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
The Atlanta Falcons’ second preseason game was like a game of Who’s Line is It Anyway – it was a cataclysm of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Wait a second that’s not right. Well, I mean, it kind of is when you think about it.
In a trip to the Steel City, the Falcons’ starters throttled the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starters (well, the ones not including the team’s three best players, Big Ben, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, who are all very good), and the Steelers’ reserves throttled the Falcons’ reserves. All in all, it was just some dumb preseason game in a city known for putting French fries on sandwiches (which tastes good, for what it’s worth). Continue reading
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
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.
So, let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading
In lieu of draft grades, the Rise Up Reader Falcons 2017 Draft Recap will be updating thoughts on the four (or more, depending on a trade) draft picks the team makes over the three-day stretch of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Feel free to share your thoughts about the new Falcons with us in the comments!
So, without further ado…