Yes, it was a “meaningless” game in August. And, yes, we can try to ignore the bad juju of our first pass in our new stadium being intercepted.
But, this was preseason game three, the one that mattered the most. It’s the game that gives the best feel of where the team is, heading into the regular season. And, this preseason had a valuable extra element; it was against the no. 2 defense last year, whose team is a real sleeper to win the NFC this year (recall all those expert predictions for Arizona to win the NFC last year). This game would be a genuine assessment of where the team, and especially the offense, currently stands.
Bottom line, the team was found wanting in multiple ways.
Mike and Cory return for another great edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. This week, they’re joined by Adam Jones, a Falcons fan and Rise Up Reader who also was a former football coach in Georgia. Adam helps the guys break down the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game and a few topics of note in the headlines. 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 →
As we gear up for the season, Rise Up Reader will provide weekly roster updates as to what they think the final 53-man count will look like the for the Atlanta Falcons.
These will be published towards the end of the week, often, around the time of the preseason game. The next edition will be published after the Birds take the field at Pittsburgh. Here’s the second look. 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 →