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Arizona Cardinals 2019 Opponents Notes: Is this the season for the Atlanta Falcons to finish?

NFL: Atlanta Falcons-Minicamp Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons are still trying to recover from their Super Bowl failure against the New England Patriots.

In that, they have double and tripled down on their offensive skill positions while continuing to look for young, athletic playmakers on defense.

What’s going on with the Atlanta Falcons, who have owned the Arizona Cardinals over the last decade?

Let’s take a look.

Jake Matthews will be the linchpin of this new Falcons OL - The Falcoholic
The Falcons are rebuilding their entire line, and after a career season, Matthews will be the one to lead it.

Kendall Sheffield joins Atlanta with swagger, an eye on proving himself - The Falcoholic
It’s early, but the Falcons fourth rounder says he thinks he’s a first-round worthy player.

Falcons 2019 Draft: Biggest strengths and weaknesses for each draft pick - The Falcoholic
We dive into each draft pick for the 2019 class for the Falcons and pinpoint the highs and lows of their ability.

Falcons’ Julio Jones has most receiving yards ever vs. Panthers, Buccaneers, Packers - The Falcoholic
In case you were unaware, Julio Jones is good.

Devonta Freeman injury update: Falcons RB a “full go” for 2019 training camp - The Falcoholic
Dan Quinn has stated that Freeman is having an awesome offseason.

Get excited about Damontae Kazee, nickel cornerback - The Falcoholic
Kazee’s future is incredibly bright.

Falcons DE Takk McKinley had 2nd-highest pressure rate in the NFL in 2018 - The Falcoholic
Only Jerry Hughes had a higher pressure rate in 2018.

The Falcons are hoping for WR depth that offers quality redundancy - The Falcoholic
That sounds boring and terrible, but hear us out.

Falcons have the 2nd most players over 30 - The Falcoholic
If 30 isn’t the new 20 then the Falcons may have some problems in 2019.

The Devonta Freeman-Dirk Koetter reunion may be a big one - The Falcoholic
It’s easy to forget, but the Falcons drafted Freeman while Koetter was still in the building the first time.

Pass rush impossible: Takkarist McKinley practicing at linebacker because nothing matters - The Falcoholic
Why would anyone do this?

Vic Beasley is training with Bud Dupree, plans to be at mandatory minicamp - The Falcoholic
Beasley’s doing work on his own, but there’s no thought of a holdout.

A down year for Alex Mack still equals the best run blocking center play in the NFL - The Falcoholic
Did Mack slip a little in 2018? Maybe. Did he still kick ass? Yes.

Kaleb McGary, Chris Lindstrom won’t be running with the backups for long - The Falcoholic
The two first rounders feel like inevitable starters, but they’ll have to go through the rookie rigamarole first.

Who are the best candidates for Falcons Comeback Player of the Year? - The Falcoholic
Those returning from injuries and disappointing years have a good shot.

Was Marquand Manuel to blame for poor play from Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley? - The Falcoholic
We have been trying to figure out the problem with the pass rush. Dan Quinn blames coaching.

Matt Ryan isn’t a system quarterback, he is the system - The Falcoholic
Matt Ryan makes offensive coordinators, not the other way around.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan could have another big year in 2019 - The Falcoholic
With coaching changes galore, how will Ryan be impacted?

Ra’Shede Hageman is making his case early, but what kind of role might he have? - The Falcoholic
Hageman has always had the talent to be a key player, but there’s a lot working against him at the moment.

Falcons want more interceptions and more pass deflections in 2019 - The Falcoholic
Atlanta’s been slowly building a better defense, but critically, also a more opportunistic one.

Will Falcons RB Devonta Freeman bounce back for big numbers in 2019? - The Falcoholic
Will he look like 2015/2016 Devonta or 2017/2018 Devonta?

Could the Falcons trade for pass rush help before training camp? - The Falcoholic
The edge group still could use some help, to be honest.

Will Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu see his production drop in 2019? - The Falcoholic
Will Calvin Ridley eat into his production this season?

How the Falcons have built their offense by position from 2015-2018 - The Falcoholic
There have been notable trends that will likely hold up again this year.

Which Falcons players on offense project to make the Pro Bowl in 2019? - The Falcoholic
We take a look at the players who stand the best chance of being honored at the end of 2019.

Falcons to watch: What kind of 2019 role is Isaiah Oliver headed for? - The Falcoholic
A much larger one than most of the 2018 NFL Draft class, we can tell you that.

The Falcons keep doubling down on offense because it keeps (mostly) working - The Falcoholic
We all want a great defense, but generally speaking, the Falcons have won with stellar work on the other side of the ball.

Is Matt Ryan historically underrated? Taking stock of his legacy with stats and context - The Falcoholic
The case for future Canton.

Biggest hope and fear for Matt Ryan in the 2019 season - The Falcoholic
The Falcons hopes for the season hinge on this man.

Biggest hope and fear for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in 2019 - The Falcoholic
Is he set for a big year or another letdown?