Tag Archives: Jalen Collins

Falcons 2017 Final Roster Updates

By Cory Woodroof

Follow along this weekend as we update you on the goings on of the Atlanta Falcons 2017 roster.  Continue reading

Falcons Football Podcast

Falcons Podcast Ep. 12 with Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne

Ahoy, Falcons fans!

Mike and Cory are back from their trip to sea to watch some Falcons practice-battle some Dolphins, and we’ve got insight into how the Birds looked in their first preseason game of the year.

The guys are also joined by Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne to discuss his recent piece on the team’s efforts to overcome the Super Bowl collapse and Rise Up Reader friend Jose Miranda to talk about the upcoming Pittsburgh preseason game, Madden 18, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Continue reading

Five Takeaways from Falcons’ First 2017 Preseason Game Against Miami

By Cory Woodroof

The Atlanta Falcons blew a lead to an NFC East team Thursday night, but thankfully, this loss won’t make you feel hollow on the inside.

The Falcons lost 23-20 to the Miami Dolphin in the most meaningless game on the NFL calendar – the first preseason game. Matt Ryan had a touchdown pass to RB Devonta Freeman to cap the first team offense’s night, and the first-team defense showed their fast, physical play against a Matt Moore-led Miami offense. The two teams will meet again in October at the new stadium, when Jay Cutler is likely under center. Continue reading

Episode 10: ‘Twas the Pod Before Preseason—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Hi-ho, Falcons fandom!

Mike and Cory are back for another fine edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast, this time joined by Blogging Dirty’s Matt Karoly to discuss the Falcons’ first preseason tilt of 2017 against the Miami Dolphins.  Continue reading

The Ever-Changing Story of Falcons CB Jalen Collins

By Cory Woodroof

In January, the story on Jalen Collins was different.

It’s not the one we’re telling today, the one where a young-but-promising cornerback has been suspended for a second-straight season for violating the NFL’s rules for using performance enhancing drugs.

One where, for the first ten games of the year, Collins will be sitting at home, watching his Atlanta Falcons try to make its climb back to postseason football (he’s not even allowed to be at the facility for that stretch).

One where some question Collins’ future with the team once his suspension is lifted. Continue reading

The Dirty Bird Ten – Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, Week One 

By Cory Woodroof

Why, good day, fair Falcons fandom!

It’s about a week from the day the Atlanta Falcons first arrived in their vehicles to the facility where camp happens, and we’ve seen some cool stuff, talked about some interesting camp stories on our highly-vaunted social media pages and have even convinced ourselves February was just a cruel dream shared by the entire state of Georgia and select surrounding areas, and the Falcons actually had a team party last February at the Georgia Dome with pizzas and soda pop and bouncey houses and Freddie Falcon singing karaoke (N*SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”) with Rich McKay, Jeff Ulbrich, Sharrod Neasman and the AJC’s Mark Bradley. Continue reading

Episode 9: O, Tell a Tale of Training Camp—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Howdy, partners!

The Rise Up Reader Podcast is back with another fine edition of Falcons jabbing and gabbing, this time with The Falcons Wire’s Andy Gallagher joining Mike and Cory for the fun.  Continue reading

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

The Rise Up Reader 2017 Falcons Trade Machine: Part Two

By Cory Woodroof

Good day, Falcons faithful!

On Saturday, I shared part one of our trade machine hypothetical scenarios: possible moves that the team could make to better themselves.

Today comes part two: the big daddies that won’t happen but golly, they’d be interesting.

I write a disclaimer: no, I’m not suggesting these are for sure going to happen or that I think they will. I’m not that insane. But, hypothetically, they *could.* No, none of them involve Matt Ryan or Desmond Trufant. I’m not a moron.

So, without further ado… 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