Oh, Falcoholics, what would life be like if we were fans of a competent football team? What if head coach Dan Quinn wasn’t as basic as a girl named Becky wearing Ugg boots with a pumpkin spice latte in her hand?
None of that is reality. But these links, these links are real.
More on an embarrassing loss
David Walker brought us this week’s editions of offensive and defensive players of the game. And contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to cut or trade the entire defense. Speaking of solid performances, did you see this week’s “fantasy stud and dud”?
The Falcons haven’t accomplished much this season. But that doesn’t mean they can’t set records. In fact, if the Falcons can’t get a sack this weekend, they will be the first team in modern NFL history to go 5 straight games without a sack. Hey! That’s sayin’ something!
By the way, the Saints won again, adding to their lead in the NFC South.
Injuries on injuries
Franchise quarterback Matthew Thomas Ryan suffered some sort of ankle injury during Sunday’s loss. It’s looking more and more like he will miss some time, which is an interesting development, given that he hasn’t missed a game since 2009. Interestingly the team isn’t ruling him out yet, which will surely give them a competitive advantage as they prepare for the Seahawks.
We now know that Ito Smith sustained a concussion during Sunday’s loss. That’s his second of the season, if you’re keeping count. One wonders whether it’d make sense to bring back Ito any time soon. (The team has already said he won’t play on Sunday.) Certainly his health needs to be the number one priority right now.
First round draft pick Chris Lindstrom is on the mend and eligible to be activated off IR in the near future. Understandably, the team hasn’t decided what to do with Lindstrom yet. If they’re smart, they’ll buy him a one way plane ticket to a different country where football is a banned sport.