Farewell to Roddy White, Free Agency, Marquand Manuel’s Comments, and Draft Prospects

It’s been over a month since we dropped an Atlanta Falcons related episode of Bird Brehs and naturally a lot has transpired.

AD, Rome, Trent, and guest co-host Justin (@JCity123 on Twitter) broke down all the happenings with the team and gave their predictions for the upcoming draft and remainder of free agency.

To start off, we discussed the release of Roddy White and Marquand Manuel’s interview question at the Combine to Ohio State DB Eli Apple. We also looked at the Falcons free agent signings thus far and how the salary breakdown affects team flexibility moving forward.

What will the Front 7 look like? We talked the possibility of the Falcons signing Rams free agents, James Laurinaitis and Chris Long.

To finish up we discuss some draft prospects, a few more free agents and the Falcons draft strategy. Will they go heavy defense? Trade down in the 1st round?

Thanks to Justin for hopping on the podcast with us and shoutout to the Dirty Bird Nation Facebook group, as well.

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Super Bowl 50 Preview

The Falcons aren’t in it, but as die hard football fans we still had to discuss Super Bowl 50 between the Panthers and Broncos. Trent and Rome were joined by three Panthers fans. Dom (aka Morose Zeitgeist on thecoli.com) made his 2nd appearance on the show, Jon (@jonmalexander1), and Gene (@GenoSpadez) broke down their team and the Broncos, made some predictions, and talked some trash.

There was also Falcons talk, as we discussed the Week 16 L the Panthers took at the hands of the Dirty Birds. What did the Falcons do to exploit the Panthers? Can the Broncos do the same?

Check it out!

Host Link: https://archive.org/download/SuperBowl50Preview/Super%20Bowl%2050%20Preview.mp3

2016 Offseason – Front Office & Coaching Changes

In the past 3 weeks, there have been plenty of changes in the Falcons front office and coaching staff. Rome and Trent gave their thoughts on some of the moves and how they’ll affect the Falcons in the free agency, the upcoming draft, and the 2016 season.

Episode 17 [Season Recap]

In this season finale episode, we recap the Saints game, the Falcons season, and look at personnel changes that could happen in 2016.
Saints Recap (1:00 mark), Matt Ryan/Front Office Changes (11:00 mark), Looking Back on 2nd Half Predictions (21:42 mark), Desmond Trufant’s 2015 (28:30 mark), Positions that need improvement (31:00 mark)

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Episode 16 [Panthers Recap and Saints Preview]

The Falcons sit at 8-7 heading into their season finale against the hated New Orleans Saints. AV, Rome, and Trent recapped the win over the Panthers and keyed in on some advantages the Falcons will have over New Orleans.

0:36 – Start of Panthers recap
2:50 – AV on how the Falcons shut down Cam
4:30 – Falcons Defense
8:18 – Praise of the Matt, Julio, and the offense
12:50 – Defense Stepping Up/Fan Support
20:45 – Saints Preview
21:40 – AV talks exploiting the Saints WOAT Level Defense
23:05 – Trent explains the importance of a W over New Orleans
24:45 – Do the Falcons REALLY have an advantage?
28:54 – AV gives reason numero uno why the Saints suck
33:15 – Saints are possibly in flux
38:32 – Shoutouts to listeners/outro

Host Link: https://archive.org/download/Episode16PanthersRecapAndSaintsPreview/Episode%2016%20%5bPanthers%20Recap%20and%20Saints%20Preview%5d.mp3

Week 16: Behind Enemy Lines [Carolina Panthers

It’s another Bird Brehs episode featuring Panthers fans. This time I was joined by two more members of thecoli.com message board, Bishop_BP_Jakes and SireSiah#KWU. We discussed the Panthers recent win against the Giants, Josh Norman, trash talk, and what it’ll take for the Falcons to win on Sunday.

We even found time to debate some of our favorite North Carolina based fast food restaurants.

So if you’re a fan of football, fast food and the Falcons this episode is for you!

Host Link: https://archive.org/download/BehindEnemyLinesPanthersWeek16/Behind%20Enemy%20Lines%20-%20Panthers%20%5BWeek%2016%5D.mp3

Episode 15 [Panthers Recap and State of the Team]

In a five man edition of Bird Brehs, AV, Rome, and Trent were joined by Panthers fans Greg and Dom (aka Morose_Zeitgeist on thecoli.com). There was a recap of the 38-0 blowout of the Falcons, discussion of the future of the Falcons, and the possibility of undefeated Panthers season.

There was also more debate between AV and Trent about Kyle Shanahan’s future and his role in the Falcons downfall.

AV also snuck in, Reason #6432 Why The Saints Suck, informative as always.

Host Link: https://archive.org/download/BirdBrehsEpisode15/Bird%20Brehs%20Episode%2015.mp3

Week 14: Behind Enemy Lines [Carolina Panthers]

For the first time in a while we actually found a fan from Behind Enemy Lines! AV and Rome were joined by Panthers fan Pat. Just like the five Bird Brehs, he frequents thecoli.com and goes by Henry Orbit on the message board. He broke down his hometown squad, identified key matchups, and gave us a score prediction. We also discussed NFC South rivalries, Josh Norman’s emergence, the significance of December 9, and compared the Dirty Bird and Dabbin.

Shout out to the Coli.com, the message board and its members have held us down since the first episode. Salute!

Host Link: https://archive.org/download/BELPanthers/BEL%20-%20Panthers.mp3