2:38 PM EST, Sat January 23, 2021
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Falcons hire former player Justin Peelle as TEs coach, add three defensive coaches

Falcons hire former player Justin Peelle as TEs coach, add three defensive coaches

Photo by Scott Cunningham/ Arthur Smith’s coaching staff is getting closer to completion. The Falcons have announced another round of coaching hires, one featuring a new defensive line coach, Dean Pees’ son as a defensive assistant, and...former Falcons tight end Justin Peelle as the tight ends coach. That’s a fun one. Atlanta announced Saturday that they were bringing aboard veteran defensive line coach Gary Emanuel, senior assistant Steve Hoffman, defensive assistant Matt Pees, and Peelle. They’re edging closer to filling out Arthur Smith’s full staff, with...
2 hours ago
The complete list of 2021 Atlanta Falcons free agents

The complete list of 2021 Atlanta Falcons free agents

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Atlanta has limited cap space and some tough decisions ahead. Every year, we take a closer look at every free agent who could be headed out the door for the Atlanta Falcons. With a new general manager and head coach in Flowery Branch, cap troubles to navigate through, and a long list of free agents, this year could represent a particularly large exodus. Below, you’ll find the full list of free agents and rough expectations for them. We’ll dive in to the players Atlanta should prioritize a little further down the line. Unrestricted free...
4 hours ago
Falcons 2021 coaching staff tracker

Falcons 2021 coaching staff tracker

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Here are all the coaches who have been added to the Falcons staff thus far. As the Falcons continue to build out a new coaching staff, I thought it might be helpful to see who Atlanta has hired to join new head coach Arthur Smith. This article will hopefully provide a quick and easy way to keep track of everyone. Below, you’ll find every coach the Falcons have announced to this point with their last three stops added. We’ll update this as new coaches join the Falcons, so you may want to bookmark it. Head coach Arthur...
6 hours ago
The Falcoholic staff picks: Conference Championships

The Falcoholic staff picks: Conference Championships

The Falcoholic staff makes their game predictions for the NFC and AFC Championship’s The season is over for the Atlanta Falcons but that’s okay, maybe they’ll do better next year. We’ve picked NFL games, including the Falcons, throughout the year and now we turn our sights to the AFC and NFC Championship’s. The Falcoholic staff have made their picks via Tallysight, where all of our picks and predictions will be shared throughout the season. It’s a great platform for not only making predictions, but also seeing how you stack up against professional sports writers and...
14 hours ago
Falcons retire Atlanta legend Hank Aaron’s No. 44 for 2021 season

Falcons retire Atlanta legend Hank Aaron’s No. 44 for 2021 season

The Atlanta community lost a one of the greatest icon in sports history on Friday. With the inevitable passage of time, mankind loses heroes, icons and legends. On Friday morning, it was announced that former Atlanta Braves star Henry “Hank” Aaron passed away at the age of 86. Despite playing for the small-market Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves throughout his major league career that spanned from 1954 to 1976, Aaron will be remembered as one of the true greats of the sport. To this day, Aaron still holds major league records for RBIs (2,297), total bases (6,856) and extra-base...
22 hours ago
The Falcons don’t need Derrick Henry to succeed with Arthur Smith’s offense

The Falcons don’t need Derrick Henry to succeed with Arthur Smith’s offense

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ While Arthur Smith certainly benefitted from having the NFL’s best RB in Derrick Henry at his disposal in Tennessee, the Falcons don’t need Henry to succeed with Smith’s offense. It’s been an exciting week for Falcons fans, as the team is now under the control of a new regime captained by former Saints executive Terry Fontenot at GM and former Titans OC Arthur Smith at head coach. Heading into 2021, we’re likely to see significant changes to both the offensive scheme and personnel—which would be welcome after a second-straight season of...
Jan 22, 2021
Titans wanted Dean Pees back before he signed with the Falcons

Titans wanted Dean Pees back before he signed with the Falcons

Only one team was successful in pulling him out of retirement. The Falcons pulled in a big name at defensive coordinator. And they did not just pull him out of the names of hot coaches. They pulled him out of retirement. Dean Pees, a veteran defensive coordinator with stops with the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens, and most recently the Tennessee Titans, is returning to the game to help turn around the Atlanta Falcons’ problematic defense. Pees, who worked with current head coach Arthur Smith, has decades of experience coaching up top defenses. As it turns out,...
Jan 22, 2021
Falcons Free Agency 2021: Breaking down the basics

