Falcons release depth chart for St. Louis game

Falcons safety William Moore, right, picks up a fumble by Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. Associated Press

Falcons safety William Moore, right, picks up a fumble by Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH – This will be the 75th meeting between the Falcons and the Rams.

The Rams hold 47-25-2 advantage in the series.

The Birds have won three of their last four meetings with the Rams, including a 47-17 victory in the 2005 NFC divisional playoffs.

The Rams enter this week’s game coming off of a 23-20 loss to division rival San Francisco and sit in second place in the NFC West with a 4-5 overall record.

St. Louis has been impressive at home going 4-1 at the Edward Jones Dome, including four consecutive wins. Since 2008, the Falcons 20-6 record in indoor stadiums ranks second in the

League behind the Minnesota Vikings (21-5).

OFFENSE

WR 12 Michael Jenkins 83 Harry Douglas 14 Eric Weems

LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek

LG 63 Justin Blalock 79 Mike Johnson

C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley

RG 73 Harvey Dahl 79 Mike Johnson

RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Garrett Reynolds

TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer

WR 84 Roddy White 86 Brian Finneran

QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson

RB 33 Michael Turner 44 Jason Snelling 35 Antone Smith 27 Gartrell Johnson

FB 34 Ovie Mughelli

DEFENSE

RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury

DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 99 Vance Walker 97 Trey Lewis

DT 91 Corey Peters 94 Peria Jerry

LE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis

OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas

MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire

OLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins

RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks

LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams

S 25 William Moore 26 Erik Coleman

S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 9 Michael Koenen 3 Matt Bryant

P 9 Michael Koenen

KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks

PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas

LS 82 Joe Zelenka

H 9 Michael Koenen

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56 comments Add your comment

Marco

November 17th, 2010
10:18 am

Spoon’s in the line-up. Welcome Back, big dog!!!!!

mark

November 17th, 2010
10:25 am

Great to have Spoon back in the line up, he gives us an option to rush the QB like Matthews in Green Bay. I want to see BVG use him like a rusher and move him around. Dude can flat out hit and play.

DC

November 17th, 2010
10:33 am

It’s good to have everyone 100% healthy or even close to it. This second half will separate the men from the boys. Welcome Back Spoon!

Hamp

November 17th, 2010
10:47 am

Has corey peter just beat our jerry or are they woking him back in? peters has played well though.

Tea Party Meber

November 17th, 2010
10:48 am

Witherspoon is a bust.

SeenThisB4

November 17th, 2010
10:53 am

Spoon is made of porcelain. He’s lost his cardio vascular endurance and stamina. Even Betty White could run circles around him, and that’s saying a lot, cause he’s one big fat a$$.

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Resign or Re-sign?

November 17th, 2010
10:58 am

This will change after the injury report on Thursday. No guarantee Spoon (or Peele) will be back

Lucky

November 17th, 2010
11:00 am

N E 1 else conserned that Witherspoon is always injrued?

Resign or Re-sign?

November 17th, 2010
11:01 am

Hamp;

The Falcons claim they are working Jerry in slowly while he builds strength in his knee. Peters has out-played him, however.

Resign or Re-sign?

November 17th, 2010
11:04 am

DOL:

Why block my reply to Seen?

Tea Party Meber

November 17th, 2010
11:07 am

I see Perrier Jerry as another fist round bust by the Falcons. THey keep the bad ones and let the good ones get a way….Vick, Schab, Farve, Deangel Hall…..There are more.

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Michael

November 17th, 2010
11:11 am

Orlando,

second line. missing a word. you are an embarrassment!!

Football_Knowledge101

November 17th, 2010
11:16 am

Jerry is behind Peters because the Falcons want to ease his knee back into the flow of things and not over to it. we don’t want this knee to cause problems later.

SawThat1nce

November 17th, 2010
11:18 am

Jerry is a big man, with a lot of wieght of that knee, it will take longer for him to get to 100%. It’s better to go slow and completely heal, than to do something stupid and tear the knee up again.
This is Witherspoon’s first year and the Falcons have only had him for a fews months, give them a full year, to build up his body into a NFL player.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

November 17th, 2010
11:34 am

DOL,

Very good the way this is shaping out. Falcons will go into St. Louis and establish the run. Keep the ball away from Rams Offense and beat them slowly…Muhammad Ali style. I’m thinking they win 24-10 or something like that. Other impressions:

(1) Ryan is coming into his own. Great decisions. Knows where he wants to go with the ball. Played a near perfect game against Ravens. Eyes downfield when rushed…did not do that last year. Against the Ravens he did not throw an interceptable ball. Period.

