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Alec Shirkey

  • joined Mar 10, 2010
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Contributor at The Falcoholic and general football enthusiast

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D-Block Returns For Its Third Season

6

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

Falcons Roster Cuts: Getting Down To 53

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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?

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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

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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...

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

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"OMG THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO PLAY COVER TWO" - Overreations

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

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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...

Odds and ends: Peter Konz and young wideouts

13

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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

4

As if you need one, you bunch of Falcoholics.

Friday Night Lights Back For Its 6th Straight Year

2

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

Brian Banks featured on Rich Eisen podcast

8

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

22

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

The Stataholic: Is Richard Seymour Overvalued?

15

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.

Abraham, Seymour victims of a stalemate market

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The underlying causes of this year's ultra-slow free agent market could be more complex than we initially believed.

Is Vonta Leach worthy of a Falcons investment?

33

The Ravens released their star fullback. Could Atlanta become his new home?

Does Tony Gonzalez deserve a Superbowl ring?

23

There are plenty of athletes out there for consideration, but Atlanta's tight end should be on just about everybody's list.

Stataholic: Matt Ryan deserves that fat contract

17

Total QBR, Passing EPA and more. RELEASE THE QUARTERBACK STATISTICS!

Stataholic: Are the Falcons an efficient team?

7

The first in a series of posts that will take an in-depth look at how the Falcons compare to the other NFL clubs on the more advanced spectrum of statistical measurement.

Falcons Waive Goggins, Sign DiMarco

2

The Deon Goggins experiment, brief as it was, has come to an end in Atlanta.

Falcons That Need To Step Up In 2013?

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Because even in team sports, we love the individual.

Goodman, Maponga Officially Sign Rookie Contracts

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Thomas Dimitroff is steadily locking up the 2013 draft class.

NFC South Rookies To Watch in 2013

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The Atlanta Falcons weren't the only squad to add rookie talent in April (curse you and your "rules," Roger Goodell).

Cap Update: Rookie Signings Will Take Time

8

Love, schmove: money makes the world go round, and this holds true for the Falcons.

Scouting Report: Robert Alford, Small-School Gem?

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Fans might not have known his name before the NFL Draft, but Alford could be as dangerous as any of this year's rookie corners.

Falcons take Levine Toilolo in Round 4

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Atlanta uses its first compensatory pick of the day on a tight end.

What Must Falcons Accomplish On Day Two?

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An abbreviated look at where the Falcons pick, who's left on the board and what needs to happen on Day Two of the NFL Draft.

Mock Draft No. 2: Falcons May Be Movers In First

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The NFL Draft is tomorrow, finally at our doorsteps. How does one predict the unpredictable?

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