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Looking at the Falcons’ Offensive and Defensive Woes After 5 Games

By Cory Woodroof

The Atlanta Falcons are 3-2, but it’s a very uneven 3-2, as you well know.

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The team cranked off 3 wins – two close, one relatively commanding – and dropped their two most recent – two at home, against supposed lesser opponents. Continue reading

Five Takeaways from the Falcons Week One Win over the Bears

By Cory Woodroof

*finishes hyperventilating*

Oh, hey, everyone, are you still alive?

After the hate-eternal gut punch of Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons got back at it in the Windy City against a stout Chicago Bears squad. The team didn’t bring the fireworks on offense like we got accustomed to seeing last season, but they did more than enough to secure a win, though it was the defense who sealed the deal. Continue reading

2017 Summer Storylines to Watch for the Atlanta Falcons

By Cory Woodroof

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

Rise Up Reader Falcons Early Offseason Review – Offense

By Cory Woodroof

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

How to Cope with the Falcons Super Bowl Loss on 3-28

By Cory Woodroof

It’s time to talk about it.

You’ve seen the memes. You’ve heard the jokes. You watched the game. You’ve cried your tears, felt your numbness, thrown your fits, asked your “What Ifs?” and have replayed the fourth quarter in your head a million times, tagging on a new ending each time.

Let’s finally … once and for all … talk about it.

The Atlanta Falcons … our Atlanta Falcons … blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.

Ouch. It hurts to type. Continue reading

Only a Day Away: Three Reasons these Falcons Will Be Back in 2017

By Cory Woodroof

Hi.

We haven’t chatted since, well, y’know.

Look, I’m not going to sugar coat it for you. We lost the Super Bowl in heartbreaking fashion, and there ain’t no fixing it. It’s over, done, kaput.

But, as badly as Sunday’s flap burns a hole in our red and black hearts, the future is incredibly bright for this organization. And, that’s not a vapid attempt at blatant optimism – there are bountiful reasons to be excited about the future of this franchise. Seriously! We’re not lying! You can stop crying now! Continue reading

Falcons Must Right an Old Wrong to Achieve Super Bowl Glory

By Cory Woodroof

You couldn’t have scripted it better than this.

The Atlanta Falcons, a franchise of constant sorrow for 51 years, rises like the dirty bird from the ashes of disappointment and mounts a miracle season to propel them to Super Bowl 51.

These fantastically-fated Falcons will face off against the Big Daddy of all post-2000 football programs in the big game – the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick New England Patriots, winner of four Lombardi trophies and crushers of worlds. Continue reading

Falcons Set Date with Destiny in Packers Rematch after Seahawks Win

By Cory Woodroof

You knew it was going to come down to this, right?

The Atlanta Falcons’ miracle season – the one neither me, you, Todd McClure or Freddie Falcon could’ve seen coming – heads towards the pantheon of playoff destiny, with Atlanta’s David about to square off against two of football’s towering Goliaths. Continue reading