FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 179 “This Year Versus Last Year”

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Allen and I are joined by The Falcoholic’s DW to preview the upcoming matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. During this episode, we discuss a bevy of topics including some of the following:

  • (3:05) What is at stake in Week Four and whether the Falcons defense is ready for the test.
  • (9:35) A deep discussion of whether Bryan Cox is to blame for the lack of pass rush and progress in Vic Beasley’s game.
  • (22:10) How the Falcons offensive line matches up with a physical Panthers defensive line.
  • (25:05) Other exploitable matchups the Falcons could win against the Panthers including the type of impact that a healthier Julio Jones can have this week.
  • (35:15) The Falcons struggles in coverage including their issues against tight ends, Sean Weatherspoon’s decline and Ricardo Allen’s upside.
  • (47:15) DW makes the case why the Falcons are a more formidable matchup against the Panthers this year, including a nod to Matt Ryan’s improved confidence and comfort.
  • (49:40) DW gives his detailed thoughts on his feelings about Ra’Shede Hageman in the aftermath of his domestic violence charges.
  • (54:05) We each give our prediction over the outcome of this week’s game.

DW departs (57:15) and Allen makes a comparison between the Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams and Aaron decides to be positive for 90 seconds (at 1:02:30).

Episode 179: This Year vs. Last Year [Download]

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

DW can be found on twitter: @FalcoholicDW, and also writes for The Falcoholic.

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

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3 Comments on "FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 179 “This Year Versus Last Year”"

  1. Best episode use listened to! A lot of good game breakdown.
    All the point about the difference in this year’s defense and last year’s was great. I’ve noticed it’s mistakes not lack of talent (not talking about defensive line)

    Also the only way I see them winning is if they can get the running game going! Freeman looks really good and explosive when he’s in. And last game was a great example of why I believe they’re splitting the carries be freeman came in fresh at the end of the game and finished the saints and could of scored again.

  2. The running game is rocking right now! I’m not a homer/blind optimist but 600 yards and 5 TDs in 3 games will at least give them the confidence to stick with the run for Play action’s sake I hope. Looking for the Falcons to prove Aaron wrong for the 3rd straight week!

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