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What should the Falcons do with Desmond Trufant? The veteran corner still has a lot to offer, despite fan criticisms.

Atlanta Falcons need to find their own Terrell Davis Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has had multiple winning seasons and always put up big numbers like John Elway; Elway was 37 when he won his first Super Bowl. Luckily for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan is 34 years old and should have about 4-5 good seasons left before he declines.

New uniforms are nothing more than a marketing ploy by the Atlanta Falcons The Atlanta Falcons announced this week that they will introduce their first new uniforms in almost two decades. Great, the Atlanta Falcons will have new u…

Atlanta Falcons: 3 early targets with the No. 16 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft One need for the Falcons this offseason is at linebacker and there is a prospect that could make a lot of sense for them. Kenneth Murray is a prospect out of Oklahoma that would help bolster the middle of the defense. He is a sure tackler and a capable playmaker as well.

Coaching Notes: Barry, Bengals, Panthers About a decade after leaving USC, Joe Barry had a chance to return to the school. ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports that Barry declined USC's offer to become their new defensive coordinator. Instead, the 49-year-old has signed a new contract with the Rams to remain their associate head coach / linebackers coach.

Falcons Tease New Uniforms for 2020 NFL Season After 17 seasons spent in their current uniform, the Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday evening via Twitter they are unveiling new uniforms in April for the 2020 season. Also on Tuesday, Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank sent a letter to season ticket members informing them of the big change:.

Falcons select Alabama CB in USA Today's mock draft In USA Today's latest mock draft, Atlanta added cornerback Trevon Diggs out of Alabama:. The Falcons acquired an additional second-round pick from the Patriots in the Mohamed Sanu trade.

NFC title game is a painful reminder for Atlanta Falcons fans Neither of which the Falcons have had since he left. A vision and identity from an offensive perspective have been severely lacking for the past three seasons. Shanahan is a master at getting players to execute at a high level.

REPORT: Falcons, De'Vondre Campbell Begin Contract Extension Talks The Atlanta Falcons have begun preliminary contract talks with star linebacker De'Vondre Campbell following his best season in the NFL.

Good Day Atlanta viewer information January 16, 2020 The Progressive Atlanta Boat Show will drop anchor at the Georgia World Congress Center Thursday, January 16th through Sunday, January 19th - filling the venue's Hall C with hundreds of boats of all sizes.

Falcons 2020 Mock Draft: Inaugural Offseason Edition The official start of #DraftSzn is here, and with it comes Kevin’s first 7-round mock draft of the 2020 offseason. With the Falcons picking at 16th overall, how do they reload a roster that struggled mightily in the first half of the 2019 season?

Falcons, De'Vondre Campbell Talking Extension De'Vondre Campbell is scheduled for free agency, but he might not make it to the open market. The Falcons have begun contract talks with the linebacker, as's Vaughn McClure tweets. "There will be a lot of interest in Dre," agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

Report: Falcons talking contract with impending free agent LB De'Vondre Campbell We don’t have a good feel for who the Falcons want to bring back just ye, but Campbell appears to be one of them.

Falcons talking contract with De'Vondre Campbell The Falcons have been proactive signing a number of their own young players in recent years, and are working on another one. According to Vaughn McClure of, the Falcons have started "preliminary talks" with linebacker De'Vondre Campbell. The 26-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, January 16 Here's Falcoholinks for your Thursday. With all of the chaos that surrounded the Falcons' kicking situation last season, Younghoe Koo proved the right man to bail out a special teams unit that was rapidly taking on water. He went 23/26 in field goals, the three misses coming from 30 yards or beyond.

Giants eyeing Falcons' Jerome Henderson for DB coach? New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is filling out his staff this week and one name has popped up as a possible candidate for defensive backs coach - Jerome Henderson. Henderson, 50, has been the Atlanta Falcons' passing game coordinator since 2016.

Falcons trivia: Who owns the single season QB mark for interceptions? Before Matt Ryan, Michael Vick and Chris Chandler, who rarely if ever tossed more than 15 picks in a season, there were plenty of Falcons quarterbacks who flirted with or blew by the 20 interception mark. Only one man holds the title for most interceptions thrown in a single season, however, and he's the subject of today's trivia question.

What should the Falcons do with James Carpenter? A disappointing 2019 season raises serious questions for 2020.

Changing the uniforms is a smart decision for the Atlanta Falcons The new coaching changes on defense, the upcoming NFL Draft, the announcement and future unveiling of new uniforms should get fans excited about the 2020 season.

Falcons Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey discusses former teammate Tommy Nobis Unfortunately, the voters decided to snub Nobis again this year, which has itself become a yearly tradition. Already enshrined in Canton, Ohio, is former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Claude Humphrey. I had the unique opportunity to speak with Mr.

Jalen Hurts could be the quarterback of the future for the Atlanta Falcons The Atlanta Falcons are blessed to have a franchise quarterback like Matt Ryan, however, there are fans that have grown tired of him and the qua…

4 DE options for the Falcons in the 2020 NFL draft With some time to kill before the Atlanta Falcons get back on the football field, we've begun examining different college prospects the team could target in the 2020 draft. After looking at running backs, defensive backs and tight ends, here are four defensive ends for the Falcons to consider in April.

The Falcoholic Live: Ep97 - Falcons Free Agency Preview Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 8:10 PM ET as they preview the Falcons’ upcoming free agency. How much cap space can Atlanta create, and which free agents should return in 2020?

Georgia Tech Announces Football Series against Alabama, Georgia State ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has agreed to future home-and-home football series with Alabama and Georgia State, director of athletics Todd Stansbury announced on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets will renew their rivalry with Alabama on Aug. 31, 2030 in Atlanta and Aug.

5 affordable pass rushers the Falcons could explore in 2020 If they actually nail their draft pick this year and get a couple of players of Clayborn's caliber with their available funds, they'll likely fare better in 2020. Here are five players to watch as the team shops in the. 2019 stats: 15 games, 4.0 sacks, 7 QB hits, 12 pressures, 5 hurries.

Atlanta Falcons Announce New Uniforms For 2020 Season Bringing back the silver pants? Scroll through the tweets embedded below to see what some fans are hoping for.

Falcons post-2019 roster review, Guard edition 2019 stats: 10 games, 587 snaps, 0 sacks, 6 total penalties, 53.2 Pro Football Focus grade. Contract: 2 years remaining; potential out after 2021. Brown's sloppiness may have been what got him benched, as he was certainly penalty prone in 2019.

Atlanta Falcons: 3 way-too-early free agency targets this offseason The Atlanta Falcons had a disappointing 2019 season and are going to need to make upgrades to their roster to bounce back next season.

Atlanta Falcons Announce Big Change Atlanta Falcons Announce Big Change. The Atlanta Falcons announced a big change this week. With 2019-20 season officially in the books, the Falcons are looking to switch things up a bit in the new year. As such, team owner Arthur Blank announced on Tuesday that the team was going to have new uniforms for the 2020-21 season.

What should the Falcons do with Younghoe Koo? Unless you have a sure thing lined up at kicker, there's absolutely zero reason to hand the job to one guy. The Falcons should strongly consider bringing in competition to see if Koo can earn it outright.

