Atlanta Falcons improve to 2-0; beat Broncos 27-21

September 17, 2012 - Atlanta, Ga.,: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shows his frustration with running back Willis McGahee, right, after Manning is sacked by the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of their game in the Georgia Dome Monday night in Atlanta, Ga., September 17, 2012. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

September 17, 2012 - Atlanta, Ga.,: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shows his frustration with running back Willis McGahee, right, after Manning is sacked by the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of their game in the Georgia Dome Monday night in Atlanta, Ga., September 17, 2012. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Is Peyton Manning washed up? Short answer: no.

It sure looked like it early against the Falcons and the nation was able to witness his errant passing on Monday Night Football.

The Falcons used Manning’s mistakes to jump on the Broncos early but were forced to hold on for a 27-21 victory before a raucous crowd of 70,427 at the Georgia Dome.

“We needed everyone in that locker room tonight to get the job done,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “I’m really proud of the performance we turned in tonight, especially on the defensive side of the ball.”

In this battle of no-huddle offenses, one operated by Manning, the master, and the other by Matt Ryan, still the aspiring star, the Falcons prevailed to improve to 2-0. The Broncos dropped to 1-1.

The Falcons’ secondary was ready for Manning and his legendary resume, hand gestures and play calling. Atlanta intercepted three of his passes and caused a fumble by former Georgia standout Knowshon Moreno to halt another drive.

“We felt that if we could rattle him early, we could dictate the flow of the game,” free safety Thomas DeCoud said. “The main focus was to confuse him all game.”

But when Manning’s rally came — he drove the Broncos 45 yards to close to within six points with 3:25 to play — Ryan connected on a critical third-and-5 pass with Julio Jones, achieving a first down with just over minutes left, sealing the deal.

“That is something that we really harp on whenever we are out, whether it’s practice or what have you,” left guard Justin Blalcok said. “We have a four-minute offense where we want to grind the clock out. We were hoping to do it the drive before better than we did. That is something that offensive football teams pride themselves on, being able to go in there and not give the ball back. It was very important not to give those guys another shot.

“We all know the situation there. Yes, when we saw [Jones] getting down the field a little bit everybody had a big sigh of relief.”

Manning opened in a fog. On his first pass of the game, cornerback Dunta Robinson forced the ball out and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon nearly came up with an interception. After a run for a loss of 2 yards on a run by Willis McGahee, strong safety William Moore intercepted Manning’s pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme and returned it to Denver’s 1-yard line.

It took the Falcons, who struggled with their short yardage runs last season, three plays to get running back Michael Turner into the end zone to make it 7-0.

Manning was making just his second start in his Colorado comeback. The premier quarterback of his day, was out of the league for 20 months after undergoing neck surgeries. He was released by his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, and is trying to resurrect his career in Denver.

Later in the first quarter, he completed a pass to Brandon Stokley before being sacked by Weatherspoon. On his next throw down the field, DeCoud intercepted the pass and returned it 15 yards to Denver’s 33-yard line.

The Falcons drove to the 19, but Julio Jones dropped an apparent touchdown pass in the end zone on third down. Matt Bryant made a 37-yard field goal to put the Falcons up 10-0 with 9:46 left in the first quarter.

On Denver’s third possession, Manning, apparently determined to throw the ball down the field, was intercepted again. This time, backup cornerback Robert McClain, who was in for Asante Samuel, intercepted a pass intended for Stokley and returned it 32 yards to Atlanta’s 47 yard line.

The Falcons couldn’t convert McClain’s interception into any points and were forced to punt.

On Denver’s next drive, Manning didn’t try a throw into the teeth of the Falcons’ nickel defense and the Broncos were forced to punt.

The game took a turn for the bizarre near the end of the first quarter, as the replacement officials struggled to maintain control on a routine fumble and pile-up play.

After linebacker Stephen Nicholas forced Knowshon Moreno to fumble, mayhem broke out after the play. The officials never signaled possession and were slow to clear up the pile. While Denver coach John Fox got in the middle of the action. Samuel got into a pushing match with Denver guard Zane Beadles. Defensive end Ray Edwards traded shots with Denver’s Derek Wolfe and drew a penalty. Denver’s J.D. Walton was seen touching an official.

Smith was kind to the officials.

