Blog Profile / Jeff Schultz


URL :http://jeffschultz.blog.ajc.com/
Filed Under:Sports
Posts on Regator:814
Posts / Week:2.6
Archived Since:September 12, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Falcons were never going to let Julio Jones get away

2 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

The two best players on the Falcons’ roster are the guy who throws the ball (Matt Ryan) and the guy who usually catches the ball (Julio Jones). So anybody grasping for reasons for the team’s...

Ready to start picking? ‘Sack Schultz 2015’ is now open

3 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Ever thought about what you could do with $2,500 (other than buy one or two Braves’ relief pitchers)? Or an Apple Vacation? Or two tickets to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, or a Kroger gift card,...

Arthur Blank says he’s backing away — this I’ve gotta see

4 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

A man whose favorite saying is, “There’s no finish line,” writes his emails in red and frequently has his employees walking on eggshells says it’s time for him to dial things down a little bit...

With Grossman in town, it’s clear what Falcons’ think of backups

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

FLOWERY BRANCH — There’s a chance the Falcons will sign quarterback Rex Grossman and I’m sensing the immediate reaction among the fanbase is: “AAAAAAGGH!” But there’s nothing wrong with the team’s move, other than it...

Hector Olivera gets two hits in Gwinnett debut, nears call-up

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

Hector Olivera arrived in the vicinity of Atlanta Thursday, making his debut just up I-85 with the Gwinnett Braves. He won’t be in Triple A long enough for  Gwinnett to have a Hector Olivera Bobblehead...

Poll: Is Falcons’ biggest concern D-line, O-line, running back?

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

I’ve posted a column on MyAJC.com on the Falcons’ running game and their decision to rely on second-year pro Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman. You can read the column by clicking here. I...

Scheduling history suggests Falcons will win 10 games

2 weeks agoSports : Jeff Schultz

The Falcons play their first game – albeit an exhibition – under coach Dan Quinn Friday night against Tennessee in the Georgia Dome. I spoke to Quinn Thursday and will have a full column posted...

Goodell, Brady have damaged reputations, need to settle

2 weeks agoSports : Jeff Schultz

As is often the case when two people hate each other, Roger Goodell and Tom Brady have a lot more in common than they probably realize or would care to admit: 1) They’re both obstinate...

Falcons’ Dimitroff not interested in Ray Rice or Aldon Smith (for now)

3 weeks agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Could linebacker Aldon Smith help the Falcons’ pass rush? Pending significant issues off the field, absolutely. Could Ray Rice help a team that currently is thin at running back? Probably. But the team has no interest...

Digi-Blog goes to Smoltz’s induction weekend in Cooperstown …

last monthSports : Jeff Schultz

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Walked past a Houston Astros fan who is here to see Craig Biggio go into the Hall of Fame. I think he summed it best: “I never realized there were so many...

Julio Teheran trade rumors make no sense for Braves

last monthSports : Jeff Schultz

Whether you agreed or disagreed with the Braves’ offseason trades involving Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Craig Kimbrel, there at least were reasonable arguments supporting all of the deals. Heyward and Upton were...

Will Frank Beamer be next coach to get ‘Bowden treatment’?

last monthSports : Jeff Schultz

PINEHURST, N.C. — Frank Beamer doesn’t look good, doesn’t sound good and certainly isn’t enjoying the unanimous support he used to in Blacksburg, Va. But, hey, outside of that, everything is great. The 68-year-old, long-time coach.....

Swofford, ACC should get more involved with domestic violence issues

last monthSports : Jeff Schultz

Despite the backdrop of two incidents of alleged domestic violence against women by Florida State football players, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Monday he didn’t feel the need to act like “Big Brother” and will...

Fredi Gonzalez gets extension and needs to make most of it

last monthSports : Jeff Schultz

The Braves extended Fredi Gonzalez a lifeline Friday — and he needs to make the most of it. By giving him a one-year contract extension through 2016, management effectively told Gonzalez two things: 1) We...

Braves’ Hart says Gonzalez has been ‘really good’ in tough season

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

I’ve posted a long Q&A that I did with Braves president of baseball operations John Hart on MyAJC.com. Near the end of it, I felt compelled to ask him about manager Fredi Gonzalez, given...

Braves’ Hart says Freeman may not return by August

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

The Braves have no shortage of problems going into the second half of the season, most stemming from continuing bullpen problems and the season-ending injury to closer Jason Grilli. But the team’s offense also has...

Thoughts on Braves’ first half, including Gonzalez, Bethancourt

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

The Braves are 42-47 at the All-Star break. It’s the first time they are below.500 at the All-Star break since 2009 (43-45) and represents their worst won-lost percentage in the first half (.472) since...

Down time …

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

• Recent typings MyAJC: As trade deadline approaches for Braves, prepare for nothing AJC: Braves may have something special in Manny Banuelos AJC: Hawks add Splitter, re-sign Millsap but had to let Carroll go (updated) AJC:

Braves may have something special in Manny Banuelos

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

While the Braves are losing series, struggling just to get back to.500 and projecting little hope of making the playoffs, they can remember what happened Thursday night as a positive sign for the future...

Hawks snap judgments: Splitter helps; Carroll couldn’t be kept at that price

2 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

It never was realistic that the Hawks would be able to keep both Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll from leaving in free agency, and it was even more clear that re-signing Millsap was the higher...

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