Takk McKinley recovering from surgery Add Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley to the list of players who will spend some portion of this offseason recovering from surgical procedures. McKinley posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed after having what he termed a successful operation.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 15 Fact: Matt Ryan invented bagels.

Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys In most cases, a planned uniform redesign happens with months if not years of advance notice to the public. This dynamic allows fans to purchase jerseys based on the to-be-discontinued uniform with full and fair knowledge that, very soon, the purchase will be made obsolete.

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechley retires, sending waves through NFC South It’s a major, major piece of news for the division.

Falcons plan uniform change for the first time in 17 years The Falcons are looking for a fresh start coming off another losing season, something that's extending all the way to a new on-field look.

Takk McKinley undergoing surgery, per Takk McKinley It’s likely his shoulder but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s confirmed by the team.

What do you want to see from the new Falcons uniforms? If they go that route, they could go with the classic black jerseys and helmets, silver pants combo from the 1990s; the red helmet, red jersey and white pants combo that marked most of their early history in the league; or even the black on black they rolled out in the Michael Vick era.

Atlanta Falcons Announce Plan For New Uniforms For 2020 Season In addition to the Los Angeles Rams marking their move into SoFi Stadium with a new look and the Cleveland Browns choosing to get rid of their current uniforms as soon as possible, the Atlanta Falcons have also decided that it's time for a change.

Panthers making moves that could knock the Falcons back further Atlanta Falcons NFC South rival, the Carolina Panthers, is making big moves and if the Falcons are not careful, they will fall even further behind. It is s…

Falcons will wear new uniforms in 2020 The Atlanta Falcons are getting a new look. In a message to season ticket holders, Arthur Blank announced the team would be wearing newly-designed uniforms for the 2020 season, per Adam Schefter's below tweet:. Falcons fans have long wanted a uniform change, and the team will unveil its altered look in April.

Falcons announce new uniforms to debut in 2020 season The new uniforms, which will debut in April, are designed to "represent and reflect Atlanta's culture." I hope that means they are inspired by Waffle House. Blank notes that the team has heard the demands for an updated jersey "time and time again." He is not joking, because fans have been demanding new jerseys for years.

Atlanta Falcons changing uniforms for 2020 season According to the Atlanta Falcons, they will be changing their uniforms for the 2020 season, with the unveiling to take place in April. Here is the press release the Falcons sent out, per Adam Schefter. Nation, should the Falcons change their uniforms or stick with what they have?

Falcons will unveil new uniforms in April The Falcons stuck with head coach Dan Quinn after missing the playoffs in 2019, but they will have a new look in 2020. Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced on Tuesday that they will have new uniforms next season. The new threads are set to be unveiled in April.

Falcons trivia: Who owns the single season touchdown reception record? Bonus points if you can tell me how many touchdown grabs he had.

Hageman, Gray waived by Falcons from injured reserve Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa declares for the NFL Draft Article by Antwon "Smitty" Smith. The NFL Draft season is heating up and underclassmen are still deciding on their future at the next level and it they want to make the big jump. Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa is the latest underclassman to do just that as he will forego his senior season to play on Sundays in the NFL.

Falcons WR Julio Jones named to PFWA All-NFL team for 2019 season Falcons WR Julio Jones named to PFWA All-NFL team for 2019 season.

Don't expect Rich McKay's larger role to have a noticeable effect on the Falcons' draft strategy Fact: Rich McKay’s toothbrush applies its own toothpaste.

Falcons answer fans' call for new uniform design for 2020 Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team is responding to fans' requests for a new uniform design.

Atlanta Falcons Should Bring Back Vic Beasley Jr. Despite Disappointing Results The Atlanta Falcons have several interesting free agency decisions to make this off-season, perhaps most notably pass rusher Vic Beasley Jr. The Falcons…

Falcons Will Be Changing Their Uniforms For 2020 Season The press release included thanks to the city of Atlanta, the team's season tickets owners but most pressingly, announced that, for the first time since 2003, the Falcons will unveil a new uniform design.

Atlanta Falcons Announce They're Changing Their Uniforms The Atlanta Falcons have announced they'll be changing their uniforms. They're set to be revealed in April.

Falcons Announce They'll Unveil 1st New Uniforms Since 2003 in April The Atlanta Falcons will have some new threads to trot out when they take the field during the 2020 NFL season. Team owner Arthur Blank announced the Falcons will unveil their new look in April after working on the design with Nike and the league over the past two years.

Falcons to unveil new uniforms in April The Falcons have been working with Nike on the new design for the past two seasons and have received player and fan feedback, the team said in a news release. "The Falcons have a proud tradition of bringing people and communities together from all walks of life, and our shared passion for winning football helps fuel this team," Blank said.

What the Falcons need to do to their roster to get back to being contenders After two forgettable off-seasons, Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff need to address the glaring needs on the roster and make the right decisions on the pending free agents.

Affiliates Report: Providence & Atlanta back on track After recent rough stretches for both Boston Bruins affiliates, this past week allowed Providence and Atlanta to get back on track with some much-needed victories. The AHL club snapped a four-game losing streak with a clean sweep of a home-and-home series against the Springfield Falcons.

Falcons release Ra'Shede Hageman from injured reserve The Falcons have taken Ra'Shede Hageman off the roster, again. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons released Hageman and tight end Alex Gray from their injured reserve list. Hageman was a former second-round pick, who started for them in the Super Bowl, but hasn't played a game since 2016.

Matt Bosher has had a great run with the Falcons, but is it over? He only played three games in 2019 owing to injuries, and the team placed him on injured reserve with a designation to return only to watch him aggravate his groin issue and go back on IR. In the meantime, Ryan Allen did a fine job at punter once the Falcons finished cycling through other options and Younghoe Koo handled kickoffs capably.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Jan. 14 Fact: Julio Jones has a pet penguin named "Rick"

Minor NFL Transactions: 1/13/20 The only minor transactions today belong to the Falcons:. Atlanta Falcons. Hageman, whom the Falcons selected in the second round of the 2014 draft, hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2016.

Falcons waive 2 players from reserve / injured list The Atlanta Falcons waived two players from their reserve / injured list today. Defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman was originally a second-round draft pick by Atlanta in 2014. His career had a promising start but it was derailed by off the field issues.

Did the Atlanta Falcons make a mistake by letting Tevin Coleman walk? Did the Atlanta Falcons make the right choice to let Tevin Coleman go in free agency after the 2018 season? In short, yes. The team had to let Tevin Coleman go. However, the decision to stick with Freeman over Coleman was made two seasons prior to Coleman being let go.

Atlanta Falcons Have A Lot Of Free Agency Questions Going Into Offseason The Atlanta Falcons have a big offseason in front of them after the disappointment of the past season. With some key players hitting free agency, and a lac…

The Falcons don't need Vic Beasley and he doesn't need them Smart GMs will avoid him but somewhere there's a team that's desperate enough, and Vic will find a landing spot, sooner or later, as a result.

Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons don't care who is in the NFC title game The NFC Championship game has the 2016 Atlanta Falcons written all over it. Despite what many are saying, this is not proof that Falcons owner Arthur Blank…

Falcons post-2019 roster review: Tackle edition While Ryan got destroyed again this year, it can't all be laid at the feet of the tackles, with Jake Matthews settling in as one of the league's better options and Kaleb McGary hopefully headed for a long stint as a quality starter himself.

