Team Needs: Falcons Tackles Could be Shuffled Around
Jan31

Team Needs: Falcons Tackles Could be Shuffled Around

The issue the Atlanta Falcons face in terms of their offensive tackle position isn’t necessarily about whether certain players will return, but rather what roles they might return in. Although some had the foresight to question it, it’s become abundantly clear in hindsight that the contract the Falcons gave left tackle Sam Baker last March was a bad one. The team is faced with the scenario of paying him an option bonus...

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Takeaways from Last Week – August 12
Aug12

Takeaways from Last Week – August 12

I don’t feel the need to really discuss the Falcons preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. I spent 4,300 words breaking down nearly every player on the roster on both offense and defense, an hour-long podcast, as well as seeing which players’ stock is up and down following the game. But the one thing I do think is worthwhile mentioning about the preseason opener is just many of the reactions I’ve seen and...

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Mike Johnson goes on IR, Falcons add backup OT

The Falcons made a decision in regards to tackle Mike Johnson’s future, announcing today that they have placed him on injured reserve. Johnson suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg during Tuesday’s joint practice session with the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson was penciled in to be the team’s starting right tackle, but his injury has now given way to second-year tackle Lamar Holmes. The team also announced that...

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Training Camp: Day 12 Report

Wednesday served as a pre-game walkthrough day for the Falcons in preparation for tomorrow night’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony Gonzalez’s return to Atlanta is not expected until around August 17 per John Manasso of FOX Sports. It has been previously noted that Gonzalez is expected to return for the third and fourth preseason games, the former of which will be played against the Tennessee Titans on...

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Where do Falcons turn at right tackle?
Aug07

Where do Falcons turn at right tackle?

Mike Johnson is down and not likely to return anytime soon for the Falcons. It puts the pressure on Lamar Holmes to step up and man the right tackle position that most were expected him to win outright when the team opted to cut Tyson Clabo in the off-season. Pressure will be on Holmes this year, as the Falcons offensive line is the biggest weakness on their offense. It has struggled throughout each of the past two regular seasons,...

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