INJURY REPORT: Brian Williams misses another day of practice

Brian Williams had an impact in his first game. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

Brian Williams had an impact in his first game. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Cornerback Brian Williams (knee) did not practice on Thursday, but did work out with the training staff.

Falcons coach Mike Smith is hoping that he can return on Friday.

Defensive end John Abraham (groin), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (limited), wide receiver Roddy White (knee) and safety Thomas DeCoud (ankle) were limited in practice.

McClure (ankle) participated fully after being limited on Wednesday.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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ME

January 13th, 2011
3:20 pm

Josh

January 13th, 2011
3:23 pm

G

January 13th, 2011
3:24 pm

I’m ok with him being out . Brian Williams blitzes alot but can never get a sack. He seems to take wrong angles. I don’t think their is a drop off with Owens in at nickel.

ME

January 13th, 2011
3:25 pm

Josh, you are my hero. I always wanted to be “not first” and here I am stuck with “not second”…. always the bridesmaid…

Edd

January 13th, 2011
3:30 pm

I hope there isn’t a person sitting down in the game . The 12th man/person is a big part of the game, You ole die hards make sure the person next to you is yelling and screaming every down. Drink your beer many and quick as you are the 12th man and you have a job to do, thanks ahead of time and a great job all year to the season ticket holders, Go Birds and this is what it’s all about !

Texas2step

January 13th, 2011
3:34 pm

Romp and stomp Greenbay. This is gonna be fun. Can’t wait.

MATT S GB

January 13th, 2011
4:07 pm

Aaron is going to throw all over you. You will have a weak pass rush and our running game is clicking now. Sorry but it will be a long day for you birds
Pack 27
ATL 20

Paul Johnson's Johnson

January 13th, 2011
4:34 pm

Aaron Rodgers will be knocked out of the game by half time……We are going to blitz ALL day long….Oh and for you MATT S GB—You DONT HAVE A RUNNING GAME!!!

Joe Horn

January 13th, 2011
4:46 pm

One decent rushing game against a bad rush Defense does not give you a good running game. Look at what the Falcons do on offense. That is a good consistent rushing game. The Falcons have a good team pass rush. The Packers have one good pass rusher and he was invisible the last time he and his girly hair came to Atlanta.

ATL FAN

January 13th, 2011
4:50 pm

Agree with Edd. Not saying this just to make us fans seem more important, but we WILL be the difference in that game, and the louder we are while Atlanta is on defense, the better they will play. GO FALCONS!!

AlanFalcon

January 13th, 2011
5:52 pm

The moment of truth, Sat.1/15/2011 @ 8 P.M.-GO FALCONS AND GO SOUTHERN RUSH.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chop Buster

January 13th, 2011
6:18 pm

If Owens has to step in I’m sure BVG will have him ready to play. Also, he probably is the better player to blitz Rodgers and chase him down; more so than Williams right now. Could turn out to be a better defensive strategy for us.

falldown1

January 13th, 2011
6:21 pm

I can’t wait until Saturday ATL, the dome will be rocking cheering for the home TEAM. I hope they play the SAM JACKSON ANTHEM”RISE UP”. It’s going to be something to see all that red and black.”GO FALCONS” I DON’T THINK SO> THE PACKS ARE GOING TO EAT THE PIGEONS FOR DINNER> LOL!!!!!!!

Falcon James

January 13th, 2011
6:28 pm

The falcon will be Ok without Williams starting. I hope he is able to come in play some since he is part of defence that got us here.

DI

January 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

All the negative press is exactly what the ATL needs. We thrive on being underdogs. The dirty south will rise up and smack down the wierd people from Wisconsin. What is it with Wisconsin…really aggravating Milwaukee Bucks got their beat down. Now we’ll take care of their neighboring city Green bay. The Falcons will flex their muscle on Saturday…and send the pack packing!

Eric C.

January 13th, 2011
7:00 pm

Matt S GB…your running game is going to get stuffed. GB took philly by surprise, but not the Falcons.

Eric C.

January 13th, 2011
7:03 pm

Don’t underestimate Williams…he is a great veteran presence and he will be missed if not able to go.

welikebaseball2

January 13th, 2011
7:07 pm

They’re calling us “lucky” again. Go figure. It’s cool. I guess they’ll still be calling us “lucky” when we’re playing for the NFC championship. No, we don’t have the flashy passing attack of the Saints. No, we don’t have the ferocious defense of a Baltimore. What we do have is a well-disciplined team that features a ball-hogging offense & an opportunistic defense. This type of squad, the one without the glitter & glam, doesn’t receive national praise. They just keep finding ways to win ball games. We’ll do it again Saturday.

