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Aaron Freeman brings you the inside scoop on the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFL with the daily podcast Locked On Falcons is brought to you by the Locked On Podcast network #nfl #falcons #atlanta

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    How to Fix the Atlanta Falcons Red-Zone Issues and Get Kyle Pitts More Touchdowns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 38:36

    Aaron takes a deeper look at the Atlanta Falcons red-zone struggles in 2021 and the causes of why Kyle Pitts failed to reach the end zone more than one time. He looks at the teams' ups and downs in the red zone, play-calling tendencies, Pitts' ability to win contested catch situations, Arthur Smith's conversation play-calling, and if improving the offensive line could lead to red-zone improvement in 2022. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. OnlineGambling.com Visit onlinegambling.com/NFL to get the edge over the competition throughout this year's Playoffs!  GetUpside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get 25 cents per gallon or more cash back on your first tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Top 5 Offseason Goals & Priorities Breakdown With Special Guest Dave Choate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 36:05

    Aaron is joined by Dave Choate (The Falcoholic) to break down and discuss the Atlanta Falcons' top five offseason goals and priorities. They break down whether or not the team should look for "big splashes" along the defensive front, which positions along the offensive line need to be prioritized, and if the team still needs to draft receivers even if Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage return. They then break down if the coaching staff can do a better job developing talent, and whether the team will make a definitive choice about the future of the quarterback position, whether that be committing to Matt Ryan or looking towards the future in the draft. Dave is on Twitter: @TheFalcoholic. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus.  OnlineGambling.com Visit onlinegambling.com/NFL to get the edge over the competition throughout this year's Playoffs! GetUpside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get 25 cents per gallon or more cash back on your first tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Did Falcons Rookie Phenom Kyle Pitts Meet Expectations? 2021 Tight End Positional Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 36:25

    Aaron reviews the Atlanta Falcons tight end position and looks at the dichotomy of Kyle Pitts' rookie season that was both historic and in other ways a tad underwhelming. He breaks down why despite Pitts having a historic season of rookie production, it often felt like he could be even more productive in the red zone and in several games. He also compares how Pitts' rookie season stacks up with Julio Jones' rookie season. Then, he looks at the depth at tight end, talking about Hayden Hurst's disappointing season, Lee Smith's solid year, and the emergence of Parker Hesse for a potentially bigger role in 2022. Finally, he discusses if the team will look to fill potential depth voids left by a departing Hurst and Smith via the draft or free agency. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. OnlineGambling.com Visit onlinegambling.com/NFL to get the edge over the competition throughout this year's Playoffs!  GetUpside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Calvin Ridley & Russell Gage Return to Falcons? 2021 Wide Receiver Positional Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 45:39

    Aaron reviews the play of the Atlanta Falcons wide receivers to see how the losses of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley impacted the 2021 season, Russell Gage's "breakout" season and if the team can upgrade the position this offseason. He breaks down how the losses of both Jones and Ridley did or did not negatively impact the season before diving into Gage's improvement in the second half of 2021. Then, he discusses if the Falcons are poised to trade Ridley and re-sign Gage this offseason and whether the team is poised to find upgrades or replacements via the draft or free agency this offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. OnlineGambling.com Visit onlinegambling.com/NFL to get the edge over the competition throughout this year's Playoffs! GetUpside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Falcons Keep Cordarrelle Patterson & Mike Davis? Running Backs 2021 Positional Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 33:30

    Aaron reviews the play of the Atlanta Falcons running backs during the 2021 season and looks ahead to what moves could be made this upcoming offseason. He discusses the unexpected performances of both Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis in 2021, and how both backs' futures are in flux entering the offseason. He breaks down the price point for Patterson's potential return and if the team will cut or keep Davis. Then he looks ahead to free agency and the draft to discuss whether the team will look to bring in fresh legs at the position. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the Atlanta Falcons Pass Rush Can Go From Worst to First in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:19

    Aaron breaks down the Atlanta Falcons' need to improve their league-worst pass rush this offseason and ways they could accomplish that goal. He breaks down how much more effective the Falcons defense was in certain games when they were able to generate pressure. Then, he looks at teams over the past 20 years that were able to make significant improvements after league-low sack totals. He breaks down how some of those teams, including the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals, used free agency, the NFL Draft, and trades to get better up front and the potentially available options the Falcons could target this offseason to copy that blueprint. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will 2022 Be Matt Ryan's Last Dance With Atlanta Falcons? Quarterback 2021 Positional Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 37:17

