Found December 14, 2011 on Blogging Dirty:
As the Falcons are on a short week so are we. Here are five Falcons that will be crucial in deciding the fate of the Falcons – Jaguars encounter on Thursday Night. CB Dominique Franks – Last Week Franks had a few highs and a few lows, but is showing signs of improvement with experience. While he certainly isn’t facing a dominant passing attack this week, I am expecting a pretty dominant showing from the 2nd year corner. … [visit site to read more] Falcons vs Jaguars – Five Falcons That Need To Perform - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Falcons happy to have coach back

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Perhaps Falcons long snapper Joe Zelenka put it best when asked about how the team felt when coach Mike Smith had to get off the teams charter plane in Charlotte and head to the hospital after falling ill following Sunday's win over Carolina. You never want to leave a man behind, Zelenka said, citing the military credo, especially your general. Zelenka...

Matt Ryan is stepping up for the Atlanta Falcons

26-year old QB Matt Ryan has really stepped up in the last six weeks for the Falcons.  In his last six games, Ryan has completed 134 of 227 passes (59%) for 1,791 yards with 14 TD passes and 4 INTs.  He has now played in 13 games for the Falcons overall this year and he has completed 288 of 479 passes (60.1%) for 3,474 yards with 23 TD passes and 12 INTs (88.0 QB Rating).  He...

Falcons' Smith will not alter coaching regiment

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said he will not change his coaching style despite being hospitalized with chest pains following Sunday's game at the Carolina Panthers. Smith was back with the team Monday night and said if he does anything different, it will not affect his role as a coach. “I’m going to have to evaluate some of the things that I do, but not coaching this...

Atlanta Falcons team report: Mike Smith assures team he's fine

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TV, radio: Jaguars at Falcons, 8:20 p.m. Thursday

  The NFL Network's Mike Mayock FLOWERY BRANCH — In addition to being on the NFL Network, the Falcons game against Jacksonville will be televised locally on WATL. Here’s the TV and Radio information for the Falcons (8-5) game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) which is set for 8:20 p.m. Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. RADIO COVERAGE: Star 94 (94.1 FM/790 AM)...

Q&A: Mike Smith gives an update on his health

Falcons coach Mike Smith addressing the local media on Monday after going to the hospital with chest pains in Charlotte. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/ FLOWERY BRANCH — After putting the team through a brisk 40-minute walk-through practice, Falcons head coach Mike Smith addressed his health on Monday night. ON HIS VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL: I want to say that after the game...

Falcons vs. Jaguars preview

Falcons Week 15 Preview Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars Where: Georgia Dome Time: 8:20 p.m. TVannouncers: NFL Network, Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline) Point Spread (Danny Sheridans odds as published in USA Today): Atlanta is favored by 13 with an over of 42 12 Key Offensive Match-up: Despite their 4-9 record, the Jaguars own the...

NFL Reactor: Falcons Trounce Jaguars, Look Forward To Saints Matchup

What I Liked: There really wasn't much to complain about if you're a member of the Atlanta Falcons. They dominated the game from start to finish. Roddy White and Julio Jones were able to open up the field for Matt Ryan. There were a couple drives that stalled in the first half, but their defense and special teams units came up big. This type of win is the definition of a...

Pre-snap read: Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons

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