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World Cup frenzy puts strain on Qatar's camels
"More than a million fans are in the country to watch soccer's big event. There's a lot to do. Take pictures with falcons, wander through the alleyways of traditional markets and ride on a camel's back. Ali jaber Al Ali is a camel herder. He says now we have 60 camels and even with 60 we can't catch up. We can't handle it. It's been busy and crowded. The tourist they love it. Argentina soccer fan Juan gua says it's actually an incredible feeling because you feel like a royal. Before the World Cup, Ali might fetch about 20 camel rides a day. It's been 500 rides in the morning, followed by another 500 in the evening. I'm Ed Donahue.
Commanders outrun Falcons, intercept Mariota in 19-13 win
"Kendall fuller intercepted a Marcus Mariota pass in the end zone with 58 seconds to go as the commanders held on to beat the falcons 19 to 13. The pass was tipped by Doran Payne. Fuller in the commanders are 7 and 5 and they've won three straight and 6 of 7. Definitely a big win. As a team, you know, you expect to win. The preparation that you put in during the week in the off season all year, you expect to go into games and win and we just want to keep it going. Commander quarterback Taylor heinicke threw for a pair of touchdowns and Brian Robinson ran for one while rushing for a 105 yards. The falcons fall to 5 and 7. Craig heist landover, Maryland.
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"80s sports I'm Mike greaves the Viking 7 game winning streak comes to a screeching hot with the cowboys winning 40 to three in Minnesota as the Dallas defense limits the Vikings to 183 yards of offense pleasing linebacker Micah Parsons We're capable We put them on to people want to come out and run the ball but we got buckle up on the shimmer they want to do People are going to come up in Paris We got to set the quarterback and get stops and do what we do best The eagles rebound from their first loss of the season overcoming a ten point fourth quarter deficit to win 1716 at Indianapolis quarterback Jalen hurts scores the go ahead touchdown on a 7 yard run with one 20 remaining We never wavered I think throughout the game Again there were things that did not go our way in terms of our execution and we put ourselves in a bad position but you know we were never out of the fight The Patriots stunned the jets ten to three when Marcus Jones returns a punt 84 yards for a score with 5 seconds on the clock I thought they was going to go ahead and try to kick it out of bounds due to the time on the clock But the first thing was trying to make sure that I followed my teammates blocker then I seen a punter And I was like if I make a mist and I should be able to go to distance Other winners in the NFL are the falcons ravens bills commanders saints lions raiders Bengals and chiefs in the NHL Columbus beats Carolina and Pittsburgh down Chicago on the court Kyrie Irving returns from an 8 game suspension in the nets one 27 one 15 win over the grizzlies the guard scores 14 points Just miss my teammates mister coach and staff The unprepared with them in the morning were in the rising and then carrying over to the game So good Phoenix Washington the kings Cleveland Golden State Denver and the Lakers are other NBA winners in women's college troops Number one South Carolina beats number two Stanford 76 71 and overtime Lydia ko wins the CME group tour championship to earn LPGA player of the year honors I'm Mike Reeves AP sports
Koo's late 53-yard FG lifts Falcons past Fields, Bears 27-24
"Yahoo cook kicked a 53 yard field goal with one 47 remaining to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27 24 win over the Chicago Bears Who also had a 40 yarder but it was a 103 yard kick-off return by a quarter L Patterson and a passing of Marcus Mariota that gave Atlanta the victory You got to give a lot of credit to our guys up front I mean really they dominated and to be able to do that And to be able to be balanced like that makes us tough to stop Mariana passed for a 131 yards The bears Justin Fields pass for one 53 but also re injured his left shoulder on the final drive of the game Gary McKinley Atlanta
Rumors Swirl Around Silvergate Bank As Shares Fall
"Now in terms of contagion outside of FTX, one of the institutions that people are keeping a close watch on is silvergate bank. Silvergate bank services a huge part of this industry. In fact, it's one of the only banks that does. The crypto specialized bank operated its own proprietary to crypto settlement rails, which are used throughout the crypto space. Due to fears of its exposure to FTX, silvergate stock is down 54% this month. Institutional crypto trading platform falcon X informed its clients that it would be no longer using silvergate for clearing late this week. Falcon X said this was quote out of an abundance of caution. In line with their aim to be the quote safest counterparty during these market conditions. Optimistically then, this move doesn't necessarily indicate a problem at silvergate, just crypto platform seeking to minimize all counterparty risk, but that hasn't kept the chattering class from saying that something might be wrong at silvergate as well. What's more, the rumors around silvergate were getting worse, not better. By midday Friday, silvergate stock was down 20% in the last two days. One defender Friday came in the form of block towers area David Paul. He wrote, an update on silvergate. We've done some more analysis and our confident it's solvent, with large margin for error, as confident as we can be as non bank experts performing superficial financial analysis. It's critical and valuable infrastructure to the industry, and they've always been good faith partners to the industry. Any bank can face liquidity challenges, but silvergate structured balance sheet very defensively. And so is in great shape to deal with short term liquidity challenges.
Panthers stay alive in NFC South with win over Falcons
"Deontay forman runs for a 130 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers past the falcons 25 15 on Thursday Night Football foreman and the Panthers running backs totaled 232 yards on the ground running through heavy rain and wind to coast to their third win of the season interim head coach Steve Wilkes all the running backs I thought did a great job in protecting the football and holding it tight 5 points of pressure as we talk about So again just kudos to those guys in that room The falcons dropped a four and 6 a half game back of the NFC south leading Buccaneers I'm Denny
Dicker kicks winner to lift Chargers over Falcons 20-17
"And two fourth quarter field goals gave the Los Angeles chargers a 2017 win over the Atlanta Falcons Cameron dicker hit on a 37 yard field goal with no time left to win it He also had a 31 yarder Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had a stellar afternoon going 30 43 for 245 yards on a touchdown It's not easy It's never easy in the NFL and that's a really good football team that we played against But for those guys to be able to step up deal with the punches the adversity and answer I thought that was huge for us Austin Eckler accounted for two LA touchdowns Gary McKinley Atlanta
Green Bay is overdue for a win; Eagles are largest of 8 road favorites in Week 9
"Rob Marty AP lead NFL writer here with pro picks for week 9 the four pack is 21 and 11 this season There are 8 home underdogs this week and I don't like any of them So let's start with Green Bay minus three at Detroit Aaron Rodgers in a packers they've lost four in a row There are three and 5 for the first time since Brett Favre was in Green Bay The lions have lost 5 in a row after all that hard knocks hype The packers were competitive in Buffalo and their due for a breakout win Green Bay 30 23 Next we'll look at one of the 5 home favorites Arizona minus one against the first place Seattle Seahawks Kyler Murray has been a major disappointment in the Cardinals are one in three at home this season 11 and 17 at home under cliff Kingsbury Meanwhile Seahawks quarterback Gino Smith is thriving in his first full season as a starter since 2014 I'm not ready to hand the division to Seattle though cardinals 27 24 For my upset special the defending Super Bowl champions are plus three on the road in Tampa where they ended the Buccaneer season last year Tom Brady and the bucks are struggling They've lost 5 of 6 The offense can't score the defense's terrible coaching has been a problem The rams are only three and four and they have their own issues but I can see Aaron Donald dominating a week interior offensive line Rams 22 20 For my best bet another road favorite the LA chargers coming off a by are three point favorites against the NFC south leading Atlanta Falcons The falcons are four and four and supposed to be rebuilding instead they lead the division The Chargers are four and three and supposed to be contenders This week both teams play like it chargers 31 20 For more insight and predictions on every game check out pro picks on AP news dot com
Koo's OT FG gives Falcons improbable 37-34 win over Panthers
"In a game involving two teams battling for leadership of the NFC south the now four and four Atlanta Falcons defeated the two and 6 Carolina Panthers 37 34 in overtime Young Wei Ku kicked a 41 yard field goal to give the falcons the victory Marcus Mariota led Atlanta throwing for three touchdowns and going 20 of 28 for 253 yards Our guys they don't blame Good plays bad plays They stay pretty even killed And when those things happen when bad things happen our guys are ready to step up and make a play Panthers had plenty of chances but two miss kicks and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty cost them the win Gary mckillop's Atlanta
Burrow, Bengals strike fast, blow by Falcons 35-17
"The Bengals scored on their first four possessions in the 35 17 win against the falcons Joe burrow had his best game of the season Throwing for three first half touchdowns and running for a one yard score He was 34 or 42 for 481 yards I thought it was a pretty complete game It was good to see Obviously you like to score on every single possession I thought we could have so we left some out there but overall very complete effort Receivers Ja'Marr chase and Tyler Boyd both eclipsed the 100 yard mark in the first half for the four and three Bengals Boyd finished with a career high 155 yards on 8 catches Chase also caught 8 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns I'm Dave ferry
Mariota accounts for 3 TDs, Falcons beat 49ers 28-14
