Full disclosure on Turner’s injury required by NFL

Michael "The Burner" Turner's right wheel needs to heal. We get an update on his status today.

Michael "The Burner" Turner's right wheel needs to heal. We'll get an update on his status today.

THE BRANCH –- The Falcons need to fully disclose the nature and extent of Pro Bowl running back Michael Turner’s ankle injury today when they release the injury report or risk catching the wrath of the league office again.

Understandably, head coach Mike Smith doesn’t want to give the New York Giants a competitive advantage, but the fans, fantasy owners and the league office wants accurate injury information disseminated to the public.

It’s no secret that teams manipulate the injury reporting policy so as not to give the opposition information that they believe would lead to a competitive advantage.

Smith has been awesome with the injury report and has released information above and beyond what’s required by the league policy. But this year as the injuries have mounted, some of that information has started to dry up.

Norwood could be back at practice today and on the field against the New York Giants.

Norwood could be back at practice today and on the field against the New York Giants.

There’s only been one “issue” with Smith’s injury reporting. After Jerious Norwood’s hip flexor, Smith said he was day-to-day. (Y’all know the joke about “aren’t we all day-to-day.”) While the “day-to-day” line was technically accurate, it was misleading. Norwood’s been out for four games. Also, Norwood had already told the media that he’d be out at least one week and maybe two.

The NFL takes this injury reporting stuff serious. Just ask the New York Jets. They received $125,000 in fines for violating the league rules on injury reporting for Brett Favre during the 2008 season. It was deemed that the Jets failed to place Favre on the injury report during the final month of last season even though he had a torn biceps tendon.

Most high ankle sprains take four to six weeks to recover from. Some players recover quicker than others. While covering the Green Bay Packers, Reggie White was a notorious quick-healer from various back and leg ailments.

No matter what’s on the injury report, Turner should be held out of the Giants game because he too valuable to risk additional injury. Then you don’t really need him against Tampa Bay. He’d have two weeks for rehab and therapy and should have a shot in the “Vick Returns to the Dome” Bowl on Dec. 6.

FADING IN THE POLLS:  The loss to the Carolina Panthers is hurting the Falcons in the power ranking polls.

They are fading fast, losing their top 10 status across the nation.

In the USA Today poll, the Falcons dropped from 11 to 16.

In FoxSports’ NFL power rankings by Adrian Hasenmayer they dropped from 10 to 13.

The Falcons are sent to wear their Throwback uniforms against Tampa Bay. Don't know about the Cheerleaders.

The Falcons are sent to wear their Throwback uniforms against Tampa Bay. Don't know about the Cheerleaders.

“Others, like the fading Eagles, Falcons, Jets and Bears are licking their wounds and checking their guts. Then there are the Bills, who became the first team to fire its head coach this season,” Hasenmayer wrote.

The Falcons slipped five spots from nine to 14 in the ESPN.com rankings.

They dropped from 11 to 14 in Pete Prisco’s CBSsports rankings.

THE BIG PLAYOFF PICTURE: The Falcons can solidify a playoff bid winning three of their next four games. They play at the New York Giants and if that doesn’t work out, they’ll need to sweep three in a row at home against Tampa Bay,  Michael Vick and Philadelphia and New Orleans.

If they can get through this valley, the back-end of the schedule – at New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and at Tampa Bay – looks very workable.

Got an e-mail from David Gerard, who’s computer contends the Falcons will have a 97 percent chance of making the playoffs with a 6-1 finish, which would give them another 11-5 and smash 44-year curse.

Here’s the info from Gerard’s computer. He plans to have his website, MakeNFLPlayoffs.com, up soon:

“I am sending you information from my computer program that calculates the chances the Falcons will make the playoffs. If you want more details for how the program works see the attached word document. This would be interesting and unique feature for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Falcons are almost assured of making the playoffs if they win 6 of the remaining 7 games. They have a 97% chance of making the playoffs with 5 wins, a 63% chance with 4 wins and a 10% chance with 3 wins.

