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  1. Last week on 92.9 they had Michael Irvin on and they were talking about Roddy not getting any targets also. They mentioned how Hankerson was getting targets despite having some drops. In so many words they were saying that Hankerson is Shanahan's guy from Washington and that's how it goes sometimes.
  2. Heard the same thing also the other day. Dukes said they were on a long flight when Tice told him. Earlier on 92.9 they were mentioning reports about Shanahan having issues everywhere he has been.
  3. Same here bro and when it happened again a week later but this time we lost I thought it might be time for a change.
  4. Lmao I was thinking the same thing. I couldn't picture watching a game listening to him talk about how resilient a team is, or them not winning all 3 phases of the game.
  5. http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=11774564 Mike Smith: One game at a time Vaughn McClure [ARCHIVE] ESPN.com | October 27, 2014 FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Although his team is 2-6 and a long shot to make the playoffs, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is not worried about his job security as this juncture. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Falcons are 6-18 in their past 24 games under coach Mike Smith's watch. Smith addressed the media Monday, a day after the Falcons blew a 21-point lead and lost to the Detroit Lions 22-21 in London. Smith was asked Monday if he has any concerns about job security, with his team on a five-game losing streak. "No," Smith said. "None whatsoever. We're going to do what we've done for the last six-plus years and prepare each and every week like we know how to do it. And I'm going to continue to do that until Mr. Blank tells me otherwise.'' Team owner Arthur Blank recently told ESPN.com he had confidence in both Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff to guide a turnaround and said he would wait to see how the season plays out before evaluating changes. But Blank was noticeably frustrated after Sunday's loss in London, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "There's no way you lose that game -- just no way. There's nothing else I can say." Smith was asked if he felt a little more pressure based on Blank's public comments about the loss. "I talk to Mr. Blank after every game and I think that those conversations do stay private,'' Smith said. "And I do agree with him. When you're up 21-0 at halftime, you should not lose that football game.'' Two seasons ago, Smith guided the Falcons to a 13-3 record and a NFC title game appearance. But in the past 24 games, the Falcons are 6-18. "I haven't done a good enough job, plain and simple,'' Smith said. "Because ultimately, it's my responsibility. So I haven't done the job that I need to do. I've let down the players, the coaches, and the fans thus far. But I think what we plan on doing, we plan on getting hot and making a really good second half of this season.''
  6. Here's the link. It's https://www.yahoo.com/sports/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/matt-ryan-throws-the-worst-pick-of-the-season-in-the-nfl-s-worst-collapse-of-the-season-172821903.html Sorry for long post but it pretty much sums up most thoughts about this season and the current coaching staff.
  7. The Falcons have now smeared their stench on two continents. The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Detroit Lions 22-21 early Sunday morning in the latest NFL export to London, a game that showed we're apparently not still over that whole "no taxation without representation" thing. How else to explain the utter garbage that America foisted on England? This wasn't just a bad game, this was the bad game, absolute Peak Falcons. Atlanta took a 21-0 lead into the half. Never before had Atlanta lost a game when leading by three touchdowns at halftime. Surely not even the Falcons could blow this one, right? In the first half, the Lions were the Oasis to Atlanta's Beatles, a weak-sauce imitation, overmatched and scarcely worthy of being on the same field. That all changed in the second half, when Matthew Stafford went full AMERICA and began slinging downfield passes that actually found their targets. Chief among those: a 59-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Golden Tate that may have traveled 60-plus yards in the air. Detroit couldn't convert several of its red zone visits into touchdowns, including two second-and-goals from the 4- and the 2-yard lines. But in the battle of who could stink less, Detroit came out the winner, largely because Atlanta seems predestined to produce an awful NFL season. Consider, for example, the interception Atlanta QB Matt Ryan threw at the end of the third quarter. Flushed out of the pocket, the normally steady Ryan slung a ball across his body into a region of the field devoid of red jerseys. This was hideous, a pass thrown with all the direction, velocity and foresight of a wet towel. And although Detroit turned that interception only into a field goal, closing the Lions to within 21-13, the writing was on the cathedral wall. Atlanta surrendered another touchdown, managed to evade getting justly penalized on the conversion attempt, and then mismanaged its final possession badly enough to leave the door open wide for Detroit. Atlanta's defense then demonstrated all the mobility of the Queen's Guard, and Detroit walked down the field in moments to set up the game-winning kick. In an appropriate underlining of the futility of the Falcons' effort, Detroit won on that field goal, the aspect of the game that's bedeviled the Lions all season long. This, then, is a Falcons team in free fall. Since coming within one play of reaching the Super Bowl at the end of the 2012 season, Atlanta is 6-18, a mass of defenseless disunity that lacks all sense of direction despite possessing some of the league's top talent at key positions. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the embodiment of steadiness in the NFL ownership ranks, sticking with his hires even when all around him are lighting the torches and sharpening the pitchforks, but even Blank can't rationalize away the complete loss of cohesiveness for this team. Head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff may not even return to America with jobs, and you'd find few, if any, Falcons supporters shedding tears over that. Regardless, Blank and the Falcons need to get this mess of a franchise righted, or at least pointed in the right direction, soon. The Falcons will be moving into a new stadium in three years, and the idea of four- and five-figure personal seat licenses for this team is laughable. (Unless the Falcons are paying the four- and five-figure fees, that is.) There are bad teams and there are pathetic teams, and on Sunday morning in London, the Falcons crossed over from the former to the latter. ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter.
