Falcons coach Mike Smith did some ‘TV scouting’ of Rams

Falcons coach Mike Smith give his remote a workout and did some T.V. scouting on Sunday.  (Curtis Compton/ Ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons coach Mike Smith give his remote a workout and did some T.V. scouting on Sunday. (Curtis Compton/ Ccompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH – With the rare in-season Sunday off, Falcons coach Mike Smith was just like your average football fan.

He was at home in his basement with his remote ready for duty.

During the early games, he was doing some hard-core game surfing.

“I had the chance to flip around and drive my daughter and wife crazy with all of the channel flipping,” Smith said. “I’d just flip back and forth through the games like any normal fan would that has the NFL ticket.”

For the 4 p.m. game, he did some “TV scouting” of the St. Louis Rams vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

“NFL All-Access is really good to have,” Smith said. “I sat down there in the basement and had the opportunity to watch the entire game. I saw two pretty good football teams play yesterday. I was very impressed with the Rams.”

Despite San Francisco’s 23-20 win in overtime, Smith was impressed with St. Louis rookie quarterback Sam Bradford.

“He was very efficient,” Smith said. “I think he threw the ball well. He’s completing over 62 percent of his passes and they are 4-1 at home this season. I think he has a very good understanding of their offense. You can see that he has a good command of it.”

Rams running back Steven Jackson also put on a show during Smith’s “TV scout.”

“He’s a big back that you’ve got to put your pads on,” said Smith, who didn’t flip over to the Redzone. “He’s also a threat out of the backfield. That catch that he made on the back shoulder fade on the defensive left side of the field was just an amazing catch.”

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148 comments Add your comment

pritdapit

November 15th, 2010
7:44 pm

pritdapit

November 15th, 2010
7:44 pm

d led wtf???? refuse to post my comments now

pritdapit

November 15th, 2010
7:46 pm

and wow yall been slipping on the stories lately. since thursday its been dead here pretty much

(Coach gave team the weekend off. We took it, too. Cranking the machine back up as we type! –dol)

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 15th, 2010
8:00 pm

pritdapit — We don’t refuse anybody!!!!

dbird1

November 15th, 2010
9:02 pm

Ah Smitty. a man of the people. Time to go back to work.
GO BIRDS!

Frozen Rope

November 15th, 2010
9:35 pm

least penalties in the League = Well coached Team,,, I dont expect a letdown this sunday

Mave

November 15th, 2010
9:53 pm

Man…when did you get media access…6 PM? It was tough without any stories on the team.

Frozen Rope

November 15th, 2010
10:08 pm

ok, lets try this,, BOY WASHINGTON SUX

dbird1

November 15th, 2010
10:25 pm

TCCB- NO ONE CARES

Chuck Smith

November 15th, 2010
10:35 pm

D Led. Whats up with lawrence sidbury. Is he still on the team. Don’t hear his name much at all not even on special teams????

TCCB

November 15th, 2010
10:50 pm

I care!!!! dbird1 The first player in player in the history of the NFL to throw for 3 touch downs and run for 2 is Guess Who Vick!!!!!!!!!! the poll: who is the best 7-2 NFL team, 23 precent of the people in the United States say the Falcons but all of those people live in Georgia!!!!!!! HA HA HA

dbird1

November 15th, 2010
11:00 pm

go then go to the eagles site. falcon fans don’t give a sh*t

Mike

November 15th, 2010
11:01 pm

TCCB : Against a horrible team like Washington..Woohoo..Let’s see what happens to Philly angainst the Giants next week. At least that will be an interesting game. If you hate the Falcons , go to the Philadelphia Inquirer and praise those cheese steak eatin , foul mouth , cry babies and love on Vick. This is a new page for the past 3 years for Atlanta. This is 2010 , not 2007. Let it go man, let it go.

dbird1

November 15th, 2010
11:02 pm

Mike

November 15th, 2010
11:03 pm

By the way TCCB Atlanta Falcons 7-2 , Philadelphia Eagles after tonight 6-3. Your hero , just threw another TD.

