I had hoped that only Jonathan Babineaux would miss the Seahawks game, but we rarely get so lucky.
In addition to the USS Babineaux, which is battling problems with its engines, the Falcons are going to be without Stephen Nicholas and Jason Snelling. Nicholas will be out for a second straight week, leaving his starting outside linebacker job to run-stopping old guy Mike Peterson, who is a more than capable fill-in.
Losing Snelling to a concussion means Jacquizz Rodgers will get more run this weekend against the Seahawks, an outcome I have no problem with. I talked about the need to use Rodgers more earlier in the week, and I remain convinced that he's going to be one hell of a weapon for the Falcons before long. He's not in Snelling's class as a blocker, but as a pass catcher out of the backfield and occasional runner, he'll do just fine.
Roddy White is also listed as questionable, but I put less than zero stock in that designation. White's been listed as questionable since 2008 and has caught like 3,000 passes in that span. Color me ready to see him wreak havoc on the Seahawks' secondary.
Weigh in on the injury report, if you would.