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  1. Dennis Schröder exits with apparent left ankle injury by Brad Rowland@BTRowland Oct 22, 2017, 6:11pm EDT Peachtree Hoops It didn’t look great. The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon and, in some ways, it was probably a typical game for the 2017-2018 season in that there were frustrating lows and encouraging highs for the team. However, there was one dark cloud hovering over the proceedings by the end of the fourth quarter, as point guard Dennis Schröder had to be helped off the floor in pain after an apparent left ankle injury. At the time of this post, there is no official diagnosis (or announcement) concerning Schröder’s injury but he was on the floor for quite some time before needing assistance to leave the court. Following the game, head coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that Schröder is getting X-rays and that the team is hoping that the injury is just a sprained ankle. While any timeline would be premature, the Hawks are short-handed at the point guard position, with Malcolm Delaney as the only established NBA player available. Josh Magette and Isaiah Taylor are also on the current roster, though Magette is on a two-way contract that outlines that he spend only 45 days with the NBA team during the Erie Bayhawks’ season. As for Taylor, he signed earlier in the week and, while there are encouraging signs in his game, the young point guard is still a relative unknown. Stay tuned as more information becomes available. © 2017 Vox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sports data © STATS 2016
  2. Hate seeing Dennis roll that ankle.
  3. It's very concerning and I hate the fact we are stuck with him and that ridiculous contract, smh.
  4. Atlanta Falcons owner doesn't need closure in Patriots rematch Ian Rapoport NFL Network Insider +Follow on Twitter An offseason full of storylines comes to an end Sunday night. The Falcons play the New England Patriots, a rematch of the epic Super Bowl LI, and finally Atlanta can cease answering questions about their 28-3 lead disappearing as the nation watched in awe. This will be, at least, closure. Except that's not how owner Arthur Blank sees it. "No, no closure," Blank told this week, prior to exiting the NFL Fall Meetings in New York. "There's nothing open. I mean, if there's nothing open, there's nothing to close." Blank's philosophy mirrors that of his team. Under coach Dan Quinn's tutelage, the Falcons addressed the memorable loss, discussing it openly this spring whenever it came up. They fully processed it. By training camp, they were done. It was over, they were on to the new year. The painful memories won't fade, but their focus quickly shifted toward the 2017 goals. "Last year is finished," Blank continued. "I'd say the franchise had a wonderful year, I mean that truly. Both on and off the field. We finished our stadium, the team had a wonderful year, competed at the highest level. It didn't end the way we wanted to, we certainly didn't conclude the way we wanted to. But we've learned from it, grown from it, I think we're better for it." Yet this week, no doubt the flashbacks will come. They'll look across the field and see the same Patriots as they saw in February. Different season, yes. The Patriots don't look quite as invincible, while the Falcons have lost two straight after a fast start. Blank joked that he looks forward to every game. But it's clear this takes on a different feel. "Whenever you play the Super Bowl champs, whether you played in the game or not, you want to have success," Blank said. "You play the champions in any sport ... you watch a golf tournament, when number one in the world is leading, they all want to win the tournament and beat number one. So, New England is No. 1 and obviously we'd like to go out there and have a successful result." As for the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski said they were given "highly strict rules" not to discuss their February win. No worries, there. The Falcons simply have other things to worry about than rekindling the hype of the rematch. "I don't think it's an issue, I really don't," Blank said. "Not for the staff, the coach, for the players. They are onto this year. You have this 24-hour rule. You don't have a grace period from one year to the next because you lost the Super Bowl. It doesn't work that way. You don't get six days off when you lose a game to end your season. We're beyond that. Right now, we've lost the last two games at home -- which is not good. We're on the road for three games. We got enough to focus on."