“That was the longest first quarter that I’ve ever been involved in,” Smith said. “It looked lik we were going to have a four hour game, but it was a very long first quarter. We kept a bunch of people up late.”

When order was finally restored, the Falcons had the ball at their 17-yard line. The drive stalled at Denver’s 24 and Bryant added a 42-yard field goal to make it 13-0.

The defense forced another punt and the Falcons offense put together their first sustained drive of the game operating from the no-huddle.

Ryan masterfully connected with Harry Douglas, White, Tony Gonzalez as they marched down to Denver’s 1. Ryan tossed a touchdowns pass to Gonzalez. Bryant added the extra point to make it 20-0 with 4:33 left in the first half.

Manning and the Broncos finally cobbled together a drive, which was aided by a fourth-and-1 pass interference call on Dominique Franks. He left the game with a head injury, which normally is reported as a concussion.

Nine plays later, Manning tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, which was at first ruled incomplete. Denver trailed 20-7 at the intermission and three of the replacement officials’ calls on the field were reversed by replay officials in the booth.

“I’ve been around this league long enough to know that it’s tough to win regardless of who you’re playing,” said Ryan, who completed 24 of 36 passes for 21 yards and two touchdowns. “When you’re playing against a Hall of Fame quarterback it’s even tougher.”

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312 comments Add your comment

True Falcon Fan

September 18th, 2012
10:24 am

Where is “CHOKE”

OPEN YOUR EYES

September 18th, 2012
10:30 am

IT REALLY BAFFLES ME THAT YOU FAILCAN’T FANS SIMPLY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT IT WAS ONLY JUST ONE GAME!!!! JUST BECAUSE YOU BEAT PEYTON MANNING WHO JUST CAME OFF SURGERY AND HE HAPPENED TO HAVE A BAD GAME, DOESN’T MEAN YOU GUYS ARE ALL OF THE SUDDEN GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!

THE WAY I SEE IT IS THAT THE FAILCAN’TS WILL NOT WIN A PLAYOFF GAME THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW WHY??? BECAUSE YOU UYS PLAY NOT TO LOSE!!!

YALL PICKED OFF MANNING 3 TIMES IN ONE QUARTER AND GOT A FUMBLE REC THAT ASN’T EVEN YOURS!!!! AND YALL ONLY PUT UP 10 POINTS!!!! WOW THAT IS SO EMBARRASSING!!! IF THE PACKERS DID THAT THE END SCORE WOULD’VE BEEN 45-20 AT LEAST!!!!

FOR THOSE OF YOU SLOW FAILCAN’T FANS OUT THERE THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT THEN LET ME SUM IT UP REAL QUICK!!!

MIKE SMITH AND THE FALCONS DO NOT HAVE THE KILLER INSTINCT TO BLOW OUT GREAT TEAMS LIKE THE PACKER, GIANTS, BEARS, OR EVEN EAGLES!!!!!!

MIKE SMITH IS YOU GUYS BIGGEST DOWNFALL THIS YEAR MARK MY WORDS!!!! HE WILL NOT GIVE UP HIS CONSERVATIVE, PER-HISTORIC, ARCHAIC OFFENSE SCHEME AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL LEAD YOU GUYS TO YOUR DOOM!!!!!

D man

September 18th, 2012
10:30 am

Matt didn’t “choke”, he played like an elite QB and what I had “seen” before didn’t happen last night. :)

Cleveland Ave. Turk

September 18th, 2012
10:34 am

Shot out to O.j Santiago!!!……

Elvis the falcon fan

September 18th, 2012
10:35 am

GREAT WIN! now there are some areas of concern…..1) 10 points off 3 interceptions is not acceptable. 2) First series of 4th quarter, the off tackle run by snelling was a pitiful call, we have to learn to put teams away when they are on the ropes……3) Turner has some issues to resolve.

Other than that….RISE UP!! and “Choke on it Aints”

Cleveland Ave. Turk

September 18th, 2012
10:36 am

Wheres seen and hiram???………….Cricket sounds!!!!!!…Haha you guys are fake as it gets.

Gatorzone

September 18th, 2012
10:38 am

Turner the “burner” is done… He is fat, lazy and slow and appears to not care anymore… this DUI should give the Falcons ample reason to get out of his contract… time to cut ties with this bum…

Look at Ray Lewis… He is 36, and to improve his game in the offseason he lost 35 lbs… that is dedication…

Every year it appears Turner gets fatter and slower… adios bum!

