Allen and I return this week with The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas and Nate Butler to recap the Atlanta Falcons’ thrilling Week 16 win over the Carolina Panthers and preview their Week 17 matchup with the New Orleans Saints.
Jeanna is first up on the show and we discuss a litany of topics centering on the Panthers game, including the following:
- The atmosphere within the Georgia Dome and whether the Panthers win was the best game of 2015.
- Emergence of Ra’Shede Hageman and Vic Beasley in Week 16.
- Bubble players like Malliciah Goodman getting longer looks in the last few games of the season.
- Lingering issues along the offensive line’s interior.
- Roddy White and Matt Ryan silencing some of their critics.
- Julio Jones’ spectacular catch and where it ranks among past eye-popping plays.
- Offensive balance and the team staying committed to the run game.
- Dan Quinn’s questionable decision to kick a long field goal.
- How important it is for the Falcons to finish the season with another win in Week 17.
Nate jumps on the show at the 55:35-mark to preview the Saints game. With him we discuss the following topics among others:
- How “dabbing” can lead to self-inflicted injuries.
- Beasley’s playmaking skills reminding of John Abraham.
- Brandon Browner’s excessive penalties and the positive matchups it could create.
- How the Falcons might deploy their nickel corners and whether Desmond Trufant should see more time in the slot.
- The return of Chris Owens to Atlanta and what other corners we’ve loved to hate over the years.
- Whether the Falcons need to continue looking for scapegoats.
- The value of late-round draft picks this upcoming offseason.
- The influence of Croatian vowels.
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
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