Which Atlanta Falcons draft picks shattered their ceilings in the NFL?
Locked On Falcons
by Locked On Podcast Network
12h ago
The Atlanta Falcons have had plenty of misses over the years in the NFL Draft, but host Aaron Freeman breaks down his biggest ones. He discusses how he wound up too low on players like Foye Oluokun, Russell Gage, Grady Jarrett, and Desmond Trufant over the years.  Later, he discusses some lessons he's learned over the past six years of doing floor, ceiling, and eye-level comparisons for Falcons draft picks. He discusses how less than half of the Falcons draft picks reach their eye levels, and an even smaller percentage reach their ceilings to discuss how relatively rare development is eve ..read more
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Atlanta Football Party with Tenitra, Jarvis, Aaron & Tori: Terry Fontenot Had To Do What He Had To Do
Locked On Falcons
by Locked On Podcast Network
1d ago
The Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up mandatory minicamp and Raheem Morris is looking forward to getting his team prepared for training camp in July. However, Terry Fontenot is dealing with having to pay a fine and losing draft capital because of violations during the legal tampering period. Tenitra Batiste, Jarvis Davis, Aaron Freeman and Tori McElhaney talked about how Fontenot could have gotten more draft capital back in April. Secondly, the Falcons are heading into training camp with plenty of question marks on the defensive side of the football. A.J. Terrell is entrenched as the starter on ..read more
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Who will make the Atlanta Falcons 53-man roster?
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by Locked On Podcast Network
1d ago
The Atlanta Falcons are on break until training camp and host Aaron Freeman breaks down who he thinks will be the 53 players poised to make the team’s roster when they return. He discusses the lack of starting competitions on offense, which will lead to the most compelling camp battle being at quarterback between rookie Michael Penix and veteran Taylor Heinicke for the right to be Kirk Cousins’s backup. Will the Falcons carry all three quarterbacks on the roster? And why will the competition for backup offensive linemen matter in 2024 more than any other skill position? Later, he looks at the ..read more
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Atlanta Falcons lose a fifth-round pick for tampering. Is it too much or too little?
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by Locked On Podcast Network
4d ago
The Atlanta Falcons are set to lose a 2025 fifth-round draft pick for tampering involving Kirk Cousins and others from March of this year. Host Aaron Freeman breaks down whether that punishment is too much or too little given the team's transgressions. Later, he discusses the Falcons run game in 2024 under new offensive coordinator Zac Robinson. He discusses how much Robinson will lean on the run game this year, and whether or not the Falcons are built to be this high-powered passing attack. He also discusses the influence of play-action on Robinson's play-calling. Finally, he discusses whethe ..read more
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Warrick Dunn is among Atlanta Falcons best free agent signings | Falcons Historian Player Shootout No. 2
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by Locked On Podcast Network
5d ago
Warrick Dunn was the first big free-agent signing under Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and it proved to be a homerun. Host Aaron Freeman and guests Allen Strk (‪@TheFalcoholicLive‬) and Matt Chernoff (‪@680TheFanAtlanta‬) discuss Dunn's impact on and off the field, his ability to overcome his size and adversity throughout his life to put together a near Hall-of-Fame-caliber NFL career. Later, Matt and Allen go head to head to battle to see who knows the most trivia about Dunn in the second episode of their ongoing trivia tournament called the Falcons Historian Player Shootout. Part of the ..read more
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Where does Devonta Freeman rank among Atlanta Falcons RBs? Falcons Historian Player Shootout No. 1
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by Locked On Podcast Network
1w ago
Former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman often goes under the radar when it comes to team's rich history of great running backs. Host Aaron Freeman and guests Allen Strk (@TheFalcoholicLive), Cory Woodroof (@usatodaysports), and Jarvis Davis (@LockedOnATL) revisit Freeman's illustrious six-year career in Atlanta. Jarvis and Cory go head to head to answer trivia questions on Freeman's highlights, especially in 2015 and 2016. They break down why Freeman was such an effective weapon and great fit in Kyle Shanahan's offense during those years. Part of the @LockedOnATL Follow & Subsc ..read more
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How much will Kyle Pitts improve in the new, more traditional Atlanta Falcons offense?
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by Locked On Podcast Network
1w ago
The Atlanta Falcons expect a significant upgrade on offense under new offensive coordinator Zac Robinson and quarterback Kirk Cousins. Host Aaron Freeman breaks down how this new-look offense will benefit tight end Kyle Pitts. He discusses how Pitts will likely see a larger share of the team's underneath targets than he has seen in the past three years where he has served too often as the team's main deep threat. He compares how Pitts stacks up against current and past top tight ends. Later, he discusses Pitts getting more opportunities as an "inline" tight end. He makes comparisons to other t ..read more
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Atlanta Football Party with Tenitra, Jarvis, Aaron & Tori: Kirk Cousins and Michael Penix Jr. Have Been As Advertised
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by Locked On Podcast Network
1w ago
Kirk Cousins and Michael Penix Jr. have already made their mark as quarterbacks for the Atlanta Falcons. Raheem Morris and Terry Fontenot made sure that they had that position covered in 2024 and beyond. Tenitra Batiste, Jarvis Davis, Aaron Freeman, and Tori McElhaney talked about how the quarterback room has caught everyone’s eye in different ways. Secondly, the team talked about Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier being the reason that Zac Robinson won’t get too crazy throwing the football in 2024. Lastly, they wrapped things up by talking about how the defensive line has a big load to carry i ..read more
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Will pre-snap motion help the Atlanta Falcons offense reach its full potential?
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by Locked On Podcast Network
1w ago
The Atlanta Falcons offense's success in 2024 rests firmly on first-time play-caller Zac Robinson's ability to maximize his weapons. Host Aaron Freeman explains why pre-snap motion might be a bigger part of that ability than many realize. First, he discusses his expectations for the Falcons offense and how they contrast with the defense. The Falcons have the potential to be one of the better offenses in the NFL, but their ability to be one of the best may rest on Robinson's mastery of pre-snap motion.  Aaron explains the types of motion commonly seen in the NFL and if Robinson can be on t ..read more
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Which young Atlanta Falcons defender has the most breakout potential?
Locked On Falcons
by Locked On Podcast Network
1w ago
The Atlanta Falcons are counting on a number of young defensive players to step up in 2024. Host Aaron Freeman discusses four to see which one has the most breakout potential. First, he breaks down cornerback Clark Phillips and his ability to win a starting role at cornerback over veteran Mike Hughes. He breaks down Phillips' coverage and tackling abilities and whether Raheem Morris' defensive scheme will allow him to blossom. Later, he looks at the competition at safety between Richie Grant and DeMarcco Hellams to see who is the best fit in the Morris scheme. He discusses whether or not Grant ..read more
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