Moneyball 2011 – Week 6 Review

Michael Turner had a solid game, and looked like the old Michael Turner throughout this game, breaking tackles and getting yards after contact. Ovie Mughelli looked back to be in his old form. Granted, it did come against a horrible Panthers run defense, but it’s still somewhat promising for the rest of the year. The Falcons dominated a run defense that they should have dominated. Despite this however, I think the Falcons still...

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Falcons Highlight of the Week

The Seahawks game was a coming out party for Julio Jones, but this week’s highlight has to go once again to the veteran Tony Gonzalez for his spectacular one-handed catch in traffic. Tony Gonzalez’s one-handed grab Honorable Mentions: Ryan’s 45-yard pass to Jones Lofton’s INT off a tipped pass from Peterson...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 4 Review

This is a tale of two halves. In the first half the Falcons looked really sharp. Their running game was effective, they made some nice throws down field, and converted their third downs. In the second half, their running game evaporated and thus they had difficulty converting on third downs, and Ryan missed on a lot of his throws downfield. The Falcons defense got soft, and their inability to get pressure with their front four...

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Lofton could be in store for a big year

Twelve weeks ago, I wrote that the Falcons needed middle linebacker Curtis Lofton to step up this year. And according to a write-up by the National Football Post’s Dan Pompei, it seems like the coaching staff thinks the same way. Because according to Pompei the Falcons coaching staff have given Lofton more leeway to be a leader in the middle of that defense. Pompei writes that Lofton will be given the responsibility of calling...

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Spoon’s growth could boost Falcons defense
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Spoon’s growth could boost Falcons defense

When the Falcons drafted linebacker Sean Weatherspoon with last year’s first round pick, they were hoping that together with middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, it would form a stabilizing core in the middle of the team’s defense. Weatherspoon got off to a promising start as a rookie, but a mid-season injury derailed much of his progress. If he can bounce back and have a strong 2011 season, then the Falcons defense can...

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