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Julio Jones reporting to training camp, as expected

Atlanta Falcons players reported to training camp yesterday, and Julio Jones showed up as expected. Falcons report to training camp today; even WR Julio Jones will be there, despite not receiving the contract extension he wanted. But Falcons’ owner Arthur...

J.J. Wilcox leaves training camp field “limping severely”

The return of training camp is welcome in so many ways, but it also brings back the dread specter of potential injuries. It looks like one has hit early this time, as J.J. Wilcox was hobbling off the field...

Falcons S Ricardo Allen practicing on Day 1 of training camp

Falcons training camp is into full swing and it looks like the team already has some good news. Multiple reporters noted that starting free safety Ricardo Allen was on the practice field with his helmet. Given the nature of...

Falcons training camp 2019: What you need to know

We made it. My goodness, we made it. Training camp isn’t regular season football, and we still have to endure a slate of increasingly tedious preseason games before things really get going, but it’s football approximate and carries a long...

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, July 22

It’s here, folks. Training camp officially gets underway today, so we’ll finally get some direct insight into much of the offseason intrigue and positional battles. Football is almost, almost here. Dive in to today’s Falcoholinks for camp coverage and...

2019 Falcons training camp roundup: The battles we want to watch

The battles often define training camp. There’s something thrilled and refreshing about seeing the team’s best players (and your favorites) out there practicing after an interminable offseason, but those pitched fights for starting jobs and roster spots are the...

Falcons training camp battles: The reserve safety scuffle

The Falcons didn’t take their issues at safety last year lightly. They had added Jordan Richards for his special teams acumen and had Damontae Kazee, which seemed like plenty until the Falcons improbably lost both their starters. Kazee largely...

Falcons trivia: How many different locations have hosted training camp?

The Falcons are about to kick off their 15th training camp in Flowery Branch. They arrived at their modern, fan-friendly facility there in 2005, just a few short years into Arthur Blank’s ownership, and they’ve achieved some of their...

Falcons training camp battles: Securing the return gig

In 2018, the Atlanta Falcons primary kick returner was Justin Hardy who had 20 returns for 147 yards and their primary punt returner was Marvin Hall, who had 26 returns for 216 yards. They weren’t terrible by any means,...

Dan Quinn looks for Austin Hooper to reach “another level” in year four

Austin Hooper turned himself into a key cog within Atlanta’s offense last season, serving as one of Matt Ryan’s most reliable receiving options with an 80.7% catch percentage. He excelled in his role, and parlayed his improved overall play...

The Falcoholic staff weighs in on what they’re looking forward to from training camp

Foye Oluokun asserted himself well enough in his rookie season to effectively supplant second-year linebacker Duke Riley on the field. Oluokun enters camp as the Falcons’ presumptive weakside linebacker, so while there’s a bit of intrigue with Riley still...

Falcons trivia: Who are the five players who have been first team All-Pros more...

In all the long history of your Atlanta Falcons, they’ve only had 24 seasons of first-team All-Pro play from their franchise greats, and just five players have done it more than once. Obviously that’s not to say that the...

Falcons training camp battles: The fourth DT spot

Heading into the 2019 offseason many people, including myself, saw the Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle position as the biggest need. Even with Grady Jarrett and the great season Jack Crawford had in 2018, the trench position needed a little...

Former Falcons safety Rafael Bush retires

Rafael Bush was a Falcon once and came awfully close to being a Falcon twice. When the news came today that he had decided to retire, it immediately brought to mind how close he came to being a starting...

Falcons feature separation specialists at wide receiver

Maybe the most underrated responsibility for a wide receiver is to create separation from his defender before the ball ever even touches his hands. Of course, nothing is more important than catching the ball as a WR, but those...

Falcons trivia: What is the largest playoff margin of victory ever for Atlanta?

Here’s a fun, light-hearted question for today’s trivia item, and one that should not confuse anyone about whether the Falcons won or lost the game in question. This one concerns the largest playoff margin of victory in team history....

The Falcons are keeping the players they need to keep

This piece started off as a “what a new Deion Jones contract means for the Falcons” article, but then I realized it was too blindingly obvious to bother with. Keeping one of the true stars of this defense, not...

Falcons Throwback Thursday: P John James

Hey Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s Throwback Thursday series. This weekly segment highlights a former Atlanta Falcons player and discusses their life and what they did for the franchise. Whether you’ve been a fan since the...

Catching up with former Falcons center turned inspirational travel blogger Joe Hawley

It has been just one year since Joe Hawley retired from the NFL, and four years since he was let go from the Falcons after a new coaching staff descended upon Flowery Branch. A former fourth-round pick from UNLV,...

How Jack Crawford’s unconventional journey set the stage for his impressive 2018 season

Most successful NFL players have fascinating journeys. Whether they weren’t heavily recruited in college or drafted in the first few rounds, the story of someone exceeding expectations and establishing themselves in the league is normally inspiring. When the player...

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, July 18

Lots of contract talk today with the extensions of Grady Jarrett right at zero hour and Deion Jones yesterday evening. Dive in to Thursday’s Falcoholinks to learn more. Grady’s payday You can finally exhale, Falcoholics, because they key...
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