After their usual terrible starts to a game, the falcons were able to finally get a win against the stinky, stanky Redskins. The biggest play of the game was an interception by Chancey Davis. His Int set up a 22-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to Michael Jenkins, a ball that Jenkins
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That Marvelous catch put the Falcons ahead for good in their first victory in over a year. Next years starting runningback Jerious .Norwood sealed the win in the fourth quarter with a long 69 scamper in which he broke a tackle and left redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers doing the harlem shake the final 10 yards of the run. Vick was his usual 50% completion percentage, Alge dropped another ball or two....eerr a wins a win. If you've been wonderin where i've been...and i know you have....to be honest with you, i stopped caring.
Really, can you blame me? Didn't think so.
I couldn't tell y'all anything that y'all didn't know. Jim Mora's an idiot of a head coach. The recievers stink, Mike is a midget....blah, blah, blah. But now i care. Because we have momentum!!(Did i spell that right?)
I have some more good news though
I can now be found on MySpace!!!
Yea, i have my own page....http://www.myspace.com/dice031 There are females there, so i am there. If you ever wondered how i looked or anything like that, check it out. Or if you just want to bother me, check it out. I'll add ya
What more can i say. 500% has never felt so good. I'll be around, maybe post again later today, because now i have my joy back
For anyone who has watched Michael Vick throw the football for the past five years -- and we're talking about precision here, folks, not aerodynamic aesthetics -- the past two weeks have been pretty compelling.For defensive coordinators around the league, many of whom already suffer from insomnia on weeks when they must devise a game plan to try to contain the slippery Vick, the fortnight might be a frightening look at a onetime scatter-arm becoming exponentially scarier.Vick the playmaker as, quite suddenly, Vick the pinpoint passer? The mercurial Vick as a marksman? Vick the league's greatest athlete as Vick the accurate?If that's possible.Perfection wore jersey No. 7The majesty of Vick's performance could not be captured in the mere numbers he put up. Running only when and because he could, the Atlanta quarterback produced his usual 55 yards on the ground. But there was nothing usual about the way he passed the ball, or the way he willed and winged his visiting team to Vicktory.Since he entered the NFL in 2001, Vick, prospering more by pizazz than precision, has never put together a season's passer rating of more than 81.6.Against the Bengals, though, completing 20 of 28 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions, the finest Falcon checked in at 140.6. And that figure, frankly, didn't do him justice. It didn't show how many times he turned a sack into a strike, on how many occasions his ethereal feet produced an aerial feat, how many defensive backs he mocked with masterful placement, how many third downs he turned into first downs by his miraculous left hand.
The Bengals, because they must, will tell you that even Vick could have been beaten Sunday. "I'm never going to concede that," said Marvin Lewis, when asked whether, sometimes, a player simply can't be surmounted. "But he played a good game.""Sometimes a guy's just on his game and you have to say that," observed cornerback Keiwan Ratliff. "But you know if you eliminate some of your mistakes, you could eliminate some of the things he was capable of doing."And yes, the Bengals made mistakes. That's why, in spite of Carson Palmer's best showing in quite a while, they came up two points and a timeout short. And that's the point.
The only way to beat Michael Vick, when he plays as he did Sunday, is to approximate perfection. Had the Bengals done that, Palmer wouldn't have overthrown Ocho Cinco on a streak pattern to start the second half. Had they approximated perfection, Robert Geathers would have gathered up Vick's fumble when he had the chance.Had the Bengals been impeccable Sunday, they wouldn't have had to use up a timeout early in the third quarter because their kickoff coverage wasn't quite right - a timeout they sorely needed late in the game to give Palmer more than 19 seconds to get into winning field-goal range. Had they been faultless, they would have appealed the play in the first half when the Atlanta receiver's foot came down out of bounds. Had things gone unfailingly their way, they would have been awarded a pass-interference call on the third-down play when the Falcons defender rammed into T.J. Houshmandzadeh.It was a game that left no room for error because the visiting quarterback committed none. For 60 minutes of a cloudless Sunday, perfection wore No. 7 in white.Michael Vick has thrown seven TDs in the last two games and already has 10 this season. His career high is 16.Uh-oh.
The Falcons are now tied for first place in the south with both the Bucs and the Panties lookin bad. If #7 continues to play like this, the south could be a cake walk to the finish for our Falcons. We can't let up though, the Lions game is big, so lets make it happen.
