Falcons have amensia about Saints posing on logo

Former Falcons defensive line coach Bill Johnson posing with some of the Saints on the Falcons logo after Monday Night's game.

Former Falcons defensive line coach Bill Johnson posing with some of the Saints on the Falcons logo last season's Monday Night's game in late December.

FLOWERY BRANCH — In the movie ’Men In Black’ they had this little contraption that would flash a white light and make you forget that you saw aliens.

I think the Falcons used one of those on the players. None of them seem to remember that the Saints  defensive linemen posed with position coach Bill Johnson for a picture on the team’s logo. (Maybe the above photo will refresh their memories!)

The also couldn’t remeber that Remi Ayodele, who’s now with Minnesota, told a reporter that he urinated on the team’s logo after their 17-14 victory. A Falcons official said the team would remember the incident at the time, but the players can’t seem to recall a thing.  They may have been “briefed” by the coaches and/or the communications staff not to discuss it.

Here’s what All-Pro wide receiver Roddy White had to say, “Oh wow, that’s kind of crazy. They came down here and got a ‘W.’ They can kind of do whatever they want to do. That’s kind of what happens. When we won down there, we kind of went on the field. It happens. We kind of did our thing when we went down there and won the game. They won, so congratulations to them.”

Right tackle Tyson Clabo said, “No, I didn’t realize that it even happened. That’s not one of my concerns.”

Running back Michael Turner said, “We know we don’t like each other. We’ve been fighting each other since 2008 for this division. It’s a rivalry game.”

Quarterback Matt Ryan said, “As a quarterback, people don’t realize how much this head system is on. You don’t hear a lot of what people say. I’m sure that there is a little bit more.”

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said, ”I’m not too familiar with that (logo incident.) I heard about it. But at the same time, I don’t forget a lot of stuff. Sometimes you have to have the memory of an elephant.” (Or get blast from that White light).

Saints defensive end Will Smith doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.

“Every time we play on the field, we take pictures,” Smith said. “I mean, if we’re not taking it, someone else is taking it. . . I mean, they can use whatever they need for motivation. I don’t think it’s anything of importance. It was a tradition that we did and that (the media) blew out of proportion. It wasn’t as if we were rubbing it in on them. It was just something we did that we kept under wraps until y’all exposed us.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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314 comments Add your comment

Virginia Jim

November 10th, 2011
7:22 am

Those who live in the past are doomed to repeat it.

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
7:27 am

Ya they made that pose and got beat weeks later bye the Seattle Seahawks LMAO what a buch of losers…..After we beat them sunday we should go pose on our on logo RISE UP!!!!!

Gary 32

November 10th, 2011
7:36 am

Hey DOL, please proof read your blogs before you submit them it is embarrassing when you misspell the word in the headline….amensia/amnesia and remeber/remember.

Maurice

November 10th, 2011
7:37 am

Will, I think it was the urinating on the logo that set the media and the team off, not the photos.

Maurice

November 10th, 2011
7:39 am

Gary, maybe he had amensia? Or maybe he doesn’t have the bright red underline that’s drawing his attention to the misspelled word…

Eric T.

November 10th, 2011
7:40 am

3rd

Please beat the snot out of the Aints cause I can’t stand them

TBALL

November 10th, 2011
7:41 am

I’m sure they remember, but there is no need to talk about it now. They will do there talking on the field.
FALCONS RISE UP!!!

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
7:44 am

The Aint’s aint gon be urinating anywhere this Sunday only on the plane back to New Orleans we will not let it happen on our Logo MUAH!!!!

iceBIRDcold11

November 10th, 2011
7:46 am

They took a picture how do you erase that from the memory book. This year there will be tears in their picture as they board their plane.

kendall

November 10th, 2011
7:48 am

you people and your misspelled words…………get over it already!! It’s not like the man is the one who prints/types the final report. You act like you’ve never made a typo in sending an email or message. Always quick to point out someone else mistake. Get over yourself!

FalconSince75

November 10th, 2011
7:50 am

To the Aints….From the famous words of former Falcons Peerless Price, “I hate ya’ll”. RISE UP!!!!

NewOrleansJazz

November 10th, 2011
8:00 am

How Soon We Forget

Have you all forgotten the trash talk of Roddy White the week b4 the game that percipitated the SAINTS’ players posing on your logo. Don’t disc out what you cant take. Don’t be stupid, you know if a Saints player would have urinated on your logo, that would have been the biggest story in sports, and ATL policemen would have been eager to arrest him. Someone posted that the Saints two weeks later got beat by the C-hawks, how bout the Packers, remember that game?