TCCB

November 15th, 2010
11:23 pm

Atlanta, you better better know that the road to the super bowl goes down Dome Dr and The No 1 quarter back in the NFL will be in the House. Now if there is any queston about who’s the NO 1 quarterback, read the morning paper HA HA HA not Matt Ryan!!!!!!!

TCCB

November 15th, 2010
11:45 pm

STARSHIP 7!!!!!!!!!!!! Period

TCCB

November 16th, 2010
12:35 am

Who has the best record in the NFC: The Falcons no doubt.
Who is the best team in the NFC: THE RECORD SETTING EAGLES!!!!!!!!! period

charles

November 16th, 2010
12:42 am

Yea you’re right TCCB go Vick. But you need to go with him, it’s not that no one likes Mike Vick.
We’ve just moved on you need to try it. Our Team is best in NFC DAM PROUD of it.
GO FALCONS

GHunt

November 16th, 2010
1:02 am

There is a new sheriff (and deputies) in the NFL this year and his name is Matty Ice with Roddy White as chief deputy. Bring on the Sheeps to be sheered. The Birds to stay focused and win this one 31 – 13.

Katrina says...........

November 16th, 2010
2:54 am

Why did I know that Micheal would be on here talking Sh@$% ! Go to philly and support your Boy !!! Would love for #7 to come back here and get whooped in his own Dog House !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve

November 16th, 2010
6:25 am

2 reasons why MV7 is playing like he is, he’s actually doing the work it takes to be a QB in the NFL and he’s listening to an old school coach. Can you imagine had he done the work and listened to Dan Reeves??? I believe he had to go through his personal drama to make him appreciate what he has and what he can now do. Coach Reeves saw this potential in him years ago.
I’m glad to see MV7 has turned it around. It’s truely incredible. I hope he wins all the games that do not affect the Falcons!

SawThat1nce

November 16th, 2010
7:50 am

Eagles had better hope that Ron Mexico doesn’t surface in Philly.

Joe Tess Fish House

November 16th, 2010
8:00 am

Man that Vick looked good last night. Hay. Wasnt Vick wiht the Falcons? What happen? They trun there backs on him and now he MVP. Nice wrok Mr Blanks

Damage Inc.

November 16th, 2010
8:13 am

Hooked On Phonics worked for Joe

BirdDog

November 16th, 2010
8:22 am

Don’t take the Rams lightly. Put the hammer down and take care of business. Go Birds!

Im with Joe tes

November 16th, 2010
8:27 am

yeas thay trun there baks on hm after he go to pirison butt new qb haz not (knok on wud) kilt any pets yet an thay are 7-2.

SeenThisB4

November 16th, 2010
8:28 am

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, ………..

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

SeenYOUtoomuch

November 16th, 2010
8:38 am

Go away. Go lurk around on the carolina pages or something

SawThat1nce

November 16th, 2010
9:15 am

tick, tick, tick, tick,…… is that the sound of the time bomb set for the saints, when some team knocks Brees out for a few games?
These saintsturds better hope not, because he is all that there is to the saints, without him, they have less of a chance than they do now, of making it to the playoffs.

North FLA Falcon

November 16th, 2010
9:16 am

Gotta start strong, a nice long drive even if it ends with a FG is fine. Get the crowd out of it. Play solid on defense. Rotate Grimes around and give him some help. Pressure Bradford. Spring Turner outside. We have these wonderful tight ends, so throw some screens. Cover special teams. 8-2 baby!!!

GregKennesaw

November 16th, 2010
9:20 am

seenthisb4,

27-24

SeenThisB4

November 16th, 2010
9:30 am

SawThat1nceturd: I could make the same statement about Ryan.

GregKennesaw: Super Bowl Wins, Saints 1 for 1; falcan’ts 0 for 1. I’ll take that score over any Saints/falcan’ts score you want to pull out of your memory, even the 62-7 score.

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, ………..

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

yeahsure

November 16th, 2010
10:09 am

Do MV7 fans have no self-respect? This is the guy who lied to you, gave no effort on the field, failed drug tests, knowingly gave a woman herpes, and flipped you off all while receiving the highest contract and practically a key to the city. Oh.. did i forget to mention hanging, drowning, and electrocuting dogs? You remind me of women who refuse to leave their abusive boyfriends because they “love” them.

