Falcons Midseason Superlatives
Nov10

Falcons Midseason Superlatives

Here are my picks for the Falcons players most deserving of these superlative awards through the first half of the 2011 season: Offensive MVP: Tony Gonzalez This was tough because in recent games, Michael Turner is probably the most valuable player on offense. When Turner runs well, the Falcons tend to win. But I thought Gonzo is deserving because he’s been consistent throughout the entire first half of the season. Turner was...

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Moneyball 2011 – 1st Half Statistics

Here are the accumulated stats from the first 8 games of this year based on Moneyball rules. Here is a link to the glossary. Also you can check out the stats from the first quarter of the season by clicking here. The numbers in the parentheses () indicate the totals accumulated in the last four games. PASSING1st3rd20+40+TDPTINTSkdTOTALS Matt Ryan40 (12)33 (16)14 (6)5 (3)12 (6)48 (23)9 (5)0.5 (0)$63.50 ($24) Chris Redman000001...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 9 Review

This was a solid execution of the Falcons signature game plan. They wanted to run the ball well, and they did. They minimized penalties and mental mistakes, with Svitek’s holding call being the lone play that stood out in the negative. Big earnings for Turner, Rodgers, and even Snelling and Jones got into the act. The offensive line graded out its best this week collectively mainly because of their ability to beat the Colts in...

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Jones lifts Falcons over Colts
Nov06

Jones lifts Falcons over Colts

The Falcons had a dominant performance to earn their fifth win of the season with a 31-7 rout of the winless Indianapolis Colts. It marks the team’s second straight road win, coming off last week’s bye week, and a complete victory as they controlled the game in all three phases. Matt Ryan led the team, completing 14 of 24 passes for 275 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception.  Michael Turner had a solid showing on the...

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Jones to return against the Colts

This week’s injury report was released today and indicated that wide receiver Julio Jones is expected to play this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts, as he was listed as probable. Jones injured his hamstring during the Falcons Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers, missing the ensuing pair of games. Along with Jones, defensive end John Abraham, tight end Tony Gonzalez, center Todd McClure, and cornerback Chris Owens were...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 10 “Dead Duck”

Coming off the Falcons bye week, Ryan and I are back to discuss the team’s upcoming matchup against the Indianapolis Colts and whether or not the Falcons victory is a foregone conclusion. We also get into a heated debate over whether the Falcons are the best team in the NFC South, and whether or not this team is headed in the right direction. Later, after both of us calm down, Ryan wants a recap of my activities during the...

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Baker to miss 3-4 weeks

The Falcons announced on Wednesday that tackle Sam Baker will miss the next three to four weeks with a back injury. The same injury that held him out of the team’s win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7. In his absence, Will Svitek got the start at left tackle. The team signed Svitek’s former Stanford teammate Kirk Chambers last week to bolster depth at the position. Chambers started three combined games as a replacement for...

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2012 Mock Draft – Top 46 Picks
Nov01

2012 Mock Draft – Top 46 Picks

I spent my bye week trying to catch up on as much college football as I could to prep for this mock draft. It’s the first 46 picks, because at this point, the Falcons first pick will be the 46th overall due to their trading their top pick to Cleveland. So here is my mid-October projection of what next year’s draft could look like through the first round and a half. 1. Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*...

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