Falcons’ quotes after dramatic 23-20 win over the Raiders

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“Our goal all week was to get through this game and get to our bye week 6-0. That was the mission. Obviously, we didn’t want to make it as hard as we did. We made a lot of mistakes in the ball game on offense, defense, special teams, and coaches. We were able to overcome all of that.”

–Falcons coach Mike Smith

“I think, bottom line, we just need to keep winning. Certainly we all need to have the mindset that we need to improve, and we do. Everybody needs to take some time on the bye week and evaluate themselves… . At this point in the NFL regular season it’s all about getting wins and we’ve gone a good job of that so far.”

–Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on what the team needs to improve

“It’s a special feeling. I’ve been there before. It doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things as far as our goals are concerned. But it’s a great start and we’ve got to build off of it. We’ve got to play better than we have.”

–Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez on the 6-0 start

“It’s really a team sport. The offense wasn’t clicking as they usually do. We always focus on turnovers whether they are doing good or not. That’s always an emphasis and we pulled a couple of those (turnovers) out.”

–Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker

“We started off bad but we bounced back in the second half. That’s the sign of a champion. You’ve got to do whatever it takes to win.”

–Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel

“He’s still a kicker. But he’s a good kicker. He came and did a great job. I’m really glad to have him on my team right now because we really need that. A lot of kickers can’t make that.”

–Falcons defensive end John Abraham on Matt Bryant

“I just finally got a chance for them to call it. You ask any defensive linemen that plays on the interior, they get held every time. I was just happy to get some calls in the open spaces where they could see and the referees did a good job calling what they needed to call.”

–Abraham on drawing holding calls against the Raiders

“We had a great game plan and I let the team down. I let our fans down. Making that mistake is crucial. It’s on me. It’s my fault.”

–Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer on the interception that Samuel returned for a touchdown.

“I didn’t mean to tackle him. We just ended up on the ground, man. I was so excited to see somebody in the secondary make the play that could possibly decide the game.”

–Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on celebrating Samuel’s touchdown

“Any time they put up an answer we tried to put up an answer. It’s one of those things that they got the final shot off and we didn’t get the chance to get a final shot off and they came out with the victory. They did a great job and we have to give them some credit.”

–Raiders running back Darren McFadden

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Bob

October 14th, 2012
11:34 pm

First? Who cares?

Michael M.

October 14th, 2012
11:35 pm

“We had a great game plan and I let the team down. I let our fans down. Making that mistake is crucial. It’s on me. It’s my fault.”

–Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer on the interception that Samuel returned for a touchdown.

That sounds like a repeat of week or so ago from Cam Newton but only his was a fumble……………..hehehehe

Undefeated Atlanta ………great start !

Falcon James

October 14th, 2012
11:36 pm

Great ball game, but a greater win!!!

6-0 Baby!!! Don’t get no better than that!

Michael M.

October 14th, 2012
11:38 pm

Get STB4 and the hoodlum bunch some whiskey …………..they going to need it now ……….hehehehe

Falcon James

October 14th, 2012
11:41 pm

They need the whole barrel. Once they drink it all, they can cut out some eye holes and put it on they head!

Michael M.

October 14th, 2012
11:43 pm

I would love to just drop it on the bum’s heads……………Undefeated first place Atlanta Falcons…………..impressive ……………..

Falcon James

October 14th, 2012
11:46 pm

Full?

The Falcon are the best team in the NFL, undisputed. Undeniable! 6-0. It don’t get no better than that!

Michael M.

October 14th, 2012
11:50 pm

What will the Trolls think if Atlanta comes out after that bye week and picks up where they just left off ???……………………….lmao………………………

Pitbull

October 15th, 2012
12:14 am

BIRDS are doing great. They just have to keep their confidence up the rest of the season, and playoffs if they make it. The confident teams like the giants, win.

DR. FALCON

October 15th, 2012
12:36 am

IT WASN’T PRETTY,BUT I’LL TAKE 6-0! THIS IS THE NFL! ON A DAY WHEN THE EAGLES, TEXANS, 49ER’S, & CARDINALS, ALL LOST AT HOME, THE FALCONS WON AN “UGLY” WIN! WE ARE NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT, BUT, WHAT TEAM IS?

