Falcons are heavy underdogs without Turner

Michael Boley is the latest ex-Falcons to run some smack at the team. He didn't like being told he wasn't aggressive enough when he got benched for Coy Wire last season.

The normally quiet Michael Boley is the latest ex-Falcons to run some smack at the team. He didn't like being told he wasn't aggressive enough when he got benched for Coy Wire last season.

THE BRANCH – Can’t find any prognosticators who are picking the Falcons to fly up to New York and hand out a smackdown to Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

Even the great Swami Schultz has the Falcons losing, but covering the 6½.

In SportingNews Today on Thursday, all seven members of their panel picked the New York Football Giants. All seven –  Vinnie Iyer, Steve Greenberg, my main man Clifton Brown, Todd Wright, Real Scouts, Russ Lande and Dennis Dillion – had the NY insigna under their names.

Ken Moll of Scouts, Inc. has the Falcons losing 24-20. He gives the Falcons position advantages at wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back and special teams. He gives the coaching advantage to Tom Coughlin and the quarterback advantage to Manning.

That’s usually when things are most interesting in the NFL. When a team is given absolutely no chance to win an important game, they often times come through.

The Falcons margin of error will be slight with Michael Turner not expected to play.  (INJURY ASIDE: The Falcons are hoping that  Turner is a fast healer and can bounce back from his high right ankle sprain like he did back in 2001 from a left ankle sprain he suffered at Northern Illinois. “(Turner) Played in 10 games in 2001 and missed one with a sprained left ankle. . .”  according to Pro Football Weekly’s 2001 draft guide.)

Here’s a look at some of the issues the Falcons must overcome to pull off the upset in Gotham City:

COVER THE GIANTS RECEIVERS: Steve Smith is their main guy, but the unit has some depth.

“Coming into the year, they were talking about the receiver corps was untested,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “The rookie from North Carolina (Hakeem Nicks) is getting a lot more looks. (Domenik) Hixon is a big, fast and strong guy, who works on their special teams. I think that they’ve started to gel as far as the receivers working with Eli.”

ATTACK THE O-LINE: Some contend that New York’s offensive line man is slipping from the Super Bowl standard of a few years ago.

“I think that unit works very, very well,” Smith said. “They remind me, watching them on tape, of our offensive line. They really play hard and they play well as a unit. They are a bunch of guys that really understand their blocking schemes. They are efficient in both run and pass blocking.”

The Falcons should sendCurtis Lofton on some missions to meet Brandon Jacobs in the backfield. Mike Peterson and Stephen Nicholas will have his back. (Yeah, I taugh my 9 and 10 year-old how to cut block!)

The Falcons should sendCurtis Lofton on some missions to meet Brandon Jacobs in the backfield. Mike Peterson and Stephen Nicholas will have his back. (Yeah, I taught my 9 and 10 year-old how to cut block!)

STOP JACOBS BEFORE HE GETS ROLLING: The Falcons play a one-gap scheme, but they should just let middle linebacker Curtis Lofton key on Brandon Jacobs and give him the green light to go blow him up in the backfield. Once the big fella (6-4, 264) gets rolling, he’s tough to get down.

The Falcons are ranked 26th against the run (130.3 per game) and 28th against the pass (240.7). To have a chance they need to stop one aspect of the Giants offense and make them one dimensional.

“This is a very good running team and we know that,” Smith said. “This is a team that’s got really three backs. They talk about Brandon. They talk about Ahmad (Bradshaw) but Danny Ware is also a very good running back. It’s going to be very important that we are very gap sound. To defend the run you have to make sure that you are gap sound. You’ve got swarm to the ball and play with good leverage. If we can eliminate explosive plays in the running game we will enhance our chances this week.”

GET OFF THE FIELD ON THIRD DOWNS: The Falcons have also been pretty leaky on third downs. Teams have converted 61 of 125 third downs (49%).

Smith is aware of this major problem.

“We’re not very good, plain and simple,” Smith said. “We are not very good on third down.”

Smith and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder have a plan.

“We have to do a couple of things better,” Smith said. “First we have to play better on first and second down. We are in way too many third down-and-shorts and third down-and-mediums. In those situations you are putting yourself at a big disadvantage on third downs. It’s very important that we stress having good first and second down play to get us in those third down-and-longs.

