Posts Tagged ‘Mike Smith’

League reacts to Moss trade

An assortment of NFL reaction to Wednesday’s trade that sent Randy Moss back to the Vikings.

Mindset of Falcons is evident from hustle

Rich McKay, Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith came together to assemble a team built in the image of hustle, and the Falcons are living up to it.

Maybe other teams should follow the Jags’ lead

The Jaguars have pulled RB Maurice Jones-Drew for the rest of the preseason. Which is a good thing. The Jaguars should be trend setters here.

Falcons want to get Turner involved in passing game

Apparently Falcons coach Mike Smith did not run Michael Turner enough in 2008, now he is determined to get Turner involved into the passing game, too.

Falcons hold out cornerbacks Grimes, Robinson

The Atlanta Falcons will hold out a number of starters in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Patriots, including starting cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson.

Falcons to visit with UCLA DT Price, USC DE Griffen

The Falcons are showing some significant interest in a pair of standouts from Los Angeles. Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton will work out UCLA DT Brian Price and USC DE Everson Griffen on Saturday morning.

Ryan will be ready to join Falcons’ offseason workouts

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who sustained a right turf toe injury in Week 12, has resumed running and will be healthy enough to join the team in offseason workouts when they begin March 22.

Falcons hold out Ryan, Turner again

Falcons QB Matt Ryan and RB Michael Turner continue to be held out of practices as they deal with ongoing injuries.

Falcons’ Turner returns to practice

Michael Turner took a positive step in returning from the ankle injury that kept him out of last week’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Giants on Wedneday, returning to the practice field for the first time as the Falcons returned from their off day.

Falcons expected to re-sign RB Stecker

In an anticipated move that could signal Falcons running back Michael Turner will miss Sunday’s game at the Giants with an ankle injury, Atlanta is expected to re-sign tailback Aaron Stecker.

League fines Falcons’ Smith, two Redskins for melee

The NFL fined Falcons coach Mike Smith $15,000 for his role in a sideline incident with Redskins players during last Sunday’s game in Atlanta, a league source confirmed. Redskins players LaRon Landry ($7,500) and Albert Haynesworth ($5,000) also were fined for their involvement in the melee.

Falcons FB Mughelli seems unlikely to play vs. Bears

It looks more and more as if the Falcons will not have starting FB Ovie Mughelli for Sunday night’s home game against the Bears.

Falcons report: Good feel for 2009

I had the chance recently to watch two spirited practices at Atlanta Falcons training camp, chatting with owner Arthur Blank, GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Mike Smith and a number of players in the process. I left Flowery Branch with a good feel for the 2009 Falcons.

Roundup: Is Reggie Bush actually underrated?

Reggie Bush has been one of the Saints’ most high-profile players during this three year NFL career, according to New Orleans Times-Picayune beat writer Mike Triplett.

You will see a lot less of Falcons coach Smith this year

Falcons coach Mike Smith has dropped some weight as he readies for the 2009 season.

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