When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.
As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.
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Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Super Bowl quarterbacks played college football at Nevada (Colin Kaepernick) and Delaware (Joe Flacco).
Tony Gonzalez remembers talking to Michael Strahan after the former New York Giants defensive lineman won a Super Bowl title in his final game.
Michael Turner’s trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons’ locker room. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner said “I’m glad I’m not on defense.”
It’s too early for the Atlanta Falcons to know how much defensive end John Abraham will play in Sunday’s NFC title game.
Yep, same old, same old is ahead, with the New England Patriots hosting the Baltimore Ravens for the second straight conference championship game Sunday. With a similar result, too.
Kris Jenkins, Roman Oben, and Anita Marks talk about the AFC-NFC Championships and Peyton Manning bounced from the playoffs. Make sure to check out a new episode of Cover 3 every Wednesday!
Running back Frank Gore arrived for work Monday ready to push through another tough week of game preparation and do everything he can to keep his team playing right into February.