Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

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Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby Pudge » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:02 am

Well I have to disagree on the assertion that Peters was our top interior D-lineman last year. Peters completely disappeared over the last 8 or so weeks of the season. Meanwhile, Jonathan Babineaux managed to be Jonathan Babinaeux on a couple of occasions last year namely his dominant game against the Titans, which is one of the best individual performances of a Falcons defensive player we've seen in the past 5 years. Besides Chris Redman, Corey Peters is currently the Falcons most overrated player.

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Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

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Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET

The Falcons went through much of the offseason expecting to see training-camp battles for spots in the rotation at defensive tackle and for the starting job at middle linebacker. Injuries at those positions, however, have been the bigger story than any competition at those spots to this point.

The return of DT Corey Peters, Atlanta’s top interior D-lineman last season, is not imminent. He has been sidelined since the spring and is still 10-14 days away from having his injured left foot reevaluated by medical staff, Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Aug. 11. The Falcons are hoping to get DT Vance Walker, who has been out with a foot injury since Aug. 2, back on the practice field this week.

Starting MLB Akeem Dent, who was spared a camp battle for his job after Lofa Tatupu tore his pectoral, is going through the league’s concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Atlanta’s preseason opener. It’s not clear when he will be able to return.
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Re: Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby Cyril » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:44 pm

The Lofton trade will come back to haunt us. He was not over rated against the run!!
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Re: Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby samedi » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Cyril wrote:The Lofton trade will come back to haunt us. He was not over rated against the run!!


He wasn't traded: He chose to take the same money with the Saints, who will likely cut/restructure that deal right away. I guess his pride was hurt, but it wasn't the brightest move on his part, IMO.

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Re: Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby Wease » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:57 am

Cyril wrote:The Lofton trade will come back to haunt us. He was not over rated against the run!!



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Re: Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby Pudge » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:44 am

samedi wrote:
Cyril wrote:The Lofton trade will come back to haunt us. He was not over rated against the run!!


He wasn't traded: He chose to take the same money with the Saints, who will likely cut/restructure that deal right away. I guess his pride was hurt, but it wasn't the brightest move on his part, IMO.

He didn't take the same money. The Saints offered him substantially more than the Falcons did. That's why he went there. And so far, he's been playing well for them. It was in fact the polar opposite as you say, it was a very smart move by Lofton to take the money and go to another playoff team. He'll play out a nice career in NO.
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Re: Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Postby Emmitt » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:50 am

Seriously Cyril you're a veteran on the page yet you say Lofton got traded? Come on man, get it together.
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