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Mel Kiper eats crow on his terrible grade for the Atlanta Falcons’ 2016 draft class

One draft analyst walks back his old grades, and calls Atlanta’s draft class from last season a “home run.” Mel, this is no place for baseball terminology. I should point out first that draft grades are...

Read 8 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Start an NFL team with only NFC South players

Go nuts. It’s the heart of the offseason, and I can’t just pull news out of thin air like some of wizard, so we’re going to try to have fun while we wait for that news to appear. Today’s exercise will...

Read 10 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Dan Quinn sees Dontari Poe adding to four man pass rush, pairing with Grady Jarrett

Aw yeah. By now, you’ve ready plenty about how Dontari Poe might fit into this Falcons defense, and what his relative strengths and weaknesses are. You haven’t heard much of that from Dan Quinn, but that...

Read 12 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Report: Atlanta Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder cleared to run

Fact: Ryan Schraeder has never lost a snowball fight Atlanta Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder inked a new and shiny deal last season. Now we’re thrilled they got it done when they did, because it saved...

Read 21 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Desmond Trufant injury: Star cornerback won’t participate in OTAs

The Falcons are playing it cautiously with their best cornerback. The major injury to Desmond Trufant didn’t cost the Falcons a shot at the Super Bowl, but it’s difficult not to wonder how much better...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons: Derrick Coleman Offers Super Bowl Lessons

The Atlanta Falcons have a long road ahead to recover form their Super Bowl 51 collapse, but they hope that Derrick Coleman will help the cause. When an NFL offense is at work on the field, it’s...

Read 1 day ago, NFL Spin Zone, Atlanta Falcons

Considering Kyle Shanahan’s time in Atlanta in assessing draft possibilities

The 49ers need playmakers on offense, and Shanahan’s history could offer some clues about next month’s Draft. The San Francisco 49ers hired Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch to overhaul an organization that...

Read 1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons

Vote for the greatest Falcons draft pick of all-time

Who will triumph? As promised, we’re going to vote on the greatest Falcons draft pick of all-time. WHO WILL TRIUMPH!? Probably Matt Ryan. One quick note: Jessie Tuggle was nominated numerous times, but...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons just waiting for Chris Chester to retire, says Thomas Dimitroff

Expect the Falcons to have a new right guard this season. Chris Chester was part of one of the best offensive lines in football last season, but he’s 34 years old. His career has to be winding down, and...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

New Atlanta Falcons stadium’s roof has some issues, opening may be delayed

The new $1.5 billion stadium is reportedly having some issues and may not open on time. The new Atlanta Falcons stadium was nearly guaranteed to be complete in time. Construction is so close to complete....

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Malcolm Butler to the Saints is the last major piece to fall in the NFC South

The Saints have a chance to upgrade their secondary, perhaps massively, but it will come at a cost. The Falcons, Buccaneers, and Panthers are probably going to be largely content to improve via the draft...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints

Thomas Dimitroff: Hoping to ink Desmond Trufant, Devonta Freeman contracts by training camp

Fact: Thomas Dimitroff owns 43 pairs of bike shorts Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff isn’t the novice he once was. He’s been there, he’s done that, he’s burned through truckloads of hair...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

NFL rule changes finalized: emphasis on player safety continues

Fact: Rich McKay only has one ear The Atlanta Falcons cast some important votes regarding new rule proposals this week. We’ve discussed a few of the proposed changes over the past few days, some that...

Read 1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Happy Atlanta Falcons Day!

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Read 2 days ago, Patriots Life, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons

Calendar is making sad Falcons fans relive pain

Calendar is making sad Falcons fans relive pain

Sorry, Falcons fans.         

Read 2 days ago, USA Today, Atlanta Falcons

Thomas Dimitroff suddenly strong supporter of new overtime rules

The Atlanta Falcons general manager has curiously become a big supporter of both teams getting a chance in overtime. I can’t remember Thomas Dimitroff being a big supporter of overtime reform in past years,...

Read 2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

“Falcons Day” Sparks Wave of Charitable Donation in Carolina under #HowWillYou25

Twenty-Five dollar donations are pouring into the pockets of local charities of Carolina Panthers athletes. 3-28-17 is the first annual, unofficial (we can’t stress that enough), “Falcons Day” across the...

Read 2 days ago, Cat Scratch Reader, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons training camp: Four roster battles to anticipate

We’re a long way from training camp, but we can always dream ahead. This is an unusually good, complete Falcons team, one that figures to have 18-20 starters settled going into the year. That means the...

Read 2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will still have the cheapest concessions around

And there was much rejoicing. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is edging closer to completion by the day, and like every Falcons fan, I can’t wait to check it out. The Braves also have a new stadium, and while I’m...

Read 2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Report: Atlanta Falcons thrilled to welcome back dynamic defender Kemal Ishmael

Fact: Kemal Ishmael never chews with his mouth open Atlanta Falcons safety/linebacker/special teamer extraordinaire Kemal Ishmael is solid. That’s an odd way to describe a football player, but it’s an...

Read 2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

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