Ok. So it may be a good story of redemption and second/third chances, but at the end of the day, HE’S A FREAKIN EAGLE!!!

ATL Observer

November 16th, 2010
10:17 am

Wow, what great astute commentary on this article. So relevant, too! :-p

It must be fun for the coaches to have the Sunday off to just flip around and see what most of the other teams are up to and what their strengths/weaknesses are. This is one of those games you would have circled as an easy win at the beginning of the season, but with Bradford really coming along, it’s anything but. This team’s 4-1 at home and the game’s in St. Louis; taller order than it looks.

Even tougher is the fact that the Rams are VERY good against the run. So for the second straight week, the Falcons may have to throw it 40-50 times to keep the defense honest.

Take two out of the next three, and I feel good about our odds for the division title.

TCCB

November 16th, 2010
10:27 am

Did the Falcons score 59 points on the ” sorry” Redskins? He!! no. I bet Aurthor Blank wishes he could take his foot and kick his own a$$ right about now!!!!!!

Big Bad Bruce

November 16th, 2010
11:00 am

MV7 is a thug… Always will be. You can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boy. MV7thug4life! Me and my bulldawgs brothers want nothing to do with that dawg killer. He’s no better than a pedophile. MV7PedoFTMFL :-(

yeahsure

November 16th, 2010
11:01 am

D. Led. How about an update on the upcoming Rams game? Keys to the game, analysis of their season so far, key-matchups, etc. Anything to get our heads where they should be.

Chucktown

November 16th, 2010
11:07 am

Quit trying to change the way people of the ATL view MV7, remember who you are talking to, getto loves getto and you can not change that.These are the same people who believe the government blew up the Damns in NO and the same old people that say OJ didn’t do anything wrong.Just realize who you are dealing with PLEASE!

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
11:35 am

Reality: Eagles / Giants are 1 game behind the Falcons. Those 2 play on Sunday so when the Falcons TCB Sunday, one of those 2 will be 2 games behind.

More reality – those 2 go at it again Dec 21. Gotta love it; we’re on top and the rest of the league gets to beat each other up to find out who gets second seed in the playoffs.

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
11:51 am

B4 – no more Panthers – who you gonna beat now the Cowgirls?

1/3 of the wins for the bottom feeders come against the Panthers.

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
11:52 am

Taints season plan – play the Panters every other week.

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
11:54 am

Coach Smith’s weekend – sitting at home watching TV in his basement.

Peyton’s weekend – sitting in his office watching tape and wondering how to beat teams not named Panthers (heavy on tape from the powerhouse Cardinals and Browns).

SeenThisB4

November 16th, 2010
12:10 pm

FrontRaw:

It’s Payton, not Peyton. Get the spelling right, he is afterall, the defending Super Bowl winning Coach.

It must drive you nuts that the Saints are playing a first place schedule and your sorry team is playing a second place schedule, and yet the Saints are still right there on your 6, huh? And all weapons are 1SQ too! LOL! What’s your team going to do when the Saints run the table?

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Falcons over aints any day

November 16th, 2010
12:32 pm

SeenThisB4

u must not know NFL football the aints are in the same the division as the falcons which means they play the same schedule…. all but 2 teams are also on the falcons schedule lmao prick!!!!!

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
12:33 pm

B4 – first place schedule means the Taints play the Vikings and the Cowgirls.

Second place schedule means the Falcons play the Eagles and the Packers.

The rest of the schedule is the same.

So no it doesn’t bother me – we got the tougher end of the bargain but so what?

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
12:34 pm

It used to be Peyton but the NFL made him change it to Payton – emphasis on the PAY.

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
12:35 pm

# of Falcons wins against teams not named Panthers – 7
# of Taints wins against teams not named Panthers – 4

FrontRow

November 16th, 2010
12:37 pm

And I like the FrontRAW play on words….that’s how your mother made me feel.

She should do something about that.

Payton or Peyton...

November 16th, 2010
12:47 pm

Saints lose to the Cowboys, Ravens, and Falcons