Falcons waive DT Ra'Shede Hageman and TE Alex Gray The Atlanta Falcons have waived defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and tight end Alex Gray from the reserve / injured list. Both players were placed on injured reserve in 2019. Now healthy, both players are officially off the roster. Ra'Shede Hageman joined the Falcons as a 2nd round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Falcons 2020 Scouting Report: DE A.J. Epenesa It feels as if it's deja vu all over again. Going back to the offseason prior to the 2019 NFL Draft, the Falcons were in need of some pass rushing help after posting 37 sacks, tied for 22nd in the NFL. Once again, we've come full circle. The Falcons continuously find themselves in need of some pass rushing juice.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 13 While the retirement of Mike Mularkey this week was the marquee change on the coaching staff, the Falcons also added a couple of new faces into the mix for 2020. Joe Whitt Jr., most recently with the Cleveland Browns, is set to become a new defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons.

Recapping the Divisional Round and previewing the Championship Games It’ll be Packers-49ers and Chiefs-Titans for the Conference Championships.

Atlanta’s former assistant coaches to square off in the NFC Championship Game Now to add insult to injury, the Falcons must watch as their two former assistant coaches square off in the NFC Championship Game this upcoming weekend. Matt LaFleur and Kyle Shanahan have both led their respective teams to 13-3 records this year. They have overseen the two best teams in the NFC in 2019.

5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday Shanahan vs LaFleur matchup set. The NFC championship game will feature two former Atlanta Falcons assistant coaches. Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers will host Matt LaFleur and the Green Bay Packers with a trip to Super Bowl LIV on the line at 6:40 p.m.

Ludacris Tells Us Why He'll Always Have Love For Atlanta Sports Unreal." That it came down to plays from Los Angeles, where part of Fast and Furious 9 was filmed, and Atlanta, which Ludacris calls home, was only fitting, and he seems more than delighted to celebrate with Baranauskas and the rest of the FanDuel crew, players, family, and friends who take in the rapid-fire concert.

Letting Austin Hooper walk would be colossal mistake for Falcons Curtis Lofton, Tevin Coleman, Sean Weatherspoon, Jacquizz Rodgers and Corey Peters are the highest-profile players not to get second contracts who have had starting or substantial reps, and you can make fair, roster-driven cases for all of those on not retaining them.

Competition will be key for Atlanta's 2020 offensive line Why is that really relevant? Because the Falcons gave Brown, Carpenter, and Sambrailo plenty of money in 2019, but later in the season it became embarrassingly apparent, at least at guard, that backups Wes Schweitzer and Matt Gono were better. Sambrailo caught a touchdown in Week 17, so I can't come down too hard on him.

Divisional Round Sunday: Open thread for Chiefs-Texans and Packers-Seahawks Seahawks-Packers and Chiefs-Texans are on the docket today.

Jalen Reagor could be an ideal first-round target for the Falcons TCU Horned Frogs standout wide receiver Jalen Reagor could be an ideal fit for the Atlanta Falcons in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

Position Coaches: Gilbride, Flaherty, Lupoi, Tolbert Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is beginning to fill out the position coaching spots in Carolina. Kevin M. Gilbride will ….

Tosh Lupoi won't be Cardinals' DL coach as he takes job with Falcons He will be the Falcons’ DL coach and run game coordinator.

Falcons hire Tosh Lupoi to coach defensive line The Falcons announced Saturday they have hired Tosh Lupoi as the defensive line coach and run game coordinator, focusing on defensive ends. "We are happy to have Tosh join our coaching staff," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said in a statement.

Atlanta Falcons hire DL coach Tosh Lupoi The Falcons have made another addition to their defensive coaching staff, announcing the hiring of Tosh Lupoi as the team's new defensive line/run game coordinator on Saturday afternoon:. Lupoi, who served as the defensive line coach for the Browns in 2019, formerly was a co-defensive coordinator at Alabama in 2016 and 2017.

Jones on Falcons drafting a QB: 'We've got our franchise quarterback' Wide receiver Julio Jones was asked by a TMZ Sports reporter whether or not he thought the team should look into drafting one of this year's highly-touted QB prospects. "We've got our franchise quarterback there in Matt Ryan," replied Jones.

Falcons hire Tosh Lupoi as Defensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator The Atlanta Falcons have hired Tosh Lupoi to be the team's new defensive line/run game coordinator. The team's coaching staff has remained predominately the same, but Dan Quinn has been shaking things up behind his coordinators.

The Falcoholic staff picks for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs Spoiler: Nobody picked the Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons Hire Tosh Lupoi as a Defensive Line Coach, Run Game Coordinator The Atlanta Falcons have announced the hiring of Tosh Lupoi as a defensive line coach and run game coordinator. Lupoi was part of the Cleveland Browns staff in 2019 as their defensive line coach under head coach Freddie Kitchens.

One big question for every NFC South team As we steer our ship into the muddy waters of the offseason, the best news I can offer anyone is that all three NFC South rivals are in the same boat as the Falcons. That boat, to further mix this thing up, is full of questions. Here, I've assembled a list of the biggest single question every franchise faces as they navigate the offseason.

Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Four sacks during 2019 campaign Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Four sacks during 2019 campaign.

Falcons' Kurt Benkert: Misses all but one game with injury Falcons' Kurt Benkert: Misses all but one game with injury.

Julio Jones: Ranking The 5 Most Incredible Catches Of His Career With The Falcons Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has pulled off some truly incredible catches during his NFL career. Here are the most incredible of his catches.

Playoff preview for Saturday's Divisional Round games That win was also the first playoff victory for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has helped turn the team around since they benched Marcus Mariota earlier in the season. The Ravens are a totally different animal than the Patriots, however.

TMZ: Julio Jones says Falcons have 'our franchise QB in Matt Ryan' Jones was asked if the Falcons should look to the future and draft a quarterback such as Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, or Trevor Lawrence. Tagovailoa, perhaps the best quarterback from Julio's alma mater in decades, could drop in the draft due to an injury.

Don't be shocked if Tyeler Davison winds up back in Atlanta in 2020 Because an effective, cost-effective method for rapid neutralization of high-velocity particles found in cosmic rays likely won't be discovered in the next 7 months, Thomas Dimitroff will just have to gather his extensive collection of multicolored bike shorts, suck it up, and make do.

Browns DL coach Tosh Lupoi joins the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff Defensive line coach Tosh Loupi has joined the Atlanta Falcons in the same capacity. Lupoi spent one season with the Browns, coaching a talent-laden defensive line. Prior to his brief Cleveland tenure, Lupoi coached at Alabama. He played defensive tackle collegiately at Cal in the early 2000s.

Former Alabama coach Tosh Lupoi joins Atlanta Falcons staff - Former Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is joining the Atlanta Falcons' staff. The team announced Saturday that Lupoi will serve as defensive line and run game coordinator, focusing on defensive ends. This past season, Lupoi was defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns.

Falcons hire Tosh Lupoi as D-Line/run game coordinator FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have hired Tosh Lupoi as the team's defensive line and run game coordinator. "We are happy to have Tosh join our coaching staff. We look forward to what he brings to our organization," Head Coach Dan Quinn said. This past season, Lupoi was the defensive line coach in Cleveland.

