Things aren't good in Atlanta for the Falcons. How bad are they? Freddie Falcon, the Atlanta mascot, had to apologize because of an insensitive tweet following a suicide prevention walk he represented the Falcons at.
I wrote about some of the issues this year for the Falcons after strong expectations coming into the season.
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> Seahawks.com focuses on Marshawn Lynch, who is back to second in the NFL in rushing.
> The Seahawks are fourth in the ESPN power rankings.
> Steve Smith was impressed with Tacoma native and Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant.
> The "refocus" from Pro Football Focus on the Seahawks' win over the Bucs.
> Old friend Mike Sando on whether the Seahawks will be able to retain Richard Sherman. Going forward, be prepared for a lot of these types of hypothetical, what-if stories about Seahawks heading toward free agent years. Sando is a good resource for reliable information and logical conclusions, as most of you know. Listen to what he says. But, beware of people who write a lot of stories predicated on "league sources" and talk about how much a certain player is worth or not. Those are often stories with info being fed to a writer from agents who are trying to work the market for their player.
> A change ahead for former Seahawk John Moffitt:> Midseason All-Pro teams from MMQB.
> Richie Incognito speaks, and it's printable.
> Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is trying to get back.
> There's a possibility, though it sounds slight, that Aldon Smith could play for the 49ers Sunday.
> Aaron Rodgers has a broken collarbone.
> Jerry Rice says he doesn't think the NFL should give up on the Pro Bowl.