Matt Ryan, Michael Turner return to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH –  Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner both returned to

Ryan returned to practice on Thursday. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Ryan returned to practice on Thursday. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

practice on Thursday.

Both have missed the last two games. Ryan suffered a turf toe injury and Turner re-injured his right ankle sprain on Nov. 29 against Tampa Bay.

Both are hopeful that they will be able to play against the New York Jets on Sunday.

“Nobody likes to have to sit down, but it’s something that you’re going to have to deal with at different points in your career,” Ryan said.

Turner originally was injured against Carolina on Nov. 15. He tried to play two weeks later against Tampa Bay and was re-injured.

“You just want to try to get back out there and be productive,” Turner said. “It’s very important to see where I’m at, to see if the soreness will go away and things like that. I need to see if I can really handle, playing and cutting.

Michael Turner returned to practice. If he doesn't have a reaction to the work, he's said, "there's no question" that he'll play on Sunday. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Michael Turner returned to practice. If he doesn't have a reaction to the work, he's said, "there's no question" that he'll play on Sunday. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

“It’s still not quite 100 percent, but if it feels like that, there would be no question that I will be playing.”

The Falcons were elated to see their top two offensive weapons back on the field.

“He was out there firing the ball everywhere,” wide receiver Roddy White said of Ryan. “He was out there controlling the huddle and telling guys to listen up. That was good.”

SEVERAL GAMES LOST TO INJURY: Just wondering if we jinxed the Falcons when we wrote about the team’s functional movement screens and how it helped to keep them healthy.

Well, this season they are amongst the league leaders in players placed on the injury reserve list and likely in games loss by starters, too.

Pro Football Weekly did its ranking on the NFL’s most injured teams. In the  “Infirmary Report” the Falcons were tied for 17th with the most players on the injured-reserve list with six.

The report came out before Brian Finneran was placed on injured-reserve on Tuesday. I think they missed

Tiffany Gilbert, wife of Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tony Gilbert and member of the Off the Field players' wives club, hit the aisles of Sam's Club last Thursday to find the perfect holiday gifts for ten Atlanta-area families as part of an annual, charitable "Dream Drive" partnership with the Salvation Army and Sam's Club.

Tiffany Gilbert, wife of Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tony Gilbert and member of the Off the Field players' wives club, hit the aisles of Sam's Club last Thursday to find the perfect holiday gifts for ten Atlanta-area families as part of an annual, charitable "Dream Drive" partnership with the Salvation Army and Sam's Club.

linebacker Tony Gilbert (hamstring) because the Falcons have eight players on injured reserve.

Here’s the group:  wide receiver Harry Douglas (knee), defensive tackle Peria Jerry (knee), cornerback Brian Williams (knee), safety William Moore (hamstring), safety Jamaal Fudge (knee) and long snapper Mike Schneck (broken ribs).

Buffalo (15), Detroit (12), New Orleans (12), Baltimore (11) and Tampa Bay (11) are the top five teams. Only New Orleans has a winning record in the group.

Another way to count the impact of injuries is to count the games missed by starters. Here’s the rundown of 32 games missed by starters:

Left tackle Sam Baker (two games).

Right guard Harvey Dahl (two games).

Wide receiver Michael Jenkins (one game).

Quarterback Matt Ryan (two games).

Running back Michael Turner (three games).

Fullback Ovie Mughell (two games).

Defensive tackle Thomas Johnson (two games).

Cornerback Brian Williams (eight).

Defensive tackle Peria Jerry (10)

Not playing has been tough on Turner, who periodically will drop by the open locker room sessions to give us an update. We haven’t heard from Ryan since his injury on Nov. 29 so we don’t know how he’s coping with his turf toe.

It’s “Day 18 in the Where’s Matt Media Watch.”

It’s clearly killing Turner that he can help out while the Falcons have gone 1-3 since he hurt the ankle against Charlotte on Nov. 15.

“It’s very difficult,” Turner said. “You want to be out there trying to help your teammates win. Helping them pull of a win. Football is a game where injuries happen. You just have to deal with it.”

Turner said he doesn’t regret trying to come back too soon against Tampa Bay on Nov. 29 either.

Also, key reserves like Jerious Norwood (six games) and Finneran (three) have also missed games.

