Falcons - Bills recap
The Falcons were officially eliminated from playoff contention with their loss against the Bills, which is no surprise. There’s always an outside shot that a team steals a win with the odds stacked against them, but Atlanta hasn’t been that team all season.
Former Falcons HC Dan Reeves passes away
Some incredibly sad news over the weekend, as we learned of the passing of former Atlanta head coach Dan Reeves. Reeves coached the Falcons from 1997-2003, and led them to their first NFC Championship in franchise history.
Rest in peace, Coach Reeves.
Kyle Pitts sets a record
On Sunday, Kyle Pitts became just the second rookie tight end in the NFL to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving. He also set a franchise mark, besting Julio Jones’ record for recieving yards in his first NFL season.
Julio tallied 959 yards in 2011.
The 2021 Atlanta Falcons: A retrospective
With the turn of the calendar, the Falcoholic took some time to chart the month-by-month happenings of the Falcons during the 2021 season.
Devin Hester, Bryant Young among 15 Hall of Fame finalists
Former Atlanta kick returner Devin Hester and former Falcons D-line coach Bryant Young have both been named as finalists for the 2022 Hall of Fame.
P Thomas Morestead named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month
The Falcons made many a move at the punter position in 2021, but none has paid off as well as the signing of Thomas Morestead. He’s been consistently impressive, and he was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December.
The process of rebuilding
Atlanta brass will deny it, but the Falcons are in the middle of a slow-boiling rebuild. They’ve shed salary in an attempt to position themselves better for the upcoming season, it’s resulted in a number of ugly wins.
But wins nonetheless. The Falcons are now 7-9, and appreciating their ability to secure the wins they have means appreciating a rebuilding team doing its best with the talent that they currently have.