John Abraham slides out on way to practice; Smith cancels show

John Abraham's care slid off the road on the way to practice.

John Abraham's car slid off the road on the way to practice.

UPDATE 10:24 AM

Defensive end John Abraham tweeted that he slid off the road and posted pictures.  Falcons defensive lineman Kroy

Kroy Biermann to the resuce for Abraham.

Kroy Biermann to the resuce for Abraham.

Biermann picked him up and they have arrived at the facilities. No injuries reported.

Abraham tweeted at 9:45 a.m., “I’m the passenger so I wasn’t being unsafe trust me. I (got)  kids ain’t (trying to) go no where any time soon.”

Abe tweeted at 9:35 a.m., “We literally (just) crashed (two) exits away.”

Abe tweetwed at 9:30 a.m., “Jus got on 985 shud b to work in 20 hopefully funny thing is we have a short day we done at like 12 1230″

COACH SMITH’S SHOW CANCELED

–Coach Smith has canceled his radio show, Falcons Live, according to the team. He usually does it at a Sporting Good Store in Flowery Branch on Monday.

“Falcons Live: Come (Mike)  Smith Show has been canceled tonight due to the weather. We will advise if it gets rescheduled,” the team tweeted on its official twitter account.

FLOWERY BRANCH – The inclement weather should not effect the Falcons preparation for their divisional  playoff game with the Green Bay Packers set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

The coaches were at the facilities late Sunday putting their finishing touches on the game plan and likely stayed on-site in the dormitories.

Monday morning, the players were trying to make their way into the facilities for a  walkthrough practice that was schedule to start around 11 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.

When the team gets assembled, they will likely hold their practice at the indoor facility and the team would have to option of moving everyone back into the dormitories, which is where they live during training camp.

Here’s the practice schedule for the rest of the week:

Monday — Team Walkthrough.

Tuesday – Practice 1:10 – 3 p.m. (Game Plan Installation)

The Falcons could be playing some billiards in the players' amenities building if they stay in the dormitories at Flowery Branch. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter@ajc.com)

The Falcons could be playing some billiards in the players' amenities building if they stay in the dormitories at Flowery Branch. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter@ajc.com)

Wednesday – Practice  — 11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. (Game Plan Installation)

Thursday – Practice 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Friday – Team Walkthrough

Saturday – NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Green Bay, 8 p.m.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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225 comments Add your comment

Arthur Blank

January 10th, 2011
9:36 am

Let me call down there I wont them to Practice Hard

Phar71

January 10th, 2011
9:42 am

Hopefully no one has any issues driving in this snow. Don’t need any accidents heading into the big game.

E's Dirty Birds

January 10th, 2011
9:44 am

Let’s get’em … Go Birds!!!!

E's Dirty Birds

January 10th, 2011
9:45 am

The more rest the better.

Brian F.

January 10th, 2011
9:47 am

I am surprised that they did not have the team sleep at the facility last night knowing that this winter storm was coming. Better get ready for Green Bay !! Bad matchup for us.

MATTLANTA

January 10th, 2011
9:50 am

WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT LOSE IN THE DOME IN THE PLAYOFFS……RISE UP ATL…….THIS IS OUR TIME ………..THIS IS OUR TOWN………SUPERBOWL……….IM GONNA YELL SO LOUD SAT NIGHT MY THROAT WILL HURT UNTIL THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP……….RISE UP…..RISE UP………

Mave2124

January 10th, 2011
9:52 am

They would stay onsite for the rest of the playoffs Training Camp style or just for Monday-Tuesday?

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by AJC , wittywolfie, Tri Tri and others. Tri Tri said: RT @AJCFalcons Falcons may push today’s walkthrough practice back http://bit.ly/dXJDWh <<-they say this after @johnabraham55 crashed…. [...]

Rise Up!

January 10th, 2011
9:58 am

who dat?!?!?

GA ALL DA WAY

January 10th, 2011
10:01 am

BRING BACK THE DIRTY BIRD OR AT LEAST A 2.0 VERSION!!! LOL

Dirty Bird Zone

January 10th, 2011
10:02 am

I agree with Brian, the team should have shown up last night. Either way, it’s time to lock down and concentrate on Green Bay.