    Aaron reviews the Atlanta Falcons quarterback position and Matt Ryan's performance in 2021. He discusses the ups and downs of Ryan in 2021, their causes, and how much improvement we can realistically expect from Ryan in a potential make or break 2022. Then, he breaks down (again) why it's important that the Falcons begin to look towards the future of the franchise by addressing their need to upgrade the backup spot behind Ryan via the upcoming draft. Link to Kurt Warner's breakdown of Ryan's struggles: https://youtu.be/E2g5bnuh9u0 Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Choosing an Identity: Should the Falcons Go ALL IN on Revamping the Offensive Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 34:47

    Aaron discusses whether the Atlanta Falcons offensive identity will be tied to having a dominant offensive line, ways the team has struggled to build up that unit in recent years, and ways they can improve this offseason. He discusses how a staple of Arthur Smith's offense will lead the team to prioritize either upgrading the weapons or the offensive line. Then he discusses the various narratives that may emerge based on whichever team wins the Super Bowl, including one that may involve teams investing and revamping their offensive lines as a key to success. He then breaks down the Falcons failed investments in recent years in the draft and free agency along the offensive line and defense, and ways how the new regime under GM Terry Fontenot can do it correctly this offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Latest Calvin Ridley Rumors & Why Falcons Should Draft A Quarterback in 2022 NFL Draft Plus Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 40:58

    Aaron discusses the latest rumors surrounding Calvin Ridley's future in Atlanta and breaks down why he thinks the Falcons should draft a quarterback in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. First, he discusses the latest speculative fuel added by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo to the fire that is made up of Ridley trade rumors. Then, he answers listener questions about what has changed in the past nine months that has made the idea of taking a quarterback in Round 2 of the draft go from a bad idea to a good idea. Finally, he discusses which needs along the trenches the team should target in free agency and compares Arthur Smith's play-calling to Kyle Shanahan. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Rebuild the Falcons Offense & Defense with Special Guest Charles McDonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 31:55

    Aaron is joined by Charles McDonald (For the Win) to discuss the state of the Atlanta Falcons moving forward and ways they can improve their offense and defense. First, Charles shares his thoughts on the Falcons 2021 season and whether Arthur Smith deserves credit for winning seven games with a questionable roster, and how confident he feels in the team's ability to win more games heading into 2022. Then, they discuss how to build a defense in today's modern NFL and whether or not Grady Jarrett is an essential piece to that puzzle moving forward. Then, they discuss how Arthur Smith wants to build an offense, and how much focus should be on the offensive line, the receivers, Matt Ryan, and more. Charles is on Twitter: @FourVerts. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    N.F.L. = Not For Long & the Pressure on Falcons Coach Arthur Smith to Win Now Plus Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 41:08

    Aaron reviews the Atlanta Falcons' most recent signings of Canadian Football League players and answers listener questions, including over whether there is pressure on Arthur Smith to win in 2022 or else. First, he discusses whether the Falcons mining Canada for cheap talent at wide receiver and cornerback informs us about their impending strategy in March's NFL free agency. Then, he answers listener questions to clarify Calvin Ridley's contract status, Russell Gage being a priority re-signing, the Falcons targeting Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum at the top of the draft, and where the Falcons' 2019 draft class ranks among the past decade of drafts. Then, he looks at data suggesting that successful NFL coaches win within the first two years and how that applies to how long a leash Arthur Smith may have in Atlanta in comparison to most coaches. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ranking Arthur Smith's First Year vs. Past Falcons Coaches Plus Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 39:09

    Aaron reviews the year-end press conference of Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and GM Terry Fontenot, as well as answering listener questions. He discusses the purposeful lack of headlines stemming from Smith and Fontenot's year-end presser, before jumping into listener questions. He ranks Smith's first year in comparison to past Falcon coaches' first seasons. Then he compares the Falcons Week 18 finale against the New Orleans Saints to the 2014 Week 17 finale against the Carolina Panthers. Then he discusses his expectations for Richie Grant entering his second NFL season and his thoughts on two 2021 & 2022 NFL Draft prospects from Pitt in QB Kenny Pickett and WR Jordan Addison. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Grading the Falcons 2021 Season, Lee Smith Retiring & Cordarrelle Patterson's Breakout Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:58

