FLOWERY BRANCH – When the Babineaux Brothers hit the golf course this offseason, Jonathan will have bragging rights over his brother Jordan.
Mom, Barbara Babineaux, who has a book coming out, got plenty of air time with her two-sided jersey.
“I gave her one of my jerseys and he gave her one,” Jonathan said on Tuesday. “Somehow, someway she put it together. It came out fantastic. I think she really enjoyed herself.”
The Falcons run defense which was 6th in the league before they slipped all the way down to 20th after Tampa Bay and Carolina had some success running the ball.
After stopping Seattle, they moved back up to 12th in the league and are giving up 106.1 yards per game.
“Guys were just determined to be better,” Babineaux said. “I think our run fits weren’t good and (the Seattle week) we emphasized it a lot more and were able to capitalize on it. We shut a great running back down and had a great day.”
The Falcons want to stop the run against the Saints.
“I think they use the run more as a change up,” Babineaux said. “They are an excellent passing team. Drew Brees loves to throw that ball around and he tries to get his guys to make plays for them.”
Here’s the depth chart the team released for the Saints game:
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
RDE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 99 Vance Walker 97 Trey Lewis
DT 91 Corey Peters 94 Peria Jerry
LDE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis
SLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas
MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire
WLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins
RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks
LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams
SS 25 William Moore 26 Erik Coleman
FS 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger
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
–D. Orlando Ledbetter