SawThat1nce

January 10th, 2011
10:02 am

Where Dat?
Dey aint heaa no mo.

ATL krusher

January 10th, 2011
10:04 am

RISE UP!!!!!! Cant wait for Saturday!!!!

MATT S GB

January 10th, 2011
10:09 am

Aaron is going to throw all over you. We have a running game now. Your team is weak and we will stuff the run and sack the fragil matt ryan at least 3 times.
Total yards domination by the Pack.
GB 31
Atl 17

Stevie B

January 10th, 2011
10:11 am

I am very excited that the Falcons will see Green Bay in the playoffs. I was concerned about playing Philly because of the red headed step child beating they gave us earlier in the summer. I was not so concerned about the Saints because I think the Falcons could be them on any given day. Which brings us to Green Bay. I believe the Falcons will be solid. The week off will cerntainly give us an advantage. Should be a great game and I am hoping for the blowout early.

ATLFalcons4Eva

January 10th, 2011
10:12 am

No Saints, No Eagles. NO Problem!

Go Falcons !

Jay

January 10th, 2011
10:16 am

Get ready for the national media to continue the ABA storyline. Anybody But Atlanta. Rise up, dirty birds.

boses

January 10th, 2011
10:17 am

beat them packers.

phar71

January 10th, 2011
10:17 am

As I said. This is not good!

ajcsportseditor Falcons’ John Abraham just tweeted that he wrecked on the way to practice. Seems to be OK.

[...] Meanwhile it looks like the Falcons themselves aren’t taking a snow day. [...]

Mikey14

January 10th, 2011
10:17 am

The talking heads on ESpin are already picking the Pack. Bring ‘em on!

mark

January 10th, 2011
10:18 am

GO FALCONS !!!

Jaques Strappe

January 10th, 2011
10:22 am

Another motivation to win this game: Tony G. He came to ATL bcoz he believed we would not be just another “one and done” team like the KC Chiefs. Let’s not disappoint. GO FALCONS!

fansince74

January 10th, 2011
10:30 am

Quick stat: Matt Ryan is 5-0 against the remaining NFC teams (2-0 vs.Packers, 2-0 vs. Bears, and 1-0 vs. Seahawks).

Joey

January 10th, 2011
10:31 am

I hope Mularkey has a better game plan than he had vs the Saints a couple of weeks ago. The Pack has a good D.

The Real Falcon

January 10th, 2011
10:34 am

The same people who say the team should have shown up last night should be at work today. Are you? I bet not.
Give it a break. They have families just like yuoi. They will do what is needed to win Sat. I’ll be there to do my part. Whining is not part of the job description!

The Real Falcon

January 10th, 2011
10:35 am

See the picture of Abe’s car. What would you all say if one of the players were seriously hurt?

Trent Dilfer

January 10th, 2011
10:35 am

I can see the saints going back to Atlanta and beating them again in the playoffs.

robbie

January 10th, 2011
10:39 am

not what i wanted…….but bring em on and lets get down and dirty……

GO BIRDS

Roger

January 10th, 2011
10:39 am

I dont know but I think the seeding system needs some tweaking…Falcons are the number one seed and playing a Packers team that was 10-6 in the regular season vs a Seahawks team that was 7-9.
Not really fair for a number one seed when the Bears at #2 seed get an easier opponent.
That being said GO BIRDS!

PACKbuzz

January 10th, 2011
10:39 am

I’m a little perplexed as to how many Falcon fans are looking past the Packers, and even thankful the Pack beat the Eagles. Some of you don’t even realize that if the Eagles won, you’d have played Seattle, or the fact that if Rogers did not fumble at the goal line, the Pack would have won in Notlanta earlier. The Pack are playing their best right now, and Starks is not a flash in the pan… this guy can run.
So, please look past the Pack… just like the Eagles did. I think your SB talk is premature, but we’ll see come Saturday.

extremus

January 10th, 2011
10:40 am

I’m glad Abraham is okay; everyone be careful out there!!!

cheesehead

January 10th, 2011
10:40 am

Oh jeez, yuse guys can’t even drive in a lil snow. Jus like you won’t be able to drive on the PACK’s D!
GO PACK GO!!!!!

