Tag Archives: Atlanta Falcons

Recognizing the Greatness of Julio Jones Amidst the Offseason Hoopla

By Matt Karoly

Julio Jones has dominated the headlines in recent weeks for his absence during the Falcons’ offseason program. On Monday, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff issued a statement on behalf of the team to acknowledge Jones’s unavailability for mandatory minicamp.

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Winning the Late Round Lottery, Falcons Style

By Josh Lederle

Huh, who would’ve thought that the 2018 draft would go that way for the Falcons? Don’t get me wrong; I am nowhere near upset, just as you shouldn’t be. Grabbing the duo of WR Calvin Ridley and CB Isaiah Oliver is something to be proud of, especially with both having first round grades on the Falcons’ draft board. Continue reading

Who Stays, Who Goes, and Whose Future is in Doubt for the Falcons

By Matt Karoly

With the Falcons roster seemingly set for 2018, now’s as good a time as any to step into the future and examine how this organization plans to keep the machine rolling. By my estimation, Atlanta will have $148.5 million committed to 30 players that I’ve deemed to be safe roster bets in 2019.

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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 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

After a quiet free agency, the Falcons are ready to make some noise in the draft

By Matt Karoly

With a little over a week to go until the NFL Draft, it’s safe to say the Atlanta Falcons will not be adding any more bodies to their roster ahead of draft day. According to the NFLPA’s salary cap report, the Falcons have a little over $1.4 million left in cap space.

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