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Roddy out, Darius Johnson promoted from practice squad

Earlier this week, Shann Schillinger was cut so the Falcons could make a roster move. That move is calling up rookie WR Darius Johnson from the practice squad because Roddy White will not be playing today against Tampa Bay.  With Roddy and Julio out, here are the receivers that Matt Ryan will be throwing to today…. Harry Douglas- 16 rec for 219 yds and 0 TD Kevin Cone-...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive touchdown sparks Falcons

Earlier this month, we took a look at one of the Falcons big issues which was the defense not creating turnovers. Against the Bucs, the Falcons rectified this on their first defensive drive. Photo: AtlantaFalcons.com The Falcons forced Tampa into an early 3rd and 10 and then played aggressively by putting nine guys into the box. The Falcons rushed seven players, leaving four...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Douglas has big day against Bucs

Forced to step into the role of #1 receiver with the injuries to Julio Jones and Roddy White, Harry Douglas had a career day against the Tampa Buccaneers. In his sixth NFL season, Douglas's best performance coming into Sunday's game was a 8 catch, 133 yard performance against the New Orleans Saints in a 2011 overtime loss. On Sunday, Douglas caught seven passes for 149...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan leads Falcons past Bucs 31-23

The Falcons moved to 2-4 on Sunday with a 31-23 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Playing without Julio Jones and Roddy White, Matt Ryan stepped up his game with a very efficient performance. Ryan went 20 of 26 for 273 yards and 3 TDs with 0 INT.  The defense did it's part early by scoring on a Thomas DeCoud fumble return and the Falcons held on late despite...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons will host Lions in London in 2014

The NFL made it official today as they announced three NFL match-ups that will take place in Wembley Stadium in London in 2014. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Dallas Cowboys, the Oakland Raiders will host the Miami Dolphins and our Atlanta Falcons will host the Detroit Lions. Are you excited? Yeah, me neither. This move is about the NFL expanding their market so they can...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons at Cardinals: A Quick Preview

Sunday at 4 pm these two struggling teams will meet in a very important game. The Falcons come into the game at 2-4 with an 0-2 road record. The Cardinals are 3-4 with a 2-1 home record. The Falcons have won one straight game while the Cardinals have dropped two in a row. Roddy White will be out for the Falcons for the second straight week so that puts a lot of weight on the shoulders...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons stop Cam Newton?

The Falcons are coming off of their worst loss of the season as they fell last weekend by two touchdowns at Arizona. They stay on the road the week and face a tough divisional challenge in Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Coming into the season, one of the things that stood out about the second half of the schedule was the number of "mobile" quarterbacks that the...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Thomas Dimitroff Evaluate the Atlanta Roster?

There is a thing that happens when a team is losing. Fingers get pointed, usually at everyone from the owner down to the janitor. I would lie if I hadn't seen those who wanted Atlanta to get rid of Thomas Dimitroff, Mike Smith, Mike Nolan, Dirk Koetter, Matt Ryan, Roddy White and kitchen assistant Rusty Shackleford. Does Shackleford have what it takes to make an elite sloppy...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grits Blitz Update

If you frequent this website, you have probably noticed that it isn't as active as it has been for the last year and a half. In February of 2012, I partnered with a few other Falcons fans to start this website. I was born and raised in and around the city of Atlanta and have lived in Georgia my entire life and have also been a Falcons fan my entire life. My earliest Falcons memories...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Call A Mulligan For The Atlanta Falcons 2013 Season

The NFC South basement dwelling Atlantic Falcons should be looking forward to an exciting offseason.  After a forgettable season when this team was supposed to make a run at Vince’s trophy, fans can now look forward to an embarrassment of riches in 2014.   Last January, the Falcons were 10 yards away from winning the Super Bowl (view updated Super Bowl Odds here) and...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A Farewell to Grits Blitz

If you frequent this website, you have probably noticed that it isn't as active as it has been for the last year and a half. In February of 2012, I partnered with a few other Falcons fans to start this website. I was born and raised in and around the city of Atlanta and have lived in Georgia my entire life and have also been a Falcons fan my entire life. My earliest Falcons memories...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Thomas Dimitroff Evaluate the Atlanta Roster?

There is a thing that happens when a team is losing.  Fingers get pointed, usually at everyone from the owner down to the janitor.  I would lie if I hadn't seen those who wanted Atlanta to get rid of Thomas Dimitroff, Mike Smith, Mike Nolan, Dirk Koetter, Matt Ryan, Roddy White and kitchen assistant Rusty Shackleford.  Does Shackleford have what it takes to make an elite sloppy...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons stop Cam Newton?

