Podcast, Week 3: Fallout from tough Colts loss
The Falcons late game rally falls short in Indy. Penalties, injuries, and a host of other story lines emerge. Listen as Matt Tabeek, Dave Archer, and D.J. Shockley break it all down.
Analyzing Desmond Ridder, Arthur Smith and Falcons defense in loss to Lions | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Terrin Waack break down what went wrong in the Falcons' 20-6 loss to Detroit in Week 3 and why they weren't able to play the complementary football required to beat a team like the Lions. The offense couldn't find rhythm in the passing game and didn't have a run game to fall back on, creating a stagnant attack that struggled despite the score being close until the end. They also take a look at what must improve as the Falcons head into a crucial Week 4 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
(00:00:10): Intro, what went wrong vs. Lions
(00:02:10): Why Falcons weren't able to play complementary football
(00:04:20): Why couldn't Falcons find offensive rhythm
(00:09:18): Breaking down Desmond Ridder's performance vs. Lions
(00:12:50): The good and just-okay from Falcons defensive performance
(00:17:45): What must improve vs. Jaguars; difference between perfect and complete games
Jerry Gray talks Texas football, playing days and NFL coaching career | Falcons in Focus
Assistant head coach -- defense Jerry Gray joins Tori McElhaney and Scott Bair for a career retrospective, where he tells great stories from his days playing at Texas and his storied NFL career, followed by his journey through the coaching ranks before ending up here in Atlanta.
Breaking down the call that led to a Falcons victory | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave, and DJ discuss the nostalgia of seeing the Atlanta Falcons in their throwback uniforms for week 2, shine a light on notable players from the Falcons vs. Packers game, break down the call that led to a Falcons victory, and discuss the challenges the Falcons may face in week 3 against the Lions and how to overcome those challenges.
Breaking down Bijan Robinson, Desmond Ridder and Falcons defense in comeback win over Packers | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Terrin Waack detail how the Falcons were able to erase a two-score deficit in the fourth quarter and earn a late victory over the Green Bay Packers. They dive deep into the that comeback effort, which required positive contributions from the Falcons defense, quarterback Desmond Ridder and rookie offensive weapon Bijan Robinson. That discussion focuses on Arthur Smith's decisive fourth-down play that helped the Falcons come out on top. Then they move things forward and talk about what needs to be better to beat a tough Detroit Lions team and win a third straight game.
(00:00:10): Intro, reaction to big Falcons win
(00:01:06): How Falcons got job done in fourth quarter
(00:03:23): How to get a BOGO Big Zax Snak
(00:04:31): Dissecting Arthur Smith's key fourth-down decision
(00:10:00): Bijan's performance and how he's building trust
(00:15:27): Evaluating Desmond Ridder's performance
(00:20:37) What Falcons must improve to go 3-0
Calais Campbell discusses NFL longevity | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons defensive lineman Calais Campbell sits down for an extended, in-depth conversation with Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney on the latest episode of Falcons in Focus. He talks about what's required to perform at a high level over so many years, entering fatherhood, his upbringing, the importance of paying it forward and even the origin story of his raspy voice.
Top performers of Falcons vs Panthers matchup | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave, and DJ discuss the atmosphere at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Falcons home opener, the top players on both sides of the ball from the Falcons vs. Panthers game, the significance of this Falcons' victory, and areas of growth and focus for the Atlanta Falcons as they prepare for their week 2 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
Breaking down Jessie Bates III, Bijan Robinson, Tyler Allgeier in big win over Panthers | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Terrin Waack detail what went right during a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers and what needs to be better moving forward on this episode of the Falcons Final Whistle podcast presented by Zaxby's. They touch of Jessie Bates III's exemplary performance, Kyle Pitts' flashes, how Tyler Allgeier and Bijan Robinson carried the load and how the offense fine-tune itself after the passing game struggled throughout the contest.
(00:01:35): Dissecting Jessie Bates III stellar Falcons debut
(00:04:59): How to get a BOGO Big Zax Snak
(00:06:02): Breaking down Tyler Allgeier, Bijan Robinson performance
(00:10:00): Where can offense get better?
(00:15:02): What we saw from Kyle Pitts' return to regular-season game action
(00:15:02): Why problems are more fixable than in recent seasons
(00:18:35) How Falcons wore Panthers down
Tyler Allgeier discusses his journey to NFL, sacrifices made along the way | Falcons in Focus
Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier joins Tori McElhaney and Scott Bair to discuss his hobbies off the field, making lifelong friendships with teammates, his road to the NFL and family sacrifices, and going the extra mile to achieve his NFL dream.
Keys for Falcons victory in season opener matchup against Panthers | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave, and DJ discuss the keys to an Atlanta Falcons victory over the Carolina Panthers, where the Falcons must step up as the season begins, and reminisce about their favorite season opener memories.
Exclusive interview with Falcons GM Terry Fontenot
General manager Terry Fontenot sits down with Tori McElhaney to discuss the state of the Falcons after the initial 53-man roster was formed. He talks about Desmond Ridder, Bijan Robinson and the entire 2023 NFL Draft class, plus the importance of finding the "right 53" and staying disciplined and consistent when it comes to the salary cap.
Reaction to the Atlanta Falcons initial 53-man roster | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave, and DJ discuss the initial 53-man roster and what it could mean for the Atlanta Falcons in the season ahead.
