This weeks practices at Flowery Branch saw players who did not practice but are expected to be starting Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, and some backup players who earned a spot through their hard work during the preseason.
If Atlanta didn’t already have hopes to beat Seattle yesterday, with the announcement of Chris Clemons torn ACL and meniscus, they certainly do now.
With an extra week off before their next game, the Falcons need to remember the positives when a teammate is injured. With Dunta Robinson and John Abraham injured in Week 17, the training staff has good news for Falcons Nation about their return.
Specifically, the secondary of Atlanta will be the most shallow. With two starting secondary players, this may be the game where Atlanta seed how deep their defense truly is.
While not exactly avenging last season’s Playoff loss to the Giants, the Falcons showed the NFL that they may actually be as good as their record is. Doubters beware: this Falcons team is dangerous.
As a twist on the famous Shakespeare quote: To bench or not to bench? That is the question that plagues many an NFL head coach once his team’s place in the NFL Playoffs is determined. Just don’t expect Atlanta to follow the norm.
With less than four days after their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons must suit up and face another divisional foe. The question remains if the shortened work week will mean more injuries for either team.
Playing your conference rival is always a much more physical and emotional game. Following their first loss of the season, the Falcons may just need a few extra days to recover from this one.
How do you rate the worth of each professional athlete? Is it simply the statistics they produce or does the money they make from merchandizing and everything else come into play? Regardless of the measurements, Michael Turner simply isn’t worth what the Falcons are paying him.
Along with quarterback Matt Ryan, head coach Mike Smith has taken the Atlanta Falcons from an inconsistant team into a perpetual winning franchise. While the two have only been with the Falcons since 2008, this tandem has rewritten the record books for the franchise and show no sign of slowing up any time soon.