedule? Let’s find out. Dave Choate Game I Can’t Wait For: vs. Rams, Week 7 Game I Dread: @Saints, Week 10 Irresponsibly Early Prediction: 9-7 I’m not ready to get overly excited about this team’s prospects until at least after the draft, but this schedule’s not going to fill me with dread. Having a bye right before a road game against the Saints is a good thing, given that those are almost always miserable...
Apr 19, 2019
Expect the Falcons to draft OL, possibly plural, in the first 3 rounds

Expect the Falcons to draft OL, possibly plural, in the first 3 rounds

The clues have been myriad, and for once we can’t call it all a smokescreen. It may or may not be the priority for you when the draft arrives next week, but for the Atlanta Falcons, it looks like the line is going to be an early pick. Or even two. The evidence for this is not concrete, but it all points in the same direction. The Falcons invested significantly in short-term solutions at guard, but Wes Schweitzer is a free agent after next year and Brandon Fusco is similarly only around for (at most) another year or two. There’s no backup center for Alex Mack on the roster, unless Adam...
Apr 18, 2019
Falcons Throwback Thursday: Remembering former DE Claude Humphrey

Falcons Throwback Thursday: Remembering former DE Claude Humphrey

Reminisce about the Falcons of old, this time with a Hall of Famer. Hey Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s Throwback Thursday series. This weekly segment highlights a former Atlanta Falcons player and discusses their life and what they did for the franchise. Whether you’ve been a fan since the inaugural season, or just became a fan recently, this series will give insight on players from the past. This week we will be focusing on defensive end Claude Humphrey. Claude B. Humphrey was born on June 29, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee. Humphrey...
Apr 18, 2019
Report: Falcons and Julio Jones close on new deal

Report: Falcons and Julio Jones close on new deal

Per Jeff Schultz of The Athletic, Jones could have a pay bump within the next few weeks. Thanks to increased cap space and greater spending on wide receivers, we have seen the same Julio Jones story for the past year. Jones, easily the best wide receiver in the NFL, saw his record-breaking contract eclipsed by countless of other pass catchers. He is currently 12th in average salary per year, sandwiched between Stefon Diggs and Allen Robinson. The Falcons certainly want to get Jones an extension to keep him in Atlanta past 2020. Good teams don’t play hardball with their generational...
Apr 18, 2019
The Falcons only play 3 outdoor games in 2019

The Falcons only play 3 outdoor games in 2019

Atlanta’s schedule isn’t easy, but there’s one huge favorable aspect to the slate that can’t be overlooked. The 2019 Falcons schedule has its share of tough games, divisional gauntlets, and even one or two games that look very easy on paper. For all that, though, there’s one massive advantage for Atlanta that we overlooked when the schedule was first released. Simply put, the Falcons are going to be playing indoors a lot in 2019. .@AtlantaFalcons do not play outdoors until week 11, November 17th. Never seen a scheduling quirk quite like this before. Welcome to the Dome Patrol...
Apr 18, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the news you need for Thursday, Apr. 18

Falcoholinks: All the news you need for Thursday, Apr. 18

Links you can rely on. Come one, come all, for some Falcons links on this fine Thursday morning. We are one week away from the NFL Draft. The Falcons schedule is out! The schedule dropped, and as you’d expect, it’s an interesting slate. The Falcons have a lot of games against the AFC and some genuine contenders early in the year before their bye carries them into a stretch that features five consecutive NFC South games. It’s not an easy schedule, but I do think it’s a manageable one if this team’s talent upgrades to this point (to say nothing of the draft) wind up being...
Apr 18, 2019
NFL Schedule Release: Falcons season an uphill climb at first glance

NFL Schedule Release: Falcons season an uphill climb at first glance

Every week will be a legitimate battle when the season gets underway. The 2019 NFL schedules are officially out in the world, and the Atlanta Falcons know exactly when and where they’ll need to be for game days this fall. The good news is that the Falcons, as they always do, have a good chance in every game they play in. They’re a really good football team at full strength and have a pretty complete roster and revamped coaching staff to work with now. But the hard part is they’ve gotten a bit of the short end of the stick with their schedule draw. This is as hard a schedule as...
Apr 17, 2019
Atlanta Falcons 2019 Schedule Released

Atlanta Falcons 2019 Schedule Released

It’s here! It’s finally here! We’ve known the Falcons’ 2019 opponents for a while now, but now we know when they games will take place. The Atlanta Falcons’ 2019 schedule has been revealed, and can be found below. Football is coming. Full Schedule ➡️https://t.co/vNuHMKwxTs pic.twitter.com/Xb91bWV7dB— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 17, 2019 Schedule: Week 1: at. Minnesota Vikings — Sunday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Sunday Night Football, September 15, 8:20 p.m. Week 3: at. Indianapolis Colts — Sunday, September 22, 1:00...
Apr 17, 2019
The Falcoholic Live: Ep71 - 7-Round Mock Draft & Schedule Release

The Falcoholic Live: Ep71 - 7-Round Mock Draft & Schedule Release

Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live as they go through a LIVE 7-round mock draft for the Falcons and break down Atlanta’s 2019 schedule, starting at 8:10 PM ET. Watch the show below beginning at 8:10 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to Episode 71 of The Falcoholic Live! On tonight’s show, we’ll be conducting a live 7-round mock draft for the Falcons using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine. Kevin, Eric, and Adnan will be breaking down the players available in each round and making the picks with input from you, the viewers! To finish the show, we’ll be breaking down the...