Breaking down Falcons 53-man roster | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott, Tori and Terrin break down the Falcons initial 53-man roster, including standouts who earned a spot during camp, the biggest cuts and whether a deeper, vastly improved collection of talent can compete in the NFC South.
What positive takeaways from Bengals game mean for upcoming Falcons vs Steelers matchup
Derek, Dave, and DJ dive into the positive takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons vs Cincinnati Bengals matchup, the Falcons evolving offense, expectations for the final preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and what it takes to make the Atlanta Falcons 53-man roster.
Micah Abernathy talks about growing up the grandson of Ralph David Abernathy, connection to Atlanta | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Falcons safety Micah Abernathy joins Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney to discuss growing up as the grandson of civil rights activist Ralph David Abernathy and his family's strong connection to the city of Atlanta. He also breaks down the opportunity before him to make the Falcons 53-man roster and what it means to play for his hometown team on the latest episode of Falcons in Focus.
Atlanta Falcons victory vs Dolphins & look ahead to Bengals matchup | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave, and DJ discuss the standouts from the Atlanta Falcons 19-3 victory against the Miami Dolphins, the Falcons evolving defense, and what to anticipate from the upcoming preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Breaking down Falcons joint practices with Dolphins after watching them live | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney break down the Falcons performance in a pair of joint practices against the Miami Dolphins in the latest training camp edition of the Falcons Final Whistle podcast. There's tons of details about players who made a positive impression going up against another team, including Desmond Ridder, Bijan Robinson, Zach Harrison, Troy Andersen and more after two days of watching practices live from the Dolphins training complex.
(00:00:00): Intro, overall impressions of Falcons joint practices with Dolphins
(00:03:34): Breaking down defensive effort, including David Onyemata and Jaylinn Hawkins
(00:05:17): Desmond Ridder's decision making; Bijan Robinson's progress
(00:09:55): Kyle Pitts' ramp up, replacing Jeff Okudah
(00:14:00): Evaluating Jerry Gray, Ryan Nielsen, Falcons defense up close
(00:19:05): What we learned about joint practices; preseason preview
What we're learning from joint practices with Miami Dolphins | Falcons Audible Podcast
Derek, Dave and DJ dive into what is ahead for the 2023 AT&T Atlanta Falcons Training Camp joint practices with the Miami Dolphins, discuss why it's important to build roster depth, and look ahead to the first preseason game against Miami.
Mykal Walker details why he fits Ryan Nielsen's system and excitement for what's next | Falcons Final Whistle
Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker joins Scott and Tori to break down his solid start to camp, why he fits Ryan Nielsen's defense so well and what he enjoys about playing inside and outside linebacker. The fourth-year veteran also talks about how he gets through camp and next week's joint sessions with Miami. Plus, Scott and Tori break down the Falcons' first camp week in pads and which players stood out when the physicality ramped up.
Dee Alford talks about his hot start to training camp, why he's never comfortable | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Falcons cornerback Dee Alford joins Scott and Tori on the first of several special training camp editions of the Falcons Final Whistle podcast to discuss the strides he has made in Year 2, why he takes nothing for granted and how he continues to improve. He also details camp life, his favorite snacks and players he learns from most. After that, Scott and Tori provide their first impressions of this camp and name early standouts this summer.
Top Falcons defensive storylines heading into 2023 season | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney zero in on the defense in this week's Final Whistle podcast. How obvious was the added help for Grady Jarrett across the defensive line throughout the OTA period? What could 2023 hold for Jeff Okudah? And how fierce is the competition between Dee Alford and Mike Hughes for the starting nickel job? The Falcons editorial staff discusses as the league gears up for training camp.
Top Falcons offensive storylines heading into 2023 season | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney sit down to go over what they learned about the Falcons offense through the OTA period, as well as what questions they still have about the unit. What could 2023 hold for Desmond Ridder? What about Cordarrelle Patterson? What do the Falcons really mean when they talk about "position-less" football? These topics and more discussed in this week's episode.
John Abraham discusses Falcons defense, Bijan Robinson | Falcons Final Whistle Podcast
Former Falcons defensive lineman John Abraham joins Scott and Tori to break down what he learned about the Falcons defense during the offseason program, including Calais Campbell, Grady Jarrett and more. He also details what he saw from Bijan Robinson and what he expects from the No. 8 overall NFL Draft pick during his rookie season.
Jeff Okudah discusses overcoming adversity on and off the field | Falcons in Focus Podcast
New Falcons cornerback Jeff Okudah joins Tori McElhaney and Scott Bair to discuss life as a five-star recruit playing Texas high school football, embracing his heritage and overcoming adversity both on and off the field.
Mike Hughes discusses life as a first-round pick, getting healthy and realizing potential | Falcons in Focus Podcast
New Falcons cornerback Mike Hughes joins Scott and Tori to discuss his career arc, entering the NFL as a first-round pick, dealing with injury and being poised and ready to capitalize on his Falcons opportunity. We also go back to some if his greatest plays, including one where he saved Central Florida's unbeaten season.
Taylor Heinicke talks returning home to join QB room in Atlanta | Falcons in Focus Podcast
Having grown up just 25 minutes from the Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Ga., quarterback Taylor Heinicke details his excitement to return home to play for his hometown team. Heinicke also shares stories from his Collins Hill High School days as well as his unconventional journey as a backup quarterback through the league.