Michael Arkin

Michael Arkin

Founder and writer of SportsTalkATL.com. Currently a senior at the University of Alabama and an Atlanta sports fan since day one. Can be reached via e-mail at mbarkin@crimson.ua.edu.
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The Offensive Woes Continue for the Falcons

The final game to end the 2017 season for the Atlanta Falcons was at Lincoln Financial Field. The final playoff team to make it in the NFC had four opportunities to beat the Philadelphia Eagles inside the ten-yard line. They could not manage to figure it out and the Eagles moved onto the NFC Championship

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Grading the Falcons 2018 Draft Class

Round 1: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama While the Atlanta Falcons had certain positions of need, they went best player available for this selection. Calvin Ridley declared after his junior year to enter himself into the NFL Draft, with many believing he was the best receiver in the draft class. Carolina and Baltimore had the chance to

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Could Mike Ramsay be a Late Round Steal in the NFL Draft?

When you think of Duke sports, you immediately think “basketball” school. Even with that stigma, they still develop professional talent on their football team. After watching multiple Blue Devil football games, one player that stood out to me was their 6’2 defensive tackle Mike Ramsay. Ramsay looks to have the tools and intangibles to make

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Could the Falcons Secondary be the Best by the End of the Season?

Hot take alert: the Atlanta Falcons secondary has a chance to finish as the best secondary in the NFL. Many might double-take while reading that, but the secondary is one of the strongest units on this team. Why do I think this team has a chance to finish that well? Atlanta’s top cornerback returns after

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Falcons Early Week by Week Predictions: Week 3

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions Michael Arkin: Standing at 2-0 right now, Atlanta will head to the Motor City to face the Detroit Lions. Many think the Falcons will win this game and move on to Buffalo with ease. They should win this game, but Detroit has the offensive firepower to make this game harder

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Falcons Early Week by Week Predictions: Week 1

Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears Michael Arkin: The Falcons come back into the 2017 season after the worst possible ending to the 2016 season. They head up to Chicago for the first time since opening there in 2011, where Brian Urlacher and his Bears pummeled Atlanta 30-12. Unfortunately for the Bears, the Falcons have a much

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Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff Appear on Good Morning Football

Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff appeared together this morning on the NFL Network show, “Good Morning Football.” The hosts asked them all sorts of questions, asking about the team’s mottos, the new stadium, Kyle Shanahan, and how to overcome the Super Bowl loss. Quinn answered most of the questions, and talked about the “Embrace the

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Marquand Manuel: Will the New Defensive Coordinator be Ready?

Dan Quinn and the front office decided to go their separate ways after the Super Bowl, firing defensive coordinator Richard Smith. Smith had ups and downs, and eventually Quinn took over calling the defensive playcalls when he felt Smith was not dialing up the right plays. There was a noticeable difference once Quinn took over, but

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