JSS

October 15th, 2012
12:41 am

uuugggghhhhhhh

Creaky

October 15th, 2012
12:56 am

Who is the dude that loks like the Jamie Dukes “MINI-Me” on the NFL Network with the pom poms?

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CaliDirtyBird

October 15th, 2012
1:29 am

There are still those in the media who are looking for some other team to be “The Team”. Because to the media, most of which is in the northeast or Los Angeles, the southeast is only for college. All I can say is keep doubting, and Falcons keep winning!
They will shut up only when our Falcons win the Superbowl! So that is what our Falcons need to do. One step closer each and every week.
You are who your record says you are! If the Packers, Patriots or Saints won two or three close ones they’d say how mentally tough the are but the Falcons… Some are looking for a team with a “higher ceiling”…

Adogg36

October 15th, 2012
2:29 am

Dey all ways try to find somthing bad to say. Lets see what dey got to say bout dis.Now I want yall to wacth how dey praise philly over us.And what we gone do show up and win!!! So haters shut da fuck up and wacth dis it aint over its alot more winning gone happen dis year .Y’all knw dis is a special team dis year. BIRDS SO SHOW UP AND WIN !!!!

Adogg36

October 15th, 2012
2:36 am

Y’all wacth how dey praise philly over us dis week. BUT WACTH IN DA END WHO’S ON TOP US DATS WHO. SO HATERS SHUT DA FUCK UP. CAUSE ALL WE DO IS WIN.RISE UP BIRDS!!!!

How many SB rings you got?

October 15th, 2012
6:59 am

Right, FAILCANTS…..ZERO….please be quiet until you get one…..loosahs….you’ve done nothing yet…..focus on winning a playoff game first….such false hubris for a team that has done NOTHING….plenty of teams go 6-0 and flame out…you will….fact…

Chattanooga Chuck

October 15th, 2012
7:04 am

If the Falcons are such “loosahs” then why bother posting here?

shesoleo

October 15th, 2012
8:19 am

It doesn’t matter how many points you win by, what matters is the W’s. FALCONS #1 BABY!!!!!! in the entire league, point blank.

Falcon James

October 15th, 2012
8:40 am

Since we still got a few months til the playoffs, I say we just keep winning games in regular season. That don’t make the Falcon “loosahs”; it make any team who the play the Falcon a “loosah”.

Of course, the Saint and they fan base will always be “loosahs”.

gritz-blitz

October 15th, 2012
8:41 am

I don’t care how we do it. If we have to win by a bad call or just playing awful. I don’t care as long as we win. A “W” is very hard to come by these days in the nfl. I cherish every one of them. It doesn’t matter if you win by one point or by a bunch of points as long as we win baby!!!!!! GO FALCONS RISE UP!!!

Exposed !

October 15th, 2012
9:04 am

@How many SB rings you got?

Shut up STB4….your team sux….Falcons will take the division…..your world has turned upside down…..thats what you get crap talker !!!!!!!!!…………BTW hubris gave you away, LOSER !!!!!!!!!!!

Broken Record

October 15th, 2012
9:09 am

The battle cry (and I do mean cry) for all Aint’s fan has become “how many SB rings do you have”….sad little fans….this is what your super bowl win looks like — *SB

falCANS

October 15th, 2012
9:09 am

6-0…. Never nervous when 2minuteMatt has the ball. That Run D us attrocios tho. And doesnt look like an easy fix. Anybody seen Ray Edwards??

Help on the way

October 15th, 2012
9:30 am

Corey Peters

Buddy Landel

October 15th, 2012
9:41 am

falCANS- Ray Edwards has been a bust….and I mean a Dolly Parton sized bust.

PMC

October 15th, 2012
9:45 am

Babs is playing out of his mind, Walker is dominating his blocker, and Corey Peters is on the way.

Even Ray Edwards is making plays now.

