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.

Was the 2012 Draft the Falcons Worst Class Ever?

In recent history, the Atlanta Falcons have been dominating the draft. Most players drafted have made a noticeable impact on the team drafted recently. For example, 2016 second-rounder Deion Jones is widely regarded a difference-maker at the middle-linebacker position, and he is only going into his second year. Then you have later picks such as

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Can Anybody Stop the Dynamic Duo?

It is pretty obvious who the best running back duo is in the NFL without bias. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are light years ahead of the next duo of running backs in the league, and Freeman (25) and Coleman (24) have not even hit their primes yet. Freeman is set to enter his last

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Way too early NFC South predictions

The Atlanta Falcons are the defending NFC champions and captured the NFC South crown that had been held by the Panthers for three seasons. The Falcons feature one of, if not the most, incredible rosters in all of football. The reigning MVP in Matt Ryan returns at the helm with the two-headed monster behind him in

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Which Falcons will be in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017?

With the NFL Draft officially in the books, there is a lot of time to kill between now and actual football. Tonight, the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 premieres on the NFL network. This show is self-explanatory, and many NFL fans watch. The players vote on opposing players is how the rankings are decided. The

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Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft 1.0

Alright Falcons fans, we all must move on and look at the present and future of this team. The draft is going to occur in less than a month, but Atlanta doesn’t having glaring weaknesses. So which guys will fit and help contribute for Atlanta? Here is my mock draft: Round 1: Takkarist McKinley (DE)

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Super Bowl LI Edition: Preview and Predictions

When: February 5, 2017 Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. EST Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Channel: FOX Radio: 92.9 The Game . Preview: The Atlanta Falcons will battle the New England Patriots in their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. The two best quarterbacks all year square off in the biggest stage of them all. Likely to be the MVP, Matt Ryan

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To the Boston Fans Who Think Super Bowl 51 Will be a Cakewalk…Think Again

In a season that has completely surpassed expectations, the Atlanta Falcons will play in the granddaddy of them all. They face the greatest head coach/quarterback duo in the history of football in Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Atlanta obliterated the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship, while the Patriots cruised against the Pittsburgh Steelers in

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Why Matt Ryan Should Be NFL MVP

There is something I have been meaning to get off my chest for the past couple of weeks. I had to wait and make sure everything was trending in an upward direction, and it sure did. The Atlanta Falcons are going to the playoffs, and if they win their last game, they clinch a first-round

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Atop the NFC South, Falcons Bye Week is Perfect Timing

Whether you want to admit it or not, the Atlanta Falcons have definitely surpassed expectations so far this season. They have won games they were not supposed to, and lost games that they should have won (Seattle). They stand on top of the NFC South at 6-4, while being 3-1 against the division. Tampa Bay

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