INJURY REPORT: Snelling out for Seahawks game

 – The Falcons declared running back Jason Snelling (concussion) out for Sunday’s game in Seattle in the injury report released on Friday. 

Rookie running back Jacquizz Rodgers will get an increased load against the Seahawks with Jason Snelling out. Jason Getz,

Rookie running back Jacquizz Rodgers will get an increased load against the Seahawks with Jason Snelling out. Jason Getz,



 Rookie running back Jacquizz Rodgers will have an increased role when the Falcons (1-2) face the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) at CenturyLink Field at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.

Snelling suffered a concussion against Tampa Bay and is in the league’s concussion protocol.

Also, veteran linebacker Mike Peterson will make his second consecutive start for Stephen Nicholas (calf), who was also declared out for the Seahawks game.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and defensive end Cliff Matthews (knee) are out of for Seattle.

Wide receiver Roddy White (thigh) was limited in practice and is questionable for the game.

Left tackle Sam Baker (ankle), middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (foot) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) all fully participated in practice on Friday and are listed as probable for Sunday’s game.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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September 30th, 2011
4:12 pm

I look forward to seeing more of Rodgers this week. . .sorry about Snelling, though. He’s a good player. Who knows, maybe we’ll even see a screen pass. . .stranger things have happened.

senior falcon

September 30th, 2011
4:19 pm

MM doesn’t believe in screen passes. He wants his offense to be open and above board.


September 30th, 2011
4:45 pm

I’m hoping and praying that Baker cant go.


September 30th, 2011
4:47 pm

Our offense is just a bunch of Mularkey.


September 30th, 2011
5:12 pm

I think Svitek is going to get the start over Baker this Sunday. At least that’s what I hope.

Roddy will play, no doubt about it. He was just given rest this week. He knows what to do, so there’s no worries there.

So glad to have Kelvin Hayden back there and Mike Peterson played very well for us last week. He brings a certain edge and toughness to our defense and last season was a critical part of our 13-3 season.


September 30th, 2011
5:13 pm

So Babs, Nicholas, Snelling are out. We have replacements for all of them. We seem fine on the injury front.

DJ Sniper

September 30th, 2011
5:19 pm

I’m very interested to see what Quizz will do in an expanded role. I think he will take advantage of the opportunity. That was a smart pickup by the team.

I hate to wish ill on a player, but yea, I wouldn’t be too upset if Sam Baker couldn’t go.


September 30th, 2011
6:14 pm

I firmly believe that when you think a player is bad, substituting a worse player makes the bad player suddenly much better.

I think Ryan should be practicing 3rd and long quick kicks. They need to phase the world’s worst punter out completely.

Have the Falcons ever considered downing a kickoff in the end zone, rather than taking it out from 5 yards deep? I can’t recall 3 plays this season (in all games I have watched) where the league had not instructed the officials to throw an illegal block in the back flag, because the object of kicking off at the 35 is the league wants kickoffs downed. An 80-yard field is always much better than a 90-yard field, where the Falcons begin too many drives.

curse's of roddy white

September 30th, 2011
6:23 pm

curse of white very powerful >> vo0do0 curse of n o l a << u see u all will see


September 30th, 2011
7:32 pm

quizzz will do well, needed change of pace at rb.


September 30th, 2011
7:34 pm

Quizz with get the start, BUT Mike Malarkey dont know what do with him..Prob run him up the middle..smh.


September 30th, 2011
7:47 pm


No Sam Baker? No problem. Sorry Sam, but you really need to find your “inner-dog” – Sir. Make a name for yourself and step up your play: hint (Matt is your responsibility) keep Matt Alive! Sam Baker.

Next time out there, how about giving us fans a baker’s dozen?

Michael M.

September 30th, 2011
8:05 pm

I agree with BooBoo up there, you cant win these games playing with poor field position which The Birds have had alot of so far this season…….they need to cover that ball too instead of waving everybody off and standing there watching the football roll on back inside the 10 yardline. If you cant pick it up and run with it at least grab it and fall to the ground with it to keep it from continuing to roll back to the goal line and also need to kneel and start on the 20 unless you got a good shot to tear up more yards returning the kickoff up field. With these poor kicks from the Punter, it would at least put the football alot further away than him kicking it back to the other team and them getting the ball on the 50 yard line if the Atlanta offense cant move the ball .

i saw brent grimes

September 30th, 2011
8:31 pm

why the heck arent we running screens to julio and quizz? those guys are amazing at that kind of stuff and mulcrappy refuses to use the assets of the players on his roster. instead he likes to call long developing routes with multiple options calling for 5+ seconds of pass protection only to have matty ice dump it off underneath to TG.

if we want explosive plays, put the players in a position to explode!

Michael M.

September 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Atlanta needs a big 240-250 pound running back that can cut and move and stop and run on a dime ! Turner cant do that ! And that hurts in the running game !

Darren McFadden 61 attempts 393 yards rushing 6.4 per carry 70 longest 3 tds
Someone like McFadden would be ideal for the Birds !

I watched him play in the Raiders game a couple weeks ago, the guy is pretty good and is fast too !
Boy I just wish the Falcons could get a RB that can do something besides just head straight into the masses and hope he can bust a hole !

Michael M.

September 30th, 2011
9:17 pm

Little fella name Quizz may be good for a worn down 4th Quarter Defense but with a Fresh Defense someone is going to put him down I am afraid so they better be careful and use him wisely in ballgames or they will get that kid hurt out there.

