clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, June 10

Fact: Matt Ryan always removes his corn from the cob

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Oh, hi Falcoholics. It’s Wednesday. You know, the day after Tuesday. The day before Thursday. Sometimes called “Hump Day.” In short, you’re halfway to the weekend. You can do this. We believe in you.

Our links contain small amounts of MSG; but trust us, it’s only there to enhance the overall flavor profile.

Franchise quarterback Matthew Thomas Ryan had a media session yesterday and he had a lot to say. Social justice, the 2020 season, crowd noise — he covered it all, and the Falcoholic himself broke it all down for us. Thanks, Falcoholic. You’re the coolest.

Joe Whitt Jr. took over as the passing game coordinator in January. And lucky for us, he has a documented history of getting results from young secondaries. The addition of Whitt will hopefully be icing on the cake Jeff Ulbrich and Raheem Morris baked during the second half of 2019.

ESPN recently “re-drafted” the entire NFL. Ryan landed back in Atlanta, but unfortunately, Julio Jones is now a Baltimore Raven. Feel free to find a corner and cry in it.

The NFC South is a brave new world. The Falcons are either flying under the radar or vastly overmatched. I’d like to think it’s the former, but this is the NFL, where predictions mean nothing. In any case, it’s worth considering the composition of various position groups across the NFC South. Matt Chambers answered a question that’s on everyone’s mind: Which NFC South has the best running back situation?

Speaking of running backs, the Falcons came to terms with UGA alumnus Todd Gurley two months ago. The health of his arthritic knee has been a frequent point of contention ever since. But Gurley recently flew to Atlanta and he actually managed passed his physical. This shouldn’t come as a shock, because we all know he can still play football. The question is how long he can play before an eventual flare up. And what’s more, how long will he stay sidelined?