Injury report: Erik Coleman is questionable for Arizona game

falcons.0921FLOWERY BRANCH – Starting strong safety Erik Coleman, who has not practiced all week after suffering a left knee injury against Pittsburgh, was listed as questionable on the team’s injury on Friday.

Wide receiver Michael Jenkins, who has a shoulder injury, was declared out for the second week in a row.

If Coleman is unable to play, second-year safety William Moore would take over at strong safety.

“He’s learning the game,” defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said.

Moore has battled injuries since being selected in the second round of the 2009 draft. He missed most of last season with hamstring and knee injuries.

It would be his first NFL start.

“I think his big challenge as a young player, being out there the first time in a starting situation is just going to be consistency,” VanGorder said. “He’s a physical player who has great speed. So you are going to see those kind of flashes from him. But consistency and doing his job in a good fundamental way is going to be the challenge.”

Harry Douglas will continue to start for Jenkins. He finished with three catches for 39 yards last week against Pittsburgh.

Right tackle Tyson Clabo (ankle), center Joe Hawley (hip), cornerback Christopher Owens (knee), cornerback Dunta Robinson (ankle) and cornerback Brian Williams (hamstring) were all listed on the injury report and declared probable for Sunday’s game.

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ryan

September 17th, 2010
4:09 pm

This is going to be a long season i am not sure about this team .

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
4:14 pm

” he’s learning the game”- are you serious? he’s a pro player and he’s learning the game. maybe van goiter should find some players who already know the game.

Jake

September 17th, 2010
4:17 pm

@Ryan
Long season my A$$!!!Thats exactly what the Giants said in 07 when they lost their first 2 games and guess what…..THEY WON THE SUPERBOWL

Steve

September 17th, 2010
4:27 pm

I am expecting nothing BUT an explosive game from Atlanta this weekend.
Let’s hope Smith, Mularkey, & co. show us what the team is made of.

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
4:27 pm

@ jake- and y’all ain’t nowhere near the 07 giants- the 07 lions maybe

truth

September 17th, 2010
4:49 pm

hiram keep it real for a change. Stop acting like the aints have a “winning” tradition. Nothing proved to me when the aints played the Vikes that ya’ll are a repeat threat.

truth

September 17th, 2010
4:50 pm

What did the aints do in 07?

truth

September 17th, 2010
4:50 pm

And then what?????

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
5:02 pm

it’s not the past i’m talkin’ about. it’s now and as funny as it sounds- the saints and bucs are tied for 1st place in the nfc south. that ain’t even right! didn’t we beat the vikes and shut down a.p.? 87 yds. on 19 carries. sounds like our D has improved contrary to popular belief and ken strickland. anyway good luck against the cards. with all their losses during the offseason , y’all should be able to give them a good game

truth

September 17th, 2010
5:10 pm

Now…..one game. Freak’n joke. If ya’ll lose to the 9′ers and we win we are both 1-1 but we’ll be in first. So if ya’ll lose you better get back that winning spirit. I mean 1-1, the season would be over for you guys.

truth

September 17th, 2010
5:11 pm

It’s okay. Came week three we will be 2-1.

truth

September 17th, 2010
5:12 pm

I mean after week three we will be 2-1. I still remember saying we will bet the aints at home and still stick’n to it.

truth

September 17th, 2010
5:15 pm

I guess it’s over fot the Colts too.

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
5:58 pm

your way to pessimistic- with the falcons in our div , we always have a chance lol. by the way , what was your projected score for the saints /falcons 1st meeting?

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
6:13 pm

@ truth-whats the bet and will it be straight up or will you want the 8 points- thats the line right now barring injuries

fedup

September 17th, 2010
7:08 pm

yeah I agree with smith talking about moore learning the game ,Cmon Man…….
smith is just as weak with his safe answers and response to question and the team, he needs to grow some —s ok, sorry he just doesn’t seem to have what it takes 2 soft, no energy on the sidelines.. where is the fired up team we keep hearing about during training camp, they need a motivator C’mon M\an

Dennis

September 17th, 2010
7:45 pm

@ hiramsaint – I am a Falcon fan living on the coast (Biloxi). It’s jerks like you and that SeenthisB4 idiot who made me pull against the Aints when the AF sent me here 27 years ago.