"Marcus Mariota passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the San Francisco forty-niners 28 to 14 Mariota hit Mike Cole Pruitt and Kyle Pitts on scoring strikes He completed 13 of 14 for a 129 yards Today was one of those days where the defense presented opportunity for me to run a little bit It's going to change week to week We understand that But I'll do whatever I can to help this team one Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo also threw for two TDs both to Brandon ayuk who had 83 yards receiving on the afternoon Gary mckillop's Atlanta
Tom Brady throws for 351 yards, Bucs beat Falcons 21-15
"After a two game losing streak Tampa Bay got a much needed 21 to 15 win over the Atlanta Falcons They were led by Leonard fournette who had a combined rushing and receiving 139 yards with two touchdowns a result he says of something the coaches saw on film TB and said their back is like to run off on play action and that's what happened you know they got deep It was expected to catch total as running back 15 to some catches and that's what happened to them The victory put the bucks in sole possession of first place in the NFC south Eric waddell Tampa
Alford's late pickoff saves Falcons' 23-20 win over Browns
"D Alfred picked off Jacoby Brissette in the final minute to preserve the falcons 23 20 victory over Cleveland Young hoku nailed a 45 yard kick with two 28 remaining for the final margin One of his three field goals The browns then marched into Atlanta territory before Alfred's interception left both teams two and two Caleb Huntley and Cordero Patterson each ran for touchdowns for Atlanta Tyler Alger had ten carries for 84 yards including a 42 yard scamper The falcon spoiled the Georgia homecoming of Nick Chubb who ran for 118 yards in a touchdown I'm Dave fairy
Ryan drives Colts to 1st win with 20-17 comeback vs Chiefs
"Growing up in suburban Atlanta coach ilani Woods was a fan of longtime falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Now Woods is a rookie tight end in Ryan is the Indianapolis signal caller And in a 20 to 17 win over Kansas City Woods caught two Ryan touchdown passes All my family back home Now they're going crazy right now Just you know just like I said growing up and then having that moment of winning the game you know catching a pass on them so that's just a dream come true pretty much It's the colts first victory of the season chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes blamed mistakes for his team's first loss Tom mccabe Indianapolis
Stafford, Rams hold off Falcons for 31-27 victory
"Matthew Stafford through two of his three touchdown passes to Cooper Cup as the rams held on for a 31 27 win over the falcons Stafford completed his first 12 passes and route to going 27 of 36 for 272 yards We gave him some opportunities to get back in the game through some plays that we can clean up There's no question about that But when we were playing good we were playing at a really high clip which was good to see today Cop had 11 receptions for 108 yards and touchdowns on consecutive drives in the second and third quarters helping LA take a 28 three lead but the falcons chipped away Troy Anderson blocked a punt that Lorenzo Carter returned 26 yards for a touchdown And the two point conversion made it 31 25 with 5 O 6 left I'm Dave ferry
Sebastian Talks Breaking News With Devin Nunes, CEO of Truth Social
"Himself in battle against the deep state as chairman of the intelligence committee of the House, and now he runs truth, social congressman, chairman, president, CEO, Devin Nunes, welcome in studio. C that's it is a pleasure, honestly, to be here. You've invited me for so many years and it's great to see your Millennium Falcon, all your Star Wars paraphernalia around here. You got your red phone. I mean, it's great. I think we have a similar vintage, so I think you can appreciate all the stuff that my wife will like me to get out of the house and stuff my studio full of. But my wife would like for me to get all this stuff out of the house. You have to get a show insane and then we have to build your studio and then we can fill it. All right, I'm glad we've got a sense of humor because in Reagan's tradition we have to be happy warriors. I can't butt start with the news to shocking items that we have we have Steve Bannon mentioned this last week after he has to go to New York he was on the show with us after he walked out of that indictment in New York that dozens of people associated with president Trump being ambushed being subpoenaed by the DoJ. We have the confirmation today, 44 zero, including our regular friend here, Boris Epstein, who is a lawyer to president Trump had his phone, his phone taken away from him by the federal authorities. And then as you're walking into the studio with your colleague, we find out that danchenko, the notorious danchenko sauce with the Steele dossier, thanks to Durham filing. We now know he's an FBI informant. Did you know all of this? Did you know the subpoenas were coming danchenko was a plant? I have to have your response. Well, I think that let's take the danchenko stuff first and we can come back to the other subpoenas that Steve Bannon mentioned. But this is really breaking news right now. It's only a few hours old, Durham went to unseal some findings and in that, just to remind the audience, danchenko was the super secret Russian source that when we were investigating this, everybody said, oh, these people are going to die. These are sources that are close to Putin, Putin could off of a minute minute and it ends up sea bass that he was like within a few blocks of here. Yeah, it was a
Saints storm back for 27-26 win over Falcons
"Will I kick the 51 yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to give the New Orleans Saints at 27 26 win over the Atlanta Falcons New Orleans was down 16 early in the fourth quarter when saints quarterback Jameis Winston threw for two TDs to Michael Thomas then connected on a pair of long passes to set up the winning field goal We started getting on the same page and we started and it's to communication It's communication on the sidelines communication throughout the week And I'm just so happy that we as offense we all start to click at the right time Winston threw for 269 yards Corduroy Patterson rushed for a 160 yards and the TD for the falcons Gary mckillop's Atlanta
Violent street gang broke into Atlanta homes of celebrities, athletes and influencers, prosecutor says
"Prosecutors in Atlanta have indicted a violent street gang that has been praying on celebrities You could say it was a fan club but one with a rather perverse twist and indictment is charged 26 members of a violent street gang that have been committing crimes against the Atlanta area homes of famous athletes entertainers and others who flaunt their expensive bling on social media among those hit up by the gang of Mariah Carey Marlo Hampton of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Atlanta United player Brad guzan and Atlanta Falcons player Calvin
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"And we're back on the alcohol. Podcast dave walker joined by gina. Kelly and we're going through your voicemails in reaction to the falcons loss in week. Two of the twenty twenty one. Nfl season against division rival the tampa bay buccaneers. We've gone through five of these. And yeah i it's about what i expected You're gonna love the last one. We're going to close out with a bang just for people believe me for those i previously so i know it's coming ahead of time that way like we're not getting like an infomercial in in the voice mail because it has happened before but Let's just jump into the next one. Let's see where this goes. What's going on this falcon here. Hey see potential name. That's something i couldn't say. We warn we gotta take the with around. Sometimes you know Talk about three phases. Though the puncher come on man you gotta give them something that put us behind. And i think that kinda hurt us when we got a little momentum you know they kind of gave it right back to so Kudos may feel this week. No he didn't get totally embarrassed. But let's talk about matt hennessy. I mean come on. I mean he. He's blocking dead. People like the kid who who knew that he grew up to become matt. Hennessy domain. no we got outmatched. We were outmatched but we weren't outplayed. I don't feel like a like you know. Playing probably one of the best teams ever could be you know from top to bottom and we gave them gave them fix and i mean mad some food and recessions at the end but i mean i i was impressed and i've seen the identity starting to know heads so let's just build off of that in the like doors michael as man gotta have face a first of all. I want this guy to please call back every single week. i think. I think that i need to hear that you know i mean what he said is correct. I definitely did see signs of what this team could be life. Keep saying like at least they had some fight in them So yeah. I really enjoyed hearing from that gentleman. That was nice uplifting message we get along those means days. I will do to say matt. Hennessy is the kid from the six sense has gotten that one has disrupted my week. Wait the most spectacular voicemail mail. I just absolutely loved it. Start to finish g. We've talked about this before. And i just wanted to reiterate this One of her friends on twitter. Betsy has said this before she. She intimated perfectly like falcons fans on twitter. Just have the best sense of humor and obviously in reaction to having to deal with this team but voicemails like that. I think sort of back that up you know where we just absolute comedy brilliance falcons loss. Also i my adopt the phrase. He got sometimes. You gotta take the lemon with the lime. yeah appropriate. i think for for a lot of things in life. Absolutely great voicemail. All right i think this is our first international voicemail coming up next Which is really cool. We have quite a few falcons fans in the uk but also in all of europe. Like we've got a really big contingent of falcons fans in germany and this fellow is calling a belief from The norwegian area. I won't be half dozen. Or so. European falcons stance. That's the pull another long story of unfortunate events which led to a fifteen year old norwegian kid watching his favorite team blow at twenty eight to three lead at six. Am now school now. It should be noted that before the year. I was not hopeful. The falcons of instilled a great deal of pessimism me over the years. And i have a sizable amount. Riding on the falcons to win under a seven and a half games as such. I wasn't a horrified by week..
