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  1. Has been playing a lot better these last two games from what I can see. He's been in on the nickel package like he usually is but every time I see him his been in very tight coverage. Really encouraging after his play earlier in the year and pre-season. Anyone else agree or am I just seeing things?
  2. Take one more look at that play if you get a chance. Decoud had a perfect shot at it and had his hands in a basket so he could scoop it. I think Moore actually interfered with the potential INT. Not that it really matter either way but I think Decoud would've gotten it.
  3. I think the thing that's so encouraging about Sanders is that he still doesn't understand the scheme well at all. The coaches just threw him in there with limited knowledge and taking that into account I think he did really well. Once he starts to pick things up I think him and Hayden are going to make our D a lot better.
  4. I think the explosive plays are going to come. I really wouldn't worry about that. From what I understand, the Eagles D is designed to stop the pass first. A lot of times the had double coverage on Roddy AND Julio. Combine that with the good DE's they have and it's going to be tough to get the explosive plays.
  5. One thing I would like to see, if we see any changes at all, is routes that leas our WR's up the field. GB does this and it's part of the reason their passing attacks is so effective. Curls, comebacks, digs they are all viable in the right game plan, But we need more 7-8 yard slants and skinny posts to allow the WR's on our team to keep running up field after the catch.... I guess this is obvious though. We just need to play better next week though. Point blank.
  6. Exactly! This is the one thing that's probably the most frustrating about the way some of these fans think. Matt Ryan helped turn around a franchise that was in the DUMPS!!! He helped to create a culture of winning and that what we expect to do as a fan base now. A lot of people take that for granted. I mean MAtt started the game like 8/8 or something like that didn't he? The man is smart and he's definitely not the problem. People are bashing him because he won't force the ball down field when the Bears D is specifically designed to stop the big pass play. Unbelievable how some people think
  7. Our scheme does seem really vanilla. I mean Jay Cutler had a good game but he was throwing to wide open WR's on 3rd and long!!! That just upsets me to think about it. Hopefully we'll see some more aggressive play calling this week but we do need to take some chances and form and identity as a defense. I'm honestly not worried at all about the O. They have way to much talent of that side of the ball and we'll get it together. But to stay on topic, the D has got to step it up in the pass game.
  8. I agree. O-Line did not play well at all yesterday. Have to play better next week and right the ship.
  9. That's not an excuse that's a fact. Those guys only have 1 week of practice with this team. I wouldn't be that confident in putting them in right away. This isn't Madden. You can't just trade for or pick up a player, plug them in and expect them to play as if they have been with the team for years. I do understand where you're coming from though because I would like to see them no the field too. But it's no point in putting them out there if they aren't prepared.
  10. I think Quizz looked good. His pass blocking does need to improve a bit but taking into account that he's a rookie I think he's doing great at it. In his post game interview he said that he is going to work on his pass blocking too so I know it'll get better. Really excited at all the potential he brings to the table.
  11. I agree! Matt just impresses me with every decision he makes. Roddy really looks like he's in top notch form even with the long lay off and I wouldn't be surprised if he put up similar or better numbers than last year! I think Julio is going to be great and Harry looks like a new man out there. Combine that with the G.O.A.T at TE and good core of backs who can catch and pass protect with the best of them and I think we are going to see a lot of good things.
  12. I think you guys are letting those passing TD's that got scored in the Pitt game overshadow the body of work that our Defense is. I really don't think they're in as much need of help as everyone thinks. And besides i don't care what team it is, whether we're talking about the defending champions or the Bengals, every team and I mean every team has some area that they are "concerned" with and can improve on.
  13. I think the O is the last thing on a lot of people list of "concerns" but I think those stats are a good sign for the Offense. Looks like the "explosive" philosophy we've been hearing from the staff is going to manifest onto the field. I'm not too worried about the D either though. They've looked outstanding against the run and it looks like we're being more aggressive with blitz packages and what not. I'm pretty sure we'll see some big plays from that side of the ball as well.
  14. I'm willing to make a wager that the 2 DB's on Pitt's Defense who were trailing Julio as he streaked down the field on that bomb are going to be more at fault in the film room than Brent will be for missing that pick in the endzone. And that's even after Julio dropped the pass.
  15. With the game last night being the closest thing to a regular season game we'll get until the real thing, I think it was a good showcase of things to come. I think we'll be more balanced than we showed last night. We have 2 studs at RB and a rookie who is showing real skill, but I really think Matt is going to put up some points this year. This is a QB driven league and we have a great one so let's let him off the chain.
  16. Yeah. D. Rob would've probably helped out last night but I still saw a lot of positives in the game and I think the coaches got some good fil to evaluate. And for what it's worth guys, I really think Brent is going to have an amazing year! He's entering his prime, he understands the schemes, he's and amazing athlete and the most important thing is that he's motivated! I know he wants to go out and show this organiztion that he deserved a big pay day at the end of the year and I can't wait to him get after it.
  17. Was obviously the passing game and our offense in general! Do we have some corrections to make? No doubt about it! Did we leave a few plays on the field! Not even a question! But even with that being said, this offense looks like it has the potential to be just what Roddy White suggested! Greatest Show on Turf 2.0! Probably the most encouraging thing I took from our Offense, outside of the fact that Julio looks like a vet and Harry is looking like potential breakout player of the year for this team, is the fact that this really seems like it's Matt's show now. For as long as Mike Smith's been here we've been living and dying by the run first team moto which is fine and I'm definitely not complaining becasue it's brought us a lot of success in the league. But, we all know that if we are going to go deep in the playoffs like we all expect, it's going to be because 2 got us there and I think the staff realizes that. That no huddle drive was outstanding and I think we are going to see Matt slinging it around a lot more this year. Not expecting a lot of games with 42 attempts in one half, but I think we can expect a lot more 300+ Passing Yard games from Matt and co.
  18. I'm sure they will make the corrections they need to in the film room and on the field but Brent has great ball skills so he'll be fine. I bet 7/10 times Brent is coming down with that ball in his hands. I've seen him do it too many times to doubt his ability now.
  19. I really don't think anyone should be concerned about Brent's agressiveness. Remember the moto of this year is "Explosiveness," and Mike Smith has reminded us several times that it can come from all three phases of the game. Now I'm not suggesting that Brent is out on the field thinking "Hey, I need to make some explosive plays," but I don't think the coaching staff really minds him taking a few risks. Only time I'm really concerned about CB play is when a guy is just wide open! Brent was in a position to make a great play several times last night and I'm not betting against him because he's shown that he's own of our playmakers on the D.
  20. Yep you're spot on. We gave up one of our 7ths but still have a 6th (192) and two 7ths, (210 and 230)
  21. Short and stocky. Seeing his highlights on ESPN and hearing his measurements, it's hard not to compare him to a player like MJD of the Jags. I like the pick
  22. Only on the good ol' Falcons message board do fellow fans turn the reply to a question into an opportunity to take a shot at another fans intelligence. Thanks anyway for the answer
  23. When they were doing the team reports right before day 3 of the draft got started, they went to the Vikings HQ and one of the reporters said they Falcons are interested in a player currently on the Vikings roster who might become a free agent once the lock out is lifted. I did catch who they were talking about though. Anyone see that, it's bugging me that I dont know.
  24. The title of this thread is similar to my thoughts when we drafted Matt Ryan. That was the first and last time I questioned TD and our current front offices draft selections. Learn from my mistakes. We should be suppoorting our new players anyway, not shooting them down before they even take one snap at an OTA.
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