“That’s something that you don’t want to see very often because the odds are in your favor defensively in those down

Falcons coach Mike Smith needs to the defense to step up on third downs. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

Falcons coach Mike Smith needs to the defense to step up on third downs. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

and distances. There are going to be certain times they are going to make good throws and good catches, but statistically those are situations that the defense definitely has the upper hand.”

WIND SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM: Got the weather update from the folks over at The Weather Channel.

“The Weather Channel has your NFL football forecast for the weekend – we would love to let your readers know:

Atlanta Falcons @ NY Giants

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Gametime Weather Index: 10 (Light winds; 50s)

November and December games in the Meadowlands can be notoriously windy, thanks to both cold fronts sweeping out of the Great Lakes and an occasional coastal storm.  While the latter scenario will be in play Sunday, the coastal low should be rather weak, by East Coast standards, and high pressure should remain sufficiently nearby to minimize rain chances.  More importantly, the proximity of the surface high should keep winds generally less than 10 mph.”

GASH ‘EM IN THE RUN GAME: Perhaps the Giants will take the Falcons backup running backs lightly. But Jason Snelling and Jerious Norwood are very capable.

Perhaps one of them can pop a 66-yarder like Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy’s 66-yard touchdown run against the Gaints in Week 8.

SCHEDULE GRIEVANCE: Before leaving New York, the Falcons need to file a grievance at the league office over this bye-week booster schedule they are playing. Here’s the address: 280 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. You know, you they can put it in the GPS.

Mathematically, the Falcons rank fourth in strength of schedule this season with their opponents combining for a .588 winning percentage in 2008 (150 wins, 105 losses and one tie).

Considering that they play four teams coming off of bye weeks — including the rested New York Giants –  they might just have the toughest schedule in the league is year. (They are 2-1 so far, beating San Francisco and Washington, while losing to Dallas as they were coming off bye weeks).

“This is the fourth one is six weeks,” Smith said. “The schedule is made and we’ve got to go play the games. Up until this point, I think we’ve handled it very well. It’s a little bit tougher when you are coming off a bye week and you’ve got to go on the road than coming off a bye week and having to play that opponent at home.”

Patrick Robinson (21) against Georgia Tech. (Getty Images)

Patrick Robinson (21) against Georgia Tech. (Getty Images)

2010 DRAFT PREVIEW OF CORNERBACKS: It’s OK to take a peak ahead to the 2010 draft. It’s a pretty good bet that the Falcons will be giving every draftable cornerback in the nation a workout.

It would be wise to start compiling a file on Florida State’s Patrick Robinson. If the Falcons land somewhere in the 20s, he could be available. Robinson will be rated behind Tennessee’s Eric Berry of Creekside High and Florida’s Joe Haden, the consensus top two corners in the draft.

Here’s a look at some of the other top cornerbacks around the country.

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125 comments Add your comment

tbhawksfan

November 20th, 2009
11:07 am

Tough game, tough schedule, lot’s of injuries. Falcons are doing well given the circumstances.

gdg73

November 20th, 2009
11:11 am

This is the biggest game of Ryan’s young career. I kinda compare it to a game in 2005 against Miami. Vick had received alot of grief the weeks prior for his lack of production and came away with a solid showing/win against the Dolphins. Ryan needs a “solid showing/WIN” more than anyone could imagine. If he tanks it again, we are in trouble.

gdg73

November 20th, 2009
11:16 am

And as far as a CB, Arthur Blank needs to open up his wallet and pluck a proven corner from next years free agent class. A rookie corner paired with Chris Houston will put us in the same position as we are currently in. Unless Eric Berry is on the board, which I doubt, I say go free agency to fill this need.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
11:19 am

gdg73: They were very picky in FA market last year. Jabari Greer could have helped and maybe they should have paid Foxworth.

gdg73

November 20th, 2009
11:40 am

Unless you have an outstanding pass rushing defensive line, which we do not have, top tier CB talent is needed. We also need to look at RB and LB in the draft, as well as kicker. C.J. Spiller or Renaldo Blackmon (Alabama LB) should be available when we pick, I hope. I was hoping the Falcon brass would draft Brandon Coutu from Georgia in 2008 instead of signing Elam’s antique butt. The position would have been solved for 12 years. Back to the drawing board I guess.

