Atlanta Falcons: Davis in hunt for No. 2 backup QB gig

 

051112 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons new quarterback Dominique Davis hands off on his first day of practice with the team on the start of mini-camp in Flowery Branch, Friday, May 11, 2012.   CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

051112 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons new quarterback Dominique Davis hands off on his first day of practice with the team on the start of mini-camp in Flowery Branch, Friday, May 11, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

 

FLOWERY BRANCH — Quarterbacks Chris Redman, John Parker Wilson and rookie Dominique Davis are in a heated battle to backup starter Matt Ryan.

Some coaches prefer to have an established veteran at that key position.

“Whoever the best backup guy is, whether if he’s a 10-year vet or a rookie, is going to be our backup quarterback,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said after practice on Saturday. “I think you have to go out there and let the play on the field [decide]. … It’s a matter of who plays the best.”

Redman and Wilson have not played well during the exhibition season, while Davis, an undrafted rookie from East Carolina, has put together two solid outings.

“I thought that Chris and JP played better than they did the first game and Dom has played pretty good in both games, coming in at the end,” offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. “Dom gave us a chance to come back from two scores. He definitely did a nice job in that fourth quarter.”

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Fan

August 18th, 2012
7:38 pm

Put Dom in with the first unit and watch this guy shine.. He is the falcons # 2 QB PERIOD

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yo

August 18th, 2012
7:47 pm

Dom can also imitate Cam Newton, etc a lot better than the other 2 when they have to prepare for teams with that type of a mobile qback. He is my choice. He showed a pretty good upside.

SirReal

August 18th, 2012
7:54 pm

I’d love to see him play with a higher tier unit. He’s shown a lot of flashes. Rookie or not, he should absolutely be our No. 2 QB. In this league, rookies are now expected to perform so I think he’d be fine. Tremendous upside for this kid. :) I’m glad we all pretty much know that John Garbage Wilson is pretty much on his way out the door.

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
8:02 pm

He has the one thing the others have not shown……………..desire to succeed.

Just Sayin.....

August 18th, 2012
8:05 pm

Number 2 is not his goal.

Just sayin…..

Sir Clairvoyant

August 18th, 2012
8:10 pm

MR2 better watch out. Anybody see “Any Given Sunday”

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
8:13 pm

not advertising D-led but this preseason deal is pretty cool, watching four games via a laptop hooked up to the big 55 inch at the same time………..already paying the few bucks it cost………..the wife is fuming, lol, told her to hit the bedroom and watch the 47 inch.

gary32

August 18th, 2012
8:14 pm

Yeah!!!!…He should be our starter…look how strong his arm is!!!…..(idiot button off)…trust me we are one Ryan interception or loss away from hearing start Davis from these idiots…mark my words!!!

Just Sayin.....

August 18th, 2012
8:18 pm

@Gary

You have a point. Maybe Blank drated him for a secret reason.

Just Sayin.....

August 18th, 2012
8:19 pm

Panthers sure look scary this season

Rick

August 18th, 2012
8:26 pm

Would love to see a trade for Dom and getting a decent lineman…..will never happen but we a quality line a lot more than a 2nd string qb

JSS

August 18th, 2012
8:34 pm

Michael, don’t join Chipper Jones, you might want to smooth that out…

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
8:37 pm

JSS

August 18th, 2012
8:37 pm

He got the Gonzalez seal of approval… Tony G tends to exaggerate but he was glowing…

True Falcon Fan

August 18th, 2012
8:41 pm

Davis is a keeper TODAY, let’s see what the tally looks like after preseason game #4????

I for one would love to see Davis with say 7 plays with the first team O……..

Go Falcons!!!

True Falcon Fan

August 18th, 2012
8:43 pm

You know nothing about TG why put yourself in his caliber, “PERIOD”.

Moron!!!!

True Falcon Fan

August 18th, 2012
8:47 pm

He can leap tall buildings in one single bound, HEEE’ssssss faster than a bullet, HEEE’ssss more powerful than a locomotive, HEEEE’ssssss “ZEROman” —– bring it baby, bring it……….

Go Falcons!!!

