2:28 AM EST, Tue March 09, 2021
The Falcoholic 11 hours ago
GM Terry Fontenot confirms again that Falcons plan to add QB, WR talent in 2021

GM Terry Fontenot confirms again that Falcons plan to add QB, WR talent in 2021

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ It may or may not come to fruition at both positions, but the team doesn’t intend to stand pat just because they already have talent. Terry Fontenot has made it clear he believes in competition, and he believes that you can’t have too much of a good thing at core positions like quarterback and wide receiver. He’s suggested that with his comments and with actions like cutting ties with capable young backup Kurt Benkert. As free agency and the draft draw nearer, he’s underlining that sentiment and bolding it. In a recent interview with...
Blogging Dirty 12 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons second-year players must change the narrative in 2021

Atlanta Falcons second-year players need to make their mark in 2021. There was a lot of hype and a lot of disappointment coming into the 2020 NFL season for the Atlanta Falcons top two picks in last year’s NFL draft. When AJ Terrell had his name called at number 16 in the 2020 first round, […] Atlanta Falcons second-year players must change the narrative in 2021 - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
Falcons announce signing of punter Dom Maggio

Falcons announce signing of punter Dom Maggio

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via It’s a signing! Just maybe not the one anyone expected. The Atlanta Falcons have a host of needs, but they’ve also vowed competition at every position where they can add it. That apparently includes punter, because the team is signing second-year punter Dom Maggio. Maggio was an undrafted free agent last year out of Wake Forest, signing with the Ravens but ultimately getting released in early August. Per the team’s release, he was pretty good in college: The Maryland native played in 13 games as a senior in 2019,...
Blogging Dirty 13 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons offseason positional expectations: CB

The Atlanta Falcons cornerback room might be closer than it seems. The secondary of the Atlanta Falcons is a much-maligned group and has been for years, there have been promising players that just haven’t panned out. Whether it’s Jalen Collins off-field failings, Desmond Trufant’s injury struggles the last few years in Atlanta, or Isaiah Oliver’s […] Atlanta Falcons offseason positional expectations: CB - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 14 hours ago
NFL rumors: Would the Falcons consider trading for Zach Ertz?

NFL rumors: Would the Falcons consider trading for Zach Ertz?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ It’s unlikely, but it’s not hard to connect a few dots to understand why Atlanta might at least pick up the phone. The Phladelphia Eagles are fielding trade calls for longtime tight end Zach Ertz. In any other year with any other coaching staff, I would likely not even bother to write about the possibility of the Atlanta Falcons being one of those teams, because it would be both farfetched and likely a poor use of their draft selections. It may still be the latter, but Atlanta’s situation this offseason made me actually consider whether...
Blogging Dirty 15 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons will have more success finding a QB when Matt Ryan retires

Everyone but the Atlanta Falcons seems to be ready to replace Matt Ryan. Rumors surrounding quarterbacks this offseason are all over the place and the Atlanta Falcons are in the mix because they have the fourth overall pick. Time and time again Matt Ryan has proven to be the best player in Falcons history, yet […] Atlanta Falcons will have more success finding a QB when Matt Ryan retires - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty 17 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons should welcome Alex Smith with open arms

The Atlanta Falcons should take a serious look at bringing in Alex Smith as a backup quarterback. Regardless of what the Atlanta Falcons do in the draft, a veteran presence behind Matt Ryan would be a wise move. Enter Alex Smith. He may be one of the unluckiest quarterbacks in NFL history. Usually, after his […] Atlanta Falcons should welcome Alex Smith with open arms - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 18 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Mar. 8

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Mar. 8

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ LIINKS Links! For your Monday perusal! Front office departures New Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot continued his overhaul of Atlanta’s front office, electing to part ways with longtime VP of Player Affairs Kevin Winston and head trainer Marty Lauzon. Both had been with the organization for over a decade, but personnel turnover often accompanies a change at the top. The cap situation The Falcons are in an unenviable spot when it comes to available cap space, and even with the still-to-be-confirmed cap number, they’re going to need...
Blogging Dirty 19 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons: Full seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Full Atlanta Falcons seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 The Atlanta Falcons are going to be on the clock in just a little over a month and there is plenty of intrigue surrounding what they’ll do with that No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. But what about after the No. 4 pick? […] Atlanta Falcons: Full seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Mar 7, 2021
Falcons cut ties with longtime head trainer, VP of player affairs