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"Just feel tired. A right hopes. Why rehiring arthur smith like. Let's be honest here. He's only reason why he was just as well as because we don't have a dare in back. There's no we don't we don't you don't have no type of gerakan back walls quarter of partisan did a thing but he's not their training was almost us. You know what i'm saying so no. I don't want to hear any houston's connects next week. Podcast about all matt ryan and the problem. Nope using the problems but not. He's not lucien anymore. He's not get rid of him. You and train them in washington traded and so team that deserves talking quarterback who obviously the team doesn't should've have. We should have dropped adjustment killed in. I in higher the kansas city offense coordinator perking we would have been able to keep julio jones and and have to rebuild and build the fucking defense and the offensive line. Come on what is what is. This is absolutely pitiful. I'm sick of it sick of it. Worse than the leading super bowl like come on. Oh we honestly. I think that he just made some of the best points. I've really heard put altogether like that about this team. You know and no. I don't think you know it's it's worse than the super bowl. But i do think a little more recent and i and i also think that what falcons fans are having a hard time with right now is so you know. Dan came and they saw a pretty quick turnarounds. I mean they were not as good as first season but in his second season he was able to take them to a super bowl but in his first year. Yes they did. And then they hit that six game skid and then you know. Same thing with mike smith i'm in. They went to the playoffs in his first year in a second year. They finally got back to back winning seasons for the first time since the team was founded might teen sixty and so i think that fans just we have had to sit through such terrible consider while for the past couple of years and i think that we just were hoping like. We don't have to do that every sunday anymore. And then all of a sudden it's like okay here you go except now. The team is actually worse. I see him. What the story acting so strongly I do just want to kind of touch on some of the things that he said about matt ryan and fields and i want to emphasize that he said matt ryan is not the problem. We agree with him on that. But i thought that. I'm i'm curious to know what you think about his take on Why it would be better to. Have you know if they would have gone ahead and drafted fields. they could've potentially kept. Julio you know a lotta things shake out differently. I'm just curious to hear your thoughts on that you. I talk for the draft. I said then that. I could understand any move including drafting justin fields. I wouldn't you know we. We were both. I think in the same camp which was we. We've been happy with drafting justin field. So i think some people have seen what i've said. The hurt will have said in think. I'm against justin fields. Not i would have been ecstatic with drafting him. I guess my point now is like we didn't so it's time to move on this is it's not going to help us at this point to talk about what we should have done. Yeah and i do appreciate what he was saying. You have matt. Ryan is not the answer. I still think matt ryan can be successful. But i i think from the standpoint of is he going to be able to lift up an offense with a terrible offensive line. No that's not the kind of quarterback he has. I think that is a very real reality for this team is that they're only going to be as successful as you offensive line allows them to be so i with all that but i want to say one thing he said arthur smith had a derrick henry and that was why he was successful and then advocated for hiring eric the enemy. I mean to to flip the card eric. The enemy had patrick mahomes so like it helps to have one in the most physically talented incredibly gifted passers in the nfl as offensive coordinator. So i think it goes back to a mutt. Ready to write off Arthur smith after two games. I think there's a lot to like about what he's trying to do. We're not there yet. But gee i'm curious what you think about that Well actually david. I'm been real focused on another part of of what that gentleman sir i like. That's what i was so excited waiting for you to be done. So that i could share this So i he said you know if you're gonna rebuild just if you're going to have to rebuild just rebuild like don't say it's not a rebuild when it's got to be or you're not going to be competitive and so that was the thing that i wanted to ask you about just i mean. I think that it's hard to look at the performance of this team and chills like the lack of depth. The end not think that are rebuild. Might be necessary before this team can be competitive than you know. Maybe they maybe they shake off the early. You know rough performances and look better going forward but they just look like they have a long way to go. That is certainly true. What's interesting is we've seen this a lot. We heard this a lot last week to on with the voicemails. It's i wish they wouldn't have made me believe that this was a retooling or the competitive this year I guess the first thing i'll say to that is there is no nfl team that is ever going to go into the season and essentially tell it spans. Hey guys we're gonna suck this year because our roster sucks and we're not going to be competitive like no team is going to do that And you know it would be refreshingly honest if a team but i have never once seen that happen But no they still have to sell tickets right customer team. That is gonna be tanking guys. Were taking come and watch a seven or eight games at mercedes-benz benz for two hundred fifty bucks a pop. Yeah that's that's gonna sell it now. The other thing is i think what you talk about the rebuil- there are different ways to do it. And i think there's been an assumption. That the falcons in order to rebuild they have to immediately draft a quarterback and my mindset is actually a little bit different. Because we've seen we've seen examples in the nfl when you draft a quarterback and don't surround him with talent. Sam darnold is a great example. I mean he he. He burned out in two years with the jets. David cars an older example with houston ages ago. But then look at an example where you bring a young quarterback young where you've got an established offensive line. You've got a really good running back. You've got receiving weapons and he can come in. And that was matt ryan in two thousand eight and he won rookie d. in large part because they had a lot of pieces waiting for him so for me. I do think the falcons do have to start thinking about the rebuild. But i would rather they start building up the young pieces on in an offensive line getting an elite weapon. Like a call pits. Who in two or three years cockpits pits will be twenty two twenty three years old and he'll be hitting his stride in the nfl all of a sudden you bring in a rookie quarterback who's going to inherit that kind of weapon. And i think that is a great way to rebuild where you draft a guy now. You have him running for his life every sunday. I don't think that's a great way to rebuild. That's my two cents. It's not gonna gives to rebuild. I think we have to talk about how we rebuild the roster like this..
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"Coverage of the atlanta falcons on the finish. Podcast our gina. Your thoughts Like i said a couple of minutes ago a really disappointing search of the season I don't even know what to say beyond that lake. All of these negative reactions to the team are totally valid and totally justified. Based on what we've seen so far. So yeah i'm sure that a lot of fans will relate to that whole scenario This this next one is gonna think. Light up falcon spans. Because there is a i will say there is definitely a divide this year. Maybe more pronounced than in the past with a group of falcon spans. Who were ready to see the team draft justin fields as those who are ready to see matt ryan finally have a successful team again and this guy. Well i'll let you figure out what side of the fence season honestly like. This is crazy like we should have drafted just fields. And i don't care what you'd think. They know justin than anything behind his own line. Or whatever you probably right but the way online is blocking no no. I'd rather have fields thirty six year. Old matt ryan before trade matt ryan. Get them the fuck out her because she deserves better on desserts fucking better news bullshit every funky us our. I know i know looking personally. Anything but defense huq's trade. Julio fucking jones away book blue-collar pit on one cow is gonna be a great. Nfl but what are we doing. We're going to rebuild actually rebuild. Get rid of matt ryan three or nine hundred ninety million dollar contract traders washington you know. Get some kickback job..
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"And you really can't forget that the boxer probably the best team in the league steel still. I'm either the reigning super bowl. Chance i would say that they and the chiefs are like one. and well. i mean the chiefs who knows. They lost the ravens this week but So yeah i mean the bucks may be the very best and i think that you just have to have some patients especially after we saw the team. Look a little against the buccaneers. They did some better things and the offensive line. I thought played a little bit better against what was maybe an even more fierce defensive line this time around and i said this in our chat. Now i wanna put it out there into the internet. But i think you have to keep in the context. The bucks not only had extra days of rest because their first game was on the thursday mumbling. Were they playing at home. But this is a team that returned every starter from last year and the coaching staff. So they have zero turnover. They didn't have anybody that had to learn anything new in by contrast the falcons are in the exact opposite boat brand new coaching staff. Multiple new starters on the offense line in the defense. The defense was almost completely overhauled in the secondary minus one player. And that is. That's in the first few games of the season. You would expect a team like the bucks returns. All of its starters that won the super bowl has extra rests. It's playing at home. You would expect them to have a significant edge and they did. Yeah and at least falcon showed some fight but you know to the gentleman who left the message. I just want to say. I love the energy and you know i don't like i don't want to just dismiss your take out a hand. I understand the frustration and Yeah i mean it's been a really disappointing. I two weeks this season really disappointing. Second voicemail. here. We go every sunday. I wake up and put on my stupid little. You're the white done little team when it's all done quietly. Put it back on the hanger and then shuffle around the house. It mesler adults bedtime. The team look good for footer. But i'm currently shuffling around the house flippers. Waiting for bedtime hatred article online. About how bad we are tomorrow instead of doing something worthwhile with my life. As that's the most relatable voice mail that i've ever heard. And i do want to say if you're going to hate read articles online. Go to the falcons dot com where we have daily.
