Falcons vs. Bengals: Announcers Youth Brandon Fusco Jersey , channel, streaming, odds and more for Week 4 We’re a couple days away from more Falcons football. Don’t go! We’re having fun here.We’re all beginning to accept that this Falcons team is not going to resemble the team we thought we were getting coming into the year. That elite defense is not going to happen, not with players hurt and disappointing to this point. The offense, meanwhile, may actually be better than we anticipated, if the last two weeks are any guide. That makes this team more like the Mike Smith Falcons of yore, with a defense that is good enough to get by (or perhaps a bit more) and an offense that has to carry the team. This week will provide a solid test of how that reality is going to work out for these Falcons in the weeks to come. The Saints game was a good test, as well, but the Bengals are (on paper) a bit less potent on offense and a bit more robust on defense. It’s another opportunity for the offense to prove they’re for real, and for the defense to show they can do something other than just sort of continuously roll over for nearly 75 minutes. A win would help us all feel better about what’s ahead. A loss here still doesn’t kill the Falcons, but it puts them in a pretty deep hole and will cast further doubt on their ability to contend. At best, they’ll have a razor thin margin the rest of the way, so knocking off the Bengals is, if not a must, a strong want. Here’s the key information you need. Falcons vs. Bengals key infoTime: Sunday, September 30, 1:00 p.m. ESTLocation: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GeorgiaTV Channel: FOXStreaming: FuboTVAnnouncers: Greg Gumbel, Bruce Arians, Trent Green Radio: 92.9 The GameOdds: The Falcons are favored by nearly a touchdown at homePrediction: Falcons win, 31-27Key Questions: What will this Falcons defense look like with Damontae Kazee and Jordan Richards playing safety full-time? Will Takk be back and making an impact, and can other pieces of the pass rush step up? Will the Falcons hang 30 on a team for the third straight week? SB Nation Opposition Site: Cincy Jungle Twitter: @TheFalcoholicFacebook: www.facebook.com/TheFalcoholic2018 Falcons ScheduleWeek 1: Falcons @ Eagles, Thursday Night Football, LossWeek 2: Falcons vs. Panthers, WinWeek 3: Falcons vs. Saints, LossWeek 4: Falcons vs. Bengals, Sunday September 30 1:00 p.m.Week 5: Falcons @ Steelers, Sunday October 7 1:00 p.m.Week 6: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, Sunday October 14 1:00 p.m.Week 7: Falcons vs. Giants, Monday Night Football October 22 8:15 p.m.Week 8: BYE WEEKWeek 9: Falcons @ Redskins, Sunday November 4 1:00 p.m.Week 10: Falcons @ Browns, Sunday November 11 1:00 p.m.Week 11: Falcons vs. Cowboys, Sunday November 18 1:00 p.m.Week 12: Falcons @ Saints, Thursday Night Football - Thanksgiving November 22 8:20 p.m.Week 13: Falcons vs. Ravens, Sunday December 2 1:00 p.m.Week 14: Falcons @ Packers, Sunday December 9 1:00 p.m.Week 15: Falcons vs. Cardinals Youth Terrell McClain Jersey , Sunday December 16 1:00 p.m.Week 16: Falcons @ Panthers, Sunday December 23 1:00 p.m.Week 17: Falcons @ Buccaneers, Sunday December 30 1:00 p.m. JUCO football doc series Last Chance U is now back with its third season on Netflix. It’s excellent again.In light of that, it's time to catch up on where the show's alumni are for the 2018 season. These aren't all the players who went through East Mississippi Community College during its two seasons or Independence CC during Season 3, but they are the ones the show's featured most prominently.(Some spoilers, obviously.)Season 1 at EMCCEMCC’s leadership got a major shake-up at the end of 2016. Tempestuous head coach Buddy Stephens is still at EMCC for 2018, but OC Marcus Wood is off the coaching staff, DC Ed Holly left to become the head coach at Westminster Christian School in Florida, and QB coach Clint Trickett left for the tight ends job at FAU.Buddy Stephens at EMCCSteve Dietl / Courtesy of Sony PPerhaps more importantly, Brittany Wagner, the players’ (and viewers’) favorite grown-up on campus, left to start an athletic counseling business and join the staff of a Michigan high school.Brittany Wagner at EMCCNetflixQB John Franklin III, formerly of Florida State, was long hyped as Auburn's next star JUCO QB. At Auburn, he switched to WR, then moved to Lane Kiffin’s “Last Strike U” at FAU. He’s now an undrafted DB with the Chicago Bears.John Franklin III at FAUJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsQB Wyatt Roberts left to attend Mississippi State as a regular student, where Dan Mullen invited him to walk on as a scout-teamer. Roberts is now entering the steel industry. In 2016, Wagner joined the two Season 1 QBs at Auburn-MSU:RB D.J. Law signed with UAB but didn’t join the Blazers. Injuries and academics hampered him, and head coach Bill Clark said the RB could play in the NAIA (non-NCAA college ball) or Canada.D.J. Law at EMCCNetflixDL Ronald Ollie, Season 1’s comic relief and most beloved player among viewers, transferred to FCS Nicholls State. He recorded 41 tackles and this Piesman-worthy TD, then hoped to transfer up to FBS, but will keep playing at Nicholls for 2018. DL Marcel Andry followed Ollie, then completed his eligibility at Nicholls.Marcel Andry and Ronald Ollie at EMCCNetflixDB C.J. Reavis became one of Marshall’s leading tacklers for two