Preseason Game 1 At NY Jets Review

As with any preseason game, evaluation is more important than outcome and with that comes good and bad so even though we lost 31-16 there were some bright spots. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Norwood (8/29, 1 TD), Snelling (10/48), Harris (3/6), Redman (1/2), Shockley (1/1). 4 of Norwood’s carries went for 4 yards or more. The only negative I saw on Norwood was the short yardage play where he didn’t...

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Coleman on the mend

Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino indicated in his Wednesday press conference that he was hopeful that defensive tackle Rod Coleman will be healthy enough to play opening weekend of the regular season. Coleman tore his quadricep at the end of April, and the initial prognosis suggested he would miss three to five months. Coleman resumed practice earlier this week, but is not expected to appear in any preseason games. Petrino indicated...

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Vick suspension not imminent

Contrary to previous reports, the AJC reports that a suspension of Michael Vick is not imminent due to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s plan to remain patient. Goodell’s patience is based upon the findings of special investigator Eric Holder. Holder was appointed by the league to gather information and evidence whether or not Vick violated the league’s personal conduct policy. There has been no formal timetable on...

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Vick to be suspended soon

Yahoo! Sports Jason Cole reports that a suspension of Michael Vick is nearing. Cole reports that two league sources indicate that either this week or next week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce that Vick will be suspended for the entire 2007 NFL season. Cole indicates that the suspension of Vick may be due to a violation of the league’s gambling policies. According to Cole’s sources, the league seems intent on...

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Petrino’s debut a loss
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Petrino’s debut a loss

Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino had his NFL debut as a head coach result in a loss 31-16 to the New York Jets. The positives from the Falcons preseason opener included pretty solid efforts from both the first team offense and defense. Joey Harrington completed 6 of 9 pass attempts for 88 yards. Jerious Norwood rushed 8 times for 29 yards and a touchdown. Jason Snelling led the team with 48 rushing yards on 10 carries. Laurent...

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Is A Winning Season Possible?

As you all know by now, Vick was indicted last month on conspiracy charges related to the dogfighting case. I am truly torn on this. Part of me wants him to be cleared and come back, but the other part is ready to move on. I have been defending the guy for years regarding his ability on the field, and he winds up having even more issues off it. I have a Vick jersey, a couple of shirts, and some memorabilia with his image/name on them...

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Falcons put Datish on IR

Although previous reports suggested that Doug Datish would only miss a limited amount of time due to a broken wrist, the Falcons ultimately decided to shut him down for the entire season by placing him on injured reserve. The team also opted to preemptively waive guard Toniu Fonoti, due to the fact that the team likes what they have seen from rookie guard Justin Blalock thus far. Replacing the pair of offensive linemen on the roster...

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Datish injures wrist

Craig Custance reported in the AJC’s training camp blog that Falcons rookie center Doug Datish is set to have surgery on his right wrist on Monday, having missed practice on Friday due to a fracture. How much time Datish will miss has yet to be determined. Coach Petrino indicated after practices that he did not expect Datish to miss much time. Datish had been working behind starter Todd McClure and P.J. Alexander as the third...

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