Wyatt looks at why Barret Ruud is getting his starting MLB spot back, despite being seriously outplayed by Colin McCarthy last week. Jimmy and I addressed this at length at the top of MCM Radio last night, so go take a listen to hear our take on what Gray and Munchak are probably thinking.
Ruud may be getting his starting spot handed back to him, but that's not the case at the safety position. Jordan Babineaux will be playing with the first group, and Chris Hope will rotate in for certain packages.
Upon hearing the news, Hope was very diplomatic:
"Timing is everything," Hope said. "A year ago or two years ago, we wouldn't have had a [Babineaux] on the team to do that. So I would have been forced back into action a lot earlier. ... It's amazing how God works."
Shocking news: the Titans are likely to get scorched by an opponent's TE. Despite being 15 years into his career, Tony Gonzalez is second in receptions for the Falcons. He's a vital part of their passing game, and that could spell big trouble for this defense for reasons that are pretty obvious to everyone here.
Alterraun Verner is still turning heads, and he makes Matt WIlliamson's list of 5 up and coming corners.
Is this the week Donnie Avery finally makes an impact?
Ray Edwards was Atlanta's big FA signing last offseason, and so far it's been a miserable failure and a big part of the reason the Falcons have a meager 15 sacks.
SB Nation's Alexander Shirkey reviews the Falcons' choice to trade up to get Julio Jones.
Pacman Jones' upcoming trial on misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest has been postponed until after the regular season is over.
It's starting to look more and more like Peyton Manning may be on the way out of Indy.
If anyone still thinks Tim Tebow can be a successful QB in the NFL, they're crazy. He's a leader, and he has guts, but he's going to have no answer once teams adjust to that gimmicky offense. I'm not taking anything away from that final drive, but it was only 'amazing' because everything he'd done before it was laughably putrid. Von Miller, on the other hand, is a complete beast.
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