NewOrleansJazz

November 10th, 2011
8:06 am

We B Ready

Going 2 secondline again outside the LA/GA Dome like last year. That was too much fun.

Sterling

November 10th, 2011
8:06 am

Its funny because even though he misspelled the word, i still knew exactly what he meant.

Sterling

November 10th, 2011
8:10 am

And i still think its funny how the aints compare a loss to a 7-9 team who had no business being in the playoffs 2 a loss to the eventual SUPERBOWL CHAMPS. If your the defending superbowl champs, u cant lose 2 a 7-9 team in the playoffs. U cant use injuries as an excuse either. Packers = 9 injuries and still won the superbowl.

extremus

November 10th, 2011
8:11 am

More important than perceived affronts and trash talk between players and fans is the obscure, apparently not-worth-mentioning fact that Sunday’s game is for first place in a tight NFC South race. If you’re into that sort of thing; just thought I’d mention it.

Needless to say, I believe this is why Mike Smith is having his players remain silent about last year’s loss (and what happened afterward); more important and bigger issues are immediately on the line, and he wants their focus to be in the right place.

Lesa

November 10th, 2011
8:18 am

I’m sure the Falcons haven’t “forgotten” the incident; they just don’t want to give the Saints any bulletin board material. I’m glad to see Roddy didn’t take the bait and say something incendiary. I prefer that my team do their talking on the field. GO FALCONS!!!!!

BC

November 10th, 2011
8:18 am

After a couple of hits, I don’t think any of the players are thinking about posing on a mid-field logo,——-end zone,yes, fifty yard line,no.

Steve-O

November 10th, 2011
8:32 am

What the heck is “amensia”?

King Falcon

November 10th, 2011
8:33 am

Its funny how Saints fans always on falcons blogs giving their opinions. Honestly, I don’t ever recall going on other teams blogs and posting or saying anything cause I could care less any teams blogs but my own.

Steve-O

November 10th, 2011
8:34 am

NewOrleansJazz

November 10th, 2011
8:00 am

How Soon We Forget

Have you all forgotten the trash talk of Roddy White the week b4 the game that percipitated the SAINTS’ players posing on your logo. Don’t disc out what you cant take. Don’t be stupid, you know if a Saints player would have urinated on your logo, that would have been the biggest story in sports, and ATL policemen would have been eager to arrest him. Someone posted that the Saints two weeks later got beat by the C-hawks, how bout the Packers, remember that game?
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You are comparing losing to the Packers to getting bounced by the SEAHAWKS? OK man, if that’s what it takes for you to work up enough fortitude to put on a Saints shirt, have at it.

tardawg

November 10th, 2011
8:35 am

What Ayodele claims he did, that would be a crime like urinating in public, espouser in public if he ever comes back he should be arrested and fined by the NFL rules.

TheManMike

November 10th, 2011
8:39 am

D.O.B. – I’ve always supported you man, but come on… Is it your job/responsibility to “create” controversy or is it really your job to report and offer opinions? Ever since the Brent Grimes debacle few months ago it seems you have been asking more and more leading questions to outspoken players like Roddy White and Sean Weatherspoon in an overt attempt to “create” tension. Shouldn’t you just allow the players to bring these things up if they choose? I get that you want to be edgy so your readership climbs, and it’s a rivalry game and all – it just all seems so petty and contrived.

Basically what I mean is, if our players were bringing up the Saints having taken photos on our logo and whatnot – then yes, I can understand you writing about it. But our players and even the Saints player you asked seemed oblivious to what you were talking about. Another example is the Roddy White/Saints fracas that look place a while ago – Roddys words were all over sites like Profootballtalk.com – and guess who their source was?…….That’s right, your ajc.com posting. I dont hate you for trying to gain eyes – man, I really don’t. Just don’t do it at the expense of our Falcons….

cejay

November 10th, 2011
8:56 am

Good morning fellow Falcon fans and aint’s girls and welcome to the blog of the reigning NFC South Division Champions blog.

Now lets hear the excuses……who’s the first cajun troll !!

Michael M.