Falcons' Julio Jones on Drafting Tua: We Have Our Franchise QB; It's Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones seemingly has no interest in his team selecting a quarterback early in the 2020 NFL draft.

Zaxby's celebrating new Atlanta location with giveaways, discounts Martin Luther King Junior. SJAC Food Groups, LLC owns and operates the new location, which is expected to provide about 75 jobs in the southwest Atlanta community, according to the news release.

Julio Jones On Falcons Drafting Tua, We've Already Got Our Franchise QB If Tua Tagovailoa is still on the board when the Falcons draft this spring, should Atlanta take him???

Atlanta Falcons Coach Abruptly Retires Atlanta Falcons Coach Abruptly Retires. An Atlanta Falcons coach abruptly retired this week. The team's tight ends coach Mike Mularkey is stepping down and calling it a career after an interesting season in Atlanta. This marked Mularkey's second time with the organization.

Falcoholic podcast: An in-depth review of the 2019 defense We dive deep on the disastrous start and strong finish for the Atlanta defense.

ESPN says edge rusher is Falcons' top offseason need The 2020 NFL Draft offers Atlanta its best chance to address this likely roster hole. With four picks in the first three rounds, including two second-round picks, the team has enough draft capital to trade up or down if needed.

Top 10 defensive prospects that should be on the Falcons radar Article by Antwon "Smitty" Smith. The NFL Draft is always an event for all 32 NFL teams and the Atlanta Falcons follow suite with this trend. Fans love putting up and reading mock draft boards in 4 month period to see how much they shuffle before you get a solid answer around draft time in April.

PFF: Vic Beasley overrated, Adrian Clayborn underrated in 2020 free agency The analytics site tells us not to overvalue sacks in this year’s free agent pass rushers.

Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of making a monumental mistake The Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of making a monumental mistake but one we should not be shocked to see. Atlanta Falcons beat writer Vaughn Mc…

Falcons post-2019 roster review, TE edition When they drafted Austin Hooper in 2016, there was some hope he would develop into a better receiving option than the likes of Levine Toilolo. That has definitely come to fruition as Hooper was one of the most productive receiving tight ends in the league in 2019, despite missing 3 games.

Mike Caldwell, Ben Steele will coach East-West Shrine Bowl teams The NFL has announced the head coaches for this month's East-West Shrine Bowl for college seniors hoping to enter the NFL this season. Buccaneers inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell and Falcons offensive assistant Ben Steele have been tabbed as the head coaches for the two teams.

Watch: Best of the Falcons being mic'd up in 2019 The Falcons' Twitter account released the below video highlighting the best of the team being mic'd up this season:.

It's probably time for the Falcons to move on from Jack Crawford Fact: Jack Crawford eats several granola bars a day.

Extra Points: Thielen, Panthers, Falcons, Raiders Vikings WR Adam Thielen suffered a bad cut on his ankle during Wednesday's practice, reports's Tom Pelissero. The cut required stitches, but the team is optimistic that he'll be good to go for Saturday's playoff game against the 49ers.

ESPN projects Falcons will let Austin Hooper, De'Vondre Campbell walk Even so, the lack of a contract offer from Atlanta thus far, plus their cap picture, means you should at least entertain the possibility that three key players who have been around for most of Dan Quinn's tenure will be headed elsewhere. The pressure on this team to unearth good players is only going to increase if that's the case.

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms’ campaign has $108,000 to start reelection bid The report shows that Bottoms' campaign raised $62,608.91 and spent $70,482.87 since June 30, 2019, after months of speculation about whether she would run for reelection.

Falcons coach Mike Mularkey retires, recalls Matt Ryan's first TD pass The Atlanta Falcons announced on Thursday afternoon that tight ends coach Mike Mularkey has retired, releasing his statement on the team's Twitter account:. Back in 2008, during quarterback Matt Ryan's first NFL game, the rookie started things off with a beautiful touchdown pass on his first career throw against the eventual 0-16 Detroit Lions.

Atlanta Falcons offense continues to lacks major efficiency and creativity The Atlanta Falcons offense continues to lack creativity and is way too stale and predictable. Major changes are needed for the future in order to improve.

The Atlanta Falcons late season defensive success will translate into 2020 The future of Atlanta Falcons football looks very bright thanks to the coaching changes that were made after the bye week.

Atlanta Falcons should stay away from Jake Fromm and the QB position Fromm is also 2-6 in his career when he has to pass over 30 times in a game. In 2019 alone, Fomm had five straight weeks where he never passed higher than 48.5 percent in a game. Earlier in 2019, he only passed for 51 percent in the loss to South Carolina.

4 TE options for the Falcons in the 2020 NFL Draft Over the past few weeks, we've begun to examine different positional options the team could consider in the 2020 NFL Draft. After looking at some running backs and cornerbacks, today we'll examine four tight end prospects for Atlanta. 2019 Stats: 26 catches, 306 receiving yards, 6 TDs.

Mularkey retires after 25 years of NFL coaching Mike Mularkey, who was the Falcons' tight ends coach this season, has announced his retirement after 25 years of coaching in the NFL.

Matt Ryan should crack the top ten in every major passing category in 2020 Aside from interceptions, where he's thankfully way behind some of his peers, and yards per attempt stats, where he ranks pretty favorably but falls behind the freely-chucking old-timers, Ryan has a real shot to be top ten across the board.

Falcons TE coach Mike Mularkey retiring from coaching Mularkey will likely be replaced by Ben Steele, the Falcons' offensive assistant who was Dirk Koetter's tight ends coach in Tampa Bay. Mike Mularkey served as the Falcons tight ends coach in 2019, and previous served as the offensive coordinator from 2008-2011 before leaving to become the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Falcons interviewed DB coach Joe Whitt Jr. Longtime NFL defensive back coach Joe Whitt Jr.

Report: Falcons set to hire Joe Whitt Jr. as secondary coach The Atlanta Falcons put forth a plan to shake up the coaching staff a bit this offseason, with the biggest change so far being assistant coach Raheem Morris being named as the full-time defensive coordinator.

Mike Mularkey announces his retirement The Falcons aren't finished making changes to their coaching staff. The team announced that longtime assistant Mike Mularkey was retiring from coaching. The 58-year-old was their offensive coordinator from 2008-11, and came back as their tight ends coach last season.

Falcons Coach Mike Mularkey Retires Falcons tight ends coach Mike Mularkey has announced his retirement from the NFL. Mularkey's NFL coaching career dates all the way back to 1994, including turns as the head coach of the Bills and Jaguars. "I've been blessed to do this for a long time and have a lot of great memories from the game I love," Mularkey said.

Falcons add Joe Whitt to coaching staff The Falcons named Raheem Morris as their new defensive coordinator when they announced Dan Quinn would return as head coach and now they've added a new coach to work under Morris on that side of the ball. According to multiple reports, the Falcons have hired Joe Whitt.

Do the Falcons have any free agent options if they can't re-sign Austin Hooper? He'll be 30 next year and will likely sign a decent multi-year deal, but like Henry to an even greater extent, the injury concerns here will likely preclude the Falcons from tossing him a big contract even if they somehow lose Hooper. Availability is an ability, after all.

