T.I. predicts Falcons will go ‘deep into the playoffs’


Falcons fan and music mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris visited practice for the first time and helped to breakdown the team on Sunday.

In an interview with the team’s website, the Atlanta native predicted the Falcons would go “deep into the playoffs.”

T.I. performs during the Hot 107.9 "Birthday Bash 21Ó at Philips Arena on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

T.I. performs during the Hot 107.9 “Birthday Bash 21Ó at Philips Arena on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

 

 

ATLANTA FALCONS DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE
WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 18 Jordan Leslie,
6 Corey Washington
LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton, 66 Laurence Gibson
LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 64 Collin Rahrig
C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland, 69 Jake Reed
RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person, 74o Michael Huey
RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris, 79 Shahbaz Ahmed
TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 86 D.J. Tialavea, 82 Joshua Perkins,
49 Arthur Lynch
WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 15 Nick Williams, 85 J.D. McKissic, 7 David Glidden
QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub, 13 Sean Renfree, 4 Matt Sims
RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson, 20 Brandon Wilds, 30 Cyrus Gray
FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, 39 Will Ratelle
DEFENSE
DE 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 93 Dwight Freeney, 96 Nordly Capi
DT 94 Tyson Jackson, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson, 75 Brandon Williams
DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 92 Joey Mbu, 74 Chris Mayes
DE 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 49 Efe Obada
LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler, 52 Tyler Starr, 48 Ivan McLennan
LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds, 46 Dominique Tovell
LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell
CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 39 Jordan Sefon, Ryan White
CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 34 Brian Poole, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke,
33 Devonte Johnson
S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neasman
S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms
SPECIALISTS
K 3 Matt Bryant, 1 Nick Rose
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher
KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic
PR 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic
LS 47 Josh Harris
H 5 Matt Bosher

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August

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90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

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DEFENSE

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Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

 

Reader Comments 0

121 comments
Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott

THE WAY OUR SECONDARY ACTED A FOOL THIS PAST THURSDAY. BESTA BELIEVE TO THE SUPER BOWL THIS YEAR AND IN 17. MY PREDICTION I THINK WE GOT THE BADEST TEAM IN THE NFL RIGHT NOW. NO STOPING WE MAKING BIG MOVES AND BIG PLAYS THIS YEAR.# RISE UP ATLANTA OUR FALCONS NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY NEED. LET'S GO

Mike Midi
Mike Midi

Everyone from Atlanta says that,though.

Mike Flournoy
Mike Flournoy

2 church's tore down for their new stadium??

Chris Coley
Chris Coley

That's a good fan. At least he's honest enough with himself to know they won't go all the way

Jason Deems
Jason Deems

Thank God! I've so been waiting on him to tell me his thoughts on my football team.

Rick Walden
Rick Walden

Great News, T.I. I feel much better about the season now.

Norris Latimer
Norris Latimer

Not with Shannonhan!!!! The PR department must be paying him to say that!!

Dana Buff
Dana Buff

Wow!! Don't think these comments are from Falcon fans at all!! I believe in Matt Ryan he had to learn a whole knew offense. He will Rise up this year!! To all the so called fans the back up QB is Matt Schwab not Shaw?? Love my falcons!! #riseup

Bunk Free
Bunk Free

Spell check is a mother sometimes...lol

Jack Parris
Jack Parris

We hear that every year ,how many times has it happened ?

Tj Thomas
Tj Thomas

Bench Matt Ryan and you will see the greatest show on turf

Zach Harwood
Zach Harwood

Unfortunately he will probably be in jail and won't see it. Hahaha. Yeah,we are not gonna go deep into playoffs, Shanahan is still our OC!

Greg Abell
Greg Abell

I thought so too,,until I saw Ryan play! Schaub looked way better!

Shawn O'Dell
Shawn O'Dell

With can't finish in big game Ryan . I dont think so

Michael Vangilder
Michael Vangilder

The same T.I. that didn't see the failure of his restaurant coming? Not sure that I would be putting his predictions out there on line.

Bruce Chance
Bruce Chance

who cares what t.i. thinks? and when did he become a sports analyst?

Cliff Lackey
Cliff Lackey

I'm sure his cell mate said the same thing...