Last season, Baker, who suffered a concussion and a back injury, was the only starter to miss any games. He missed 11 starts, but played in eight games, making five starts.

The Falcons don’t want to make excuses for their 6-7 record, but you can’t ignore an injury list this long.

E-MAIL BAG: Exchanged a few e-mails with Tom over biased officiated. He didn’t like the call on Grimes either.

“Thanks for responding.

I did get some satisfaction from hearing Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin calling the interference flag bogus, then seeing the ESPN panel put it on their “C’mon Man” list last night.

The NFL has always justified not publicly admitting officiating errors by saying that it would hurt public confidence in the game.  I’ve always felt that it is actually just the opposite.  It gives the appearance of the league covering up its dirt.

Anyway, keep up the good work.

Go Falcons,

Tom”

Atlanta Falcons wives and members of Off the Field hit the aisles of Sam's Club to fill baskets with clothes, household products and toys to brighten the holiday season for ten Atlanta-area families as part of an annual, charitable "Dream Drive" partnership with the Salvation Army and Sam's Club.

Atlanta Falcons wives and members of Off the Field hit the aisles of Sam's Club to fill baskets with clothes, household products and toys to brighten the holiday season for ten Atlanta-area families as part of an annual, charitable "Dream Drive" partnership with the Salvation Army and Sam's Club.

FALCONS WIVES SPREADING CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Some of the Falcons wives participated in the Third Annual Dream Drive program.

The wives from Off the Field Players Wives Association worked with Sam’s Club to select a wide range of holiday gifts, including clothes, food, personal items and toys, in an effort to brighten the holiday season for some Salvation Army families. (This season I haven’t been walking past the bell ringers at Wal-Mart. Feeling pretty good about throwing a little cash in the red bucket!)

The Atlanta Dream Drive event was held last Thursday at the Sam’s Club on Clairmont Road in North Atlanta. At the event, wives of seven Atlanta Falcons players shopped for 10 local families, totaling $10,000 in food and gifts.

130 comments Add your comment

Rodster

December 17th, 2009
9:25 am

The birds are playing for pride from here out this season. Let’s hope they continue to have some. The GM has lots of work to do in the off season. Weems and Babinoux are probably gonners. I don’t think less of them personally for their current plight but it is unprofessional to say the least and their irresponsible choices have hurt the team.

The Falcons

December 17th, 2009
9:33 am

Control their own destiny, if they win out and Dallas drops three and N.Y. drops two then they’re in. This where the dirty comes out of the birds to fly and sh1t on their opponents

IceFan

December 17th, 2009
9:42 am

Too many things have to fall into place for us to sneak into the playoffs. It’s not happening.

Here’s to a good offseason and draft. Next year the run begins!

WW

December 17th, 2009
10:15 am

If Weems was faster, then he wouldn’t get caught.

Please draft athletes that don’t put pot or alcohol in their systems.

Please draft athletes that do not have a history of injuries.

Ricky

December 17th, 2009
10:15 am

Yes, it seems over. Play like champions guys! We will have a football dynasty right here in Atlanta next decade. You got screwed in the NO game (and a couple of Mularkey mistakes). But do me this favor, if we get down to nothing on the line put that Joe Tom Billy Bob Parker in at QB for a few snaps, get him some reps in live action and let’s see what he’s got.

It’s a shame to hear that Henry died, RIP

Ricky

December 17th, 2009
10:21 am

WW

That is a little naive but I guess you were just trying to get your joke in. Babs and Weems will be addressed but it is two different things. Babs was arrested for an illegal substance, Weem for DUI.
Both should be charged with STUPIDITY. I wonder if DeKalb helped Weems keep his arrest under the radar.

FalconsFan

December 17th, 2009
10:22 am

Just looking at the pictures posted of when the injuries happened, it seems like those black throwbacks need to be thrown away. Ryan/Turner injured wearing throwbacks and Jerry as well.

TMoney

December 17th, 2009
10:25 am

Injuries are always a killer, but I like that the Falcons aren’t using it as an excuse. It tells me a lot about this team.

While the Falcons most likely will miss the playoffs this season, I still want them to win out. Go into the off season hot and come out next season firing on all cylinders.

PMC

December 17th, 2009
10:31 am

Unfortunately playing the Jets and thier running game with our patchwork defense is not the recipe for 9-7.

