Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

LISTEN: Is This Matt Ryan’s Final Season With Falcons?

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

When Matt Ryan became the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, George W. Bush was still President of the United States. Now, three presidents later, Ryan is still the quarterback for the Falcons. But could this year be his last?

Arthur Smith, Matt Ryan hold healthy respect for Tom Brady

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Yeah, maybe even at Brady's age. "As healthy as he is and as good as he is playing right now, I think that's great motivation for all of us," Ryan said. "I've said it before.

Great Debate: Was Falcons early run game vs. Philly a mirage

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

When it comes to this run game, I think this thought can stand as relatable. I feel as though, between Patterson and Davis, they've set a tone that I wasn't quite prepared for them to set, which was that they could show that they can carry a more balanced offense. I understand Smith when he said he had to get away from the run in the second half because, well, you're down and time is ticking.

Nine months ago, the Bucs rallied past the Falcons and haven’t relented since

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

After all, the offensive components of that prolific stretch run — play-action, plenty of motion, clairvoyance between quarterback and receivers, pivotal chunk plays — again were prevalent against the Cowboys. That come-from-behind, 31-29 triumph was the Bucs’ eighth consecutive victory in which they scored at least 30 points, tying an NFL mark shared by two other Tom Brady-led offenses (2007 and 2010 Patriots).

Fantasy football preview: Week 2

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Falcons vs. Buccaneers For those that started quarterback Matt Ryan last week, it was certainly a let down. Ryan faced what was expected to be a below average pass defense and walked away with 7.36 fantasy points. Underwhelming to say the least.

Giants don’t deserve benefit of the doubt until they fix their football

Friday, September 17th, 2021

The Giants’ Week 3 visit from the rebuilding Atlanta Falcons looked like a win when the schedule came out. But after Thursday night’s debacle at Washington, there is no reason to assume the Giants (0-2) will be the better team in their next game, either. Dexter Lawrence, whose offsides penalty undid a victory at FedEx Field, described his defense’s problem insightfully on Friday. “We can’t all ...

Elliott Fry is back to kick field goals and chew bubblegum, and he’s out of bubblegum

Friday, September 17th, 2021

If you’re in the habit of getting attached to players on the Falcons practice squad, my advice would be simple: Don’t. Just days after the Falcons added guard Danny Isidora to the practice squad, he’s being released again. In his place is a familiar face in the form of Elliott Fry, the kicker the Falcons released a couple of days ago to...

Buccaneers Missing Key Defender? Falcons at Buccaneers Injury Report

Friday, September 17th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons season got off to a rough start last Sunday in a 32-6 loss to the Eagles, but the good news is most of the players came away relatively healthy as they prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rookie wide receiver Frank Darby was the only Falcon listed on the injury report published Thursday. Darby was limited in practice, and his status is still unknown for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Falcons HC Arthur Smith explains Kyle Pitts’ goal-line absence

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

"Certain plays, certain concepts we feel good, whether it’s Hayden or him," said Smith on Wednesday.

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

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