Jerry Pough
Jerry Pough

I have faith every season no matter how bad the previous one was.Fan for life

Lamone Wimes
Lamone Wimes

I'm with TI on this but if ATL just let Matt Ryan go and get a better qb watch you'll see the diff and who was the problem the WHOLE time

Myron Brent
Myron Brent

Falcons will win there Conference this year...

Alan Davis
Alan Davis

What u kno bout that lol hope he's right

Dave Brown
Dave Brown

a fan supporting his team and not putting them down. you supposed to put the other teams down even if our team ain't winning. Let's go Falcons! Rise up for the 2016-2017 season!

Curtis J Ware Jr.
Curtis J Ware Jr.

That's not actually what he said. He wasn't predicting there season. He lead the team in a prayer and a PEP talk during a practices session. And noted that had what it takes to go deep in the playoffs. It wasn't a prediction, but rather a fan showing support and faith in his team..

Rob Pristello
Rob Pristello

Thank god we signed Matt again and I ain't talking Matty icepik

David Heathcoat
David Heathcoat

If they 2 platoon QB. Ryan 1st half then Shaw 2nd. Matt comes out on fire. Then he becomes his nickname in the 2nd half. I will be 60 this year and pulled for the Falcons since 1968. They disappointed fans. Gee Tampa, Carolina, have better results than the older Falcons.

Carl A Durrence
Carl A Durrence

It would be one hell of a dream to them win the Superbowl

Jeremy Gentry
Jeremy Gentry

Reading these comments makes me realize that it IS true that Atlanta fans are the worst fans in the country. There's absolutely nothing wrong with thinking positive. The Falcons have made some really good moves during the offseason and will definitely be better this year. They have as good a chance as anyone to go to the playoffs and win a couple games. Come on, Atlanta "fans," try supporting your team for once...

Gavin K Johnson
Gavin K Johnson

Exactly! Now let the Falcons have a winning season and watch how all of a sudden EVERYONE in Atlanta becomes a "die hard Falcons fan"

Tim Kerby
Tim Kerby

When you've been rooting for perennial losers for 45 years it's hard to be optimistic. 1 championship in over a combined 150+ years? Go ahead and drink the kool-aid.

John McCoy
John McCoy

I feel like there's literally 25 of us the rest just suck and wait till we get good to hop off the Panthers band wagon and onto us

Jeremy Gentry
Jeremy Gentry

Agreed. Especially going to a game do you see this. 90% of people keep their faces buried in their phones while the rest of us actually cheer on our team. And fans wonder why we don't win more...

Isaac T. Spencer Jr.
Isaac T. Spencer Jr.

There is being positive and being realistic. Last season we went 8- 8 and had a much easier schedual. Now everyones saying we are going 16- 0 with the schedual we have..... never going to happen. Last season we were 5- 0 and I looked at the schedual remaining and I said we would end 9- 7 at best and everyone laughed at me and here we finished 8- 8. Be realistic. We are average most years period

Jeremy Gentry
Jeremy Gentry

NOBODY has said we're going 16-0. lol. And being positive and supporting your team is not "drinking the Kool Aid." I've been a die-hard Falcons fan for 40 years myself. I support them, win or lose. But if you go into every season thinking we're gonna suck, you might as well jump on the Panthers bandwagon with all the other so-called Falcons "fans."

Isaac T. Spencer Jr.
Isaac T. Spencer Jr.

I have been a fan since 2007. Win or lose I will still follow them. But yes I have seen plenty of comments saying we will go 16- 0 which is not true. And nothing will change within a teams performance until you change the team. You cant keep the same guys, same playbook, and expect different results. Some of these things have been addressed however it will take several years to transform this team. And sadly this will waste some of our best players talents/prime years. I just dont understand when people call everyone else fairweather fans when they simply state we got a lot of work to do before we are ever going to be a team worth a crap on a Yearly basis

Joe Bassett
Joe Bassett

They have the toughest schedule in the NFL, but I think they'll be better than last year.

Felipe Gomez
Felipe Gomez

It's hard to have real fans when 75% of our"fans" only became fans when we had all them winning seasons. People love winning. They started doing bad and everyone who became a fan just cause they were winning started complaining and are still complaining. And these younger bucks...the 90's and new millennial babies...so fragile and mentally weak...you know my own cousin.a decade younger. left the Falcons for the saints while they were all doing good. So that's that...just a bunch of people whom have 0 loyalty and just care about the W's. Don't get me wrong I want to win. The difference is I know how to lose and I know how to win. Y'all start tripping about anything and everything. Chill out. Be fans.