Why Mike Smith Should Not be on the Hot Seat
Sep23

Why Mike Smith Should Not be on the Hot Seat

Ninety-seven percent. That’s the chances that an NFL kicker makes a field goal inside 25 yards. It also represents the chances that an NFL team wins a game in which they are plus-4 on turnover margin. And it is the chances that the Atlanta Falcons do not win the Super Bowl this season. I have been seeing and hearing a lot in the past twelve or so hours since the Falcons’ 27-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins on how the Falcons...

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Takeaways from Week 3
Sep23

Takeaways from Week 3

I have become increasingly aware of the fact that over the years part of my duties as a Falcons blogger is being able to talk my fellow fans down from the ledge. Under Mike Smith, losses by the Falcons are relatively rare and thus it seems that the negativity is magnified during the weeks following a loss. People have to get all the negativity that they are used to getting out over a 12-loss Falcon season in less than half as many...

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Dolphins drop Falcons in Comeback Win
Sep22

Dolphins drop Falcons in Comeback Win

The Falcons’ record drops to 1-2 with a 27-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins on the road. The Falcons got off to another good start, getting an early 10-0 lead in the first half, but couldn’t finish thanks to a game-winning drive led by Ryan Tannehill in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan led the way, completing 23 of 38 passes for 231 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception. Jacquizz Rodgers led the Falcons...

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Pudge’s Picks – Week 3

As I mentioned on Thursday, I am not coming off a strong week as I went 7-9 last week. Things didn’t fare well on Thursday, after another disappointing showing from the Eagles against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Sloppy games for both teams, but the Eagles were even sloppier with too many turnovers. They looked like the Eagles’ team of last season with their penchant for gift-wrapping points for the opposing team...

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Inside The Game: Week 2 vs. St. Louis Rams

This game was a bit deceptive.  From first glance, it appears as if the offensive line was horrible (and parts were) but what you’ll see in this week’s review is many times the pressure is designed so that the offensive linemen can get up field and block for a designed screen pass.  This certainly wasn’t the case for all the pressure but was for a good chunk of it.  Interestingly on defense  there was a noteable...

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Baker, Jackson Out vs. Dolphins

The Falcons announced their injury report for Sunday’s road matchup against the Miami Dolphins today. On it, offensive tackle Sam Baker was listed as out with knee and foot injuries after a week of not practicing. Running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) is also out, although his absence was known earlier this week. Baker will likely be replaced at left tackle by starting right tackle Lamar Holmes. In Holmes’ stead, Jeremy...

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Pudge’s Picks – Thursday Night Week 3

Not a very good week for me in Week 2. I went 7-9 against the spread, but 11-5 on my straight picks. That brings my season record to 18-14 against the spread, and 25-7 straight up. I will have to try and bounce back with a stronger week this wee So I need to come through tonight. Although in Week 1, I missed on the Thursday Night game and killed it on Sunday. And last week, I hit on Thursday night, but got killed on Sunday....

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 39 “Is the Sky Falling?”

Allen and I break down our thoughts on all of the injuries that have hit the Falcons this week, including assessing whether losing Sean Weatherspoon, Steven Jackson, or Kroy Biermann will impact the team the most … We also look at how the Falcons can potentially replace those guys, including how the team should use Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers … Questions about whether the Falcons should bring in another pass rusher...

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Falcons sign Gaither and Chaney; promote DiMarco
Sep17

Falcons sign Gaither and Chaney; promote DiMarco

The Falcons announced the signings of free agent linebackers Omar Gaither and Jamar Chaney to the roster today. The team also officially announced the previously reported signing of linebacker Chase Thomas to the practice squad, as he will replace fullback Patrick DiMarco, who was promoted to the active roster. Gaither and Chaney are both former Philadelphia Eagles, having both played for the team in 2010. After that season, Gaither...

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Falcons add Thomas to practice squad

Linebacker Chase Thomas announced via his twitter that he has been signed to the Falcons practice squad. Likely indicating that other roster moves are imminent as the Falcons deal with the three vacant spots on their roster following the placement of Kroy Biermann, Bradie Ewing, and Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve. happy to say i just got signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad #blessed never quit on your dreams —...

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