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Greg Beadles details his 28-year journey from intern to team president | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Greg Beadles joins Scott and Tori for the Falcons in Focus season finale to break down his journey from intern to team president, with great stories from 28 years spent rising through the organization. Beadles also details life as the son of a coach and athletic director, what it took to get Mercedes-Benz Stadium built and why his new role is a dream job for someone who grew up a huge Falcons fan.
What's next for Atlanta Falcons, Dean Pees' retirement, and more | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and D.J. discuss ending the season on a win, and what is next for the Atlanta Falcons. The guys also reflect on Dean Pees' retirement and legacy, as well as dive into Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot's end of season press conference.
What comes next for Terry Fontenot, Arthur Smith after 2022 season | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton discuss what should be a fascinating offseason for the Falcons franchise, with the 2022 season officially in the rearview. We evaluate quarterback Desmond Ridder's four NFL starts and why he deserves the right to compete for the starting gig. We also preview the offseason and identify pressing needs that must be filled in free agency and the NFL Draft, which players to re-sign and which players they should extend now that the Falcons have tons of salary-cap space and quality draft capital.
(00:00:15): Intro, what happens next after 2022 season comes to a close
(00:09:25): A four-game evaluation of Desmond Ridder and the Falcons QB situation moving forward
(00:18:49): Most pressing positional needs: skill player vs. pass rusher
(00:24:27): Which players on expiring contracts Falcons should re-sign
Mike Ford on getting to know his late father, buying his mom a house and living out his NFL dream | Falcons in Focus
Falcons cornerback and special teams ace Mike Ford joins Scott and Tori for an in-depth discussion about his journey to the NFL, his quest to learn about his father, who died when he was six months old. He also details how buying his mother a house realized a dream, and how he established himself in the NFL after starting as an undrafted free agent with a small signing bonus.
Evaluating Desmond Ridder's comeback drive, Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Ashton and Tori break down a New Year's Day victory over the Arizona Cardinals, which ended with a game-winning field goal by Younghoe Koo. We dissect Desmond Ridder's role in the victory, how Tyler Allgeier's emergence is helping Cordarrelle Patterson and why the team's young foundation is expanding with a stellar rookie class
(00:00:15): Intro, difference between victory and four-game losing streak
(00:06:02): A deep dive into Desmond Ridder's game-winning drive
(00:09:30): Desmond Ridder's overall development
(00:13:33): Desmond Ridder vs. other available quarterbacks
(00:17:00): Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson working in tandem, how CP is used
(00:23:44): Evaluating Falcons expanding young foundation
Chris Lindstrom on his first Pro Bowl, Man of the Year nomination and more | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Star Falcons guard Chris Lindstrom joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney to discuss his whirlwind month of December, when he was named the Falcons' Walter Payton Man of the Year and then received his first Pro Bowl honor a few weeks later. We dive into the time and effort he's pouring into the Atlanta community and his primary motivations for it, plus what life was life growing up in a big football family full of offensive linemen.
Keys to beating the Arizona Cardinals, Ridder's improvement & why we play football | Falcons Audible Podcast
Dave and D.J. discuss the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Baltimore Ravens and break down Desmond Ridder's and the Falcons' performance and how they could beat the Arizona Cardinals. They also dive into why these two last games carry a lot of importance for the Atlanta Falcons.
Desmond Ridder, Drake London and how Falcons move forward after Ravens loss | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton take a look at what the Falcons must do over their last two games, and how to evaluate players and their progress while compiling an offseason priority list. We talk extensively about Desmond Ridder and the quarterback position moving forward, about adding depth at the skill spots and finding intimidators throughout the defensive front.
(00:00:15): Intro, what Ravens game said about offseason priorities
(00:06:40): Evaluating Desmond Ridder's performance, and offseason QB needs
(00:14:05): Drake London and WR/TE evaluation
(00:22:00): Evaluating Falcons defense, including Grady Jarrett's stellar season
(00:25:15): Discussing the need for additions on DL, edge rusher
Drake London on football, family and life as a two-sport star | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons receiver Drake London joins Scott and Tori for an in-depth conversation about life growing up as a two-sport star, balancing football and basketball schedules well into his USC career. The No. 8 overall NFL Draft pick also details his upbringing in a close, supportive family, his tight bond with his equally famous sister and that time Drake (the rapper) bet on Drake (the football player).
