Coach Smith didn't give us an update. He's the official injury person. Perhaps he will at 2:30 today. But he doesn't have to give an injury report until next Wednesday. He sometimes likes to hide injuries from the opponents like he did with Roddy's hamstring.
Jake Matthews played 75% of the snaps on offense (50 of 67) and 27 % of the special teams snaps (9).
They can if they keep improving and making plays.
We'll talk to Coach Smith at 2:30 today and get an update on Harry Douglas and Roddy White, hopefully.
The defense is reconstruction project. They took some steps in the right direction last night. Corey Peters, Stansly Maponga and Jonathan Massaquoi must continue to improve. Peters had a strong game. Kemal Ishmael also made a play.
That's what Mike Nolan said. That's why he wanted Lowery. He knew the defense and concepts, not necessarily the alignment.
All of the plays work if executed. Dirk's a fine signal caller.
He's respectful to his players.
No doubt, but the defense needs time to gel. You have a bunch of guys playing together for the first time. Soliai, Jackson, Massaquoi, Alford, Lowery and Bartu are new starters from defense that opened last season. The reality is that it's going to take some time.
You're just probably old and remember when you just went to watch the football game.
Yes, that's why I give the assignment. You can go the NFL.com, put in draft, falcons. Gives you the year by year list of players drafted. They've missed miserably on offensive and defensive linemen. Sidbury, Garrett Reynolds, Mike Johnson, Andrew Jackson et al.
Yeah, I can do without all of the "marketing" and entertainment experience junk. Just play some good football.
Mentally weak, what is that?
That still counts. Alternate.
The Bengals are good. The Saints might not be that good. Browns defeated them on Sunday.
See previous answer so you can hurled informed accusations at the GM.
Willy is one of the picks to make to the Pro Bowl. He's more that average. Go back and count them. Rate them like this: Pro Bowlers, Starters, Reserves, On a NFL roster, Out of the league. Make a chart for over the past five years. See what that looks like.
They announced him as OLB who can come off the edge. Then when Weatherspoon became injured, they viewed him differently.
No, it's a unit under construction. They have six new guys and are trying to play a deep rotation along the line. It's going to bumpy early. I'm fine with giving them six games. If they can go 4-2 or 3-3 and be fierce down the stretch, they could have a shot at making the playoffs.
Lowery was a New York Jet and played for Rex Ryan. The Falcons use the same defense.