Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars
Aug29

Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars

While the majority of the Falcons roster is fairly settled, there remain some roster spots open. And many of them come at a few key positions, where a clear-cut winner has yet to emerge. Here are three key position battles where the player who has the best performance tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Falcons preseason finale could emerge the winner, while the loser seeks employment elsewhere. Fifth Wide Receiver: Darius...

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Roster Talk: Locks and Bubble Players

Back at the start of training camp, I made my projections on who would make the Falcons final roster. And frankly, I feel very good about most of them. I feel like I might be in the single digits with the number of ones where I was off on, which should work out to be only about a sixth of the roster. I’ll take that. But on the eve of the Falcons final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I want to discuss which...

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Reactions to Falcons-Bengals (Defense)
Aug09

Reactions to Falcons-Bengals (Defense)

It’s time to look at what the Falcons defense and special teams did against the Bengals in their preseason debut. From the scoreboard (34 points allowed) it would seem not particularly good. But there were some bright spots. As with what I did for my offensive reactions, I will go through each position group and highlight what I saw from individuals and make loose conclusions about them and their respective position battles....

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Camp Battles 2013: Safety
Jul22

Camp Battles 2013: Safety

Starters Thomas DeCoud and William Moore are both coming off Pro Bowl years. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan certainly had a positive effect on both of them as they proved to be one of the most opportunitic pair of safeties in the league. Neither player is expected to be challenged this summer and instead will be focusing upon building towards an even better 2013 season. But the backup spots behind them are potentially wide open as...

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Takeaways From Last Week – 2013 NFL Draft
Apr29

Takeaways From Last Week – 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL Draft was held this past weekend, and as usual it was an intriguing affair. I told my brother, who did not watch one minute of the draft mainly because his wife detests football, that this year’s draft was much like recent NBA Drafts meaning that in future years the 2013 draft class won’t be particularly memorable with its star appeal. Not to say this draft won’t produce good or even great NFL players,...

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