Falcons fan confidence dips heading into Divisional Round weekend No, the Falcons are not in the playoffs. Yes. they may have played a pivotal role in knocking the Saints off. No, fans aren’t going to feel confident again for a while.

Atlanta Falcons: 3 major needs entering the NFL offseason The Falcons have several major positions to fill in the offseason in 2020 in order to improve next season, including fixing the offensive line for Matt Ryan.

Looking at the Falcons' unrestricted free agents for 2020 The Atlanta Falcons have some tough decisions to make in the offseason and not much salary cap space to work with. Even after the team created over $12 million by restructuring the contracts of Grady Jarrett and Matt Ryan, change is inevitable. Let's take a quick look at the Falcons' unrestricted 2020 free-agent class.

Falcons trivia: In terms of point differential, what was the worst season in team history? The Falcons have had some awful seasons, but this one is up there with the worst.

Should The Falcons Look To Trade Matt Ryan This Offseason? They have Devonta Freeman and Calvin Ridley. Austin Hooper is a free agent, but they have the inside track. Meanwhile, the defense boasts Vic Beasley Junior and Grady Jarrett. They have Keanu Neal and De'Vondre Campbell. This is a team with a lot of big names.

What should the Falcons do with Austin Hooper? Or should he be the priority signing for the Falcons this off-season?

Falcons' Mularkey retiring, Joe Whitt to coach secondary - Atlanta Falcons tight end coach Mike Mularkey, the former Tennessee Titans coach, is retiring. Mularkey's retirement came after he returned for his second stint in Atlanta, lasting only one season, to cap 25 years of coaching. He also served as a head coach in Buffalo and Jacksonville.

Falcons face hard decisions on Austin Hooper, other in-house free agents The Falcons are expected to have a tight cap situation, so re-signing Hooper would be a challenge. Here's what to expect on their biggest free agents.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Jan. 9 Schweitzer has proven his value as a capable enough stand-in, and considering free agent acquisitions James Carpenter and Jamon Brown have both shown they cannot be relied upon, will the Falcons elect to retain Wes Schweitzer? Atlanta parted ways with Mohamed Sanu mid-season, securing a second round draft pick in the process.

NCAA Final Four: Who has won the title in Atlanta? The Hoosiers advanced with a 73-64 win behind the second-half effort of Jared Jeffries, who played all but one minute in the second half, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal. The Kansas-Maryland matchup featured the 11th time two No.

Abrams’ voting rights group raises $14 million in six months The political action committee for Fair Fight, the voting rights group that Democrat Stacey Abrams started after losing the governor's race in 2018 raised $14.6 million in the last six months of 2019 from across the country. The haul left the group, which advocates for fair elections, with $11 million on hand at the end of the year.

Atlanta Falcons Need to Draft a Quarterback in 2020 The Atlanta Falcons may have their franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan, however, it is never too early to think about the future. It is time for Atlanta to…

Falcons TE Austin Hooper dropped only 2 of 93 targets in 2019 Perhaps the most impressive thing about Hooper's production is how sure-handed the tight end has become. Out of 93 targets, he dropped just two balls all season. Pro Football Focus gave Hooper the seventh-highest receiving grade among tight ends for 2019:.

What should be the biggest 2020 priority for the Falcons? Atlanta’s got big questions to answer, but our focus is on the trenches and more creative thinking.

Falcons post-2019 roster review, WR edition He battled through injuries, a handful of weird throws from Matt Ryan, and the loss of compelling second options like Austin Hooper and Calvin Ridley to still put together a great season. He did so by running stellar routes, out-muscling cornerbacks for balls, and occasionally just getting to a ball only Julio could get to.

Zaxby's Opening MLK Location in Atlanta Zaxby's announced its newest location at 946 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SW in Atlanta. A fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads, this fast-casual restaurant will open January 13 and host a week of events leading up to Martin Luther King Junior Day on Jan.

What should the Falcons do with Wes Schweitzer? They drafted Chris Lindstrom in the first round to cement one of the two guard spots and free agents James Carpenter and Jamon Brown were supposed to fight it out for the other. Yet, Wes found himself starting 7 games this year due to a combination of injuries and sub-par play from the guys brought in to replace him.

Falcons assistant coach Ben Steele to serve as head coach in the 95th East-West Shrine Bowl Atlanta Falcons offensive assistant Ben Steele, along with Mike Caldwell of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, will serve as the head coaches in the 95th annual East-West Shrine Bowl. The East-West Shrine Bowl is the longest running college all-star football game in the country, and an opportunity for top college players to show off for NFL teams.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 8 Fact: Deion Jones puts peanut butter on his spaghetti.

Falcons announce assistant coach changes The Falcons added a new secondary coach and lost a veteran offensive coach to retirement on Thursday. Joe Whitt Junior comes to Atlanta after a spend last season as the pass game coordinator / secondary coach in Cleveland and a 11-year stint with the Packers before that.

2020 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Atlanta Falcons should target with no. 16 pick The Atlanta Falcons are officially locked into the 16th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, so we can now speculate who they'll be taking. The 2019 season…

Dan Quinn is ninth-longest tenured head coach in the NFL As the landscape of the NFL continues to change, franchises have become as impatient as ever. Nothing exemplifies this more than looking at the ten longest-tenured head coaches currently in the league. Surprisingly, number nine on the list is Falcons fifth-year head coach Dan Quinn.

Jerry Rice believes Julio Jones is NFL's most impressive wide receiver Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn't named to the All-Pro first-team after the 2019 season, but the nine-year NFL veteran is still the best in the game, according to Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice. During a guest appearance on The Adam Schefter Podcast, Rice was asked which receiver that's currently playing impresses him the most.

Falcons edge Ravens If this was a Super Bowl preview, that's going to be quite a game in Big D. With commissioner Roger Goodell looking on, just adding to the big-game feel, the Falcons appeared to be control after Ryan hooked up with White on a 4-yard touchdown with 11:34 remaining to make it 20-7.

4 CB options for the Falcons in the 2020 NFL Draft The Atlanta Falcons have some obvious holes to plug on both their offensive and defensive lines, but there are other areas where the team will look to add some talent and depth in the coming offseason. General manager Thomas Dimitroff helped create over $12 million in cap space by restructuring the contracts of Matt Ryan and Grady Jarrett.

Madden 20 Ultimate Team: The best Atlanta Falcons cards to buy in MUT - Michael Vick, Julio Jones, & more So which ones are the best to use? Program: Ghosts of Madden - Past. Position: QB. Auction House Value: Xbox - 435k / PS4 - 428k / PC - 422k. This card is an absolute game-changer, just like Vick was. His problems aside, Vick changed the style of the NFL and paved the way for more mobile QBs we see today like Lamar Jackson.

Zaxby's Opens New Restaurant On MLK Drive In Atlanta - Zaxby's announces its newest location at 946 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SW in Atlanta. A fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads, this fast-casual restaurant will open Jan. 13 and host a week of events leading up to Martin Luther King Junior Day on Jan.

With Dirk Koetter back, Falcons have no choice but to invest in his success If this team can't take a supposedly-potent offense and get it scoring touchdowns in bunches again, no one will make it to 2021, nor should they. With plenty of encouraging offensive minds out on this coaching cycle, keeping Koetter feels like not the best call for a coach who is trying to save his own skin.

