Friday in The Locker Room

- Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith made his weekly stop by the show to preview Sunday's home opener against the Rams, he said he can't wait to get in front of the home crowd

Coach Smith also said that Steven Jackson should have some extra incentive to play against his former team.

- Tony Barnhart checked in from College Station in advance of the biggest college football game of the serason when Texas A&M hosts Alabama tomorrow. Mr. College Football told us that special teams may tip the scales in favor of the Crimson Tide as they try to avenge their lone loss from a year ago.

- We also talked with Rams Tight End Jared Cook as he prepares to play against the Falcons in his home town on Sunday. He talked about his hot start and how he's worked hard with QB sam Bradford to build a chemistry and that it's already paying dividends in games.