SirReal

October 15th, 2012
9:58 am

You are what your record says you are….but we definitely have a lot of work to do. My biggest concerns for the big 2nd half: 1) Ryan’s decision making/Koetter slowing down the tempo a bit. I think we tried to start too fast against Oakland and we paid for it. The ground game HAS to improve or we’ll have no real shot come January. 2) Run Defense where art thou?! Seems to be a huge problem. We’re hemorraging yards on the ground. 3) Lack of focus. We cant let these Ws go to our heads. We looked past Oakland….plain and simple. You cant look past ANY professional NFL team.
If we can shore up these issues, it’ll bode well for the 2nd half. The schedule gets a lot tougher from here and it’ll show us what we’re really made of. Go Birds!

SeenThisB4

October 15th, 2012
10:38 am

Bob
October 14th, 2012
11:34 pm

First? Who cares?

Obviously you do or you would not be here.

Esquire

October 15th, 2012
10:41 am

How many SB rings you got?
October 15th, 2012
6:59 am

Right, FAILCANTS…..ZERO….please be quiet until you get one…..loosahs….you’ve done nothing yet…..focus on winning a playoff game first….such false hubris for a team that has done NOTHING….plenty of teams go 6-0 and flame out…you will….fact…
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“The Past”
BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The debt is paid,
The verdict said,
The Furies laid,
The plague is stayed,
All fortunes made;
Turn the key and bolt the door,
Sweet is death forevermore.
Nor haughty hope, nor swart chagrin,
Nor murdering hate, can enter in.
All is now secure and fast;
Not the gods can shake the Past;
Flies-to the adamantine door
Bolted down forevermore.
None can re-enter there,—
No thief so politic,
No Satan with a royal trick
Steal in by window, chink, or hole,
To bind or unbind, add what lacked,
Insert a leaf, or forge a name,
New-face or finish what is packed,
Alter or mend eternal Fact.

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ok then

October 15th, 2012
12:02 pm

here we go how many rings , living in the past are you
why so obsessed with a man gettign a ring,
some teams dont cheat to win, just saying

Answer This

October 15th, 2012
1:02 pm

How many wins you got this year?! Thats the real question! Nobody cares about old rings focus on the present……that is why it is a gift…..and ours is 6-0 to all of the negative Nancys!

DawgNole

October 15th, 2012
1:17 pm

SirReal
October 15th, 2012
9:58 am

You are what your record says you are….The schedule gets a lot tougher from here and it’ll show us what we’re really made of. Go Birds!
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Truer words were never spoken.

dennis in chattanooga

October 15th, 2012
1:19 pm

The Falcons have the ability to overcome mistakes and miscues. they still find a way to recover and allow themselves a shot in the end. Their talent level is what allows this. A lot of work to do and this team can keep it up. Proud Falcon Fan!!

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Whadda Ya Know?

October 15th, 2012
2:02 pm

Ok, so we’ve made some mistakes and even won in spite of them. Now we need to take this time, regroup, cleanup the poor tackling, poor run blocking, half azz running by Turner and get ready for a championship run these last two quarters. We got the NFC East and South so get ready boys to…RISE UP!!!

LOL at The Aints

October 15th, 2012
3:11 pm

12:41,, I cant be sure but I think JSS’s head just exploded, LOL!!!!

Gamer

October 15th, 2012
6:40 pm

The bye week coming at the right time………Falcons need it…..Great pick by Asante……Why do players jump on their team mates unexpectingly????? Dunte could have injured Samuel…..C’MON MAN…

Next up Eagles, in Philly……Whew!!!!! Not going to be easy…..

Falcons on three, DOMINATE……

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

October 15th, 2012
8:25 pm

We need o line help on clabos side other than that i dont think we did horrible against the run, our pass coverage broke down a bit if you ask me but a w is a w and god bless matt bryant and that bada** leg of his. I think our guys will come out strong against philly after some much needed rest but keep your heads up, philly has a bye too. As for corey peters, we welcome you back my man. Please reack havock on the running backs we play from here on out. As for all the aints and haters, well just keep hatin it fuels our drive, oh and jss, is my mississippi showing or is that just a 6-0 record ;) .

JSS

October 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

(FAKE) JSS
October 15th, 2012
12:41 am
“uuugggghhhhhhh”

Sorry trolls and their acolytes, nope it is just another user-name thief… And people stupid enough to comment on it (see 3:11PM)…