Brewing up a hot pot of Links.
It is Thursday and the Falcons are heading to London for a spot of tea with the New York Jets. Is a 9:30 am match-up exciting? Maybe! Both teams could really use a win. London games are notorious for poor play, and the Falcons still have some injury question marks.
Let’s round up the latest news.
What’s going on in London
We know Falcons fans are heading to London, because what is more beautiful than London in October? Dave found some of the top things to do for Falcons fans this weekend.
Stephon Gilmore joins Carolina
Interesting to see what teams do with cap space. The Carolina Panthers, likely shocked Sam Darnold isn’t an unmitigated disaster, are pushing all their chips into the middle of the table with their latest move. Panthers may edge out Tampa as the favorite to win the NFC South.
We looked at the defensive game film and it mad us sad
Allen Strk continues with his in-depth film review. This week he looked at the defense. Despite some off-season tough talk, the team lost a lot of talent and couldn’t afford to replace multiple starters. Four weeks in and the lack of talent is apparent.
The Falcons shuffled the depth chart with Isaiah Oliver’s injury
Thanks to exceedingly poor drafting and cap management under the prior regime, Atlanta’s 2021 depth chart offered so little latitude for injuries before we hit serious issues. Those issues are here in the latest depth chart.
We gambling on the Falcons?!?!
The Falcons are 3-point favorites in London. The Falcons have also beaten the spread only once in four games. I am not optimistic.
Three starters failed to practice on Wednesday
Atlanta is desperate to get back playmakers like Marlon Davison and Russell Gage. Both failed to practice on Wednesday. Stay tuned to see if either make the trip to London.