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Clayton on the Falcons RB injuries

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by NOVA 22, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. NOVA 22

    NOVA 22 Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&page=firstand10/week15

    9. Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons
    Bill Parcells kept warning Cowboys' fans Tony Romo was human. He sees him in practice and realizes young quarterbacks will make mistakes. What he didn't anticipate was that his entire team would melt down against the Saints last week. Now, Parcells has to regroup and regroup quickly. This Saturday night game is crucial for the Cowboys. If they win, they are in good shape because they finish with home games against the Eagles and Lions. The Cowboys get a huge break in this game because the Falcons might be down to their third-string running back. Warrick Dunn is a long shot to play, and Jerious Norwood is all but a scratch. That forces the Falcons to use fullback Justin Griffith as the halfback. Of course, the Falcons' best runner is quarterback Michael Vick, and he will no doubt look to run against the Cowboys' 3-4 defense. For the Falcons, this is a must-win game. At 7-6, the Falcons can't lose a home game if they want to stay in the NFC wild-card race. Falcons coach Jim Mora needs a great game from the defense. He needs to harass Romo into mistakes, and he has to make sure potential interceptions in the hands of defensive backs aren't dropped. If the Falcons are going to have a chance against the Cowboys, Vick has to carry this team more than ever before.
  2. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    dunn and norwood are playing.
  3. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

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    Yes, though they won't be 100%. But let's not fall into the injury trap, we played an injured Saints team last week in our home stadium and got hammered.
  4. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    I just don't believe any team about the status of their so-called injured players anymore. If someone has to leave a game, the team often ends up using it to their advantage for the next contest ... saying how hurt the guy is an how he might not play. Blah blah blah. Either Norwood or Dunn, or both, will play tonight. Write it down.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    They may play, but how good will they be? THAT is the question.
  6. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Benched

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    Hypodermic needles will cure all just before the game.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Pain killers help, but then you are talking knee and leg injuries you lose some power, quickness and speed.
  8. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    thats xactly wat i meant.....
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    If John Clayton said it, mark it down.....


    It's wrong!

    That guy is wrong more often than a weatherman.
  10. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    LOL...u funny....:D

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