Posts Tagged ‘mike smith’

Gridiron Gab Week Twelve Preview – Atlanta at Tampa Bay

The Falcons have made a habit of winning ugly in 2012, but the bottom line is they are winning, and right now are the best team in the NFC with a 9-1 record as they head to Tampa Bay Sunday. Atlanta had a close contest not go their way two weeks ago in New Orleans, […]

NFL Gridiron Gab Week Six Pregame Open Thread

Welcome to week six of the NFL season, and there’s plenty of news and notes around the league to get updated on! With a lot of question marks about players all around the league, we will have the most up-to-date news on player injuries as well as player status leading up to game time. Simply […]

Dolphins Flounder in the Rain in Miami in 23-6 Loss to Falcons

Dolphins rookie Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill had a so-so showing Friday night, which was more than some of his offensive teammates could say. In his first game as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback, Tannehill went 11 for 27 for 112 yards and one interception, and Miami lost to the Atlanta Falcons 23-6. Four of Tannehill’s passes […]

Defensive Back a Position of Strength for Atlanta Entering 2012

By Jake Saltzman The postseason has been anything but kind to the Atlanta Falcons of late. Quarterback Matt Ryan has been on the receiving end of the majority of the blame, as the former number three overall draft pick remains winless (0-3) in the NFL playoffs. Head Coach Mike Smith has also had to deal […]

Falcons on HBO’s Short List to Appear on “Hard Knocks” This Summer

It’s sounding more and more like “Hard Knocks” on HBO will be making a comeback for the 2012 season, and ESPN NY reports that the Atlanta Falcons are starting to appear as the “strong contender” to appear on HBO show. The Falcons were on the list for HBO last summer, and were approached by HBO […]

Falcons HC Mike Smith Says Heart is Fine After Appointment

Good news from the Atlanta sidelines. Falcons head coach Mike Smith went through additional health testing and announced that his heart is in fine condition, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said there was a discovered ailment but he did not reveal what it was. “I want to be as transparent as […]

Are the Falcons still lacking an identity on offense?

Mr. Destiny on Mike Smith’s controversial call “I take full responsibility” is not something which will make Falcons fans feel at ease for Coach Mike Smith’s decision to go for it on 4th and inches on his own 30 yard line in overtime. After scoring 10 points in the last 5 minutes to tie the […]

Smith Says 4th and Inches Call was His and His Alone

The Times Picayune reports that Falcons coach Mike Smith says going for it on 4th and inches was his call alone, and it was one that could end up costing the Falcons the division. When Shaun Rogers, Will Smith and a host of New Orleans Saints stopped Atlanta Falcons’ Michael Turner on a fourth-and-1 at […]