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"This is the alcoholic official. Podcast at the atlanta falcons on the nation podcasts. That they've walker. I'm joined by my co host forever. Nine gene kelly. Jean david i am just exhausted. By the atlanta falcons. I mean i am just a wafted by this team. How are you. it's good and we've only got through to seventeen games. It's gonna be a long season exhausted. That i would like to go to sleep and then wake up when the season is over and then i might be able to feel loved. Them were arrested literally. Some people on twitter interacting with us saying the same thing they would just prefer to go into a coma at this point on that note we are back for another rendition of the voicemails podcast whereas i call it in our meeting. Invited i send the gina. Sad voicemails part. Yes we are going to listen to your thoughts the listeners. Readers of about the falcons lost to the tampa. Bay buccaneers this past weekend week two in tampa bay a game. Honestly that felt like it was gonna be closer than in being. I think the final score was forty. Eight twenty five so hey more than six points. This time got a little bit of positive art so we've got ten voicemails to get through. We're gonna play some of these thoughts. Gina do this. I am as ready as i'm gonna be this first. One is a doozy a arthur smith. Ask him take his bitch as as we don't want them go to. Ups go to go. Usps go out and buy nice. Oh my goodness. I mean i guess to that i would say it has only been two game saying. Yeah i agree. The team has not looked prepare. Especially in week one. And i think that there are definitely reasons to question arthur smith's readiness at this level. But you still gotta give the guy a chance. I mean the onto games..
"falcons" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"You can may be deal with somebody who is a work in progress at one of those guards spots if you have a really experienced center white. If alex mack were still holding down the middle that line. I think that jalen mayfield probably wouldn't look so shaky. Because mac has the veteran experience and presence of mind to help compensate for that weakness. But you know with hennessy. Who doesn't have nearly as much experience as alex. Machias like my age. The family forever. That's a very different situation. And so what if factors player hundred percent again. Another really tons of great points in these voicemails and after a game like that. I'm not going to discount anyone's reaction to that made zero next one up hi. This is german hurston georgia. I just just decimated from this game. I locked a cell phones pants on eighty one and i think we are. I only stephanie. From breaking my daughter's tv is that i had her husband. I'll have to borrow that dog for the rest of these things. Her slow jams my guy because i also watch all games with the puppy and also the only thing that keeps me from breaking my own tv much of the time. Oh man. When i played that one play twice because i was like oh jim so first of all. I've been watching like my first falcons game wasn't eighteen eighty one. It was the playoff game against the dallas cowboys. So i feel very connected jim. And his experience with the falcons and said we are cursed. And i almost broke a tv. Jim i feel you man it. Your daughter doesn't let you bar her puppy. I have berry rambunctious friends bulldog puppy in borrow anytime for extended periods. This fantastic are mike from chicago. Has some thoughts harley. This is mike come on away from chicago man. I've been southwest fare since the michael big days and that's again into it but speaking moments camp sneak one man on this very disappointed i though the eagles and be one of our easier but just the she spot like that very disheartening on still holding out. Hope you know game one but you know. It's kind of funny to think that i'm looking at next year's draft. Qb's over roy are writers the site that cover the the draft or probably already getting ready with their travel aches for twenty twenty two. Yeah and i mean part of being an. Nfl is knowing that there will be seasons when you start carrying about the next draft that week two or week three. That's the unfortunate reality. Yes it is and for mike for chicago Sorry i mean like you're in a city that has I ron drafted the quarterback. Many falcons fans wanted to take and on that note. Our next voicemail focuses on the quarterback of the falcons alert matt ryan alert at ryan head. Alert he's craig's. There was a or unbelievable i would. I would have been outed. We put up twenty point. We've come home at rain. What's really going on before. I even as they be dispersed guy. No not the no defense to be a lot for even though he well at least we stop. What what though. Put the play on the piece but we had. Our team is good outfit. I like oh or over performance. Dirty birds yeah go first of all. I love that dude. Buddy opens voicemail by yellow matt ryan hater alert multiple times. I i love that. yeah i you know. I do think that it's fair to talk about the impact of the offensive line. How long matt ryan's performance. I mean he didn't have time to do a simple five five-step drop and so now that said the renzo performance was abysmal and ending that i had questions about play and i had questions about execution. I think that there is a lot of blame to go around. But i am also going to realistically acknowledge that matt ryan is making..
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"I moved it is lots of balance trying to make sure you're fully evaluating everybody and making sure that you're retaining. The best is for your team and that does mean obviously like preseason impasse getting the guys down. The duct chart were playing time. But i really think you've got gotta have some playing time for starters. Yeah and i'll be surprised if it doesn't change at this point. I think we're gonna see something me all right. I think this one. This is a short voicemail but in much the same way that the first one Intimated thoughts on the game. I think this one intimates thoughts on being a falcon span on dead inside. Well more welcome to it. We are to ben for years from. That's the only reason we're still able to watch this team. If we had anything waft we would do something better with our time. I have to tell you One of the main things. I think we lean on as falcons fan especially those who are engaged in social media like we are is the humor that comes with being a falcons fan. There's so many people that on the day after a game like this that you'll iraq with them and they just find a way in darkness to to illicit humor and it's one in my mind it's one of the best part of being a falcon spam on twitter because there's just so many fans have a great sense of balance a great sense of humor even in the midst of a absolute stinker of a game like that they bring humor and i think that that helps alleviate some of the pain. It really does i. It's definitely a coping mechanism for all of us. Hurley is for years if you're going to make twenty eight to three jokes fine. But they probably won't be as funny as mine and that's really the only problem that i have with them like it really. Having a sense of humor is fundamental if he wants to survive pelicans spam or next one touches on the documentary series from secret. Mesa on the falcons. So this'll be interesting. I think about it. I just recently watched. The atlanta falcons dr in the history of manifested itself. Now we look back on that documentary. That just came out. You look at all parts of you. See how bad the southlands were in the seventies sixties babies so the nineties where they started to pick it up in the late nineties. And then there's it fell back down. It seems like history just repeating the so and after this game we're about to go down long continuing spiral down 'cause after the game like you don't have mojo sad. We look for the falcons as much want to win. And then we get heartbroken once again every sunday. Been like that every sunday since forgiven day. I mean he's not wrong on. Yeah it takes. I think a special type of person to stick it out with this team And i gotta say like if you were on falcon sweater. During the came on sunday the jokes were flying. And that does help me get through it. But it's also a lot of same old falcons you know. How many times has this team just got an utterly embarrassed in the stupidest ways and i felt like sunday's game was really full of those so it was kind of a peak falcons experienced a true falcon if you will and i actually got on twitter. Someone responded to one of my tweets and said hey. I'm i'm a new. A new falcons fan though. I love the podcast and my first thought was you picked a hell of a time to start rooting for the falcons. I mean anybody who joins the party after super bowl. Fifty one i. I don't know what's going on in your hud but you should maybe talk to somebody like i. Miss is a level of masochism. The i do not think healthy. Oh dear god. I have to say these voicemails have been fantastic. You guys have lines appointed all right. Let's get on to the next. One will make the most upset us. Believe off sleeping as one. The we got better defensive team without just live often shabby craig none of that. He saw none of uh. We saw the eagles doctors do anything was i. I'm sitting here my south jersey onlooker more. I talk so much so much. Trust that he would say we're gonna play this. We not tampa bay in that. That won't be oh and to to just last year. nothing. I dunno sixteen. I dunno all linus. Trust are even worse. How do you think the offensive line does well luck. Hope for the best so bad for all of us in your miserable and disappointed after that game lake. It is and we have had feel this way after so many games like i think what. I'm i think that the overall gist. That i'm getting from voicemails. That fans are really tired of the sunlight. It is such an exciting time when you get a new head coach and you know when you're looking toward a new era. I'm in this case nuke new head coach new. Gm we haven't had both of those since two thousand eight and so you know optimism. I mean it's kind of foreign concept falcons fans but that that is normally time when nfl theanswer optimistic and then hearing you know it's not going to be a rebuild and you know all of that. I think that there's reason to thank you know. Maybe they wouldn't go to the super bowl this year. But i mean. Am quantock there and his second year as head coach. And so you know. Maybe next year the following year they could be back in a position contend than i hear it in falcon stands voices on these messages. And it's just really hard after that game to believe that. That's possible. And so i guess too bad i would just say it is just one game and i really do think that you know. Not quite not. Playing starters in the preseason was a factor. I think that one game is not sufficient evidence to prove that. It's definitely a rebuild. The team can't content but they looked really bad. And so you know. I even as i say all about stuff like i completely understand why fans are feeling this way about it. Undoubtedly and i think for fans who've been in this for awhile for like if you look back. When mike smith came in expectations were low and and then they ended up finishing eleven. And five matt ryan got rookie of the year. So that season. And they've they literally matt ryan's i pass in the nfl was touchdown and that game felt like it. Set the tone for the season in even with dan. Quinn in two thousand fifteen. They started that season five and even though the eight they they started with the wind. Boy that that that should have given us some previews of of that Dan quinn era falling apart back but regardless they started with the win and i think that maybe has leaned against arthur smith. I think there almost this assumption that we would start with win especially against an opponent who in many people's minds was was not a strong opponent. Although i think that maybe was discounting the eagles too much because they do have talent on in the trenches especially but so i feel like we shouldn't keep underselling. The eagles Actually said the podcast. I feel like they're going to be a dark horse team to make the playoffs this year..