    Aaron reviews the weekly grades he gave out throughout the 2021 season for the Atlanta Falcons offense, defense, and special teams. Then, he discusses Lee Smith's impending retirement and breaks down why and how Cordarrelle Patterson had a successful 2021 season. He looks back at the best and worst games for the Falcons offense, defense, and special teams to discuss whether his weekly grades were accurate. Then, he discusses the expectation that Falcons veteran tight end Lee Smith will retire, how he performed in his lone season in Atlanta, and how the team can replace him in 2022. Finally, Aaron answers a listener question over whether Calvin Ridley's early-season struggles are on Falcons head coach Arthur Smith's usage of him, by comparing it to the latter's success in utilizing Cordarrelle Patterson. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Atlanta Falcons Outmatched by Hated Rivals in Saints, But Get Last Laugh to End 2021 Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 43:20

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons Week 18 loss to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 30-20, yet the Saints still failed to make the playoffs due to outcomes elsewhere in the NFL. He discusses how the Falcons were outmatched in terms of intensity and how the Arthur Smith-led Falcons didn't look prepared to compete. He discusses how the Falcons got dominated on the ground by Alvin Kamara, how the offensive line and Falcons passing attack held up, and how today's performances may inform some of the team's offseason decisions. He discusses the futures of Matt Ryan, Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Calvin Ridley, Jake Matthews, Kaleb McGary, Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, Foye Oluokun and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Calvin Ridley and the Atlanta Falcons Need a Fresh Start? Let's Break It Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 42:22

    Aaron discusses the recent rumors that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley may get a "fresh start" someplace else this offseason. He breaks down what NFL reporter Steve Wyche told an Atlanta-based sports talk radio show earlier this week about the potential for Ridley and the Falcons to part ways this offseason. Then, he revisits a March rant about the potential of trading Ridley and breaks down why he got that so wrong. Then, he discusses what type of trade value Ridley could net, how it impacts Russell Gage's future in Atlanta, and whether or not the Falcons could find an adequate replacement in the draft or free agency this offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Look to Kill Saints Playoff Hopes: Week 18 Crossover Preview with Locked On Saints

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 34:17

    Aaron is joined by Ross Jackson (Locked On Saints) for a crossover to preview the Week 18 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. They discuss whether or not the Falcons can take down the Saints in a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive, as well as the impact of potential injuries to rookie tight end Kyle Pitts and Saints offensive linemen on both offenses. They look at key matchups, such as the battle between Kaleb McGary and Cameron Jordan, Alvin Kamara versus Deion Jones, and A.J. Terrell against Marquez Callaway. They break down what a win would look like for both teams, discussing whether either team will be able to control the game with their ground game and start faster. Ross is on Twitter: @RossJacksonNOLA. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Week 18 Be Matt Ryan's Final Game With the Falcons? With Special Guest Tori McElhaney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 33:25

    Aaron is joined by Tori McElhaney (AtlantaFalcons.com) to recap the Atlanta Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills and the future of the team and quarterback Matt Ryan. First, Tori shares her thoughts on the key turning point where things went wrong for the Falcons in their loss to the Bills as well as if there's any value to having "impressive losses" at this point in the year. Then, they discuss the Falcons' upcoming Week 18 matchup against the New Orleans Saints to discuss their potential motivation and if we'll see more opportunities for younger, untested players. Finally, Tori discusses whether or not this Week 18 game will be the final home game for Matt Ryan in a Falcons uniform. Tori is on Twitter: @tori_mcelhaney. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Injury Stop Kyle Pitts From Breaking Historic Rookie TE Record? Week 17 Analytics Tuesday Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 39:11

    Aaron reviews the analytics and Pro Football Focus grades from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills and discusses whether rookie TE Kyle Pitts is posed to break Mike Ditka's 60-year old receiving record. First, he discusses Pitts' hamstring injury and whether that puts his status for Week 18's matchup against the New Orleans Saints in jeopardy. He also contextualizes Pitts' historic rookie season and if it means he was the right draft selection for the Falcons or not. Then, he jumps into the PFF grades from Week 17, discussing Chris LIndstrom's return to form, Kaleb McGary's improved run blocking, and A.J. Terrell's stint shadowing Stefon Diggs. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Falcons' Most Impressive Loss?! Week 17 vs. Bills Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 43:37

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons 29-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17. He summarizes the game, discussing the questionable officiating, what was really the turning point in the game, grades the offense, defense, and special teams to discuss if this was the team's most impressive loss. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Falcons Rookie Phenom Kyle Pitts a Tight End or Wide Receiver? Friday Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 39:51

