Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Falcons still seeking right formula on offensive line

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

McGary returned in the fourth to replace Ty Sambrailo, but the line was making other adjustments with Jamon Brown filling in for Lindstrom. The line adjusted on the fly to help produce the winning drive, but quarterback Matt Ryan threw three interceptions, and the run game took a step back with an average of 3.4 yards on 17 carries. Starter Devonta Freeman has run 19 times for just 41 yards in two games.

Falcons-Colts Preview

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II understands this week's challenge each time he pops in an Atlanta Falcons tape. He sees quarterback Matt Ryan, the 2016 league MVP, adjusting on the fly to new wrinkles posed by defensive coordinators. He sees Julio Jones , the fast, physical two-time All-Pro receiver, and the emerging Calvin Ridley, who posted his second career 100-yard game last weekend, stressing secondaries.

Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 3

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

We're now two weeks into fantasy football and hopefully you have a spotless record with consecutive wins or you were able to get back up to . Before we can get ready for Week 3, lineups need to be set, decisions need to be made and let's take a look at how last week's predictions fared. Week 2 Results Start 'Em QB: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: 320 Passing Yards, 3 Passing TD, 3 INT, 19.1 PTS RB: Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills: 57 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing TD, 11.7 PTS WR: Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys: 6 Receptions, 68 Receiving YDS, 12.8 PTS TE: Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens: 8 Receptions, 112 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 25.2 PTS Sit 'Em QB: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings: 230 Passing ...

How long will the leash be for Isaac Seumalo this time around?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

As if the Eagles didn't have enough problems with injuries, a reasonably healthy offensive line sprung a leak in Atlanta on Sunday night. "I have the utmost trust in him," Doug Pederson said. According to Pro Football Focus, Seumalo was responsible for eight total pressures in pass protection - six hurries and two sacks - and of the 191 offensive lineman who appeared in an NFL game in Week 2, none graded out worse.

Falcons sign former Vikings punter Wile as Bosher’s backup

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons have a new backup plan if punter Matt Bosher hasn't recovered from a groin injury by Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Matt Wile worked on punts and kickoffs on Wednesday, one day after he was signed to the practice squad. Wile was Minnesota's punter in 2018 , and he spent time with the Falcons in 2016.

A country song with an NFL verse: Kaleb McGary’s rocky, inspiring life

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Kaleb McGary hunts bears alone in remote Washington state. So, yeah, an onrushing defensive tackle isn't exactly the most intimidating sight he's ever faced. McGary, a first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year, describes his tumultuous life as a country song, and it's added a couple new verses since he arrived in Atlanta.

Eagles have many injuries, and they called off their regular practice on Wednesday

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The Eagles are so banged up, coach Doug Pederson took the rare step of calling off practice on Wednesday. Eagles have long injury list The Eagles shifted to a walkthrough on Wednesday instead, which they did late last season according to Zach Berman of The Athletic. But that was in the final weeks of a long season.

Colts’ Reich on Vinatieri: ‘Adam is our kicker’

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich reiterated his faith in Adam Vinatieri on Monday, one day after the 46-year-old kicker missed at least two attempts for the second straight game. "Adam is our kicker," Reich said, per The Athletic. Reich added Vinatieri will kick for the Colts (1-1) against the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) on Sunday.

Falcons again release defense tackle Ra’Shede Hageman

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured Ra'Shede Hageman, ending the defensive tackle's comeback attempt with the team. The Falcons signed Hageman on April 19 , giving him a second chance with the team. The 29-year-old Hageman, who started a combined 16 games in 2015 and 2016, was suspended for the first two games this season for a violation of the substance abuse policy following a DWI arrest.

Colts coach Frank Reich: Adam Vinatieri ‘is our kicker’

Monday, September 16th, 2019

On Sunday, Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri missed two extra point attempts in a win over the Tennessee Titans. The performance arrived a week after Vinatieri missed two field goals and an extra point in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Vinatieri's cryptic message The 46-year-old told reporters Sunday “you'll hear from me tomorrow,” leading to speculation that the likely future Hall of Famer would announce his retirement amid the rough start to his 24th season in the league.