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"I am joined by my forever. Met online co host gina. kelly gene. How you doing. I am well and had a really terrible days. And so it's gonna be spectacular. Talk that applies talking about that game on sunday. We're going to talk about it but we asked for it and we got it. Oh my god. We got quite a response. On the falcons voicemail hotline gene. You hit me with aside the yeah. This'll be this could be a lot of fun. You know we make becoming off of a win. People be celebrating but of course unite new better. We left open the possibility that these voicemails may go in the other direction and they did not disappoint. So i like the falcons one hundred percent so for those who have not caught on. This podcast is about you. It's about the listeners. The readers at the colic and the voicemails. You left us and let me tell you you guys were not happy. There was a wide range of reactions. And we're just gonna play these. We're going to go through these and jeff hasn't heard these yet. I had the preview them. Just so i knew what was coming a to make sure that we didn't get into any legal trouble through this but i think we're in the clear so yes i'm going to start with. I won gina. I think you'll probably agree with the cinnamon one art. Yes yeah that sounds about right. Also my recap of that game. That is that was the perfect. Recap of falcons eagles week. One twenty twenty. Nfl twenty-one nfl season voicemail is the offensive player of the game as someone who has to write those articles every week. I wish we had that ahead of time. I would have put that as the number one option for the offensive player of the week. Yup and i think that that would have gotten a hundred percent of the vote. So the win. Fantastic well kickoff. The are gonna jump into our second one. This is actually not a wet fart in. I think this guy goes into the lack of adjustments says somebody from omaha nebraska Quite honestly i think game came down to adjustments. I do not see arthur. Smith make adjustments during the game. I'm very concerned about his coaching. In the future Tell pits was terribly under utilized. Arthur smith should have done a better job with that I saw the notes to his credit. Arthur smith took a he. He basically blame this game on him. Yeah he did. And i have to say like i appreciate the candor but it's a little bit jarring to hear your new head coach. Say i didn't have the team prepared for this game. And i think that it wasn't just the team. I think the caller is correct. I mean. I think that the eagles stuck me made adjustments at the half and we saw that they were much more dominant against the run. Game where the falcons had really been able to get things going against them in the first half But i did not see. Yeah i really didn't see any adjustment from earth smith. I agree that kyle was under you why. I think that that may be in part. Because they're still working out some chemistry and timing issues between hemin ryan because they didn't play in the pre season. And i think that that's a big part of this too so yeah i totally agree about the adjustments. I you know. Have some level of concern about arthur smith. I'm not going to make a sweeping judgment after one game. I know that it's a big adjustment going from being a coordinator to a head coach. But the lack of adjustments that is concern. Oh definitely yeah. He think he everyone else in that building those they have to do better this week. Not saying they have to win but they absolutely have to do better than what that is on sunday speaking of adjustments or lack of preseason that make underscore addict or us. Call me out on that Mark three takeaways from his game is warning. Arcus smith probably feel dumb his health and not letting. Am stars played on the preview. He gave all the time. We only have two games and he gave all the time to guys who really make detaining..
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"Falcons. Alright, Kindness gain? Well, it's an eight yard rush. And so it is 23 to 6. Now. Philadelphia leads the Falcons in Atlanta again. Philadelphia on top 23. 26 again. I don't think we knew what to make of this Eagles team heading into today. Jalen hurts 22 of 29 206 passing yards and two touchdowns. So he's having a pretty nice day. Miles Sanders, the leading Russia for Philadelphia, 11 carries for 79 yards and then Kenneth Game. Well, as I just mentioned has the touchdown the rushing touchdown on the day in Devante Smith. Has a receiving touchdown, as does Dallas Goedert and Devante Smith. First reception of his NFL career is a touchdown. We talked about that earlier and the Philadelphia Eagles looking good, so far 22 to 6 on top of the Falcons, but the Falcons not a lot of juice heading into this one. J. Well, The Falcons are supposed to be a high flying offense again this season when you added Kyle pits, and we haven't seen any of that, but we have seen is the Eagles. Maybe have a top five offensive line in football line that was banged up Holy last year, which was a trickle down effect. There was all types of issues and it started up front. Now they're healthy. They're and this team is playing confident football. The offensive side of things, and Jalen hurts his looking like a guy who can lead a franchise. Yes, Jalen hurts and weeks Weeks, 15 and 16 Last season, he became the first quarterback. To pass for 300 yards and run for 15 consecutive game since Michael Vick did it in weeks, four and five of 2011, and I don't know that Jalen hurts has gotten his due and what he's done so far for Philadelphia. Just because he kind of came in late last season, Things were falling apart in the locker room on the football field. They had injuries all over the place, especially on that offensive line. And he comes in, and he has the Philadelphia Eagles on top yet again, and so a minute to go in the third quarter there the Eagles on top of the Falcons, 22 to 6. A lot of these games now are coming down to the wires. We head into the fourth quarter. We're going to keep you posted on everything throughout the entirety of this Sunday, It's Game day on ESPN Radio Shane Jordan Cornette Washington forces. Another turnover against Justin Herbert will have the latest.
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"But i think that's gonna be the logan ryan Little slot little safety bigeye. A physical tackler And and you know a lot of the times to they only see a place whereas all over did beat and you with corners. You have to watch them every play pathway least obviously but You know there's a lot of times they all playing pretty good coverage. There's but i think he's badly just over. Hated lightning rod. There's always gotta be one you know it was big beasley before that And i think in this new role. Because i i just don't see these but again on the outside any shows I think in this new role he's going to be really really good Well let me let me walk that back to us a little bit. I think he's going to be good. I think he's gonna be improved. And i think he'll still get a lotta. Hey you know a lot of hate Just because you know he's still got messed up every once in a while. There's no corn league. I think they get up zero percent. Completion percentage But you know i. I think he's going to be a lot more physical he's going to be able to Take a little bit of pressure off himself. And i think he's going to flourish in a new role with this. Yeah i think so and good kid interviewed him after one of the games. Just really down to earth Got a good shoulders. So i want to see him succeed. I think you. And i talked about him for I think a lot of the fact that he was a second round. Pick that some people had first route. You know potential first round pick. I think if for what he's given us if he were a fourth or fifth round pick you talked about the incredible value that we got him and i. It's unfortunate you player can't choose when they're drafted But right now he fits into that nickel role. That's probably gonna be a good fit for him all right now. Another thing we talked about. I think the and you talked about this. But it doesn't help that. Whenever the falcons in the second round but like they just got a draft. I mean all yes and you know he. He was the round talent. This is a great big. I can't believe he's still sitting in the fountain. Just got him. I don't think the help all nice fall And like yeah improviser. A lot of hype in absolutely that factors into it. And honestly you gotta evaluate these guys not on their draft position or the hype coming out you sit and you have to evaluate them by how they play and how they grow and how they develop and that's what we tried to do and and we try to balance out sort of a hot takes of guys trash. That's out so Let's be realistic folks. A zale offers knocking to light it up. But he's he is. He's got a role in. I think he can play that role fairly well all right behind him now. This is interesting. This is a player. I didn't even think would necessarily make the roster in it still remains to be seen. What the falcons ultimately do with him. But kendall sheffield who is going into his third year you know former fifth round pick. He had a terrible twenty twenty To be blunt they they essentially benched him at one. point the kiva so bad and he's got the capability. He has an athletic Kid he's someone that can make plays but he was just getting roasted on. The regular did not play at all. Preseason in he made the fifty three man roster I'm not entirely sure. Why the falcons. The the fifty three man roster is composed right. Now is very odd. They've got of levin defensive backs which normally most teams peak about ten. You know in It was interesting to see them. Carry a kindle sheffield the to drafted rookies did make it Darren hall and avery williams In my mind darren hall is someone that needs a little bit more seasoning. I think they're carrying him to redshirt him in the same way we mentioned earlier. He's a player. I think we'll probably start off. Inactive on game days every williams though came on pretty strong towards the back end of these preseason games Not even to mention the fact that he was really drafted we are punt returner and as a corner was beginning to show out at the back end of camps. Who how do you feel about these last three guys at the corner position. Yeah this this is where the great starts to tail off for me a little bit death. The death is absolutely concerning and my thing is You know. I understand aaron hall everywhere. Working progress know who really knows about kendall. Sheffield at this point where you know we talk about you. Know if you wanna make the roster you can contribute on special teams tackling is not exactly gonna sheffield forte. He's as a really good actually and he has the ball skills he's not a very physical guy Which is kind of widespread. I thought they were gonna keep chris williamson over here. I'm glad to get on the practice squad But the depth is definitely very concerning. I think they're all i. I gave them the demonte. The calm down to the same school that hybrid safety corner combo and i think he can be a contributor. One day. I don't think he's just immediately leave. Leave the exception. But i think they're going to be a solid contributor one day. I don't think it's right now I'm really trying to not get myself too. Excited over every williams Playing well in the preseason but hey if these guys gotta come into a game just stopped by fire. I think they're gonna. I think they're gonna play well on special teams. I think they'll vote definitely contributed a way there They you know this this. These are two guys that i think have long term potential but stepping in immediately. I you know they might see some problems. Yeah exactly and one hundred percent with you there. i do like the long term potential. I think every williams we of the two is going to be the one active on game days simply because the special teams component but over the long term. They could be you know guys that you go to for depth or maybe even eventually become contributors in nickel-and-dime sets on the regular. But yeah like if they're getting into games this year Consistently that's going to be a problem in kendall sheffield. I'm with you. i thought williamson was gonna push sheffield off the roster..
