We’re here once again with another Rise Up Reader Podcast, and we’ve got your preview for the marquee regular season game of 2017.
Mike and Cory are joined by The Falcoholic and Football Outsiders analyst Charles McDonald to discuss the Falcons’ upcoming Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots and the Birds’ recent struggles on offense and defense. Continue reading →
We’ve got another nautical Falcons podcast for you, courtesy of your landlubbing Rise Up Reader Podcast hosts Mike and Cory. This week, the guys welcome Mr. FalcFans himself, Aaron Freeman, back to the show to talk about the Falcons’ upcoming game against the Miami Dolphins. Continue reading →
The 2017 Falcons are 2-0, unbeaten, unscathed. As thrilling as the last-minute win against the Bears and public shaming of the Packers were, what are the long-term implications on the psychology of the team by winning these games? We all remember how 2015 went—a 5-0 start followed by the most uninspired football a Dan Quinn-led team has ever played.
Stay with me here—it would be a good thing for the Falcons to lose a game, and soon.
Mike and Cory are back in action with another episode of the Rise Up Reader Podcast.
The guys are joined by Setting the Edge‘s Justis Mosqueda, a well-respected NFL defensive end analyst and co-host of the Setting the Edge Podcast (with RUR friend Charles McDonald), to break down the upcoming Falcons’ game against the Green Bay Packers to “officially” open Mercedes-Benz Stadium and shed some insight into Atlanta’s season-opening win over the Bears. Continue reading →
Just two and a half years ago, the Falcons were a mess. They were coming off back-to-back horrific seasons, with a coaching staff departing in its wake. The cupboard of player talent was horribly bare. And the GM was holding onto his job by a thread, in jeopardy of losing his job by being “promoted”, that most British and apparently Arthur Blank-ian way of firing a GM.
Today, the Falcons are coming off their greatest season. They have a young, hungry, talented roster ranked no. 1 by ESPN. They have perhaps the highest functioning GM-HC relationship in football. They’ve created a team-first spirit, more akin to that of a high school or college football team.
A Falcon fan could be excused for asking, “How on Earth did we end up here?”
Like with almost every question, the answer is multifactorial. But, the answer does primarily rest with one person: Dan Quinn.
Mike and Cory are here, and there’s no need to fear, we’ve got your Falcons 2017 roster talk at the ready!
The guys talk about the pressing questions about the final roster for the 2017 season and give out a full 53-man rundown of who they think makes the final cut. They also recap the preseason finale against those pesky Jacksonville Jaguars. Continue reading →
Yes, it was a “meaningless” game in August. And, yes, we can try to ignore the bad juju of our first pass in our new stadium being intercepted.
But, this was preseason game three, the one that mattered the most. It’s the game that gives the best feel of where the team is, heading into the regular season. And, this preseason had a valuable extra element; it was against the no. 2 defense last year, whose team is a real sleeper to win the NFC this year (recall all those expert predictions for Arizona to win the NFC last year). This game would be a genuine assessment of where the team, and especially the offense, currently stands.
Bottom line, the team was found wanting in multiple ways.
There’s nothing better than a timeless tradition. Sometimes that means getting together with the family and watching a movie at the local theater, or maybe tossing a baseball in the front yard. As of late, the most common tradition has been to yell about who is the best wide receiver in the NFL.
Deion Jones was under a lot of pressure after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. An undersized, inexperienced player learning a new position couldn’t possibly make a year-one impact, right?
What Deion Jones did last season was nothing short of incredible.