Falcons quoteboard after 24-23 win over Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is shoved out of bounds by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Ahmad Black (43) after a reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Officials ruled that Jones was out of bounds. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is shoved out of bounds by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Ahmad Black (43) after a reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Officials ruled that Jones was out of bounds. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

“(Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin) is an outstanding running back that had over 1,000 yards coming into this game. We kne it was going to be one of our “musts” and I thought we did a nice job with our run defense. I thought we played the run extremely wel, controlled the line of scrimmage. That is an outstanding running back.”

–Coach Mike Smith on stopping the run

“Julio made a great play. We had one-on-one coverage. He got an inside release on (Tampa Bay cornerback Leonard Johnson) and just tried to get back to the outside. I tried to throw it down there high and outside so he could make a play on it. He did, he made a great adjustment. That was a really big play for us this game.”

–Quarterback Matt Ryan on the 80-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones

“It’s going to be important for us with the short week to get some rest tonight, to get home, enjoy this win, but get some rest and get back to work tomorrow. We played New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, so that game and their schemes are probably still pretty fresh in our minds. We’ve done this before. We know how to handle it. It’s just going to take a good effort this week.”

–Ryan on getting ready for the Saints

“It’s all good, as long as it goes on the left side of the column.”

–Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on getting the win.

“That was our main challenge, but they have some big and fast receivers, too. But we knew we had to handle the run.”

–Cornerback Dunta Robinson on stopping the run

“Those are great. We love them quick scores. I hope that we get a lot more of them.”

–Center Todd McClure on the 1-play, 80-yard drive

“It was a good win because it was a road win. (Tampa Bay) has been playing tough all year long and came in with that mentality and we tried to match those guys today. We went out there and played physical with them and just found a way to win. Julio (Jones) did an excellent job today of giving us a big play and we just grinded it out until the end and it was a good win in the division.”

–Wide receiver Rodd White on the win

“We feel really good where we are at. We’ve got a game coming up against the Saints on Thursday night and that’s going to be a big one for us in the division. So we’ve got to move past this one and move on and get ready for the next game.”

–White on the Saints

“It’s a question of being in that situation and just being there for my teammates when they need me.”

–Running back Michael Turner on being a closer for the offense

“It hasn’t sunk in yet, but we’ve just got to keep fighting and keep moving to try and get homefield throughout the playoffs.”

–Turner on the 10-1 record

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DC Dirty Bird

November 25th, 2012
7:37 pm

First!??
Let’s get rested and ready for NO in the Dome!!!

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ClassicFalcons

November 25th, 2012
7:39 pm

11-1 Coming Friday Morning… Lets STOMP THESE WACK 5-7 Aints!!! ALL NATIONAL ANYLYST WHO ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO SAY!! Say This, HOMEFIELD THROUGHOUT THE PLAYOFFS!!!

Yo Vince

November 25th, 2012
7:47 pm

Aints are done. They can’t do anything good. They still stink like the French Qt.

dbird1

November 25th, 2012
8:00 pm

seen?? jumping ship yet?

Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:00 pm

Yup…………Caints are toast……………………………………………………..

Jesse

November 25th, 2012
8:00 pm

If they cut Ray Edwards, why haven’t they cut Turner?

dbird1

November 25th, 2012
8:03 pm

come on seen. ur the first to comment. were is it?

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Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:08 pm

NFC South Standings

Falcons 10 – 1
Mucs 6 – 5
Caints 5 – 6
Pansies 2 – 9

I went ahead and gave the Panthers another loss on Monday night……………………………hahahahehehe

Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:10 pm

Gosh, the Falcons have almost won as many games as the other three on the bottom combined and people are fussing about the Falcons ? ………..Come on

Falcons Rule.

November 25th, 2012
8:11 pm

ANGRY BIRDS 18-1…..you azzclowns can keep criticizing………..criticize how Mattie Ice Ice Baby will be kissing that Lombardi……….Michael M……you are the biggest azzclown of them all FOOL.

Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:16 pm

Yup……………wasn’t you that azz that had em going 19- 0…………………..hehehe

Falcons Rule.

November 25th, 2012
8:22 pm

I believe in my ANGRY BIRDS all the way, unlike fake azz, fair weather azzclown “fans” like you…retard.

Falcon James

November 25th, 2012
8:36 pm

Mike Smith…….Good Question….Yes we did notice Michael Turner on averaged 1.3 yards per carry….That is something we need to work on.