  8. http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=11634396 Broncos release kicker Matt Prater ESPN.com news services | October 3, 2014 Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post/Getty Images Matt Prater holds the record for longest field goal in NFL history -- 64 yards, against the Titans last December. It's unlikely he will be out of work long. The Denver Broncos have released veteran kicker Matt Prater, who is coming off a four-game suspension, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported and the team confirmed Friday, meaning that rookie Brandon McManus keeps the job. Prater, 30, will count $4.1 million against Denver's cap next season. He was scheduled to make $2.5 million this year. In August, Prater admitted to his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NFL made it official the next day. Prater was originally signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida in 2006. He holds the NFL record for longest field goal (64 yards), which he set last Dec. 8 against the Titans. McManus, a 23-year-old first-year player out of Temple, has made all three of his field goal attempts this season, though none has been longer than 24 yards. The Broncos expressed their confidence in McManus via Twitter: "Parting ways with Matt Prater -- the longest-tenured player on our roster -- was a very difficult football decision," Broncos executive vice president/general manager John Elway said on the team's website. "On behalf of our entire organization, I want to thank Matt for his seven seasons with the Broncos and wish him well going forward." Prater appeared in 96 regular-season games for Denver from 2007 to '13, connecting on 141 of 170 (82.9 percent) field goal attempts and 259 of 261 (99.2 percent) extra points for 682 total points. He registered 262 touchbacks on 497 kickoffs (52.7 percent) for the Broncos while also posting eight special-teams tackles. He was suspended for drinking alcohol, a violation of terms of the NFL's drug policy, which Prater found himself under after a DUI arrest earlier in his career. Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.
  9. Yeah you can tell that he has improved the oline from last year. I just hope Matthews is ok..
  10. My wife just asked when did we get A. Smith. I just told her long story and left it at that, smh lol.
  11. During the announcement they said coverage begins this Saturday.
  12. I heard that Glanville interview also on 92.9. He was definitely building his coaching career up with moves he made like moving Deion to CB, switching Green to the DL, and the special practices he started for players 30 and up. I figured maybe I was too young to remember Deion at Safety, or Glanville was just full of it on some of that stuff.
  13. Using Iphone and Autocorrect fd it all up. Agreed, can't wait to see how things go with the additions we have made during the offseason.
  14. I'm right there with you bro. I can't figure out why there is still no talk about A. Smith after what he did last year when he got touches.
  15. My bad, autocorrect totally fd this up. This my first time starting a thread can someone tell me how to delete this post.
  16. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337723/article/mike-smith-throws-support-behind-steven-jackson In 2013, Steven Jackson compiled the lowest rushing total of his career and broke his personal streak of eight straight 1,000-yard seasons. The 31-year-old back missed four games due to injury, compiling just 543 yards on 157 carries and six touchdowns in an effete Falcons rushing attack. But coach Mike Smith has faith Jackson will bounce back in 2014. "Unfortunately, Steven was injured last year and we didn't really get a chance to see what he was capable of doing until the last four or five games," Smith said this week at the NFL Annual Meeting, per ESPN.com. "But you've got to have a big back when you have to get the two or three yards. Especially late in the season, you've got to be able to run the football." Jackson signed a three-year, $12 million contract last season, which in today's running back market is a king's ransom. Smith believes Jackson is capable of being his pounding runner, but admitted the position necessitates a rotation. "The running back position is going through a transition in terms of its value," Smith said. "It's more of a position where you want to have two or three running backs running the ball. It's probably the most punishing position on the field. You look at it as a position that you want to have a first-down runner, a change of pace runner, there's different body types and there's different skill sets." The shifty Jacquizz Rodgers provides the change of pace Smith is looking for but, with no other depth at the position and the possibility that Jackson -- with 2,553 career carries on his legs -- never returns to form, the Falcons are primed to take a running back in the middle rounds of May's 2014 NFL Draft. The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers a full recap of the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, then proposes player moves that won't happen (but probably should).
  17. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337723/article/mike-smith-throws-support-behind-steven-jackson In 2013, Steven Jackson compiled the lowest rushing total of his career and broke his personal streak of eight straight 1,000-yard seasons. The 31-year-old back missed four games due to injury, compiling just 543 yards on 157 carries and six touchdowns in an effete Falcons rushing attack. But coach Mike Smith has faith Jackson will bounce back in 2014. "Unfortunately, Steven was injured last year and we didn't really get a chance to see what he was capable of doing until the last four or five games," Smith said this week at the NFL Annual Meeting, per ESPN.com. "But you've got to have a big back when you have to get the two or three yards. Especially late in the season, you've got to be able to run the football." Jackson signed a three-year, $12 million contract last season, which in today's running back market is a king's ransom. Smith believes Jackson is capable of being his pounding runner, but admitted the position necessitates a rotation. "The running back position is going through a transition in terms of its value," Smith said. "It's more of a position where you want to have two or three running backs running the ball. It's probably the most punishing position on the field. You look at it as a position that you want to have a first-down runner, a change of pace runner, there's different body types and there's different skill sets." The shifty Jacquizz Rodgers provides the change of pace Smith is looking for but, with no other depth at the position and the possibility that Jackson -- with 2,553 career carries on his legs -- never returns to form, the Falcons are primed to take a running back in the middle rounds of May's 2014 NFL Draft. The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers a full recap of the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, then proposes player moves that won't happen (but probably should).
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