True Falcon Fan

August 18th, 2012
8:48 pm

Your the virus, I’m the cure!!!!

Don’t forget!

rickfompi

August 18th, 2012
9:05 pm

You can’t put him on the practice squad. Because JDW can’t be on the practice squad makes him expendable. Redman is horrid!!! Put Davis at the two and get a project for the practice squad.

Just Sayin.....

August 18th, 2012
9:36 pm

Maybe Blank is tired of failing in the playoffs and want to shake things up with Davis. Give Ryan qb competition just like the other teams.

JSS

August 18th, 2012
9:37 pm

You’re a creep, nothing new there… Nurse on the imaginary phone in your padded room… Go and answer it…

Whadda Ya Know?

August 18th, 2012
9:48 pm

Give Dom a chance to see what he can do with the 2nd team. Start him in the 4th preseason game.

JSS

August 18th, 2012
9:49 pm

I knew you were stuck in some bad trip (too much LSD in Jr. high?), but really, bad 80s movies? Come on Stalker, can’t you be contemporary? No post 1990 movies at Mom and Pop corner video store out in the Boondocks?

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
10:06 pm

JPW will be gone and Redman will be holding a clipboard when he isn’t tying Davis’s shoelaces ………..I watched part’s of that game again and Davis was throwing some bullets out there to those receivers when he had his few moments to shine…………..he deserves to have a shot at playing earlier in these games and getting more time to play.

Ackshun

August 18th, 2012
10:20 pm

D-Led,

Was my mind playing tricks on me or did I see two different players wearing number 45 on thursday night?

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True Falcon Fan

August 18th, 2012
10:40 pm

ZERO — is now the “Duke of Crap or Sultan of Crap”, take your pick he knows the job better than the senior nurse caretaker at the assisted living in Canton, Ga. It’s all at home today ain’t moron, Mr. Predictable……………….

Go Falcons!!!!

gl

August 18th, 2012
11:02 pm

At this point both Redman and JPW will have to step it up. Even on a bad showing Davis has more upside for a greater future than his competition.

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
11:06 pm

Houston Texans hammering the 49ers…………RB Brandon Jacobs went out early with a knee injury and linebacker Ahmad Brooks just went out to the back on a cart…………………

JSS

August 18th, 2012
11:19 pm

Like I said, you’re on an Island and the ball ain’t talking back to you… Don’t worry, those pharmaceutical companies are doing miracles for “special folks” like you…

And maybe NASA will come up with a GPS chip for your brain and fixation you have with Canton… Did somebody abandon you there and you’ve been repressing the memory?

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
11:52 pm

They say the preseason don’t mean squat but when you have some serious injuries to valuable players it can do a lot of damage to your regular season ……………..

Need to call them fellas with the white coats and straight jackets go pick that true one up in canton huh and have em pick up that one with the one heartbeat baby too……………maybe they can make a new ” Phycho Six ” flick together and I am getting outta here for they turn on me……..lmao………….and that’s a wrap………………………………………………………….

JSS

August 19th, 2012
12:00 am

Don’t worry Michael, he’s “my” personal stalker! No sense of location (so I don’t worry too much), but he’s like those guys (Hinckley and that ilk) who might just do something unseemly to the unsuspecting… Sad…

Poor Barry, he’s been posting that same blog post with a couple of word changes for 5 straight seasons (even w Joey Harrington)… That man is a true dreamer!

The Dude

August 19th, 2012
12:16 am

I was worried but then I remembered that if your backup QB is in the game then you are toast. It doesn’t matter who the backup is – if you need your second string QB to win games then you have no chance.

JSS

August 19th, 2012
1:40 am

Dude, say hello to Tom Brady and Kurt Warner… Next!

JSS

August 19th, 2012
1:50 am

And Doug Williams says “Hi!”

I guess Doug Johnson and Joey Harrington left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth here?

jc_dawgs

August 19th, 2012
3:45 am

Chris Redman had not thrown a TD pass since the 3rd exhibition game in 2010! JPW only 1 TD pass in his career…..2nd exhibition game in 2010. Bottom line…..Our #2 and #3 backup qbs…..2 TD passes total since the start of the 2010 exhibition season!

