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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?

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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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Episode 2: Featuring Aaron Freeman—Rise Up Reader Podcast

The Rise Up Reader podcast returns with another episode, and this time Michael and Cory are joined by long-time Falcons’ analyst and friend, Aaron Freeman of falcfans.com.

In this episode, we break down the biggest takeaways from the big playoff win against the Seahawks, talk about what to expect against Green Bay, and play another round of “Would You Rather”. Are you taking Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers in the final minute to win the game? Join the conversation by commenting below.

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Episode 1: The Dirty Bird Menace—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Welcome to the first edition of the new Rise Up Reader Podcast, an Atlanta Falcons-centric podcast hosted by RUR’s Michael Aprile and Cory Woodroof!

In this week’s episode, Michael and Cory discuss the Falcons’ upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks, break down a few favorite moments from the 2016 season, check in on the NFL awards race featuring a few Falcon-y names and play a little game of “Would You Rather?”

Be sure to follow Michael on Twitter at @RiseUpReader and Cory at @corywoodroof47, and stay tuned in for future episodes, posted weekly here at Rise Up Reader.

Quinn’s Falcons Must Pave Their Own Path in Playoffs

By Cory Woodroof

You know how the next two weeks are going to go.

“You know how those Falcons always fold in the playoffs!”

“Matt Ryan? More like Matt Cryin’ ‘cuz he choked away another playoff game!”

“Wait, the Falcons are in the playoffs? Well, they’ll lose early, I bet.”

“Wait, Matt Ryan is an MVP candidate? What has he done?”

“What’s an Atlanta Falcon?”

Look, we’ve been here before, and we’ve had our share of disappointments regarding the p-word: playoffs. Continue reading