No they aren’t a great team but thier defense (esp Revis who will take away Roddy White) and running game are excellent and we can’t stop anybody.

Travis Hall

December 17th, 2009
10:32 am

There is a differce between excuses and reasons. One of the main reasons the Falcons are 6-7 is because of injuries. Not saying it would be much differnt but at least a game or two.

David

December 17th, 2009
10:34 am

This sounds like an excuse the Ga bulldogs would come up with. Every team can expect injuries but if
they have solid backups the injuries will be a wash at the end of the season. The problem is the backups have to be competitive. We are kind of a loser town because we have an excuse for every failing sports team. How else could you explain the 40 percent winning percentage? That number is for all Atlanta professional sports teams.

Glenn

December 17th, 2009
10:35 am

When you draft players with a history of injuries, you have to expect they’ll continue that trend in the pros where the game is faster, the guys are stronger, and guys hit harder. The Falcons top 2 picks from last season are prime examples of that principle. Even if you get a couple of good years out of these types of players, their “shelf life” is still typically less than others coming into a franchise without the baggage. Thomas D. blew the last draft with those two guys at the top and the Falcons defense is suffering for it this season.

JJ

December 17th, 2009
10:36 am

Why can other players play with a hurt toe but little matty can’t? cj spiller of clemson played all year with the same injury and he’s a dynamic return man, running back and receiver. but little matty can’t drop back and throw the ball. what a wimp or someone who lost confidence and doesn’t want to play. tired of these losers. the media here is still pumping the guy. he’s been horrible this season. what will they say when the same crap happens next year. he’s not as good as they tried to sell us. simple as that.

Marcus

December 17th, 2009
10:53 am

Nice summary. I hpe the rash of injuries and recent off-field issues don’t submarine the effort and spirit of the team. In years past, this is where we began to mail it in.
DOL, in your blog yesterday …. you can’t have the lyrics without the beat, man! Gotta at least throw a link to a You Tube or .mp3 version of the song.

TMoney

December 17th, 2009
10:54 am

JJ

December 17th, 2009
10:36 am

Why can other players play with a hurt toe but little matty can’t? cj spiller of clemson played all year with the same injury and he’s a dynamic return man, running back and receiver. but little matty can’t drop back and throw the ball. what a wimp or someone who lost confidence and doesn’t want to play. tired of these losers. the media here is still pumping the guy. he’s been horrible this season. what will they say when the same crap happens next year. he’s not as good as they tried to sell us. simple as that.
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Ryan has been trying to play, but the doctors keep telling him no. It’s not lack of wanting to play, it’s the Falcons doctors trying to keep from making his turf toe a nagging, career long injury.

You can get AIDS from the toilets at Piedmont park

December 17th, 2009
11:07 am

What would Jesus do?

60-39-5 30-24

December 17th, 2009
11:10 am

RIP Chris Henry

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
11:20 am

- GM drafting damage goods (Baker, Jerry, Moore)…..BUST

- Coach specializing in defense (near last in defense)…..BUST

- QB has 22 PICKS in 25 GAMES…..BUST

TRAIN WRECK…………..

Derailing faster a moving Amtrak……….

This so-called “good character” regime is in year 2 of a FAILED experiment…………..

The so-called HORRIBLE previous regime went to the Championship game in YEAR 1 and I don’t recall the previous coach getting fined from the NFL for losing his cool and attacking a player physically.

That is not a role model for “good character”, so I’m not surprised the players have since then had undisciplined incidents. How can you blame them, if the coach is setting the example.

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
11:22 am

You need to find yourself a girl, mate. And a job.

Jim H.

December 17th, 2009
11:25 am

just win 9….thats all I want.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
11:26 am

I find it to be hilarious, when “some” bloggers come on here and defend a player for not being “MAN” enough to get on the field and earn his money and use excuses like “he wants to play but doctors don’t want him to play”

That’s a bunch of bull – do they have insiders as to what the doctors recommend? Do they have insiders to what conversations take place behind closed doors?

I’m pretty sure the doctors didn’t want McNabb to play with 2 broken ribs.

I’m pretty sure the doctors didn’t want their franchise quarterback in Detroit to play with a separated shoulder.

I’m pretty sure doctors didn’t want Kurt Warner to play 2 games later after a concussion or D Jackson in Philly.

