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Falcons hire former Bucs coach Dirk Koetter as new OC

NFL.com (Bergman, Jeremy) — Dirk Koetter is staying in the NFC South. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach is returning to Atlanta as the Falcons offensive coordinator, replacing Steve Sarkisian.
  • 13 days ago
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Falcons GM: 'We'll get a deal done' for Julio Jones

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he's not concerned about the timetable on revising star wide receiver Julio Jones' contract. Jones has two years remaining on his current deal.
  • 17 days ago
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Blog Articles

How the Falcons linebacker corps could and should shake out in 2019

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Deion Jones is a superstar, but who will be with him in 2019? For many positions on the roster in 2018, the story was either good or bad. Running back was largely a mess with some bright notes...
  • 13 hr 10 min ago

2018 let downs: Duke Riley struggled to right the ship during sophomore campaign

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Duke Riley’s mullet speaks six languages Falcons linebacker Duke Riley had big shoes to fill coming out of LSU. Just one year removed from the role of college backup, Riley was frequently...
  • 14 hr 4 min ago

The Falcoholic’s 2018 Falcons Positional Review: Linebackers

The Falcoholic (Allen Strk) — It was a mixed year for the young linebacker group. Similar to most positions on the roster, the Falcons had high expectations for their linebackers. Deion Jones established himself as a...
  • 19 hr 10 min ago

Faloholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 21

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Yesterday’s big news has nothing to do with the Falcons. Hi all, and welcome to Falcoholinks. For the heart of the offseason, we’ll be taking our links to twice per week, meaning we’ll post...
  • 21 hr 10 min ago

The Saints will not play in the Super Bowl in the Falcons’ stadium because they lost to the Rams

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Join me in celebrating our good fortune. It’s official. The Saints will not be hoisting the Lombardi under a shower of black and gold confetti in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. New...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

NFL Conference Championship Sunday predictions, analysis and open thread

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s Chiefs-Patriots and Saints-Rams this weekend. May the best (read: ones we like) teams win. Today’s the day. We are one game away from either having to see the Saints in the Super Bowl ...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

An early look at the free agency decisions ahead for the NFC South

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons aren’t alone in having some big decisions to make with their dollars. The season’s over and all that remains is to watch, apprehensively, as the Saints try to keep moving forward....
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

The Falcons shouldn’t let their strength at defensive tackle scare them away from adding more

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — An argument against leaning too heavily on need. The Falcons are going to draft according to their needs, and one of their biggest needs is defensive end. If they don’t at least partially...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

The Falcons now need to find a new, quality replacement for Kyle Flood

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The man who was going to help manage the clock and the game in Atlanta is headed to Alabama. The Falcons had, to their credit, moved swiftly and decisively to convince us that things were...
  • 2 days ago

A Falcons fan’s petty rooting guide and our staff’s picks for the NFC and AFC Championship Games

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Please just let us have a Rams vs. Chiefs Super Bowl. PLEASE. This weekend we’ll find out if our worst nightmare — a Patriots vs. Saints Super Bowl in Atlanta’s very own Mercedes-Benz...
  • 2 days ago

Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons LB Foyesade Oluokun was a 6th-round steal

The Falcoholic (Carter Breazeale) — Oluokun was an unexpected steady hand in the aftermath of Deion Jones’s injury. Over the next week or so, we’ll look at the bright spots on this roster we didn’t have the time or energy to...
  • 2 days ago

The Falcoholic’s Falcons fan spotlight: Meet Daniel Dennis

The Falcoholic (Evan Birchfield) — Let’s hear from the fans! Greetings Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s “Fan Spotlight.” Just in case you’re new, this segment highlights Atlanta Falcons fans in the...
  • 2 days ago

2019 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper mocks Houston DT Ed Oliver to the Falcons

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Ed Oliver doesn’t chew his peanut M&Ms; he just swallows them whole The Falcons have work to do along their defensive front this off-season. That’s something we’ve been saying for the...
  • 2 days ago

How the Falcons defensive line could and should shake out in 2019

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons have a chance to add an elite player next to Grady Jarrett and Takkarist McKinley, and they should do it. The trenches were trouble for the Falcons in 2018, and in the case of the...
  • 3 days ago

Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft: Second Edition

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — The trend of bolstering the trenches continues for the Falcons in Kevin’s second mock draft of the 2019 offseason. With nine picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, what positions are the biggest priority...
  • 3 days ago

Falcons’ game management coach Kyle Flood departs to become Alabama’s OL coach

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — The recently promoted Kyle Flood will be leaving the Falcons to join Steve Sarkisian at Alabama as the new offensive line coach. After reporting last week that the Falcons had promoted...
  • 3 days ago

Bright spots in a dim year: Julio Jones still rules all

The Falcoholic (David J Walker) — You can always count on the All-Pro wide receiver. Over the next week or so, we’ll look at the bright spots on this roster we didn’t have the time or energy to really praise during the regular...
  • 3 days ago

The Falcoholic’s 2018 Falcons positional review: Defensive line

The Falcoholic (Cory Woodroof) — How did the defensive line fare this season? As our positional review keeps moving along the merry lane, we’ve come to a bit of an awkward impasse with the roster. The Falcons ’ defensive...
  • 3 days ago

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 18

The Falcoholic (Carter Breazeale) — Start your Friday was some fresh links. Lack of games? No problem: There’s no lack of news. The Falcons solidified their primary coordinator changes, so we’re in somewhat of the offseason...
  • 3 days ago

5 best offensive players of 2018: Alex Mack is No. 4

The Falcoholic (Adnan Ikic) — Some love for one of the big fellas up front. The 2018 season is now in the rearview mirror, so we can look back on it and reminisce. There is plenty of bad to look back on, but this series of...
  • 4 days ago