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  1. I too am tired of Coach Rah Rah.....we need an Old School Coach IMO.
  2. That was a byproduct of Quinn stubbornly sticking with a 5-2-4 defense, despite getting gashed by the run (38 rushes as opposed to 10 pass plays.........been saying this for years: 5-2-4 or 4-2-5.....TWO LBs in the middle DOES NOT GET THE JOB DONE! QUINN!
  3. Spot on comments. But the really really questionable call was on special teams: Qadry Ollison was the personal protector for the punter practically the WHOLE preseason then gets inactive for the game and they put a safety in to protect the punter........kinda makes me say hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
  4. Falcons snap counts: Making sense of a brutal game 35 The Falcons rotated right tackles, never got Matt Bryant going, and still couldn’t stop the run. By Dave Choate Sep 10, 2019, 10:00am EDT Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports There are weeks where snap counts tell a compelling story for the Falcons. Those weeks where the team elects to play its best run-stopping defensive linemen fewer snaps and gets gashed are notable because they indicate a problem with game-planning, and those weeks where the Falcons keep a fullback active over a player who could have contributed more are frustrating in the extreme. The latter is a little true this week, but the truth is that the Falcons probably mostly had the right players out there against the Vikings. They just didn’t play very well. Without further ado, snap counts! Offense Matt Ryan: 78 Alex Mack: 78 James Carpenter: 78 Jake Matthews: 78 Mohamed Sanu: 66 Austin Hooper: 62 Calvin Ridley: 61 Julio Jones: 53 Chris Lindstrom: 48 Kaleb McGary: 45 Ito Smith: 39 Ty Sambrailo: 35 Wes Schweitzer: 30 Luke Stocker: 22 Justin Hardy: 22 Russell Gage: 13 Keith Smith: 6 Jaeden Graham: 5 There are several baffling things here, starting with the fact that Matt Ryan played 78 snaps and the Falcons managed 12 points. It is now time to declare the Vikings (and, gulp, the Eagles) this team’s kryptonite, as the offense can rarely spin up a good game against them, and is not on a combined hot streak of scoring fewer than 20 points with these two teams that stretches back a few games. I was not a big fan of the rotation at right tackle, which did not appear to bear a ton of fruit and is the sort of thing you generally reserve for preseason. I recognize that McGary wasn’t really available that often in preseason and neither was Sambrailo, but when you’re playing one of your toughest opponents of the year, it’s not really a great time to figure out what you have at right tackle. Both Sambrailo and McGary yielded quite a bit of pressure on Ryan, though Jake Matthews’ nuclear-grade meltdown at left tackle was an even bigger problem on a day when James Carpenter, Alex Mack, Chris Lindstrom, and Wes Schweitzer combined to allow very little pressure against a solid Vikings interior defensive line. Julio’s snap count and general performance suggest, as he did in his presser before signing a new deal, that there was some kind of injury issue slowing him down a bit. In any event, none of the team’s big three receivers consistently got loose and made plays, with Julio coming agonizingly close on an overthrown Matt Ryan ball downfield and generally playing well, Sanu coming through with a couple of clutch catches, and Ridley heating up late. Hardy, who is often maligned around these parts and many others, did a great job of getting open and making tough catches on Sunday, and could be rewarded with a larger role against the Eagles for it, especially with Russell Gage potentially laid up. Obviously the Falcons need to do a better job of feeding their stars, and they should never be running a goal line look where Luke Stocker is the most compelling receiving option again. Past a certain point, it looked like the Falcons were treating this like another preseason game, with opportunities to evaluate Ito Smith (who got as many snaps as Freeman and excelled), Russell Gage (before he got hurt), and of course the right tackle tandem. It’d be nice if things were more settled come Week 2, but I do think it’s noteworthy that there was such an even split between Freeman and Smith. If Free can’t do as well as Smith running behind the same offensive line, I’d expect Ito’s role to grow. One final note: While Wes Schweitzer got in at right guard with Chris Lindstrom down, it’s worth remembering that Jamon Brown has a long history there and is likely to get the nod against the Eagles. Schweitzer will continue to be an incredibly valuable reserve lineman for his versatility and experience, even if no one’s particularly excited when he has to get onto the field, but Brown ought to have that job this week. Defense De’Vondre Campbell: 53 Desmond Trufant: 53 Keanu Neal: 50 Vic Beasley: 48 Ricardo Allen: 47 Takk McKinley: 47 Allen Bailey: 43 Grady Jarrett: 42 Isaiah Oliver: 42 Tyeler Davison: 41 Deion Jones: 33 Foye Oluokun: 23 Jack Crawford: 23 Kemal Ishmael: 13 Adrian Clayborn: 12 Damontae Kazee: 11 Sharrod Neasman: 3 The Vikings were going to run. The Falcons knew they were going to run, and attempted to roll out their personnel accordingly. They did not stop the run. A lot of that lands on the ends and linebackers, who simply could not get the job done for long stretches of yesterday. The