Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Falcons recap: Free agents, mock drafts and Ridley trade rumors

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

In today's Falcons recap, we look at free agency, a new mock draft and examine the Calvin Ridley trade rumors/speculation.

ESPN mock draft has Falcons selecting LSU cornerback

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

ESPN's draft analyst, Mel Kiper, unveiled his first mock of the offseason and has Atlanta targeting a cornerback to pair with A.J. Terrell.

Why MMA “Journalist” Matt Ryan Gets Emotional When He Hears the Name Colby Covington (2nd Edit)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Why MMA "Journalist" Matt Ryan Gets Emotional When He Hears the Name Colby Covington I was watching Combat Culture's play-by-play for UFC 267 on YouTube Saturday and I was enjoying the live stream until it happened. Out of nowhere "journalist" Matt Ryan unleashes a jaded tirade of emotional hogwash regarding welterweight contender and former interim champion Colby "Chaos" Covington.

Assessing Hayden Hurst, Kyle Pitts, tight ends — Falcons Breakdown

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith nailed their first-round selection in tight end, Kyle Pitts. The Unicorn was everything as advertised in year one, setting the Falcons rookie receiving record, gaining the second-most yards for a rookie tight end ever, all while defenses were focusing on taking him away as the Falcons top target. Pitts has credited some of his success to Hayden Hurst and Lee Smith, the other players in the tight end room who have helped give him advice and guidance through his fir...

Falcons 2022 mock draft: Offseason 1.0 Edition

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The 2021 regular season has come to a close, and things went about as well as possible for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 18 if you were rooting for a higher draft pick. With Seattle and Washington winning and Atlanta falling to 7-10 with a loss to the Saints, the Falcons jumped up to the 8th overall pick. While that might not matter much in terms of the players available to the team, it could matter a whole lot if the team is considering a trade down.

Analyzing futures of Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage — Falcons breakdown

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Who stays: Calvin Ridley, Olamide Zaccheus On the chopping block: Russell Gage Biggest offseason question: What will happen with Calvin Ridley? Despite reports that the Falcons and Ridley may be nearing a split, General Manager Terry Fontenot and Coach Arthur Smith's stance has remained consistent. "As an organization, we've done the best job we could to support Calvin and do everything we can for him," Fontenot said in his end of the year press conference.

Falcons add Liberty QB Malik Willis in Draft Wire’s latest mock

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Draft Wire's latest three-round mock draft has Atlanta adding defensive help early and selecting Liberty QB Malik Willis in round two.

Discussing futures for Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis and running backs — Falcons breakdown

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Cordarrelle Patterson had a breakout offensive season in his ninth NFL season. That, well, doesn't happen often. Or, ever, really.

Analyzing Matt Ryan’s first year under Arthur Smith, state of Falcons quarterbacks — Falcons breakdown

Monday, January 17th, 2022

There's logical optimism that Ryan will be better with a stronger roster if one can be assembled this offseason. A succession plan is coming but hasn't been executed yet, with the team's next franchise quarterback likely having yet to take a professional snap. We'll take a dive into each position group during our Falcons Breakdown, which evaluates each position group and what comes next: 2021 production: Matt Ryan: 375-for-560, 3,968 yards, 20 TDs, 12 INTs, 7.1 YPA, 90.4 passer rating Josh Rosen...

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 17

Monday, January 17th, 2022

It’s Monday, and we have our first offering of offseason links. All-Pro nods While the Falcons’ season did not go as they would have wanted, a couple of players put together the kind of year that gets you paid. Cornerback A.J. Terrell, notable Pro Bowl snub, was rewarded for his standout year by being named as a second-team All-Pro.