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.
The offseason is in full swing, with trades (the Chiefs got absolutely fleeced), mock drafts, and your favorite draft “expert” giving Lamar Jackson a second-round grade. The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an above average 10-6 redemption season that fell flat on its back on the two-yard line in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. This Super Bowl-depraved team is starving for a ring, and so is the rest of the fan base. Maybe 2018 will be the year?
Let’s take a step back and have an honest review of each of the positional groups for Atlanta. First off, the receivers. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →