FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 171 “Starts With Kyle, Ends With Shanahan”

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Allen and I return with help from Blogging Dirty’s Eric Robinson and Punch Drunk Sports’ Jayson Thibault to discuss the Atlanta Falcons. With Eric, we recap the Falcons’ disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins while also previewing their upcoming matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars to close out the preseason. We hit on the following topics, among several others with Eric:

  • (3:00) Looking for any surprises among the first round of cuts
  • (5:50) The addition of veteran safety DaShon Goldson and what sort of impact can be expected upon Keanu Neal’s healthy return
  • (14:35) Grady Jarrett’s dominance vs. Miami and Ra’Shede Hageman’s develop through three summers
  • (25:40) The “competition” at right guard and other topics along the offensive line including Ryan Schraeder’s ability to matchup against elite pass-rushers in 2016 and the continued problems of Mike Person’s snapping
  • (38:00) Previewing the position battles to watch in this week’s game against the Jaguars, including the team’s lack of running back depth
  • (42:50) The battle for the backup spots at the wide receiver position and Mohamed Sanu’s (lack of) impact
  • (47:25) Assigning blame to Kyle Shanahan and/or Matt Ryan when it comes to the offensive struggles

Eric departs the show and Jayson joins us at (52:40) to give his concerns about the upcoming Falcons season.

  • (55:45) The value of preseason games
  • (58:30) The upside and potential of the defense, including discussions of Vic Beasley, the pass rush and an over/under on the number of sacks the Falcons will have in 2016
  • (1:05:10) Added value of veteran depth at certain positions including cornerback, linebacker and safety
  • (1:12:05) Expectations for Sanu’s in 2016 and how the Falcons could split up Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman’s workloads
  • (1:16:50) Avoiding Matt Ryan in fantasy football and whether he can afford another down year
  • (1:24:25) Jayson ranks the NFC South rivals by level of hatred and makes fun of Roberto Aguayo
  • (1:37:45) Falcons fantasy sleepers
  • (1:39:20) Whether the Dallas Cowboys are more excited now without Tony Romo than with him

Episode 171: Starts With Kyle, Ends With Shanahan [Download]

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

Eric covers the Falcons and the draft for Blogging Dirty and DBN Fanatics. He also writes for RSEN ReportNFL Mocks and 1340AM FOX Sports Radio. His twitter account is @ERobinsonRSEN

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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1 Comment on "FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 171 “Starts With Kyle, Ends With Shanahan”"

  1. Zachariah Jones | September 7, 2016 at 11:16 pm |

    Is Grady Jarret going to be in the nickle!!!!!!????? He has to be right?

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