Found November 15, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 8-1 I’ve said it several times before. There’s only so long you can play inferior teams close before one of them beats out and that’s what happened in New Orleans last week. Fortunately, their remaining schedule isn’t that hard (vs. Arizona, @ Tampa Bay, vs. New Orleans, @ Carolina, vs. NY Giants, @ Detroit, vs. Tampa Bay), so they should probably still be able to get the #1 seed, but I wouldn’t like their chances with someone like Chicago coming to town in the NFC Championship game. Studs TE Tony Gonzalez: Caught 11 passes for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 attempts on 52 pass snaps, 1.9 YAC per catch, 1 interception when thrown to WR Roddy White: Caught 7 passes for 114 yards on 12 attempts on 53 pass snaps, 1.8 YAC per catch CB Asante Samuel: Did not allow a catch on 3 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 1 interception, 1 penalty, 2 solo tackles, 1 stop P Matt Bosher: 6 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, 70.7 yards per kickoff, 21.0 opponent’s average starting distance...

Smith says cutting Edwards makes Falcons better

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its not often that a coach says that cutting a player who started 20 of his teams last 25 games will make his team better but thats what Falcons head coach Mike Smith said on Wednesday about defensive end Ray Edwards. The Falcons parted ways on Monday with Edwards, who received a contract worth 11-million guaranteed in 2011 but made little impact on the field...

Turner believes Falcons can fix holes in run game

Michael Turner says the Atlanta Falcons' rushing attack might not be as bad off as some people think. Coming off their first loss of the season, Turner and the Falcons were punchless in short yardage situations last week at New Orleans. The two-time Pro Bowl running back was held to his least productive day in five seasons with Atlanta, running 13 times for 15 yards. But Turner...

Julio Jones misses 2nd straight practice

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury on Thursday and will be a game-time decision against Arizona. Jones was injured in last week's loss at New Orleans. Coach Mike Smith did not say which ankle is bothering Jones. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is rehabbing a sprained right ankle and hopes to avoid missing his...

Falcons DT Babineaux downplays Saints' claims of Lofton incident

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said any harassment of former teammate Curtis Lofton, now a linebacker with New Orleans, before last Sundays 31-27 loss was done in good nature. Saints linebacker Scott Shanle, who was inactive for the game, accused the Falcons of trash-talking with Lofton and interfering with Saints pregame drills, according to a Yahoo! Sports...

Do The Falcons Lack Passion?

I've already told you how much I dislike NFL power rankings. They are worthless. Earlier this week I was checking up on my reader and came across this weeks power rankings from Bloguin's feature NFL site This Given Sunday. They ranked the Falcons second which doesn't excite or upset me but I was intrigued by the blurb that they associated with the ranking. Here is what...

NFC West Preview: Cardinals Set to Upset Falcons in Atlanta

Coming off of a week where they went undefeated, the NFC West teams will look to continue their success in Week 11. With Seattle on a bye, there are just three games, one of which is on Monday night. There are a few tough matchups this week, but hopefully we do not have to experience any more ties.Here is your NFC West Week 11 preview.Arizona Cardinals (4-5) at Atlanta Falcons (8...

NFL Midseason Impressions

Offensive MVP: Matt Ryan   The Boston College product is enjoying his best season to date posting career highs in completion percentage and quarterback rating. However the most significant indicator of his success is the fact that the Atlanta Falcons currently sit atop the NFC South sporting an impressive 8-1 record. Ryan has played well [...]

No Coast NFL Power Rankings — Week 11

Just when I think I have this league figured out, the Bengals upset the Giants, the Chiefs catch the Steelers off guard and we get a tie game. What is happening? Major shifts for some this week. Atlanta Falcons (8-1) [No Change] – Okay, so they can’t go undefeated. Look, a loss to a divisional The post No Coast NFL Power Rankings — Week 11 appeared first on No Coast Bias.

Houston Rockets Rookie Royce White Tortures Himself on Twitter; Headed to D League

I’m not a big fan of writing posts about whatever happens on twitter but every now and then something pops that I feel like addressing.  Yesterday Houston Rockets rookie Royce White tweeted his discontent about his relationship with the Rockets. For those who don’t know, the promising rookie talent has generalized anxiety disorder, a condition that can make routine day-to-day...
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