Originally posted on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 8/2/13
On Friday night, the Atlanta Falcons held their sixth annual "Kia Motors Friday Night Lights Event' in Gainesville at Bobby Gruhn Field. The revolution was not televised but if you are on twitter then you were able to get a good idea of what happened from those who attended. If you didn't then here you go.... Here's the whole stadium for #fnl13. The gates open at 6 tonight. pic.twitter.com/y0iEeR1Wcq — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 2, 2013 There are about 10,000 people trying to get in to see #Falcons Friday Night Lights and only about 6,000 seats. pic.twitter.com/FcpVTibXFw — Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) August 2, 2013 #Falcons take the field. pic.twitter.com/tmwfq9lWz0 — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 2, 2013 Here's the informal scoring system that we're using to score the scrimmage that will take place around 8:45pm. #fnl13 pic.twitter.com/y1BQZBtr2D — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 2, 2013 Osi Umenyiora's bright orange cleats can be seen clearly from the Bobby Gruhn Field press box. And space. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 2, 2013 Even from all the way up in the box, Steven Jackson looks like that kid who lied about his age on his Pop Warner signup application. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 2, 2013 Here we go with offense vs. defense with run game on one side of the field and WRs and DBs on the other. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 2, 2013 Folks in the stadium are in for a treat. Oline and Dline are squaring off and they're getting physical. #fnl13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 2, 2013 Roddy White shook Desmond Trufant on the slant route but the rookie was able to knock away a bobbled ball #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 2, 2013 Refs are here watching and Robert Alford just drew a pass interference flag. Rookie is very physical. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 2, 2013 Ryan hits Drew Davis on a long touchdown with Terrence Johnson defending. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Darius Johnson just got another beat on Franks and this time hauled in a touchdown pass. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 We're getting ready to begin a blitz drill, offense vs defense. First teams, obviously, are going first. #fnl13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Mike Johnson tumbled to the ground on the first play, a run from Steven Jackson. Jackson leaped about five yards over Johnson. #FNL13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Chase Coffman lays out and grabs a pass from Ryan. Coffman continues to do well with his 1 team reps. #fnl13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Rookie tight end Levine Toilolo just made a very nice catch over the middle in coverage. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Sean Weatherspoon just lit up Tommy Gallarda after a pass. That was more than a "thud." #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Undrafted LB Joplo Bartu made a nice play. Dave Archer tells fans to remember that name. He's right. Remember it. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Spoon with another love tap, this one on Snelling. Not too hard though, just enough to let him know he cares. #FNL13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Harry Douglas is having a very good night here at #fnl13. Matched up against McClain a lot and is winning battles there. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Dom Davis looking very good. Hit WR Marcus Sales wide open in a blown coverage situation. Calmly delivered the pass. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Julio Jones sideline grab at Kia Friday Night Lights#fnl13 pic.twitter.com/avf6KjjnD3 — Peyton Gallagher (@FalconsPG) August 3, 2013 Big Cliff Matthews bats down a pass at the line from the defensive tackle position. I like him there. Think he could make an impact. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 A little redzone work now. Desmond Trufant does a good job of tying up Julio Jones to prevent a play. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 The longer practices go on in TC and preseason, Trufant and Alford seem to WANT to cover Julio as much as possible. #fnl13 — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Levine Toilolo is looking really good at tonight's practice. Just caught a pass over the middle in traffic. Giving the LBs fits. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Halftime just about over and the scrimmage will begin. Here's the scoring system: http://t.co/mLLrqh7bAx #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Looks like second and third-stringers out there to start the scrimmage. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Pass intended for Levine Toilolo broken up by Shann Schillinger, but if play on QB was live, Paul Worrilow would have had the sack. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Dom Davis hits Tommy Gallarda over the middle, but Gallarda holds his left arm and asks to come off the field. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Former Georgia State RB Donald Russell showed some flashy moves, but PK Manley just destroyed a DT to make way for him. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Brian Banks currently in at middle linebacker, directing the defense. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 #Falcons WR Reshad Evans had a 35 yar dgain on a pass from Sean Renfree. #FNL13 — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 3, 2013 Oh my, Donald Russell!!! Took a handoff, got shut down to the left, shifted direction and went around the right side for a big gain. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Offense goes in for a touchdown, with QB Sean Renfree hitting TE Andrew Szczerba over the middle. Offense up 14-10. #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Wowwww, Peyton Thompson with the pick-six to end the scrimmage. Defense wins and that's the end of Friday Night Lights! #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 Rise Up ya'll. #fnl13 pic.twitter.com/d2I0crcrsF — Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 3, 2013 Awesome firework display puts a powerful exclamation point on a very successful night in front of a record crowd. pic.twitter.com/tNAmQZTi4J — Frank (@FalconsFrank) August 3, 2013 Brian Banks signing autographs after Friday Night Lights #Falcons pic.twitter.com/Ksyz8KSU3P — Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) August 3, 2013 My five standout players of the night: Joplo Bartu, Harry Douglas, Desmond Trufant, Levine Toilolo and Donald Russell #fnl13 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2013 #Falcons Coach Mike Smith shot me a text with the official final score, 14-14, offense vs. defense. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 3, 2013
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