8-1 Falcons show they're not resting on success

Updated: November 14, 2012, 5:31 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- They sound like idle words, even for a team with the NFL's best record.

Everyone is being evaluated on a weekly basis. No one's job is safe. If someone isn't performing up to expectations, they can be replaced.

Well, the Atlanta Falcons weren't kidding.

Coming off their first loss but still cruising at 8-1, the Falcons made a bold move this week when they dumped big-money defensive end Ray Edwards. In less than two seasons with the team, he had done little ...

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