    Aaron clears out the mailbag just in time for the New Year to answer listener questions about Kyle Pitts usage and his position as an actual tight end or wide receiver. Aaron breaks down ways the Falcons can get more production out of PItts, looking at the depth of his targets this year and compares them to other tight ends like Travis Kelce and Austin Hooper, as well as receivers like A.J. Brown to get more insight into Pitts' production. Then he breaks down whether or not the Falcons should embrace Pitts' role as a hybrid wideout or ask him to bulk up to be more of a "true" tight end. Then, he answers listener questions about Matt Gono's future in Atlanta, the potential trade value and reasons behind trading Deion Jones or Calvin Ridley, and discusses various draft strategies. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Week 17 Falcons vs. Bills Crossover Preview: Will COVID-19 Derail Falcons Chances at Upset? With Locked On Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 46:41

    Aaron is joined by Joe Marino (Locked On Bills) to preview the Week 17 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills. But first, Aaron breaks down the recent slate of Falcon players that have tested positive for COVID-19 and whether or not the team has enough depth to overcome those issues on Sunday. Then, Joe joins the show to discuss the Falcons' surprising record, Arthur Smith, Kyle Pitts, Cordarrelle Patterson, Dean Pees, and the Falcons defense. Later, they discuss the Bills playoff potential, Josh Allen's impact on the run game, the Bills pass rush, and more! Joe is on Twitter: @TheJoeMarino Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Week 16 All-22 Review: Falcons Get Conservative on Defense vs. Lions, So is Safety a Big Need?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 48:54

    Aaron reviews the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 16 win over the Detroit Lions, discussing Dean Pees' conservative game plan and whether that informs us over the safety position being a bigger need this offseason than previously thought. First, he breaks down the Falcons' high usage of zone and lack of blitz concepts against the Lions, and why that was a perplexing choice given it played against their strengths. Then, he uses that as evidence that Pees prefers a zone-heavy Cover-2-based defense as his default, and how that impacts the Falcons offseason needs along the defensive front and especially at the safety position. Then, he revisits the "talent issue" to discuss the false narrative surrounding the Falcons' lack of talent and Arthur Smith's success despite that, and instead looks at better ways to evaluate Smith's success. He also pays his respects to the passing of NFL legend John Madden. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Falcons Building a Winning Culture? Week 16 Recap with Guest Mike Rothstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 35:24

    Aaron is joined by Mike Rothstein (ESPN) to recap the Atlanta Falcons' Week 16 win over the Detroit Lions, discussing the team's "resiliency factor" as well as the big week for rookie TE Kyle Pitts. They discuss the value of "winning ugly" at this point on the calendar, the Falcons' ability to win close games as a reflection of their improved culture, Pitts' rookie success despite criticism, Foye Oluokun and Deion Jones' futures in Atlanta beyond this season, and comparing and contrasting the Dan Campbell-led Lions to the Arthur Smith-led Falcons in their first years as NFL head coaches. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Barely Get Past Lions: Week 16 Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 35:28

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons' 20-16 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16. He summarizes the game, including discussing the big days for Kyle Pitts and Foye Oluokun, as well as grades out the Falcons offense, defense and special teams. Then, he breaks down why he thought the Lions were the better-coached team and what it says about the Falcons' level of coaching and talent that they barely could pull off the victory on Sunday. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to http://built.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at http://betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will the Falcons Transform Into Run-First Offense? Plus Week 16 Keys To Victory vs. Lions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 37:09

    Aaron presents the keys to victory and key matchups for the Atlanta Falcons in their Week 16 matchup against the Detroit Lions, and answers listener questions about the importance of the run game and the team's potential regression in 2022. First, he discusses how the Falcons match up with key Lions playmakers like Amon-Ra St. Brown and Charles Harris, and how important the run defense and turnovers will be to getting the Falcons their seventh win of the 2021 season. Then, Aaron answers a pair of listener questions. The first one discusses the potential for the NFL to revert back to a run-heavy approach and whether the Falcons will follow down that path. Then, he discusses the challenges of a potentially tougher 2022 schedule, possible regression and what that would mean for the future of quarterback Matt Ryan. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A.J. Terrell Pro Bowl Snubbed?! Plus Falcons vs. Lions Week 16 Crossover Preview With Locked On Lions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 36:02

