NFL Network: Michael Turner was on Total Access

With the help of a team trainer, Falcons running back Michael Turner stretches his leg muscles at OTAs on June 13. (Curtis Compton,

With the help of a team trainer, Falcons running back Michael Turner stretches his leg muscles at OTAs on June 13. (Curtis Compton,

FLOWERY BRANCH — After the morning session on Wednesday, Falcons running back Michael Turner spoke with NFL Network’s Solomon Wilcots for an interview that aired on NFL Total Access on NFL Network.

Here is a video link and transcript of the interview:


On how he has become such a good player over a consistent period of time since joining the Falcons: “That’s the key: being consistent. Doing all of the little things right every week and just being out there for my team. Just go out there and try to prove that I’m one of the best in the league.”

 On what to expect from the Falcons’ offense under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter: “I’m not going to show our hand right now, but Dirk has a lot of toys to play with out there. He’s going to make sure everybody gets their touches. Mike [Mularkey] had the same guys but it’s sometimes good to have a new voice leading the group of guys. Hopefully that pays off well for us.”

 On how the team turns around their recent lack of success in the postseason: “Just play with a little bit more determination, play smarter football. Just going out there knowing that in the playoffs, every play matters and there are big repercussions if you don’t do things right. We’ve been knocking in the door for awhile now and it’s time for us to take that next step.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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June 20th, 2012
11:38 pm

Michael is still our lead rusher, I have no faith that Rodgers can take over in the fuure, we will need a better replacement.

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June 21st, 2012
12:42 am

Speaking of the future, I think that Jacquizz can be at least as effective as Warrick Dunn was for the Falcons. Dunn worked out well for us because he had TD Machine T.J. Duckett to do the short yardage work for him. Although it would be great to get another all-around stud like Turner was four years ago, I think that all we need to find is the second coming of T.J. Duckett.

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June 21st, 2012
8:21 am

Jason Snelling, per health, will be a big plus for the team. He will benefit from the receivers ability to spread the field. Remember, Snelling can catch the ball. Will play some fullback and catch it out of the backfield.

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