3:04 PM EST, Mon February 17, 2020
The Falcoholic 3 hours ago
What was the greatest single season by a Falcons defensive end?

What was the greatest single season by a Falcons defensive end?

Photo by George Gojkovich/ The Falcons have had some stellar ones, but if you love sacks, one stands out. We’re back to our best seasons in Falcons history series, where we’ve gone position-by-position to crown the best individual players with the best individual years. We’re done with the offense—and we’ll share the results of your voting later this week—and now it’s on to the defense. We’ll start with defensive end, where I looked through this team’s history and tried to pull out the very best seasons I could remember and/or find. There may be a little bias toward...
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago
A brief history of drafted DTs under the current Falcons regime

A brief history of drafted DTs under the current Falcons regime

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ Things have gone better here than they did at DT. Let’s roll into the next logical spot for Falcons draft history: Defensive tackle. The Falcons are in need of a bit of re-tooling along the line, thanks to attrition and some players the team simply doesn’t want back. While defensive tackle is less of an urgent need thanks to Grady Jarrett, Jacob Tuitoi-Mariner, Deadrin Senat and perhaps John Cominsky, it’s still a position group that could use more talent. Can the Falcons snag that talent in the draft? Let’s take a closer look. Draft history 2009:...
The Falcoholic 9 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Feb. 17

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Feb. 17

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Links for Presidents’ Day. Some of you have the day off, but we’re still churning away down here in The Falcoholic content mines, holiday or not. Start your Presidents’ Day with Falcoholinks and get up to speed with all of the Atlanta Falcons news and notes. Keanu Neal & year 5 Keanu Neal is entering his fifth year in Atlanta, but with his recent injury history, is there a possibility that the Falcons elect to move on prior to 2020? Here’s everything that you need to know about Keanu’s fifth year option. Arthur Blank on Devonta’s Falcons future...
The Falcoholic 19 hours ago
Matt Ryan looks to build on longest active 4,000-yard streak in 2019 (update: he did)

Matt Ryan looks to build on longest active 4,000-yard streak in 2019 (update: he did)

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Matt Ryan is a prolific passer. Matt Ryan is a prolific passer. He racks up yards in bunches, so much so that he has more yards than any player in the NFL history through his first 11 years in the league. Ryan’s numbers go under the radar because he’s not respected by large chunks of the media (or his peers) as much as he should be. But here’s the thing about numbers — they aren’t subjective in nature, they don’t care about player popularity. Here’s a strong number showcasing value — the Boston College man once went 64 straight games with at...
The Falcoholic Feb 16, 2020
Falcons-themed open thread, Sunday 2/16 edition

Falcons-themed open thread, Sunday 2/16 edition

Who was the college player who never turned out to be as good as you thought he’d be? Welcome to Sunday afternoon! Borrowing a prompt from Twitter this week because it’s a good one. Name one college football star you were sure was going to be a pro football star but that didnt, or has not yet happened. Go!— Evan Brennan (@EvanTheAgent) February 12, 2020 Who was the college player, Falcon, non-Falcon, or both, who fit this criteria for you? My answer has always been Steve Broussard, the former Washington State running back who joined the Falcons just as I was becoming a fan. I...