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"I'm joined by jay gordon. We're talking about the falcons. Defense our grades for them going into the twenty twenty one season. Obviously take all of this with grain of salt folks. We're talking about you know guys before. The games are even played But these are sort of initial impressions of the players the quality of the players. What we've seen from them. We've talked about the defensive line that linebackers. Let's talk about the back end of this defense. Because in the past especially in recent years this has been a unit that has been at times problematic. A lot of that has been due to injuries. We've we've seen guys like kiana. Neil ricardo allen demonte casey all go down with season ending injuries over the past several years so some of that is not just simply the nature of the nfl but some of it has been talented issues. I am of the mind that some of that is hopefully knock on wood in the past I want to start with the safeties. Because i wanna finish up with what we've got corner. They brought in to veterans to anchor the safety position for now. They're both on one. Year deals eric harris doron harmon and behind them are what i think are two really promising players. I think next year. Probably going to be our starters at safety second round. Pick richie grant and fourth round. Pick from last year. Jalen hawkins who. I think you could argue that one of the best pre-seasons of any defender on this roster. So let's start with the the two presumed starter for now. What do you feel about harrison in harmon and after that talk about the potential of hawkins grant. Yeah you know. I can catch a lot of las vegas raiders football because i tend to value my time. I but i know right but it you know. Hey of i think they know but you know you look at a guy like eric. Air from all accounts super high character. Guy You know solid run support. can step up in the box and make some plays there can get touched up in coverage a little bit That could be a product of the raiders secondary as a whole which is not exactly like he's coming over to the the twenty thirteen e hawks From the raiders. But i think it'd be decent and run support You may have to get him out of there on nickel and bringing a jalen hopkins or grant. But i think doron. And he's just he was made de defense. You know all the time you spent. I don't know if there was any overlap between these new england. But you know that's switch ability That ability to move around and by all accounts is another guy. he's just super high character. Guy observer You know very very Very much in a leader role which is which is good to have it out of a safety And so i like those guys. I think armand will earn a second contract. I don't know about harris But i think harmon. I think he's gonna fit right in. I think he's gonna make a lot of good places now. Think about can give them an extension. But that's putting the car before the horse so Yeah i it's on the two guys. I don't know if they're gonna be the savior for every single little problem that we have. But when you talk about going from ricardo allen and guys who have been there forever It's it's definitely a different look. It is and it's i'm with you. Eric harris i think is he's decent enough. He's got issues that we're going to have to work around You know when you're signing. You know veterans like this to be essentially stopgaps He's i think he's good as you get for sort of that price range. You know so when you're shopping at dollar tree you're not getting top notch target up flirts and we got the best of the dollar tree brand. I you know. I think harris is better than dollar trade. Let's be very clear But i'm with you drawn harmon has. He's he's thirty years old he's been league for wall. I think his mentorship of grant hawkins is very notable. As you mentioned he is someone who has taken both those guys Under his wing. In particular richie grant and that i think is going to pay dividends over long term and i really love. The falcons have brought guys like that. That are mentors. Now hawkins in grant again last year hawkins was able to play a little bit until he got injured in in sort of missed out on the last several games of the season when he was in there I thought he played fairly well. I did not anticipate sort of the jump that he would make from last year to what we saw this. Preseason his individual play preseason looked really a big leap forward. Richie grant i think fans need to understand. Dean pees asks a lot of the players in his second year. He expects all of these guys to know every position in the responsibilities of those positions. And that's gonna put a lot of pressure on those safeties on the linebackers and you know grant is probably gonna need some time to get used to all of those responsibilities. He can't just learn being a safety. He has to know what it's like to be a corner. He has to know what it's like to be linebacker. That is a big ask and for any rookie to come in. It's gonna take time and if he's not on the field up immediately that does not mean he's bust. The talent is there. I think he's going to be fine. I'm really bullish on what he is going to do. On the back half of this year and in the twenty twenty two. So what do you feel about hawkins grant in their long term potential. Yeah and you're totally right about the days. And i think that's why we saw the falcons make a lot of the choices. We did in the draft saying anything groundbreaking. It's been a hundred times a day. Targeted intelligent guys An older guy seniors captains guys who appeared to have their head on their shoulders. The defense is not easy to learn. There's a lot going on But that was that was one that was my that was my own hocken. Felt like hey you know. He looks like he's really developing. I think that's something. A lot of people were banking on to start season And that's very encouraging. Besides i gotta shot him out. When i was out and breakfast got absolutely lost. Our trust i mean i remember. I was like somebody's house. Because i didn't know parker has to. Whoever you to you know one of the fifty tight end behind had out there like somebody just got eight up august. You know he. We saw i make a couple of good plays during the free stephen shoring up that back in play in that centerfield role and i think he's i think he's gonna see a lot of wing-pong especially in nickel and i trust the. I think he's gonna be okay back there. I'm not really worried. About and Yeah richie granted. Didn't look spectacular. But the thing is he's a rookie. you'd like you said there's a lot to learn a decent and i think the guys ahead of him i will allow him to come on and spots and kind of get get some feel for the game. Get some of that game sets. He has great instincts he had things. Ucf that's obviously a big jump in competition. And and and i think he will grow into. I think by you the season we're going to be feeling a lot. Better about rich brent. Yeah hundred percents Do want to note. The falcons have tj green listed as a safety. He's probably going to be more of a quote unquote. Db where he is going to see. Time both at safety and a corner He's a bigger player. I think he's like six foot three but he's a player that i think is well is he's gonna be more of a backup anyways but he's going to be deployed by ps sort of all over the field when he does come in so another player that i'll just mention him. But how do you feel about the safeties and what. What kind of grade would you give this unit. You know this. This is one that. I wrestled with By the way shut off. Cj green good for many or that's body played really well.
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"And the entire last year You know just just an incredible very instinctive you know and you just don't expect that from a guy out of fresno state a fifth round pick You just don't expect those type of instincts and that type of game since already and now bodies coming along a little bit you know. He's he's kind of growing into that role and it's going to be hard to keep them off the field. I think we could see him. Rotate into the pass. Russia times And you know in nickel packages you'll be extremely valuable to if you got a two tight end set or something. yeah dory dory threats really liked look nice in the preseason you know that thumper See ball get ball had recycled for a loss against the and by things. And i i think it's a strong unit. I will say. I was a little surprised bouncing Did make the practice squad. 'cause i liked a little bit of what i saw him to. You know what. I mean those those those are the guys i mean that no question but that was those guys in the year. Yeah and i'll tell ya. The the the league has shifted. Used to be that you needed the curtis lofton type of linebacker in the middle. You know the guy that you can count on for those second level tackles and that could come downfield and but these days every single team in the nfl except for like dirt cutter on offense uses. They're running backs out of the backfield as receivers and you have to have linebackers that can keep pace with these running backs Offensive coordinators are getting more and more creative in how they use tight ends. How these vacs cer- guys like jones walker lewis cohen. They are the new prototype. And i feel like the falcons have three legitimate linebackers. That are all at minimum just good and coverage and then you talk about jones whose elite and coverage like. That's that is rare. It's hard to find by backers like this. And then you add on as you mentioned not the capabilities of to go in there and forced fumbles. I mean that that he didn't dallas is a crime in like thirty five states now remember. How many fumbled before. Because i refuse to watch that game get. I think it was three. I think it legitimate three in the same game or in the first quarter and he'll he didn't even finish that game. He got injured in that game so it was like in the first half of the game where he forced three fumbles and yet they lost. Anyhow what do you feel about this group What kind of are you get them. I will say the addition of dory at the bridge and the ability to be like that bumper potentially in leading dion. Be more of that will something. That's really enticing to me. I think he really completes this unit. I'm giving him a The a plus. I don't know if i can label any part of the defense today. Plus i can't. I can't label many units in the nfl. And i'm giving them a. That's really the highest rate. I could probably give anybody And i think they're gonna. I think they're gonna turn a lot of heads this year. I think people are going to start really paying attention to them and start putting them up there with you. Know the tampa bay san francisco. You know maybe even like in indianapolis those upper tier linebacker unit. Yeah yeah. I am really bullish on these four guys. Obviously ethridge is sort of as you mentioned. He's i'll be surprised if he's always active on game day. But we'll see we'll play you but jones kind of a walker. I really really love. What the falcons have done here. They're drafting you know. I don't want to give dimitrov too much credit but the drafting none of these guys are first round. Picks jones was taken the second round for you. The six michael walker believe in the fourth or fifth as you mentioned Yeah i'm going with a this. Feels like a really top notch unit again. I just can't get over the fact that teams look at alvin kamara. And they're like hey. This guy is amazing in indiana jones regularly. Shut him down and it just people just dismiss it and it's the my mind it's like come on. I'll never to with christian mccaffrey. I mean we haven't even talked back from this year. Yeah and having having these guys is critical to be able to counter the players like that. So yeah. I'm with you really bullish on this unit and i think it's gonna be fun to watch this year all right. We're going to talk about the back end of this defense. Safeties the corners. You may be surprised but what we feel about these guys But before we do that we're going to take a quick break..