Report: Panthers to hire Baylor HC Matt Rhule as new head coach Carolina has their new head coach, and the team is hoping for vastly different results after two disappointing years in a row.

Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Makes 14 appearances Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Makes 14 appearances.

Falcons trivia: Who are the franchise leaders in leading the team in receiving? Bonus points if you can name the years in which they led the team, too.

Falcons interview Browns DL coach Tosh Lupoi The former Alabama play caller and California defensive lineman could be in line for the assistant DL coach job in Atlanta.

Dan Quinn could be the longest-tenured coach in the NFC South soon The world I awoke to was just a world where Dan Quinn might go into the 2020 season as the longest-tenured coach in the NFC South, a division largely known for its coaching stability. Coming into 2019, this is what the divisional head coaching group looked like:.

Falcons 2020 NFL Draft order and picks post-Wild Card weekend They have an ongoing need for the kind of young, capable players they've been snagging the last couple of years out of the draft and as priority free agents, including Chris Lindstrom, Kaleb McGary, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, John Cominsky, Isaiah Oliver, Kendall Sheffield, and so on.

17. Brett Favre "Brett Favre's in the top-5 as far as the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. He was a gunslinger and he wasn't afraid to fail. That's what made him great." -John Elway, Hall of Fame Quarterback, Denver Broncos. With all due respect to the great John Elway, my algorithm doesn't have Brett Favre quite that high.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Jan. 7 Fact: Alex Mack still believes in Santa Claus.

Coaching Notes: McDaniels, O'Connell, Cowboys, Moore, Bettcher, Giants, Rhule, Jets, Falcons, Henderson Two years ago, Josh McDaniels had assistants ready to follow him to the Colts. Multiple staffers did so, even though the Patriots assistant backed out of the agreement. This time around, McDaniels looks to have a staff lined up again.

Atlanta Falcons Draft Stock Improve With Patriots, Saints Loss Over the weekend, the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots were bounced from the NFL Playoffs after both lost at home as favorites. Not only can Fal…

Falcons DT Grady Jarrett 2019 season highlights The Atlanta Falcons had a season to forget in 2019, however, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had arguably the best year of his career. Jarrett finished with 69 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, earning a second-team All-Pro selection and a trip to the Pro Bowl.

Cowboys hire former Falcons DC Mike Nolan for same role in Dallas Nolan’s bend-but-don’t-break defense was a success in 2012 but fell apart in 2013 and 2014.

2019 - The Split Season The Falcons mid-season turnaround prompted a vote of confidence from owner Arthur Blank, allowing Coach Dan Quinn and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff another stab at running the team. Fans were not pleased. The insertion of Rich McKay in a supervisory role for 2020 did little to soothe disappointment.

Atlanta Falcons: 2 Positives, 1 negative from 2019 season There’s no question the Falcons still have some work to do when it comes to shoring up a few things on defense and improving that unit moving forward, and it might be something they address throughout the offseason so that group can help hold opponents in check and allow the Atlanta offense to do what it does best in the upcoming 2020 campaign.

Falcons roster review, post-2019: RB edition It’s a position likely to be in flux in 2020, despite the resources invested in the position.

Kurt Benkert invites trash-talking Saints fans to join him on the couch to watch the playoffs Saints fans can enjoy watching the Super Bowl on their couches for the 10th time in the last decade. Benkert will bring nachos.

The Falcons made a mess of their left guard situation, and there aren't many viable solutions Brown was marginally better than Carpenter, both as a run blocker and in pass protection, but both graded out among the worst guards in the NFL this season. In short, nobody wants them. At best the Falcons might get a late round pick for Brown, and they'll surely eat some salary to get the deal done.

Updated 2020 NFL Draft Order After a weekend full of drama and upsets, four more spots have been determined in this year's NFL Draft order. Most notably - the Patriots will pick No. 23 overall, their highest original pick since 2006. Here's the updated rundown, from Nos. 1-24:. Bengals.

Sunday playoff recap: Saints choke, Eagles lose Wentz and the game The Saints suffered another playoff heartbreak and it was just as amazing as the last four times.

Falcons interview Browns assistant coach Joe Whitt Jr. Falcons interview Browns secondary coach and passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Jan. 6 Dive in to Monday morning's Falcoholinks for the news and notes you may have missed over the weekend. The Falcons made a couple of coaching moves last week, choosing to promote linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich to assistant head coach.

Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Week 14 splash play highlights 2019 Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Week 14 splash play highlights 2019.

8 Takeaways from 49ers Heartbreaker vs. Falcons For the third-straight week, the 49ers fate dwindled down to the final seconds of the game.

What They Said: 49ers, Falcons Recap Week 15 Clash Top quotes from both locker rooms following the 49ers last-second loss to the Falcons.

Vikings DE credits Falcons for providing blueprint on stopping Saints After the Vikings' 26-20 victory over the Saints on Sunday afternoon, defensive end Danielle Hunter credited the Falcons for showing Minnesota how to slow down New Orleans' high-powered offense.

Biggest offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams: What to watch for in 2020 Clarity on Jameis Winston. An edge rush upgrade in Atlanta. A WR1 for Oakland. A new coach for the Giants. What does each team need?

Falcons interviewed Joe Whitt Jr. for defensive coaching position As first reported by ESPN's Vaughn McClure, the team interviewed assistant coach Joe Whitt Jr., who spent last season with the Browns as the secondary coach/pass game coordinator. Atlanta has a need for a defensive backs coach after moving on from Jerome Henderson and promoting Morris to defensive coordinator.

Over the Cap projects Falcons to receive 0 2020 compensatory picks The team failed to to make the right moves even when limited cap space preventing big signings.

Matt Ryan made more money than any QB over the past decade Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may wear the No. 2, but in terms of earnings over the past decade, he stands alone at the top. According to Over The Cap's Jason Fitzgerald, Ryan earned $201.5 million since 2010 - the highest total of any quarterback in the league during that time-span.

Complete Falcons 2020 offseason calendar I couldn't be looking forward to the draft more this year, especially after the team appears to have done a nice job with their 2019 class, minus a couple of selections. April 27: Clubs can sign XFL players. May 1-4; May 8-11: Clubs can hold rookie minicamps.

Falcons' Luke Stocker: Starts nine times during 2019 Falcons' Luke Stocker: Starts nine times during 2019.

Falcons' Keith Smith: Six touches for Falcons in 2019 Falcons' Keith Smith: Six touches for Falcons in 2019.

Sunday NFC Wild Card playoffs info and open thread The hated Saints against the Vikings match up in the early game, while Seahawks-Eagles promises to be a fistfight.

Vikings studied Falcons' strategy in order to stop Saints offense According to Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, Minnesota closely studied how the Atlanta Falcons played on defense when they upset the Saints 26-9 in New Orleans back on Nov. 10. That was a huge upset, but it wasn't coincidental.

Falcons set to gain 55th or 56th pick in 2020 NFL Draft after Patriots playoff loss The Patriots, who lost, will hand off a 2nd round pick to Atlanta for a receiver who had 200 yards receiving in nine games.

Atlanta Falcons 7-Round 2020 NFL mock draft: Filling the holes Dimitroff threw a lot of guaranteed money at free agents last off-season in an attempt to fill that spot, yet none of the players the Falcons brought in played well enough to warrant an additional contract. Oregon was one of the most talented and experienced offensive lines in college football this season.

