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Depth chart: Biermann, Spoon have won starting spots

5:32 pm September 7, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Defensive end Kroy Biermann and rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon have won first-string assignments, according to the “unofficial” depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.

Also, defensive tackle Trey Lewis will open the 2010 season as a starter in Jonathan Babineaux’s position. Babineaux is serving a one-game suspension.

Biermann, who was the defensive MVP of the preseason with three sacks, beat out Jamaal Anderson, who’s started at the sport for the last three years. He’s listed as the No. 2 left defensive end.

Here’s a look at the depth chart heading into the season opener:

OFFENSE

WR 12 Michael Jenkins 86 Brian Finneran 14 Eric Weems

LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek

LG 63 Justin Blalock 79 Mike Johnson

C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 67 Rob Bruggeman

RG 73 Harvey Dahl 79 Mike Johnson

RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Garrett Reynolds

TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer

WR 84 Roddy White 83 Harry Douglas

QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson

RB 33 Michael Turner 32 Jerious Norwood 44 Jason Snelling 35 Antone Smith

FB 34 Ovie Mughelli

DEFENSE

RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury

DT 97 Trey Lewis 91 Corey Peters

DT 94 Peria Jerry 99 Vance Walker

LE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis

OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas

MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire

OLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins

RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks

LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams

S 26 Erik Coleman 25 William Moore

S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 9 Michael Koenen 3 Matt Bryant

P 9 Michael Koenen

KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks

PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas

LS 82 Joe Zelenka

H 9 Michael Koenen

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Depth chart: Biermann, Spoon have won starting spots

5:32 pm September 7, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Defensive end Kroy Biermann and rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon have won first-string assignments, according to the “unofficial” depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.

Also, defensive tackle Trey Lewis will open the 2010 season as a starter in Jonathan Babineaux’s position. Babineaux is serving a one-game suspension.

Biermann, who was the defensive MVP of the preseason with three sacks, beat out Jamaal Anderson, who’s started at the sport for the last three years. He’s listed as the No. 2 left defensive end.

Here’s a look at the depth chart heading into the season opener:

OFFENSE

WR 12 Michael Jenkins 86 Brian Finneran 14 Eric Weems

LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek

LG 63 Justin Blalock 79 Mike Johnson

C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 67 Rob Bruggeman

RG 73 Harvey Dahl 79 Mike Johnson

RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Garrett Reynolds

TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer

WR 84 Roddy White 83 Harry Douglas

QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson

RB 33 Michael Turner 32 Jerious Norwood 44 Jason Snelling 35 Antone Smith

FB 34 Ovie Mughelli

DEFENSE

RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury

DT 97 Trey Lewis 91 Corey Peters

DT 94 Peria Jerry 99 Vance Walker

LE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis

OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas

MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire

OLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins

RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks

LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams

S 26 Erik Coleman 25 William Moore

S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 9 Michael Koenen 3 Matt Bryant

P 9 Michael Koenen

KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks

PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas

LS 82 Joe Zelenka

H 9 Michael Koenen

I like it. Thought I thought Spoon was going to take Peterson's spot. I also see Grimes won the LCB starting spot for now.

Nicholas might be out of a job next year if he doesn't watch out.

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I'm stunned that Nicholas lost his job. He was and is a quality starter, significantly better than Mike Peterson.

Are we perhaps seeing some signs of favoritism from Mike Smith to Mike P.? Nicholas is significantly faster, longer, and much better in coverage and blitzing. We dont' get nearly the overall improvement in lbr speed that we would have if Weatherspoon was replacing Peterson. Giving that Nicholas was our best coverage backer, isn't this more of just a wash? WHy take a guy in the 1st to produce a wash at that position?

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Depth chart: Biermann, Spoon have won starting spots

5:32 pm September 7, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Defensive end Kroy Biermann and rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon have won first-string assignments, according to the “unofficial” depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.

Also, defensive tackle Trey Lewis will open the 2010 season as a starter in Jonathan Babineaux’s position. Babineaux is serving a one-game suspension.

Biermann, who was the defensive MVP of the preseason with three sacks, beat out Jamaal Anderson, who’s started at the sport for the last three years. He’s listed as the No. 2 left defensive end.

Here’s a look at the depth chart heading into the season opener:

OFFENSE

WR 12 Michael Jenkins 86 Brian Finneran 14 Eric Weems

LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek

LG 63 Justin Blalock 79 Mike Johnson

C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 67 Rob Bruggeman

RG 73 Harvey Dahl 79 Mike Johnson

RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Garrett Reynolds

TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer

WR 84 Roddy White 83 Harry Douglas

QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson

RB 33 Michael Turner 32 Jerious Norwood 44 Jason Snelling 35 Antone Smith

FB 34 Ovie Mughelli

DEFENSE

RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury

DT 97 Trey Lewis 91 Corey Peters

DT 94 Peria Jerry 99 Vance Walker

LE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis

OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas

MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire

OLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins

RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks

LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams

S 26 Erik Coleman 25 William Moore

S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 9 Michael Koenen 3 Matt Bryant 71 Kroy Biermann

P 9 Michael Koenen

KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks

PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas

LS 82 Joe Zelenka

H 9 Michael Koenen

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I'm stunned that Nicholas lost his job. He was and is a quality starter, significantly better than Mike Peterson.

Are we perhaps seeing some signs of favoritism from Mike Smith to Mike P.? Nicholas is significantly faster, longer, and much better in coverage and blitzing. We dont' get nearly the overall improvement in lbr speed that we would have if Weatherspoon was replacing Peterson. Giving that Nicholas was our best coverage backer, isn't this more of just a wash? WHy take a guy in the 1st to produce a wash at that position?

I'm betting Nicholas will be in on third downs and obvious passing situations- he'll probably get as many snaps as Spoon and Peterson.

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+1. Great thread. Kudos to the coach for rewarding players based upon performance, hard work and effort instead of draft status. I think in the long run the Falcon orginization hurt Jamaal's maturation by awarding him starting status based upon his draft status and contract. I don't think there is anyone on this board that would make the argument that Jamaal should have been the starter his first year. Davis clearly was the better player. That is the same year that Abe said Jamaal refused to listen to the vets.

I love Spoon as well. The guy got some jets. I would love to see him knock Reggie Bush out when he tries to catch a pass in the flat.

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I'm betting Nicholas will be in on third downs and obvious passing situations- he'll probably get as many snaps as Spoon and Peterson.

That is what should happen. That gives our defense the best chance to give the offense the ball back on third downs.

And side note, if that depth chart is correct, then that means Jenkins will be ready on Sunday?

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Mike Smith is about rotating players in and out. Owens and Williams will still see a lot of action. So will Nichols. So will our good buddy JA as well.

And honestly, that is the smart play. Lets keep guys fresh, lets keep guys healthy. Plus if someone goes down, we have a backup who has been getting quality reps step right in.

The Falcons have lacked overall depth for years. We are starting to get it back.

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Mike Smith is about rotating players in and out. Owens and Williams will still see a lot of action. So will Nichols. So will our good buddy JA as well.

And honestly, that is the smart play. Lets keep guys fresh, lets keep guys healthy. Plus if someone goes down, we have a backup who has been getting quality reps step right in.

The Falcons have lacked overall depth for years. We are starting to get it back.

Thanks to TD. Thanks for nothing McKay!

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