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Falcons 2018 Position Review: Wide Receiver

By Gabe Gonzalez 

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

Falcons Fantasy Outlook – Week 12

Welcome back, Rise Up Readers. I hope you all had a safe & happy Thanksgiving!

I am back with another Falcons Fantasy outlook for Week 12. If you have any fantasy questions, or just want to talk Falcons’ football, you can find me at @EvanBirchfield on Twitter. Continue reading

Five Logical Fixes for Lagging Falcons Offense

If you haven’t heard, the Atlanta Falcons offense is, by some awful turn of chance, not doing so well right now.

They’ve been on the decline each and every week since their Packers victory (which feels like eons ago), and now they’ve been reduced to a shell of their former selves, with OC Steve Sarkisian taking the brunt of the criticism for stunting a once-historic offense. Continue reading

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.

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

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Falcons Podcast Episode 13 featuring Falcons fan Adam Jones

Why, hello there, Falcons faithful! It’s podcast time!

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

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

The Terribly Amazing 2016 Atlanta Falcons Season

By Cory Woodroof

Can things be both amazing and terrible at the same time?

It seems paradoxical to the point of defeating to try and make a thing both good and bad in order to properly frame it, but such is the difficulty of trying to look at a sports season.

Great things can happen! But, then, it can end in the worst way imaginable. Brighter days ahead! But boy, those scars still burn. What a wonderful time! But, good golly, the way we left things. 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

Episode 2: Featuring Aaron Freeman—Rise Up Reader Podcast

The Rise Up Reader podcast returns with another episode, and this time Michael and Cory are joined by long-time Falcons’ analyst and friend, Aaron Freeman of falcfans.com.

In this episode, we break down the biggest takeaways from the big playoff win against the Seahawks, talk about what to expect against Green Bay, and play another round of “Would You Rather”. Are you taking Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers in the final minute to win the game? Join the conversation by commenting below.

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