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Over/under series rolls on
Assuming Todd Gurley has a baseline of 13 touchdowns scored, would you take the over or under, given what we know right now? Eric Robinson broke down the case for both. In a perfect world, Gurley’s arthritic knee will hold up and a tweaked and healthy offensive line will create opportunities. But in a slightly different world, Gurley is sidelined more than the Falcons expect him to be and we see what Brian Hill, Ito Smith, and Qadree Ollison have to offer.
I was not sorry to see Cam Newton part ways with the Panthers. And I don’t hate watching the Panthers fumble over themselves acting like he never existed in the first place. But the Patriots signed Cam Newton to a 1-year deal yesterday, cementing the nearly unrecognizable quarterback landscape in the NFC South right now. Newton’s signing elsewhere is one of the last bricks in that wall. It’s going to take, at a minimum, mediocre defense to stop the likes of Tom Brady, Teddy Bridgewater, and Drew Brees.
Fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
If the Falcons decide to play games with at least some fans present this fall, would you consider attending? Matthew Chambers talked to a season ticket holder that won’t set a foot in Mercedes-Benz Stadium this season, and trust us, this fan has a reason. Granted, they won’t be playing at capacity under any foreseeable circumstances. But what a strange experience it would be if they tried to have fans present while guaranteeing a socially distanced audience.
Matt Ryan’s radiothon today
Franchise quarterback Matthew Thomas Ryan is an incredible football player. He’s also an incredible human being; look no further than his Advancing the Lives (ATL) of the Black Community initiative for evidence of that fact. Ryan will host a 12 hour radiothon today on 680 The Fan in pursuit of his $2 million goal, if you want to tune in.