Alec Shirkey

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Falcons Fire Offensive, Defensive Line Coaches

Atlanta's coaching staff did not make it through "Black Monday" entirely unscathed.

Bowl Game Primer: Prospects To Keep An Eye On

We take you up to the last of the year with all of the Falcons-relevant college football action.

A Few Thoughts On Jadeveon Clowney

It seems like they do these mock drafts earlier and earlier every year.

Trufant Up For NFL Rookie Of The Week

The former first-round pick was a standout in Atlanta's win over the Redskins on Sunday.

Draft Order: Falcons Fall Out Of Top Five

Even when this team wins, it finds a way to lose.

Baptism by failure: giving perspective to 2013

What is success? What is failure? These things are inherently grounded in our own perception.

NFL Draft: Falcons slated for No. 3 pick

The order was actually shaken up quite a bit following the early slate of Sunday games in week 14.

Falcons add receiver to practice squad

The small-time roster shuffling continues.

Chopping Block: Who's In Line For The Ax?

In this sort of season, it's not so much a question of "if" as it is "when."

Week 10 "Expert" picks: Ruh-Roh, Falcons

This week in the NFL offers yet another interesting slate of games, and it should be- OH GOD THE SEAHAWKS ARE COMING.

Falcons disinfect facilities after win over Bucs


Dome, Sweet Dome: Falcons Are Real Good At Home

A game within the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome this weekend could be just what the doctor ordered for Atlanta.

Gonzalez not concussed against Miami

The veteran tight end apparently passed a concussion test before returning to the game.

Falcons work out three wide receivers, per report

The Atlanta Falcons appear concerned with the current status the wide receiver position

D-Block Returns For Its Third Season

Willy Mo is back, and guess what: HE'S STILL READY!!

Falcons Roster Cuts: Getting Down To 53

The Falcons cut their roster down to 62 players this evening. Here's a quick look at what could be coming before tomorrow's 5 p.m. deadline.

Falcons vs. Titans: Who Survives First-Round Cuts?

All 32 NFL teams will have to trim their rosters down to 75 players on Tuesday. Who has impressed enough this preseason to stick around for the Falcons? We dive in...

Falcons Roster Bubbles: Taking Stock, Post-Bengals

The Atlanta Falcons were, shall we say, less than amazing against the Bengals in Thursday's preseason opener. But much more important than the score, which means nothing, is what sort of depth the team possesses. We dive in...

Camp Notes: Trufant Growing Up, O-Line And Food


Statoholic: Are Roddy, Julio the NFL's best duo?

The Falcons are known around the league for their high-powered offense, and in particular the strong receiving corps Matt Ryan has at his disposal. But just how good are they? We delve into the numbers.

Odds and ends: Peter Konz and young wideouts

We're only through two days of NFL training camp, and there's already a plethora of interesting tidbits coming out of Flowery Branch.

Matt Ryan vs. Aaron Murray: Who's more well-known?

We only ask the most important questions here at The Falcoholic, and we only offer the freshest takes.

Falcons Rewind: When Atlanta Was A Giant Killer

In what was sweet redemption after getting trounced by the G-Men in the 2011 playoffs, Atlanta perhaps put forth their most complete game of 2012 against the New York Giants.

Stataholic: Turner's Decline Fault Of The O-line?

Could the downward spin of Atlanta's rushing attack have something to do with the team's offensive mindset under Dirk Koetter? Or is it simply under-performance by the big guys up front?

The ULTIMATE Atlanta Falcons Power Rankings

These aren't just any rankings, folks. These are the ULTIMATE POWER rankings because we like football and football is full of strong men and WHERE'S MY CREATINE?!

Another Reason Why The Falcons Are First-Class

As if you need one, you bunch of Falcoholics.

Friday Night Lights Back For Its 6th Straight Year

The ever-popular Falcons-hosted event is now less than one month away.

Brian Banks featured on Rich Eisen podcast

Atlanta's favorite exonerated linebacker is one of the better stories Falcons fans should hear this year, and the national audience seems to agree.

Stataholic: S-Jax, Turner are polar opposites

One was undervalued and the other was overvalued in 2012. Can you guess which is which?

The Stataholic: Is Richard Seymour Overvalued?

An in-depth look at the former New England and Oakland defensive lineman, who has been the focus of Atlanta's post-Umenyiora free agency efforts.

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