Ryan, Turner up for FedEx weekly awards

101024 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner breaks a tackle as he slips away from Bengals cornerback Leon Hall for some of his 121 yards during 2nd half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010.    Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner breaks a tackle as he slips away from Bengals cornerback Leon Hall for some of his 121 yards during 2nd half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH – Quarterback Matt Ryan was nominated for the FedEX Air player of the week and Michael Turner was nominated for the FedEX Ground player of the week for their showings against the Bengals.

Ryan completed 24 of 33 passes for a season-high 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Turner rushed for 121 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Running back Jason Snelling was nominated for the ground award after his fine showing against Arizona earlier this season.

101024 Atlanta - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tosses to running back Michael Turner for some of his 299 passing yards during 2nd half action against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010.    Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tosses to running back Michael Turner for some of his 299 passing yards during 2nd half action against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Falcons fans can vote for Turner and Ryan up until 12 noon on Friday at NFL.com/FedEx.

Ryan is competing against Baltimore’s Joe Flacco and Carolina’s Matt Moore.

Turner is competing against Kansas City’s Thomas Jones and Oakland’s Darren McFadden.

As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.

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83 comments Add your comment

SirReal

October 27th, 2010
10:15 am

I think Ryan has a chance. McFadden probably gets the ground award….he gashed Denver.lol

Joe Tess Fish House

October 27th, 2010
10:29 am

Tunrer maybe, but not Ryan cuz he through an INT.

SeenThisB4

October 27th, 2010
10:47 am

Dang it Joe Tess, you at it again with stupid post. I use to like you but dang boy get a freak’n clue already. Just leave with some pride.

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October 27th, 2010
11:00 am

he he…seen be reely madd wi joe. gud fo mi.
seenthisb4 is mi bofrend.

Joe Tess Fish House

October 27th, 2010
11:04 am

Than dont read my psots if U dont like em.

Joe Tess Fish House

October 27th, 2010
11:07 am

Hey DOL I head that Roddy one an award today? is it true? Hard 2 beleive sense he fumbled a ball that almost caused them a win.

JB FALCON

October 27th, 2010
11:12 am

Joe Tess Needs a Dictionary

October 27th, 2010
11:14 am

Enough said. You’re an idiot.

Joe Tess needs a "dict"

October 27th, 2010
11:23 am

‘Nuff said.

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
11:25 am

Common. Joe Phish-Breath is the Jr Samples of the Falcon blog. (He is also SeenB4 in disguise.)

Sid

October 27th, 2010
11:27 am

……………….JB Falcon

and you can vote more than once……..!!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
11:30 am

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
11:25 am
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Man, I am rolling in the aisles, I was reading D Leds blog where Seen says he is going to the Saints game in Pittsburgh……….. ROFLMAO…………….the game is in the Superdome…..hell, he isn’t even a real fan…………just a Peeshwank……!!!

f

October 27th, 2010
11:42 am

Enter your comments here

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
11:45 am

Sid,

It’s someone impersonating Seen………….imagine that. He actually accused me of being the one doing it. Can’t say I haven’t done it a time or two in the past, but not today. But it is funny because it rattled him a little.

Sid

October 27th, 2010
11:57 am

Since the Birds aren’t playing this weekend how bout picking the NFL winners this weekend.

Pittsurgh
Jets
Jax
Bengals (yes, really)
St Louis
Redskins
KC
San Diego
New England
Oakland
Tampa Bay
Colts

http://www.beattheinsiders.com/login
(I’ve been playing all year and am right there with Warren Sapp and Phil Simms)

Whoever picks 100% wins a Lamborghini courtesy of f, it’s a little wrecked but would be great for spare parts.

Sid

October 27th, 2010
11:58 am

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
11:45 am
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You wouldn’t do that……………………….lol……..

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
12:03 pm

Well, I sure not the man of 1,000 faces like ole SeenB4 ! ! !

Super Flying Falcons

October 27th, 2010
12:24 pm

Matt Ryan is 110% classy player. Don’t think anybody can say anything bad about him. Represent’s the Atlanta Falcon’s very well. Love his Air Tran commerical.

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
12:25 pm

More dumb news, Falcons are not even the third best team in the NFC, Eli threw two picks early and still looked better than Ryan’s scrub behind. A.P. & Bradshaw both had better games than Turner slow, fat, #ss !!! Oh yeah Torain from the Skins outrushed that slow bowling ball, you call a RB, & Ryan still didn’t pass for over 300 yds even though Roddy had 201 yds. That idiot stare down QB is going nowhere !!!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:36 pm

Wash in ATL……………

man I am just not smart enough to follow your opprobriously written tirade. Come back when you can be somewhat ignominious.

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
12:41 pm

@ Sid OVERRATED LIKE THE COWGIRLS !!!! Can you understand that ???

