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Falcoholic Podcast: Discussing Atlanta draft options with Mike Rothstein

Mike Rothstein of ESPN joins us to talk about moving to Atlanta and their options with the number 4 pick

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The Falcoholic podcast is back with a special guest this week: new ESPN reporter for the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Rothstein. He joined Jeanna, Dave Choate and I to talk about a wide variety of topics and to introduce himself to the Falcons fanbase.

Mike enters his new role after the tragic death of former ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure, a friend of his dating back before their shared time at ESPN. Mike shares a little about his story, his appreciation for Vaughn, his time spent in Detroit covering the Lions, and how he has now landed in Atlanta.

Topics discussed:

  • Mike’s background and his recent years covering the Lions and why the Detroit and Atlanta fanbases have some similarities
  • The friendship of Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan and how their career arcs are quite similar
  • His initial thoughts on Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith and the job they’ve done thus far
  • Why Kyle Pitts could make a ton of sense as the Falcons pick at 4
  • His opinion for what Fontenot should do with that first round pick if the option is available
  • So much more

Mike was a great guest on the podcast and we’re looking forward to having him on again in the future.

If you’re interested in learning more about - or supporting - the Vaughn McClure Foundation, you can find those details here.

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