Atlanta Falcons blog 

Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Q&A: Bridgewater ready for first NFL start vs. Falcons

  • 2:47 pm Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Minnesota Vikings were hoping to bring rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater along slowly this season.

But when starting quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a broken foot against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Bridgewater was pressed into service. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards and had a passer rating of 83.3.

Bridgewater, who starred at Louisville, was selected by the Vikings in the first-round (32nd overall) of the NFL draft.

He will make his first NFL start against the Falcons on Sunday.

Here what he had to see to the Atlanta media during his conference call on Wednesday:

Q: How [More]

VIDEO: D. Led – What Falcons Can Prove vs. Vikings

  • 12:10 pm Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and CineSport’s Noah Coslov talk about the Atlanta Falcons game plan against the Minnesota Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater and what the team can prove on Sunday in Minneapolis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

GAME STORY: Falcons rebound by routing hapless Bucs, 56-14

Deion Sanders gladly passes his record to Devin Hester

After whirlwind start, Falcons get a chance to exhale

Matt Ryan sets completion percentage record

Julio Jones leads league in receiving yards

Falcons hope to end struggles against rookie quarterbacks when they face Teddy Bridgewater

12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is set to leave for Phoenix today to start the final month of his preparations before Georgia’s Pro Day on April 16.

“He will work with quarterback coach Terry Shea,” said Pat Dye, Jr., Murray’s Atlanta-based agent. “We think the first week he’s there he’s going to be working with RGIII (Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III).”

Here’s the Sunday story on Murray skipping spring break to work on his craft.

Murray tore his ACL against Kentucky on Senior Night and had surgery the following Tuesday.

“He’s been training in Pensacola with the Athletes’ Performance, but they also have the Andrews [More]