After defeating the Denver Broncos, 27-21, on Monday night, Atlanta Falcon's head coach Mike Smith was very pleased with what he saw from his team. His defense forced one of the best quarterbacks in the game, Peyton Manning, to throw three interceptions in the first half. After the game, the coach heaped a ton of praise on his safety, William Moore:
"William had a very productive ball game. He seemed to be all over the field. Until I get to watch the tape we won't really get an opportunity to watch the tape because we're going to move on to the San Diego Chargers here in about ten hours. We're going to move on, but William made some plays out there on the field. I was really proud of the guys for the way they played tonight. They played together. There was some adversity that occurred in the ball game and we were very resilient as a team. When we do that you have a chance to win."
Moore finished Monday night's contest with eight tackles -- five of them solo -- one sack, two pass deflections and an interception. His pick of Manning was the first of the quarterback's three turnovers in the first half. Moore now has 15 tackles and two interceptions this season. In the Falcon's opener against the Kansas City Chiefs -- a 40-24 blowout -- Moore had seven tackles and one interception in the game.
The 27-year-old, who played his college ball at Missouri, is in his third year with the Falcons. He finished his 2011 campaign with 40 tackles and two interceptions.