During the week, when there are no new NFL games you could publish one of the Playoffs views shown below.

After a win in week 1, the Falcons (1-0) chance of making the playoffs increased from 37.5% (6/16) to 45.9%.

After a win in week 2,  the Falcons (2-0) chance of making the playoffs increased to 56.0%.

After a loss in week 3,  the Falcons (2-1) chance of making the playoffs fell to 46.6%.

After a bye in week 4, the Falcons (2-1) chance of making the playoffs fell to 44.8%.  (New Orleans won)

After a win in week 5, the Falcons (3-1) chance of making the playoffs increased to 52.7%.

After a win in week 6, the Falcons (4-1) chance of making the playoffs increased to 62.3%.

After a loss in week 7, the Falcons (4-2) chance of making the playoffs fell to 51.7%.

After a loss in week 8, the Falcons (4-3) chance of making the playoffs fell to 38.2%.

After a win in week 9, the Falcons (5-3) chance of making the playoffs increased to 57.2%.

Now after a loss in week 10, the Falcons (5-4) chance of making the playoffs has fallen to 42.3%.

The Falcons chance of winning the division has decreased from 9.0% (after week 9) to 3.3%.”

ATLANTA FALCONS AND NEW YORK GIANT CONNECTIONS

Former Falcons linebacker Michael Boley is off to a slow start with the New York Giants.

Former Falcons linebacker Michael Boley is off to a slow start with the New York Giants.


• Giants LB Michael Boley was a fifth round (160th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2005 and spent four seasons with the Falcons.

• Giants RB Danny Ware was a UGA Bulldog and attended Rockmart High School where he was named a 2002 AJC Top 50 player in Georgia.

• Falcons FB Verron Haynes hails from the Bronx, New York.

• Giants WR Derek Hagan competed with Falcons WR Marty Booker and TE JustinPeelle on the Miami Dolphins.

• Falcons DT Thomas Johnson played with Giants S C.C. Brown and QB David Carr on the Houston Texans (2005).

• New York T Kareem McKenzie competed with Falcons DE John Abraham and SErik Coleman on the New York Jets.

• Falcons T Sam Baker, Giants WR Steve Smith and CB Terrell Thomas at were teammates at USC.

• Giants DT Fred Robbins spent time at Wake Forest with Atlanta OT Tyson Clabo.

• Falcons running back Jerious Norwood and Giants CB Kevin Dockery were teammates at Mississippi State.

• Atlanta OT Garrett Reynolds graduated from North Carolina last season and played with New York rookie WR Hakeem Nicks.

• Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff with Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

• In 2000, Falcons wide receivers Coach Terry Robiskie was the interim head coach for the Washington Redskins during which time Giants offensive line Coach Pat Flaherty and tight ends coach Micheal Pope also served on the Redskins coaching staff.

• Giants offensive line Coach Pat Flaherty spent time at Rutgers with Falcons assistant offensive line Paul Dunn.

46 comments Add your comment

hoopboy

November 18th, 2009
9:22 am

hoopboy

November 18th, 2009
9:25 am

This is the first time that Atlanta has really faced injury problems since Smith & Co. took over. It will be interesting to see how they “man-up” and play through this.

hoopboy

November 18th, 2009
9:26 am

This is the first time that Atlanta has really faced alot of injury problems with key players since Smith & Co. took over. It will be interesting to see how they “man-up” and play through this. Go Falcons!!!

ffplayer09

November 18th, 2009
9:45 am

Awaiting news on whether Norwood will be healthy enough to start this week. I’m using my bench to dry up the free agent pool in my fantasy league of all starting RB’s. Already grabbed Snelling, now I just want to make sure I’ve got the correct starter.

blindog

November 18th, 2009
9:50 am

Are the Falcons going to put Troy Bergeron back on the pratice squad?