    Aaron is joined by Matt Dery (Locked On Lions) to preview the upcoming Week 16 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions, but not before Aaron breaks down which Falcon players made the Pro Bowl and which were snubbed. He discusses the reasons why Kyle Pitts and Josh Harris made the Pro Bowl, and why players like Cordarrelle Patterson, Younghoe Koo and especially A.J. Terrell among others were snubbed as alternates. Then, Matt and he break down the Week 16 matchup and discuss the impact of the Lions losing Jared Goff and other players, whether former Falcon Charles Harris can make an impact, before diving into the Falcon side of the matchup. They discuss Matt Ryan's future in Atlanta, and whether this Falcons team is still on track to finish 2021 strong after coming off a disappointing loss. Matt is on Twitter: @DerySpeaks Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Went Wrong in the Red Zone? Week 15 Falcons All-22 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 41:03

    Aaron reviews the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, focusing on the team's red-zone struggles and poor offensive line play. First, he discusses whether the team's inability to convert in the red zone was due to execution or play-calling concerns and how that contributes to the ongoing debate about whether the bulk of the Falcons' problems are due to a talent deficiency. Then, he discusses Kaleb McGary's struggles against Nick Bosa, and why despite that, he continues to believe that Jalen Mayfield is the team's biggest liability upfront. He breaks down why it's more important for the Falcons to upgrade their interior offensive line this offseason than the right tackle spot. Finally, Aaron answers a listener question about how to evaluate offensive coordinator Dave Ragone's role and contributions to the team. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's Left For the Falcons to Play For in 2021? Plus Offseason Talk with Guest Dave Choate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 29:46

    Aaron is joined by Dave Choate (The Falcoholic) to recap some positives from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers before discussing what's left for the team to play for this season and how to evaluate and improve their offensive line and defense. They discuss the play of Russell Gage and special teams among the few bright spots against the 49ers, before discussing if the recent poor performances of the Falcons offensive line is more meaningful to evaluating the unit, and then debate whether the Falcons defense should be rebuilt front-to-back or back-to-front. Then Dave shares what he thinks matters for the Falcons during the remainder of the 2021 season. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Playoff Hopes Gone After 31-13 Loss to 49ers: Week 15 Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 29:49

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons' disappointing 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. He summarizes the highs and lows of the game, including the promising early start and red-zone struggles. He grades the offense, defense and special teams before discussing whether or not this game embodies Arthur Smith's first year as a head coach in Atlanta and whether the team will show up for the remainder of the 2021 season now that their playoff hopes are dashed. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Which Atlanta Falcons Should be Headed to the Pro Bowl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 36:46

    Aaron discusses the potential playoff ramifications for the Atlanta Falcons as they enter their Week 15 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. He discusses if the outcome of this weekend's game against the Niners will be a season-defining moment for head coach Arthur Smith. Then he shares the six Falcons he put on his Pro Bowl ballot including Cordarrelle Patterson, Kyle Pitts, Chris Lindstrom, A.J. Terrell, Younghoe Koo, and Josh Harris. Finally, he answers a pair of listener questions dealing with the biggest improvements the Falcons made between their two matchups against the Carolina Panthers as well as the futures of Patterson and Dante Fowler beyond this season. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons vs. 49ers Week 15 Crossover Preview: Are the Falcons Legit Playoff Contenders? With Locked On 49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 40:16

    Aaron is joined by Brian Peacock and Eric Crocker (Locked On 49ers) to preview the Week 15 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. They discuss whether the Falcons are legit playoff contenders, the supporting cast around Matt Ryan, their ability to block Nick Bosa and other 49ers pass-rush threats, A.J. Terrell's ascendance, Jimmy Garoppolo's struggles, and if Deebo Samuel's versatility will create problems for the Falcons defense. Brian is on Twitter: @BDPeacock. Eric is on Twitter: @eric_crocker. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why the Falcons Shouldn't Extend Matt Ryan This Offseason: Week 14 All-22 Review & Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:57

    Aaron reviews the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 14 win over the Carolina Panthers and discusses the play and future of quarterback Matt Ryan. First, he answers a listener question about the potential end game for Ryan in Atlanta and discusses the team's draft options in 2022 and 2023 to find an heir apparent. Then he dives into the film from Sunday's win over the Panthers, looking at Ryan's questionable decision-making and the receivers letting him down. Then he discusses Jaylinn Hawkins' performance against Carolina, and whether he's poised to fill the shoes of injured starter Erik Harris, or whether he should have a different role in the defense. Kurt Warner's Film Breakdown of Matt Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2g5bnuh9u0 Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus.  StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analytics Tuesday: Grading Matt Ryan, Blocking & the Weapons in Falcons' Week 14 Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 34:24

