Video: Falcons are getting ready for rookie star RGIII

The Atlanta Falcons are trying to go 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. CineSport’s Tara Petrolino & The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter discuss this, Julio Jones’ status & defending RGIII.


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October 4th, 2012
3:07 pm

I hope the Falcons use the same defense on the Redskins and RG3 that they used on Payton and Denver…..confusion…confusion

Answer this

October 4th, 2012
6:41 pm

And more confusion!

Michael M.

October 4th, 2012
7:42 pm

I liked RG3 when he had the big win vs. the Caints but this week you on the hit list and maybe the Falcon D will be all over you.


October 5th, 2012
12:23 am


We need less Noah Coslov and MORE Tara Petrolino!

Make it happen!


October 5th, 2012
6:34 am

If the Falcons defense remains steadfast with pressure, they can force RG3 to make mistakes.I know he’s been playing well, but he’s still a rookie.

Elvis the Falcon fan

October 5th, 2012
8:54 am

Dled, the falcons went 5-0 under Dan Henning, they finished 7-8-1. I beleive that is correct.


October 5th, 2012
9:44 am

RG will be beaten down like a rag doll by the end of the season if he keeps running with the ball. This ain’t the Big 12.


October 5th, 2012
1:31 pm

Oh cmon man i thought you would all go with ben worthlessburger as the cutest tight butt!!!!!!!

five and O

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

……… the burner is back ………..


October 5th, 2012
10:40 pm

Umm Elvis, The Falcons have never started 5 and 0

[...] Falcons getting ready for Robert Griffin III [...]

[...] Falcons getting ready for Robert Griffin III [...]


October 6th, 2012
12:34 pm

@Samuel : I hope that the falcons coaching staff is that stupid to think that as well (I know that they are not. Much respect for that coaching staff). This kid just doesn’t give the ball up easily. You obviously didn’t see any of game two or three for the Skins this season. Because of those two games I don’t believe that that is a good plan to depend on to stop this kid. All that seems to happen is you make him even more focused earlier in the game. The best plan of attack is emotional pressure and that, the type I’m talking about, can only be applied by the Falcon offense. It will probably take us going up by a couple of TD’s, relaxing, then the Falcons hang something like 28 really quick points on us to do it but there you have it. The Bengals attempted this type of pressure (they wanted to jump on us early and score often) and I think that they were close but they took too long to string together their big plays. In the end it took a bogus call by the replacements (and additional yardage added to what the bogus calll was supposed to be. No call in the NFL costs you 41 (from their 19 all the way to our 41) yards but spot fouls and this was supposed to be unsportsmenlike for a coach walking onto the field to argue with an official when the ENTIRE Bengals team was on the field thinking that the game was over) and a jump offsides to save the win for the Bengals.

@JONESBORO SLIM : I hope they use the same defensive packages too! I think that they will find that this team is better then the Panthers on both offense and defense. I know that the defensive numbers are horrible against the pass but they have begun to correct those and we are better against the run then Carolina (6th against the run in the NFC as opposed to 14th). Should be a great game and I look for a repeat of week one for us. Almost identical situations coming in : great QB (actually better), high powered offense, top notch (actually higher at this point) TE, real good running game (tops in NFL previous season), an average to below average defense (falcons D is much better). Me, I would break out the exact same game plan and philosophy used in week one and use it here. No disrespect but it should actually work better…