Dorkydad

November 18th, 2009
10:00 am

“Smith has been awesome with the injury report and has released information above and behind what’s required by the league policy.”

Don’t you mean “above and beyond”?

The Dogfighter Returns

November 18th, 2009
10:08 am

Mike Smith is dillusional if he thinks the giants are sitting around waiting for him to release an injury report. That’s exactly what losing franchises do. The giants are winners they are preparing for victory. If Turner shows up great if he doesn’t the show will continue.

Is this the same guy who attempted to fight D-Hall? His luck is running out and he is losing his marbles.

T.C

November 18th, 2009
10:09 am

Sorry(falcons)since 1966 and still counting.I wouldn’t give one red cent to go see them bumbs play.

jcwfalcon

November 18th, 2009
10:12 am

Can we get someone else to write these articles for the Falcons beat? Not only has DOL stunk it up all season with his articles, but now we have what is essentially a “negative” article that brings attention to something that could cause reprimand from the league office. We dont need that from the local media beat guy. Write about something else. Stop trying to list the ways the Falcons might be slightly bending the rules in an attempt to maintain a competitive advantage.

How about countering the Giants owner or GM comments about how they got screwed by the schedule makers (Play us then Thanksgiving at Denver) by saying if you think YOU got screwed, try playing four teams coming off the bye…one of which was coming in after the Falcons played MNF. Talk about a SHORT week at a super competitive disadvantage! Give an in depth look at how many teams have had to play that many teams coming off a bye in the NFL’s history (with 1 bye on the schedule). My understanding is the chances of it happening are like winning the lottery, and the Falcons were the beneficiary of this great screw job. What are the odds my bow tie man? Figure them out. Do some work.

That article would at least help bring the right attention rather than the wrong attention.

Stop trying to tattle on the hand that feeds you and get on their side. That or go write your crappy articles for the Thrashers. Not too many people read those or would care that you stink anyway.

TMoney

November 18th, 2009
10:16 am

From ESPN:
Posted Nov. 17 – Norwood (hip) appears to be the starter if Michael Turner (ankle) is unable to play Sunday against the Giants, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

waynester

November 18th, 2009
10:34 am

Coach Smith has been in this league for a long time–long enough to know that what the rest of humanity thinks they deserve to know is meaningless. The Fans? Fantasy Owners?…and most of all..The Media– Coach Smith understands that none of these interested parties have a “right” to one drop of information about the inner workings of this franchise. Only the NFL has a “right” to these facts and you admit that Smith has been completely open and honest. His policy has been crystal clear about the injury reports and yet, week after week you guys in the ATL press corps try to badger him into divulging information detrimental to his mission of bringing us a championship! This weeks presser was the worst example yet. As (I’m often ashamed to admit nowadays) a member of the “Media” for over 30 years, I feel compelled to come to Coach Smith’s defense on this one… the press availabilities are a COURTESY not a REQUIREMENT. You should recognize Smith’s duty to his team and owner rather than some illusory need to keep “D-LED” in the loop. To divulge the I.R. prematurely would be a betrayal of the only people who really matter–the Atlanta Falcons! Go Smitty!

James of Ball Ground

November 18th, 2009
11:00 am

People seem to think football is a simple game of pass run and catch etc.Just like some think all nascar is;is turning left all day.To me its like trying to predict the weather here in Atlanta.There are a million variables.A million stratigies and all kinds of ways to win or lose.Sometimes it is as simple as going left when you should have gone right.It could be the Giants really think M Turner is out and he plays .The more we make them think the better off we are.What are the Falcons gonna do?Better to ask if it will be sunny or rainy in three weeks.

waynester

November 18th, 2009
11:03 am

Mr. Ledbetter,
A p.s. to my above missive–your piece on the film crew was just the opposite of your blog–well written and informative! Please give us more of the insightful and less of the inciteful. A faithful reader.

redbird

November 18th, 2009
11:09 am

you all make excellent points but take a look at this for more insight on the issue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU

Remember When 8 and 8 Sounded Great?