months-long campaign to make us feel good about Vic Beasley landed with a thud, as Beasley wasn’t awful but was largely not a factor against the run and had his adventures as a pass rusher. Takk had stretches but also struggled, Clayborn didn’t have a great day, and De’Vondre Campbell and Deion Jones just didn’t have great games against Dalvin Cook and Alex Mattison. It led to the Vikings running roughshod and throwing only ten passes, making it difficult to get a read on how good or not good the pass defense was, though Isaiah Oliver clearly struggled. Will the defense right the ship? We’ve been believers in the talent level for a while now, and adding guys like Allen Bailey and Tye Davison who have a proven track record of being effective run-stoppers would seem to help...but largely the Vikings found success just running outside, something the Eagles will surely repeat a week from now. Davison and Jarrett were aAtlanta added talent and tried to tweak their defense and offense alike to try to be better running and stopping the run, and that was possibly the worst imaginable start for them. At some point, they simply need the guys who have been here for a long time to get better at the things they’re supposed to be able to do well. Beasley’s the convenient target because of his 2018 and his price tag, but he’s far from the only one who is a legitimate problem. Anyways, rant over. The defense was not good, and it’s got arguably a stiffer challenge coming up in Week 2. It’s beyond time for everyone to stop talking about being better and deliver on the promise of yet another offseason that’s quickly turning bitter. Special Teams Kemal Ishmael: 23 Sharrod Neasman: 23 Duke Riley: 23 Jermaine Grace: 18 Kendall Sheffield: 18 Jaeden Graham: 17 Justin Hardy: 13 Russell Gage: 12 Foye Oluokun: 12 Damontae Kazee: 11 Kenjon Barner: 11 Not a lot of surprises here, even under a new coordinator. The guys Ben Kotwica is going to lean most heavily on are mostly the same guys that Keith Armstrong leaned heavily on, with Kemal Ishmael, Sharrod Neasman and Duke Riley leading the way despite small roles on defense. The new additions here are Jermaine Grace and Kendall Sheffield, and both figure to get real run. The coverage teams were just fine against Minnesota. Matt Bosher stood absolutely no chance of getting his punt off, so it’s hard to blame him overmuch for that blocked punt. Matt Bryant never even got a chance to kick at all, which was...odd. I wasn’t sure past a certain point if the Falcons were simply trying to give him another rest week in an off year or if they were sincerely committed to going for 2, which didn’t really appear to improve their chances of winning all that much. We’ll see how involved he is next week. The real surprise was how good Kenjon Barner looked. He made a questionable decision to bring one of his returns out, given the way his blocking was already disintegrating while the ball was in the air, but otherwise he showed some good wiggle and managed to be a positive force on punt returns in particular, averaging 11.5 yards per return. If the Falcons are going to mothball Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison most weeks and Barner’s going to be the third back, he’s looking like he’ll actually be pretty valuable for these Falcons.
  5. Completely Misleading......Minnesota Ran the ball 38 times! Only attempted 10 passes. Quinn is too cute....trying to run a 5-2-4.....that has never been proven to work! Never adjusted to stop the run because Team was not set up to run a more traditional 4-3 or 3-4. Sad.
  6. Its not Koetter so much......Matt threw for over 300 empty yards. It was Matt Ryan......and you know what? Real men own up to their mistakes: MINNEAPOLIS – The Falcons turned the ball over three times in the loss to Minnesota on Sunday and two of the turnovers came from quarterback Matt Ryan. The other turnover came from Devonta Freeman when he fumbled the ball and Minnesota recovered it at the start of the second quarter. “Both interceptions today were poor decisions and they cost us,” Ryan said. “They cost us points in both situations. I have to be better than that.” Ryan hasn’t thrown multiple interceptions in a game since December of 2017 when he threw three interceptions against the New Orleans Saints. The first interception came on Atlanta’s second offensive series of the game. Ryan, trying to find Julio Jones over the middle, was picked off by Vikings’ safety Anthony Harris. Four plays later, Dalvin Cook scored a touchdown, putting Minnesota up two scores. Down 21-0 at the half, the Falcons were looking to get some momentum on offense. As Ryan and Co. put together their best drive of the day at that point on the first series in the second half, it resulted in zero points. Dealing with pressure inside the red zone, Ryan tried to find Luke Stocker in the corner of the end zone where Smith found his way to the ball again, giving Ryan his second interception of the day. Cook scored again on the next series for Minnesota, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Falcons. Ryan finished with 304 yards on the day and two touchdowns in the 28-12 loss to the Vikings. THANKS MATT for owning it instead of hiding behind the brotherhood!
  7. Nope.....found my way from Mexico in November after the immigrant caravan passed through my hood....but I am back in the ATL!
