Falcons coach Mike Smith is taking the heat -- and plenty of it --in Atlanta after the fourth-down play he called against the Saints.
Thanks to the Falcons media relations department, here's what Smith had to say after the Saints defeated the Falcons 26-23 in overtime:
He could have been a hero. Could have been called a gutsy genius,. if the high-risk play had worked and if the Atlanta Falcons would have later gobbled a significant amount of real estate to go on to score.
Instead, his call to go for fourth and inches failed, resulting in a big-time loss against super-rival New Orleans Saints.
LSU is the unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll although they did not play like the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday. However, they played well enough by scoring four touchdowns in the second half to put away six-touchdown underdog Western Kentucky 42-9 on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium
The New Orleans Saints ‘s weapons could be limited today due to injuries as the team faces its primary rival, the Atlanta Falcons.
Both are competing for the number one spot in the South division as the league moves towards playoffs.
No. 1 LSU (9-0, 6-0 SEC) has put the 9-6 victory over Alabama behind it and will host Western Kentucky (5-4, 5-1 Sun Belt) in Tiger Stadium today at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
"We've transitioned from last week's game to this one," said Miles. "Our practices have been very good, very fast- paced. And there's an enjoyment to prepare for a very quality team."
Jimmy Graham's stock continues to rise.
The Saints second-year tight end has used his basketball background to successfully transition it to the NFL. The sky is the limit for Graham, who is enjoying a Pro Bowl season.
In testimony before the Senate this week, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that he did not know about the “Operation Fast and Furious” program which involved U.S. agents selling weapons to the Mexican drug cartel. One of those weapons was used to kill Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Holder claimed that “there are 115,000 employees in the Department of Justice…I cannot be expected to know the details of every operation on a day-to-day basis."
This past week, there have been two major media frenzies.
The first has focused upon the alleged sexual harassment charges made against Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has spent much time lately denying the claims.