Lesa

November 20th, 2009
11:46 am

DOL, thanks so much for the belly laugh I just got courtesy of what I hope is a typo: ” . . .they should just let middle linebacker Curtis Lofton key on Brandon Jacobs and give him the green light to go BLOW HIM in the backfield.” Well, that would be one way for the Falcons to get “a head.” ROTFLMAO.

Seriously, I was encouraged to read that the Giants have a losing record after bye weeks. An article by Denis Gorman on ajc.com says, “Historically, the Giants have lost 15 of the 20 games following a regular-season bye, including three of five during Coughlin’s tenure as coach.” I hope the precedent continues on Sunday. GO FALCONS!!!

Jay Falcon

November 20th, 2009
11:54 am

I don’t know about Foxworth. Every thing I read coming out of Baltimore is how their secondary is week, and specifically complaints about Foxworth. I think the falcons did the right thing by not resigning him to a huge contract. From what I read Baltimore is his hometown where he wanted to play so the Falcons would have had to pay him significantly more. I wish we would have brought in a vet like Greer or Mcalister to show our young corners a thing or two.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
11:54 am

JUST 2 OBSERVATIONS:

1. I thought “you” guys were saying Ryan was the reason for last season’s success, yet now all of a sudden the AJC Writers are saying the birds are a huge underdog without Turner. I’m so confused :)

2. Steve Smith seems to be a name that will toast the birds in both Carolina and New York :)

Come on guys, there is no need to fear the Giants, when you have Peyton Manning on your team :)

cdog

November 20th, 2009
12:21 pm

THE FALCONS SHOULD WIN IF THEY DON’T GO INTO THE GAMES EXPECTING TO LOSE AND NOT BELIEVING THEY CAN’T WIN. THE GIANTS ARE NOT NO WORLD BEATING TEAM. THE FALCONS MUST TACKLE AND DO THE FUNDAMENTAL THINGS RIGHT AND THEY SHOULD COME OUT OF NEW YORK WITH A WIN

pilgrim

November 20th, 2009
12:21 pm

gdg73 — Giants are using this game to right their season. Even more pressure on Ryan – I agree: a good challenge/opportunity for him.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
12:25 pm

Lesa: BLOW HIM UP!!!!! (thanks). Glad you caught that. I’d have some explaining to do with Lofton.

CHOKE: Team voted 33 the MVP last year. You missed that? Just starting trouble. . . AGAIN!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
12:40 pm

SportingNews Today has an article ton “Slumping Quarterbacks.” (Cutler, Ryan and Sanchez)

http://today.sportingnews.com/sportingnewstoday/20091120?sub_id=vlH89UsLnX94&folio=CGI#pg1

Lesa

November 20th, 2009
12:50 pm

DOL: thanks for the props. The 12-year-old inside of me couldn’t resist commenting on that. I always enjoy your blog.

GO FALCONS!!!

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
12:58 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
12:25 pm
Lesa: BLOW HIM UP!!!!! (thanks). Glad you caught that. I’d have some explaining to do with Lofton.

CHOKE: Team voted 33 the MVP last year. You missed that? Just starting trouble. . . AGAIN!

“I guess I missed under all of the Peyton Like articles” :)

For the record “trouble” is my middle name, but be rest assured, the current quarterback will get no free passes no matter how much you AJC Writers build him up.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
1:09 pm

THIS IN THE LATEST PRO FOOTBALL WRITER’S NEWSLETTER–
Kudos to the Texans for making Dr. James Muntz, a team physician, available to discuss the swine flu after a Texans player was diagnosed. … I got emails from writers amazed the first time Bob Lange sent out MRI results for several of the 49ers players. It was very detailed information on each player. (The results of a MRI on 49ers RB Frank Gore show a right ankle strain and a right hind foot sprain that will sideline him for approximately three weeks.)

WONDER WHY THE FALCONS CAN’T GIVE US SOME DETAILED MEDICAL INFO ON MICHAEL TURNER’S “ANKLE SPRAIN.” Does it “REALLY” give the opposition a competitive advantage?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
1:09 pm

ALSO… The Eagles are doing a great job with information regarding Brian Westbrook’s concussion.

