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Blog Profile / Jeff Schultz


URL :http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/
Filed Under:Sports
Posts on Regator:1540
Posts / Week:6.4
Archived Since:September 12, 2009

Blog Post Archive

I’ve moved — let me show you my new neighborhood…

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Roddy White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan hope to be doing this Sunday. (Curtis Compton/AJC) Roddy White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are so excited because the the AJC has a new digital platform! OK, not really. But we have moved. You can still find my old blogs on this site. Show More Summary

Falcons’ secondary has been effective mix of crash, flash

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Thomas DeCoud leaps onto William Moore after one of Moore's two interceptions against New Orleans recently. (Jason Getz/AJC) FLOWERY BRANCH – There’s a pair of mustard-colored Dickies’ coveralls hanging in the Falcons’ locker room, an...Show More Summary

Time to put Hall of Fame vote on shelf, overhaul system

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Chipper Jones will be in Hall of Fame one day. But how does Fred McGriff get only 118 votes while Craig Biggio gets 388? (AJC photo) Junk it. Fix it. At the very least, put all of this on a shelf for a while and let it breathe. Maybe the whole system needs to be blown up. Show More Summary

Time’s up for Falcons: They need to win in postseason now

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff know they're being judged on playoffs now. (Curtis Compton/AJC) FLOWERY BRANCH – When Falcons coach Mike Smith was asked this week whether he could sense when a team was ready to take the next step, he...Show More Summary

Falcons vs. playoff field: unbeaten but seldom tested (with video)

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

John Abraham, Jonathan Babineaux and Falcons are 2-0 vs. playoff field. (Curtis Compton) Much has been made about how difficult the Falcons’ schedule was this season and whether, at 13-3, they’re truly one of the elite teams in the NFL...Show More Summary

Seattle tough but Falcons have some advantages (updated)

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Are the Falcons ready for Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks? (AP photo) (Updated: 8:50 p.m. with opening odds.) The Falcons last won a playoff game eight years ago (47-17 over St. Louis, Jan. 15, 2005). The have lost four straight...Show More Summary

After 10-2 start, Georgia Tech gets an ACC reality check

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory didn't see much that pleased him in the team's first ACC game of the season. (Phil Skinner/AJC) Given the most important of metrics – wins and losses – Georgia Tech started the season impressively: 10-2. Show More Summary

Georgia projects well for 2013, even with flaws in win

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Mark Richt gets the Gatorade bath after Georgia's Capitol Bowl win over Nebraska. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC) ORLANDO – The players wore hats reading “CHAMPIONS” in all cap letters. The fact that “Capital One Bowl” — and not SEC or BCS — also...Show More Summary

Short takes: Murray, defense rebound; freshmen shine

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Tavarres King goes up for a 75-yard touchdown from Aaron Murray, one of five TDs from the quarterback. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC) I’ll be back with my column on Georgia’s win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl shortly. Until then, here are my three “short takes” on the game. 1. Show More Summary

LIVE: Georgia tries to forget SEC ending, close with win

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

The early scene from the Florida Citrus Bowl, where Georgia faces Nebraska. ORLANDO — When asked the other day if he viewed this season as a missed opportunity to win SEC and BCS championships, Georgia coach Mark Richt said, “Every year...Show More Summary

Georgia needs to finish strong to avoid diminishing season

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Mark Richt hopes his team can finish the season better than it has the last two years. (AP photo) ORLANDO – The old comedian Steve Allen once said, “I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.” He easily could have been talking about bowl games. Show More Summary

Aaron Murray may be playing his final game for Georgia

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Aaron Murray and Mark Richt have been together for three seasons. This may be it. (Brant Sanderlin) ORLANDO – Before this season began, Aaron Murray set a plan for the next two years — not for football, but for a doctorate program in industrial-organizational psychology. Show More Summary

Progress pleases McGarity, but he’s still not ‘comfortable’

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Greg McGarity is pleased but not content with Georgia's turnaround under Mark Richt. (Curtis Compton) Greg McGarity is avoiding amusement parks and costumed cartoon characters this week. He found his own “Happiest Place on Earth” inShow More Summary

Predictions: It’s time for bowls(!), contest (!) and BCS (ugh)

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Welcome to the next-to-last BCS bowl season, or as we like to call it: “The mole in the middle of our forehead that the plastic surgeon said he can’t remove for another two years because the deals are in place, conference commissioners...Show More Summary

NFL playoffs about QBs, coaches — and Falcons have shot

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Matt Ryan and Mike Smith will be looking to improve on their postseason resume in three weeks. (Curtis Compton/AJC) With few exceptions, Super Bowls are won by teams with a great quarterback and a great head coach. Or in the case ofShow More Summary

Falcons understand that wins, No. 1 seed only set stage

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Calvin Johnson is a special player butthe Falcons may be a special team. (Detroit Free Press photo) DETROIT – The schedule says there is a game left. The coach, Mike Smith, says, “We’ve said all along that if there’s games left to be...Show More Summary

Short takes: Matt Ryan back to MVP level in last 2 games

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

Roddy White catches a 44-yard touchdown behind ex-Falcons cornerback Chris Houston. (AP photo) DETROIT — You know by now that the Falcons beat  the Detroit Lions and clinched the No. 1 seed and home field through the NFC playoffs. Here’s a link to my column off the game, and I’ll have a new column later today with more comments from players. Show More Summary

Falcons respond as great teams should and bury Lions

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

DETROIT – With no guarantees for the future, the Falcons nonetheless did all they could Saturday night to comfort its fan base and fire a warning shot over the NFL’s playoff field. They are ready this time. The bandwagon still seemed half-empty after 11 wins. Show More Summary

LIVE: Falcons seek No. 1 seed; AJC endures minus D-Led

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

An artist's rendering of Darryl Ledbetter's injury. (Zazzle.com) DETROIT — Good evening. Welcome to Monday night football on Saturday night. Because while the NFL sees nothing wrong with multiple Thursday games that increase the chance...Show More Summary

If last week’s Falcons were for real, we’re about to find out

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

If Julio Jones, Matt Ryan and Falcons can avoid letdown at Detroit, they'll really have something to celebrate. (Curtis Compton/AJC) (Online readers: I’m taking the risk of posting this before 11:59.59 p.m. Friday on the assumption the world will still be here at 12:00.01 a.m. Show More Summary

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