"They beat us physically, they beat us mentally, they beat us in every way possible," LB Keith Brooking said. "It's hard to take, it really is."
One question. Why does the Falcons offense hate Micheal Vick so much?They won't catch for him, they won't block for him. WHY does the falcons offense hate Mike Vick so much?
Everybody wants to talk about Naw'lins and the importance of this game from their point of view, but what about my Falcons. There is a game to be played hereSo for more on those Saints, i spoke to the best(and only)Aints Blogger alive Matt Heitzmann from Saints watch weblog.Matt:Hey Erik! Good to hear from you buddy.Erik: Big game on MNF, i'm pumped.Erik:How the hell are the Saints 2-0. Is it because of easy compitition or are they good.
Matt: I think you hit on two areas that need to be taken in consideration. As we all know the Browns are not living up to any expectations that Cleveland fans may have had before the season started. The Packers are not a good team either but here is the thing you have to remember about the Pack. Even though they may not be a good squad they can still be trouble. Last year they started 0-4 before torching the Saints 52-3 in week five. The point is that even though the Pack are not great they can still pour it on any given week. The other aspect is that I think the Saints defense is raising a few eyebrows and were underestimated in pre-season. Am I saying they are the next coming of the "Dome Patrol?" No, but they have made strides from last season.Erik: How good is Reggie Bush? Is he as good as Sports Center makes him? I think he's overhyped myself.
Matt: He is the real deal. He deserves the hype as much as Michael Vick does. I am not just saying that because he is a New Orleans Saint but let's just say that the Houston Texans are now on my Christmas Card list. Bush has not put up incredible numbers yet and every time he gets the ball it gives the Saints an opportunity to score with every touch just like Michael VickErik:Is he as good as SC makes him out to be?Matt: Yes he is.Erik: But i'm a big Duece fan, how has he looked? (He kills the Falcons)This past week Deuce was able to finally put to rest a mental block by a nice performance at Lambeau Field where his season ended last year with an injury. He looks like he is back and with Bush taking some pressure off of him, he should stay fresh well into the season.Erik: Alright, Who the hell is the new rookie reciever i keep hearing about? Colston, right?You are probably talking about WR Marques Colston - 8 receptions, 107 yards, 2 touchdowns. From what I hear the Saints coaching staff has so much confidence in Marques that they felt WR Donte Stallworth was no longer needed considering this was a contract year and Donte probably would have requested big money for one decent season (last year). There is no ill will towards Donte and he has had nothing but good things to say about the Saints since the trade. We wish him luck!Erik:Although you are a Falcons hater from a long line of Falcons haters, are you impressed with my crew?Yes I am. I really thought that Carolina would have taken the divsion by storm. I am glad to see that the coaching staff is allowing Vick to do what he does best. No it's not good for opposing defenses like the Saints but he has such great talent and anyone would tell you that it pains them to see him last season trying to make certain things work that are not his forte'Erik: How about that Saints defense, Matt?Matt: This week will be a huge test. Sure they already stopped Favre and Green however this week will gauge where exactly the Saints defense ranks. It will be interesting how this plays out. I will GUARANTEE you this Monday night game will be 1000% more exciting than last week's sleep fest between Jacksonville and Pittsburgh!!!!Erik: You do know that Vick owns your SaintsMatt: Yeah I know. There is a conspiracy theory that whenever the Saints and Flacons would play that Aaron Brooks could not handle the pressure of the media hype always calling the game the "Battle of the Cousins." At first I did not buy into to but have you seen the Raiders? That is another interview....ouch! Glad Brooks is gone and hopefully Brees & Co. can break the "Curse of Vick!"Erik How big is this game in Nawlins?Matt: This game is HUGE not only for the 2-0 Saints but for the entire Gulf Coast region. Now for any of your readers that fell that New Orleans should be rebuilding hoospitals and homes instead of football stadiums you are correct. There is a big misconception that the city used FEMA and government assitance money to refurbish the Dome. THIS IS NOT TRUE! The $180 million renovation was completed with insurance policy money and money that was in the government coffers earmarked legally and exclusively for enhancements to the Superdome itself. I know Falcons fans will appreciate the rebirth of the Superdome as well. It is going to be a great homecoming for both teams.Erik: What is up with your stupid prediction?Matt: I predict the Saints squeeze out a victory based on emotion and adreneline.Final:SAINTS 30Falcons 27It will be nice to see Morten Anderson kicking in the Dome again. Just wish it was for the Saints!Erik:As long as the kick is inside of 12 yards, i'm with you.
