Thursday Sept. 25, 2008
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Veteran safety Lawyer Milloy says he
wants to keep a low profile as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to visit
the Carolina Panthers this week.
The Falcons likely would have beaten Carolina in their first
meeting last year if former Falcon DeAngelo Hall had kept his
temper in check. But Hall's antics with Carolina receiver Steve
Smith resulted in three penalties totaling 67 yards on a
third-quarter possession. The result was a Panthers touchdown that
wiped out Atlanta's 17-10 lead.
Milloy sees no sense in discussing Hall's bad relations with
Smith, who was suspended without pay the last two weeks after
sucker punching his teammate, cornerback Ken Lucas, in training
The job of covering Smith falls largely on left cornerback Brent
Grimes, who had his first NFL interception in his fourth career
start in last week's win over Kansas City. Right cornerback Chris
Houston, who's coming off his first career pick and TD, will draw
more man-to-man matchups with 13th-year veteran Muhsin Muhammad.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)