Atlanta Falcons

Free agency 2019: which offensive linemen should the Falcons zero in on?

Fact: Alex Mack once milked a mini-goat Falcons head coach Dan Quinn isn’t happy about the state of the offensive line. He publicly declared his willingness to move on from everyone not named Alex Mack or Jake Matthews a couple weeks back. While the Falcons have a number of important expenses on the...

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10 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' McKinley with family after evaluation

Takkarist McKinley is with a family member in Oakland, California, after undergoing a mental evaluation. An Atlanta Falcons spokesman told The Associated Press that McKinley was "in a good spot."

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11 hours ago, ESPN, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley with family members following mental evaluation in Los Angeles         

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11 hours ago, USA Today, Atlanta Falcons

New Orleans Officials to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Saints Still Coming

New Orleans officials fired back at Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for joking Tuesday she wanted to see "anybody other than the Saints " win Super Bowl LIII when it's held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb...

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12 hours ago, Bleacher Report, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints

How the Falcons offensive line could and should shake out in 2019

Will the Falcons truly turn over three spots on the offensive line, or will they try to make real improvements at two? The Falcons’ offensive line was one of the great strengths of the team throughout much of their magical 2016 run, but the number of times it has been a genuine asset instead of a liability...

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14 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

PFWA gives Falcons’ Julio Jones All-NFL and All-NFC honors, snubs Matt Ryan

Julio deserves the recognition, but so does Ryan. Julio Jones had a spectacular season, and the Pro Football Writers of America recognized his accomplishments by bestowing All-NFL and All-NFC honors on the wide receiver for the 2018 season. But they snubbed the hell out of Matt Ryan for All-NFC recognition. First...

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16 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

“Real chance” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy cut by Buccaneers

The Falcons are obviously in desperate need to add talent to both the lines this offseason. Former third overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft may see his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers end. After 123 games and an impressive 54.5 sacks, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound interior lineman may be on the lookout...

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17 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is a playmaker

Hindsight on the gift that fell into the Falcons’ lap on draft night 2018. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley established himself quite well in Year 1 of his NFL career after being selected by the Falcons with the No. 26 overall pick. No one expected it. Not me, not the writers on the Falcoholic staff, not...

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20 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic’s 2018 Falcons Positional Review: Offensive Line

A unit which struggled for the most part. The Atlanta Falcons came into the 2018 season expecting to field an upper-echelon offensive line, but were left disappointed after injuries and unexpected poor play saw the unit implode in front of Matt Ryan’s very eyes. The game of football is won and lost in...

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22 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Dive in to some mid-week links. The NFL’s Conference Championship games are this Sunday, and our last, best hope to keep the Saints out of the Super Bowl in Atlanta falls to the Los Angeles Rams. It’s a tall order to snag a win in New Orleans, but if any team is equipped to do it it’s the Rams and their...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley was undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles.

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1 day ago, ESPN, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons DE McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles         

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1 day ago, USA Today, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta prepares for Super Bowl amidst shutdown

Atlanta prepares for Super Bowl amidst shutdown

Two weeks before the biggest game in football descends on Atlanta, officials say they are doing everything to ensure it's a success. (Jan. 15)         

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1 day ago, USA Today, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons Takkarist McKinley detained by police after hotel incident

We’re hoping everything is okay surrounding Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takkarist McKinley. Just finishing up his second season in the NFL, something went horribly wrong for the former first-round pick in Southern California on Tuesday. According to this report from TMZ Sports, McKinley was detained...

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1 day ago, Sportsnaut, Atlanta Falcons

Ex-Falcons head coach Smith won't coach again

Mike Smith, former Bucs DC and Falcons head coach, says he doesn't plan on coaching again.u

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1 day ago, ESPN, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons TE Austin Hooper headed to the Pro Bowl

He’s done it! After previously being selected as an alternate for this year’s Pro Bowl, Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper will now participate in the game. It’s been announced that the 3rd-year tight end will replace Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz on the NFC Roster. Hooper finished the 2018...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta mayor wants ‘anybody other than the Saints’ in Super Bowl

The NFL is set to arrive in Atlanta next week as final preparations begin in earnest for Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was asked last week which teams she would like to play in her town in the Super Bowl. Her response is hardly surprising given...

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1 day ago, Yard Barker, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints

Former Falcons HC Mike Smith retiring from coaching

Smitty says “it’s time to do something different.” After spending the better part of three seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is set to pursue other career options. Smith told NFL reporter Alex Marvez of his intentions to leave...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Newly minted Falcons game and clock management coach Kyle Flood may be bolting to Alabama

He’d be re-joining Steve Sarkisian, who he assisted in 2017 and 2018. Kyle Flood was just promoted to a senior assistant role last week, taking on the suddenly critical role of game clock management for a coaching staff accused of being lousy at both of those things. Now it appears the Falcons might...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Bright spots in a dim year:  Deadrin Senat is a beast

The Falcons found a hidden gem in the third-round nose tackle. Over the next week or so, we’ll look at the bright spots on this roster we didn’t have the time or energy to really praise during the regular season. After that, we’ll take a closer look at some of the players who didn’t meet our expectations. The...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

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