  8. At least somebody is living up to their contract........
  9. Grady Jarrett on Falcons’ performance against the run: ‘We didn’t do what we needed to do’ Kelsey Conway ATLANTAFALCONS.COM REPORTER MINNEAPOLIS – Other than turnovers, a big reason for the Falcons’ 28-12 loss to the Vikings was Atlanta’s inability to stop Dalvin Cook and Minnesota’s rushing attack. The Vikings rushed for 172 yards on Sunday. The Falcons knew containing Minnesota’s run game would be a factor and as Dan Quinn said following the game, his team “missed the mark.” Cook set the tempo from the beginning of the game and finished the day with 111 rushing yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Rookie Alexander Mattison added 49 yards on the ground in his NFL debut. Atlanta knew it would come down to setting the edge to contain Cook and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was very matter of the fact when saying his team simply didn’t do that. “We didn’t do what we needed to do,” Jarrett said. “There weren’t] edges set. They executed well. The ball kept getting outside and we [have] to go back to work and address it if we want to have a good defense.” Quinn said Minnesota’s offensive scheme wasn’t anything “uncommon” and something they felt prepared for and that’s what made the performance “disturbing” in his eyes. “We were prepared knowing Cook and the run game they had,” Quinn said. “We didn’t get it stopped the way we needed too.” In order for the Falcons’ defense to be at its best and play the attacking, physical style of football Quinn wants to see, stopping the run is an essential part. Cousins had only eight completions and threw for just 98 yards on Sunday and this was a result of Minnesota’s efficiency in the run game – and a short field due to the turnovers. The Vikings (1-0) were able to establish an early lead on the Falcons without having to do a lot in the passing game. And as Jarrett said point blankly, in order for the Falcons (0-1) to be the team they want to be, it’s all about the way they “respond.” A Team runs for over 170 yards on you and you were PREPARED? I BEG TO DIFFER SIR!
  10. I also DO NOT AGREE! A Decent pass rush ACTUALLY GETS TO the QB! This ain't Horseshoes! One Sack is NOT a decent pass rush!
  11. Those two statements in bold reinforce why I have lost faith in Dan Quinn......seemed like? Seemed like? Why can we never get a definitive statement from this guy? And to follow it up with I thought we would get tested on the outside.....well....thats exactly what they did. THEY DID WHAT YOU THOUGHT THEY WOULD DO.....and yet......your team was completely unprepared to deal with it! And one more statement from Quinn: “We were prepared knowing Cook and the run game they had,” Quinn said. “We didn’t get it stopped the way we needed too.” NO SIR! You MOST CERTAINLY were NOT!
  12. In a hostile environment against a Minnesota Vikings defense that has the talent to be among the NFL’s best, the Atlanta Falcons vaunted offense couldn’t accomplish much in a 28-12 loss. Shut out for the first three quarters, Atlanta (0-1) finished its season opener with 345 yards of offense, including 272 yards through the air, and two garbage-time touchdowns to Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones. Matt Ryan threw two interceptions and was under pressure throughout much of the afternoon. The tone was set by Minnesota (1-0) on the first snap of the game when Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr beat Falcons Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Matthews for an 8-yard sack. Minnesota finished with four sacks against Atlanta, which focused heavily on the offensive line this season. First-round picks Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary started at right guard and right tackle, respectively on Sunday, but Lindstrom left the game in the first half with a foot injury and McGary was on a rotation with Ty Sambrailo throughout the afternoon. "Obviously there wasn't a lot of glowing evaluations coming out of tonight's game, it certainly seemed like" coach Dan Quinn said after the game. "The experience for Kaleb to get in and get going against good rushers, I know that pays dividends later. "With three new guys in, it certainly didn't go like we had planned. I thought we'd get tested by the rushers and guys on the outside with the good blitz package. I thought the group was ready to go, in terms of preparation, but for us to miss the mark like we did ... I'll have a good look at it, but I didn't expect us getting in the hole like we did." Led by Ito Smith, who finished with a team-high 31 yards on six carries, the Falcons averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry. After quickly falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, however, Atlanta couldn’t continue to press its ground game. In his return to action, starter Devonta Freeman finished with eight carries for 19 yards. He fumbled the ball deep in Vikings territory in the second quarter. Ryan did complete 33 of his 46 pass attempts for 304 yards and the aforementioned two touchdowns, but he also tossed a pair of interceptions to Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris. The first interception came on Atlanta’s second series of the game, as Ryan tried to get a ball to Jones. The second pick occurred on the Falcons’ first possession of the second half after the team had driven to the Vikings’ 3-yard line. After the game, Ryan took ownership of the two interceptions. "Both interceptions today were poor decisions, and it cost us," Ryan said. "It cost us points in both situations. I've got to be better than that." Tight end Austin Hooper was a standout for the offense. After improving in each of his three NFL seasons, Hooper led all Falcons with nine catches for 77 yards against the Vikings. Despite the touchdowns, it was a relatively quiet day for Jones and Ridley. One day after signing a contract extension with the Falcons, Jones caught six passes for 31 yards. Ridley caught the first score of the year for Atlanta and ended his afternoon with 64 yards on four grabs. Mohamed Sanu finished just behind Ridley, gaining 57 yards on five catches. Sunday marked the first game for Dirk Koetter in his return as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator. Turnovers and shaky pass protection limited what Atlanta could do, but this was undoubtedly not the start the team expected. Atlanta will face another tough test next week, when the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) come to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a primetime matchup with the Falcons on "Sunday Night Football".