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23-year old LB Sean Weatherspoon only made it through 11 games as a rookie last year before his season was cut short to injury. He is making up for lost time this year for the Falcons. Weatherspoon has played in 9 games for the Falcons so far this year and he has 76 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 passes defensed and 6 tackles for a loss. He has now played in 20 games in his first two years in the NFL and he has 118 tackles, 3 sacks, 7 passes defensed and 6 tackles for a loss. Weatherspoon is quickly turning into the player the Falcons thought they were getting when they drafted him.
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When Julio Jones left Sunday's game, third-year wide receiver Harry Douglas stepped forward for the Falcons.
With the Saints' defense focusing on wide receiver Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez, Douglas was left in single coverage. He was targeted 14 times and came up with eight catches for 133 yards, which were both career-highs.
"It felt good," Douglas...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was in no mood to rehash his decision to go for it on fourth-and-inches from his own 29-yard line in overtime a move that failed and cost the Falcons a key 26-23 NFC South Division game on Sunday to New Orleans.
Smith maintains a 24-hour rule for everyone associated with the team on the day after games in which win or...
When Mike Smith decided to go for fourth-and-inches from his own 29 in overtime against the Saints on Sunday, I figured that there weren’t a lot of people outside of Mike Smith who were thinking “That’s a good idea.”
But according to an ESPN.com poll on Sunday night, some 43 percent of people DID agree with Smith’s decision.
Huh? I knew there would be...
A really tough outing for the Falcons as they had multiple opportunities to win this game, but could not take advantage. This is traditionally how the Falcons have played the Saints over recent years, and why they have lost most of those games. A dropped ball here, a penalty there, a blown assignment there, and it all adds up to the Falcons coming up short at the end of the day....
Here are a very few thoughts from the tough, tough loss for the Falcons yesterday:1.Red Zone efficiency. The Falcons offense was very effective at getting into the red zone, and ultimately getting into the endzone. The Falcons were … [visit site to read more]Falcons vs. Saints: What could have been - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
With a 26-23 victory over the Falcons, the New Orleans Saints took control of the NFC South Division on Sunday.
Over the last two seasons, the winner of the first matchup has gone on to post a 13-3 record and win the division.
In 2009, the Saints parlayed a victory in the rivalry to a division title on their way to the Super Bowl.
Last season, the Falcons won the first game against...
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The Atlanta Falcons lost to the New Orleans Saints in overtime by a score of 26-23. A main reason behind the loss was the failed fourth down call
For some unknown reason Falcons coach Mike Smith decided to go for it when it was Fourth and 1 from their own 29 yard line.
His reasoning was because it was Drew Brees and he is a very good...
D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter reports that Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed Wednesday’s practice, but did work with the athletic performance staff.
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter
Fantasy Advice: Anytime a player is dealing with an injury, but still has the chance to play that weekend, the first practice that is missed is Wednesday’s, so it is too early to really...
The Tennessee Titans-Atlanta Falcons game on CBS has been moved to a 4:15 p.m. ET start instead of 1 p.m as part of the NFL's flexible scheduling option.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury that he aggravated on Sunday against the Saints. Right now, I highly doubt that Jones will be able to play this week against the Titans. I would expect to see Harry Douglas once again fill in for him.
I have no personal stake in the Falcons or the Saints, but I want to thank Mike Smith for having cojones, for giving us something to think about, something to talk about, and something to write about. We need more like you, coach, and we can all learn something from your Week 10 decision.
You surely saw the critical call or have heard about it by now: Smith had his Falcons attempt...
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