Does Calvin Ridley suspension change Falcons offseason plan?
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Kris Rhim react to news that Calvin Ridley has been suspended for at least the 2022 season for violating the NFL's gambling policy, breaking down how it impacts the Falcons offseason, including the importance of re-signing Russell Gage and whether this changes the odds the Falcons take a receiver at No. 8 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
(00:00:00): Intro, initial thoughts on Ridley news
(00:02:57): How Ridley suspension impacts Falcons salary-cap space
(00:07:22): How loss of Ridley as a player or trade asset impacts Falcons offseason plan
(00:15:34): Is it more important to re-sign Russell Gage?
(00:21:16): Should Falcons now take WR at No. 8 overall?
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.
How Atlanta Falcons win against Seahawks can lead to success against Browns | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ discuss the Atlanta Falcons win against the Seattle Seahawks, and break down how the Atlanta Falcons can find success in Week 4 against the Browns.
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.
Strengths in week 2 show promise for win vs Seahawks | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ discuss the results from Atlanta Falcons vs LA Rams matchup, break down how the Atlanta Falcons battled and what it could mean for their road game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.
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.
The Falcons in Focus podcast provides deep dive interviews with Atlanta Falcons players, coaches, staff. Join us as we delve into their personalities and passions on and off the football field.
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
How Atlanta Falcons will beat the New Orleans Saints Week 1 | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ discuss the Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints matchup and break down what it will take to secure the win.
Atlanta Falcons Initial 53-man Roster Reactions | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ discuss the recently released initial 53-man roster and break down what this could mean for the Atlanta Falcons future.
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
Football is back at AT&T Training Camp | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ are excited to be back at AT&T Training Camp. Join the team as they discuss camp happenings, reflect on their training camp experiences and prepare for what's to come this season.
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
Pees in a Pod: Dean Pees shares stories from two decades coaching in the NFL | Episode 2
In the second episode of the two-episode series, Dean Pees and Tori McElhaney continue their conversation about his coaching career. In the early 2000s, Bill Belichick hired Pees to join his Patriots staff. After a couple Super Bowls wins, one that included a blackout in New Orleans, four teams, two retirements and two decades in the league, Pees reflects on all the lessons learned and memories made along the way.
Pees in a Pod: Dean Pees reflects on the start of his coaching career 50 years later | Episode 1
In the first of a two-episode podcast series, Dean Pees sits down with Tori McElhaney in the Falcons podcast studio to discuss the reasons he got into coaching in the 70s, his start at the high school level, coaching with Nick Saban at the college level and how Dave Ragone changed his approach to recruiting.
Ranking position battles heading into training camp | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Scott and Tori break down the most intriguing Falcons training camp battles, which will determine key contributors to the 2022 campaign. We take a deep dive into the offensive line, edge rushers, linebackers and quarterbacks, determining who will fight for significant roles on this depth chart.
(00:00:00): Intro; ranking Falcons camp battles
(00:04:17): Offensive line jobs up in the air
(00:10:32): Arnold Ebiketie, Ade Ogundeji and Falcons edge rushers
(00:19:00): Deion Jones, Mykal Walker and the inside linebackers
(00:27:05): Marcus Mariota vs. Desmond Ridder
Deion Jones, Desmond Ridder and other lingering pre-camp questions | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Scott and Tori break down what they learned during the Falcons offseason program and what's left unresolved heading into training camp. They discuss Deion Jones, Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder, and which rookies could realistically make an instant impact during the 2022 campaign.
Offseason program observations on Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, Kyle Pitts and others | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott and Tori discuss what they learned during the Falcons offseason program, which concluded with a mandatory minicamp. That includes how Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder looked, Cordarrelle Patterson's individual offseason program, Kyle Pitts, A.J. Terrell and practice news and notes Falcons fans need to know.
(00:00:00): Intro; Erik Harris calls Scott out
(00:03:14): Overall minicamp observations
(00:12:12): What we saw from Falcons quarterbacks
(00:19:00): Thoughts on Cordarrelle Patterson ramping up individually
(00:20:50): Thoughts on secondary, receiver groups
(00:26:05): Kyle Pitts and A.J. Terrell