You can’t exactly blame the Atlanta Falcons for not game-planning against a back pulled off the waiver wire last month and who only carried the ball for the first time six days ago. That would be a mistake.
“That’s my motivation, when people tell me what I can and cannot do,” Bobby Rainey said after rushing for 163 yards Sunday against the Falcons.
The Falcons fell under a relentless attack and a 21-point 2nd quarter that doomed them to a 48-21 blowout at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“He’s stepped up. We put a lot on his plate, but he’s handled it well,” receiver Vincent Jackson said.
“He’s being very coach-able. He’s taking in everything that’s being asked of him, doing a great job in the passing game as well, picking up blocks,” he said. “I see the kid being successful the rest of this year. We put guys in position to be successful. Hats off to our coaches for working with him, putting the time in so he can go out there and compete.”
The schedule gets even harder for the Falcons as they meet the New Orleans Saints this Thursday night. Great seats and tickets are still available.