Atlanta Falcons 2019 Season Recap It was a season of two tales for the Atlanta Falcons after the first eight games in which would result in a 1-7 record, things looked to be in complete shambles. However, it was week nine when their fortunes would begin to pick up.

Dirk Koetter's offenses have historically failed to improve after the 1st year I was looking to find out whether Koetter's offenses have ever been truly elite, and perhaps more importantly, whether they've tended to improve after his first year at a given stop, considering he's heading into Year 2 with Atlanta.

The Falcons have urgent needs at edge, guard headed into the offseason. What else? Fact: Takk McKinley never uses artificial honey.

Complete Guide to a Mock Atlanta Falcons Offseason The Atlanta Falcons finished the 2019-20 season with an abysmal 7-9 record after starting the season 1-7. After the bye week head coach Dan Quinn rallied this team a to a 6-2 record prompting owner Arthur Blank to give Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff another year to right the ship.

Saturday AFC Wild Card round playoffs info and open thread Two interesting battles today featuring terrific defenses and the possible final run for the current incarnation of the Patriots.

Atlanta Falcons fantasy stud and dud from the 2019 season Another year is in the books, and the Falcons have finished the campaign with a 7-9 record for the second consecutive season. The season was much worse than the record indicated, but that's a discussion for another article. This one will be centered around fantasy football.

The Falcoholic staff picks for Wild Card Weekend Unless you've been living under a rock, you're fully aware that the Atlanta Falcons did not make the playoffs this season after finishing 7-9. Wild Card Weekend is here however, and Falcons or not, the staff have made their picks. Entering this weekend, Kevin continues to lead in the year-long staff standings with an impressive 164-91-1 record.

Complete 2019 Falcons snap counts A quick breakdown of how much every Falcon played in 2019, with what that might mean for 2020.

Watch: Every Falcons sack from the 2019 season After making some changes to the coaching staff, Atlanta experienced a defensive resurgence over the second half of the season. The team recorded 21 of its 28 total sacks over the final eight weeks. Check out every Falcons sack from 2019, courtesy of the team's Twitter account below:.

Falcons part with two coaches, name Jeff Ulbrich assistant head coach Jerome Henderson, Atlanta's defensive backs / secondary coach, along with Travis Jones, the team's assistant defensive line coach, have been let go:. Additionally, linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich was named as the Falcons' new assistant head coach.

Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Starts all 16 games for Falcons Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Starts all 16 games for Falcons.

Falcoholic podcast: Our review of the Falcons 2019 offense Dave Choate - the Falcoholic himself - joined Jeanna Thomas and I as we begin our off-season podcast recap of the Falcons 2019 season. For this week, we looked back at the offense and what they accomplished in the lost 7-9 season. Some of the topics include:.

Are the Falcons serious about improving the ground game in 2020? That's TBD Fact: Devonta Freeman grows and harvests his own Christmas trees.

Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett selected to 2019 AP NFL All-Pro Second-Team The Associated Press 2019 NFL All-Pro team has been selected by a national panel of 50 media members, and wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett have made the second team. The All-Pro designation is not officially sanctioned by the NFL but is generally considered a more prestigious honor than the NFL's Pro Bowl recognition.

Atlanta Falcons: 2020 Needs to be Dan Quinn's Last Chance The Atlanta Falcons need to move on from their head coach if he is unabe to find the Super Bowl magic he had three seasons ago.

Falcons WR Julio Jones, DT Grady Jarrett named 2nd-team All-Pro The Associated Press released its All-Pro results this afternoon, and both Jarrett and Jones earned second-team selections:. Jones has previously been voted as a first-team All-Pro three times. He finished the 2019 season with 99 catches for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns, while fighting through a shoulder injury.

Examining the Falcons' decision to keep Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff are returning to the Falcons for the 2020 season, and while it feels like a sensible move in a many ways, there's also some risk in not making a change. On one hand, the idea of keeping Dimitroff and Quinn suggests that there might be a little bit of complacency at the top.

Falcons roster review, post-2019: Quarterback edition A down year from Matt Ryan, an option year ahead for Matt Schaub, and the impossibility of knowing what’s ahead.

Who was the Falcons defensive player of the year? The offensive player of the year was a little harder to sort out, but the defensive player of the year for the Falcons? Easiest call of the year, as you'll see below. Let us know if you disagree in the comments!

Who was the Falcons offensive player of the year? Even if his numbers aren't quite as eye-popping as they have been in years past, Julio gutted out a shaky year under Dirk Koetter, some poor stretches by Matt Ryan, and the virtually non-existent threat of a ground game to still look like the offense's very best player and set up a depressing number of Matt Bryant and Younghoe Koo field goals.

20. Matt Ryan "I have a lot of respect for Matt. I like him a lot as a person, as a player, as a leader…Matt is a classy guy and a great quarterback." -Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots. Maybe it does pay to be flashy.

Buy or Sell: Falcons Free Agents With the season finally over, it's time to start looking forward to 2020, something we could do quite early this year after the Falcons 1-7 start. Atlanta doesn't have a boatload of critical free agents set to hit the open market, but they do have some, and given their cap situation, they are going to have to let several of them walk.

The 26 best things to do in Atlanta this winter A range of terrific options for exploring Atlanta during winter’s chilly weather.

Atlanta Falcons opponents for the 2020 season have been set The Falcons had other plans. Atlanta went into the Week 17 matchup against Tampa battling for the second-place spot in the division. The Falcons took care of Tampa thanks to a pick-six in overtime by Deion Jones on the very first play. Thus giving Jameis Winston that elusive 30 for 30 title.

Atlanta Falcons scouting report: Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa Here some exciting, and rousing draf…

Possible high-risk and high reward for the Atlanta Falcons However, if we see the same type of team that was playing the first half of the season, the franchise would be set back another year, Quinn would lose his job halfway into the season, Blank would look like an idiot and Dimitroff would look even worse than what he looks now.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper on future: 'I'd definitely like to be here' Perhaps the biggest uncertainty surrounding Atlanta’s offseason is the future of tight end Austin Hooper. In his fourth season, Hooper posted 75 catches for 787 and 6 touchdowns.

Deadrin Senat undergoes unspecified surgery, per Deadrin Senat's Instagram account Senat was never listed with an injury in the 2019 season. Despite looking pretty solid in 15 games as a rookie, Senat was inactive for the first 14 games of the season. In fact, we complained repeatedly that he was a weekly inactive without an explanation, hindering his development as a 305-pound run stuffer.

Atlanta United unveils six full-capacity games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2020 Major League Soccer team Atlanta United has revealed it will open the upper level at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for at least six games in the 2020 season. The games are: FC Cincinnati, Philadelphia Union, Seattle Sounders FC, New York City FC, LAFC and Columbus Crew SC.

Alex Mack, Grady Jarrett among PFF's highest-graded Falcons of decade The Falcons got excruciatingly close in 2016, but ultimately failed in bringing home a Super Bowl to the city of Atlanta for yet another decade. In order to even be relevant in this league, though, you need some great players, and this team's had no shortage of talent since 2011.

