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The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

2017 Falcons schedule: The Miami Dolphins follow the bye in Week 6

The Falcons fight their second AFC East battle in three weeks.

Atlanta’s jaunt through the AFC East will bring a much-anticipated Super Bowl rematch, but before that, Atlanta gets a crack at the other teams in the division. I don’t anticipate it’ll be the cakewalk it would have been in years past, and a big part of that is because the Dolphins have improved.

While they lost some solid players this offseason, Miami’s got a capable quarterback, well-regarded young coach, and some...

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Edgerrin James: Hopefully Falcons take good care of Devonta Freeman

Edgerrin James: Hopefully Falcons take good care of Devonta Freeman

The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

Falcons training camp: Duke Riley’s battle for a starting job

The gifted young linebacker seems destined for a starting job, but will he get it?

The linebacker battle doesn’t carry the straightforward stakes of the right guard battle, but it does feature two quality young players fighting for a larger share of the playing time pie at the position.

The Falcons figure to have one of their best young linebacker groups in recent memory regardless of whether Duke Riley or Kemal Ishmael wins the weak side job, but they are different players (Riley’s...

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Countdown to Camp: Day 3 – What will MVP Matt Ryan do for an encore?

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan after OTAs on Thursday, June 1 2017. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com) Each day leading up to the start of training camp, we’ll look at a major issue that faces the Falcons and head coach Dan Quinn as he’s set to enter his third season with the team. FLOWERY BRANCH — Quarterback Matt Ryan, the first NFL most valuable player in Falcons franchise history, is preparing for his 10th season with the Falcons. He will lead the team into their new...

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James Rael

Keep a close eye on the relationship between Atlanta Falcons linebackers Deion Jones and Duke Riley

Fact: Deion Jones’ spirit animal is Olaf from “Frozen”

The Atlanta Falcons have completely revamped their linebacker corps. They’ve turned it into a respectable unit with fast and physical players galore! Given that the Falcons were struggling to piece together an NFL caliber linebacker corps just a few years ago, it’s actually quite remarkable what Quinn and his staff have accomplished. In April the Falcons added another talented young linebacker: Duke Riley.

Falcoholic alumnus...

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Dave Choate

Nominate the best Falcons on defense and special teams from 1971-1980

We’re digging deep and unearthing some franchise legends.

We put together a nominee list for the 1971-1980 Falcons offense, and while there are some shining stars in that group, nobody’s going to confuse it with the best offense Atlanta’s ever had. This defense and special teams group, though? Different story.

This is one hell of a defense, frankly. Some of the names below are arguably the best ever to suit up at their respective positions as Falcons, including Tommy Nobis and...

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Ranking the 12 best receivers the Falcons will go up against in 2017

Where do Mike Evans and Dez Bryant rank among the 12 best receivers the Falcons will face?

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Ranking the opponents: Here are the 12 best receivers the Falcons will face in 2017

Where do Mike Evans and Dez Bryant rank among the 12 best receivers the Falcons will face?

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Matthew Tabeek

Ranking the opponents: Here are the 12 best receivers the Falcons will face in 2017

Where do Mike Evans and Dez Bryant rank among the 12 best receivers the Falcons will face?

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Matthew Chambers

AJC: Falcons forcing fans to purchase PSLs; no single game tickets will be sold

While fans love the new high-tech stadiums, they have been coming at the cost of personal seat licenses.

It has turned into the cost of doing business. Every new stadium has all the bells and whistles, but typically at a substantial cost to local taxpayers and fans through PSLs. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution chides the team for celebrating their cheap concession prices while asking fans to cough a premium of up to $45,000 per seat.

There will be no sale of single-game...

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Falcons rookie profile: Why Sean Harlow could push Wes Schweitzer, Ben Garland at guard

The aspect of Sean Harlow's game that truly stands out is his run blocking.

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Will McFadden

Falcons rookie profile: Why Sean Harlow could push Wes Schweitzer, Ben Garland at guard

The aspect of Sean Harlow's game that truly stands out is his run blocking.

The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

The best wins of the Mike Smith era: Last second heroics against the Bears in 2008

When the Mike Smith era just made sense.

The Atlanta Falcons didn’t have a lot of iconic wins in the Mike Smith era, but they won a lot of games. Few were more important than the team’s sixth game of Smitty’s first season, which they won in truly thrilling fashion.

It’s easy to forget this now, but we were all trying to figure out how good Matt Ryan was at this point. Yours truly had been dead-set against the team drafting him, preferring they take Glenn Dorsey (oh no) or Jake Long...

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Falcons rookie profile: Duke Riley reunites with Deion Jones to provide speed at linebacker

One trait really stands out when studying this rookie linebacker: Speed.

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Atlanta Falcons 2017 Most Improved Area: Defensive Line

Each offseason, every NFL team focuses on at least one area in need of an upgrade. So what aspect of the Atlanta Falcons is looking better these days? Training camp begins later this month for all 32 NFL teams. So that means another preview series from End Zone Score. Dating back to early March, we have taken time to look at each club’s best offseason addition. We even dabbled into some pertinent and historical numbers and previewed an up-and-coming player for each franchise. Contrary to...

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Will McFadden

Falcons rookie profile: Duke Riley reunites with Deion Jones to provide speed at linebacker

One trait really stands out when studying this rookie linebacker: Speed.

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Dave Choate

Falcons 2017 schedule: The bye week lands an awkward time in Week 5

The Falcons won’t have the luxury of a late bye. Let’s talk about it.

The Falcons will have just four games before they hit their 2017 bye week. Only one of those games, against the always dangerous Packers, figures to be one of their toughest of the year. That means they’ll have a full three quarters of the season still to go when they get back from their break.

It’s not backbreaking by any stretch of the imagination, but a year ago, the bye came late enough in the year to give the...

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Countdown to Camp: Day 4 – Deion Jones to follow up All-rookie season

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Deion Jones (45) works on his kick blocking skills during an NFL football practice Friday, July 29, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Each day leading up to the start of training camp, we’ll look at a major issue that faces the Falcons and head coach Dan Quinn as he’s set to enter his third season with the team. FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are counting on the “Beasley-Jarrett Factor” to help improve their defense at key...

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James Rael

Will this be Raheem Morris’ last season with the Atlanta Falcons?

Fact: Raheem Morris helped design the costumes for the movie “Cast Away”

Atlanta Falcons “passing game coordinator” Raheem Morris is one of Dan Quinn’s favorites. You’re probably familiar with their lengthy history, but I’ll recap it briefly: Morris played safety for the Hofstra “Pride” (archrival of the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens) in the mid-90s. Quinn was their defensive line coach. When Morris became a graduate assistant at Hofstra in 1998, Quinn was still on their...

The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

Nominate your choices for the 1971-1980 All-Falcons offense

Check out the legends, both remembered and forgotten, on this list.

We are now officially leaving the portion of Falcons football that I directly watched as a child of the 80s, which means we’ll be putting together these rosters based on stats, highlight reels, years played, and the guidance of fans who have been around longer than me. I welcome this challenge with open arms.

Today, we’ll nominate the best Falcons offense from the 1971-1980 period. There are some very familiar names...

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