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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 14: Breaking Down Atlanta’s Third Preseason Game

Hey hey, Falcons fans!

Mike and Cory are back in red and black for another swell edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. The guys break down the Falcons’ main dress rehearsal of the season against the Arizona Cardinals and discuss the situations of two nicked up Falcons. Continue reading

Rise Up Reader Welcomes New Video Contributor Daniel Spencer

Rise Up Reader is pleased to introduce Daniel Spencer as our new video contributor.

Spencer, otherwise known as Unintentional Grounding on YouTube and Twitter, will provide Rise Up Reader with video content for the upcoming season, taking a special focus on the 2017 rookie class. Continue reading

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