3:01 PM EST, Mon November 23, 2020
The Falcoholic 12 mins ago
Falcons are projected to pick 9th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft after Week 11

Falcons are projected to pick 9th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft after Week 11

Photo by Chris Graythen/ After a thorough shellacking at the hands of the Saints, the 3-7 Falcons managed to slightly improve their draft standing. Atlanta is now projected to hold the 9th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after Week 11. After raising hopes with an inspiring 3-1 run under interim head coach Raheem Morris, the Falcons plummeted back down to earth against the Saints on Sunday. The offense was a disaster, and the defense reverted to some of its worst habits against a New Orleans offense helmed by backup QB Taysom Hill. It was a thoroughly ugly game made...
The Falcoholic 3 hours ago
Falcons vs. Saints: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after Week 11 road loss

Falcons vs. Saints: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after Week 11 road loss

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Dirk Koetter is deathly allergic to barbecue sauce It’s hard to wrap your mind around a loss like that. The Falcons have looked like a much better football team since they let Dan Quinn go. Then yesterday happened. It’s anyone’s guess what this team is actually capable of, but right now they are not in a good place. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst individual performances from the Falcons’ Week 11 road loss. 3 Falcons Up Younghoe Koo Koo converted all 3 on his field goal attempts, including a 52 yarder....
The Falcoholic 6 hours ago
Falcoholic Podcast: Atlanta loses a stinker on the road to New Orleans

Falcoholic Podcast: Atlanta loses a stinker on the road to New Orleans

Photo by Chris Graythen/ We recap the essential end of the Falcons season on our postgame podcast. Any hopes of the Falcons sneaking their way into the playoffs took a major blow on Sunday with the loss to the Saints. With Drew Brees out and Taysom Hill starting his first NFL game, Atlanta had an opportunity to take advantage. They didn’t. Evan Birchfield joined me on the podcast to recap the game and discuss a wide range of topics including: Why Dirk Koetter is the biggest problem with this team right now The impact of Julio Jones on the offense Why Matt Ryan...
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago
Falcons - Saints Week 11 recap: Humiliation, hardship and Hill

Falcons - Saints Week 11 recap: Humiliation, hardship and Hill

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Given an opportunity to steal one from their rivals, Atlanta instead falls flat in an awful loss. The Falcons were 3-6, and so losing this game by itself would have more disappointing than crushing, so long as they managed to stay competitive. It goes without saying that they did not do so, instead losing an a fashion so embarrassing that Atlanta probably needs to revisit any and all talk of keeping their current coaching staff around. The Falcons came into this game facing a nervous reserve quarterback with something like 20 NFL...
The Falcoholic 8 hours ago
The Falcons have been shaky when Julio Jones isn’t in the game

The Falcons have been shaky when Julio Jones isn’t in the game

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Without Julio, this passing attack has repeatedly ground to a halt. There are too many lessons to take away from the latest loss to the Saints for one short article. There’s Sean Payton’s continued, frustrating dominance over the Falcons, which tells a lot about the quality of coaching and roster-building these two teams have managed over the past decade-plus. There’s Taysom Hill’s solid day against a Falcons defense that had been improving, an embarrassingly sluggish ground game, and the fact that we once again are going to need to put...