years, then signed a UDFA deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before EMCC, he was expected to start for Virginia Tech until a murky dismissal.QB Chad Kelly, mentioned a few times during the show as a former EMCC great, became the NFL Draft’s Mr. Irrelevant out of Ole Miss and is on the Denver Broncos’ depth chart.Chad Kelly in DenverRon Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsRB Isaiah Wright, who took over for Law as the team's top RB in 2016, signed with Division II West Georgia after a brutal year, but he left that school before the 2017 season. In September 2017, he was charged in connection with a murder in Tennessee and jailed. In August 2018, prosecutors dropped a homicide charge against him, as Wright pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery facilitation charge. Wright left jail and received a five-year supervised probation sentence. Isaiah Wright at EMCCNetflixThe Last Chance U packHow JUCO football works, explained quickly25 of the greatest JUCO alumni everThe new head coach takes you to “football jail”LCU director explains the show’s new universityQ&A with John Franklin III, reality-show QB to NFL DBSeason 1 reviewSeason 2 reviewSeason 3 reviewSeason 2 at EMCCQB De'Andre Johnson was booted by FSU after video showed he'd punched a woman at a bar. At EMCC, the show depicts Division I coaches being cautious about showing interest in him. He played in only a handful of games for Kiffin’s FAU in 2017, due to blood clots Authentic Matt Ryan Jersey , but is competing for the Owls’ 2018 starting job.DL Chauncey Rivers, kicked out by Georgia over weed, can now suit up for Mississippi State after being ruled ineligible in 2017. He’ll be part of a loaded rotation at the edge and is hopefully still making rap songs about how much he loves his mom.LB Dakota Allen lost his spot at Texas Tech because of a burglary charge but returned after leading EMCC in tackles and appearing to be a model citizen on the show. He’s arguably Texas Tech’s best player heading into 2018.Dakota Allen at Texas TechMichael C. Johnson-USA TODAY SportsDL Tim Bonner is also still at FAU. You wouldn't put it past Kiffin to add people just because they're on a TV show, but Bonner — a former Louisville signee and Ole Miss commit — certainly has talent. He saw action on special teams in 2017.Tim Bonner at EMCCSteve Dietl / Courtesy of Sony PDL Kamonte Carter suited up for Pitt against his former school, Penn State. Carter landing a Power 5 spot was likely a surprise to EMCC position coach Davern Williams, based on their filmed relationship. Carter’s now a redshirt junior at FCS Duquesne, yet another Pennsylvania school.Kamonte Carter at EMCCSteve Dietl / Courtesy of Sony PQB Vijay Miller, Johnson’s true freshman backup who was totally outmanned in his one start but then saved EMCC with a Hollywood-grade clutch throw, is now throwing for a little team known as the San Diego Padres’ minor league system.Season 3 at IndependenceThe show’s third year depicts the 2017 season at Indy CC in Kansas. Head coach Jason Brown is still at Independence in 2018 after leading a turnaround to 9-2 and a bowl win in 2017.Jason Brown at IndependenceNetflixLaTonya Pinkard, who puts in extra time as a mentor to several players and emerges as a much-needed contrast to the bellowing Brown, is still at Indy as an associate English professor.Malik Henry, the show’s third Florida State transfer QB in three years, was Indy’s primary passer for nine games before freshman Drake Smith took over. Henry didn’t sign with a new school.Malik Henry at IndependenceNetflixOT Tramonda Moore, who signed with Oklahoma State out of high school, remained a four-star at Indy and went to Oklahoma, which both Moore and the Sooners wanted all along. But the Sooners dismissed him in November. After a strong 2017 that included 518 total yards in the season’s two biggest games (and a lot of those big runs behind Moore), RB Rakeem Boyd is at Arkansas. He’s a former Texas A&M three-star.RB Kingston Davis, who struggled for playing time behind Boyd and the hard-running Jamal Scott, landed at UAB.WR Carlos Thompson, the star receiver who’s out of Division I eligibility after signing at Texas Tech in 2013, is now at Division II Missouri Western State, the school whose recruiter brags on the show about a very expensive Jumbotron.WR Calvin Jackson Jr. signed with Washington State. The Floridian’s WSU connection is via a Cougars assistant who coached at Toledo, where Jackson was previously committed.Rakeem Boyd, Malik Henry, and Calvin Jackson Jr. at IndependenceNetflixCB Delrick Abrams Jr., an unrated recruit out of high school, gained a load of Power 5 offers while at Indy, committing to play in 2018 for Colorado, but finishing his 2017 season for the Pirates first. DT Emmit Gooden, a four-star Arkansas commit during most of LCU’s Season 3, has a chance to start for Tennessee in 2018. That’s full circle, because the Vols were the West Tennessee native’s first offer, four years earlier.In June, LB Bobby Bruce was charged with armed robbery near his hometown of Titusville, Florida. Indy doesn’t expect him back.OL Kerry Buckmaster, who had no offers out of high school and is shown battling injury and a position switch, is now at Division II Lindenwood.Season 4?Guess we’ll see how things go IRL for ICC this year.
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