November 10th, 2011
8:56 am

Should forget all that old crap from last year, that’s the past and this is the present . Concentrate entirely on winning the game Sunday and scoring big time on the Aints should be the focus for The Birds ! Lets go Birds, Jack them Aints up and take First Place in the Division !

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
8:56 am

@NewOrleansJazz Ya I’ll behind the Elementery School across from the GA DOME…I can’t wait to see all the AINT’S fans like the past two years this should be fun on Sunday…GO FALCONS!!!!

cejay

November 10th, 2011
8:59 am

Couldn’t get it done last year, huh aint’s….could you?
Thats why WE are the current NFC South Division Champions !!!
Eat it swamp people !!!!!

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:01 am

@ Michael
Past????? We are the reigning NFC South Division Champions right now…..and it chaps the aint’s a$$

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:04 am

48-21 incredibly embarrassing loss in the playoffs @ home!…….The Falcons did not represent like Champ,more like chump…….

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:06 am

CGD (Cajun Gator Dung)
It wasn’t nearly as bad as the aint’s loss to a MUCH lesser team.

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:06 am

Matt Ryan is becoming “Mr. Pick Six”..

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:07 am

When the LOWLY seahawks waxed the aint’s….heard that bubble pop all the here in GA. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:08 am

lose by 4touch downs at home in a favored game is unacceptable….

Should have bench Ryan in the 3rd qtr…

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:09 am

@ Cajun Gator Dung

Embrassing ????? your owner dances around on the field with a little umbrella !!!!!!

Michael M.

November 10th, 2011
9:09 am

There will be another day and game coming playing the Pac so it remains to be seen if they are who they think they are but agree with you on that one CDG, Birds got a surprise in that playoff game last year.

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:13 am

Surprise ??? I don’t think so, the packers were very capablae of beating us………BUT seattle was not supposed to come close to beating the aint’s ……but they did lol

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:14 am

BTW, every game the Packers had to fight to the end in their playoff run last year except for our NFC Champion Falcons game??

Thats Bolderdash!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:17 am

Ok explain the seattle loss then genius…..

Old White Haired Man

November 10th, 2011
9:21 am

will the falcons be able to play this weekend with amensia?

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:21 am

@ CGD
???????????????????? it got awfully quite…..chirp, chirp, chirp

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:27 am

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:14 am
BTW, every game the Packers had to fight to the end in their playoff run last year except for our NFC Champion Falcons game??

Ahhhh…I see the word “our” there…Soooo Mr.CGD you’re not even an aint’s fan at all… You’re a little cheese turd packer fan..hahahahaha now you bieng here is funny….why you’re here ? I don’t know. lol

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
9:27 am

@CDG and all you Ain’t TROLLS we shall see about 4:15p.m. Sunday if you ain’t crying by then. Let’s see how many AIN’TS fans are blogging on ourwe site then…..none!! Why? U’m the killed themselves….RISE UP!!!

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:28 am

How about that first playoff loss at lambeau that the Falcons handed you..hahahahahha

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
9:31 am

The Falcons will have another shot at Green Bay in the playoffs we were in both of those games and had let downs at the end. Next time will be different there is a such thing as ANY GIVEN SUNDAY…ask the SAINT’S about the RAM’S and SEAHAWKS..anyone can be beat on anyday even the GREEN GAY MEATWHACKER’S!

Michael M.

November 10th, 2011
9:34 am

Thats true Seen…………you really cant tell until the whistle blows

Michael M.

November 10th, 2011
9:37 am

Wheres the ” Tale of the Tape ” this week D-led ?

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:37 am

CGD..

November 10th, 2011
9:14 am
BTW, every game the Packers had to fight to the end in their playoff run last year except for our NFC Champion Falcons game??

Ahhhh…I see the word “our” there…Soooo Mr.CGD you’re not even an aint’s fan at all… You’re a little cheese turd packer fan..hahahahaha now you bieng here is funny….why you’re here ? I don’t know. lol

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
9:40 am

Glad to have Football wow…the NBA is not looking to good….I’m actually glad I can talk trash with the Ain’t Trolls, Meatwhackers fans…..thank god for the NFL and Football…..

cejay

November 10th, 2011
9:40 am

Seenthis thought he had an aint’s friend in CGD…. he turned out to be a stinky packer fan….hahahahaha CGD EXPOSED !!!

SeenThisBFalcon

November 10th, 2011
9:41 am

GO FALCONS…RISE UP!!!!