Leftwich promoted as starter

The Falcons announced today that quarterback Byron Leftwich will start this weekend against the New Orleans Saints. He takes over for Joey Harrington, who has been the starter through the first six weeks leading the Falcons to a 1-5 record. This move seemingly became an inevitability when head coach Bobby Petrino opted to bench Harrington in the fourth quarter two weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans. Leftwich, then the No. 3...

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Giants roll over Falcons
Oct16

Giants roll over Falcons

The Falcons lost to the New York Giants on Monday Night football by a score of 31-10, in which they were soundly beaten on both sides of the ball. Very few positives result from a loss which takes the Falcons to 1-5 on the season. Joey Harrington led the team passing, completing 18 of 39 passes for 209 yards and an interception. On the ground, Jerious Norwood had 6 carries for 87 yards, including the team’s lone score on a...

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Game #5 AT Tennessee Titans Review

Nothing but wasted opportunities and a game where the the o-line reverted back to prior form. Harrington started off okay but the pressure really got to him in the 3rd quarter and you could tell he was rushing throws. Norwood really needs to get more carries and Mughelli needs to be on the field more. The other thing I question is with 1-G on the 1, why not sneak Leftwich 4 straight times? As big as he is, he’s bound to break...

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Coleman could get first action of the season on Monday night

Updating this week’s injury report, the Falcons are listing only two players as out for Monday night’s contest against the New York Giants. Those player are offensive tackle Todd Weiner and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Weiner is expected to miss two to six weeks with a knee injury and Nicholas suffered a high ankle sprain last weekend and will miss two weeks. Defensive tackles Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and Rod Coleman...

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Weiner out as well

The AJC reports that offensive tackle Todd Weiner is out 2-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Weiner injured the knee during last weekend’s game against the Titans, missing a part of it, but managed to return at the end when left tackle Wayne Gandy went down with a torn ACL. On Tuesday the Falcons placed Gandy on injured reserve, ending his season. Now they will be without their right tackle for a lengthy period...

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Falcons can reclaim $20 million from Vick

NFL Special Master Stephen Burbank ruled in favor of the Falcons after hearing last week their arguments in their attempts to recoup millions in signing bonus money from suspended quarterback Michael Vick. Burbank’s ruling says that the Falcons are entitled to $19.97 million in bonus money that has been paid to Vick over the past three years since he signed his landmark $130 million deal in December 2004. The ruling is...

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Gandy goes on IR
Oct09

Gandy goes on IR

The Falcons placed injured offensvie tackle Wayne Gandy on injured reserve today. He suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s matchup against the Titans. To fill his spot on the roster, the team promoted Renardo Foster to the starting lineup, and signed Harvey Dahl off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. Gandy’s injury came on the Falcons final drive, and he was carted off the field as he was unable to leave under his own...

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Titans take down Falcons
Oct07

Titans take down Falcons

The Falcons record drops to 1-4 as they lost to the Tennessee Titans 20-13. It was a game marred by poor offensive play on the Falcons part despite five Titans turnovers and several big plays on special teams. Joey Harrington struggled, completing 16 of 31 passes for only 87 yards with an interception that was returned 76 yards for a score. He was replaced by Byron Leftwich in the fourth quarter, who also failed in providing a spark....

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Game #4 VS Houston Texans Review

Finally, a win! Great showing by the team this week. The offense is continuing to develop. On defense, Lewis Sanders is the weak link and simply not cut out to be a starter. Hopefully, Chris Houston will be ready soon and even if not, I’d almost rather him take his lumps than have Sanders start. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Dunn (18/62), Norwood (9/29), and Harrington (1/-1). Effective Runs (4 yards or...

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Coleman and Hall questionable

Despite being able to participate on a limited basis in practice this week, including working with the first team defense, defensive tackle Rod Coleman is not completely back. He is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report for this Sunday’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Also listed as questionable is cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who suffered an ankle injury in practice. Coleman has yet to play a down this...

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