The Falcons are 1-3 and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. There, I said it. That’s the state of the franchise on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
But wait, we’ve been here before, haven’t we? We’ve suffered through the unthinkable as a franchise and lived to tell the story. At least these are the things I tell myself while lying awake at night, staring at my popcorn ceiling.
How about a triple grande skinny pumpkin spice link latte to get your mind right?
The Falcons are a bad football team right now
There was something about this loss; something that brought us all back down to Earth. Even the most optimistic among us (i.e., me) have been down in the dumps about Sunday’s game. Take for example Dave Choate’s recap. It’s chock-full of somber takes fueled by a lack of clear direction in life and a lot of Fireball whiskey. Adnan Ikic let us know how the rest of the NFC South fared over the weekend because we like sadness. (Spoiler alert: we’re the worst team in the NFC South!)
Yours truly highlighted the best and worst performances from Sunday’s loss. David Walker brought us the offensive and defensive players of the game. Finally Adnan talked fantasy football, bringing us the Falcons fantasy stud and dud.
Where do we go from here?
Dave answered the question everyone is asking: can the Falcons fix this? Short answer, probably not, but Dave has some great ideas about where to start.
Meanwhile Kevin Knight tries to figure out who we can blame for all the shenanigans on offense.
Farewell, Duke Riley
The Falcons bid adieu to Duke Riley Monday, trading him to the Eagles for safety Jonathan Cyprien. This move isn’t likely to move the needle for either team. But Riley’s role with the Falcons was considerably smaller (e.g., special teams) than it was before Foye Oluokon took his job. Riley is a blessed athlete with a decent ceiling, but he made some questionable football decisions during his time in Atlanta. We wish him the best in Philadelphia.