Red Pants

September 18th, 2012
10:40 am

Congratulations guys, good victory. I was at the game last night, dressed in blue and orange, and that building was LOUD. The crowd had a huge impact on that first quarter. Never good to turn it over 4 times, but I left that building thinking the future is bright for both of our teams. Props to Sam Baker, shut Dumervil down all game, and that’s hard to do. Keep it up Falcons, you may have something brewing in the Dome. Hopefully our paths cross again at the end of the season…..

Go Broncos.

Cleveland Ave. Turk

September 18th, 2012
10:40 am

Turner save the pouring it up for the super bowl because everything goes in the moral-less city nawlins!! We have class here in Atlanta, the crown jewel of the south.

Cleveland Ave. Turk

September 18th, 2012
10:42 am

Much respect Red Pants. Very classy.

DC Dirty Bird

September 18th, 2012
10:45 am

Ueediot,
What happened with Turner is routine. A lot of cops allow you to call someone to drive your car home. If that’s the case, the person who came to pick him up, likely bailed him out. Recognize, he was booked at 5AM, not stopped at 5AM.

I love how all the detractors miniminize every win we have. Saints fans, stop living in the past. The Raiders have Super Bowl WINS….would anyone trade places with them today? Didn’t think so. This was a great identity win. It showed that we don’t have a defense that is going to lay down. Also, we may have faced one of the best defenses we’ll face all year and we were able to move the ball. That’s important. The only thing left to conquer is Mike Smith’s desire to play conservative.

OPEN YOUR EYES

September 18th, 2012
10:46 am

@GATORZONE- HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!! I WAS HOPING ONE OF YOU FAILCAN’T FANS WOULD OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE THAT MICHEAL TURNER A.K.A CLOUD F DUST, WAS WASHED UP!!! :)

OPEN YOUR EYES

September 18th, 2012
10:49 am

THE FAILCAN’TS ARE STILL GARBAGE AND NEARLY ESCAPED PEYTON MANNINGS COMEBACK!!!!!! THE BRONCOS CAME BACK FROM 20-0 SO ENOUGH SAID!!!!

ALSO FAILCAN’T FANS I WOULDN’T BE SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE YOU STILL HAVE TWO BIG HOLES ON YOUR OFFENSE AND DEFENSE!!!!

THE FIRST HOLE IS MICHEAL “COW-MEAT LEGS” TURNER, HE LOOKED HORRIBLE LAST NIGHT!!!! HIS SPEED HAS DRASTICALLY DROPPED AND EVERYBODY IN THE LEAGUE DOESN’T VIEW HIM AS A THREAT ANYMORE!!!!

SECOND IS YOU GUYS HAVE AWFUL RUN DEFENSE BECAUSE ALL I SAW WAS A 36-YEAR OLD MAN (MAGAHEE) RUN ALL OVER THIS FAILCAN’TS DEFENSE LAST NIGHT AND I ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF IT!!!!!

OH YEAH DON’T FORGET JOHN ABRAHAM IS INJURED!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

OPEN YOUR EYES

September 18th, 2012
10:51 am

IT REALLY BAFFLES ME THAT YOU FAILCAN’T FANS SIMPLY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT IT WAS ONLY JUST ONE GAME!!!! JUST BECAUSE YOU BEAT PEYTON MANNING WHO JUST CAME OFF SURGERY AND HE HAPPENED TO HAVE A BAD GAME, DOESN’T MEAN YOU GUYS ARE ALL OF THE SUDDEN GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!

THE WAY I SEE IT IS THAT THE FAILCAN’TS WILL NOT WIN A PLAYOFF GAME THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW WHY??? BECAUSE YOU UYS PLAY NOT TO LOSE!!!

YALL PICKED OFF MANNING 3 TIMES IN ONE QUARTER AND GOT A FUMBLE REC THAT ASN’T EVEN YOURS!!!! AND YALL ONLY PUT UP 10 POINTS!!!! WOW THAT IS SO EMBARRASSING!!! IF THE PACKERS DID THAT THE END SCORE WOULD’VE BEEN 45-20 AT LEAST!!!!

