Broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Yes. I think the Falcons nation has suffered through too many bad quarterbacks over the past 4 decades-plus.
I don't know. I will check with my man Tron Stamper. I think that's his department. The Dome actually has the best music in the league. On the last visit to Cleveland, they were still play 70s rock. Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd and the Michael Stanley Band.
Because, when healthy, he can play football.
I think he could. He was moving around well and appeared much more confident about the scheme and his role.
Thanks for stopping by Dr. Detroit!!! Garrett entered the last three seasons as the starting right guard. He could not anchor at the point of attack. Suh tore him apart in 2011 and he lost his confidence. In 2012, he had a injury and last season was just a hot mess. He's a good guy and solid backup.
I have to disagree with you there. They are much better with a healthy Weatherspoon. He covered backs out of the backfield well. Just look at Sproles' numbers in 2012. TEs, not so much.
No, I don't think so. The biggest question is can Julio Jones make it back from a cutting-edge surgery. Talked to several expert foot specialists about that. Read more in Sunday's paper on that. This is CAMP JULIO! Now, the linebacker deal is important, but I think Bartu and Worrilow can play. They have to get Shembo ready to start.
Hageman and Freeman had their ups and downs over the offseason. It's a major adjustment for those two rookies. However, they showed promised. Matt is always confident, but with Julio and Roddy out for most of the workouts, he was throwing mostly to Harry D, Drew Davis and Darius Johnson.
Could find the story. But here are the numbers: Gonzalez averaged 81.8 catches over five seasons with the team. Of his
409 catches, 267 went for first downs, or 65.2 percent. He played a
major role in helping the offense move the chains.
I've written about it. Will go get the link to that story for you.
That's what I'm thinking. If he can play 25 to 30 snaps -- on 2nd and longs and 3rd down and longs --- and not get worn down against the run, perhaps he can have a flashback!!!
I think the defense is suspect after last year. They were in the lower half of the league in everything. There is no where to go but up. Points allowed will depend on how successful the offense is in keeping them off the field. Time of possession is tied to that. The Falcons need a running game to win the time of possession battle.
I'm leaning more toward 8-8. The line was revamped, but I'm not sure if it will be good enough to be great. They could me much improved, but the record might now reflect that because of wicked schedule. Nobody is talking about the loss of Gonzalez and the bushel of first downs he picked up weekly when teams knew that's where the ball was going.
DOrlandoAJC: Allen was drafted to be a nickel back. He'll have to beat out to veterans in Josh Wilson and Robert McClain. I like that he had so many tackles at Purdue and that he returned four picks for touchdowns. He's finds the ball and then knows what to do when he gets there.
DOrlandoAJC: They had just 32 last year. It will be a committee approach with the linebackers/DEs playing a big role on zone-blitzes. A jump to 40 to 45 would be a major improvement. I thinking Jonathan Massaquoi is primed for a breakout season.
Atljbo: Do you think the FO is still looking for a pass rusher (trade or potential release) ? One name out there is Jason Babin.
DOrlandoAJC: No, I don’t think so. But things could change. They are going to scheme up the pass rush with Osi Umenyiori as your DPR. We’ll have more on this in training camp as the defensive line rotation becomes clearer.
David Popham: D Led, Why don't you grow a set of nads and ask coach Smith why he don't play Antone Smith at RB, He had more YPC than any other back on the team.
DOrlandoAJC: What are nads? Doesn’t sound like that’s some I want or need. Coach Smith was asked several times about Antone Smith last year.
Australia Falcon: If Hageman shows some push up the middle on passing downs when given the chance, then do you think he takes over Babs spot on the base 3-4 packages later in the season?
DOrlandoAJC: Perhaps. But as things stand, they’ll use a 6 to 8 player rotation. I think BIG SHEDE has a chance to get him some more snaps as the season progresses.
Flo-Ri-Duh: Is this Weatherspoon's final season with the Falcons since he will be a free agent in 2015 or will they franchise tag him?
DOrlandoAJC: They likely won’t have to franchise tag him as he’ll be coming off a major injury. The more likely scenario is that he signs a “one-year” make-good deal and then try to get a lucrative contract.
Hello everyone!!!! The start of the Falcons training camp is week away. They rookies report on Tuesday and the veterans on Thursday. They hit the field on Friday morning.