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Kevin Knight

Falcons player profile: CB Kendall Sheffield

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We’re kicking off our Falcons player profile series with a look at the projected starters. We continue our CB preview with second-year player and presumptive starter in the slot Kendall Sheffield.

We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The Falcoholic, and there has been little to nothing in the way of interesting news in ages. So, we’ll have to make some content of our own in the meantime. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you a...

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James Rael

Matt Ryan won’t be one of the NFL’s best paid quarterbacks for long

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Fact: When life hands Matt Ryan lemons, he makes orange juice

Franchise quarterback Matthew Thomas Ryan became the subject of a ridiculous Twitter debate this week. The subject: his Hall of Fame credentials. For whatever reason, the uninformed masses love to go after Ryan, notwithstanding his body of work. It’s illogical and frankly it doesn’t really matter if he’s cemented his Hall of Fame credentials yet, because he’s still one of the best...

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Dave Choate

Falcons records that are unlikely to be broken: Michael Turner goes wild

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In his very first game in Atlanta, the Burner set a mark that will be difficult to surpass.

We’ve been talking a lot about records lately, because it’s fun to see where players stand on the all-time NFL leaderboards. Now we’ll turn our eyes to some franchise records, and specifically the ones that I think could stand for a long, long time, if not forever.

Let’s kick things off with Michael Turner. The Burner is a...

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Dave Choate

Where do the Falcons rank on all-time NFL franchise leaderboards?

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Buckle up, because we are not having a good time.

We’ve taken a spin through history and discovered that Falcons players and even coaches rank surprisingly high on the all-time NFL leaderboards for a variety of stats. Those articles probably made you feel pretty good about having some true league greats on this football team, and they certainly made me feel that way.

Unfortunately, it’s time to look at how the teams ranks overall in NFL...

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Falcons' Julio Jones an 'Avatar,' NFL Coordinator Says: 'There's Only 1 of Him'

An ESPN poll that asked 50 NFL coaches, executives and players their top 10 choices for each NFL position in 2020 placed Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones first on the wideout list...

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Kevin Knight

Falcons player profile: CB A.J. Terrell

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We’re kicking off our Falcons player profile series with a look at the projected starters. We continue our CB preview with Atlanta’s first-round pick and expected starter on the outside: A.J. Terrell.

We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The Falcoholic, and there has been little to nothing in the way of interesting news in ages. So, we’ll have to make some content of our own in the meantime. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing...

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Dave Choate

In honor of JUL10, here are all the NFL record categories Julio Jones ranks top 10 in

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The Falcons have declared July 10th Julio’s day, so let’s celebrate #11 a bit.

It’s July 10th, and the Falcons have justly declared it JUL10 day. Get it? I hope you get it.

I’m sure the team will have plenty of highlights and interesting articles today to properly honor the greatest receiver in team history, a man who right after Roddy White and is somehow going to smash all the records Roddy set in his decade with the Falcons. I thought...

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Dave Choate

Report: NFL will ban postgame jersey swaps, but allow players to tackle one another for hours

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It doesn’t make much sense when you type it out like that, does it?

The NFL’s plans for a 2020 season are a work in progress, to put it mildly. Training camp is weeks away but there are major questions that are entirely unresolved, and the NFLPA is digging its heels in as the NFL sorts out how many fans can be in the stands, what kind of protocols will be in place to keep players safe, and much more.

It’s difficult to blame...

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Falcons over/under: Overall defensive rank

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A young collection of skill with some intriguing additions this offseason.

Integral to the highly disappointing 1-7 start to the 2019 season was the abundant amount of defensive woes for the Atlanta Falcons. By the time the Falcons were on the road against the Saints in Week 10, the team had already relinquished five games of 360 or more total yards allowed, registered just seven total sacks, and four total takeaways. Simply put, things were brutal.

A...

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Kevin Knight

Falcons player profile: CB Isaiah Oliver

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We’re kicking off our Falcons player profile series with a look at the projected starters. We begin our CB preview with third-year player Isaiah Oliver, who will be thrust into the spotlight after the departure of Desmond Trufant.

We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The Falcoholic, and there has been little to nothing in the way of interesting news in ages. So, we’ll have to make some content of our own in the...

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5 most important offensive players going into 2020: Julio Jones is #2

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Julio Jones can do it all at the wide receiver position

The Atlanta Falcons go into the 2020 season with playoff aspirations, as a side whose identity remains on the offensive side of the football.

