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Aaron provides in-depth analysis into the Atlanta Falcons. Film breakdowns, insightful interviews and other hot-button topics surrounding the Falcons are covered on the daily podcast Locked On Falcons across the entire NFL calendar from the regular season through the offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #nfl #falcons #atlanta

Aaron provides in-depth analysis into the Atlanta Falcons. Film breakdowns, insightful interviews and other hot-button topics surrounding the Falcons are covered on the daily podcast Locked On Falcons across the entire NFL calendar from the regular season through the offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #nfl #falcons #atlanta

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Aaron provides in-depth analysis into the Atlanta Falcons. Film breakdowns, insightful interviews and other hot-button topics surrounding the Falcons are covered on the daily podcast Locked On Falcons across the entire NFL calendar from the regular season through the offseason. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #nfl #falcons #atlanta

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English


Episodes

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

1/20/2022
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...

Duration:00:31:45

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

1/19/2022
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...

Duration:00:35:45

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

1/18/2022
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...

Duration:00:32:33

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

1/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:45

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

1/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:30:20

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

1/13/2022
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...

Duration:00:38:34

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

1/12/2022
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...

Duration:00:36:35

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

1/11/2022
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...

Duration:00:43:45

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

1/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:42:35

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

1/7/2022
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,...

Duration:00:39:48

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

1/6/2022
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...

Duration:00:31:42

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

1/5/2022
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...

Duration:00:33:25

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

1/4/2022
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,...

Duration:00:36:35

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

1/2/2022
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...

Duration:00:41:29

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

12/31/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:51

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

12/30/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:17

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

12/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:44:20

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

12/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:31:58

Falcons Barely Get Past Lions: Week 16 Rapid Reaction

12/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:32:53

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

12/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:37:09