How long until Raheem Morris gets serious looks from teams in search of a new head coach? Here's the bottom line: Morris is unlikely to get many looks from teams in search of a new head coach, at least this year. For his sake, I hope he does, but I'll be shocked if the market goes north of lukewarm.

WATCH: Julio Jones 2019 season highlights Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had another productive season in 2019, finishing with 99 catches for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns.

Weighing in on the Falcons MVP for 2019 When considering the MVP award in a lost year, you're really talking about the kind of players who help the team weather bad stretches and excel during the good ones. Ideally, these are the indispensable players, the ones central to the team's identity and great no matter how poorly the team around them is faring.

Jerome Henderson out as Falcons secondary coach The Falcons announced a big change to their defensive coaching staff before Week 17 when they named Raheem Morris their defensive coordinator for the 2020 season. They made a couple of other changes on Thursday.

Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons rollercoaster ride isn’t over just yet He nearly won the Super Bowl in 2017. He nearly got fired after going 1-7 in 2019. Dan Quinn has defied the odds multiple times during his five years in Atlanta, and now has to do so again.

Falcons promote Jeff Ulbrich, fire two defensive coaches A quick overview of the moves: The Falcons promoted linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich to assistant head coach, though he'll remain the linebackers coach. Ulbrich took over calling some plays shortly before the bye and continued to call first and second down plays while Raheem Morris handled third downs and two minute drills.

Family Fdn in Atlanta Gives Big for Global Work Focused on Women The organization dedicated to fighting global poverty by empowering women and girls partners with Atlanta family foundation to invest in communities and save lives. On November 14, 2019, CARE announced a three-year $6.8M grant from The Arthur M.

7 2019 teams that missed the playoffs that could make some noise in 2020 The Cowboys and Rams could find themselves back in the playoffs in 2020, but there are some surprise teams that could make a run.

Cover [email protected]: Falcons to look at joint practices to combat slow starts After starting the past two seasons 1-4 and 1-7, Falcons coach Dan Quinn knows they must do a better job over the offseason and in training camp getting the team ready to play. Last season, they paid lip-service to the five exhibition games and thought they could flip on the switch when they got Minnesota for the season opener.

Jake Matthews led the NFL in snaps played in 2019 While he certainly took his share of justified abuse for poor games this year, he finished the season with Pro Football Focus's 9th-best tackle grade, was tied for 16th in the league in terms of penalties for tackles, and played more snaps than anyone else in the entire NFL.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Jan. 2 So we asked you, The Falcoholic readers, to weigh in on whether you would consider this decade of Atlanta Falcons football a success, their view of a handful of players, and the outlook for the team entering 2020. The Falcons reached an NFC Championship Game and a Super Bowl this decade, both high water marks for the franchise.

Falcons defensive assistants Henderson, Jones won't return Two Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant coaches are not returning for the 2020 season. The team says secondary coach and defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson and assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones will not return. The two will pursue new career opportunities.

Falcons' Defensive Coaching Staff Shakeups Happening With New Coordinator Raheem Morris On Board The Falcons let go of defensive specialists Jerome Henderson and Travis Jones, leading to new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris having to make decisions.

13 players to watch in this week's Wild-Card games The Wild-Card games are coming up. Who are some of the key players to eyeball this weekend?

New Year's resolutions for each NFL team So, should auld acquaintance-or, in this case, roster moves - be forgot and never brought to mind…Let's take a look at the New Year's resolutions for each NFL team. The Bengals had a rough 2019, with only two wins and multiple issues in multiple spots.

Atlanta Falcons 2010 decade included plenty of highs and lows The Atlanta Falcons 2010 decade was the most successful in team history. There were many achievements, successes and both highs and lows.

The Falcoholic Live: Ep96 - New Year, Same Old Falcons? Happy New Year, fellow Falcoholics! The crew is back tonight to wish you a festive start to 2020 and also to talk about the Falcons, of course. To kick things off, we'll be joined by special guest Aaron Freeman to recap the disappointing 2019 season.

Atlanta Falcons' 2020 free agents The Atlanta Falcons have decisions to make on more than two dozen unrestricted and restricted free a…

How will this decade in Falcons football be remembered? The years from 2010-2019 brought the Falcons frankly unprecedented success and more crushing disappointment than you could shake your fist at, not that we didn't try. As we look back on those years, it's worth wondering how Falcons fans like us will look at this decade in the years to come.

DE A.J. Epenesa lands with the Falcons in latest Mocking the Draft 2020 mock draft The prolific Iowa pass rusher is drastically needed to get the Falcons out of the bottom-of-the-league sack rankings.

Were the 2010s a success for the Atlanta Falcons? We asked readers via SB Nation's NFL FanPulse survey if the last decade has been a success for Atlanta, and a majority of readers said yes. The Falcons finished the decade with a regular-season record of 89-71. They made the playoffs in five seasons, landing in the Super Bowl once for just the second time in the team's history.

Broncos might play Falcons in London in 2020 If Denver Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis has his way, the team will face the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England during the 2020 NFL season. The Falcons are scheduled to have a "home" international game and Denver is scheduled to play an away game against Atlanta next season.

Complete list of opponents for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020 Adding a versatile lineman that can stop the run and get after the quarterback will get the ball rolling for Atlanta. But the Falcons will also need to consider adding depth to their often injury-riddled secondary. The 2019 NFL season is coming to a close and while the playoffs are just arriving, it's time to start looking ahead to 2020.

The Falcons continue their arrogant refusal to move on from mistakes by keeping Dirk Koetter Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn doubling down on a plainly bad move should feel very familiar.

Falcons add Penn State DE in Draft Wire's latest 3-round mock Draft Wire's Luke Easterling released a three-round mock, which has the team adding some defensive help up front at both the end and tackle spots. Let's go through all four of the Falcons' picks - including the additional second-round pick the team acquired from New England - in Easterling's latest mock draft.

Falcons All-Decade team: The offense Matt Ryan's success has been bolstered by having some exceptional receiving talent around him. For the first several years of his career, no one had better chemistry with Ryan than Roddy White. He was a regular 1000 yard receiver and one of the most competitive players to ever wear the red and black.

Happy New Year, Falcoholics! By midseason, that line was a massive disappointment, the defense had underachieved to the point that Dan Quinn retreated from defensive play calling duties in favor of Jeff Ulbrich and Raheem Morris, and the Falcons were 1-7.

20 for 2020: The athletes to watch in the Atlanta market for… Our staff takes a look at the 20 athletes to watch for 2020, with the eight of us ranking our top 20 out of the staff nominations. Here are the results : Missed out on the top 20 but received votes: Foye Oluokun, Falcons ; Kendall Sheffield, Falcons ; Monty Rice, Georgia football… Subscribe now to get full access to the new sports page.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 1 Fact: Dan Quinn never dips his pizza in ranch dressing.

Watch: Falcons RB Qadree Ollison was mic'd up for Week 17 win The Falcons offered a glimpse of the team we all anticipated this season in a thrilling Week 17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime. The game had some great highlights, including Ty Sambrailo's 35-yard touchdown catch and Deion Jones' game-winning pick-six.

Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Hat Tips & Head-Scratchers For the second straight season the Falcons swapped the regular playbook for the football Necronomicon against Tampa Bay and dialed up some early game trickery. Last season it was a Philly Special to Matt Ryan. This year? Big Man Touchdown.