November 18th, 2009
11:23 am

I heard HCMS tell a local sports radio station that divulging the extent of MT’s injury would give the Giants a competitive advantage. With only a few days to gameplan every week, he’s absolutely right about that. Who gives a rat’s rectum whether the fantasy leagues are PO’ed? Tell the NFL what they require, when they require it, and other than that, don’t show your cards! My God, people, at what point did our “right to know” outleverage the team’s “ability to win”?

vafalconfan

November 18th, 2009
11:26 am

Playoffs!..playoffs! Actually the playoffs don’t really matter at this point. With this defense we would be one and done anyway. Let’s just somehow pull off 9-7 so the announcers can stop talking about this dubious record..

Falconian

November 18th, 2009
11:30 am

Hey Dimitroff, how about drafting some men in 2010? Has anyone else noticed that the whole 2009 draft either didnt make the team, or busy drinking each others bath water not playing football? We need to get some players in here that want to play the game. Hey Sam Baker, how about you and William Moore go somewhere else and rub each others legs down and quit stealing money from this team! Bunch of freaking little girls!! PLAY FOOTBALL YOU PANSIES!!

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

November 18th, 2009
11:40 am

D-Led, all those numbers got me discombobulated. How about us taking care of business on Sunday, and see where we are after that.
To win in New Jersey against the New York Giants (slight diss)… here are things that the Falcons MUST do:

(1) Stop rolling Ryan out, and use the shotgun and no huddle more often. Let the man hand off or stand up, catch the ball and throw downfield. Nothing else.

(2) Don’t be afraid to lean on Snelling…who actually did a good job after the Burner went down. Use him on ALL running plays. I do believe that he can carry the load. In the same thought, forget Norwood. He is not an NFL RB…can’t sustain his health because of the punishment. Use him in that slot though. Use Stecker to back up Snelling.

(3) Make a decision to PLAY on D this weekend. Put the game on your DBs to cover their WRs in bump and run while we blitz LBs on 75-80% of their offensive plays. Gotta grow up sometime…why not Sunday? Houston, Grimes, and Hill MUST compete…

(4) Get Dennis Miller a.k.a. Jason Elam plenty of Coors Lites and pork skins on Saturday night. Apparently he has been missing SOMETHING before games. Find it fast…without him making field goals on Sunday we lose…no question.

(5) We have to roll the dice all over the field on Sunday. Why not? Ryan has to throw to One-one-One coverage, even when the coverage is tight…we must BLITZ often…hell, we should also use some trickery on special teams. We need a game plan that consists more of sitting in a base D to let Manning and the big RB pick us apart.

GO FALCONS!!!
(we knew it was going to hard this year, right?)

FBD

Singletary

November 18th, 2009
12:09 pm

I’m with you VAfalconsfan.

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Frederick BD. WHERE was the blitz against the Panthers? I kept seeing Abraham — moving slower than usual — back a few yards. Is this to help the CBs cover? I’d rather see him, Beirmann & Babineaux in the Giants backfield, crushing the pocket.

D-Led, could we have an analysis article about the patterns our next opponent favors? I watch Match-Up and NFLNetwork quite a bit, but they are fixated on teams we aren’t playing. Your info re another QB coach talking about plays off the safety is exactly the scoop I want to read. (Has anyone elsed noticed Billick is less smarmy in analysis than he was as a coach? Waynster, do you think he was talking down to the media?)

SHOTYME

November 18th, 2009
12:14 pm

WHY ARE THERE ALWAYS A LOT OF FALCON HATERS AND MATT RYAN HATERS ON THIS BLOG.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 18th, 2009
12:40 pm

Bergeron was signed back to the practice squad today.

J-Rock is expected back at practice today. Will update you all on that later.