ICE2

January 13th, 2011
8:02 pm

Hudson grille in mid-town is having a packers pep rally on friday….WTF…..I used to love that place..I will never go again….Be careful turning your back on your city as it may do the same to you…..RISE UP ATL…….

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Whopper Dawg

January 13th, 2011
9:52 pm

Ledbetter,

Here we rock along for two weeks, and now we have all of these players missing practice. What the hey???? How about a little reporting post game on theses guys and updates in the interim. You just throw it out there with no information two days before kick off. Thanks for nothing.

(How about knowing the rules. They didn’t have to provide and injury report until Wednesday. STAY AWAKE IN CLASS. –DOL)

Chuck

January 13th, 2011
11:56 pm

Is Weatherspoon healthy?

(He’s not on the injury report. — DOL)

CJ77

January 14th, 2011
12:20 am

It’s strange how everyone needs to tell each other to “arrive on time” and “cheer loudly.” I don’t understand….would fans pay for tickets and not be in their seats for kickoff? Someone please explain this to me. Do Falcons’ fans that pay for tickets and arrive on time for kick off not know to cheer loudly for the home team? I’m not sure I’m clear on this. The University of Georgia fans seem to arrive on time and cheer loudly for the home team…so this cannot be a Georgia phenomenon…is it just the Falcons? Can someone please enlighten me? Thank you!!!

saintsfan21

January 14th, 2011
1:20 am

FALCONS=MOST OVERRATED TEAM IN PLAYOFF HISTORY!
I cant wait to watch the packers stomp all over the dirtyturds.
WHODAT…..BREEEEEEES BABYYYY

saintsfan21

January 14th, 2011
1:22 am

and also the BRAVES ARE A WASHED UP FRACHISE

fosho

January 14th, 2011
2:54 am

dude man saintsfan, for real overaetd? The Falcons are underdogs at home. Right now I’m sure Brees is the champion at the driving range, but anyways, anyone else notice Roddy’s production dropped suddenly after his knee injury, and hasn’t returned. Double coverage and so forth is getting all the credit for shuting Roddy down, but dude is obviously playing hurt, but not making any excuses. Props for that and lets hope this bye week helped what ails him.

falconfansince77

January 14th, 2011
3:04 am

(saintsfan21) If we do loss and i did say IF. At least it will be to a good team. Not to THE most overrated team in playoff history ! Not to the only 7 and 9 team to ever win a playoff game. Not the worst team in the playoffs. Not to the Seattle freakin seahawks. Well i guess Seattle wasn’t the most overrated team. That would be the team they beat down LOL. All sow who cares if the braves may or may not be washed up. At least there not the saints. WHODAT……..RYAN BABYYYY.

Samuel

January 14th, 2011
5:09 am

Brain Williams has more experience than Chris Owens. But the younger owens is faster bigger stronger. Now can that translate into success only the younger corner knows that.

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Kurt

January 14th, 2011
9:10 am

I know that the dome usually opens 2 hours before kickoff. Is that still the case with the playoff game or will it open any earlier? Just wondering.

Wishing Atlanta Stayed Confederate

January 14th, 2011
9:30 am

Do you guys know why a majority of the country picks the Failcons to fail?

Wishing Atlanta Stayed Confederate

January 14th, 2011
9:36 am

Your stadium will be loud… when the Packers D is on field of course. Packer fans will FLOOD that stadium. The only home field advantage you will have is the fact that you don’t have to travel. But your dirty Birds will fall as the REAL bird of prey swoops in with feathers of green and gold, gobble up your pathetic excuse for a team and then penis the carcass.

CarolinaFalcon

January 14th, 2011
9:39 am

2 days till we get our justice. Maybe then national attention will wake up???Can’t wait to hear you guys busting the speakers on my widescreen because it is so loud. The Saints game was pretty loud but I expect this one to be bone crushing. Predict Rodgers sacked 2 times and throws 2 interceptions and Falcons could run away with it by halftime.

