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Falcons First Takes: Desperation Mode Propels Falcons to Victory

by Matt Karoly

Things looked bleak for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. At one point, Atlanta’s offense had a string of three straight possessions that ended with a Matt Ryan interception.

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But that notwithstanding, the Falcons desperately eked out a 20-17 victory over the division-leading New Orleans Saints to keep their playoff hopes alive. The key word in all of that: desperately.

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Five Takeaways from the Falcons Week One Win over the Bears

By Cory Woodroof

*finishes hyperventilating*

Oh, hey, everyone, are you still alive?

After the hate-eternal gut punch of Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons got back at it in the Windy City against a stout Chicago Bears squad. The team didn’t bring the fireworks on offense like we got accustomed to seeing last season, but they did more than enough to secure a win, though it was the defense who sealed the deal. Continue reading

Atlanta Falcons 2017 Roster Rundown

By Cory Woodroof

The Atlanta Falcons have finalized their 2017 roster, as deep a group as we’ve seen in quite some time. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store.  Continue reading

Dan Quinn

The Unappreciated Genius of Dan Quinn

By: Peter Thomas

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.

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Cory’s Magic Falcons Mailbag: Hageman, Inception, Inquiries for Money

By Cory Woodroof

Welcome to Cory’s Magic Falcons Mailbag – a weekly Falcons mailbag where Rise Up Readers send questions in to Cory, and he answers them with stunning bravado, and also in non-Tweet length. The bag itself was woven by the Falcon Tamers of Valdosta in the caves of the Flowery Branch Mountains and was discovered during the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Continue reading

Deion Jones

Film Room: The Explosive Deion Jones

By Michael Aprile

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?

Wrong.

What Deion Jones did last season was nothing short of incredible.

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2017 Atlanta Falcons Defense: On the Rise?

By: Griffin Houlihan

Young, Fast and Physical

Now, I’m not here to tell you the 2017 Falcons defense is going to be an all-time great, but I am here to tell you that the 2017 Falcons defense will be much improved, and one of the most exciting defenses in the league in 2017. Continue reading

Rise Up Reader Falcons Early Offseason Review – Defense/ST

By Cory Woodroof

Greetings, Falcons faithful!

Cory Woodroof here once again with a Falcons offseason recap! Part two takes us to the defensive side of things, with a splash of special teams to keep it interesting.

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Addressing the Falcons’ Biggest Needs

By Michael Aprile

By now, most of us have had enough time to try and digest what happened on February 5th, 2017. That day will forever be a scar in Falcons’ history—one that only a Super Bowl victory will be able to help us forget. Now that they’ve reached the cusp of greatness, many will be expecting Atlanta to get back there very soon, as soon as next season.

Thanks to drafting extremely well the past few seasons, signing impact free agents, and intelligently filling out the roster, the Falcons are in a position to get right back to the top, and this time they’ll be equipped to finish the fight. The Falcons don’t have many needs, but we’ll address the most glaring ones here, in no particular order. Continue reading

Episode 3: Super Bowl Edition Featuring Allen Strk—Rise Up Reader Podcast

In this episode, Michael, Cory, and our guest Allen Strk of The Falcoholic break down the incredible win over Green Bay, matchups to watch in the Super Bowl, and whether we’d rather win the big game in a blow out or a last-second, heart-attack inducing way.

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Cory Woodroof
Allen Strk

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