DorkyDad: Beyond! (corrected)

Waynester: Thanks for the note on the video story. http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/falcons-video-crew-sees-202117.html

The league is serious about injury information. No violations have occurred here.

FDB: The numbers will mess you up!!!

SINGLETARY: Just talked to Erik Coleman and Michael Peterson and they confirmed what I’d been thinking. The Redskins and Sherm Lewis exposed the Falcons’ soft spot in the second half of that game with their “quick game” attack. Lots of slants, quick outs and some curls. Carolina copied it and twisted Tye HIll around so bad he ended up back on the bench. They are expecting the Giants to test them in the “quick game.”

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 18th, 2009
12:41 pm

Sam Baker

November 18th, 2009
2:28 pm

I probably won’t play because of my boo-boo. Same thing with Turner and a few other guys. But we’ll sit on the bench and look fierce.

Its gay

November 18th, 2009
6:36 pm

Can someone write a script to nuke those “first!” entries? Better yet, how about just nuke the clowns that post them?

Mixxo

November 18th, 2009
8:04 pm

OMG!! The Hawks are helping me forget about the ‘09 6-10 Falcons.

On a roll!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 18th, 2009
9:09 pm

Michael Boley is not happy with how the Falcons treated him. New York Daily’s Ralph Vacchiano get this normally quiet Boley to open up about his A-town exit.
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2009/11/bitter-boley-out-for-win-not-r.html

Tripp Bowden

November 18th, 2009
11:53 pm

Just curious–why do you angry supposedly loyal Falcon fans hide behind fake names? This team is gonna be just fine. I love the energy, the never give up, the believe we can win this no matter what. Did Elam’s miss take the wind out of the sails. Yes, somewhat, maybe full force. Did Matty Ice’s last pick put a fork in the meat that was the game on the grill. Yep, pretty much. But if you are a true Falcon fan and have loved them as long as I have–punk kid age 7 and now 42, you love em love em love. You can be angry as Sarah Palin at a news conference when the outcome ain’t what you want it to be, but don’t bet hating on the team. Deep breath, people. It’s all gonna be alright. This is a roll of the dice but I bet 10-6 makes the playoffs.

Tripp Bowden

November 18th, 2009
11:55 pm

Sorry meant don’t be hating on the team. Not bet. :-)

Boo Boo

November 19th, 2009
1:38 am

Forget the 6-1 finsh. Forget the playoffs. Forget an over .500 season. The Falcons will lose to NYG, NO, Phil, and NYJ, if Turner misses 4-6 weeks (or does a steroid induced – Shawne Merriman type, “I not hurt. I Superman” thing and goes out for the year after one rushing attempt, fumble, cart-off). Can’t count on Norwood either, unless the league okays runningbacks to use walkers on the field; but then its so hard to hold onto the ball while stiff-legging someone with a walker. That makes the Falcons the equal of the Bucs, and with the way equal things go, that’s a home and home split. Buffalo might be a win; but that depends on if the team has already quit for the season. Being a Falcon fan, I say they beat Buffalo and finish 7-9.

Reminds me of that famous quote by the father of an ex-Falcon head coach. “Playoffs?!?! Playoffs!!!! What Playoffs?!?!?”

WNBolton

November 19th, 2009
9:11 am

Thank you, Tripp Bowden! Sometimes being a TRUE Falcons fan can be heartbreaking, but they’re always my team – no matter what. If all you can do is complain about them, perhaps you should just jump on another team’s bandwagon, maybe the Saints? I’m still holding out for a 10-6 finish; 9-7 at worse.