Evaluating Desmond Ridder debut, Tyler Allgeier and Drake London vs. Saints | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton break down Desmond Ridder's first regular-season start in great detail, putting it under the microscope and into the bigger picture, setting a baseline for how to evaluate his games moving forward. They also look at Tyler Allgeier's season and the best game of his young career, plus Drake London's showing, both the good and bad, in this Week 15 contest.
(00:00:15): Takeaways from Saints loss, why Falcons performance is more important than NFC South race
(00:08:09): Breaking down Desmond Ridder's performance
(00:23:30): On Tyler Allgeier's big day, rookie development
(00:28:38): Why passing inefficiency plagues Falcons
(00:29:20): Evaluating Drake London's day, the good and bad, and what he said afterward
(00:34:00) On Dean Pees carted off pregame, and optimistic outlook after coming home with the the team
Younghoe Koo discusses his unlikely journey from Korea to NFL | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo joins Scott and Tori for an in-depth conversation about his unlikely journey from South Korea to the U.S. from playing youth soccer to the NFL. Koo discusses working through a language barrier to fit into a new culture and how athletics eased that transition. He also talked about the nature of clutch performance and inspiring those by sharing a story detailed in the latest episode of Falcons in Focus.
Desmond Ridder as starting QB & keys to beating the New Orleans Saints | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and D.J. discuss Desmond Ridder stepping in as quarterback, the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and break down how the Falcons can find success on the road vs the New Orleans Saints.
Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder and how Falcons can rebound from Steelers loss | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton break down the Falcons' latest loss to the Steelers and how they can rebound well enough to capitalize on unique opportunity to win the NFC South despite recent struggles. Head coach Arthur Smith said changes will be made during the bye week, and left the door open to a change at quarterback. We evaluate Marcus Mariota's performance over the past few games and whether Desmond Ridder could provide a spark in crucial moments.
(00:00:15): Intro, thoughts on loss to Steelers
(00:05:28): Discussing Mariota, Ridder and possibility of making change at quarterback
(00:15:30): Could Desmond Ridder provide a spark? Can he prove a long-term solution?
(00:18:27): Pros and cons of making QB change, sticking with Mariota
(00:22:05): Can Falcons make right changes, rebound and win NFC South?
Jake Matthews discusses the birth of his son on a game day, coming from football royalty | Falcons in Focus
Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney to detail the wild journey to be present for the birth of his son and the Falcons game at Carolina on the same day, explaining how it all happened and how special the day was for him and his wife, Meggi. Then we go back in time to discuss being part of football royalty in the Matthews clan, including what his father Bruce Matthews' advice has meant to him as a kid and throughout a long and prosperous career.
Marcus Mariota, Falcons final drive vs. Commanders, state of NFC South | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Ashton Edmunds break down a difficult loss to the Washington Commanders, including a detailed look at the decisive drive where the Falcons fell just short after a Marcus Mariota pass was batted and intercepted in the end zone. We look at this game in detail and where the Falcons sit in the NFC South, which is still ripe for the picking.
(00:00:10): Intro, takeaways on Washington loss, state of NFC South
(00:03:50): Falcons must finish better to end season right
(00:06:46): Breaking down final Falcons drive that fell just short
(00:13:20): What to make of defensive effort, the good, bad and the clutch performance at the then
(00:15:08): How Falcons fared without Kyle Pitts
(00:18:24): Why Bucs loss doesn't change perception of Falcons loss
What Falcons win over Bears means for Commanders & Patterson sets new record | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and D.J. discuss the Atlanta Falcons win over the Chicago Bears and break down how the Falcons can find continued success vs the Washington Commanders. They also dive into Cordarrelle Patterson's record-setting return touchdown, as well as how injuries may cause adjustments among the Falcons team.
Recapping Cordarrelle Patterson's record-breaking performance, defensive stand in win over Chicago Bears | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Tori McElhaney and Ashton Edmunds take a look back at the Falcons 27-24 win against the Chicago Bears. They break down Cordarrelle Patterson's 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown - a play that broke an NFL record - as well as one of the best defensive performances the Falcons have had to date.
Rashaan Evans on chasing horses, "outdoor lifestyle" and his big (college) reveal | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Rashaan Evans joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney on Falcons in Focus to discuss growing up on a ranch, chasing horses with his brother, why he Dean Pees think the same way and how he chose Alabama despite having a family full of distinguished Auburn alumni.
Atlanta Falcons face Chicago Bears, Quarterback talk, and what can be learned from the Carolina Panthers game | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and D.J. discuss the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Carolina Panthers and break down how the Falcons can rebound against the Chicago Bears. They also dive into the talk surrounding the quarterback position, and what players have been outstanding thus far this season.
