Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/17/12

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 15: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner’s production has hit a wall in 2012, but the Falcons shouldn’t release Michael Turner after the 2012 season. Every Falcons fan has contemplated the release of Turner, especially after the 2011 season with the emergence of backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers and Turner’s production dropping along with it. However before Falcon fans throw Turner under the bus. One must realize that Turner’s drop in production is mainly due to a combination of the Falcons becoming a more pass happy offense and the team’s increased usage of Rodgers. From 2011 to 2012, Turner’s average rushing attempts dropped from nearly 19 carries in 2011 to around 14 in 2012.… Read more
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