FALCONS SORRY

November 19th, 2009
10:55 am

TURNER BURNER! WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE THE MAN! IF ANY BODY CAN SAVE THIS HORRIBLE SEASON FOR THIS SORRY FRANCHISE IT YOU MY MAN! YOU ARE JUST PLAYING HURT RIGHT NOW AND SEEING WHO ALL YOUR HATER ARE AND WHEN THE MOMENT IS RIGHT YOU BITE YOUR LIP AND GRIT YOUR TEEF AND SHOCK THE WHOLE WORLD! EVERBODY CAN SEE WHAT A REAL MAN YOU ARE AND THAT YOU CAN JUST RUB SOME DIRT ON IT OR STEP OUT IN THE SUN SHINE LIKE SUPPER MAN AND BE GOOD AS NEW ALL OVER! LET ALL THAT HATE PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR HEARTS MOTORVATE YOU RIGHT NOW WHILE YOU HEAL DOG! THAT SORRY LEX LUTHER BAD MAN YOU GOT AS AN OWNER CAN NOT KEEP YOU DOWN! YOU ARE YOUR OWN MAN AND NO BODY OWN YOU! NO BODY! FOR JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER NFL PLAYER THE FALCONS FRANCHISE WOULD BE JUST LIKE POSON BUT YOU CAN STAND IT AND TAKE THE PAIN AND STILL BE STANDING AT THE END OF THE DAY! JUST LET THOSE NEW YORK GIANT PLAYER THINK YOUR ARE DEAD BUT THEN YOU SPRING BACK TO LIFE RUN OVER THEM LIKE A MACK TRUCK! YOU EARN EVER CENT YOU GOT THAT SORRY BLANK UNDER PAY YOU BECAUSE HE DONT GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESERVE! JUST RUB SOME DIRT ON IT KISS YOUR OLD LADY AND GET BACK IN THERE TURNER BURNER!

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 19th, 2009
10:55 am

Gosh, why are all the good ole boys jumping on me – can we be friends :)

But, on a serious note – what does it have to do with your “great hope” being a B.U.S.T?

I mean it’s not like he has a stunt double or something.

- 5 straight games with a pick

- 10 picks in the last 5 games

- QB RATINGS of 68, 66, 46, 81 & 57

- Acting like he’s on “Dancing With The Stars”

I mean, did a demon possess his tiny soul and say “Matt throw the ball to the other team”? Damn that boy needs to see an exorcist or something.

“I see dead people” – that must be his motto.

If I wanted to throw a game, he would be my guy – no one is doing it better. He is a guru at that.

If he was at the Apollo he would definitately win, because nobody IMPERSONATES an NFL quarterback any better.

“DUMP THE CHUMP”

Mike is back

November 19th, 2009
11:02 am

Greeting D-Led and the crew, I seldom post on the blog…but I always check in to read to see what’s up with the BIRDS.

I had to chime in and throw a SHOUT OUT to Matty Ice…he is still the man. Ryan is experiencing some difficulties right now…however, I watched him endure some tough time in college…this guy is a winner he’s a fierce competitor… he will be back.

It would be nice to see Norwood suit up…that way you wouldn’t have to rush Turner back. These guys will bounce back. They are too well coached. Injuries can wreak havoc on any team.

NO MATTER WHAT…I will never cheer for the Saints…they want go undefeated…because we are going to beat them in the dome.

GO FALCONS!!!!!

FALCONS SORRY

November 19th, 2009
11:47 am

I have a small penis.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 19th, 2009
12:20 pm

Come on guys, it’s nice to hold onto your “HOPE”, but the bottom line he is a “JOKE”, before he will win a playoff game, you fools will have a “STROKE”, without Turner he is a “CHOKE”, you idiots love him and hate Vick because you are “BROKE”, and if you think Matty Lice can replace him, you need to puff some more of that “SMOKE”, this is not Pepsi, if you think there will be a new generation, you better smile and have a “COKE”, Joe Cool was the true roy, because Matty Hopeless was a “HOKES” and if you think this Noodle Arm is Nfl material, I say with a resounding “NOPE”, not even if he got a blessing from the “POPE”.