Evaluating Marcus Mariota, run game, how to fix troubling trends from Panthers loss | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney break down what went wrong against the Carolina Panthers, who seemed to beat the Falcons at their own game. They look at the team's run defense, its rushing attack and the performance of Marcus Mariota, Kyle Pitts and the Falcons passing game. Arthur Smith also addressed Desmond Ridder so Scott and Tori do, too, and why it's time to focus more on the Falcons stacking wins and less on NFC South standings after winning just one game in the last four.
(00:00:10): Intro, takeaways from a tough loss at Carolina, troublesome 1-3 stretch
(00:06:19): How Panthers beat Falcons at their own game
(00:08:17): Why wasn't Falcons offense "clicking"?
(00:13:20): Did Panthers defense find formula that works vs. Falcons?
(00:18:04): Evaluating Marcus Mariota, what Arthur Smith, QB said about Thursday performance
(00:22:40): Thoughts on putting Desmond Ridder in at quarterback
(00:29:15): Why stacking wins is more important than division standings
How Marcus Mariota, Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons let opportunity slip away vs. Chargers | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Ashton Edmunds look a last-second loss to the L.A. Chargers under a microscope and from a big-picture perspective, identifying where things went wrong and how it impacts the Falcons position in the NFC South. We break down why the Falcons ran well behind Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson, why Marcus Mariota struggled finding sync in passing game and what Ta'Quon Graham, Arthur Smith said about pivotal fumble.
(00:00:10): Intro, thoughts on how winnable game slipped away
(00:04:36): Impact of Falcons passing seemingly out of sync
(00:08:32): Falcons run game is not the issue, working through heavy boxes
(00:11:20): Issues with second, fourth quarters; causes for Falcons inconsistency
(00:15:47): Breaking down the Austin Ekeler, Ta'Quon Graham fumbles
(00:21:43): How loss impacts NFC South positioning
(00:24:40): Looking ahead to massive game in Carolina
Troy Andersen details life on a cattle ranch, journey from Montana to NFL | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons linebacker Troy Andersen sits down with Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney to discuss life growing up on a Montana cattle ranch, his love for the Big Sky state and his improbable journey going a from a small school to the NFL.
How Marcus Mariota, Younghoe Koo, Falcons beat Panthers, rose atop NFC South | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Ashton Edmunds break down what went right, what went wrong and how the Falcons emerged victorious from Sunday's weird, wild overtime win over the Carolina Panthers. They go over that furious finish where the lead kept changing hands, plus things the Falcons simply have to fix if they're going to stay atop the NFC South. They also hone in on the value of Younghoe Koo, Marcus Mariota's big moments and how much they missed A.J. Terrell.
(00:00:10): Intro, making sense of that wild, wacky finish
(00:05:49): Finding a way to win, fight through late mistakes
(00:07:48): The value of Younghoe Koo on display
(00:11:00): Identifying issues to be fixed from Panthers game
(00:19:07): Evaluating Marcus Mariota's performance, press conference
(00:22:54): How Falcons can stay atop NFC South
Avery Williams on growing up on TV sets, his college days and the "walk-on mentality" | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons return man, running back and defensive back Avery Williams joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney for a candid conversation about life growing up on TV sets, with a mom who was a prominent TV producer and showrunner. He also talks about his time at Boise State, the mentality of a punt returner and what it means to have a "walk-on mentality."
Analyzing Falcons loss, position in NFC South, and where they go from here | Falcons Final Whistle
Was the Falcons loss to the Bengals loss bad matchup or something more? Scott, Tori and Ashton discuss what went wrong against Cincinnati, what to make of it and where the Falcons stand in an NFC South division that's completely up for grabs. We also focus on the state of the Atlanta secondary, which operated most of the game without Casey Hayward and A.J. Terrell.
(00:00:10): Intro, where things went wrong vs. Bengals
(00:04:38): Was loss to Bengals a matchup problem or a sign of bigger issues?
(00:08:35): Impact of A.J. Terrell loss
(00:10:03): Impact of Falcons second quarter flurry and a pivotal, game-changing sequence
(00:14:06): Are there issues with Falcons offensive imbalance?
(00:18:48): What is the Falcons winning formula?
(00:20:46): Where Falcons stand in wide-open NFC South after loss
Arnold Ebiketie's journey from Cameroon to the NFL | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons rookie OLB Arnold Ebiketie sits down with Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney for the Falcons in Focus podcast to share his story. Ebiketie came to the United States when he was 13 years old. Throughout the podcast, he thinks back to that time, recalling stories of his childhood in Cameroon and how sports helped him connect with people in a new country. Ebiketie (self-proclaimed "Doctor of pass rush") also discloses Arthur Smith's nickname for him.