I’m pretty sure the doctors didn’t want Brett Favre to play with a broken finger.

EXCUSES…EXCUSES…EXCUSES….

The CHOKE is just SOFT, plain and simple.

trouble funk

December 17th, 2009
11:28 am

I’m a lifetime Cowboy Fan, and I think the Falcons have a bright future and injuries happen, and all teams have years when those injuries take a toll on the team. Good owner, manager, young players = bright future

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
11:28 am

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
11:22 am
You need to find yourself a girl, mate. And a job.

“Yet here you are Girl” HA HA HA

Interesting.............

December 17th, 2009
11:31 am

trouble funk

And this coming from a fan of a December choke master. Like the blind leading the blind.

hate choke

December 17th, 2009
11:43 am

choke, i know why you do it. you try to see how many people you can piss off. Matt Ryan in year 2 is better than any quarterback we have had in 15 years. He is hurt and you know he would play if he could. I am and have been a falcons fan since bartkowski was our quarterback. watch them every sunday. I loved watching vick when he was a falcon but in terms of being a better quartback than ryan he is not. He was a more exciting player but when he was forced to stay in the pocket like when we played tampa, he struggled. he did not get his first 300 yard passing game until we played the steelers in like year 3 or 4(I have it recorded).
this coach we have is far better than Mora and our future is better with Ryan, turner and white than it ever was with vick, crumpler and white. Just look at how much better White and Jenkins have been with Ryan as compared to when they were with Vick. When he took off the recievers did not know what to do.
Have you ever had turf toe? no? If you did your research before you spoke you would know that turf toe can end your career.
If you liked vick better than ryan that is fine. but don’t continue to smash ryan because you dont like him. I might include that even toni dungi has compared him(ryan) to peyton manning.

FalconUGAFan

December 17th, 2009
11:47 am

You guys know you are wasting your time by responding to Choke. He admits his passion is tearing down the current Falcons regime. You are just feeding him.

Bama Falcon Fan

December 17th, 2009
11:59 am

(DL) One of the biggest issues with the Falcons this year is coaching. The Falcons have been to inconsistent on offense. We knew the defense would struggle because of their youth. Offensive Coordinator Mularkey needs to go. He has been given too much latitude in how the Falcons attack other defenses. We have too many weapons on offense for the struggles we have gone through.

Are we a passing team or running team? If we are a running team then the Falcons should have spent a draft choice or money on a “good” backup RB. If we are a passing team, than we should have went out and got a better replacement for WR – Douglas. Going after Charlie Weitz or Martz as a replacement OC makes sense.

Same Old Song!!

December 17th, 2009
12:05 pm

Ok here we go…Since everyone seems to hate it when Choke goes off on the Falcons…Lets do this…

Someone please tell us what he has said that is not true or correct????

Just asking…..

Same Old Song!!

December 17th, 2009
12:08 pm

Mike Smith can’t control himself on the field, and the Team seems to not be able to control themselves off the field…. Looks like two sides of the same coin to me!

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
12:51 pm

hate choke

December 17th, 2009
11:43 am
choke, i know why you do it. you try to see how many people you can piss off. Matt Ryan in year 2 is better than any quarterback we have had in 15 years. He is hurt and you know he would play if he could.

So…………….

Based on your complaints and acknowledges you are more satisfied with “Individual” accomplishes, by stating Vick’s lack of 300 yard passing games.

Unfortunately, this is a “TEAM” game and WINNING & LOSING is all that matters in the big picture. Here are a few examples:

- Jay Cutler has passed for 4,000 yards (below .500 career record)

- Matt Schaub is on pace for 4,500 yards (below .500 career record)

Now take the CHOKE, he had a decent rookie season, but he had on his staff:

- Pro bowl back

- Pro bowl receiver (1,000+ season before the CHOKE arrived)

- New Head Coach

- New GM

- 1st round picks on the O-line (Vick had none)

Now, back to the “TEAM” goal success, here is what Vick & Team accomplished:

- Became 1st team in NFL history to beat Green Bay on road in playoffs

- Won 1st playoff game in “Sophomore” season (on the road)

- Won 2nd playoff game in 4th season

- Played in 1st Championship Game

What has the CHOKE accomplished as a team:

- 1st franchise team to be 1 and done in playoffs in decade

- 1st team in decade to lose to a team with worse record

- 1st team in decade to not lead team in playoffs in “Sophomore” season

- 1st franchise qb in decade not to win the division title

Other noteworthy accomplishments this team is on pace to do, is a major losing streak. They currently are 2-6 with 3 games remaining. I believe the longest such streak Vick and team had was 2-6, so unless the Falcons win the remaining 3 games, which I doubt, that would be the longest streak in the decade.