(2) Jenkins gets a one year reprieve from criticism. The guy played one of his best games as a pro against the Ravens. He ran routes at first down depth and made an excellent catch to save the game. If we can get consistency from him we are truly dangerous on offense. Douglas #83 is slipping in confidence. Mularkey should dial up some screen plays for my man to get him going. White #84 is lights out and Tony G. played a good game. Had they both caught balls for first downs in the 2nd half, the Ravens would not have gotten back in the game. I’m confident that these drops will not happen again.

(3) Jason Snelling #44. Period. You better sign this man to something long term Dimitroff. Falcons may not score that first touchdown if he does not WILL HIMSELF TO THE END ZONE. The best all-around player on this squad. Believe it.

(4) Defense was good for 75% of the game. Run defense is stout…Lofton is quietly having his best season. #95 Babs is a PROBLEM for O-Lines. Disputive and quick. Simply the best D-Linman in the NFC. Abe and the Beer Man came to play…and #54 was even in place for pass coverage (rarity). DBs are a different story. As I’ve said before, Grimes #20 is an excellent nickel…not a CB. Owens #21 is not a CB. Birds will need to address this soon…Packers will not play with Grimes. He can perform but his size presents a challenge.

(5) I really liked the game plan against the Ravens. I think we started on this two weeks ago, and beat the Bucs with standard, routine plays. Birds can play several styles. They are simply one of the best teams in the NFL right now. Better than the NY Giants…better than the Saints even wehn Bush comes back. I predict a Eagles return to the GA Dome for a pass to Dallas. It has been written…

FBD

Tea Party Meber

November 17th, 2010
11:38 am

So Witherspoons body is not up 2 NFL standards? So why did the Falcons draft him if he is not reday 4 the NFL?

sarah

November 17th, 2010
11:41 am

Hey Tea Party Member – if you can’t spell the players’ names right leave the party…

Dawgtards ruin this state

November 17th, 2010
11:49 am

@ Pea Party Meber – Vick and DHall are the exact type of athletes the Falcons are avoiding. The dirtybirds are drafting and signing players with higher character than VT usually produces. That’s why we’re winning as a team. Get a clue! Schaub was a good trade and I like Ryan better. Farve was a bad trade, just ask glanville, he admits to screwing that up for the Falcons.

Resign or Re-Sign?

November 17th, 2010
12:28 pm

Dawgtard:

What made the Schaub trade “good”? He had caused the Falcons no problems. Remember we traded a player who became a top-notch starting QB; a rare commodity indeed. What did the Falcons get in return?

Resign or Re-Sign?

November 17th, 2010
12:36 pm

Dawgforlife:

Good point!

suwaneefalcon

November 17th, 2010
12:39 pm

I love the idiots that come on here and second guess TD and his drafts and player moves. Face facts, we have NFL professionals now running the front office who have a better idea on what constitutes NFL talent and it is not always the fastest or strongest player. If it was a player like Randy Moss would not be on his 5th team in the last 3 years.

Lucky

November 17th, 2010
12:39 pm

Yeah…..What did we git 4 Schab? Hes tearing up in Huoston and we R stuck with Matt “INT” Ryan.

suwaneefalcon

November 17th, 2010
12:40 pm

Lucky, you must be a saints fan impersonating a fan of the first place Falcons. Nice try.

suwaneefalcon

November 17th, 2010
12:48 pm

Like I said, gotta be a saints fan. Does not know how to spell and is incoherent with his posts.

Lucky

November 17th, 2010
12:54 pm

U makin fun of me Suwane guy?

dean

November 17th, 2010
12:55 pm

Lucky, how do you “stand up” for a guy who looked you in the eyes and lied? Oh yeah, he did the same thing to Goodell. Please go back to the comics section.

dean

November 17th, 2010
12:57 pm

No, Lucky. Suwaneeguy just pointed out the obvious.

FalconsFan284

November 17th, 2010
1:03 pm

Seen—–If Weathspoon has lost his cardio, due to injury, does that mean the same applies to Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas? Or are they exempt from your analysis because they play for your SECOND place team?

JOE TESS, TEA PARTY AND LUCKY—–SINCE YOU ARE ALL THE SAME KID, I ADDRESS THIS TO ALL OF YOU. How on Earth can you say anyone is a bust after their first year? By your standards, Brett Favre would have been a bust because he didn’t really get to play his first season. Who could have looked worse in their first season then Troy Aikman? It just doesn’t add up there boy. Watch the games where Sean Weatherspoon has played and you’ll see the entire defense plays better. It bothers me that I can come on here and see moronic post, after moronic post, by you, about good young players and you are calling them busts. You’ve said it about Matt Ryan. You’ve said it about Sean Weatherspoon. And, you’ve said it about Mike Jenkins. What you fail to see is that all of these guys have helped this team win games when no other player was in a position to make those plays. ALSO, LEARN HOW TO SPELL AND WHAT THE PLAYERS NAMES ARE!!!!!! I will also point out that Matt Schuab was a third round pick. Know your team before you open your mouth!