Just like any other team, the Falcons boast a group of players who are more important than anyone else on each side of the ball.

The performance of every player on this list will be crucial to the team’s success in 2020. I would like to just note that this is not...

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Dave Choate

Where do Falcons head coaches past and present stand on the all-time NFL coaching leaderboards?

You probably guessed this isn’t pretty and sadly, you’re right.

We come to the end of our little series on where players and now coaches rank on the all-time leaderboards across NFL history.

I think what we’ve seen is that especially on offense, the Falcons have had some true greats and some forgotten, excellent players who made their marks on the history books in ways I didn’t fully appreciate. Tragically, the franchise hasn’t matched their success, but it’s still fun to take a...

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Carter Breazeale

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, July 9

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Thursday links.

It’s Thursday, and like most of the days of the week unless we’re feeling unflinchingly lazy, we’ve got a new set of Falcoholinks. Read on for the latest.

Punters are people, too

Matt Bosher removed the soul from Kenjon Barner’s body in 2019, a hit so prodigious that it was sports show fodder for the ensuing week. This week we’re not tracking top hits by punters — because certainly there would be no debate in that regard...

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Kevin Knight

The Falcoholic Live: Ep108 - Will Training Camp Happen?

Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 8:10 PM ET as they tackle the biggest question on every fan’s mind: will training camp (and the NFL season) actually happen? We’ll also discuss Patrick Mahomes’ mega deal and answer your Falcons questions.

Watch the stream below or on YouTube beginning at 8:10 PM ET

Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to Episode 108 of The Falcoholic Live! We’re back after a slight hiatus to try and tackle the biggest question on every fan’s mind this month: will...

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Kevin Knight

Falcons player profile: LB Mykal Walker

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We’re kicking off our Falcons player profile series with a look at the projected starters. We continue our LB preview with fourth-round rookie Mykal Walker, who has big shoes to fill as De’Vondre Campbell’s potential successor.

We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The Falcoholic, and there has been little to nothing in the way of interesting news in ages. So, we’ll have to make some content of our own in the...

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James Rael

Pivotal moments in Falcons history: the decision to let Prime Time walk

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Fact: Deion Sanders invented shoelaces

Welcome to “Pivotal moments in Falcons history,” a new series examining the most important moments in Atlanta Falcons history. This team has experienced its fair share of ups, downs, and embarrassing moments. Let’s re-live the mediocrity.

The year is 1989. The Falcons use the 5th overall pick in the NFL Draft to select Deion Sanders. Sanders is a dynamic Florida State product that plays both baseball and...

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Matthew Chambers

NFLPA President: NFL is putting players at risk by ignoring the league’s own experts

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JC Tretter warns the season is on the line.

Only a few months ago, the NFL said the coronavirus will not impact the season. Surely, with plenty of time to prepare, things will all blow over. The conoravirus has since blown through every single NFL plan like Michael Turner running over defensive backs, and has thrown wrenches in their plans like Michael Turner tossing Eric Weems into oncoming defenders.

The early March timeline has changed a lot, with the Annual...

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Dave Choate

Where do Falcons past and present rank on the all-time punting leaderboards?

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Matt Bosher is one of the most efficient punters in NFL history, to the surprise of few.

We’re on to punting! How fun.

You would likely expect the Falcons to have some punters on the all-time list, for reasons that range from the positive (Matt Bosher is really good) to the negative (the Falcons were really bad for a long time). You would be absolutely correct in that assumption, but maybe some of the names will surprise you.

Let’s get to it!...

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James Rael

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, July 8

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Fact: Matt Ryan’s ears don’t contain any wax whatsoever

Happy Wednesday, Falcoholics! It’s an overcast day in the neighborhood, and I’m not sure if I want you to be my neighbor. I’ll think about it.

Also, just a heads up, our links will start to smell unless you refrigerate them.

Foye Oluokun

Kevin Knight’s player profiles have been a can’t-miss lately. Next up in that series was linebacker Foye Oluokun. Foye hopes to grow his role in...

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Kevin Knight

Falcons player profile: LB Foyesade Oluokun

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We’re kicking off our Falcons player profile series with a look at the projected starters. We continue our LB preview with third-year player Foyesade Oluokun, who’s expected to step into a starting role in 2020.

We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The Falcoholic, and there has been little to nothing in the way of interesting news in ages. So, we’ll have to make some content of our own in the meantime. Over the next...

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