FOR THOSE OF YOU SLOW FAILCAN’T FANS OUT THERE THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT THEN LET ME SUM IT UP REAL QUICK!!!

MIKE SMITH AND THE FALCONS DO NOT HAVE THE KILLER INSTINCT TO BLOW OUT GREAT TEAMS LIKE THE PACKER, GIANTS, BEARS, OR EVEN EAGLES!!!!!!

MIKE SMITH IS YOU GUYS BIGGEST DOWNFALL THIS YEAR MARK MY WORDS!!!! HE WILL NOT GIVE UP HIS CONSERVATIVE, PER-HISTORIC, ARCHAIC OFFENSE SCHEME AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL LEAD YOU GUYS TO YOUR DOOM!!!!!

Ivan

September 18th, 2012
11:00 am

I TYPE STUF IN CAPS SO PPL PAY ATTENTION TO ME BECAUSE MY TEAM IS IN TEH CELLER

Post-It

September 18th, 2012
11:04 am

Thanks, Red Pants. You’re the ideal when it comes to fans “trolling” opposing team’s sites.

As for OPEN YOUR EYES, what a Jack Leg. Big man laughing at injured players, talking smack from the safety of your Dell in Mom’s basement.

BrentMussberger

September 18th, 2012
11:05 am

Peyton Manning showed las night that he is washed up and should retire after this season

Gatorzone

September 18th, 2012
11:06 am

open your eyes needs to close his and drive off of a cliff

True Falcon Fan

September 18th, 2012
11:12 am

You need to be added my list too:

OPEN YOUR EYES
September 18th, 2012
10:51 am

So all you Falcons haters out there – as follows: B4, JSS/ZERO, CHOKE,CGD , etc.,—- ALL of you, Line-up and kiss my rosy red rosebud!

Great WIN FALCONS — Chargers Next

Go Falcons!!!

Cejay

September 18th, 2012
11:13 am

@OPEN YOUR EYES

But its one game you said we would NEVER win and told us about how Manning would be the crap out of us…….so now you’re flip flopping around to “its just one game”?? You’re lost…….and you were WRONG !!!!! what else do you have……wait, wait let me guess ” yeah but SD is gonna beat you “…….typical. BTW your team is last in the division

Brave Hokie

September 18th, 2012
11:18 am

OPEN YOUR EYES

THE CAPSLOCK IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR KEYBOARD, NOT THAT FAR FROM YOUR COLLECTION OF MILLI VANILLI CDS.

See how that works?

Flacons never learn

September 18th, 2012
11:19 am

Flacons got lucky cuz the refs were so bad. What a jooke

Mikey

September 18th, 2012
11:25 am

Congratulations to all our Falcons, both coaches and players for a GREAT win! The Broncos were led by one of the best quarterbacks in history and showed one of the best defenses in the NFL. Running backs don’t do much better than Mr. McGahee did so over all this was an immense challenge for them and in front of a national audience. The Falcons demonstrated excellence across the board. Special thanks to coach Nolan for working out a way to leverage the combined strength of all 11 players on defense to give this explosive offense a headache all night. If this defense continues to progress (which I fully anticipate), they will be hard to stop by the end of 16 games. Matty looked like a young Peyton Manning and is well on his way to stardom. He didn’t let the adversity of dropped passes or busted plays affect his execution. A great win for Atlanta! GO FALCONS!

Verlis

September 18th, 2012
11:29 am

WOW, the “Rise Up” slogan must be working; particularly for the defense…great defensive play by the Falcons… The 1st three quarters play took me back to 1977 and the forgotten Falcons “Grits Blitz” defense that was the “Best in the World” that season…the problem then we didn’t have an offense to support them; now we do! It was phenomenal to see our defense play as they did for three quarters; could have had a little bit more help from the offense to put the game away early! But overall great effort and play on both sides of the ball; bottom line we got the win and the lead in the NFC South! “RISE UP”!

Forever SB ringless in ATL

September 18th, 2012
11:31 am

Celebrating one win over the hapless Broncos…way to represent Fat Boy Turner….lmao…what a bush league organization….joke…..even at 0-2, we’re still better and have a SB ring…you got NOTHING…lmao….only ghetto dwellers and trailer trash celebrate like this….idiot….