SawThat1nce

November 17th, 2010
1:05 pm

Lucky is just a new name that Tess, camaro bob, tea bagger, etc. etc. has taken.
You guys are arguing with an imbecile, or someone acting like an imbecile.
Is it a parody? Can anyone really be that stupid?

SeenThisB4

November 17th, 2010
1:21 pm

FalconFan284:

Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are established, decorated veterans of the NFL, and I give them both a lot more leeway than that #1 pick rookie of yours that has up to now added up to a big fat “Bust”.

Even still, I have previously criticized both Bush and Thomas for not playing hurt, after all they are professionals, both 25 years old. Farve’s had a double fracture in his ankle, an arthritic thumb in his throwing hand, a ten-stich gash on his chin, and a hurt shoulder, all on a 41 year old frame, but his mantra has always been: “I’ll ready to play on Sunday.” Yeah, I’m going to find fault with your bust of a rookie, and our top two Super Bowl winning running backs too, and all the other so called professionals out there that can’t seem to be able to play with a little pain.

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Lucky

November 17th, 2010
1:22 pm

Brent Farve was not a bust cuz the Falcons refuse to play him. Then they tray him to the Pack. Witherspoon has played but he is alawys injured. You pay that much mony 2 a guy be beter produce. How do we no he is not faking injruy? I bet he is.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

November 17th, 2010
1:25 pm

The rams game is the definition of a trap game , Focus Falcons !!!!

The Dogkiller Returns

November 17th, 2010
1:28 pm

Yes, this game vs. St. Louis is a huge trap, but the bigger trap, even though it’s very late in the season, is the home game against Carolina.

Damage Inc.

November 17th, 2010
1:31 pm

I’ve seen Joe’s tea meber B-4 . Lucky it was at a Fish House. He was behind a Camaro with Bob.

Marco

November 17th, 2010
1:32 pm

Weatherspoon a Bust ?? Are you nuts ? The guy is a rookie and has shown flashes while playing / starting. Okay he got injured. So anyone who gets injured in the NFL is a bust ? C’mon, haters, you’ll have to come up with somthing better than that. Is William Moore a bust ? Get back on the short bus, and put your thinking caps on, before spewing ignorance. Please..

Lil'Birdie

November 17th, 2010
1:53 pm

If there was a trap game, this is it. The Rams are leading in sacks and their defense in currently ranked 7th in the league. They can be ball hogs especially in the first half and can score points at home really fast. They however disintergrate in the second half. But be very afraid. Falcons need to take their game and cannot underestimate those Rammies.

falconfan 24-7

November 17th, 2010
1:55 pm

The Falcons will be focused and beat the Rams in a laugher 31-10. Go Falcons.

We will only lose one more game this year.I hate to admit but we loose a close one to the Pack or the Bucs. Go Falcons.

falconfan 24-7

November 17th, 2010
1:57 pm

Eat your heart our Falcon- haters. This is our year!

suwaneefalcon

November 17th, 2010
1:59 pm

I agree that this is a game that the Falcons have to be on their A game with but, what game in the NFL is not tough on the road? That being said, I don’t see the Rams moving the ball well enough on our defense to win this game. I am thinking the birds by 7 and Ryan has a 2 touchdown day through the air and Turner adds one more.

Ackshun

November 17th, 2010
2:12 pm

@falconfan 24-7 I like the Falcons vs the Bucs in Tampa. If we lose one it will be NO or GB. STL and SEA are potential traps.

The Dogkiller Returns

November 17th, 2010
2:18 pm

You saw another man’s member behind the fish shack, and you’re telling us about it?

Boy, are you stupid?

Frozen Rope

November 17th, 2010
3:12 pm

@ Lucky, Camaro Bob,, Joe Tess Fish Breath,, Tea Party Meber,, (still not sure what a Meber is)…

Keep em comming buddy,, your a funny guy,,,

Frozen Rope

November 17th, 2010
3:25 pm

If the coaches game plan well and let Ryan call some plays in the hurry up the Falcons should beat the snot out of the Rams…..

Lucky

November 17th, 2010
4:34 pm

mo's gator s'wich ta geaux

November 17th, 2010
4:59 pm

SeenThisB4

November 17th, 2010
5:44 pm

Damaged Inc. must work for TSA. Hey Damaged, Touch my junk and I’ll have you arrested!

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

mo's gator s'wich ta geaux

November 17th, 2010
6:54 pm

whin i fli, i lik da knew pat-duwns.

PlanB

November 17th, 2010
6:55 pm

The Rams will give us all we want. I’ve only seen their highlights but Bradford can throw the ball. Our 2ndary is still a little suspect. We need a lead and keep it for a change. Seems like we go into a semi prevent when we have a lead.
Where is Spoon?

Greg Mendel

November 17th, 2010
9:09 pm

Falcon 27, Rams 10.