You know what time it is, Nation. Our Raiders are in the ATL and JBB wants to get you prepped in the only way we know how – by harassing a blogger for the Falcons with our patented 5 quirky questions.
Greg Huseth is the senior editor of Blogging Dirty and if you stop by there often enough then you know that’s exactly what he and his staff do. But how will he handle the pressure of our Out Of Bounds blitz? For that answer keep your eyes moving towards the (Dirty) South.
Q: If Matt Ryan hosted SNL what would be the premise of one of the sketches he performs in?
A: I think the sketch would probably have to do with saying the most politically correct thing possible to the media. In Atlanta both Ryan and head coach Mike Smith are well known for always saying the right thing, not giving other teams bulletin board material, that sort of thing. It might be something that isn’t well known around the league, but that would be a huge, great, terrific joke that Atlanta fans would get.
Q: Roddy White receiving yards or Darren McFadden rushing yards: Which will be greater on Sunday?
A: The Falcons spread the ball around a lot when throwing the ball. I would expect White to get a solid amount of yards, but since the Raiders are expecting to re-commit to the run, I think McFadden will get more total yards than White will.
Q: Mike Smith or the Curse of Tony Gonzalez: Which is more responsible for Atlanta’s early playoff exits?
A: Is either possible? Tony Gonzalez came to the Falcons in 2009, a season after Atlanta’s first playoff appearance under the Smith/Ryan era. So it’s not him. Is it Smith, the head coach who has helped lead this team to 4 consecutive winning seasons, something unprecedented in Falcons history? Maybe. I guess it’s as much his responsibility as anyone else. I think the past offensive and defensive coordinator are most responsible, but they aren’t options in this question.
Q: If Julio Jones and Jacquizz Rodgers were a musical act what would their group be called and what would be their hit single?
A: That’s an easy one. J-man Crew. Their hit single would be ‘Tear da Turf Up’. For those of you familiar with Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Tear da Club Up’, you’ll understand.
And finally the most important question of all…
Q: Atlanta defense/special teams: Start or Sit?
A: That’s a tough one. Fantasy football defenses are all about sacks and interceptions/fumbles and if you return those for a touchdown, that’s fantasy gold. I could see the Falcons getting a couple sacks and maybe a turnover or two. I guess it really depends, because fantasy defenses are a complete crapshoot. Go with your gut. I don’t want to be responsible for messing up your fantasy season.