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Falcons head coach Mike Smith hinted at the notion that Asante Samuel may not end up playing against the Panthers on Sunday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
He was only able to play three plays, so we are going to definitely be very cautious and make sure hes ready to go, said Smith. He wants to be out there playing, I know that, but we want to make sure he gets cleared by the doctors before we get him out there.
Samuel is suffering from a shoulder injury and reports indicate that hes had trouble lifting his right arm above his head due to the injury. The Falcons need Samuel on the field if they hope to slow down Steve Smith and the Panthers passing attack. Source: NFL Trade Rumors Attached Thumbnails
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The Atlanta Falcons approach this weekend’s matchup against
the Carolina Panthers with a banged up secondary, as safety William Moore and
cornerback Asante Samuel each missed practice again Thursday, while running
back Michael Turner practiced at a limited capacity for the second day in a
Samuel missed practice for the second day in a row due to a
shoulder injury. The...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. To look at the arc of the career of Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens from a certain direction, one can see a downward trend.
As a rookie in 2009, Owens started six games. Then it was three the next season, two last and just one this one in 12 games.
Yet on Thursday, when Falcons starting left cornerback Asante Samuel went out of the game on the third play...
Falcons HC Mike Smith hinted at the notion that Asante Samuel may not end up playing against the Panthers on Sunday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“He was only able to play three plays, so we are going to definitely be very cautious and make sure he’s ready to go,” said Smith. “He wants to be out there playing, I know that, but we want to make sure he gets cleared...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer This could be Jacquizz Rodgers' week to be more than a complement to Michael Turner in the Atlanta Falcons' running game.
Rodgers has seen a steady increase in carries and has been the team's leading rusher in two of the last four games. Still, he has remained the clear backup to Turner, who has had more...
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his two interception performance in Atlantas 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
Moore posted one of the best games of his career, notching a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo) with two interceptions, and two tackles for loss. The Falcons defense intercepted Saints QB Drew Brees...
According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said that they are better than the Falcons. Panthers DE Greg Hardy says Panthers are a better team than the Falcons. No, really. He said it. — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) December 5, 2012 Well we are at the time during the regular season when players from around the NFL seem to be in denial with the...
Matt Ryan was a MVP candidate though the first half of the season but the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been cool as his nickname recently, throwing two touchdown passes and six interceptions in the last three games. He posted season lows in completion percentage (54.5) and yards (165) against the New Orleans Saints last week.
Ryan and the Falcons aren't panicking just yet...
Al Davis would've loved these Atlanta Falcons.
All they do is win, baby.
Sure, it's rarely with a lot of flare.
There's no voters to impress or computers to win over in the NFL.
''Style points don't get you a ring,'' linebacker Mike Peterson was saying the other day, holding court beside his locker before practice. ''Our goal...
Last week: 6 (+2)
Net points per drive: 0.64 (4th)
DVOA: 6.3% (10th)
Weighted DVOA: 2.1% (14th)
RB Michael Turner: Rushed for 83 yards (60 yards after contact) and a touchdown on 12 attempts, 5 broken tackles, 1 fumble, caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 1 attempt
LT Sam Baker: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 17 yards on 2 attempts...
The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Despite the Falcons being 11-1 the jury remains out on whether they are a true Super Bowl contender or just a team that looks pretty in Week 14. Their opponent on Sunday, Carolina has been inconsistent all season on offense.
So who is favored in the Falcons versus Panthers game? The Falcons will...
Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) and safety William Moore (hamstring) did not practice on Friday and were listed as questionable for Sundays game against the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. in Charlotte.
Also, running back Michael Turner (elbow) and defensive tackle Peria Jerry (quadriceps) were limited in practice and were also listed as questionable for Sundays game...
Breaking down Cam Newton’s TD Pass to Steve Smith Here is a 5 frame breakdown of what the Carolina Panthers did pre-snap to get the look they wanted from the Kansas City Chief’s defense this past SUnday. Down and Distance Situation: 3rd and 3 yards to go for a First Down. Early 2nd Quarter Here you can see a Trips set by the Panthers. This coverage by the Chiefs is...