It’s Time for Atlanta’s Plan D

By Kirk Whitmire 

From the onset of Dan Quinn’s tenure in the good ol’ ATL, a program was implemented. A program that would take young, raw, athletic talents and develop them into serviceable, if not starting-caliber players. Dan Quinn believed that these kinds of players were a critical part of team building. Continue reading

Why the Falcons 2018 draft may ultimately be judged by the selection of Ito Smith

By Matt Karoly

The Atlanta Falcons are a week removed from another draft weekend. And much like the three previous drafts under Dan Quinn, it was another successful endeavor.

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Dr. Quinn’s Offseason Prescription Plan

By Kirk Whitmire

Thomas Dimitroff sits patiently in the conference room awaiting Dan Quinn’s return. The burnt smell of O-Zone emanates from the projector above him. He sips his kombucha tea and stretches his legs. He had just seen the film himself. The X-Ray of the 2017 performance. He had his ideas of what the diagnosis would be, but would Dr. Quinn feel the same way? “The man is gifted,” he thought to himself, “That’s why I came to him in the first place. Trust.” He said with a sigh, “I have to trust the process.” Continue reading

The Falcons bolster DL early, address depth late with Matt’s only mock draft of 2018

By Matt Karoly

Draft day has finally arrived. Can you feel the excitement, Falcons fans?

If your answer to that question is no, one of two things must be true. Either, (a) you don’t have a pulse or (b) you didn’t watch Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff’s pre-draft press conference.

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Falcons Uniform History

By Evan Birchfield

Greeting Rise Up Readers!

We recently got to a look at the Tennessee Titans’ and Jacksonville Jaguars’ new uniforms as they changed out their game day wear. As someone who has long-wished for the Falcons to make a change, the move inspired me to give a brief history of the Falcons past uniforms. It’s unclear if the Falcons will make a change anytime soon, and considering what Nike has done for most teams, it may be for the better that we don’t change up our look. Continue reading

Covering the Falcons: Like Father, Like Son

By Mike Lederle

To quote Judge Smails in Caddy Shack, “Weeeell, we’re waiting”.  To say the offseason has its lulls is an understatement.  Long days which only get interesting when there is some free agency chatter linked to Falcons, or a potential prospect visit.   Continue reading

Falcons Podcast Episode 33: 2018 Mock Draft

Ahoy, Rise Up Readers!

Mike and Cory are back in action for their first podcast of the 2018 offseason — we’ve missed you! We’ve grown long beards and have learned to live off the land.

But, the woods can wait…we’ve got mock drafts to do! Our own Matt Karoly joins the show to help us break down our various mock drafts for Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s big decisions.  Continue reading

Atlanta Falcons 2018 Roster Review: Running Backs

By Gabe Gonzalez 

Previously in our series of roster reviews, I looked at the current status of the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver corps. Today, I’ll be analyzing the team’s running back group, including fullback Derrick Coleman. Continue reading