Falcons cut ties with longtime head trainer, VP of player affairs

Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary Marty Lauzon and Kevin Winston are out as Terry Fontenot continues to overhaul the organization. Kevin Winston has been in Atlanta since Rich McKay was general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, and Marty Lauzon wasn’t all that far behind him. Winston was the vice president of player affairs, a role that saw him oversee player development through programs like the Falcons University Rookie Success Program. Lauzon, meanwhile, had been the director of sports medicine and performance in Atlanta for 11 years, and the organization cutting...
The Falcoholic Mar 7, 2021
Falcons must clear about $20 million in cap space by March 17

Falcons must clear about $20 million in cap space by March 17

Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via That is not much time to get under the still-to-be-confirmed 2021 cap. Despite all evidence to the contrary, around this time last year fans were told from Atlanta’s then-general manager Thomas Dimitroff that the team was not in “cap hell.” Similar to the start of a bad magic show, fans were instructed to suspend their belief while the front office spoke of “creative” ways to still sign players. Those creative ways, obviously, do not create spending room out of nowhere. The Falcons entered...
The Falcoholic Mar 7, 2021
With a tight cap situation, there are a few Falcons with a chance to carve out long-term roles

With a tight cap situation, there are a few Falcons with a chance to carve out long-term roles

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Atlanta’s new coaching staff and general manager will want to remake the roster, which makes 2021 a crucial year for these players. Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot have a big lift in front of them. The Falcons roster is far from bereft of talent, but in the coming years the need to bolster or rebuild almost every position is still evident. In 2021, they’ll be forced to some extent to rely on guys already on the roster, which is probably not ideal from their perspective given how players outside of Atlanta’s stars have...
The Falcoholic Mar 6, 2021
Falcons Saturday trivia: Remembering some guys

Falcons Saturday trivia: Remembering some guys

Photo by Jon Durr/ Let’s get really obscure. Welcome back to Falcons Saturday Trivia, where we dig deep into team history to get you thinking and/or Googling. This week, we’ll stick with a draft theme. But first, let’s actually give you the answer for last week’s question, which was 6. The Falcons have been drafting punters since 1966 with Shippensburg’s Steve Ecker, who was announced as a kicker, and the highest they drafted one was Harold Alexander in the 3rd round of the 1994 draft. That does indeed mean that Thomas Dimitroff drafted fully 1/3rd of the...
The Falcoholic Mar 6, 2021
Falcoholic Mailbag: Drafting a Quarterback?

Falcoholic Mailbag: Drafting a Quarterback?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Time to fire up this mailbag and look at the future of this team. New general manager. New coaching staff. New mailbag. 2021 is really shaping up to the be the greatest year in human history. The Falcons are looking at a top-4 pick, assuming they don’t trade down. The whole direction of the franchise should change, for better or worse, starting now. This vaccine means this upcoming season might have tailgates, 70,000 screaming fans, and being around crowds of people again. Things are coming up Milhouse. I’m not sure what I’m looking...
The Falcoholic Mar 6, 2021
Arthur Smith suggests Falcons will have backfield committee in 2021

Arthur Smith suggests Falcons will have backfield committee in 2021

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via It makes sense, because there’s no Derrick Henry in Atlanta. One of the most common misconceptions about Arthur Smith’s offense in Tennessee is that it ran as well as it did because of Derrick Henry and Derrick Henry alone. The cries of “Atlanta doesn’t have Derrick Henry!” began immediately when the Smith hiring was announced, but the reality was always that A) Smith’s scheme would have to translate minus Henry and B) the passing game was more efficient than the ground game in Tennessee, though Henry’s...

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