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
12:43 pm

A Redskins fan spewing trash? I’ve seen it all now. I could see this during the first Gibbs regime, but not now. Richie Petibon still around?

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:47 pm

Wash in ATL…………….

You were writing of Eli Manning, that much I could discern but keep in mind that Eli has been in the league a few more years than Ryan. That is invaluable experience.

In Manning’s first year in the NFL he threw a 48% completion rate. In Ryan’s first year he threw a 61% completion rate.

2nd year…………Manning 52% Ryan 58%

Manning threw 19 INT’s his first full year in the majors, Ryan had 11 INT’s.

So who’s scrub behind looks better now?

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:52 pm

Lol, Wash in ATL……

I told you come back when you can be somewhat ignominious. That wasn’t even close.
You are weak in the beak my friend. By the way, I was at the game last year when we knocked off the Skins, I could see the Skins had a base to build on.

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
12:53 pm

Whatever Jesse Stone talk to me when these clipped birds get one single trophy, oh yeah your only a game ahead of the Skins, so what does that say about your Turdy Birds, haha lol. Teams are converting 43 % of their 3rd downs against you guys, we only give up 33 % so who plays better in the clutch ??? ” Rise What ” lol

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
12:53 pm

The last QB developed by Washington was????????????????

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
12:56 pm

Did you really LOL at that? Keep living in the past glory of your team. That means nothing now. We are better than the Skins now and we have a QB that will be here a while and a gamechanging WR.

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:58 pm

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
12:43 pm
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Man, haven’t thought about Petitbon or Jack Pardee in years……………!!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:58 pm

Doug Williams?

Sid

October 27th, 2010
12:59 pm

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
12:53 pm
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Uh, dude, they do have a trophy case………………with hardware in it……….!!

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
12:59 pm

Didn’t Fisher follow Jack Pardee in Houston?

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
1:00 pm

Jay Schroeder? Mark Rypien? Heath **cough, cough** Schuler?

Jesse Stone

October 27th, 2010
1:01 pm

Doug Williams started in Tampa. Didn’t Skins win that Super Bowl in a SCAB year?

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
1:01 pm

Sid !!! Matt Ryan is not a top tier QB, also Eli rode his defense the first couple of years the plays Coughlin ran were basic college routes his job was to manage the game & eliminate mistakes. Your the ones who keep bragging about Matt’s arm & his ” potent offense ” haha lol. Jenkins & Finneran WTH !!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:03 pm

The Falcons are converting 44% of their 3rd downs, the Redskins 25% …….OUCH……!! That’s gonna leave a scar……….!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:04 pm

Not sure, Doug was first to come to mind without going all the way back to Theisman.

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:06 pm

No bragg, just fact………

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:07 pm

……………….and heck as long as we are looking

4th down coversion success

Atlanta 75% Washington ZERO%

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
1:08 pm

Yeah just keep on developing that Scrub. McNabb or Flacco will get a ring before that overthrowing, inaccrurate, no leadership clown. Joe theisman, Mark Rypien, & Doug Williams understood we were developing a scheme not a QB, haha, good luck with that Alex Smith project of yours ! LOL !!!

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:10 pm

First downs per game

Atlanta 4th
Washington 23rd

That’s just not conference, it’s the entire NFL

Hey Wash, this will make you feel better………………..

Yards Per Play
Washington 11th
Atlanta 16th

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

Eli rode his defense?

Because he had not developed yet!

By the way, I had no idea he had that inclination.

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

Sid are you ok, WTH does 4th down conversions prove that your developing QB can’t move the ball on the first 3 downs, & that he’s having trouble executing the gameplan WOW great observation !!!!!

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

Get your Red (skin) A$$ outta here…………….

Wash in Atl's Moma

October 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

Now, don’t forget behind your ears.

Joe Tess Fish House

October 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

Thats it Im done with this palce. 2 many insults about me. If I cant purpose my ideas without bein picked on then I will leave.

Wash in ATL

October 27th, 2010
1:14 pm

I see there was no response about Theismann, I wonder why maybe because he developed into a HOFer thats why !!!!

Wash in Atl

October 27th, 2010
1:15 pm

Joe, don’t let that swinging door hit you in the Tess.

Camaro Bob

October 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

U all R gettin of topic. This is about Ryan and Tuner up for awards. I dout Ryan will win cuz he threw an INT.

Sid

October 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

I would love to stay and banter with you Wash but have to move on with my day.

But just remember:

In Manning’s first year in the NFL he threw a 48% completion rate. In Ryan’s first year he threw a 61% completion rate.

2nd year…………Manning 52% Ryan 58%

Manning threw 19 INT’s his first full year in the majors, Ryan had 11 INT’s

Well, ………………bye! (one of my favorite lines from the movie Tombstone)