Turner arrested, charged with DUI

Per a report by the AJC, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested and charged with DUI early this morning following the team’s Monday Night Football win over the Denver Broncos. Turner was pulled over for going 97 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 north of Atlanta just after 4 am. The arresting officer smelled alcohol on Turner, and was arrested and jailed. He was released around 7 am this morning on $2,179 bond. In the...

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Defense stymies Broncos on Monday Night
Sep18

Defense stymies Broncos on Monday Night

The Falcons extended their record to 2-0 with a 27-21 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. It marks the fifth straight season where the Falcons won their home opener under Mike Smith. Matt Ryan had another strong performance, completing 24 of 36 passes for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added 19 yards on 6 carries on the ground. Michael Turner led rushers with 42 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown but the...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 21 “Enhanced Pregame”

Through the magic of the internet and the ability to splice the meat of three separate live podcasts together, Ryan and I preview and then recap our thoughts on the Falcons win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. You’ll also hear my thoughts on what matchups to look out for in an extensive preview of the Falcons’ Week 2 contest against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Other topics include the injury to Brent...

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Turner Could be X-Factor vs. Broncos
Sep12

Turner Could be X-Factor vs. Broncos

Part of my preliminary scouting report against the Broncos suggests that the Broncos pass rush is going to be a formidable matchup for the Falcons. Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil are the exact type of defensive ends that typically have given Sam Baker and Tyson Clabo fits in the past. And because of this strength of the Bronco defense, it has the potential to cancel out the greatest strength of the Falcons offense: their passing...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 1 Review

I would have posted this yesterday, but I wanted to take a look at the All-22 film to see if it would modify my scoring. And it did to a slight degree, as I should have because I was able to get a better look at the line play and secondary play. So I had to reassign a missed block here, a blown coverage there, that you just don’t get a clear picture of when it comes from the normal television broadcast viewpoint. The Coaches...

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Falcons pick up CB Terrence Johnson

Adam Caplan of The Sideline View initially broke the news, and the Falcons eventually confirmed that they had signed cornerback Terrence Johnson. Johnson will take over the roster spot of Brent Grimes, who was placed on injured reserve after rupturing his Achilles in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson played last year with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in 10 games with 2 starts, predominantly as a nickel...

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Manley added to practice squad; Harris joins Saints

The Falcons formally announced that guard Phillip Manley was signed to the practice squad, a move expected after being waived Saturday. Manley will be taking the spot of D.J. Davis on the team’s practice squad. But another practice squad spot has now become available since tackle Bryce Harris was signed by the New Orleans Saints to their active roster. Both Manley and Harris were undrafted free agents for the team, signed this...

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Grimes out for year with Achilles injury
Sep10

Grimes out for year with Achilles injury

The Falcons announced on twitter today that cornerback Brent Grimes would be gone for the year with an Achilles injury. Grimes left the second half of yesterday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs with what was deemed a calf injury. The exact nature of Grimes injury has not been disclosed, but it is likely Grimes suffered a torn Achilles and will require season-ending surgery. The team announced that Grimes would go on injured...

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Falcons rout Chiefs with 40-24 win
Sep09

Falcons rout Chiefs with 40-24 win

The Falcons opened their 2012 regular season strongly with a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. It was the first opening day win for Mike Smith on the road in his tenure, and the third time in five seasons that the Falcons have begun their season with a win. Matt Ryan had an excellent game, completing 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed for 25 yards on the ground on 3 carries with a...

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Falcons activate Davis from practice squad

Aaron Wilson of the Scout.com reported earlier today that the Falcons would be activating wide receiver Drew Davis from their practice squad to their active roster. Later, Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com tweeted that the Falcons would cut guard Phillip Manley to make room for Davis. Davis will serve as the team’s fifth wide receiver, after the recent release of Tim Toone. Manley made the team as an undrafted free agent, and will...

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