FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - Mike Smith says he's looking to find more help for Michael Turner in the Falcons' running game.
The plan worked last week, when it was easy to rest Turner in Atlanta's lopsided 31-7 win at Indianapolis. Turner had less than half of Atlanta's 41 carries.
By comparison, Turner had all but one of the carries given to running backs in the Falcons' previous game, a win over Detroit.
Smith's new plan to spread out the carries will be tested in this week's important game against New Orleans with first place in the NFC South on the line. Turner said Wednesday he'd like a heavy load of carries.
Smith says the workload will be determined by the "feel of the game."