Cejay

September 18th, 2012
11:32 am

You forgot you’re also at the bottom of the division……

Forever SB ringless in ATL

September 18th, 2012
11:33 am

FAILCANTS are such a joke…no SB ring, no playoff win in 3 years and can’t score more than 2 points in a playoff game…lmao….you will NEVER win a SB…lmao…

Red Pants

September 18th, 2012
11:33 am

Oh and one more thing…since you guys felt it necessary to hand Peyton and the boys a loss last night, if you could do me the slightest of favors and beat the ever loving monkey poo out of the Chargers this Sunday so we don’t lose ground in the AFC West, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest Regards,

-R. Pants & Bronco Nation

Cejay

September 18th, 2012
11:35 am

LOL, it took the aint’s 38 years to get their first playoff win hahaha dude, you’re stupid !

Cejay

September 18th, 2012
11:40 am

Red Pants for post of the day award !

Dirtybird of Prey

September 18th, 2012
11:43 am

@ DC Dirty Bird

I love how all the detractors miniminize every win we have. Saints fans, stop living in the past. The Raiders have Super Bowl WINS….would anyone trade places with them today? Didn’t think so. This was a great identity win. It showed that we don’t have a defense that is going to lay down. Also, we may have faced one of the best defenses we’ll face all year and we were able to move the ball. That’s important. The only thing left to conquer is Mike Smith’s desire to play conservative.

Well said DCDB…..if u don’t mind me saying.

NATIVEBIRD

September 18th, 2012
12:00 pm

Glad Nolan took Chris Owens out after he got burnt the second time.

Please don’t put him back on the field, McClain or even Franks need to start at nickel. My choice would be McClain, he’s a little bigger than Franks. Keep Franks fresh for Punt Return.

Go Falcons!!!

True Falcon Fan

September 18th, 2012
12:05 pm

To all you RED rousy, bud kissers: You are the that know “CRAP” for sure,

Where is “CHOKE”
Where is “B4″
Where is “CGD”
Where is Falcan’ts

“COWARDS”!!!

JSS aka ZERO — thanks for showing up, you get 5 chudos & 5 ..At-A-Boys

Go Falcons — Chargers Next

Gamer

September 18th, 2012
12:06 pm

IMPRESSIVE WORK BY DEFENSE AGAINST A HALL OF FAMER QB…….WOW!

FALCONS NEED TO CLEAN UP OFFENSIVE PLAYS,,,,,BUT FOR THE MOST PARTS,,FALCONS ARE LOOKING LIKE SUPERBOWL CONTENDER JUST TWO GAME INTO THE SEASON…..

FALCONS ON THREE,,,DOMINATE!

jimbob

September 18th, 2012
12:07 pm

Was a nice, punchless win.

bfred

September 18th, 2012
12:13 pm

Did I really just see a Saints fan call Atlantans ‘ghetto dwellers’? He must not actually live in New Orleans.

old falc

September 18th, 2012
12:26 pm

time to tune up turner or let him be a back up and where in the hell was dent all nite even D R had a better game BAKER DID A GOOD JOB

come on

September 18th, 2012
12:32 pm

really “SB ringless” atlanta is all ghetto dwellers. that may be only because all your trash moved hear after Katrina and all they did was drive up our crime rate.

BrentMussberger

September 18th, 2012
12:32 pm

Old Falc: you are right on. Its time for turner to be a back up to Snelling. Snelling has proved time and time again that he smells the end zone a lot more than turner does. Turner is busy getting busted for DUIs and things like that while snelling is playing at a pro bowl level. Let Turner sit as a backup until he wins back the starter job.

BamaGuy

September 18th, 2012
12:34 pm

Open your eyes? Check yourself….All that trash talking before the game and then you come back here after shatting in the bed?….Clean yourself up…You STINK

Michael M.

