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  1. last year we got hot and the breaks and bounces went our way. this year so far they are going the other way. things should correct itself and we hopefully will start getting some of them.
  2. cat down the mountain melted theater butter.
  3. wow, what a moron. good for rico.
  4. i have to agree to disagree. you had the tie in hand if you do nothing more than protect the ball and get a chance for OT. trying to thread the needle was not the right read.
  5. looks like someone is officially done with officially done.
  6. was nice to see vic. seems like a decent guy.
  7. he is still coming back from the achilles and would probably benefit from a smaller role.
  8. AP Published 5:55 p.m. ET Oct. 11, 2017 FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — A bye week has provided no assurance Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will have all his wide receivers healthy for Sunday's game against Miami. Starting receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu were hurt and missed the second half of Atlanta's 23-17 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 1. Jones appears to be on track to play against the Dolphins, though he only had limited availability on Wednesday as he returns from a hip injury. Sanu hasn't returned to practice. Backup Justin Hardy, who had the team's only touchdown catch against Buffalo, also was out Wednesday with an illness. Taylor Gabriel could move up as a starter in two-receiver sets. Coach Dan Quinn says running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman give Ryan effective targets as receivers. "We're fortunate that we have depth at the (wide receiver) position, but we're also fortunate we have our running backs," Quinn said Wednesday. "These guys can really make plays with the ball in their hands, too, not just taking a handoff but in the pass game as well." Coleman, third on the team with 13 catches, grinned as he talked about the chance to make an even bigger impact as a receiver. "I enjoy that a lot, catching the ball out of the backfield, going out there as a receiver and running routes," Coleman said before adding for emphasis "I like that a lot. I want to be in open field as much as possible." Ryan used Coleman's 39-yard sideline catch against Buffalo as an example of how the running backs can play like receivers. "It's huge to have those two guys as versatile as they are in the passing game," Ryan said. "You look at the play Tevin made against Buffalo going down the sideline laying out for a ball on a vertical shot down the field. That's about as good as any wide receiver in the league." Freeman had a combined 127 receptions the last two years. "You'd be hard-pressed to find anybody in the league doing a better job than he is," said Ryan of Freeman as a receiver. Sanu (strained hamstring) may be a longshot to return this week . Quinn remained confident there will be enough receiving options for Ryan, including tight ends Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo. "I think the combination of the receivers, of Hooper's development, of Levine, and the runners, all that maybe picks up some of the targets that went to other guys," Quinn said. Ryan and the Atlanta offense appeared to miss the team's top two receivers against Buffalo. The Falcons were outscored 16-7 in the second half as they played without Jones and Sanu. NOTES: LB Vic Beasley (hamstring) also was limited in practice. DL Courtney Upshaw (ankle, knee) did not practice. ... With PK Matt Bryant held out with a back injury, the team signed PK Mike Meyer to the practice squad. Meyer was with the team in training camp and the preseason. ... The Falcons signed DE Jonathan Woodard to the practice squad and placed TE Joshua Perkins on the practice squad injured list. ... Quinn said Monday and again Wednesday players will stand together, with arms interlocked, during the national anthem on Sunday. He said the issue was discussed during the bye week, and the plan is to "move from protest to progress." Falcons players all stood during the anthem before the Bills game. ___ For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/10/11/falcons-have-help-at-other-positions-if-again-thin-at-wr/106538526/
  9. The young defensive tackle joins the rotation for the Falcons. by Dave Choate Oct 10, 2017, 5:30pm EDT The Falcons figured to bring a defensive lineman on board with Jack Crawford on injured reserve, but then Dan Quinn gestured toward the possibility that they could leave the line as is and bring aboard someone at another position. Never trust Dan Quinn on minor roster moves, I guess. The team has promoted Taniel Tupou, who spent time with the Falcons in preseason and joined the practice squad, to the active roster. He joins fellow call-up Joe Vellano in shoring up the interior of the line, and this should probably be taken as a signal that Courtney Upshaw is not a 100% lock to play Sunday against Miami. Tupou has had some preseason production, but the 24 year old has yet to do anything of note in a regular season game. If he’s active Sunday, that may change, but he’ll figure to get very few snaps outside of special teams, especially with Vellano playing pretty well in 10-20 snaps per game over the last couple of weeks. Chances are good he won’t spent long on the active roster, but the team’s decision to keep guys like Vellano and Tupou around has paid off here in the early going. Welcome to the team (formally), Taniela Tupou! https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2017/10/10/16455226/falcons-promote-defensive-lineman-taniela-tupou-to-the-active-roster-replacing-jack-crawford-ir
  10. oh nooz, not in the mvp running after 4 games! troffed.
  11. are we lost? last i knew we were 3-1 and a bad call away from being 4-0.
  12. why do so many of you care what he says?