Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! It’s a brand new day. Sure, the Falcons are a bad football team. And sure, the roster may be barely recognizable in a couple of years. But we’ll always have the memories. We’ll always have the memories.
Our links are dipped in butter and then coated with cotija and spices.
Calvin Ridley was not named a member of the NFC’s Pro Bowl team. That’s ... disappointing. Ridley will have his chances going forward, and the Pro Bowl doesn’t really matter, but his omission doesn’t engender a lot of faith in their process. Meanwhile, Grady Jarrett and Younghoe Koo made the Pro Bowl, and both are absolutely deserving.
Adnan Ikic brought you this week’s “fantasy stud and dud” and Evan Birchfield brought you some noteworthy stats in his weekly stats piece.
Ito Smith is officially the Falcons’ RB1, according to Raheem Morris. This apparently has nothing to do with Todd Gurley’s knee, which is an interesting revelation. I suppose you do have to cut your losses at some point.
David Walker tried to find a silver lining following Sunday’s loss, which is no small task. But here’s one: If the season ended today, the Falcons would pick 5th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft
I brought you this week’s “3 up, 3 down.” And yes, I put Matt Ryan in the 3 up category, because he put up 350+ passing yards with injured ribs.
How did the rest of the NFC South fare in Week 15? (Spoiler alert: Only one team won. And their quarterback is a big fan of avocado ice cream and deflated footballs.)
Because he never fails to put the team first, Julio Jones is looking to play again in 2020. Whether that’s a smart decision is debatable, but it’s apparently what he wants.
Last but not least, Dave “Skippy” Choate’s recap is a can’t-miss.
Go forth, Falcoholics. Seize the day.