Draft Needs: Do Falcons Need Another Backup Quarterback?

While it’s clear the Falcons are set at the starting quarterback with Matt Ryan, there is an adage in the NFL that you’re only as good as your backup at that position. Earlier this offseason, I discussed the team’s need at quarterback, mentioning the possibility that there is significant room for improvement in terms of their backup situation at the position. Dominique Davis has talent worth developing but is he...

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Team Needs: Falcons Take Risk Without a Backup Quarterback
Jan27

Team Needs: Falcons Take Risk Without a Backup Quarterback

If polled, a majority Atlanta Falcons fans would probably tell you that it was by some miracle that quarterback Matt Ryan made it through the entire 2013 season healthy. According to Advanced NFL Stats, Ryan was hit 90 times, the fifth most allowed of any team in the NFL this past season. That was up from 83 hits he suffered in 2012 over 18 games, and continued the now six-year trend of ever-increasing punishment suffered by Ryan....

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Gonzalez Questionable But Expected to Play vs. Saints
Nov21

Gonzalez Questionable But Expected to Play vs. Saints

Yesterday, the Atlanta Falcons announced their injury report for their Thursday Night contest against NFC South Division rival, the New Orleans Saints. On it, tight end Tony Gonzalez was among several players listed as questionable with a toe injury, but according to head coach Mike Smith (via ESPN’s Vaughn McClure), he is expected to play. Gonzalez did not participate in practices on Monday and Tuesday this week, but did...

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Takeaways from Last Week – September 2
Sep02

Takeaways from Last Week – September 2

Are the decisions made by the Falcons in finalizing their 53-man roster symptomatic of a complacent team?

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Waiver Wire Scouting: Quarterbacks
Sep01

Waiver Wire Scouting: Quarterbacks

The Falcons have lost quarterback Sean Renfree for the season as he suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder in the preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That leaves the potential for the Falcons to bring in a veteran quarterback given some of the struggles that Dominique Davis has had this summer. Several players were released or waived by their respective teams over the weekend, and I want to look at those that I...

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