Falcon James

November 25th, 2012
8:40 pm

Yes Quizz did an outstanding job carrying the load, he definetly looks like starter material to me”. ” I figure they will cut me at the end of the season. 1.3 yards per carry is just not going to cut it.”

Michael Turner on his pathetic performance today.

Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:55 pm

drum roll………………………………..

Michael M.

November 25th, 2012
8:56 pm

Jones burned em on that touchdown pass and Rogers running was the plays of the day.

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
9:39 pm

“Mr. Payton, Mr. Payton?!?! What made u decide to leave New Orleans to become Dallas head coach?” ( the media to Sean Payton n a couple months)

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
9:41 pm

Sean Paytons answer to the medias question, “Every rat jumps a sinking ship.”

Never First, But the Best!

November 25th, 2012
10:27 pm

The cants signed Brees for big $$ and will not be resigning their free agents or signing up new ones. So they better hope that Brees can play all postions within a year or two.

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
10:47 pm

who dat not goin to them playoffs this year?

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
10:49 pm

who dat gonna watch them Falcons win they first superbowl in their own dome?

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
10:55 pm

who dat gonna be fubar for the next few seasons?

meme

November 25th, 2012
11:01 pm

nice shot Hit em, right between the eyes

Hit Em With It

November 25th, 2012
11:08 pm

garbage… thats who. everybody in dirty get ready for them birdies. not the fly-n kind but the “one” of a kind. the finger that all Falcons fans are gonna “RISE UP” at the end of the season, when are team raises that trophy, for all the haters an under-raters to see.

meme

November 25th, 2012
11:13 pm

hope ya got a couple rounds left for hiramtaint n stb4

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Falcons Chic

November 26th, 2012
12:57 am

Loving what I’m seeing from our Birds. Keep it flying, and I’ll be home from China to cheer you on in person. Folks here like the Falcons (and I don’t think they are just telling me that as they back it up with a player name or a stat.) Trust me, when you get better service wearing your Falcons shimmery shirt, it is a bold-rich-new feeling.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 26th, 2012
2:18 am

Michael M — You are correct. Some folks look real stupid fussing over being 10-1. They need to pause, look outside and enjoy this ride.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 26th, 2012
2:18 am

dbird1 — Where is Seen?

DC Dirty Bird

November 26th, 2012
6:37 am

DLed, what is it going to take to get Quizz in the backfield on most snaps? Our offense is far more “multiple” when he’s in the game. At this stage we should be using Quizz and Turner much like the NYG’s did with Bradshaw and Jacobs. Let the smaller, quicker back get the bulk of the carries and have the big back take advantage of tired legs late in the game (if he can hit the hole with authority; right now he’s slow to the line of scrimmage).

LKW

November 26th, 2012
8:43 am

If we had a REAL QB we would have won by more than 1 point. When is Blank and SMith going to open their eyes and let Ryan go. He never should have been drafted. All the credit he gets for a game from the announcers just burn me up. White, Jones, Snelling, Rodgers, Gonzales and the rest of the team need to throw a blanket party with Ryan as the guest of honor.

fan since 1978

November 26th, 2012
9:07 am

@LKW so who is the real qb you would go after? you are an idiot if you think we should get rid of ryan!

Mikey

November 26th, 2012
9:22 am

10-1!
Wow!
GO FALCONS! YOU ARE RISING UP!

SirReal

November 26th, 2012
10:29 am

Let Ryan go?! Man, I wont even warrant a response to that….lmao

You are what your record says. We’re 10-1 and no one else in our conference is. We are in prime position to bury the Aints this weekend and cheer Peyton Manning on this coming Sunday. This could be a momentous week as long as we handle biz on Thursday night.

Ghee Whiz

November 26th, 2012
11:00 am

D-Led:

Thank you again for turning me on to dirtybirdrock.blogspot.com

GREAT new Falcons Blog

Still Gritz Blitz'n

November 26th, 2012
11:21 am

Is Romo a real qb?

Still Gritz Blitz'n

November 26th, 2012
11:23 am

D-Led; you da’ man!

LKW

November 26th, 2012
2:22 pm

you all must be from Boston! We are not 10-1 because of Ryan. Look at the way he plays then look at QB’s from other teams. You decide where the talent is. It sn’t Ryan

falcon freak

November 26th, 2012
7:17 pm

Enter your comments here

falcon freak

November 26th, 2012
7:19 pm

LKW , please stop! your making a fool out of yourself.

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