Falcons Highlight of the Week

Despite a mediocre at best offensive effort for the Falcons in Week 3, that side of the ball still dominates the highlights of last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The winning highlight goes to Julio Jones, for his 49-yard grab that set up the Falcons only touchdown of the game. Falcon fans finally got a chance to see the big play potential that caused the Falcons to give up so much in this year’s and next...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 3 Review

The tale of this game is the failure of the Falcons offensive line. The Bucs pretty much dominated the line of scrimmage with their front four. Brian Price was a monster, and Adrian Clayborn and Gerald McCoy each made their shares of plays. Garrett Reynolds was the only positive earner mainly because I don’t deduct for multiple pressures given up, as he gave up three. I don’t know if the Falcons have ever had a game where...

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Why is the Falcons Offense Struggling?
Sep26

Why is the Falcons Offense Struggling?

Through the first three games of the 2011 season, the Falcons offense has been a disappointment. Things that the Falcons did very well in 2010, they have not done very well in 2011. Last year, the Falcons were 3rd in the league when it came to converting third downs. This year, they are currently tied for 13th. A year ago they were 2nd in the league in time of possession, this year they are 27th. They were the least penalized team in...

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Buccaneers sink Falcons to 1-2 record
Sep25

Buccaneers sink Falcons to 1-2 record

The Falcons had a tough loss to their division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 16-13. The Falcons offense struggled early in the game, but started to make headway late to mount a comeback down 13 points in the fourth quarter. But it proved to not be enough as the Bucs were able to hold on for the win. Matt Ryan completed 26 of 47 attempts for 330 yards with a touchdown and interception. The Falcons did little on the ground...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 7 “F***aneers”

Ryan and I get together to recap the Falcons magnificent triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, as well as talk about their upcoming matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We get into some discussion over Matt Bosher’s kicking, joy over the injury the Falcons defense inflicted upon Michael Vick, and our usual Peria Jerry discussion. As we preview the Bucs game, Ryan shows little concern over our NFC South rival,...

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Forbes calls Robinson overpaid

Tom Van Riper of Forbes.com lists Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson as the second most overpaid player in the league, behind New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Atlanta Falcons’ cornerback Dunta Robinson, whose $5.5 million salary places him in the top ten at his position despite the fact that he’s never made All Pro and who is ranked by ESPN as the NFL’s 19th best corner. I wonder if Van Riper factored in the $40,000 hit that...

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Falcons Highlight of the Week

Unlike last week, the Falcons had many good plays against the Eagles that would merit being the highlight of the week. But it has to go to Tony Gonzalez for his one-handed grab in the back of the endzone to give the Falcons the lead headed into halftime. Gonzalez’s acrobatic TD catch Honorable Mentions: Turner’s 61-yard run Ray Edwards’ fumble...

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Jerry ascending in absence of Babineaux

I’m the first person to criticize how disappointing Peria Jerry’s Falcons career has been so far, but he has stepped up so far this season and is making an impact on the Falcons interior. Especially with Jonathan Babineaux out. Now Jerry’s performance still doesn’t hold a candle to Babineaux, at least the Babineaux that Falcons fans have regularly seen over the past three seasons. But Jerry has shown...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 2 Review

The Falcons did not have their most stellar performance against the Eagles, but they made plays at critical points in the game to pull out the victory. Offensively, Matt Ryan did not really get going until the fourth quarter, where he earned $7 of his $9.50 passing the ball. Michael Turner had a good start with $7 in the first half, but went quiet until his big runs late in the game. Tony Gonzalez was money in this game with his two...

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Robinson hit with $40K fine
Sep19

Robinson hit with $40K fine

The NFL fined Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson $40,000 for his illegal hit on Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Sunday night, according to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora. Robinson was flagged for a 15-yard penalty in the third quarter when he met Maclin over the middle, leading with his helmet and striking Maclin with his shoulder. Robinson had a similar hit against Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson a year ago. That hit however...

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