FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 146 “Three-Way Hug With Ovie Mughelli and Jayson Thibault”

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Allen and I are joined by former Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli and comedian Jayson Thibault of Punch Drunk Sports on this week’s episode.

With Ovie, we discuss his career with the Falcons and what he has been up to since his NFL career ended in 2012. Other topics we hit include:

  • His adjustment to entering the NFL and working against players like Ray Lewis in Baltimore
  • The different relationships and playing styles of Michael Turner versus Jamal Lewis
  • Death of the fullback position in today’s NFL
  • Watching the Falcons scramble for fullbacks after his departure
  • The tough transition to a post-football career
  • What it was like playing for Mike Smith
  • The drop off in talent and lack of physicality currently on Falcons roster
  • His assessment of current Falcon fullback Patrick DiMarco’s ceiling

Jayson jumps in around the 48:10 mark and our conversation turns more to the Falcons 2015 season and the problems that ail them. We get Jayson’s thoughts on the following topics among others:

  • How many “legit” wins the Falcons have
  • Struggles the Falcons could have if they limp into the playoffs
  • Ted Ginn’s resurrection at the hands of Cam Newton
  • The Falcons lack of weapons at wide receiver and tight end
  • If there are any growing concerns/regrets about the new coaching staff
  • Impending roster turnover the Falcons could face in 2016
  • The search for a scapegoat: Matt Ryan, Kyle Shanahan or Thomas Dimitroff?
  • Breakdown of the Falcons’ 2015 rookie class
  • The team’s 2015 underwhelming free-agent signings and which players might be targets in 2016

Episode 146: Three-Way Hug With Ovie Mughelli and Jayson Thibault [Download]

Duration: 1 hours, 52 minutes

Ovie is on twitter: @OvieMughelli34. He is currently an analyst for ACC football on Fox Sports South. You can find out more about the Ovie Mughelli Foundation by clicking here.

Jayson is on twitter: @theteeb, and you can check out his podcast at Punch Drunk Sports.

Allen covers the Falcons for The Falcoholic. His twitter handle is: @Allen_Strk.

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