Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuck On Turner

The Falcons were still awaiting word on the severity of running back Michael Turner's ankle sprain, but Justin Tuck isn't exactly sitting on the edge of his seat for it.

Tuck said he anticipates Turner playing Sunday, even after sitting out the second half of Atlanta's 28-19 loss to Carolina. Turner, an explosive back, had nine carries for 111 yards before his second-quarter departure.

"I expect him to play, honestly," Tuck said. "Until he's ruled completely out, we'll prepare as if he's going to play."

Turner ranks seventh among NFL running backs with 831 yards on 165 carries (5.0 average) and 10 touchdowns. Those TDs rank him third behind Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew (12) and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (11). Losing Turner obviously would put a huge crimp in a Falcons running game that ranks ninth in the league with a 126.1-yard average.



  1. From
    "In an anticipated move that could signal Falcons running back Michael Turner will miss Sunday’s game at the New York Giants with an ankle injury, Atlanta is expected to re-sign tailback Aaron Stecker, who was released over the weekend"

    If the Giants get to face Stecker, instead of Turner, that's would be a huge gift for the NY D. I hope that Sheridan has the common sense to blitz like crazy if Turner is out.

  2. Matt Ryan and his brittle recieving core can only do so much although I do worry about Gonzo. Sheridans ass is on the line with fans because they should look good without an opposing rushing attack.