September 18th, 2012
12:44 pm

2012 Power Rankings: Week 3
RANK TEAM / RECORD TRENDING COMMENTS
1
49ers
2-0
1
Last Week: 2 15-3 in the regular season under Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers don’t have any obvious weaknesses. (Sando)
2
Texans
2-0
2
Last Week: 4 The Texans are breezing through an easy schedule for what should be a 12-win season. (Clayton)
3
Falcons
2-0
3
Last Week: 6 Mike Nolan’s defense made a statement against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. (Sando)
4
Packers
1-1
1
Last Week: 5 That’s more like it. Our preseason No. 1 took out its frustrations on division-rival Chicago. (Graziano)
5
Patriots
1-1
4
Last Week: 1 A home loss to Arizona either will be a wake-up call or the beginning of the Patriots’ demise. (Hensley)
6
Ravens
1-1
3
Last Week: 3 Baltimore needs to give Ray Rice the ball after giving him a big contract this summer. (Hensley)
7
Eagles
2-0
5
Last Week: 12 The defense looks fantastic. If they stop turning it over, the Birds can be as good as anyone. (Graziano)
8
Giants
1-1
1
Last Week: 7 The champs barely avoided an 0-2 start, thanks to Eli Manning, but where’s the pass rush? (Graziano)
9
Steelers
1-1
2
Last Week: 11 Ben Roethlisberger is going to carry this offense until the Steelers can establish a running game. (Hensley)
10
Broncos
1-1
1
Last Week: 9 It could take a while, but Denver still has an opportunity to be very good, despite its turnover-filled debacle against Atlanta. (Fox)

hbcuclassics

September 18th, 2012
1:00 pm

Black College Power Poll
Week 3

1. Tennessee State
2. Bethune
3. Alabama State
4. Alabama A&M
5. Winston Salem
6. SC State
7. Norfolk State
8. Howard
9. Miles
10. FAMU

http://www.hbcuclassics.com

falconeddy

September 18th, 2012
1:08 pm

MIKE NOLAN!!!!!!!!!

SirReal

September 18th, 2012
1:10 pm

Hey “Flacons” never learn…..Ummm what exactly is a JOOKE?lol You silly Taint fans always come here looking for moral victories. I’m gonna just give you a few keys points to remember ok? Just hope you simpletons can actaully understand…We’re gonna start with Number 1. Yes 1 finger like you use to pick your nose. Here we go:
1) Your defense is absolute garbage. Cam showed yall what it was last night. You lost on the road. So far, we have not. RG3 carved you up in his debut at YOUR HOUSE. You guys lost your home opener. We did not.
2) Your team is in complete disarray. Your defensive coordinator who was supposed to fill on your swiss cheese d?….has not. Your “head” coaching situation is a dysfunctional Trio of Brees, Kromer, and Carmichael. Who said three heads were better than one?lol Koetter on the other hand, can handle the calls by himself. I’m sure you saw the game last night.
3) You have lost TWO games straight. We have not. The Falcons have won TWO games straight. You….have…..not. :)
Well I know 3 is about as high up as we can go with you guys…..soooo….I’ll just let you guys sift through everything I just said. I’m sure its gonna take a while but enjoy! BOO DAT!lol

falconeddy

September 18th, 2012
1:11 pm

On another note, Turner didn’t look nearly as fast in the Dome as he did on I-85. Hope he gets both problems cleared up quickly. We need him to be effective.

Mr. Hankey

September 18th, 2012
1:13 pm

Getting too old for MNF. Got home at 1:30. If I wasn’t self employed, work would have been a real bummer. But I am and I’m happily hungover. RYZE UP! Where the heck is Edwards these days? Did the cut him?

Th

September 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

Biermann beat out Andersen and now he’s beat out Edwards. Even last year he was replacing Edwards on passing downs. I guess the new coordinator didn’t see any reason to keep getting crap play just because we are paying big bucks.

anti-nike....just don't do it

September 18th, 2012
1:26 pm

That game ended so late, by the time M Turner was through showering and interviewing, he didn’t have enough time to get drunk at the time he was stopped.
The dummy should have layed off the pedal to the metal, though. Ignoramouses. And they wonder why they get stopped.

worse than soccer

September 18th, 2012
1:31 pm

hbcuclassics…..NOBODY cares about that jv football stuff.

CurleyHoward

September 18th, 2012
1:33 pm

Turner should get kicked off the team for embarrassing the organization with his “SELFISH” arrest last night. Thank goodness the arrest wasnt BEFORE the game because we needed turner for his one game-saving run at the end that helped to ice the game. Had turner got arrested prior to the game, turner would have been sitting in jail while we were trying to win a football game last night. Turner should be traded immediately because its obvious to me that the falcons are on a superbowl run this year—and we dont want a repeat of 1998 when we had a team that made the superbowl but couldnt win it because of the Eugene Robinson fiasco. Turner is another Eugene Robinson.