As if losing Julio Jones for the rest of the season and Roddy White being used primarily as a decoy due to his nagging injuries wasn’t enough, Atlanta may also have to make due without Tony Gonzalez and Julio’s replacement, Harry Douglas this week against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
It’s a scary thought but whoever loses this game will probably assure their team a top five NFL Draft pick for 2014.
Already reeling at 1-4 this season, the Atlanta Falcons have to consider their upcoming game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a “must-win” if they want to make a playoff run.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.
Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
Ira Kaufman joins Jason Goff with a report from Buccaneers camp. They talk about Josh Freeman, Doug Martin, and that offensive line. . . . .
This weekend witnessed its first preseason game, and in no time the bid for the Super Bowl will be well under way.
The good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.
Welcome back to another update of the weeks’ events. Here’s a glimpse at the latest happenings around the NFC…