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"Definitely move there of. Oh a kind of to hold on. Yeah you're like breaking up. Shen deliver his hottest take and the internet broke little his gun away clear. Yeah you're coming in now okay I actually like this. Great of an incomplete. Because i don't know. I think i right about this ago. We really have no idea what to expect a roster as we've discussed not great A lot of issues. And i think that there are. There is a way that they can make this offense effective. But i don't. I don't know if that's what's in the cards for right now on. It's it's so hard to tell. It's so early. If i was giving grade would it be good but i still have Like i said a little bit of that. Cautious optimism Somewhere deep down decided the these Completely beaten out of me. quite incomplete. sound sounds right and You know. I think it'd be a couple of weeks before we even really have a good grasp on what does offenses at. That's fair. i'm going to go the optimistic route. And i'm going to say this is a b plus unit with the caveat as long as stay healthy because i think the depth is problematic. We we already. We went through the position groups and like the only position where we feel. Good about the depth where there's only three players to begin with the tight end Which is numerically. There's pretty good odds it's gonna work out. But yeah i feel like a b. plus unit and i feel like for what arthur smith can do is play caller. They could do a lot of good things so long. As the starter stay mostly healthy for the entirety of the season. And that's the question mark. And honestly i think when we talk about roster construction fans probably just really having a hard time with the falcons depth being this bad and look. There was no circumstance under which terry no was going to come in and build out quality depth in one season. It just wasn't going to happen and especially with the salary cap issues that he inherited there was no way he was going to flesh out every single position from a depth standpoint and that includes on the offense like with what. We're seeing here where there's a lot of question marks. They've got some good top line. Starters guys like calvin ridley matt ryan You know they give me a lot confidence that this team can do something on offense this year but for those who are sort of you know trashing this team. The they're going to take a couple years to rebuild the debt on this roster in it's gonna be through smart signings getting salary cap under control and some good draft picks and honestly. There's no other way to do it. And it's gonna take time so those complain about the depth roster this this frankly is part of the mess that thomas to left this team with and i'm glad he's gone so not gina. Any final thoughts for rapid this podcast. I just hope that this is not a miserable season. Macos where i am right now like. We all deserve a little bit of joy. In our lives from the falcons we have been through it over the past year and a half with everything going on in the world and then obviously the last. Several years with the falcons. We deserve a good on field product this year so members crossed that. That's what we get agreed. matt funds. Lots my thoughts are. We are most likely not seeing that man. How can i follow that up all right. So the men. No matt tiller listeners where they can find your way have gone on. You can always find my articles over it. The falcon i think i am Why is this the one question. I'm not prepare for me on. Twitter at buckle. Hollick matt's usually with some stupid tweets usually like that's your whole thing. Man is the stupid tweets. I had a joke yesterday. That i had i had to delete. I forgot how a nuance catchy convenient. But but you know it's kind of funny because we're still paying.
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"Jin. How do you feel about a. I think a really well rounded group. I think that they cover all the basil's that they need from this tight ends group I love it You brought up the patriots ten years ago. Think this duo has the potential can say they're one hundred percent reach this but i think they have that same kind of potential to be that one two punch at tight end that could just absolutely frustrated defensive coordinator all year long and Yeah it's for me. It's a plus in that high range but really really excited about this group. Okay we're gonna talk about wide receivers. We're gonna talk about offensive line because what's interesting here is feel like there's some really good things to say and in some really not so great things to say but before we do that. We're going to take a quick break. We'll be right back and we're back on alcoholic. Podcast is david walker. i'm joined by gina. Kelly matt chambers. We're talking about the falcons offense fifty three man roster our grades for this unit overall going into the season. We've talked about quarterback running back tight end. Let's talk about the wide receivers gina our top two guys Who jones has gone. I don't want to talk about the anymore. That is a a topic. Been beating the death. We still have the amazing. Calvin ridley and russel gage as our two starters and i do want to point out. This is something. I think that holds some weight. The falcons depth chart shows that they will be starting season in a twelve formation. So one running back to tight ends as their starters Dirk cutter last year. Had three wide receivers as the starting offense so this is a bit of a change. I think this is indicative of what we're going to see from arthur smith. He was no coach. Ran the twelve formation more than he did last year in the. Nfl looks like he's going to bring that to atlanta which we all suspect he would. But right now to starters calvin bradley russell gauge how they feel about these two guys. I feel great about these. two guys. you know i don't want to belabor the julio thing either but there's just no real replacing and i emphasise caliber but i still don't feel terrible about these starters Allama days achille's. He is a guy who can make some plays You know kirsten blade has certainly potential to be decent coming off the bench. I love rank darby so far the as far as starters. I feel pretty good about them. Met tell ridley russell gauge are you. You mentioned you. You actually mentioned. Julio jones earlier. And i think the this really becomes more of a conversation the depth but now that gauges sort of stepping into that wide receiver to roll. How do you feel about those two guys in what they are going to offer the team this year. Well i did feel a lot better about the wide receivers last year the ornaments julio thing so i still feel i still pretty good i. I know that our own La sorry ellen sturt. It's turk start. We can edit. This sturt did a heated. A film review that i just posted on friday on kind of looking at his development because he did start off as kind of a gadget player. Like i think he was. I think he was the six round. Pick like he He played like a couple of positions or something in atlanta stuck humane wide receiver. And and he i. I've been quite with him as a player of really kind of piggybacking off posters article. He's developed really really well and my my only question there is. If he can stay healthy he has all these like crazy acrobatic catches where you're like i can't believe he cut that and then usually landing like little on his back buddy or something and the miss miss two games or something like that hoe medicinal conditioning. Or something we'll we'll help that we probably don't need to talk about calvin really he's he's legit definitely the best reverend In the in the nfl green red zone target like you great player. You can jump very high or anything. But outside of that. I think he's got like seventy years old nine years old. It's amazing what he can what he can do as geriatric wide receiver. I think that's fair. Like i mean my thirties. My back for so i can't i can't imagine his needs like he probably sees the ball and he's like i'm not it's not worth it to jump for that and you know a fair or not but i mean you really obviously like that is a number one wide receiver. I think gauge gave fifth. Well is knowing your standard wide receiver to like he. He can be pretty good. Maybe we're going to be on seventeen games but You know. I think he could probably flirt with close to a thousand yards receiving if he stays healthy. Yeah and that's a the seventeen game. Point is actually really important because it does sort of make you look at the depth in wonder. Okay if over a longer season Can you keep both these guys helping healthy four seventeen games and if not who steps up in their place and jin mention the names of as a kiss who i think is actually like. He's he's looked good. The past you know the past year he looks like a player then great. Some separation runs good routes christian blake. I mean like if i could say some good things. If you're forced me to tasha sharp like this is where. I think the the depth really falls off a bit. I didn't even realize shirt made the roster. Wow surprised to me too. When i was for our got. Okay okay okay. Good ties as start. Frank darby i. i'll be honest. I think with frank darby. I think the team just didn't wanna move on from a player that they drafted. I think they're stashing him on the fifty three man roster. I will be surprised if he's even active on game days because he he was very limited in what he could do in the pre season and appears to have very little special teams values. So that's going to be a problem as well. So yeah after a really engaged like first of all rid league. I think he showed in the joint practices in miami that he is going to be an absolute stud this year like. He's he deserves to be drafted in the top five in the league. He's going to be out. He's always been good in the red zone And it like last year a thirteen fourteen hundred yards close to that as you know..
