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Atlanta Falcons sign free-agent DT Terrell McClain

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — Defensive tackle Terrell McClain has a new home after taking a free-agent tour with the Cowboys, 49ers and Dolphins. The Falcons on Friday signed McClain to a contract, the team announced.
  • 14 days ago
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Falcons QB Matt Ryan wanted deal done before camp

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — Five years ago, discussion of a Matt Ryan contract extension nearly lingered into training camp. Ryan and the Falcons made sure to avoid controversy this year by agreeing to the largest contract...
  • 18 days ago
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David Fizdale Is Totally Going to Save the Knicks

NY Times (MICHAEL POWELL) — Another supposed savior is coming to Madison Square Garden, where James L. Dolan’s magic touch surely awaits.
  • 21 days ago
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David Fizdale Said to Be Hired as Knicks Coach

NY Times (VICTOR MATHER) — Fizdale, 43, replaces Jeff Hornacek and takes over a team that has just one playoff series win in the last 18 years.
  • 22 days ago
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A Polyglot N.B.A. Swears by One Thing: That Call Was #@!&

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — With the influx of international players has come a milieu of swearing on the court in many languages, confounding referees who are often the target.
  • 25 days ago
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Blog Articles

Thomas Dimitroff shares insight into Matt Ryan’s contract negotiations

The Falcoholic (Cory Woodroof) — It’s quite fascinating to hear the team’s perspective during the process. On the latest episode of former NFL exec Andrew Brandt’s podcast “The Business of Sports,” his friend and Falcons ...
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof enters “final phase” of construction and automation

The Falcoholic (Matthew Chambers) — The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United will be able to push a button to open up the stadium roof, which, for the record, has been open before. It’s the slow period of the offseason, and no one...
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The Falcoholic’s post-draft 2018 review: Linebacker

The Falcoholic (Allen Strk) — As Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell continue to develop into outstanding players, Duke Riley needs to prove he belongs in his second season. When dissecting Dan Quinn’s remarkable defensive...
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Ricardo Allen has yet to sign tender, says he hopes for contract extension

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — He’s a deserving candidate, but he’s third or fourth in line at the moment. Ricardo Allen has done everything that has been asked of him since he joined the Falcons . He went to the practice...
  • 12 hr 24 min ago

The Falcoholic Live: Ep40 - OTAs, Julio’s Contract, & Roster Discussion

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 8:10pm ET as they break down the latest news coming from OTAs, talk about Julio’s contract, and give their hottest takes on the Falcons’ roster. Watch...
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Throwback Thursday Series: Big Ben Right

The Falcoholic (Adnan Ikic) — Maybe the single greatest play in Atlanta Falcons history. We’re in the dead period of football (you can read about how much I hate this period here ), and with it we don’t have much to talk...
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The Falcons will have the third-most expensive offense in 2018

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — So that offense better be great. Look, the Atlanta Falcons offense has all the talent in the world. We’ve said it a million times, and regardless of how untrue it looked at times in 2017,...
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How has the NFC South changed coming into 2018?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Who is better, and what does it mean? Recently, we’ve spent a little time talking about how tough the NFC South and the broader NFC are likely to be, which will make for an uphill battle for...
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Falcons sign fullback Ricky Ortiz, waive cornerback Joseph Putu

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — That fullback competition is HEATING UP. The Atlanta Falcons now have a three man fullback competition. That’s exciting. TRANSACTION: We have signed FB Ricky Ortiz and have waived CB...
  • 2 days ago

The NFL’s latest anthem decision proves the league will never escape from a problem of its own making

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The league’s inability to treat itself as just a business threatens to overshadow yet another season. Somewhere along the line, the NFL came to see itself as more than a sports league. The...
  • 2 days ago

The Falcoholic’s 2018 post-draft roster preview: Defensive Tackle

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — The Falcons have the awesome Grady Jarrett headlining the DT rotation, but what can we expect from the rest of the group? The Falcoholic’s 2018 post-draft roster preview rolls ever onward, and...
  • 2 days ago

Is Takk McKinley primed for a breakout year? Yes, says one NFL writer

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We tend to agree. Takkarist McKinley showed Falcons fans that he had special talent in his rookie season, as he managed some great games and dominant stretches despite some pretty limited...
  • 2 days ago

Very good CB Robert Alford ranks among best 2017 positional playmakers

The Falcoholic (Cory Woodroof) — Fact: Robert Alford is good at football. Falcons cornerback Robert Alford , who is a very good football player, ranked among the best football players at his position in 2017 when it comes...
  • 2 days ago

Atlanta Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian must prioritize downfield targets for Julio Jones in 2018

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Steve Sarkisian has a very large rhubarb garden Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is getting a lot of attention this week. Let’s set aside his contract “situation” for a moment...
  • 2 days ago
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Atlanta Falcons talk: What was your first memory of the team?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Playoff victory, regular season loss, or iconic moment? We talk a lot about Falcons history here, but we don’t necessarily talk about Falcons memories as often. Part of that might be the more...
  • 3 days ago
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Report: Eagles to release linebacker Mychal Kendricks, once a rumored Falcons trade target

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Expect Atlanta to be interested in the veteran linebacker. The Atlanta Falcons aren’t exactly flush with cash, but even so, I fully expect them to pursue interesting players as they become...
  • 3 days ago
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Arthur Blank: Julio Jones will be in Atlanta forever, everything “will be fine”

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We certainly hope he’s right. Inevitably, any talk of an adjusted, updated, or extended contract creates some angst in the fanbase and plenty of interest from local and national media. We...
  • 3 days ago
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What we know about the 2018 draft class after one day of OTAs and rookie minicamp

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A few things, with much still to learn. We don’t yet know how the rookie class is going to fare for the Falcons , and we’re a long way from seeing them in any meaningful game action. That...
  • 3 days ago
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Falcons 2018 53-man roster projection: Entirely-too-early Edition

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — The Falcons are absolutely stacked with talent, which means some quality players are likely to get cut at the end of the preseason. Here’s our first crack at predicting the final 53-man roster and...
  • 3 days ago
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Cam Jordan says Matt Ryan is rattled by hits, but is he right?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Spoiler: We don’t think so. By now, you’ve probably seen that Cam Jordan had some comments about Matt Ryan yesterday. Jordan is one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers—arguably the best, at...
  • 3 days ago
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