    Aaron reviews the Pro Football Focus grades from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 14 win over the Carolina Panthers, discussing Matt Ryan's performance, the play of the offensive line, and if the team's receivers are better than they are often credited as. He discusses two missed opportunities by Ryan that led to his performance against Carolina being undersold, then discusses the causes behind the various grades for Kaleb McGary, Chris Lindstrom, Jalen Mayfield. He focuses on whether Mayfield's best game to date indicates he's turned a corner. Then, he looks at PFF's Yards Per Route Run metric to discuss whether or not Russell Gage, Kyle Pitts, and Cordarrelle Patterson form a better-than-average trio of weapons for Ryan to throw to, and if lack of talent is really a problem. Finally, he discusses the season-ending injury to safety Erik Harris (pectoral) and what's next for him and the Falcons safety group for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to http://built.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at http://betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at http://StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Most Complete Game to Date in the Falcons Must-Win Game Over the Panthers: Week 14 Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 35:34

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons 29-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 14, and discusses whether this was the team's most complete performance to date in 2021. He summarizes the highs and lows of the game, including the multiple takeaways and the Falcons success on the ground. He then hands out grades for the offense, defense and special teams to discuss if this was the best game the defense has played to date and the most complete game of the Falcons' 2021 season. He then discusses the challenges facing the team next week when they face the San Francisco 49ers in another "must-win" game in Week 15 to stay in control of their playoff destiny. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Will Be Challenged in the Trenches In Carolina Plus Q&A With Guest Allen Strk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 47:02

    Aaron is joined by Allen Strk (The Falcoholic) to discuss whether the Atlanta Falcons will win the battle in the trenches against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14. They discuss whether the presence of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and a new play-caller will make things tougher or easier for the Falcons to stop the run. Then, the break down the team's offensive line struggles and whether Panthers pass-rushers like Brian Burns and Haason Reddick will create havoc for the Falcons' offense. Is the Falcons' running game poised to play a big role in their offensive success? Finally, they answer a pair of listener questions about the struggles of the Falcons pass protection against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and what their offseason strategy will be dealing with the contracts of Matt Ryan, Jake Matthews, Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett and Calvin Ridley. They wonder if several of those players will get traded. Allen is on Twitter: @allen_strk Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is This A Must-Win Game For the Falcons? Week 14 Crossover Preview with Locked On Panthers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 45:55

    Aaron is joined by Julian Council (Locked On Panthers) to preview the Week 14 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. They discuss the big change last weekend in terms of the Panthers changing offensive coordinators, where things went wrong with Joe Brady and what to expect from new play-caller Jeff Nixon. They also discuss Cam Newton's return to Carolina and whether or not he and the Panthers receivers can exploit a vulnerable Falcons secondary. Then, they break down where the Falcons are with Matt Ryan, Arthur Smith, and the defense at this point in the season, and whether the Falcons' playoff chances are slim or none. Julian is on Twitter: @JulianCouncil. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where's the Pass Rush? Falcons Week 13 All-22 Film Review & Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 41:07

    Aaron reviews the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and answers listener questions. He breaks down the Falcons decision to try and man up the Bucs' receivers and how that went for them. Then, he breaks down the team's lack of pass rush and the schematic differences between Dean Pees and Raheem Morris that has led to the decline of the team's front. Then, he answers listener questions about how much credit Arthur Smith deserves for the team's improvement in one-score games. Finally, he discusses if center Matt Hennessy will remain the team's starting center for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to http://built.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at http://betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at http://StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analytics Tuesday: Another Disaster for Falcons Offensive Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 37:31

    Aaron reviews the analytics and Pro Football Focus grades from the Atlanta Falcons' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13. He looks at the grades and stats involving the Falcons offensive line and whether or not they performed as poorly as initially expected. Then he looks at the historically bad pass rush and the non-existent pressure Tom Brady saw in the game. Then, he gets into what PFF has to say about Mike Davis, Russell Gage, Richie Grant, Darren Hall. Finally, he breaks down the Falcons' roster moves including the impending return of tight end Hayden Hurst to the lineup and if he'll impact the offense down the stretch. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Falcons Making Strides? Rapid Reaction to Week 13's Loss to Buccaneers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 46:44