Now since you want to throw in individual stats, here are a few that the CHOKE has posted:

- 6 straight games with a PICK

- 22 PICKS in 25 games started

- In only playoff game, had 2 picks, 1 fumble, 1 SAFETY

- A QB rating that has dropped in 7 straight weeks

So, I’m confused how you figure this team is on the right path – that’s very odd, but then again, you love success :)

Bird Mayne

December 17th, 2009
12:54 pm

What scares me about Sam Baker is that he has a DIFFERENT injury every time he gets hurt. Same way he was in college.

I say go for a prime time OT or DE in this draft since the only good CB (Haden) will be gone by the time we draft. Draft some Iron Men that haven’t had an injury history in college. Or just draft CJ Spiller (all around game changer that will be a superstar in the NFL – no doubt) and trade the injury-prone Norwood. Sorry Jerious :(

gcs

December 17th, 2009
1:00 pm

There are two fingers to pint here:

1) Conditioning. The Falcons need a 12-month conditioning program. These players need to realize that the are getting paid a ton of money to do the thing they love and if they are lucky it may last 10 years or so. Take your off-seasoning conditioning serious.

2) Depth. The Falcons jettisoned a lot of players who might have filled some holes. You can’t just fill your roster with the 24 good players. You need 65.

.

Dr. Warren

December 17th, 2009
1:08 pm

One question: Who is TOM?

midnite

December 17th, 2009
1:11 pm

Choke

We know you hate Ryan, Smith, Dimitroff, Blank, and the Falcons.

You have said it so many times, it gets old hearing your same old vapid drivel.

Please man get some help for yourself. Let go of that hate, rejection, your past failures, and low self esteem you suffer from. It does not make you a better person. Just go follow the Eagles and enjoy them.

We know you would not be here if the Falcons were winning.

hate choke

December 17th, 2009
1:26 pm

Enter your comments here

GT97

December 17th, 2009
1:27 pm

Choke…Why so angry? Are you Mike Vick? You have to be because why would anyone really give Sh%+ unless this is secretly someone within the Falcons organization that is just PO at Ryan. Really, don’t you have Xmas to get ready for? Football to most of us is for entertainment, nothing else! Whether the Falcons win or lose, it does not affect my life whatsoever.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
1:31 pm

You guys take football way too serious. It’s not like I ran over your stupid “DOGS” or something :)

It’s just a game, and a good thing too, because if your lives counted on the CHOKE, there would be a MONSTER obituary :)

hate choke

December 17th, 2009
1:35 pm

Well choke since you want to focus on team achievment lets do a few. when vick went out and killed dogs he obviously was not too concerned with team achievments. when he went out of the stadium and flicking off our fans that was not for his commitment to team excellence.
When you start talking about team achievments lets talk about what has taken place in the last two years; we were projected to finish no better that 4-10 last season and our team went 11-5. If you know anything about football you must be able to look at our whole offense this year and know we are a better all around team than in the vick years( yes we led the league in rushing but were about 28th in passing). I do believe the teams vick played on had much better defensive talent than those of the past two years.
If you want to talk about what Ryan did in his first two seasons(offensive rookie of the year, 11-5 in his first season) and compare them to vick, Remember vick was never the starter from day 1 of his first year. chris chandler was the starter. Ryan was also elected as a team captain in his first year. If you are chosen as a team captain as a rookie that has got to be one of the best accomplishments that a person on a team can achieve(ultimate team respect

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
1:55 pm

hate choke

December 17th, 2009
1:35 pm
Well choke since you want to focus on team achievment lets do a few. when vick went out and killed dogs he obviously was not too concerned with team achievments. when he went out of the stadium and flicking off our fans that was not for his commitment to team excellence.

