Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bird Flu?

I'm looking for a pattern here. I'm just trying to get a handle on why the high-flying Atlanta Falcons have had their wings clipped two weeks in a row, and by the likes of the lowly Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. You can talk about turnovers and penalties, but those are symptoms, not causes. Something has got Michael Vick and much of the Atlanta team looking more than a bit peaked, and we need to diagnose it soon.

For now, we need to hope that, if it's the bird flu, the Baltimore Ravens will catch it too.

Bird Flu?

I'm looking for a pattern here. I'm just trying to get a handle on why the high-flying Atlanta Falcons have had their wings clipped two weeks in a row, and by the likes of the lowly Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. You can talk about turnovers and penalties, but those are symptoms, not causes. Something has got Michael Vick and much of the Atlanta team looking more than a bit peaked, and we need to diagnose it soon.

For now, we need to hope that, if it's the bird flu, the Baltimore Ravens will catch it too.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

KEVIN MATHIS INJURED.

Kevin Mathis will be placed on the NFL's injured reserved list according to the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons made the announcement on Monday. Mathis injured his neck during Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. His coaches expect him to make a full recovery and most likely not need surgery. Mathis was injured during the opening kickoff at Ford Field on Sunday. It must really suck to sustain an injury on the first play of a game.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Falcons to Swoop Down on Detroit

It looks like Atlanta’s Michael Vick has hit his stride, and an impressive stride it has been in the last two games. Including seven touchdowns, almost double his previous total for any two consecutive games. Tight end Alge Crumpler commented that Vick has been a driving force behind the scenes as well. “He never points fingers at anybody…and is constantly encouraging everybody.”

I like to hear that kind of stuff from star player’s teammates. After all, even though the big names probably sell a lot of tickets, football is a team sport. It can’t work any other way. Still, it’s a lot easier to be positive when you’re on a winning streak. So, Falcons, let’s go pounce on the Lions the way we just did the Cincinnati Bengals!