Tag Archives: Ito Smith

Three Questions with Karoly: Julio’s legacy, NFL safety market, and what to do with the Falcons RB situation

By Matt Karoly

Greetings, Rise Up Readers! I am back for another installment of the Mattlanta Mon…wait, today’s not Monday!

Instead of continuing the Mattlanta Monday Mailbag series, I decided a bit of a re-branding was necessary with my monthly column this season. Now dubbed Three Questions with Karoly, I will be selecting two questions from you, the people, with the third question being one of my own that I’ve deemed to be the most relevant in the Falcons community today.

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Atlanta Falcons 53 Man Roster Projection

By Matt Karoly

The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up the 2018 preseason with a 34-7 defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. With the loss, the Falcons finished the exhibition schedule with an 0-4 record for the second consecutive year.

However, that means very little in the grand scheme of the things. The good news is Atlanta enters the regular season with a fairly clean bill of health with Blidi Wreh-Wilson’s status to be determined.

All that’s left now is to determine what players will walk into Lincoln Financial Field for the regular season opener. With that said, I present to you my one and only 53 man roster projection for the Falcons.

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Winning the Late Round Lottery, Falcons Style

By Josh Lederle

Huh, who would’ve thought that the 2018 draft would go that way for the Falcons? Don’t get me wrong; I am nowhere near upset, just as you shouldn’t be. Grabbing the duo of WR Calvin Ridley and CB Isaiah Oliver is something to be proud of, especially with both having first round grades on the Falcons’ draft board. Continue reading

Atlanta Falcons: Camp Competitions To Watch For In 2018

By Matt Karoly

With the Falcons mandatory mini camp set for June 12-14 and training camp to follow in July, real football is on the horizon, folks. To get you prepared, I thought we’d start by diving into some of the competitions that will take place this summer in Flowery Branch.

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Who Stays, Who Goes, and Whose Future is in Doubt for the Falcons

By Matt Karoly

With the Falcons roster seemingly set for 2018, now’s as good a time as any to step into the future and examine how this organization plans to keep the machine rolling. By my estimation, Atlanta will have $148.5 million committed to 30 players that I’ve deemed to be safe roster bets in 2019.

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It’s Time for Atlanta’s Plan D

By Kirk Whitmire 

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

Why the Falcons 2018 draft may ultimately be judged by the selection of Ito Smith

By Matt Karoly

The Atlanta Falcons are a week removed from another draft weekend. And much like the three previous drafts under Dan Quinn, it was another successful endeavor.

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