FalconsFam

August 19th, 2012
4:34 am

Even if Davis continues to outplay Redman and Wilson, I will be surprised to see Mike Smith deviate from his personal favorites. If you don’t see Davis getting time with at least the 2nd string in the next game, you will know that this coach had his mind made up no matter how Davis plays . As poorly as Redman and Wilson have played this preseason Mike Smith took the opportunity to tell you a bold face lie when he said they both have played well. If Konz does not get any time with the 1st string in the RG spot then you will also know there is not true competition there either. Mike Smith probably had to get threatened with losing his job to even replace the coordinators and O-line coach. Time will tell but all indications point to the Falcons having the exact O-line they had last year and probably will keep Redman at backup and Wilson as 3rd string. Davis will use this tape to get a job for another team and shine a year or 2 from now. Mike Smith’s mind does not change just like his response to questions does not change. It’s the same ole same ole.

The Burner Turner

August 19th, 2012
8:35 am

Redman stole my lunch not long ago. I had it marked The Burner in the frig and Redman ate it anyway.
Wilson wakes me up too early playing a trombone in the next room.

Davis should start for us. Matty Ice has a noodle arm

Time for breakfast. Got to put on the feedbag. Weighed in at 258 today. Its a good weight for me. I feel good in my belly.

SeenThisB4

August 19th, 2012
8:41 am

The only spot the falcan’ts have depth is #2 QB, they have four of them.

jerry

August 19th, 2012
8:44 am

Davis should be the 1st and only qb off the bench the rest of the preseason. JPW and Redman have had plenty of chances and have done nothing and should be cut.

UPGRAYEDD

August 19th, 2012
8:52 am

The Burner Turner cracks me up. Dude is funny.

steven a smith

August 19th, 2012
9:27 am

jerry

August 19th, 2012
8:44 am

Davis should be the 1st and only qb off the bench the rest of the preseason. JPW and Redman have had plenty of chances and have done nothing and should be cut.

Dominique Davis, based on performance, should have elevated himself above John Bob Parker and Christine Redman. Parker and Redman have looked absolutely atrocious and inept since they have been in Atlanta.

steven a smith

August 19th, 2012
9:31 am

Based soley on performance, Dominique Davis by far has been the most competent Quarteback on the Atlanta Falcons Football Team…As i have said before, if someone dropped in from another “Planet” and watched these guys perform, i believe they would come to the conclusion that Dominique Davis is the most talented QB on this football team.

Ken

August 19th, 2012
10:01 am

“Whoever the best backup guy is, whether if he’s a 10-year vet or a rookie, is going to be our backup quarterback,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said after practice on Saturday. “I think you have to go out there and let the play on the field [decide]. … It’s a matter of who plays the best.”

I wonder why Smith does not do this at LoT Baker is not the best and never has been. Baker is still getting run over in the pass rush #74 is better.Could it be because Baker is a 1st round pick and the coaches dont want to admit to another BUST? YeP

Ken

August 19th, 2012
10:04 am

No more Aints fans posting? We must of run them off. I guess they cant take the FACTS.. LOL

JSS

August 19th, 2012
10:16 am

Ken, ever heard of Sunday morning? And another example to those of you who say that those Saints bloggers are not egged on here, just trolls… You folks live for that stuff…

P B Orr

August 19th, 2012
10:42 am

He was hitting people in the numbers and watching them bounce away. Nevertheless he kept his cool came back at them. Very impressive.

The Burner Turner

August 19th, 2012
10:46 am

UPGRAYEDD

The Burner Turner cracks me up. Dude is funny.
………………………………………….

its a long season Upgray. I only hope my pants still fit after the season.
And I hope the laughing will be at the other team.

uhhh……. Time to eat , I snuck some candy bars out of the lunch room and just ate two backs of cheetos. In the film room I usually sneak in so milk duds. Duds is name they want to put on my jersey. Not sure why.
Time to eat

JONESBORO SLIM

August 19th, 2012
10:52 am

Well I see my comment didn’t make it….MMMMmmmmm