Falcons lose Moore for season

To make room for running back Aaron Stecker, the Falcons placed rookie safety William Moore on the injured reserve. Moore had been sidelined most recently with a hamstring injury. Moore was a second round pick for the team this past April, and marks the second of this year’s draft class to wind up on the injured reserve. First round pick Peria Jerry was injured in the team’s second game. Moore had only been active for two...

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Falcons set to add Stecker
Oct27

Falcons set to add Stecker

ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas reports that the Falcons will add free agent running back Aaron Stecker to the roster today. Stecker is a 9-year veteran that has spent the last five seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Pro Football Talk reported last week that the team had worked out Stecker among other free agent running backs. The team’s interest in running backs likely stems from recent injuries to Jerious Norwood and Ovie...

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Falcons disappointed in Dallas
Oct25

Falcons disappointed in Dallas

The Falcons lost their second game of the season in a 37-21 loss on the road to the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons got behind early, and were unable to make enough ground to pull out the victory. Matt Ryan had a tough day, completing 19 of 35 passes for 198 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. On the ground, Jason Snelling led rushers with 68 yards on 7 carries. Michael Turner added 50 yards on 18 carries and a score. Roddy White...

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Moneyball – First Quarter Stats

Here are the compiled stats from the Falcons first four games, based on Moneyball measures. PASSING1stD3rd Conv20+40+TDPoor ThrowsINTSkdTotal Matt Ryan261811171720$52.00 RUSHING5+ yd1st D3rd Conv10+ ydYAC (5+)TDTotal Michael Turner1691444$44.00 Jerious Norwood501100$7.00 Jason Snelling202120$6.00 Matt Ryan002001$4.00 Ovie Mughelli000010$1.00 RECEIVING1st D3rd Conv20+40+YACTDDropTotal Roddy White6421133$18.00 Tony Gonzalez5720123$16.00...

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Falcons re-sign Fudge

The Falcons re-signed safety Jamaal Fudge today to fill the roster spot vacated with the injury to cornerback Brian Williams. Fudge was cut by the team before the start of the season in a move to free up the spot that Williams would take. Fudge played in 11 games last year for the Falcons and finished the season with 11...

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Williams out for the season
Oct19

Williams out for the season

The Falcons announced that starting cornerback Brian Williams was placed on injured reserve today, after suffering a torn ACL and other related knee damage in last night’s game vs. the Chicago Bears. Williams, an acquisition picked up from the Jacksonville Jaguars has served as the team’s starting corner since opening day. Williams finishes the season with 18 tackles, 3 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery,...

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Let’s make a deal

The minute I mention the word trade, I’m sure it’s only going to take a few seconds before Glenn Dorsey’s name pops into the head of someone out there. Why? Truth be told, the majority of Falcon fans wanted the team to draft him back in 2008 instead of Matt Ryan, and the notion that the team can still land their “franchise” defensive player along with their franchise quarterback is appealing to many....

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Falcons leap over Bears
Oct19

Falcons leap over Bears

The Falcons fought the Bears to another fantastic finish with a 21-14 victory at home on Sunday Night Football. The Falcons defense came through with a stop at their own 10-yard line with 30 seconds left to preserve the victory. Matt Ryan led the way completing 19 of 33 passes for 185 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Michael Turner had 30 yards on 13 carries on the ground with a touchdown. Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez shared...

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Moneyball – Week 5 Review

A strong performance for the Falcons, taking advantage of a lot of early opportunities. Here are the offensive numbers. There was a holding call that did not get attributed to any player officially. I gave it to Blalock from the looks of it. PLAYERPASSRUSHRECBLOCKSPECPENPLAYTOTAL Michael Turner$0$16$0$0$0-$1$2$17.00 Matt Ryan$12$2$0$0$0$0$2$16.00 Roddy White$0$0$13$0$0-$3$2$12.00 Todd McClure$0$0$0$3$0$0$2$5.00 Jerious...

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Ryan is an MVP
Oct12

Ryan is an MVP

Oh, not for the league. At this point, the only thing that is going to stop a guy named Manning from winning that award this season is a visit from Tonya Harding’s ex-husband. But in the context of the Atlanta Falcons, it’s no doubt who is their most valuable player this season. Last year, while Matt Ryan got the love from the media, Michael Turner was the team’s most valuable player. For a handful of games, Matt...

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