How Arthur Smith, Marcus Mariota helped put complete game together beating 49ers | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Ashton and Tori break down a dominant Falcons victory where they beat the 49ers in every phase of the game. They discuss Marcus Mariota's big day and what it meant on his road to redemption, the run game's efficiency, replacing Cordarrelle Patterson and what the defense has done to get big takeaways and shut opponents down in the second half.
Kaleb McGary talks about life on and off the grid | Falcons in Focus
Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary joins Scott and Tori to discuss life growing up the Pacific Northwest, about hunting and fishing and his prized possession, a giant broadsword he occasionally carries while walking his dog. McGary also talks about scoring big-man touchdowns, when how being in the NFL has changed life for his family.
On Deion Jones trade, Grady Jarrett penalty, close loss to Tom Brady, Bucs | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Ashton and Tori analyze the reported Deion Jones trade, where the Falcons moved the veteran inside linebacker to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night. We break down the details of the deal and how it benefits the Falcons, plus we go over Deion Jones career in Atlanta. Then we get to the big moment of the day, a 21-15 loss to Tampa Bay, and the roughing-the-passer penalty that proved costly to the Falcons comeback hopes. We also talk about the Falcons issues early in the game, and how improving them can save Atlanta from dire straits late in the game.
(00:01:16): Breaking down reported Deion Jones trade to Cleveland and what it means
(00:07:45): State of Falcons ILBs after Deion Jones trade
(00:09:13): Putting a bow on Deion Jones' time in Atlanta
(00:11:15): Breaking down Grady Jarrett roughing-the-passer-penalty, what was said about it
(00:22:28): How Falcons doing better early can avoid problems late in game
(00:26:00): Playing without Kyle Pitts, Cordarrelle Patterson
(00:28:49): What Falcons must improve moving forward
A story of family: Mykal Walker discusses the joys of fatherhood
Inside linebacker Mykal Walker joins Tori McElhaney for the fourth episode of the Falcons in Focus podcast. Walker dives into the joys of fatherhood, friendship with Foye Oluokun and growing up with a twin brother. He also discusses whether or not he actually believes in twin telepathy as a twin himself.
How Falcons came up big to beat Cleveland Browns in 'big boy fight' | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton broke down the Falcons' big win over Cleveland on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the second straight victory earned through clutch performance in the fourth quarter. They talk about the impact of the Falcons run game and their opportunistic defense on this game and this early season, paced by stars Cordarrelle Patterson and Grady Jarrett, and why fourth-quarter performance will have a huge impact on the 2022 season as a whole.
Richie Grant recalls the week that changed his life's trajectory | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons starting safety Richie Grant joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney in studio for the third episode of the Falcons in Focus podcast. Grant shares stories from his childhood and how his uncle Terry Grant shaped him into the man he is today. Plus: Grant reveals his go-to karaoke song, because (yes!) he loves karaoke.
Kyle Pitts on golf, photography and how he has grown since joining NFL | Falcons in Focus
Kyle Pitts joins Scott and Tori for a wide-ranging conversation about life outside of football, including his newfound interests in golf and photography, his favorite tattoos and how he's becoming more worldly even at age 22. We delve into all that and more in the second episode of Falcons in Focus.
Kyle Pitts, Drake London and dissecting that furious comeback attempt vs. Rams | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott and Tori make sense of that crazy game between the Falcons and Rams, analyzing how Atlanta got in trouble and how it nearly erased a massive deficit down the stretch. We also look at Kyle Pitts' relative lack of production over the first two weeks, plus how Drake London has made a truly instant impact
Grady Jarrett gets personal discussing fatherhood, football lasting power and leaving a legacy | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons star defensive tackle Grady Jarrett joins Scott and Tori for a wide-ranging conversation on the Falcons in Focus series premiere. He dives deep when discussing his Falcons role models, how he reached his third NFL contract while maintaining a rare level of NFL lasting power. Jarrett talks about making an impact on his young son, Atlanta and the Georgia community where he grew up, leaving a legacy that will last well beyond his playing days.
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How Atlanta Falcons can take positives from Saints matchup into win against Los Angeles Rams | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ discuss the results from Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints matchup and break down how to convert the positives into a win on the road agains the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
What went wrong vs. Saints, how Falcons move forward from loss | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton break down where things got away from Falcons in the fourth quarter, after assuming control in the first three quarters. They identify things to build on, and what must happen this week so one loss doesn't impact another game.