  5. Yeah man it happens alot to me when I'm in zone. That's why I'm playing man to man more.
  6. Yeah that's why I have actually not played as much.
  7. Hey that **** is making my run game fire though
  8. Agreed and man I hate zones as well I'm going man alot more. As usual the animation is my biggest complaint.
  9. Still don't know how in the fuk I didn't block that kick. It's all good though I damm near ran for 200 yards though
  10. Falcons vs. Patriots: One reason to be confident, one reason to feel nervous by Dave Choate Oct 21, 2017, 8:00am EDT The Falcoholic The Atlanta Falcons have not done much over the last two games to engender confidence from the fanbase. When you’re headed into a Super Bowl rematch with one of the NFL’s best franchises, and you’ve dropped two straight games to the Bills and Dolphins while scoring a combined 34 points, you really can’t ask people to be wildly enthusiastic about your chances. Yet I do believe the Falcons can win what promises to be a shootout, if they can just avoid the big, costly mistakes that have plagued them in recent weeks. The Patriots do not look invincible, even if they still clearly have one of the NFL’s most talented rosters, and you don’t have to squint very hard to see the Falcons getting that passing attack on track and beating the **** out of Tom Brady en route to a tight victory. There are no guarantees, though, that the Falcons team that shows up on Sunday night will be better than the one that has so thoroughly disappointed us the previous two weeks. It’s as close to a coin flip as I’ve seen this season. Here’s one reason to feel confident, and one reason to worry. Feel confident about finally getting the offense rolling There’s no way to put this nicely, so I simply won’t bother. The Patriots’ defense has been bad, something your average New England fan is very willing to admit. If Steve Sarkisian and Matt Ryan can’t get the passing game going against a team missing two of its better players in the secondary, considering that it has been one of the most error-prone secondaries in the NFL, that’s a legitimate problem. The front seven has been playing a bit better over the last couple of weeks, which is a cause for concern, but the Falcons whipped a better version of this Patriots defense a year ago, and whatever decline we’ve seen offensively is matched by what’s happened to the New England D. There are a couple of key matchups to watch here. Young cornerback Johnson Bademosi has size and intriguing potential, but is going to struggle mightily to handle Julio one on one. The second is Tevin Coleman and Taylor Gabriel working against this defense, period, because their incredible speed allows them to break big plays, and the Patriots have allowed way too many big plays in 2017. As long as the Falcons don’t hunch up and play overly conservative football, four scores (or more) seems perfectly reasonable. Be worried about stopping the Patriots Honestly, if the Falcons somehow are able to hold the Patriots under 30 points at home on Sunday Night Football, they probably have an excellent chance of winning this football game. We’ve seen this defense make real strides when they’re not picking up drive-extending penalties, but they haven’t had to face an offense this talented all year, and it’s probably going to be problematic. Brandin Cooks is an explosive option, Chris Hogan is quite good, and Dion Lewis and James White are problematic pass-catching backs who can break long gains if the Falcons can’t wrap up and tackle properly. Stopping Rob Gronkowski can be done, but it will require excellent play from De’Vondre Campbell and Keanu Neal to get there. Mike Gillislee isn’t a great back, but he can also carry the load a bit on the ground and wear down the Falcons defense. As always, the Patriots are just bristling with weapons, and Brady hasn’t been any less effective despite the hits he’s taken thus far. Get after Brady enough, shut down Gronk, and play disciplined football and you might be able to pull this off. It’s fair to wonder whether Atlanta will, though, and I’m concerned about just how productive New England will be. © 2017 Vox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sports data © STATS 2016
  11. Yeah he seems to be relishing his role as the leader of this team and I think as long as he keeps his head on straight he can be a lot like Tony.