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
8:00 pm

@ dennis-1 the af gets no respect from me- civilians in uniform is what we used to call you girls. pull for what team you want but it’s a pretty lame excuse to say fans of 1 team made you pull against them but as a falcant fan i can understand your bitterness

real falcon fan

September 17th, 2010
10:20 pm

to hiram aint : if you don’t have anything better to do than critisize everything , why don’t you look at yourself,oh you can’y see for the bag you wear! i hope the niners give you and your tea a dose of ass whoopin, if not then the 2010 ATLANTA FALCONS WILL. GO FALCONS

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
10:26 pm

@ rff–y’all might want to get a football team first. from what i saw sunday , the falcons couldn’t get themselves out of a wet paperbag. the same wet paper bag we’ve been handing to you for the past 4 years and guess what- you get a fresh one on the 26th. thats whats real-falcant fan!

truth

September 17th, 2010
10:33 pm

@hiram

Falcons 17

Saints 14

OT fieldgoal.

truth

September 17th, 2010
10:36 pm

All this coming from a guy whos team didnt show much against the vikes.

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
10:36 pm

when was that 20 yrs. ago?

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
10:39 pm

held a.p. to 87 yds.- held the vikes to 1 td-[y'all don't know what that is yet] and got a W[ y'all don't know what that is yet]. the way i see it , thats all we needed to show!

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
10:49 pm

the diff between the saints and the falcants is this: if we lose our starting qb it hurts us , if you lose your starting qb it can only help you. redman can run the O much better than ryan ever could and jpw can scramble and make something happen and with your O-line , thats a plus!

truth

September 17th, 2010
11:08 pm

Are you gonna put up or shut up. I gave you the outcome, 17-14 Falcons. What’s your hiram? Come on man up, or give up. Let me guess your affraid.

Hadenough

September 17th, 2010
11:51 pm

Hey guys….ever heard about email, IM or skype! Keep the personal conversations to yourselves. We don;t care about your BS. Hopefully REAL FALCONS fans will share their “intelegent” thoughts here.

ezcofalconfan52

September 17th, 2010
11:58 pm

hiramsaint- that game with the viks exposed yall outside linebacker weakness… ap got 87 an didnt fuble which means yall d isnt that tough. farve was without his favorite target an the viks TE had a carrer game against yalls outside backers.

alanfalcon

September 18th, 2010
7:35 am

Is this the (hiramsaint) blog, people wake up, the more you respond the more he will try to disrupt-forget, overlook, pay no attention and he will go away, somewhere in is formative years he got no attention and now he thrives on those of you that respond.

hiramsaint

September 18th, 2010
10:46 am

1- hadenough- you must not be a real falcons fan because intelligent people would know how to spell intelligent! 2-ezcofalconfan52- your darn right it exposed them and showed the shut down power that has increased since last year – thanks for the observation , you’ll get a first hand dose next weekend. 3-alanfalcon- it should be my blog . i understand far more about your own team than you do. thanks for the response.

hiramsaint

September 18th, 2010
10:48 am

@ truth- saints – 27 falcants -10. i’m being generous to y’all cause i like you truth and also given your O output thus far.

wise one

September 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

@ hiramsaint- Y DONT DO GO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR TRASHY LIFE ND STOP TALKIN SHIIT. YOU ARE A BUM!!!!! GO GET A GIRL FOR ONCE IN YOUR GODFORSAKEN SHIITY LIFE. PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS TALK SHIIT, WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED LIKE SHIIT. GET A LIFE AND STOP BEING AH DIICKHEAD!! I HOPE U AND YOUR WASHED UP SAINTS GET THEIR SHIIT HANDED TO THEM NEXT WEEK AGAINST THE FALCONS. YOU WORHTHLESS PIECE OF SHIIT!!!!