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons' 30-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13. He summarizes the highs and lows of the game, discussing the strong start and first-half finish for the Falcons, and whether or not play-calling is to blame for some of their second-half shortcomings. He then hands out grades for the offense, defense, and special teams, and talks about if this game represents progress for the Falcons against an opponent like the Buccaneers, or were they once again outclassed? Last, he discusses Arthur Smith's coaching and if today's loss is a step in the right direction or a step backward. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Closer Look at Arthur Smith and the Challenges Ahead for the Falcons

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 42:33

    Aaron discusses the scrutiny and pressure that Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is under to turn the team around and start winning. First, he discusses Deion Jones' potential return to the lineup on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and how it impacts the matchup before diving into why he tends to avoid the "civil war" amongst Falcon fans surrounding quarterback Matt Ryan. Then, he discusses why it's important that the team get improved play-calling in addition to a talent infusion if they hope to achieve success during Ryan's final years in Atlanta. Finally, he breaks down the challenges that the Falcons will have to overcome from a drafting, team-building, coaching, and development standpoint to achieve success along short and long-term timelines. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will the Falcons “Rise Up” vs. Buccaneers? Week 13 Crossover Preview with Locked On Bucs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 34:47

    Aaron is joined by David Harrison (Locked On Bucs) to preview the Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup in Week 13. The duo discusses whether the Bucs can overcome their injuries and if the Falcons will build off their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to defeat a better Bucs team. They discuss the Bucs' struggles on the road, whether the Falcons can man up the Bucs receivers with Antonio Brown out of the lineup, matching up with Kyle Pitts, and the potential impact of Cordarrelle Patterson on special teams in addition to the offense. Then, they break down keys to victories including the Falcons' ability to start fast and keep their foot on the gas before sharing their score predictions for this weekend's game. Follow David on Twitter: @DHarrison82. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Caused Matt Ryan's Struggles? Falcons Week 12 All-22 Film Review Plus Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 50:29

    Aaron reviews the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' Week 12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First, he breaks down the causes of Matt Ryan's struggles and looks at whether it was the quarterback, receivers, play-calling or blocking that led to another lackluster performance. Then, he answers listener questions the limited role for WR Marvin Hall, how his film review compares to Pro Football Focus' grades from Week 12, and whether Jalen Mayfield's improved run blocking will lead to more success in pass protection. Finally, Aaron looks at Drew Dalman's extended debut in comparison to Matt Hennessy and whether the team is poised to make a more permanent switch at center. He also discusses the importance of continuity and cohesion along the offensive line, before looking at the team's potential options to upgrade their offensive line in the 2022 NFL Draft before looking at other areas of the roster that could be address at the top of the draft. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us by Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to http://built.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at http://betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at http://StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Falcons Run Game Continue to Improve After Best Performance vs. Jaguars? Week 12 Recap With Guest Kevin Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:27

    Aaron is joined by Kevin Knight (The Falcoholic Live) to recap the Atlanta Falcons win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. They discuss Cordarrelle Patterson's big day, the impact of several young players seeing extended looks for the first time this year, if the improved running game can be expected to carry over into future games, and whether the Falcons are poised to surprise next week when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Kevin is on Twitter: @FalcoholicKevin. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cordarrelle Patterson Provides Spark in Falcons' Win Over Jaguars: Week 12 Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 38:30

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons 21-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. He summarizes the highs and lows of the game, looking at the career-high day of Cordarrelle Patterson (108 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns) as well as the lackluster play from both Matt Ryan and Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He then hands out his grades for the offense, defense, and special teams before outlining his final thoughts on the Falcons' playoff potential and whether or not this win changed the narrative surrounding the Arthur Smith-led Falcons. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Falcons Nullify Calvin Ridley's Contract if He Doesn't Return This Year? Black Friday Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:31

    Aaron answers listener questions, including on Calvin Ridley's potential future and why the Atlanta Falcons should be a lot more worried about Jalen Mayfield than Kaleb McGary along their offensive line. First, he breaks down what are the salary cap and contract ramifications of Calvin Ridley being on the team's Non-Football Injury list and what would happen if he did not return to the team this season due to his ongoing mental health issues. Then, Aaron breaks down why he gives Mayfield more grief than McGary and why contrary to popular opinion, the Falcons' right tackle has in fact shown progress over the past three years. Finally, he discusses whether the improved defensive performance in Week 11 against the New England Patriots is meaningful for Dean Pees' Falcons unit, as well as whether or not the team should be looking for new options at quarterback, how the Falcons talent level compares to the Las Vegas Raiders offense, and what his ideal Thanksgiving meal would be. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Falcons Get Right vs. Jaguars? Week 12 Crossover Preview with Locked On Jaguars

