Arthur Smith is looking for every angle to help his Atlanta Falcons turn the corner. Little wonder, then, that the first-year head coach, talking about blocking kicks, might look straight up to find that angle.
The Falcons record currently stands at .500 for the first time since Week 9 of the 2018 season when Atlanta was 4-4. Of course, the Falcons started 1-1 in 2019, but that .500 record is in the same category as considering a 1-0 team undefeated.
After a rough start to the season, the Falcons are finally unlocking the potential of Arthur Smith’s system. Atlanta’s offense is good, but can they take the next step in 2021 with the current personnel?
After a trio of roster moves on Monday, the Atlanta Falcons have updated their depth chart ahead of their game with the Carolina Panthers. The Atlanta Falcons released an updated depth chart on Tuesday afternoon that reflected recent roster moves and good performances.
In what can only be described as a breath of fresh air, the Falcons are getting great production out of second-year player Jaylinn Hawkins in the wake of injuries and inconsistency at the safety position: While PFF grades and box score stats aren’t a tell-all, Hawkins has passed the eye test with flying colors.
Don’t look now, but the Falcons are only one game out of a playoff spot. This week, the Falcons will match up with a Panthers squad that has lost four straight, including an ugly 25-3 loss to the Giants last Sunday.
The veteran cornerback/safety may wind up back on the practice squad at some point. T.J. Green was a holdover from the old regime, a player who joined the Falcons practice squad in September 2020 and wound up playing in one game and otherwise sticking on the practice squad all season.
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 60 yards and had a single receiving yard against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The 61 yards from scrimmage was a season low for Patterson. Yet, there are still signs his role in the Falcons offense is growing, and it's happening at the expense of fellow running back Mike Davis.