Marcus

November 20th, 2009
1:23 pm

DOL, your last paragraph is what I have been asking here and the Bird Cage since the DAL game: Look @ 2010 CBs. Just from perusing the ‘09 Lindy’s, the cupboard looks kinda bare unless Dimitroff has a sleeper pick.
Some of the other top CBs (Arenas from ‘bama, the Syd’Quan Thompson from Cal) are shorties like Grimes and C. Houston, which does us no good. UKs Trevard Lindley was a pre-season top CB, not sure how his season is going. Same could be said for couple of others, like Clemson’s Crezdon Butler. Walter Thurmond III from Oregon got hurt at mid-season, I think. This draft seems more Safety (heavy w/prospects like Eric Berry and USC Taylor Mays) than CB.

Clueless?

November 20th, 2009
1:35 pm

Hey Lesa, this character “Choke” would probably be glad to perform that activity. He is always trolling.

6 - 10

November 20th, 2009
1:49 pm

It’s over folks. We have….no QB, no defense, no RB, no OL and have lost all heart. Looking forward to 2010.
6 – 10

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
1:59 pm

You know it’s a damn shame that this franchise will close the decade after this season and only 1 quarterback holds all the playoff wins and he was just a glorified running back.

HA HA HA

Greg

November 20th, 2009
2:02 pm

The ONLY thing we have going in our favor is the “big underdog” business. So thank god for that. Eli will probably do well throwing the ball, and we will have a big problem stopping Jacobs (why should we be any different than other teams with really GOOD run-stopping ability who have had problems stopping Jacobs?). Meanwhile, I actually look for Ryan to look sharper. He’s got to be really embarrassed over his performance the last four weeks. Still, can you think of any place worse for Ryan to try to come back than a windy Meadowlands? 24-7 Giants.

TMoney

November 20th, 2009
2:12 pm

On the ESPN side, Ditka, Jackson, Allen, and the Madden Simulation picked the Falcons to win. Granted, 11 others didn’t.

6 - 10

November 20th, 2009
2:16 pm

24-7 seems reasonable. We’ll score on our first possession and look like “world-beaters” doing it….then we’ll take the rest of the game off…..as usual. :(

AceDawg

November 20th, 2009
2:17 pm

Let’s hope we can get Norwood in there and have him burn the Giants on a long one. Then again, the Giants can have a mean defense and might injure him yet again. I don’t see Atlanta winning without Turner or Norwood though.

Standing up every 2nd and 3rd down on defense in sec 340

November 20th, 2009
2:25 pm

Season begins again on Sunday. We are in the position for the playoffs. We have 3 games left against the Bucs and and the Bills. That should put us at 8 wins. We need 2 out of 4 against NY,NO,Ny, and Eagles. A win against the Giants is the most important for playoffs implications, but most importantly confidence. A win and we are ahead of the game. A loss and we are playing catch up.
Bring on some no huddle
Matt Ryan Is the Truth
In Dimitroff and Smith We Trust
A biased season ticket holder
Go Falcons
A biased season ticket holder

Bitter Vick Fan

November 20th, 2009
2:39 pm

The Man helped the Eagles tear up the Giants on November 1: 2 rushes for 3 yards. Zero passes.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 20th, 2009
2:39 pm

LAWYER MILLOY is not too happy riding the bench in Seattle. Here’s the link:
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20091120/SPORTS/711209835/1018/SPORTS09

Marcus: I just did a little work on it this week after seeing Robinson’s name in a mock draft coming to the Falcons. “Coaching up” Christopher Owens is an option, too. He’s smart and tough kind from Compton. Just wondering why they don’t just roll him on out there now.

SHOTYME

November 20th, 2009
2:57 pm

“MAN CRUSH” is at it again looking for attention. Chris Chandler not only took us to the playoffs he also took us to the Super Bowl,Falcons ran him out of town and got your boyfriend, but I dont see you saying anything about that “MAN CRUSH”.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
3:02 pm

If I was the CHOKE I would be very concerned by a pissed off other former Falcon Michael Boley. In an interview, he was quoted as saying he was not happy the way the Falcons handled him.

What a shocker – the Falcons have a history of not handling players that do not have blue eyes.

With Justin Tuck and that fierce pass rushing defensive line, the CHOKE will be doing some serious “Dancing With The Stars” this Sunday.