Falcons Free Agency 2021: Breaking down the basics

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The Falcons are about to face a difficult offseason with very limited cap flexibility, but they still need to make moves in free agency. In Part 1 of our free agency series, we break down the basics including the different types of free agents and the rules around signing them. The Falcons finally have their new head coach and GM, with former Titans OC Arthur Smith and former Saints executive Terry Fontenot officially joining the team this week. We’ve also seen the hiring of the coordinators, with Dean Pees at DC, Dave Ragone at OC, and...
Jan 22, 2021
Falcons add Jets interim DC Frank Bush to staff as new linebackers coach

Falcons add Jets interim DC Frank Bush to staff as new linebackers coach

Photo by Al Pereira/ Bush is an experienced candidate, having 7 stints as a linebackers coach with other teams and 3 stints as an assistant head coach. The Falcons are adding an experienced defensive coach to their growing staff, with interim Jets defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and linebackers coach Frank Bush joining the team officially this morning. Bush will join up as the linebackers coach. In addition, the team announced they are keeping offensive assistant Danny Breyer on the staff. Breyer spent the year in that same role in 2020 on Dirk Koetter’s...
Jan 22, 2021
Falcons hiring Louisville OC Dwayne Ledford as OL coach

Falcons hiring Louisville OC Dwayne Ledford as OL coach

Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/ Instead of poaching his staff in Tennessee to fill the position, Arthur Smith has pilfered a new coach from the college ranks. The Falcons have been quickly filling their coaching staff out in recent days, and one of the biggest remaining pieces of the puzzle was offensive line coach. It was a given that Arthur Smith was going to make a change there, given that Chris Morgan had spent six seasons in Atlanta under three different offensive coordinators but was not one of Smith’s guys, and our eyes kept going to Tennessee. Smith and the Falcons...
Jan 22, 2021
Raheem Morris and Jeff Ulbrich pick up new DC jobs, Dirk Koetter retires

Raheem Morris and Jeff Ulbrich pick up new DC jobs, Dirk Koetter retires

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ These former Falcons coaches are headed to new stops. With the Falcons rebuilding their staff under new head coach Arthur Smith, it was inevitable that assistants would find new jobs. Today, let’s round up where interim head coach Raheem Morris, defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter are headed. We still don’t know where special teams coordinator Bernie Parmalee will land, as he’s listed as being on staff at the moment despite the hiring of new special teams coordinator Marquice Williams. Raheem Morris...
Jan 22, 2021
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 22

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 22

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Links for a Friday mornin’ A wild week comes to a close as the Falcons begin to round out the new coaching staff. We have news and notes on that topic as well as other stories you may have missed in today’s edition of Falcoholinks. Filling out the coaching staff It’s been a whirlwind few days for the Atlanta Falcons, first with the hiring of new head coach Arthur Smith and new general manager Terry Fontenot. With those hires comes more new hires to complete the coaching staff, and yesterday the Falcons brought in new special teams...
Jan 22, 2021
Falcons post-2020 roster review: Defensive end edition

Falcons post-2020 roster review: Defensive end edition

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Yet another disappointing season from a position group that needed to improve The Falcons needed to see a vast improvement at the defensive end position in order for the defense to take a step forward. After the initial drafting in the 1st round of both Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley, it was believed that the Falcons had two starting caliber DEs that would have long and productive careesr. Both ended up being very underwhelming and are now both no longer part of the roster. As a result, former GM Thomas Dimitroff signed Dante Fowler, Jr...
Jan 21, 2021
Falcons reportedly moving to hire Dave Ragone as OC, Dean Pees as DC under Arthur Smith

Falcons reportedly moving to hire Dave Ragone as OC, Dean Pees as DC under Arthur Smith

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The first two candidates connected to the openings on the Atlanta coaching staff appear to be the ones the Falcons are moving to hire. The first name we heard connected to the Falcons offensive coordinator opening under Arthur Smith was Bears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone. The first name we heard connected to the defensive coordinator opening was longtime Patriots, Ravens, and Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees. It now appears those names were linked to the jobs for good reason. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Falcons are moving to...
Jan 21, 2021
Falcons expected to hire Bears RBs coach Charles London as new QBs coach

Falcons expected to hire Bears RBs coach Charles London as new QBs coach

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via This is a good hint that Bears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone will be Atlanta’s next OC, but we’ll see. The Atlanta Falcons coaching staff under Arthur Smith is beginning to come together, with a crucial hire on the offensive side being reported today. NFL’s Tom Pelissero shared Wednesday that the Falcons are expected to hire Chicago Bears running backs coach Charles London as their new quarterbacks coach. The #Falcons are expected to hire Charles London as their quarterbacks coach, source said. A notable title...