FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 180 “Landmark Performance”

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Allen and I are back to discuss the Atlanta Falcons’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Week Four with our Falcoholic friends: Will McFadden and Kyle McClendon. Will is up to bat first as our third wheel and with him we discuss the following topics among many other things:

  • (3:30) Julio Jones having the game of his life and what cornerback presents any potential challenge to him including thoughts on upcoming matchups like Aqib Talib and Richard Sherman.
  • (13:30) We discuss the impact of Taylor Gabriel and what he’s added to the offense.
  • (18:10) Matt Ryan’s improved play and whether anybody can nitpick his performances.
  • (24:15) Which player has been the biggest surprise on defense and Deion Jones’ ability to play above expectations.
  • (28:15) The injury to Sean Weatherspoon, Kemal Ishmael’s ability to fill the void and other possible depth needs that are looming on the Falcons roster.
  • (34:15) Will briefly laments over Georgia’s soul-crushing loss against Tennessee.

Will ducks out and Kyle joins the show (37:00) to discuss several of the following topics and more:

  • (37:15) We give some love for the improved pass rush and the issues Cam Newton couldn’t overcome on Sunday.
  • (43:15) Discussion of the play of the Falcons secondary with focus on Desmond Trufant’s lockdown ability, Robert Alford’s inconsistency and Brian Poole’s workman-like play.
  • (50:15) The near flawlessness of the Falcons offense and more discussion of Matt Ryan along with Aldrick Robinson’s value.
  • (58:20) Kyle discusses his belief that the Panthers’ defensive scheme set their defensive backs up for failure against the Falcons.
  • (1:02:20) Where Alex Mack ranks on Falcons’ free-agent additions with some love thrown to Jon Asamoah amidst it all.
  • (1:08:00) More discussion of what Ishmael could bring at linebacker and how his strengths vs. weaknesses have been affected by the Falcons’ defensive scheme.

Kyle departs (1:13:25) and Allen and I finish out the show with shout-outs on iTunes.

Episode 180: Landmark Performance [Download]

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

Will writes for The Falcoholic and Saturday Down South. He is also on twitter: @willmcfadden

Kyle writes for The Falcoholic. His twitter handle is: @KyleWMcClendon

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

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