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"Better fit for him overall then whatever the hell that was cut around here the past few years wait for everybody tweet us that they should have just rapid justin field. Because i. that's that's my other prediction around ryan that we will get a lot of those tweets early inevitable inevitable or god forbid. I don't know if we'll see people saying we should have drafted mack jones but that that could be an issue like if that one happens. I'm going to have. I'm going to have a little bit of conniption that bit on the internet before that's going to happen happen. Feels like two big passes in a row. You're you're going to see that on twitter and to be fair Someone did tweet me literally. Today's saying that. Josh rosen is better quarterback so we're already need surprisingly was not but we're already scraping bottom of the barrel and we haven't even got do the regular season yet. Though this are are the people who follow us listen to us. Read our stuff. They never failed to disappoint. In that regard backup quarterbacks the two headed weird is hell monster of philippi. Franks in josh rosen. Gino i We all know if matt ryan goes down like it's the problems are ahead. But where do you stand on her back up quarterback situation where i stay on the is doing everything in my power to make sure to well matt ryan to stay healthy because this is a complete disaster. I'm really glad that. The falcons hit one hundred percent vaccination rate because i know that one of the concerns for teams ram leagues. What if you're serving quarterback isn't vaccinated hall kirk cousins when looking at you guys You've got to make sure that you having viable backups. Falcons do not have that on the roster of philippi. franks. I think has a lot of potential. I love the what he can do with his legs but his passing leads lots desired. And and the nfl. That's kind of a big deal. josh rosen. I actually probably a little bit more bullish than than mental of people are. I think that he's you know. Had some pretty raw deals and his initial the initial part of his career. I don't think he's really had a chance to six six someplace with a coaching staff. That's invested in helping him develop Hopefully he's landed in a place where that will be the case and you can look at the success. That arthur smith had with ryan. Nfl and at least have some hope for rosen to improve to be a viable backup But all in all. And yeah the other thing. I do want to add us that felipe. Franks and josh rosen are both better options than aj. Mccarron i've wished him leviathan has recovery. I hope that gets well. I hope that he never takes another snap. Preseason or otherwise for the atlanta fault but yes so this is. It's just kind of a hot mess. I guess what. I'm saying situation leaves some things to be desired. Yeah i can already feel. Were that greatest heading matt. Are you feeling wonderful about the quarterbacks. Well david. I'll i'll tell you the truth. If you told me a year ago i would be discussing. Aj mccarron in josh rosen. I would have just quit the site in softball team decision. Oh yeah this. I i really can't i i can't see any. I can't see any way where i can find like the positive aspects of this Aj mccarron bad. So maybe we've dodged that bullet good luck to him with You know whoa his future. Whatever but if philippi franks he can't pass the ball like we who we saw it. He's he's not ready yet. The practice squad guy Right now that. That would be trouble. And as much as i want to say like josh. Rosen didn't look terrible in preseason. we've seen a lot of josh rosen in the nfl. The bad it's always been bad and it's not like it's not like a little bad where you're like navy. You can kind of work through some things. This is not like rained a hill. A rehabilitation project. Josh rosen is had quarterback like they're like i want to get dragged in and be like. Oh well you know what maybe order. Smith can kind of fix them i. It's i i just can't this. This is a terrible terrible situation and we have to hope. The rain stays healthy or room. Or i don't know we you know we can be drought drafting in the top three or something if if yes that's i i guess that's positive there's been on it bill. I think that the backup plan might have matt ryan doesn't stay healthy is to just hope for the heat death of the universe to come soon. We don't have to be exposed to whatever terrible. Football takes place after that. That's sort of what i'm hoping for anyways. But that's neither here nor there matt your grade. Great these backup quarterbacks. Oh this is a hard f- hard hard l. There's no i i can't. I can't believe anything positive out of this. But maybe we'll be talking about some of these other top quarterbacks in the draft if matt ryan goes down so we we do have that look forward to f for fair gina. Great go i'm gonna go with f. Also confident about these guys. I don't think either one is really prepared to take over. If matt ryan what happened to get hurt which i hope to. Everything does not happen so yeah harder for me to what's great is. I've heard from people over the years that were way to the alchoholic giving you the like. I don't even if the problem anymore. I is an issue anymore Been a problem since two thousand sixteen. Because i feel like much match broken. We could probably put a very specific date. Didn't even time on that more than likely a without a doubt. All right so matt ryan be ish in the grade. Backups incredibly problematic With an f. Again i think arthur smith has said. He feels good about the quarterbacks but they could still make a move at a position It would not surprise me if both of these guys are not on the fifty three man roster at some point during season. So we'll see how this one plays out all right running back. I wanna move to this position next. This one just saw a recent shakeup Quadrille listen has been shipped off at this point. I haven't seen that. He's been signed and any other team. The falcons not put him on their practice squad. I don't know that it means there permanently dealt with him. 'cause you know brian hill comes to mind. Someone who sort of bounced back after a period of time but right now on the falcons are moving forward with mike davis quarter. O- patterson keith smith at fullback and their new signing running back wayne goldman so no running backs on this roster were here in twenty twenty a complete turnover the position which is really interesting. You don't see that usually year to year not not to this extent So gina just. Because i feel like this is going to be a position where it's going to be sort of by committee Gimme your general. Feel for the entire group and you know you can talk to the specifics of each player. In how you feel. But the the group in general as it stands. I don't hate it. I absolutely love the. Mike davis signing. I think that has just been an excellent addition of the team. I love his energy I played them a few times last year..
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"Podcasts. At the falcons on espionage and podcast dave walker and joined by my co host. Mccartan forever matt on gina. Kelly jonah last again. Well i sold of not legally changed it. You still legally tory. I'll take the legal action. Excuse here physically go to court. There's a pandemic at the whole thing understandable. The pandemic screw up a lot of things. Today's podcasts we've got back for the first time. The actually my apologies. Michael for that Michael rothstein veteran reporter for espn. Who has been in training camp both in atlanta and miami. I wanna ask you about that Because From what i understand. They actually practiced on the surface of the sun at one point during camp inside the sun. It's i got out fairly very exciting. And by the way. I mean you just call me old right there so i'm gonna steal gina's perpetually mad vine and i'm going to be mad online. You've you've angered both of us in the span of we were recording about ninety seconds. This this is my lot in life. All right so We have michael matt online rothstein with us and we're gonna talk about his impressions. I wanna i wanna talk about atlanta. I mike. It's you've come down. You started you've been in detroit for years. What's been like for you covering this team. I mean not just the weather but the transition that cities like how has it been. How's that transition been. I mean i mean the surface of the sun like let's just say no. It's been good. It's like anything else. It's a transition. It's getting used to everything. Getting used to different commute getting use to different traffic patterns getting used to seeing accidents like us all yesterday literally across eighty five into that was possible but i guess logistically it could be Just getting new team. I don't know a lot of these players. I don't know a lot of these coaches. it's you know the relationship of things starting all over again. I haven't really had to do that. Despite all the coaching in general manager rosser turnover changes in detroit. There was still some people. I could rely on account on hold on Which that hasn't been the case so it's all new and obviously in a kobe pandemic time where we don't have locker access and you don't get really the time to develop relationships like i had done in the past in detroit that changes things and it makes it a little bit more overboard of a little bit different but i think overall it's gone pretty well You know it's the end of the damn still watching so bombs talking about players about football and about their lives in that part of the job. Does it changes just the scenery. That's different and the fact that i have gone through waging much fifty one hundred. Spf sunscreen over last month. And you know i. I don't really have a costco cord. Needs maybe get one of those. Because i think that's just what i need to do is buy sunscreen and buy a book. I mean i between italy and detroit detroit between new york atlanta. I slipped up i. There's so many times reports..
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"They normally wouldn't if this was a regular season game or you know had some sort of playoff implications you know. They had they they had some fumbles bounce right back to them You know so. Like i said at the beginning you know there at the beginning of the fourth quarter conic man like we feel like we should be more control this game. But it was. More of like the falcons. Like scratching and clawing just to stay within ten points of the buccaneers. And you know just like just matter time. The pipe bursts man. Just just just just. Just wait this dissuade and finally did so yeah. This was a game that might actually show the difference between because there's a part of me that feels like you're going to say didn't give a crap about that. I found myself carrying and being more concerned about things that the game really didn't have anything to do with then the game itself like that's how comfortable i was throughout the course of this game. I was more concerned about mike evans record. I was more concerned about what. We're gonna do without mike evans in the know about the injury to mike evans. And what's gonna happen. I was more concerned about roadshow. Getting his thousand yards on the season. Then i was about what was actually happening in the game at some points. Because that's how like comfortable. I was in the in this game Real quick for that craig. Thank you so much craig. Craig has been a long longtime listener of the show. A longtime friend. Every time we say as well to that as a nod to him pregnant. Vegas and craig i tell you. It has perforated into every single other podcasts. I've ever done in my life other brother and it's it's a nod to you that that nobody else really knows unless you listen to the show. And he says isn't super chatty says thank sprint for your great work. You will be missed. Send burn off with the super bowl. And i'll take it. I'll do how many games that four more games. I'll do four more of these for sure with no problem. We go along. You got it in you. I do although. I gotta say the kid was like i don't want you have a podcast tonight and i was like buddy this is why but anyway I don't want you to have an opinion. i like that eight. Exactly i get that you have a job. Okay you're exactly. Are you bringing in anything anyway with anything besides eat nothing.