Not sure what stage of grief I am at regarding the 2019 Falcons season. I think I’m stuck somewhere between depression and acceptance. The Seahawks seem ready to push me into that final stage on Sunday, however.
Start your Thursday reading about a terrible football team in today’s Falcoholinks.
Seahawks on deck for Week 8
A lot has gone horribly awry for these Atlanta Falcons to be sitting at 1-6, and things don’t get any easier on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks come to town. The Falcons are expected underdogs at home against MVP candidate Russell Wilson and the 5-2 Seahawks, with Matt Schaub possibly getting the start at quarterback while Matt Ryan recovers from a high ankle sprain — although Dan Quinn is hopeful that Ryan will play.
The Falcons and Seahawks seasons have gone in polar opposite directions, with Atlanta residing in the NFC South basement and Seattle locked in a battle with San Francisco for NFC West supremacy.
So with the current disarray of the Falcons, if given the opportunity, what position group would you like to add from the Seahawks?
Christian Blake added to active roster
Yesterday the Falcons promoted Christian Blake to the active 53, opting to keep six receivers on the roster.
Blake will likely find himself on the inactive list come Sunday against the Seahawks, with Olamide Zaccheaus possibly getting his first in-season nod.
Pushing the reset button
With Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks looming, the Atlanta Falcons are in serious risk of running their record to a dismal 1-7. They’ve already shipped Mohamed Sanu up to Boston, and there’s a chance that more personnel moves are made prior to today’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.
The Falcons need to go ahead and push the reset button, and that means a new coaching staff and front office top brass. Arthur Blank has been reticent to make in-season changes in the past, but with how sideways this season has gone, he may just not have any other choice.
The Falcoholic Live Ep. 89
The Mohamed Sanu trade, potential trades, the Falcons being bad at the game of football. All sad, all discussed on this week’s episode of The Falcoholic Live. Catch the replay right here.