2003 Atlanta Falcons season

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2003 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Dan Reeves
Wade Phillips (interim)
Owner Arthur Blank
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2002 2004 >

The 2003 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League (NFL). It is best remembered for the third preseason game, in which quarterback Michael Vick broke his leg and was done for most of the season. Atlanta had two other quarterbacks take over for a combined 2–10 record (Doug Johnson and Kurt Kittner). Vick returned in week 14 and ended the season with a 3–1 record.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2003 NFL Draft
2003 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 55 Bryan Scott  Safety Penn State
4 121 Justin Griffith  Fullback Mississippi State
5 159 Jon Olinger  Wide receiver Cincinnati
6 196 LaTarence Dunbar  Wide receiver TCU
6 202 Waine Bacon  Cornerback Alabama
7 238 Demetrin Veal  Defensive end Tennessee
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chief Executive Officer – Arthur Blank
  • Senior Advisor to the President – Bobby Beathard
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Ron Hill
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Les Snead
  • Assistant to Head Coach/Pro Personnel – Marvin Bass

Head coaches

  • Executive Vice President/Head Coach – Dan Reeves

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Rocky Colburn

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Dallas Cowboys W 27–13
64,104
2 September 14, 2003 Washington Redskins L 33–31
70,241
3 September 21, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–10
70,871
4 September 28, 2003 at Carolina Panthers L 23–3
72,765
5 October 5, 2003 Minnesota Vikings L 39–26
70,427
6 October 19, 2003 at St. Louis Rams L 36–0
66,075
7 October 26, 2003 New Orleans Saints L 45–17
70,837
8 Bye
9 November 2, 2003 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–16
70,064
10 November 9, 2003 at New York Giants W 27–7
78,813
11 November 16, 2003 at New Orleans Saints L 23–20
68,432
12 November 23, 2003 Tennessee Titans L 38–31
70,891
13 November 30, 2003 at Houston Texans L 17–13
70,388
14 December 7, 2003 Carolina Panthers W 20–14
70,079
15 December 14, 2003 at Indianapolis Colts L 38–7
57,103
16 December 21, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–28
65,572
17 December 28, 2003 Jacksonville Jaguars W 21–14
70,266

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 325 304 W3
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 3–3 7–5 340 326 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 301 264 L2
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 299 422 W2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 Atlanta Falcons Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 

External links[edit]