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Matthew Chambers

Falcons in unprecedented position for a historic decision on the 4th pick

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New general manager Terry Fontenot will only get one shot at an opportunity like this. His decision will define his career with the Falcons and the future of the franchise.

Terry Fontenot may be surprised to find out his biggest move would come so early with the Falcons. After all, the 4th overall pick is a coveted pick but rarely one with this much intrigue or potential. Typically, the top quarterback and top overall players are off the board, and interest in...

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Brady Christensen is a perfect fit for Arthur Smith’s scheme

If you didn’t know about Brady Christensen before BYU’s pro day, you certainly do now after he posted some eye-popping numbers. Yes, there were many teams in Provo for Zach Wilson, but the overwhelming majority of the league won’t be able to take him, whereas Christensen will likely not be picked until the second day of the draft.

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Post-Free Agency 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (7 Rounds)

Fans are a bit divided on what the Falcons should do with the No. 4 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but going off of what Terry Fontenot has indicated, Atlanta will be choosing the best player available no matter what the position.

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NFC South Free Agency Rundown: What have Falcons rivals done?

Terry Fontenot has been relatively active throughout free agency, but the Falcons’ brass hasn’t made a single “splash” signing. Mike Davis could be considered the only impact-free agent acquisition, but the M.O.

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Which current Falcons should be considered building blocks?

Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith are ushering in a new era in Atlanta, and it begins in less than three weeks at the NFL Draft. The Falcons haven’t picked this high since the team selected Matt Ryan in the 2008 draft.

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Justin Fields & Trey Lance set additional pro day dates

According to Chris Mortensen, Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith could get an extra look at two prospects the Falcons could be interested in at fourth overall.

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Which is the best Falcons throwback jersey?

I think every NFL fan, Falcons’ fans included, can agree the new uniforms unveiled last year weren’t the best of the seven teams who went into 2020 with a new look.

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Falcons second-round pick might be their toughest decision of 2021 Draft

A lot has been made of Atlanta’s first-round selection, and for good reason. They hold the keys to the 2021 NFL Draft, assuming that the 49ers have their mind set on a specific quarterback.

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David J Walker

Falcons potential trade partners outside the top 10

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Will any of these teams actually be willing to pay the price?

The Falcons pick at number 4 in the upcoming 2021 NFL draft has been the topic of many conversations lately, not just locally but also among the national media. For the first time in a very long time, we may legitimately see 4 straight quarterbacks come off the board on draft night. The only question is whether the Falcons will be the team at 4 to make that pick....

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Matthew Chambers

Study: Falcons fans are the drunkest and highest fanbase in the NFL on gameday

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Drugs and alcohol can be used as a coping mechanism.

The only thing rising up at the Mercedes-Benz stadium lately is the collective BAC of the fans. When Dan Quinn was fired up about game day, Falcons fans were firing up some whacky tobacky. Three bad seasons in a row resulted in Atlanta fans cracking open some cold ones with the boys more than any other team in the league. When Lil Jon comes on the loudspeaker and instructs...

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Dave Choate

Arthur Smith seems to be betting on coaching, culture and competence making the Falcons contenders in 2021

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It’s early, but the indications we’ve received are that Smith believes he can win with a makeshift roster.

If Arthur Smith didn’t believe he could fix the Falcons, he probably would not have been hired to coach the Falcons in the first place. Arthur Blank and Rich McKay may well be more sanguine about this team’s fortunes behind the scenes than they are publicly, but both made it clear they’re not expecting Atlanta to be terrible...

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Falcons Report: Arthur Smith & Terry Fontenot “aligned” with decision regarding the 4th pick

It was reported earlier this week that Terry Fontenot has eyes for Trey Lance, and that Arthur Smith was not as interested in selecting a quarterback. It seems that now they may have come to a mutual conclusion.

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Kevin Knight

Falcons film review: S Erik Harris and his role in Dean Pees’ defense

The Falcons added former Raiders safety Erik Harris early in free agency. Can the two year starter take control of one of the two open safety spots in Dean Pees’ defense? Is he better suited for a role in the box, or in deep coverage? We dive into the film to find out.

The Falcons have been busy over the first few weeks of the 2021 NFL league year. Atlanta has been clearing cap space in creative ways, including restructures and negotiating pay cuts with several players who were expected to...

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Mainstream analysts’ 2021 mock draft tracker

Mock drafts have become a customary exercise every NFL offseason because the draft is the most popular non-sporting event in sports. It is no secret — no matter the time of the year, no matter the publication — mock drafts draw massive audiences.

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Report: Falcons GM, HC 'Aligned' on No. 4 Draft Pick amid Debate over Picking QB

Despite reports of disagreements between the two sides, Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith are "aligned" ahead of...

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Washington Football Team may “unload all their picks” to get Trey Lance

If you’re like me and would like for the Falcons to trade back and gain some extra draft capital, this should be music to your ears. Not only is Trey Lance reportedly Washington’s guy, but it was also reported earlier this week that Terry Fontenot has eyes for him as well.

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Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, GM Terry Fontenot now aligned on No. 4 pick?

We don’t know where the Falcons ultimately landed, and we probably won’t know for sure until the draft kicks off on April 29 in Cleveland.

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Matthew Chambers

NFL Draft Rumor: Washington may “unload all their picks” for Trey Lance

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That may interest the most likely recipient of those picks, the Atlanta Falcons.

Three weeks until the NFL draft and we still have no idea what the Atlanta Falcons will do. The team has shown interest in the top quarterback prospects. The team is also rumored to have a strong interest in tight end Kyle Pitts. The team has also reportedly been open to trade discussions.

Everything appears on the table for Atlanta. ESPN analyst Mina Kimes summed up the...

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David J Walker

Falcoholic Podcast: Falcons 2021 draft thoughts with The Athletic’s Tori McElhaney

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We discuss the new Falcons leadership, their moves so far and what it might mean for the upcoming draft.

Tori McElhaney of The Athletic joined Jeanna Kelley and I to talk about a whole host of topics on our latest Falcoholic podcast, giving us some insight from one of the team’s beat writers into this team’s fascinating offseason.

We discussed the new leadership of the Falcons, their moves thus far and how all of this may impact...

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One draft pick the new Falcons regime would take back from the old regime

One draft can change an entire team’s identity, and Falcons fans should be well aware of that after the 2017 NFL draft. Terry Fontenot was with the New Orleans Saints, who had one of the best drafts of any team in recent memory.

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