As far as Brandon Jacobs, he is nearly bigger than most of the Falcons linemen – this should get ugly early.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
3:07 pm

vs Chicago 68 QB RATING………….. 2 PICKS

vs Dallas 66 QB RATING……………2 PICKS

vs Saints 46 QB RATING………………3 PICKS

vs Redskins 81 QB RATING……………1 PICK

vs Panthers 57 QB RATING…………..2 PICKS

- A pick in last 5 games

- 10 Picks in last 5 games

- Ranked 20th in the NFL in passing

- Ranked 3rd in NFL with 12 PICKS

“DUMP THE CHUMP”

TB

November 20th, 2009
3:09 pm

One mistake I noticed about Bye week wins and loses. The two teams we beat coming off bye weeks were Washington and Chicago not San Francisco. SF was headed into their bye after playing us and the announcers kept saying it couldn’t get there fast enough for that team. How come no one is mentioning the biggest factor? The record of the road team always winning between the Falcons & Giants going back to 1979. I think we even won there the year Mike Vick was knocked out. We are on the road against the Giants, WE WIN!

Hey Choke

November 20th, 2009
3:09 pm

You need to find yourself a girl, mate.

Hey Choke

November 20th, 2009
3:10 pm

Or perhaps the reason you’re on these boards everyday is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You’re not a eunuch are you?

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
3:13 pm

SHOTYME

November 20th, 2009
2:57 pm
“MAN CRUSH” is at it again looking for attention. Chris Chandler not only took us to the playoffs he also took us to the Super Bowl,Falcons ran him out of town and got your boyfriend, but I dont see you saying anything about that “MAN CRUSH”.

“Glad you brought that up”

The Falcons “ALL TIME” win leaders:

1. Steve Bartkowski

2. Mike Vick

3. Chris Chandler

The Falcons “ALL TIME DIVISION WINNERS”

1. Mike Vick

2. Steve Bartkowski

3. Chris Chandler

Clueless?

November 20th, 2009
3:22 pm

Choke

You are the biggest racist on these blogs. The Birds let Boley walk because he regressed big time last year. What has he done this year?

I will say this for you little girl, you are the best at taking parts of stories out of context, which is actually lying.

Tell mommy I said see ya soon. What color skirt are you wearing Sunday.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
3:25 pm

Anybody know what goes good with CUP’O NOODLES?

I don’t want to CHOKE :)

gdg73

November 20th, 2009
3:28 pm

You are the biggest racist on these blogs. The Birds let Boley walk because he regressed big time last year.

Boley’s play did tail off, but Keith Brooking was regressing for 5 years and made $5 million a year for doing so. Choke might have a bit of a point on this one.

Clueless?

November 20th, 2009
3:28 pm

Enter your comments here

Clueless?

November 20th, 2009
3:34 pm

gdg73

Uh, I did not say anything about Brooking. You are random with that comment, your point??? Oh yeah, and by the way Boley slapped his wife around too. Go ahead and drink Chokes koolaid.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
3:44 pm

- 2007 Boley was a Pro Bowler

- 2008 New Coach, new system

- 2009 Cut

Yes that’s how you handle a Pro Bowler, one year removed. Oh it has nothing to do with his brown eyes :)

TMoney

November 20th, 2009
3:55 pm

Once again, I feel compelled to shed some light on Choke’s stats. Is he right that Vick is second in career wins for the Falcons? Yes. But he is also tied for the second most starts for the Falcons at QB:

Quarterback GS W L T
Steve Bartkowski 121 55 66 0
Chris Chandler 67 34 33 0
Michael Vick 67 38 28 1
Chris Miller 66 23 43 0
Bob Berry 51 19 28 3
Randy Johnson 37 8 28 1
Jeff George 35 16 19 0
Bobby Hebert 25 7 18 0
Matt Ryan 25 16 9 0
David Archer 23 9 13 1
Bob Lee 18 10 8 0
Scott Campbell 11 2 9 0
Joey Harrington 10 3 7 0
Chris Redman 4 1 3 0
Byron Leftwich 2 0 2 0

Other QBs not included due to insufficient stats:
Cliff Washam
Brandon Proctor
Dennis Claridge
Steve Sloan
Terry Nofsinger
Bruce Lemmerman
Dick Shiner
Pat Sullivan
Kim McQuilken
Scott Hunter
June Jones
Mike Moroski
Turk Schonert
Erik Kramer
Steve Dils
Hugh Millen
Billy Joe Tolliver
Wade Wilson
Tony Graziani
Steve DeBerg
Danny Kanell
Kurt Kittner
Doug Johnson
Matt Schaub