“I thought you liked stats not gossip” :)

The bottom line is, there have only been 2 playoff wins and 1 Championship Game appearance and they both belong to the former franchise qb :)

But if you want to talk about individual accomplishments, there have been 3 PRO BOWL selections at the qb position and once again, they all belong the former franchise qb :)

Even the owner has no respect for the CHOKE and was displayed by embracing the former franchise qb in the middle of the Georgia Dome and invited him to spend time with him over the summer.

I will leave your imagination to what they will talk about :)

Hollywould

December 17th, 2009
1:57 pm

I see stat boy is back spewing his hatred of Ryan. I see you fell off your Flacco wagon and now you jump on the Eagles. Man, must be tough taking sides with the team or person that is hot at the time. Look stat boy, I put you in your place a week ago and will do again or your cowardly self
will sign on again with my sign on.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
2:20 pm

Hollywould

December 17th, 2009
1:57 pm
I see stat boy is back spewing his hatred of Ryan. I see you fell off your Flacco wagon

“Below is the playoff picture” you will notice that the Ravens are tied for the last playoff spot and the Falcons….well maybe next year AGAIN :)

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace/seeds

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
2:38 pm

Matt “Choke” Ryan

December 17th, 2009
11:28 am

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
11:22 am
You need to find yourself a girl, mate. And a job.

“Yet here you are Girl” HA HA HA
____________________________

Yes, I am a girl. Was that an attempt at an insult? It was extremely weak. And why did you put quotation marks around your statement? They should only be used when quoting something (Hence there name). How’s that 2nd grade education treating you?

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 17th, 2009
2:41 pm

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
2:38 pm
Matt “Choke” Ryan

December 17th, 2009
11:28 am

Hey Choke

December 17th, 2009
11:22 am
You need to find yourself a girl, mate. And a job.

“Yet here you are Girl” HA HA HA
____________________________

Yes, I am a girl. Was that an attempt at an insult? It was extremely weak. And why did you put quotation marks around your statement? They should only be used when quoting something (Hence there name). How’s that 2nd grade education treating you?

“Hence when referencing grammar” if you are talking about a person, it should be spelled “their” and not “there”…… 1st grade education :)

They're Baaaaack!

December 17th, 2009
3:03 pm

Hopefully Both Turner and Ryan can go this week, the Falcons need them to salvage at least a winning season.

FoxNoise.net

December 17th, 2009
3:11 pm

The silver lining with these injuries is that it helps the Falcons focus on what to draft next year – like maybe a decent running back in the 3rd or 4th round.

Marty

December 17th, 2009
3:19 pm

This season is shot. I hope they lose the 3 remaining games, to move up higher on the draft list. They could package a number of picks, and maybe move up and get an impact defensive player…Suh or Berry would be nice. But either is a long shot.

Choke on this

December 17th, 2009
3:23 pm

hmm lets see, Vick the dog killer never had a season of 3000 passing yards, matty ice on the other hand did it his rookie year, vick had a 20 td season as his high and the birds went 7 and 9 that year. matty ice will have more than 20 tds in the years to come. he can throw the ball accurately than vick ever could. vick was a highlight reel no doubt but not a true QB. Just a hyped up version of Kordell Stewart

WW

December 17th, 2009
3:31 pm

I love the Falcons, but to get that CB from Florida, in the draft, we really need to rest players for the rest of the season:)) Rest is good.

I agree with you OL on the referee cover-ups making the NFL dirty. Maybe if the NFL would clean up its act, then the players would clean up theirs’.

All this dying and drugs makes the NFL organization look like a bunch of gangsters.

JackLackey

December 17th, 2009
3:32 pm

Good piece D.

Most players (and wives, if applicable) have their hearts in the right place. Love to see the looks on the family’s faces who receive the Sam’s booty. Those looks are what Christmas good-will is all about…

On the other end of the spectrum, wonder if Babs scored some skunk-bud for those in need?

JackLackey

December 17th, 2009
3:46 pm

Tracy Hamm was the best running quarterback to EVER play in the state of GA, BAR NONE.

Played a little in Canada too…

In 1989 he won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in leading the Edmonton Eskimos to a 16-2 record, throwing for 4366 yards on 268 completions out of 517 attempts with 30 touchdowns to 18 interceptions. Plus Ham became the first CFL passer to rush for over 1000 yards with 1005 on 125 carries, with 10 rushing touchdowns.

Vick? Who?