Matt: Falcons fans attending the game will have a chance to make history. They are going to try to break the record for the loudest NFL game ever in the history of the NFL and I think we can do it. It is going to be great!Erik:Your forgetting one important fact, Matt. Nobody reads this blog....
Matt: One more thing Erik. are you proud of me that I did'nt make any Ron Mexico references? and if you would not mind give a plug to my buddies at http://www.powerrankingsonline.comErik: Yes, i'm proud. But NOBODY READS THIS BLOG! The plug is useless, but i am on SportsSpyder sooo maybe somebody sees it....Thanks alot, MattMatt:Take it easy man!Erik: Thank God for the power of E Mail. Thanks MattGood Job Matt. I want blood tonight. I still remember those "Where is Vick chants in 03" Lets make em pay. Go Falcons!
Do any of you readers remember when i was offered that AOL Sports gig? Yea, well i turned it down.....But the show must go on. They have some new dude running it though. His name is MJD...That's right, MJD. I don't know the guy, but he seems pretty cool, he has a sense of humor too....
You may have noticed a new wrinkle or two in the Falcons offense this season, wrinkles that have been imported from West Virginia University. Head coach Jim Mora headed to Morgantown this off-season to study Rich Rodriguez's "spread" offense, which should be pretty familiar to some fans in Georgia.
It's described here as the "option," which isn't entirely accurate. It's an option in the sense that the quarterback has the option to keep the ball or hand it to the running back. But it's not the traditional option you might think of, with the QB running down the line of scrimmage, then deciding whether or not to pitch to the running back. The read from the quarterback in this option comes immediately after the snap, which is taken out of the shotgun. The quarterback reads the defensive end, and decides to either give the ball to the running back who takes it between the tackles, or he keeps it himself and runs outside.
The other key principle to the system is that it comes out of the shotgun, with three or four wide receivers, spreading the defense out. A defense can't run a traditional set, because they have to account for the extra wide receiver(s), which opens up more running lanes for the offense.
There are a couple of differences, though. One, West Virginia's quarterback doesn't have herpes. Two, the Falcons don't run it full-time, like West Virginia does. The linked article says they'll only go to it six or so times per game. Of course, that may continue to rise if Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn keep rushing for 125 yards per game each, as they did against Tampa Bay.
The old herpes joke. I'll let that one pass. Go check out my replacements blog here though.
Matt from over at the Saints watch weblog is pretty confident in his Aints
If the Saints defense, ranked 7th against the run, can slow down the rushing attack of the Falcons, 558 total rushing yards this season, the Saints may have a chance to beat the red hot Falcons. Throw in the 12th man in a Dome filled with rabid fans and the Saints could pull out a win.
Prediction: The Falcons may have Vick however the Saints will eat into the Falcons 23rd ranked passing defense with Horn and Bush. The Saints do a great job in slowing down the run in a shootout that the Saints ultimately win.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong
Morten Andersen has jokes
"I was just talking to my old roommate, Y.A. Tittle, this morning," Andersen said. "We were reminiscing about the times we were taking stagecoaches to the games. It was a good time."
Funny. Abraham, Hartwell both questionable
Defensive end John Abraham (groin), linebacker Ed Hartwell (knees) and wide receiver Roddy White (shoulder) were listed as questionable on the injury report.
Defensive back Kevin Mathis (hamstring), offensive tackle Wayne Gandy (groin), defensive end Patrick Kerney (triceps) and guard Kynan Forney (shoulder) were all listed as probable.
Saints anticipating Falcons' two-headed rushing monsterNew Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant knows Michael Vick is going to get his scratch. Whether it's with his arm, with his feet, or both, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has shredded the Saints to the tune of 5-0 in his career.
"Everybody in the world knows that Michael Vick is going to deliver," Grant said.
Fellow speedster Reggie Bush hasn't shared the playing field with Vick, but Bush said Vick is one of the main reasons for the Falcons' 2-0 start.
"Michael Vick is going to put on a show," Bush said. "That's what he does. He's a performer."
Vick and running back Warrick Dunn comprise Atlanta's two-headed rushing monster that has crushed the rest of the NFC South.
