Category Archives: Atlanta Falcons

Falcons 2018 Position Review: Wide Receiver

By Gabe Gonzalez 

The offseason is in full swing, with trades (the Chiefs got absolutely fleeced), mock drafts, and your favorite draft “expert” giving Lamar Jackson a second-round grade. The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an above average 10-6 redemption season that fell flat on its back on the two-yard line in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. This Super Bowl-depraved team is starving for a ring, and so is the rest of the fan base. Maybe 2018 will be the year?

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Let’s take a step back and have an honest review of each of the positional groups for Atlanta. First off, the receivers. Continue reading

An Appreciation for Falcons K Matt Bryant

By: Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, I’m back with another awesome article. I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”, right? Well, we have an opportunity to appreciate what we have, specifically in kicker Matt Bryant. Continue reading

Evan Birchfield’s 2018 Pro Bowl Preview

By Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield. It is Pro Bowl Week for the NFL, so I’m going to discuss the Falcons who were selected, as well as my experience attending the week-long event last year. Continue reading

Ryan and Long

Falcons Podcast Episode 32: Season Recap and 2018 Outlook

by Michael Aprile

Welp, that’s all she wrote. With the Falcons’ season ending at the two-yard line, it’s time to put the 2017 season into perspective and ponder what lies ahead for this team.

Mike and Cory are back for the final edition of this year’s Rise Up Reader podcast, joined by RUR contributor and fantasy guru Evan Birchfield to talk about what happened in Philly and how the Falcons can get back on track next year. Continue reading

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Atlanta Falcons’ Redemption Tour Put On Hold, For Now

by Mike Lederle

The final series for the Atlanta Falcons pretty much summed up their 2017 season. Four chances within the ten-yard line to take the lead on Philadelphia. The dreaded “red zone”. Some teams are at their best when so close to pay dirt, but throughout this season, that area was a cause for concern week in, and week out.

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By Cory Woodroof

It me, Atlanta Falcons fixer-upper.

To write one of these articles would seem to indicate this Falcons team is one due for wholesale changes. To that, I laugh openly and heartedly. No, a team coming off a Divisional Playoff loss to the one seed, after a season that took them to the Super Bowl, is not due for a renovation on either side of the ball. Continue reading

Falcons Ram Los Angeles, Prepare for Philly

By Mike Lederle

There was a Hollywood premier on Saturday night, and the Falcons defense had the paparazzi snapping pictures worthy of headline news. A Takk McKinley sack dance, Brian Poole with spot on open field tackling, Deion Jones with his continued high level of play leading the Falcons defense. Continue reading

Falcons First Takes: Falcons Continue to Evolve in Dan Quinn’s Image

by Matt Karoly

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is not a complacent individual.

We saw it last year after the Super Bowl when he reshuffled his staff, parting ways with defensive coordinator Richard Smith and defensive line coach Bryan Cox. However, that wasn’t the only makeover the team would undergo, and the fruits of Quinn’s labor are finally coming to light.

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