We will RISE UP and there is nothing the Pack can do but pack your bags for the off season LOL.Falcons 31 Pack 14 heeeeeeeeee heeeeeeee heeeeee!

D man

January 14th, 2011
9:55 am

Only two out of 10 are picking the Falcons on the ESPN panel of “experts”. This has got to be pissing the Falcons off. NO RESPECT…
http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks

D man

January 14th, 2011
10:10 am

Vegas believes in the Falcons. The Odds started the week at 1 point in favor of a Falcon win. That has grown to 3 points for a Falcons win because everyone is putting their money on our Falcons to win. TAKE THAT ESPN… :)

nes

January 14th, 2011
11:09 am

Here is my intake of the Falcons injury report and the game Saturday with the Packers. CB Williams will be missed in the secondary because he is experienced in all facets of coverages and schemes, not so much on his blitzes because he overruns the QB too much and as a result more pass completions are allowed. CB Owens should play if Williams is not at least 90% healed, Owens has to step up and play big and defend against the vertical passing game of the Packers. That said, the way to beat the Packers is this in a nutshell, Falcons need to start off strong and score TD quickly. Then pound the football down their throats gaining 4-5 yards a carry and control the clock! Packers can’t score without the ball! If they stack 7-8 in the box, we have to stretch the field with well timed intermediate passes of 20-25 yards and hopefully our wide receivers can make the Packers pay dearly. We can’t wait to throw on 2nd and 3rd down and long as the rush will get to Ryan, got to throw on 1st down when they stack 7-8 at the line of scrimmage to get control of this game and the clock! That is it–the winning formula!

nes

January 14th, 2011
11:16 am

One more for the home team, throw in a couple of mis-direction plays with reverses to WR Douglas and some screens to Douglas to offset the pass rush! Hope Mularky and Coach Smith read these comments!

DJR

January 14th, 2011
12:09 pm

Wow are you Falcon fans delusional. Over by halftime? Rodgers 2 interceptions? Beat down of the Packers? With ignorant comments like this, one wonders if any of you have even seen a Falcons game this season let alone one involving the Packers. There is no respect being given to the Falcons because their bloated record and close wins are like fool’s gold. Without a true dynamic offense, this team goes nowhere but home come playoff time. Truth hurts.

forthn1

January 14th, 2011
12:57 pm

DJR@

We invite you back in next week,we’ll even leave space for your crying towel. Atlanta fans have cabin fever from being closed up in their homes for the past week. The dome will be electric, and will serve as one of the keys to a Falcon victory. This team nor it’s fan will get in a back and forth about respect. Our team posted a 13-3 record this season and the Pack happen to be one of the 13. We play to win the game…..cheese anyone??????

Brian Hunt

January 14th, 2011
12:57 pm

No Brian Williams is bad news. Chris Owens looked lost in coverage as the nickel back earlier in the season.

james ross

January 14th, 2011
2:19 pm

to saint’sfan21: what dat?? falcon’s most overrated team in playoff’s & saint’s lose to seahawks?????? it seems saint’s caught a big load in the face against seahawks. who dat…… breeze got a mouthful too!!!! new orl does not even rate a major league baseball team, only MINOR league like you!!!

Post-it

January 14th, 2011
2:42 pm

Had a feeling the Saints were going to lose last week. And it wasn’t just wishful thinking as a Falcons fan. Have a feeling the Falcons are going to demolish a tired and overwhelmed Packers team. And once again it’s not just because I’m a Falcons fan.

Clay Matthews

January 14th, 2011
8:41 pm

After I get done owning Tyson Clabo and after I get done owning Matt Ryan, I am going to hunt down and own all you Falcon fans that are dogging me about my hair. Last time we played y’all I was hurtin’ in a bad way, but this time I am bringing the entire “bloodline”: Grandpa Clay, Uncle Bruce, Daddy Clay and bad ol’ me. I hope Matty Ice has a lot of it on hand cuz he’s gonna need it.

chipontheroad birdsrus

January 14th, 2011
11:50 pm

wish stayed confederate p–nis the carcass what kind of cheese have you been eatin get some help

Executive6

January 17th, 2011
1:33 am

I guess all of you fans who thought the falcons would be able to stop the Green Bay Passing game without Brian Williams are now facing the reality that Brian Williams is a Hell of a Cornerback. His sub was torched and rendored ineffective all night. So much for youth, in place of Experience and Wisdom.