Video: Mike Peterson to take over for Dent


With the injury to Akeem Dent, who do the Falcons turn to at MLB? CineSport’s Noah Coslov and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter discuss this and Atlanta’s focus for the Bengals.

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–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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19 comments Add your comment

SeenThis B4

August 13th, 2012
11:51 am

Michael M.

August 13th, 2012
11:58 am

Congratulations Heckle

Michael M.

August 13th, 2012
12:00 pm

Whats next ? A speedy recovery Akeem…..Get well soon !

Ricky

August 13th, 2012
12:01 pm

First on the GREAT FALCON BLOG………….you rock Seen what a fan!

Michael M.

August 13th, 2012
12:06 pm

Ricky, when you got dedicated fans like the number one commenter up there what more can one say………..just he is a loyal Bird Fan………..indeed !

SeenThis B4

August 13th, 2012
12:06 pm

Thanks….

I’ve said it before: Target that soft and supple underbelly!

Blake

August 13th, 2012
12:29 pm

@SeenThisB4….Send In the clowns….don’t bother…they’re here !

Blake

August 13th, 2012
12:32 pm

@SeenThisB4…..can’t be twelve…..If I’ve heard that song !

Nite Owl

August 13th, 2012
12:41 pm

So, how much are we actually going to use our middle LB? Seems like never on 3rd down, and we were playing a lot of nickel on 1st and 2nd down. And Spoon has the headset.

Hoping for a speedy recovery from Akeem, but Unc is more than capable of holding down the fort, especially for what we’re asking of him.

JSS

August 13th, 2012
12:51 pm

And the attack dogs have yet to make one comment on football… And they call other people trolls?

Peterson, wow!

Ledbetter, what did you think of the 2nd and 3rd units LBs in game 1 of pre-season?

ryesouvie

August 13th, 2012
2:45 pm

The loss of Lofton might come back to haunt us! I don’t care if he is not a cover LB, he knows how to stop the run very well and he is 26 years old. Hopefully, the Falcons can expose him against the pass like so many other teams did to him the last four years. Get well soon Dent…, We need you. Led, have you heard any potential signings at LB?

jaz

August 13th, 2012
2:59 pm

The way it’s going, Dunta is next in line to share with Peterson at MLB. I have a feeling we may be waiting to see which MLB are going to be let go later when the teams have to pare down the rosters.

hiramsaint

August 13th, 2012
5:52 pm

and exactly how has your pourous D improved ? lol

GT GRAD

August 13th, 2012
6:09 pm

I am dissapointed………why not give Robert James and/or Pat Schiller a look against the Bengals first team offensive players. Robert James has looked pretty dang good the past couple of years at WLB and we all know Smitty loves to cross train his players for depth reasons. We are in serious trouble IF Peterson is the best MLB we have behind Dent. We need to know if these young players can contribute against the starting caliber NFL players……….is this not what the preseason games are really all about?? Peterson is too old and a little too slow…….he might be a great “coach on the field” but I think we need a better/younger player if Dent is not ready just yet (or worse meaning if Dent ends up with a long term injury of some sort).

I hope Dent develops into a superb player, but he looked like he was thinking too much when he was in the first preseason game (prior to being knocked unconscious). He got beat pretty bad by the WR dragging accross the middle on one play and he was too slow with his reaction time on most plays.

Looks like we might need to sign a LT and a MLB if any really good players get cut in the next couple of weeks!!!!!!!!

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hiramsaint

August 14th, 2012
4:02 pm

1 preseason game and y’all are down to basically the 3rd string mlb-WOW

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