Frank

January 10th, 2011
10:44 am

Bad Omen crashing just like they will come this weekend CRASH and BURN Falcants.

brian

January 10th, 2011
10:46 am

While Atlanta is in a panic over a couple inches of snow and while Falcons are slipping off the road, the Packers are hard at work scheming for the upcoming 41-10 blowout.

GO PACK GO!! GO PACK GO!!

PACKbuzz

January 10th, 2011
10:48 am

Why is Abraham’s car in the ditch news? Big frickin’ Deal.
No one get’s hurt going in the ditch. A couple of you are crying… “OMG… he has a family”… “Why are they practicing today?” He was most likely going about 5 mph. Stop with all the drama.
We deal with driving in snow daily. Y’all should learn to drive in the snow.

dean

January 10th, 2011
10:48 am

brian,

Been smoking the lettuce already?

Maurice

January 10th, 2011
10:48 am

Learn to spell car! It’s not “care”!

The Falcon Analysis

January 10th, 2011
10:49 am

All of the analysis on the sporting news channels are saying that the Packers are going to win this game saturday! so what in the heck it is going to take for US to get some Respect? Falcons, if you need added motivation this should get you guys fired up! GO FALCONS,

Ross

January 10th, 2011
10:50 am

Packbuzz, yada yada yada I’m over it. You’re a decent team. Rodgers is no Favre. He’s nervous and twitchy in the pocket. The secret is outside containment. Despite the Eagles game against a leaky D that was worst in the league inside the 20, you scored only 21 points and could easily have lost to what was really a mediocre team down the stretch. 1 good game from a rookie doesn’t mean you have a running attack worth a damn.

A sticky Tampa 2 defense and your offense will fail. Bring the occasional blitz but don’t rely on it. Meanwhile the Falcons will be eating cheesehead a$$ and the clock. 31-17 Falcons. Wait till you see our new and improved cheese-grinding D.

The Intuitive One

January 10th, 2011
10:50 am

Defense will be the key. If we can step up our aggression and disrupt Rodgers he is toast! He is a little bit of a head case when the pressure is on.

MF

January 10th, 2011
10:51 am

Ah. The miserable Wisconson trolls are back….
Go Falcons!

BOOGIES THE MAN FROM HARTWELL GA

January 10th, 2011
10:51 am

Hey Pack-the buzz ……….

Don’t worry,we won’t over look the yellow heads…

Wait till Abe hits A.R. ……………

Game over …………

take it from me

January 10th, 2011
10:53 am

the falcons should win this game! Falcons defence will take over and smash the pack!

Ackshun

January 10th, 2011
10:53 am

You guys got beat by a field goal last time (and the defense let you back in the game in the 3rd quarter). Trust me the Falcons got something for you. You have players converging on Flowery Branch in 1/2 foot of snow in a state with no snow-plows or salt trucks. Yeah this teams committed and you can bet the Pack is in for a good ol fashioned dirty south butt whippin come Saturday.

M

January 10th, 2011
10:54 am

Dam man, u dont have a Range Rover Bro?? We need u to be safe man. And NOW u have to win to buy a Hummer dude.

Bobby's Chauffer

January 10th, 2011
10:56 am

So what part of the Packers game is better than ours? Offense, Defense, special teams, line backers, kicking game, what? …. I think we have the edge in most all area’s.. plus we have home field advantage… Go birds your thoughts…

Reality Check

January 10th, 2011
10:58 am

Just so we’re clear on this: the Packers are 0 for 1 in the Georgia Dome this season.

Oh, you have a running game now? Falcons’ defense is still #5 in the NFL in points allowed.

Iceman

January 10th, 2011
10:59 am

Glad they got there ok.

Go Falcons!!!

DrJ

January 10th, 2011
11:00 am

How did all these cheeseheads find this blog?