The Falcons blew up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a franchise-record 306 yards last week. In Week 1, Vick, Dunn and former Mississippi State tailback Jerious Norwood ran for a mere 252 yards against the vaunted Carolina Panthers defense.
"We've made a commitment to run the football around here for two years going on three now," Falcons coach Jim Mora said. "We've been fortunate to get the lead in these last two games and have some success running the ball and play good defense, which enables us to keep running the ball."
As electric as Vick can be, Grant said the key isn't to halt the left-handed quarterback.
"We've got to stop Warrick Dunn," Grant said. "And then hey, then it's a football game."
I smell pussy..... My prediction. Falcons by 11 24-13
Let's cross our fingers and hope that i have an interview on Monday morning
A Question that must be answered
Why the fuck is the punter kicking field goals?
What is this, pee wee football? Just because he's a white with a strong leg, doesn't mean he's a field goal kicker.
Did you think i wouldn't notice? Well i did.
Your a major league Football team, get a real field goal kicker!!
That is all.....
After his marvelous team debut John Abraham named NFC Defensive Player of the Week . Abraham's amassed two sacks, two forced fumbles, six tackles, one pass defensed, and several QB hurries. But as has been the case for Mr.Abraham, he left the game early with an injury. So on Monday the falcons signed defensive end Josh Mallard, one of the team's final preseason cuts, For DE help. In a series of moves Monday. The transaction could signal that there is concern about the availability of defensive end John Abraham for Sunday's home opener against Tampa Bay.Abraham suffered a groin injury late in Sunday's 20-6 victory at Carolina.Mallard, who played collegiately at Georgia, had a solid exhibition season but was released in favor of undrafted rookie Paul Carrington. With Abraham's playing status unclear and left starting defensive end Patrick Kerney sustaining a strained right triceps against Carolina, Mallard would provide depth as Carrington would be the only remaining defensive end on the roster.The only worry i had about John was the injurys, this has been the story of his career. But to be fair, he's a monster, so you deal with it. I'd love to have him on aSunday, but groin injurys usualll take more then a week to heal. Hell, it's takes my groin nearly a week to heal after gettting nicked in the sack, can you imagine foootball with that! The Yucs come into town after a manhandling by the Ravens. This will be a tough game for the Falcons, so for help i hope to get in touch with Ski, from the The Worst Bucs Blog in the next day or two so he can explain, in detail, why his squad was raped last week. Or maybe i can get that new chick he has over there named SaraHere's Sara!My name is Sarah. I grew up in Tampa and lived there again for seven years after college. I recently relocated to the D.C. area* where people for some odd reason seem to actually like The Redskins. (I know, I don't get it either.) There are four people living in my house and we collectively own eleven Bucs jerseys, five of which are size 4T or smaller. We're fans....I want to keep this fairly brief, because I don't think there is much I can say about the "game" yesterday without using a lot of very bad words, and I don't want to get off on the wrong foot. Here is what I will say - Cadillac Williams was my first pick in my fantasy football draft. I was not pleased.But it could be worse - I could have played Chris Simms.Stupid Ravens.Anyway, come visit me at my regular haunts and say hi. I'll be around.Can somebody put something in Sara's mouth for me?My zipper's stuckI want a picture of Sara..... I'm yet to meet a pretty Yuc's fanAnyway, lets hope for Ski on friday. He's a bitch, but he usually is man enough to answer a few questions after a loss.Movie Time!Saw 3 is right around the corner. So here is the plot to my favorite movie series.Jigsaw has disappeared. Now aided by his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard. One night, after finishing a shift at her hospital, Lynn is kidnapped by the deranged Amanda and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw, aka: John Kramer (Tobin Bell), who's now bedridden and on the verge of death. Lynn is told that she must keep the madman alive for as long as it takes Jeff (Angus Macfayden), another of his victims, to complete a game of his own. Racing against the ticking clock of Jigsaw's own heartbeat, Lynn and Jeff struggle to make it through each of their vicious tests, unaware that Jigsaw and Amanda have a much bigger plan for both of them...I thought Jigsaw died. I guess not. It says the final puzzle, so is this the last one? Probably so. I hope they explain what happened to the last cop. Probably dead....Lets move onSounds good. Now all i need is a date....So there we are. Ski on friday, Picture of Sara on Saturday, and a Yucs ass kickin on Sunday.... Should be fun.