The Falcons are coming off of their worst loss of the season as they fell last weekend by two touchdowns at Arizona. They stay on the road the week and face a tough divisional challenge in Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Coming into the season, one of the things that stood out about the second half of the schedule was the number of "mobile" quarterbacks...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons at Cardinals: A Quick Preview

Sunday at 4 pm these two struggling teams will meet in a very important game. The Falcons come into the game at 2-4 with an 0-2 road record. The Cardinals are 3-4 with a 2-1 home record. The Falcons have won one straight game while the Cardinals have dropped two in a row. Roddy White will be out for the Falcons for the second straight week so that puts a lot of weight...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons will host Lions in London in 2014

The NFL made it official today as they announced three NFL match-ups that will take place in Wembley Stadium in London in 2014. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Dallas Cowboys, the Oakland Raiders will host the Miami Dolphins and our Atlanta Falcons will host the Detroit Lions. Are you excited? Yeah, me neither. This move is about the NFL expanding their market so...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan leads Falcons past Bucs 31-23

The Falcons moved to 2-4 on Sunday with a 31-23 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Playing without Julio Jones and Roddy White, Matt Ryan stepped up his game with a very efficient performance. Ryan went 20 of 26 for 273 yards and 3 TDs with 0 INT.  The defense did it's part early by scoring on a Thomas DeCoud fumble return and the Falcons held on late...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Harry Douglas has big day against Bucs

Forced to step into the role of #1 receiver with the injuries to Julio Jones and Roddy White, Harry Douglas had a career day against the Tampa Buccaneers. In his sixth NFL season, Douglas's best performance coming into Sunday's game was a 8 catch, 133 yard performance against the New Orleans Saints in a 2011 overtime loss. On Sunday, Douglas caught seven passes...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive touchdown sparks Falcons

Earlier this month, we took a look at one of the Falcons big issues which was the defense not creating turnovers. Against the Bucs, the Falcons rectified this on their first defensive drive. Photo: AtlantaFalcons.com The Falcons forced Tampa into an early 3rd and 10 and then played aggressively by putting nine guys into the box. The Falcons rushed seven players, leaving...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Roddy out, Darius Johnson promoted from practice squad

Earlier this week, Shann Schillinger was cut so the Falcons could make a roster move. That move is calling up rookie WR Darius Johnson from the practice squad because Roddy White will not be playing today against Tampa Bay.  With Roddy and Julio out, here are the receivers that Matt Ryan will be throwing to today.... Harry Douglas- 16 rec for 219 yds and 0 TD ...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: One Sad Game Primer

Your 1-4 Atlanta Falcons are hosting a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team this Sunday at 1 PM.  These Bucs are in so much disarray I don't even know where I would start.  Tampa is on the road, starting a midround rookie at quarterback, half the team seems to have a staph infection, the head coach is under criticism for potentially leaking information about their former quarterback...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Roddy White sounds off on Falcons poor start

On Friday, Roddy White went on "Game Time" on 92.9 the Game with Carl Dukes and Kordell Stewart. Like you'd expect from Roddy, he spoke from his heart and had some interesting comments. Unfortunately, it appears that the 92.9 website is a bit archaic and has no audio of this conversation. Luckily, D Led was listening and posted some excerpts. Here's what I found...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign Brian Robiskie

Through five games, Julio Jones led the NFL with 41 receptions. Now, the Falcons have to sign his replacement for the year as he's done with an injury. Add another injury to what has been the most disappointing year in recent memory for the Falcons. The Falcons have signed Brian Robiskie to a one year contract. Does the name sound familiar? It should as Brian's...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: out for the season?

According to Jay Glazer the Falcons expect Julio Jones to miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury. Coach Smith expected to have a presser at 2:30. Murphys Law in full effect in Atlanta... Falcons HC Mike Smith today confirmed they fear Julio is lost for the season. They are holding out hope 2nd opinion changes things — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: out for the season

According to Jay Glazer the Falcons expect Julio Jones to miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury. Coach Smith expected to have a presser at 2:30. Murphys Law in full effect in Atlanta...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Four-Letter Network picks Falcons unanimously over the Jets

The 1-3 Atlanta Falcons host the 2-2 New York Jets on Monday Night. The Jets have beaten teams that have combined to go 2-7 so far this season so they aren't exactly world beaters. The Falcons have lost three games against teams that have combined to go 11-1 in the early season. The Falcons are a 10 point favorite in this game, which seems a little rich too me considering our...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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