(00:00:20): Intro, recap of Falcons loss to Saints
(00:01:30): What went wrong for Falcons in fourth quarter
(00:05:00): Finding positives in run game, pass rush during the Falcons season opener
(00:08:46): What Falcons must do to turn the page quickly
(00:10:40): Evaluating Drake London's NFL debut
Tough cuts and surprise inclusions: Projecting Falcons initial 53-man roster | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Scott and Tori go over their initial 53-man roster projection following a competitive Falcons training camp and preseason, analyzing the toughest cuts, surprise inclusions and what else needs to be done with the roster heading into a Week 1 contest against the New Orleans Saints.
Positives against Jets and where Atlanta Falcons will focus for Jaguars matchup | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ look back on the preseason loss to the New York Jets and discuss what we learned from that game. The guys also talk joint practices with the Jaguars and where the team may focus efforts to ensure success against the the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, Drake London and what we've learned in Falcons camp | Falcons Final Whistle
8_17_Falcons_FScott and Tori take a look back at what we learned from last week's preseason game against Detroit, including a breakdown of Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder and expectations for him. Then they talk about what we need to see from the Falcons during an intense stretch that includes joint practices and a preseason game against the New York Jets.
(00:02:08): Biggest takeaways from Lions preseason game
(00:04:24): Reviewing Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder performances
(00:14:15): On Drake London's camp, injury and whether he needs to play in preseason
(00:16:20): What we want to see from pass rush, Dean Pees evaluation
(00:19:53): What we need to see from Falcons vs. Jets inal_Whistle_Video.mp4
Starting with a win and how Falcons continue to find success | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ look back on the preseason win against the Detroit Lions and discuss what we learned from that game. The guys also talk joint practices and how they will sharpen skills that can ultimately lead to success against the NY Jets.
Michael Vick talks all things Atlanta Falcons football | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ are excited to welcome former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to the podcast. Join the team as they discuss Vick's Atlanta Falcons experience, and how it relates to the current Atlanta Falcons roster.
What to expect from Kyle Pitts, Richie Grant and 2021 NFL Draft class in 2022 | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Ashton take a close look at the 2021 NFL Draft class heading into Year 2, with realistic expectations for each player and roles each selection will fill in the 2022 campaign. We break down each player in Terry Fontenot's draft class, from first-round pick Kyle Pitts through seventh-rounder Frank Darby. The Falcons will be counting on most members of this draft class, hoping they can make a big jump in their second seasons.
(00:00:20): Intro, 2021 NFL Draft class evaluation
(00:03:15): Discussing Kyle Pitts, Richie Grant and Jalen Mayfield
(00:13:50): Breaking down Drew Dalman, Darren Hall and TaQuon Graham
(00:24:26): What to expect from Ade Ogundeji, Avery Williams and Frank Darby
Physicality, competition and surprises at AT&T Training Camp | Falcons Audible Podcast
Dave and DJ are joined by Atlanta Falcons Digital Managing Editor, Scott Bair, for a special podcast episode during AT&T Training Camp. Join the team as they talk Training Camp surprises, the run game, and discuss physicality and competition.
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Kyle Pitts, A.J. Terrell, Drake London and other training camp standouts | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and new Falcons digital reporter Ashton Edmunds break down the early portions of training camp, including top standouts, updates on position battles and, of course, how quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder have done over the first stretch of camp practices. We also discuss the Falcons' desire to prove expectations wrong as they work to usher in a period of sustained success
(00:00:20): Introducing Ashton Edmunds, our new Falcons features reporter!!
(00:06:20): Kyle Pitts, A.J. Terrell and other camp standouts
(00:13:20): Updating position battles along Falcons offensive line
(00:19:26): Competition driving intensity up in Falcons camp
(00:26:12): First impressions of Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder in camp
Previewing Falcons 2022 training camp battles, storylines | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney break down major storylines and position battles to keep an eye on once training camp begins this week. That includes position battles along the offensive and defensive line, the development of a new-look pass rush and, of course, the quarterback spot with Marcus Mariota as Desmond Ridder as options under center. We take a look at all that and more in this 2022 training camp preview
(00:00:00): Intro; setting up Falcons training camp storylines
(00:03:25): How lines of scrimmage might shape up
(00:07:23): Can new players improve Falcons pass rush?
(00:13:43): Will QB turn out to be a real competition?
(00:17:33): Marcus Mariota's rare opportunity