  12. Okay man you know your asking for it,
  13. Man that second half was rough. Outside of Dennis and Prince scoring was hard to come by.
  14. Super Bowl rematch with Patriots would be ideal time for Falcons to recapture 2016 mojo Dan Wolken|USA TODAY‎4‎:‎26‎ ‎PM Oct. 19, 2017 USA TODAY FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Reminders of 28-3 are stubbornly prevalent for the Atlanta Falcons, from the Internet memes to the New England Patriots’ scoreboard troll job on opening night to — let’s face it — a penchant for blowing leads that has carried over from Super Bowl LI to this season. It’s quickly becoming an unwanted theme here, as the Falcons (3-2) prepare for their high-profile rematch Sunday night in New England. The easy narrative, particularly this week, is to make some connection between Atlanta’s Super Bowl demons and its recent trouble finishing games. Is that fair? Of course. Is it too simple? Almost certainly. “It’s tough to get one answer,” left tackle Jake Matthews said. “I can’t say enough (about) what we’re doing well in the first half. We’re just not finding a way (to continue) in the second half. That’s on all of us.” But as noise grows about whether the Falcons have some sort of mental block or systemic issue holding leads — yes, the dreaded “choker" label — the natural inclination here is to look toward the more easily identifiable and correctable factors in their admittedly slow start. — Explosive offensive plays? Not enough. — Turnovers? Too many. — Touches for star receiver Julio Jones? Too few. “I just have a sense of who our guys are and how we play, that it’ll come,” said head coach Dan Quinn. Even taking the Super Bowl hangover psychobabble into account, this looks more like a mechanical problem than a mental one — for now. The Falcons, after all, did undergo one of the more significant coaching changes of the offseason when offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan left to take over the San Francisco 49ers' top job and was replaced by Steve Sarkisian, a virtual NFL novice. While quarterback and 2016 league MVP Matt Ryan insists Sarkisian isn’t to blame for the offense's slippage from the top-scoring attack last year to 12th this season, it’s possible some natural comfort and continuity was lost in the transition. “I think Sark’s done a great job, and honestly he’s put us in good positions through five games,” Ryan said. “I think we’ll continue to get better for sure. He’s got a better understanding now, having been here, having gone through game situations. I think he's gotten better as the year’s gone on, but as players we need to play better.” It’s also possible the Falcons, and Ryan in particular, are fighting a natural regression to the mean after setting all kinds of franchise records last season and scoring 30 or more points 11 times in the regular season, something only two teams in NFL history have done more often. There was nothing fluky about those numbers. The Falcons were a legitimate scoring machine, all the way up until the point where one more first down would have brought Atlanta its first Lombardi Trophy. The issue is whether such production can be replicated in a league where the talent disparity is so thin and the film study so advanced. Teams seem more determined than ever to take away Jones, whose 73.4 receiving yards per game represents a career low. And the Falcons aren’t countering with enough big-play answers to open things up for him. Ryan, meanwhile, already has six interceptions, just one fewer than he had all of last year. “We’re close,” Ryan said. “We’re not clicking on all cylinders yet, but we’re close.” As they tore through the NFC last season, the Falcons certainly didn’t look like a one-off contender. They've got a top-level quarterback in his prime, arguably the league's premier wideout, and perhaps the league's top running back tandem in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. And though it's way too early to sound any alarms, the spotlight gets significantly bigger this week given the opponent. “As far as having a bad feeling in your gut about it, i’m really past that,” right tackle Ryan Schraeder said. “It was a football game that we lost. It sucked, but i’m not going to live my whole life crying about it.” They can’t, of course, because the expectation here is to be right back in the mix in what looks like a wide-open NFC, especially after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. And for all the issues they’re trying to work through, Atlanta remains in solid position for a playoff return. But 28-3 — the third-quarter lead they squandered to New England in the Super Bowl — is still real, still there in the background, still something they’ll get asked about until they do something to quiet the naysayers. “We’ve talked about last year once or twice — maybe three or four times — but to keep looking back is not what we’re about,” Quinn said. “The fight that matters is the one we’re in and to see how good the 2017 team can get. That’s where our focus is. To keep rehashing keeps us out of the present moment.” This Sunday night, though, the problems of both past and present will converge for Atlanta. Those memories will be everywhere in New England, impossible to ignore. And playing the Patriots will either be the first step to making them go away or making them seem far worse.
  15. This team is not tanking so all of you people that expect it can kick rocks. These young hawks want to compete.