11:55 AM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
Blogging Dirty 55 mins ago

Tampa’s win should cement Desmond Ridder as Atlanta Falcons starting QB

Arthur Smith has continued to insert Marcus Mariota into the Atlanta Falcons‘ starting lineup using the fact that the team was in contention for the division lead. After two straight ugly losses to bad teams and a clutch win from Tampa Bay against New Orleans the division race is over. While the Falcons haven’t technically […] Tampa’s win should cement Desmond Ridder as Atlanta Falcons starting QB - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty 2 hours ago

Falcons: Mariota’s leading receiver on deep throws is the Panthers

I believe this is what they are referring to when they say you’re pouring “salt on the wound.” We just talked about how bad the Atlanta Falcons’ deep passing game has been, or more specifically how bad Marcus Mariota has been, as the Carolina Panthers have caught more of his deep passes than the Falcons […] Falcons: Mariota’s leading receiver on deep throws is the Panthers - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 3 hours ago
Falcons rookie report for Week 13: London rolling

Falcons rookie report for Week 13: London rolling

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The rookies have been key players for the Falcons this year, and over the final four games, we’ll hopefully see even more of them. Here’s this week’s rookie report, with a focus on a big day from Drake London, more quality play from Tyler Allgeier, and more. WR Drake London: Career-best day One of the great frustrations of the passing attack this year has been watching this team throw for under 200 yards and not utilize their two best weapons, Kyle Pitts and Drake London, frequently or effectively enough. It has been doubly frustrating...
Blogging Dirty 4 hours ago

3 positions (besides QB) that are holding the Atlanta Falcons back

There is more to the demise of the Atlanta Falcons than just the quarterback It is about time that we talk about something other than the Atlanta Falcons quarterback situation, because, to be fair, this is a team game that takes a collective effort from dozens of people for success. QB has a lot to […] 3 positions (besides QB) that are holding the Atlanta Falcons back - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago
Which team in the AFC most closely resembles the Falcons?

Which team in the AFC most closely resembles the Falcons?

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments. Good morning, Falcoholics, and welcome to today’s open thread. Today we have a pretty simple question for you: Which team in the AFC reminds you the most of the Falcons? This one was a lot easier for me to answer than yesterday’s about which Falcons player, past or present, I’d most like to have a beer with. I had to list my Top 5 options because I couldn’t choose just one. But I feel like this one has a really clear answer, and it’s the Los Angeles Chargers. The...
The Falcoholic 5 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Dec. 7

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Dec. 7

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via LINKS No bye week blues here, as the Falcons need Sunday off in absolutely the worst way. When they return in Week 15 to take on the Saints, it’s looking like there could be a change at quarterback in the offing. More on that in today’s Falcoholinks. The time is now After the latest calamitous conclusion to a Falcons game — which again involved in a game-losing interception — we’ve officially reached the point where Atlanta needs to give rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder a start. With Arthur Smith’s...
The Falcoholic 17 hours ago
Falcons vs. Steelers: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Falcons vs. Steelers: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Mariota misfires. The Falcons latest home loss felt like an away game, with so many Steeler fans in attendance you would think they were doling out free pours of Iron City Lager and Primanti Bros. While the crowd was vocal, the lions on Pittsburgh’s defense were at the gates early, eliminating Atlanta’s run game with a firm front and forcing Marcus Mariota to make gains through the air. While the Falcons would establish their ground attack in the second half, the game was ultimately decided by Mariota’s arm — and you know how that went....
The Falcoholic 23 hours ago
Falcons really need to just finally start QB Desmond Ridder already

Falcons really need to just finally start QB Desmond Ridder already

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Like, c’mon, just do it already. The Atlanta Falcons are not going to the playoffs this year. Barring some unholy intervention that slips the bonds of God, man, time and space, the Falcons will be spending the month of January planning for the future. It’s not really surprising. The 2022 team has found a lot of fight in a much-maligned roster, and that can and should translate to something more in the future. There’s really no reason to be all that upset about games like Sunday. Sure, you want to win those, but this is just where the...
Blogging Dirty Dec 6, 2022

Matt Ryan continuing to prove the Atlanta Falcons right

When the Atlanta Falcons traded Matt Ryan to the Colts for a mid-round pick and followed up the move by signing Marcus Mariota there was some understandable blowback. Ryan had long been the stabilizing force in Atlanta and often the only good thing going for the Atlanta roster. It has helped he has had consistent […] Matt Ryan continuing to prove the Atlanta Falcons right - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Dec 6, 2022
Falcons snap counts from a home loss to the Steelers

Falcons snap counts from a home loss to the Steelers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta’s latest loss sees them settled into snap counts that are unlikely to hold up after the bye. The Falcons lost again. Atlanta has spent the past several weeks trying to get more out of what they have with diminishing results owing to a combination of poor performance and injuries. Chances are that we’ll see some lineup changes, even if they’re just subtle ones, after the bye. It’s evident to everyone inside and outside the building that the status quo is leading to losses piling up, owing to a combination of a defense that can’t...
Blogging Dirty Dec 6, 2022

The truth hurts: Falcons signed Mariota with MVP-caliber QB available

The truth can hurt more than anything sometimes and certainly, all of us are feeling that now realizing that the Atlanta Falcons chose to sign Marcus Mariota over one of the leading 2022 MVP candidates who was still unsigned at the time. This one little mistake could have cost the Falcons a special year considering […] The truth hurts: Falcons signed Mariota with MVP-caliber QB available - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Dec 6, 2022
3 Up, 3 Down: Drake London shines on a lackluster afternoon for the Falcons

3 Up, 3 Down: Drake London shines on a lackluster afternoon for the Falcons

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The rookie was one of the few positives on a day when not much went right for Atlanta. The promising start to the 2022 season seems like a distant memory as Atlanta heads into its by week with a 5-8 record and alive in the NFC South due more to the abject futility of the division than anything else. Offensively, this team has gone stagnant, which could prompt some changes for the final four games of the season. Arthur Smith has promised they will dive into everything to figure out a way to reverse course, but time may be running out for that to...
Blogging Dirty Dec 6, 2022

3 Moves the Atlanta Falcons should make during bye week

The Atlanta Falcons headed into their late bye week with their second straight heartbreaking loss against a bad team. Washington and Pittsburgh both beat Atlanta despite giving the Falcons every chance to win. Atlanta’s perspective on the season and their goals moving forward should have changed completely. For the Atlanta Falcons to have a realistic […] 3 Moves the Atlanta Falcons should make during bye week - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Dec 6, 2022
Which former or current Falcons player would you want to have a beer with?

Which former or current Falcons player would you want to have a beer with?

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Talk it out in the comments below! Good morning Falcoholics, and welcome to Tuesday’s open thread. We’ve got a very important question for you today: Which current or former Falcons player would you most want to have a beer with? A few players come to mind for me. I’ve had the privilege of covering this team for a number of years and have had the opportunity to get to know a lot of current and former Falcons, and this is not an easy question to answer. I’ll give you my top 5. Mike Kenn. The former Falcons tackle was my first real...
Blogging Dirty Dec 5, 2022

Do the impossible Falcons fans, root for the Saints on MNF

One of the best rivalries in sports is between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. Find a Falcons fan and ask them their most hated team, they will likely say the Saints, and the same thing for the other side. However, once in a blue moon, there are those situations where you may […] Do the impossible Falcons fans, root for the Saints on MNF - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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  • A.J. Terrell

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  • Matt Hennessy

    Matt Hennessy

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