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:15

    Aaron is joined by Tony Wiggins (Locked On Jaguars) to preview the Week 12 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars.  They discuss what's at stake for both teams entering the weekend and if either team can get their season back on track after recent struggles. Later, they discuss Trevor Lawrence's development this year and whether he's being held back by the disarray involving the Urban Meyer-led Jaguars coaching staff. Then, they get into discussions of where to land on Arthur Smith's first year thus far as the Falcons head coach, the Falcons' talent level, Calvin Ridley's possible return and whether or not the team has buyer's remorse over their decision to select Kyle Pitts over a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Tony is on Twitter: @ShopTalkingWigg. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No Timetable on When Calvin Ridley Will Return to the Falcons

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:08

    Aaron reacts to the lack of updates on the ongoing absence of wide receiver Calvin Ridley (mental health) and not knowing when he'll make his triumphant return to the Atlanta Falcons lineup. He also discusses the lack of updates on swing tackle Matt Gono's (undisclosed/neck) status, leading him to discuss his potential future in Atlanta, as well as what plans the Falcons may have in store along the offensive line. That of course leads to the inevitable discussion of the team's current starters at right tackle and left guard in Kaleb McGary and Jalen Mayfield, and whether or not the team will express patience in developing them further in 2022 or look to upgrade either spot next offseason. Then, he breaks down the loss of punter Dustin Colquitt to the reserve/COVID-19 list and how that potentially impacts their matchup in Wek 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Week 11 All-22 Review: Can Falcons Upgrade Trenches With More Talent?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 44:58

    Aaron shares one of his key takeaways from watching the All-22 film from the Atlanta Falcons' 25-0 Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots last Thursday night, focusing on the struggles of center Matt Hennessy and the team's poor pass protection. But that leads him into a conversation looking at the parallels between the 2021 Falcons team and that of the 2015 team to see if Arthur Smith & Co. can have a comparable jump in play come 2022 if they receive a similar talent infusion as the aforementioned team did in the 2016 offseason. He compares and contrasts the two years to see if Smith is getting the most out of his players as former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan did six years ago. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. StatHero StatHero is the first of its kind Daily Fantasy Sports platform where it's YOU vs. the HOUSE in head to head fantasy matchups - winner take all. Sign up for FREE - RIGHT NOW - at StatHero.com/LOCKEDON and use promo code LOCKEDON for a One Hundred Percent Deposit Match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Falcons Get Shut Out By Patriots on Thursday Night: Week 11 Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 39:34

    Aaron shares his takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons 25-0 shutout at the hands of the New England Patriots on Thursday Night in Week 11. He breaks down the struggles of the offense in the game and their multiple turnovers, as well as the improved play of the Falcons defense. Then, he hands out grades for the offense, defense and special teams before diving into the conversation over whether or not we're approaching the end of Matt Ryan's time as the Falcons quarterback. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Getupside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Matt Ryan & Falcons Take Aim at Patriots: Week 11 Thursday Night Crossover Preview with Locked On Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 47:13

    Aaron is joined by Mike D'Abate (Locked On Patriots) to preview the Thursday Night matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in Week 11. The duo discusses the impact of rookie tight end Kyle Pitts and offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson on the Falcons offense as well as Matt Ryan, and whether or not the Falcons defense can slow down the Patriots offense. Then, they discuss the development of Patriots rookie passer Mac Jones, along with the scheming of Bill Belichick on both sides of the ball, before getting into keys to victory and betting advice. Mike is on Twitter: @mdabateNFL. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Getupside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Do the Falcons Have a Talent or Coaching Problem? Week 10 All-22 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 45:59

    Aaron reviews the film from the Atlanta Falcons 43-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 and discusses whether or not a lack of talent is the team's biggest problem. He breaks down some questionable play calls made by head coach Arthur Smith along with some execution mistakes. Then, he breaks down the dilemma the new Falcons front office will have when it comes to deciding whether they should invest in either the offense or defense to improve their roster. Finally, he looks at the misusage of tight end Hayden Hurst to discuss ways that the Falcons can adjust to better utilize the talent they have. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Getupside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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