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War Damn Eagle

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  1. If he doesn't he'll be **** close. We've got a touch stretch coming up over the next month and should give us a clearer picture of where the team really is. For some reason, we've never been able to beat the NFC East.
  2. It's pretty obvious to me that he's gotten a lot more production with pretty much the same personnel. I would love to see what Grimes could do, but I'm loving the physicality of our secondary right now so I hope it continues. One thing I haven't heard here is how bad we're missing Lofton. Dent may have some talent but he is definitely struggling with gap assignment and overpursuing.
  3. I do a lot of work in the Green Bay area and always sport my Falcons jacket.. you'd think as good as Green Bay was the last couple of years that no one would care.. but they couldn't help themselves and now I'm giving it back to 'em... feels good to be a Falcon fan!
  4. No, it would be different if they dominated a truly ****** divivision but they didn't. Should make them travel.
  5. It'll be interesting to see the "experts" take on the Jets after this beatin tonight. People forget how hard it is to beat a good team on the road.
  6. The dude from Entourage will get exposed tonight. Any takers?
  7. The 4th down play was not a catch. The one on the goal line could've arguably been called a TD.
  8. The Bucs are definitely better than I expected, but don't be a *****'. It's easy to come here and talk sh** when you're not expected to win. Honestly though, I think the Bucs on the road are tougher for us than the Saints at home. Everyone is chalking this up as a win, but not me. I won't be happy about it, but I think 1-1 in those two games gets us HFA. That's all that really matters at this point.
  9. I KNOW he is starting material on THIS team. He should be the least of anyone's concerns right now. We probably have 7-8 starters that wouldn't start on the majority of teams out there. Most teams in year 3 of a rebuild do. IMO, 3 of our 5 starting O-linemen fit that statement. You want to point fingers, watch the games.
  10. Pretty fair assessment, but it amazes me how people are just now getting upset. This offense has been pretty dismal for 2 years now.
  11. Mularkey is running on borrowed time. I just hope that Smitty doesn't let this guy take him down too. It's time to admit that he is not the answer.
  12. Until this team starts imposing their will on the other team, I agree. They are not good enough to beat the best teams with their current offensive philosophy. They HAVE the potential, but it isn't being properly utilized. Blame the coaches, not Bettis.
  13. 1. Mike Mularkey - IMHO, our offensive (pun intended)gameplan is to put a square peg into a round hole. If he were the coordinator for the Jets, they'd be pretty damned good. We do not have that offensive line and we actually do have a QB and receiving threats. People are constantly questioning him about not ATTACKING the defense and I haven't heard a good explanation yet why we continue to run out routes for 3 yds. It's pretty embarassing. I will say this - If Matt Ryan or Michael Turner or anyone else on the freakin' offense isn't doing what you have asked, DO YOUR JOB AND TAKE CARE OF IT, EVEN IF IT MEANS SITTING THEIR AZZ ON THE BENCH. Bottom line is, the OFFENSE is cleary YOUR responsibility. I'm tired of hearing it's the "little things." I say bullcrap. You are getting completely dominated, that's not something little. 2. Matt Ryan - I was extremely happy with his rookie season and probably expected too much which ultimately led to disappointment. Physically, he'll never be Tom Brady unless he starts hanging out with Sammy Sosa or Brian Cushing. That's OK though. Peyton Manning is the biggest geek of a probowler I've ever seen, but with hard work he's achieved more than anyone with his physical makeup could possibly imagine. Matt definitely stares down receivers - I'm completely befuddeled how this hasn't been fixed, his arm is average, but all of that is OK. My main problem is he plays NOT TO LOSE. NOTE TO MATT: LEAVE YOUR BEST EFFORT ON THE FIELD. 3. Turner - He's an above average back. He's been around a long time, taken some abuse, and has taken a beaten lately due to EVERYONE ON THE PLANET knowing that he's getting the ball and that our offensive line is about 30 lbs. per man too light. He's too slow, but he could be very effective on the right team. Right now, this is not the team for him. 4. Offensive Line - Here's the biggest misconception. People think this is a "run first" offensive line. I say that's bullcrap. Against mediocre teams they tend to dominate by "getting into the heads" of those weaker teams. It's not physical, that's the problem. They get totally dominated in every aspect of the game by a decent team. Why? Well, that's complicated. Here's my thoughts: Teams have learned Mularkey's/Ryan's m.o. of dinking and dunking and giving it to Turner up the middle. Game planning for the Falcons must take all of 10 minutes. It's the most predicatable offense imaginable. That being said, the offensive line really is handicapped by not only the snapcount (which apparently is given to the D-line) but also by the other team knowing exactly when to blitz. They ARE NOT a dominating line, and never will be. They are doing pretty well, considering their physical limitations. Overall, I think the Falcons organization grossly overrated Ryan (because of his awesome rookie season) and neglected to realize that Mike Mularkey and Mike Smith think they are coaching the Steelers, not the Falcons. I understand that defense wins championships but the offense has pretty much been ignored. That has to change. Give Ryan another receiver and an aggressive OC and see what happens. The kid will DOMINATE.
  14. Great effort but you still have a QB that couldn't even beat KANSAS. When that changes, come back to talk.
  15. While Turner did not look good, Snelling had the biggest hole of the day (to the left side of the line) and made a right turn right into a tackler. I have no idea what he was thinking. IMO, Mularkey should be coaching an SEC team rather than an NFL team. Apparently, he is used to having bigger, stronger guys who are able to beat their man one on one. We do not have that type of personnel.
  16. Lofton, without question. Give Spoon a year or two and those guys will DOMINATE.
  17. It's pretty sad that we have a losing record against the freakin' Cardinals. Do we have a winning record against ANY team?????
  18. I was with you all the way until you actually agreed with our philosophy and then criticized the Saints'. I'd say their aggressive philosophy has worked pretty good.
  19. I believe that Mularkey is used to just being able to hand the ball off and be successful. I'm sick and tired of seeing up the middle for nothing, then a sideline route for 3 yards. It sickens me to watch this offense, especially after watching some real offenses on Sunday. We don't have the personnel to line up and smash the defense off the ball for 5 yards. They're not really giving Ryan a chance to be successful. They're only preventing him from totally losing the game himself. These guys have way to0 much talent to look this predictable. I listened to the game on the radio yesterday just because it sounded much better than it looked.
  20. Sometimes it sucks to be right. Everyone's been worried about the defense but has given the offense a pass. We should be modeling ourselves after the Champs, the Saints. They impose their will on the defense. We try to "steal" every 3 yards we can get. This team can beat most teams with this method but not the good ones. Embarassing offense performance in my opinion. For those who want to blame the kicker, keep preaching. This loss was not his fault.
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