Last week, the questions were all about running back Michael Turner. This week, the media focused on defensive end John Abraham.
With the arrest of Turner, several questions about his availability arose. Smith didn’t give any clear response as to whether or not the Falcons plan on having Turner suit up for the San Diego game.
Simply put, Smith said “there are certain parameters that are set in place by the collective bargaining agreement which is between the NFL and the NFLPA. Those guidelines will be followed in terms of what we can and cannot do. If there is going to be any internal discipline, than that it will stay internal.”
If Atlanta is to come away victorious on Monday, they need to make the most of their offensive possessions. “You definitely want to take advantage of the ball when you have it,” said Smith. “You don’t want to end a drive with a turnover and lose a possession…if they’re playing efficiently and moving the football you may have to match them drive for drive. That’s the beauty of the game.”