Posted: 2:59 pm Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Jerry must earn a spot in the rotation 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

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Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter@ajc.com)
FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, who re-signed with the team instead of venturing in free agency over the offseason, figures that there’s still a role for him in the team’s rotation.

Jerry watched as the Falcons signed defensive tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tyson Jackson this offseason.

“Yeah, I mean, we picked up a couple bigger guys on the front,” said Jerry, the team’s first-round pick in 2009. “So, we’re looking forward to see how things pan out.”

The Falcons used Jerry at tackle in the 4-3 and end in the 3-4 last season. He played in all 16 games and made 14 starts. He finished with 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Falcons coach Mike Smith said he hopes to have a two-deep rotation along the defensive line in 2014.

“I kind of feel like they are still going to play me the same way as they did,” Jerry said. “We’ll see how that turns out.”

Jerry knows that he’ll have to earn his snaps.

“You better have fire in your stomach every year, because there are younger and faster guys coming in each year,” Jerry said. “You have to be prepared for that.”

Jerry, 29, is fully recovered from a knee sprain he suffered in the regular season finale.

“I feel real good,” Jerry said. “I’m real comfortable with myself. I just have to come out and try to prove myself. We are just going to see what happens.”

25 comments
JSSN
JSSN

You really have to feel a bit sad for a certain segment of Falcons fans (use that word fan lightly) who don't get that out of the other 32 teams in the NFL, they only have a winning record against just SEVEN of those teams. That is it, just 7!  Of those, only 1 of those teams (the Giants) existed before the merger or expansion. 

They've fumbled around during a so-called era of greatness and let Saints get within 3 games of them. As horrible as the Bucs have been, 1 game separates them from the Falcons all-time head-to-head. Enjoy that 8 game bulge you have over the Panthers, you once had the same kind of a margin over the Saints!

A real rivalry, the Packers and the Bears, they argue about what really counts, championships!

Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

Anoter Tommy Dummytroff Misteak.


He daft Perrier Jerry than he trun in 2 a bust then he resigh hin aftre he cut hin!!! What a duffus!!!

tyger
tyger

2014 HBCU Classic Sports

Pre-Season All-Americans

Offense 
QB Greg Mcghee, Howard
QB Michael German, Tenn St.
QB Jerry Lovelocke, Prairie View
QB Rudy Johnson, WSSU
QB Frank Rivers, Tenn St.

www.hbcuclassics.com

FalconJames
FalconJames

I am sure JSSN will be able to recommend how the Falcons could best utilize Jerry.


SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

The falcan'ts do like signing their Busts.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Tyger --- Always good to get your analysis concerning players from HBCU.

That said, No Phillip Sims? I hear it's a tight race with Rudy Johnson for the starting position.

Couple of others to keep an eye on are Norfolk's Lynden Trail --- He's NFL material. Hoderick Lowe is probably the best D2 RB & Reginald Woods could contribute to the Falcons........right

now!!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@SeenThatB4 Seen,I think you,Barves and Puddin Head JSS should start your very own Evil Axis. You could call yourselves the Triad of Terror...The Riders Of The Sorta Off Yellow-ish Bile Spitter Uppers. Maybe the Triumvate of Nausea. Ive got it:The Weenie Patrol! Just think of the Tax Breaks!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

The only Axis on these blogs is that 'Axis of Failure Lovers' including Falcon James, that crazy as hell True Falcons Fan, and yourself! Go buy some Maalox, it will do wonders for that Third World dybiosis that you generally post.

Peria Jerry is not utilized, even in the sarcastic and pathetic condescending babble of you spin heads of Flowery Branch lovers (AKA the Chicago River in 1910 bloggers group) can't try to defend that failure? Oh, but most likely you will.

As for your silly pissing contest with STB4, beat his team and then you'd be able to talk. But there lies your real problem, your team hasn't been able to do it for you. A humble person would accept that, but not you! Still talking like it is different, it is why you're marginalized.

