You know what’s worse than a losing streak? Taking a losing streak to an icy wasteland. The spiraling Falcons head to Lambeau Field on Sunday for a tilt against the Mike McCarthy-less Packers. A marquee match-up at the season’s outset, both teams have seen their respective campaigns falter to the tune of only four wins through 13 weeks.
Can the Falcons snap their streak against Green Bay? Stranger things have happened. Here’s Wednesday’s Falcoholinks.
Long snapper Josh Harris heads to IR
Did you have Josh Harris on your IR bingo card? Well, he’s joining the small community of Falcons on injured reserve for the remainder of the year, the team signing long snapper Jon Condo to fill in.
In corresponding moves, Atlanta promoted defensive tackle Justin Zimmer to the active roster, released safety Keith Tandy and added Julian Williams to the practice squad.
In the midst of this four-game losing streak, Dan Quinn has come under fire for the Falcons showing up flat and uninspired. His game management has always been an area in which he needs to improve, but the seeming lack of effort of late is of definite concern. So when you’re looking at Quinn’s strengths and weaknesses, where would you start for a comparative benchmark? Mike Smith, naturally.
The Falcoholic’s DW examined the similarities and key differences between both head coaches — the similarities are eerily familiar, but the differences are striking.
The smoldering tire fire of the Falcons heads to Lambeau field this weekend, and it presents a prime opportunity to give the rookies a closer look. Atlanta is guaranteed no better than an 8-8 season, and with the way they’ve played of late there’s little confidence they can finish the season with a four-game winning streak.
The final four games should be used to give meaningful snaps to the relative unknowns from Atlanta’s rookie class.
The good and the bad from the game that was all bad
The Ravens game was a complete disaster, possibly matched only in its terribleness by the Browns loss. It’s extremely difficult to pare down a list of what went wrong during that 60 minutes, but we gave it a shot.
Grady looked great, the rest was nauseating.