One thing very strange is that, over the course of their 44 year history, the Falcons have start 39 different QBs. When QBs averaging what would now be 18 games in their career as starter for the Falcons, it doesn’t take long to climb to the top of the list.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
4:00 pm

ART BLANKS BIGGEST MISTAKES:

- Hired Dimitroff

- Hired Smith

- Drafted CHOKE

DIMITROFF’S RESUME:

- Drafted a qb with 22 interceptions in senior season

- Drafted an injury prone lineman (out for season)

- Drafted an injury prone db (out for season)

- Cut starting cb, db, 2 linebackers (defense ranked near last)

SMITH’S RESUME:

- Never had been a head coach

- Supposedly a defensive guru

- Defense has regressed since 2007

- Passing & rushing defense ranked near last

- Can’t control temper (fined for attacking opposing player)

- Can’t manage with intangibles (No Turner – they lose)

CHOKE’S RESUME:

- 5 straight games with dropping QB RATINGS

- 5 straight games with at least 1 PICK

- 10 interceptions in last 5 games

- QB RATING 10 points lower than rookie season

- Lost 3 out of last 4 games (bad in crunch time)

- Nervous under pressure (nervous feet causes him to sack himself)

- Weak arm (can’t pass over 20 yards without lobbing the ball)

- Lacks confidence (In press coverage, loses accuracy)

Art Blank blew this one big time!

hiramsaint

November 20th, 2009
4:07 pm

falcons 5-5 sunday ……. saints 10-0 sunday….WHODAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 20th, 2009
4:07 pm

TMoney

November 20th, 2009
3:55 pm
Once again, I feel compelled to shed some light on Choke’s stats. Is he right that Vick is second in career wins for the Falcons? Yes. But he is also tied for the second most starts for the Falcons at QB:

Quarterback GS W L T
Steve Bartkowski 121 55 66 0
Chris Chandler 67 34 33 0
Michael Vick 67 38 28 1

“You just confirm my point” Check out the winning percentages, especially the ones with more than 2 seasons as starter.

Thanks guy :)

Steve C

November 20th, 2009
4:17 pm

CHOKE,

You never responded to why you lied about Jacobs running a 4.40 when he ran a 4.56 at the combine.

Clueless?

November 20th, 2009
4:23 pm

Choke

What has Mike Vick done in the last 4 years?

Hasn’t thrown a 4th quarter TD pass.

Blew a $130,000,000 contract.

Shot the local fans the bird.

Blew millions in endorsements.

Had marijuana in a concealed stash fake water bottle.

Brutally abused and killed dogs.

Went Federal Prison. (which in your mind makes him a hero)

Put up fantastic numbers in 2009 (LMAO at that one)

So put that in your racist pipe and smoke it you know just like Mike.

Jamaaliver

November 20th, 2009
4:26 pm

Doesn’t Matt Ryan have the highest winning percentage as a Falcons starting QB? Of all time?

Steve C

November 20th, 2009
4:28 pm

Matt “Choke” Ryan

November 20th, 2009
4:00 pm
ART BLANKS BIGGEST MISTAKES:

- Hired Dimitroff

- Hired Smith

- Drafted CHOKE

Hey CHOKE,

Don’t for get his biggest, most expensive mistake: giving an immature, self-aggrandizing prima donna a $120,000,000 contract and then believing him when he lied to both the owner of the team and the commissioner of the league. “Ya know, I never go up there. That’s my cousin’s place, ya know.”

Remember the “Mike Vick Experience” commercial? Well, I’m sure that all of the dead pit bulls didn’t exactly enjoy the Mike Vick experience.

TMoney

November 20th, 2009
4:30 pm

Also, the Falcons have 3 divison championships, so the way Choke put it is very misleading. It should appear as follows:

T1. Steve Bartkowski (1980 – West)
T1. Chris Chandler (1998 – West)
T1. Michael Vick (2004 – South)

TMoney

November 20th, 2009
4:32 pm

Jamaaliver

November 20th, 2009
4:26 pm

Doesn’t Matt Ryan have the highest winning percentage as a Falcons starting QB? Of all time?

Yes, Ryan’s current winning percentage is .640, .615 if you include the playoffs.