Training Camp: Day 6 Report

The Falcons will have today off from practice. League rules enacted after the new CBA prohibit teams from practicing after six consecutive days of practice. But here is the buzz emerging from the Falcons on their sixth day of practice from various media outlets: Julio takes on Deion. ‘Nuff said. Rookie offensive tackle Ryan Schraeder has been generating some buzz as he’s worked against the backup defensive line. I should...

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Ranking the Falcons: No. 28 Bradie Ewing
Jul14

Ranking the Falcons: No. 28 Bradie Ewing

Here is the scoring system and now it’s time to look at the 28th-ranked player in fullback Bradie Ewing. Total Score: 44 Player Grade: 49 out of 100 Teams he could start for: 11 out of 32 Teams he is best position player: 5 out of 32 Teams he could find role on: 11 out of 32 Peak-Year Bonus: +4 Positional Bonus: +2 Ewing is a relative unknown after tearing his ACL on the first special teams play of last summer’s preseason...

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Camp Battles 2013: Running Back
Jul13

Camp Battles 2013: Running Back

The top of the Falcons depth chart at this position is fairly set in stone. Newcomer Steven Jackson will be the feature back and likely get the brunt of the workload in 2013. Behind him will be Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling. How much either player is worked in the lineup will be dependent on Jackson’s early season production as well as their own. Both players are excellent third down options, but Jackson also is adept in...

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Takeaways from Last Week – June 17
Jun17

Takeaways from Last Week – June 17

This past week, I posted a scouting report and a breakdown of why Falcons new running back Steven Jackson will be a key player for the team this season. I think this week I’ll do the same for the team’s other big free agent acquisition: defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But in watching more tape of Osi’s 2012 season with the New York Giants, I keep coming away confused. Not because Osi isn’t a good player, since he...

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Falcons Needs: Fullback
Jan31

Falcons Needs: Fullback

The Falcons made a commitment to retain this position in their offense by drafting Bradie Ewing last April in the fifth round. Ewing missed all of his rookie season with an ACL tear, suffered in the preseason opener. While fullback won’t be a pivotal position in the Falcons offense, the team would not have deemed it necessary to draft Ewing if it wasn’t going to offer some value. The team began the 2012 season with Lousaka...

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