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.