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September 30th, 2011
10:37 pm

If we had Darren McFadden, Michael Turner, and Quizz, that’s the best backfield in the NFL right there. If McFadden was in an Atlanta uniform, watch out! He’d literally carry us to an NFC Championship game. He’s that good. But he’s in Oakland and with the way he’s playing he’ll be there for a long time, maybe for his entire career because they’re gonna wanna keep him. I don’t blame them. In the coming years we need to find a RB that can eventually replace Turner because I honestly don’t think Turner has too many more years worth of quality football left in him.

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October 1st, 2011
8:34 am

Also hoping for Svitek instead of Baker. Can’t do any worse.

Also hoping for more screens/draws with Quizz, but if not then I hope this is Mularkey’s last season.


October 1st, 2011
9:02 am

Iv’e listen to interviews of Mike Mularky, he seems boring. I don’t know him persnally and I know he knows alot about the game of football. BUT Sometimes you feel he thinks he above criticism. And in saying that, I feel it affects his ability to change. Which ultimately hurts the Falcons offense.


October 1st, 2011
9:42 am

did u read the comment from Mularkey about the 15 play script , thats all we know , C’mon man , he’s got to go

Michael M.

October 1st, 2011
9:47 am

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Decrease Increase Falcons plan to stick to their 15-play script

I hope the Script works this week in the opening drive of the Falcons for a Touchdown. Most of time the team that scores first has the momentum in their favor because the opposing team has to score to tie it and that is called catch-up football. Teams that win ballgames usually are the Teams that consistantly score to keep the other team playing least most of the time that is the case.
I hope the Birds win this week for if that dont, then we can be pretty sure what kind of season this is going to turn out to be. I am thinking this is a do or die game for the Birds this week. Hopefully they do!

Michael M.

October 1st, 2011
9:52 am

Forgot to mention what a beautiful morning and day shaping up to be outside…….great day for those college football games starting in a few hours…Go Dawgs !


October 1st, 2011
9:59 am

I’ve listened to M.M. on interviews and he uses a script that most teams use. What I am concerned about is the offensive line. If the offensive line isn’t protecting your QB, then is don’t matter what your script is. As far as the running game is concerned, Falcons always run first and teams know this. Work a script of pass or screen first, to open up to running game. Hit people. This is how to wear out a defense, esp. in the 4th qtr. This is assuming that you have a lead to begin with.

Michael M.

October 1st, 2011
10:03 am

Think they did go pass on first down last week a couple of series but it didnt work for them ! I know one thing, with all the talent around that QB there is no reason for them to be playing this sloppy football.

Monday Morning QB

October 1st, 2011
10:05 am


You are no Einstein, McFadden was drafted a month after the Falcons had just signed Turner to big money deal. The Falcons had Redman at number one on their Depth Chart at QB; taking anything other than a QB would have been lunacy. Lastly no player can single handily lead a team to a championship and a Running Back would be the least likely of almost any position player to do so. You might want to go back to the lab and forget about evaluating football personnel. It’s all relative.


October 1st, 2011
11:23 am

Do or die? In week 4? LOL! Looks like the falcon’s fans are sweating and running scared!
G e a u x S a I n t s!

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Michael M.

October 1st, 2011
4:45 pm

The Falcons might need to watch and take notes on this Ga. Tech football game going on at the moment for they might learn something. Good game though….Yellow Jackets 3 touchdowns out of 3 series against NC State with nothing on the scoreboard.


October 1st, 2011
5:15 pm

Yes, Baker has been beat a few times this season, but all the flack is a tad unfounded.

He’s been force-ably left on an island more, due to the fact that we’ve had to put our help to the inside. That’s where the push has annihilated Ryan.

The guard play has been what has killed us………fixed that, and you fix Baker, or at least have him back to last year’s form.


October 1st, 2011
10:51 pm


October 2nd, 2011
3:33 am

Our O line is too undersized plain and simple!!


October 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

ajc seriously needs to put up more articles on the Falcons. If I don’t see deep passes to a young Seattle secondary today, then I’m pretty much convinced that Ryan doesn’t have what it takes to hit the long ball consistently. It’s gonna be a dink-and-dunk career for him. Let’s hope that’s not true and this offense finally breaks out.


October 2nd, 2011
11:09 am we have asked already, stay off this board, you are not welcome here. We do not go on the TP boards and taunt ‘taints fans.

buckhead benny

October 2nd, 2011
11:22 am

One thing is for certain Dimitroff can not draft Offensive Lineman- He is 0- for however-

He missed on the New Orleans kid I wanted him to draft for the Saints Carl Nicks that slipped to like the third round he came in- he was only like the strongest offensive guard in the whole combine but he had “attitude” problems- in my book that means your nasty as hell- I don’t want nice guys on that offensive line- they are all pu***s!!

D man

October 2nd, 2011
1:06 pm

We need a fast start and a big win this week to get us going. Rodgers should do well in his homecomming. Time to turn things around…

ga boy

October 2nd, 2011
1:31 pm

can somebody please explain to me why the falcons never change up their uniforms, what happened to the all black or white jersery and black pants

Michael M.

October 2nd, 2011
1:45 pm

Boy oh boy, those Houston Texans look like they are for real deal out there, giving Big Ben the Smackdown and just all over the Steelers. Love that kickin your butt football !
Good point up there, ga boy, but I still like the red n black myself, they suppose to wear the older uniforms, vintage, a couple of games this year. Think the uniforms can help them out in the win column ?