Clint

September 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

89 yards does not mean the Saints shut down Adrian Peterson.

truth

September 18th, 2010
2:38 pm

vs. what your offense has done thus far? Stop acting like the aints put 30+ on the board their first game. Come on man!

truth

September 18th, 2010
2:40 pm

If the aints put up 27 on our defense I will forever hail you hiram as ” O Great One.”

Dennis

September 18th, 2010
2:41 pm

@ hiramsaint – you’re (the correct way to spell it) even dumber than SeenitB4. The Aints had a good year – good for them. I bet you even liked the video of the California cops beating up the old lady after Katrina and illegally confiscating her gun.

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
8:30 pm

SAINTS FANS PLEASE GO KILL YO SELF!! Falcons Are The Real Deal! The Steelers Are the Real Deal! The Ravens ARe The Real Deal! The Saints ARe The Real Deal! But Injuries Happen and that will be what makes or break the is season! I HATE THE SAINTS, Please Go Back Swimming In the Gulf Somewhere! GOD FORGIVE ME! IT”S OUR TIME!!

hiramsaint

September 18th, 2010
8:33 pm

the falcons are the real deal?????????????????????? did you even see the debacle last weekend?

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
8:59 pm

Yall Play The Steelers, Your Gonna See Them SMASH U IN THE MONTH! They Are The Real Deal Bruh! You Get beat, you get beat! Just like we gon beat dat who dat ass next week! KILL YO SELF!!

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
9:01 pm

Steelers were a great first game to get us ready! they will have the top defense in the league if everyone is healthy, trust that!

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
9:02 pm

We couldnt run the ball and we still should of won. Who dat say they gone stop #33 from running on them aints! Last year he has 150, with no defense. We have defense now aint fans!! SAINTS, WHO DAT NATION, KILL YO SELF!!

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
9:04 pm

The steelers beat us folks. It can happen when you play a championship caliber defense in there home! Matty Ice Will Ball Out This and Next Week, Watch What I Say!

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
9:06 pm

VICK is playing this week and I’m happy for my bro, but Matty Ice has more potential than Michael and he has chance to be really special. Vick is going HAM this weekend though! Watch what I say!

ClassicFalcons

September 18th, 2010
9:10 pm

Matty Ice Is 25 years old. You Would Think He is In His Prime The Way The KID Gets Hammered. One Game Against a Championship Defense and everyone wants to call for his head, UNFAIR! Yall Eating Crow Tomorrow! Watch What I Say! Matty Ice Goes for 300 yards and 3 touches!

ezcofalconfan52

September 18th, 2010
9:16 pm

lamesaints fan…. i was talking about the saints linebackers lacking. the viks only have a strong dline an past that nun much… i would have thought the champs would have done much better against that but guess not since yall are just the one year wonder saints.

hiramsaint

September 18th, 2010
10:23 pm

bitter, bitter, bitter- and as falcants fans , rightfully so. well , y’all should worry about anderson shredding that weak secondary but with an O who has yet to see the endzone , that really shouldn’t matter now should it!

Blake

September 19th, 2010
12:39 am

hiramsaint-If anybody should be bitter It should be Saints fans.Your so called falcants hold a 44-38 lifetime edge over the saints.It took you four decades to win a superbowl.We we’re winning games over the saints long before you started pulling bags over your heads so I wouldn’t talk too haughty just yet.Remember Big Ben Right.We could always look at the schedule and know we could chalk up a win against the aints.We’ll see what happens next! week

hiramsaint

September 19th, 2010
8:20 am

@ blake–that lombardi and the past 4 years of domination has swept that bitterness away long ago. now when you look at your schedule , you know you can chalk up 2 losses to the saints. my how times have changed !