The week hums along with an unexpected uniform drop and some draft narratives. Read on for Thursday’s edition of Falcoholinks.
New uniforms revealed
The Falcons planned to drop their highly-anticipated new uniforms next Tuesday, but after some evening links hit Twitter last night, they went ahead and rolled them out on Wednesday morning. There may be more changes to come, however, as the Falcons suggested a red helmet may be on the way if the NFL sheds an existing rule.
The Twitter temperature says that people are very divided on how they feel about these, but that’s usually the way it goes with uniforms. The Falcoholic staff also weighed in, and we’re of differing opinions as well.
But if you’re keen to snag one now that they’re out, pump the brakes a bit. The leak necessitated an early reveal, but the uniforms still won’t be available for purchase until 4/14, per Schefter.
Falcons planned to unveil their new uniforms next week but, due to leaks last night, they decided to release them today. They still do not go on sale until April 14.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2020
Trader Thomas in his element
No, not the one where he’s tearing down the Beltline on his ten-speed, but doing what he does best on draft day: Trading. There have been no moves as of yet, but Thomas Dimitroff said that “everyone wants to trade” with the alterations that the NFL is making to accommodate a completely virtual draft.
Thomas Dimitroff loves wheelin’ and dealin’ on draft day, so he might be projecting a bit with his latest comments.
Ridley the weapon
The Falcons have two top-flight wide receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of what Ridley can do at the NFL level. Our Adnan Ikic is out with a deep dive into what makes the receiver so special, and the ways he creates nightmares for defensive backs.
We’re two weeks away from the NFL Zoom call known as the 2020 NFL Draft, and Kevin Knight has just dropped his penultimate mock draft. It’s heavy on defense — as it should be!