“DUMP THE CHUMP”

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 19th, 2009
1:38 pm

The reality is this team is in big trouble, just like in 2000 (before Vick) & 2007 (After Vick). That just proves the star power that Vick brought.

Look at the Panthers, for an example. The spotted the Falcons 3 games, by starting 0-3 and now if they beat the Dolphins tonight, the Falcons fall to 3rd place in the division after they lose to the Giants.

By the Falcons losing to the Giants, they fall behind Philly, Carolina, Green Bay, Giants, Cowboys and could be tied with San Fran for the 2 wild card spots.

This guy is not NFL material.

“DUMP THE CHUMP”

Mary Wanna

November 19th, 2009
2:57 pm

Falcons Sorry and Matt Choke: You have added NOTHING to this blog since the season began. Talk about being sorry and choking. What a couple of total losers. Those of you who are towing the line for DOL with some decent analysis – THANKS, Choke and Sorry, go rot. You got no game.

North FLA Falcon

November 19th, 2009
3:28 pm

Did we ever look into picking up Edgerrin James?

Eric C.

November 19th, 2009
3:59 pm

Boo Boo…

It’s good to see you talking about the playoff chances, I enjoyed your analyses last year. I noticed the computer says 63% chance of Falcons getting into the playoffs with 4 more wins, but says their chances of “making the playoffs has fallen to 42.3%.” I suppose that means the computer doesn’t think the Falcons will win 4 more games huh? I have to admit it will be tough given all of the injuries.

Da Birds

November 19th, 2009
4:59 pm

You have to admit reading Falcon Sorry is worth a laugh. Especially when others get all heated and respond with furor, which is exactly what he is trolling for. With Falcons fans so nervous about another meltdown this kind of junk posts starts a fire. If you don’t respond then he has no reason to keep up the bad joke. I mean no one is really as ignorant as his posts make him sound are they?

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 19th, 2009
5:12 pm

I understand a few you good ole boys are a little upset with me, so to make it up to you, here is a little something so we can be friends again :)

Once upon a time, there lived a joke;

His arm made of noodles, specializes in chokes.

Throwing picks, oh he’s the best;

Quick slant guru, oh there’s no contest.

20 yard bombs, to him that’s deep;

Back to Boston College, let’s pack up this creep.

From pro bowls, to winning playoff games;

Are you kidding, this chump is pathetic and lame.

He runs a forty, like the slowest snail;

Stinking up the joint, he has a new smell.

“DUMP THE CHUMP” :)

NYC State of Mind

November 19th, 2009
7:14 pm

You Falcon dudes are funny as hell yo. Everytime you get a loss you start acting like the sky is fallin. Keep bashin your team Falcon fans. That will just give us an easier time whoopin that tail. Only in the country would fans of a team bail on themselves. LOL, this is priceless!

NYC State of Mind

November 19th, 2009
7:18 pm

Falcons Sorry and Matt Choke, keep it up yo! Bash these dudes.

Mary Wanna

November 19th, 2009
8:15 pm

No wonder this blog is getting a whopping one post an hour. Yo.
Don’t see the Giants – or their punk fans being anything to brag about. Yo.
Falcons due for a win. Make sure you NYC losers come back and take your medicine after the game, if you’re not to busy spanking the monkey to that Eli fathead on your trailer wall. Yo.

Dialtone

November 19th, 2009
10:49 pm

I am a bit concerned with Mike Smith. He is so emotional, I wonder how long he can keep his wits as a head coach. With things turning on him a bit, will he start to zap out a little and make non-sensical decisions? Or worse, appear paranoid, hot-headed and desperate?

Need to beat the NY Giants.

Tripp Bowden

November 20th, 2009
7:24 pm

Hey Bolton–you are welcome. I don’t get the bloggers who hide behind fake names. Pretty sad if you ask me. It’s us against the world, but I like our chances. I read where the away team has won every game in this series since 1979. How crazy is that? Go Falcons!