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William Moore is your NFC defensive player of the week

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Falcons safety William Moore will be a free agent after this season, but he’s not sweating a new deal after the season.

“Me, personally, the best thing that I’ve got going for myself is that I play because I love the game,” Moore said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m not just saying that because it’s the right thing to say, but I really love the game. I don’t focus on contracts or how much money is being paid. That’s all a bonus because just playing right now is all that I ask for.”

It’s easier to feel that way when you’re playing well enough to know someone’s going to come calling in the offseason. And Moore’s coming off a game strong enough to make him the NFC’s defensive player of the week.

Moore had 11 tackles and two interceptions in last Thursday’s 23-13 victory over the Saints. Both picks came in the second half with one setting up a field goal at the start of the fourth quarter and the other ending the final Saints possession of the game. He’s got four picks on the year overall and leads the 11-1 Falcons in tackles, something that should also help him when it comes time to start talking about a new deal.


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6 Responses to “William Moore is your NFC defensive player of the week”
  1. glassonion says: Dec 5, 2012 10:33 AM

    No surprise here. I think what is a bit of a surprise is just how great a tandem Moore and DeCoud are this season. They are making plays on the ball but also getting lots of hard hits in. Nolan has really turned that defense around.

  2. slobmykolb says: Dec 5, 2012 12:54 PM

    William Moore is probably the most underrated safeties in the league. He is an extremely hard hitter that flys to the ball!

  3. headhoncho32 says: Dec 5, 2012 12:55 PM

    Moore and Decoud have come such a long way after the Falcons frantically signed vets over the last couple of seasons. Very impressive.

  4. kane337 says: Dec 5, 2012 1:23 PM

    Congrats WillyMo. Well deserved.

  5. mataug says: Dec 5, 2012 5:52 PM

    Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan, I hope you remember the state of our secondary ?

  6. tarmacjerry says: Dec 5, 2012 6:20 PM

    Much deserved!

    I hope the Falcons continue to be looked over and underestimated… it will only work to our benefit.

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