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Falcon Eye Toward the Future – Part Two: Who Could the Falcons Sign in 2019?

By Matt Karoly

It’s been a year to forget for the Atlanta Falcons. Aside from a three game stretch in the middle of the season, what could go wrong for our beloved Dirty Birds has gone wrong.

While many will point to the injuries as the culprit, this season’s failures go much deeper than that. Truth be told, the coaching staff overestimated certain talent on the roster and no spot was that more evident at than defensive line.

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Combine that with the regression of players like Ryan Schraeder, De’Vondre Campbell, Desmond Trufant, and Robert Alford, and you get a team flirting with a top five pick.

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Falcons Podcast Episode 15: Jaguars Recap, Final Roster, and Poké-raps

What’s happening, Atlanta Falcons faithful!

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

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Falcons Podcast Episode 13 featuring Falcons fan Adam Jones

Why, hello there, Falcons faithful! It’s podcast time!

Mike and Cory return for another great edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. This week, they’re joined by Adam Jones, a Falcons fan and Rise Up Reader who also was a former football coach in Georgia. Adam helps the guys break down the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game and a few topics of note in the headlines.  Continue reading

The Dirty Bird Ten – Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, Week One 

By Cory Woodroof

Why, good day, fair Falcons fandom!

It’s about a week from the day the Atlanta Falcons first arrived in their vehicles to the facility where camp happens, and we’ve seen some cool stuff, talked about some interesting camp stories on our highly-vaunted social media pages and have even convinced ourselves February was just a cruel dream shared by the entire state of Georgia and select surrounding areas, and the Falcons actually had a team party last February at the Georgia Dome with pizzas and soda pop and bouncey houses and Freddie Falcon singing karaoke (N*SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”) with Rich McKay, Jeff Ulbrich, Sharrod Neasman and the AJC’s Mark Bradley. Continue reading

2017 Summer Storylines to Watch for the Atlanta Falcons

By Cory Woodroof

Happy Summer (or, well, almost summer), Falcons fans!

The heat is getting blistering once more as our fearless fowls of the football field work tirelessly again to return to postseason glory. But, for now, things have slowed down a bit.

As Falcons fans, we have to do our own finger twiddling until training camp begins. There’s nothing going on for the NFL right now. Literally nothing. It is boring until training camp starts. Continue reading

Rise Up Reader Falcons Early Offseason Review – Offense

By Cory Woodroof

Hello, Rise Up Readers, and a Happy May to you!

This week, we will be recapping the Falcons offseason thus far, breaking down the new acquisitions, a few burning questions and even an early projection for the final offensive roster spots (hint: Matt Ryan makes the roster).

We will focus more on incumbent player performances closer to training camp, but for now, we’ll spend a lot of time with our new Falcons, and a few familiar faces.

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Atlanta Falcons 2017 Free Agency Updating Thoughts

By Cory Woodroof

I’ll keep this short since this article is going to be updated a bunch throughout the next few days.

I’ll be keeping a tab on all the big Falcons free agency news here, offering quick thoughts before the grand free agency wave wrap ups. Continue reading

Cory’s 2017 Falcons Free Agency Wish List

By Cory Woodroof

Hello, faithful Falcons fans far and near!

How’rya holding up? I hope you’re doing better. We still lost the Super Bowl, but we’re also still a good football team! So, there’s that, right? Hey, look, free agency! Continue reading