Don't worry, your little hurt feelings group will be around to soothe your pain (in your imaginations).  Ha ha, it is only Day 3 of camp and you're in mid season spinning!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 You must mean DYSPIOSIS but thanks anyway for playing. Buzzz!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Still crying about the Saints! When a team loses 9 out of the last 12 to a team, maybe you might want to find a new battle cry! Silly Saints-Falcons pissing contest! 

Oh, I forgot who I'm addressing, just more of the same rooted in myopic vision stuff!

Well taste some reality...

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/wiscnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/2a/92a07a78-0c1e-5429-9b90-3b0d7aca85a5/4efd18d68798c.image.jpg

Oh then there was this one...

http://s1.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130121&t=2&i=696440208&w=580&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=CBRE90K1UDS00

and oh yeah..

http://media.thenewstribune.com/smedia/2014/02/02/19/34/1qQnqW.AuSt.5.jpg.

The Falcons were 6-8 in the playoffs all-time before Mike Smith got here. Now they are 7-12, but you're gonna play your game.

Fix your face!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Nothing is as unfunny as your "act." It is why I posted the earlier comment on idiocy. Yet, you have the undescended pair to use words like "ignorant" and point it at others. When you go to the Dollar Tree and buy a dictionary, let us all know.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Wrong Again. You said THIS: "As for your silly pissing contest with STB4, beat his team and then you'd be able to talk. But there lies your real problem, your team hasn't been able to do it for you. A humble person would accept that, but not you! Still talking like it is different"

Well,Windbag,the Falcons are ahead 47 to 43 according to profootballreference.com Right HERE:http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/head-to-head.htm

What does humility have to do with the Falcons being ahead of the Saints 47 to 43?

Change your maxipad!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Also,the Falcons are ahead on the alltime W/L with the Saints 47 to 43 according to profootballreference.com,so once again:WTF are you talking about Duuuude? More hot air from a pompous windbag,just blowin' away...

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN As always,you have no Idea what the HELL youre talking about. From thefreedictionary.com:dysbiosis (dis·bē·ōˑ·sis),

n an imbalance in the intestinal bacteria that precipitates changes in the normal activities of the gastrointestinal tract or vagina, possibly resulting in health problems. Also called
dys-symbiosis.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Like I said, "play your game," it's the only rationalization that you have left. Funny, you can't even get that one right. It is 46-43! If you're gonna lie, at least do it with the facts to back-it-up correctly. Did you hit the wrong key again (twice)?

Fix your face!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Next time use Merriram-Webster or maybe American Collegiate online. Do you have problem turning letters over "p" and "b" by chance? Oh, how's that extra win you keep trying to claim for the Falcons going over? How can a time lose 9 out of 12 games over nearly a decade and still try to act superior to anyone?

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Nowhere is it called Dys"p"iosis. So who has no idea again? Thanks for making my point. Of course the other town idiot would like that one. 

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Its amazing to me how awful of an excuse for a human being you are. 46-43. So What? The statement "If you're gonna lie, at least do it with the facts to back-it-up correctly."doesnt make a damn bit of sense. It is completely Irrational. If someone is lying then there wouldnt be facts. If there are facts then it couldnt be a lie! My God,you talk like an 8 year old. Seriously,what is wrong with you? SMDH.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Thanks for making my point that youre a whackjob Sheldon Cooper Psycho.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

"Ignorant" and "irrational," in your hands, that is akin to trusting a gabon viper with unguarded egg! Let's get this hour's ZuZu spin straight (per you). When confronted with the futility of the Smith regime against the Saints, you pull the all-time record card. Okee dokee, there's a real winner! You folks are climbing over each other like crabs praying for one win over the Saints on your own home field! I guess the Panthers must be world beaters, they've pulled it off with Sean Payton on the headset with a team devoid of wide receivers except Steve Smith! I can't blame genetics for your lack of comprehension skills (I don't play your game). I'm glad you finally found the "6 "keystroke!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

THey have $1 brand Maalox too for GI tract bacteria imbalance too, that might help clear out all of those toxins causing your mental mood swings.

Fix Your Face!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Still stuck on fiction, compared to the reality that you screwed the pooch on two different posts! Turn off the TV and go to Dollar Tree, check out those $1 reading glasses while you're there!