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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#21 » by ATL Boy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:29 pm

If we lose this then tank
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#22 » by HMFFL » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 pm

That was a much needed win.
Carolina loss too.


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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#23 » by atlantabbq99 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:33 am

I told a buddy early in the season that the first five games are don't worry games, because its usually the team that goes 10-0 in the last ten games of the regular season that wins the super bowl.

If you look at the last 10 super bowl winners, only 2 of the 10 were 5-0 at the start of the season.

This was the biggest game of the season, and if the Falcons are a legit contender then its more than possible to go 10-0 from here on out.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#24 » by HMFFL » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:29 pm

The injuries are making the season difficult. Our defense is letting is folding and our opponents are making come backs to win or coming close to winning.
We play Monday Night and host the Giants. Our offense better perform well to keep up with Barkley.

The game goes over the projected 54 points.

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#25 » by ATL Boy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:40 pm

Win on Monday Night and I'll feel better about this, being 3-4 going into the bye.

I'm also not a betting man, but if I were I'd bet the over on every Falcons game.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#26 » by HMFFL » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:08 am

I'm hoping for a win tomorrow night.
Carolina beat Philly.
Tampa beat Cleveland.
New Orleans beat Baltimore.

NOT GOOD!

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#27 » by HMFFL » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:00 am

Bye week for us.

Carolina vs Baltimore
Tampa Bay vs Cincy
New Orleans vs Minnesota

I'm obviously hoping for our division to get shutout. Let's make some ground up.

Washington next week.


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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#28 » by HMFFL » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Trade requested.
It will be nice if it happens and he's out of the division.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, DeSean Jackson has asked to be traded.
D-Jax wants out of Tampa Bay, though to this point, the Bucs have shown zero interest in trading their star wide receiver. Jackson got off to a booming start catching deep balls from Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the year, but his production has dropped off a cliff since Jameis Winston's return from suspension. Those two have never had much chemistry. Jackson's exorbitant salary—he's owed $11 million this season and will bring in another $10 million in 2019—could make him difficult to move. Regardless, D-Jax will be a name to follow ahead of Tuesday's 4 PM ET trade deadline.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#29 » by HMFFL » Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:02 pm

Bruce Irvin signs a one year contract with us. He lives in Atlanta.

He received offers for more money and one of the teams was New England that he turned down.

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#30 » by HMFFL » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:54 am

This season has been nothing but a letdown. While we did suffer a great deal of key injuries I hope we fix the other issues this off season.

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#31 » by ATL Boy » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:07 pm

Flush this whole season down the toilet
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#32 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:00 pm

A bit early for a post mortem for the season. But after clinching a losing record and being eliminated from the playoffs...

Exit Interview: Atlanta Falcons

Injuries and ineffective defense doomed the Falcons this year. How can they get back to the highs of just a few years ago?

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What Went Right

For stretches this season, Atlanta’s offense under coordinator Steve Sarkisian was almost as good as its 2016 offense under Kyle Shanahan. Julio Jones leads the league in receiving yards (1,511) and is just the fifth receiver in NFL history with three seasons to have more than 1,500 receiving yards. He also has learned how to get into the end zone, with six touchdowns in his last seven games after getting zero scores in his first seven. Fellow Alabama alum Calvin Ridley has looked like a more than capable sidekick in his first season, and the duo will be one of the best receiving combos in the NFL when both are healthy. Tight end Austin Hooper put up career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.


What Went Wrong

A great deal even by the Falcons’ standards. In Week 1, stud linebacker Deion Jones and starting safety Keanu Neal landed on IR with a foot injury and torn ACL, respectively. The next week, starting guard Andy Levitre landed on IR with a torn tricep. In Week 3, their other starting safety, Ricardo Allen, tore his Achilles and was lost for the season. Two weeks later, running back Devonta Freeman returned from a Week 1 knee injury but left the game with a groin injury and was placed on IR.

Atlanta never truly recovered from this stretch. The team started 1-4 (three of those losses by a touchdown or less), and by the time its offense was revving, the defense had bottomed out. Defense was a strength for the Falcons in 2017, but their performance in 2018 went off a cliff. Here are their defensive figures from 2017 compared to this year (through Week 14) in various categories.

Atlanta never truly recovered from this stretch. The team started 1-4 (three of those losses by a touchdown or less), and by the time its offense was revving, the defense had bottomed out.




Perhaps more concerning is that Atlanta’s offense under Sarkisian has nosedived in the last month after starting strong. After the Falcons averaged 28.5 points over their first eight games, they have averaged 21.3 points in their last six games, but that number drops to less than 18 excluding their evisceration of the lifeless Cardinals on Sunday. The offense is not humming like it was in the fall, and there is no one silver bullet: Sometimes it’s on the play-calling, sometimes it’s Matt Ryan not playing like a $100-million-guaranteed player, sometimes it’s because the receivers can’t catch, and sometimes it’s because the offensive line can’t block.

All of this adds up to the second consecutive disappointing year for the Falcons, who are still haunted by the February 2017 Super Bowl loss that will define this era of Atlanta and mess with the fan base for years (decades?) to come. Head coach Dan Quinn is not likely to be fired, but he’s certainly not guaranteed to return. Sarkisian has even less job security. Ryan has not looked like a player who can consistently elevate his teammates or close out games but he’s not going anywhere after signing an extension this offseason. It might be time for GM Thomas Dimitroff to flush the stink of the Quinn era.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#33 » by HMFFL » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:32 am

Falcons could fire both Sark and DC

NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports the Falcons could fire both OC Steve Sarkisian and DC Marquand Manuel.
Owner Arthur Blank is apparently convinced coach Dan Quinn is not the problem. Pelissero mentions ex-Quinn Seattle coaching mate Darrell Bevell as a possibility to replace Sark. That would be perhaps the least-inspiring hire the Falcons could make. Sark's offense has run extremely hot and cold this season, going through an unstoppable stretch in the red zone before much lower-wattage affairs over the past two months. Manuel has not had a prayer because of a wave of defensive injuries.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#34 » by graymule » Tue Jan 1, 2019 5:20 pm

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#35 » by ATL Boy » Thu Jan 3, 2019 3:30 pm

It kills me that Matt Ryan not only isn’t getting any MVP consideration, but didn’t even make the Pro Bowl because of how piss poor his teammates were this year.

Ryan and Jake Matthews definitely earned the first year of those massive contract extensions.
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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#36 » by HMFFL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:24 am

ATL Boy wrote:It kills me that Matt Ryan not only isn’t getting any MVP consideration, but didn’t even make the Pro Bowl because of how piss poor his teammates were this year.

Ryan and Jake Matthews definitely earned the first year of those massive contract extensions.
He had a fantastic season.
I hope next season is even better and we have success with a winning record. What a brutal year 2018 was for us.

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#37 » by HMFFL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:26 am

The Falcoholic staff’s greatest hopes and dreams for the Falcons this offseason

https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2019/1/13/18174424/the-falcoholic-staffs-greatest-hopes-and-dreams-for-the-falcons-this-offseason

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Re: 2018 Atlanta Falcons Season Game Thread 

Post#38 » by HMFFL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:08 pm

6 free agent offensive line options for the Falcons in 2019

RT Ja’Wuan James
G Rodger Saffold
RT Bobby Massie
G James Carpenter
OT Jared Veldheer
G D.J. Fluker

https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/14/falcons-6-free-agent-offensive-line-options-2019/

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Re: 2019 Falcons Draft Talk and Free Agency 

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Re: 2019 Falcons Draft Talk and Free Agency 

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