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  1. a sad bro face we'll be seeing it next year too unfortunately
  2. every year we all get caught up in the draft however, none of it matters if we have the wrong coaches and strategies as played out last night. If we don't go back playing the same strategy (high octane offense) last year, and it sounds like our coaches are too thick headed and stubborn to do so, whoever we pick doesn't matter at all. (due to the psychic trauma of losing the way we did in the super bowl, Quinn choosing to discard what made us the 7th best offense in history and 'become a defensive team' is just asinine.) we'll just be another better than average team, there will be a few exciting games next year and we'll lose in the playoffs. although there is always a need for new talent, we don't need new players--this team has the talent to win the super bowl as we showed last year. Our strategy is off. The battle is lost before we even take the field.
  3. so what would happen if Beasley also played the same role he did last year as primarily a sack guy (I've heard he has a new role this year) along with takk on the other end? would we have a completely dominant pass rush?
  4. I think the comment above from falconsdave is insightful (listed below) but I really disagree with this approach. It just makes us another better than average team when we have the rare opportunity to be absolutely dominant like last year. I think Quinn is completely overreacting to the super bowl fiasco--all we should have learned is to run the ball to burn clock at the end of our games when we're so far ahead--not slow down our offense entirely like this year! yes our defense looked badass last night. but remember we got killed by the saints and the patriots this year. we're just not good enough to beat the elite teams without our ELITE offense. we score about 10 or 11 points less this year per game and when we make mistakes like we've done all year (we didn't fortunately last night), we're in danger of losing close games and that's sadly what will happen sometime this post season, I'm afraid. " I can promise you that Quinn will never again allows any OC to expose HIS defense to 99 snaps in a post season game. If we get a quick strike it will be because one play pops...not because the offense covers 80 yards in 5 plays in 1:43 and then runs the defense back out there"
  5. I have to agree with what is said above. We'll never see last year's dominating, incredibly exciting team again. Ever. I'm completely heartbroken / pissed that our coaching staff and Ryan can't just basically run the same **** playbook and be close to as good offensively as last year. What was said above: "Throwing to those two backs out of the backfield was lethal". Why the *** can't we do that now? Why do people on this board know more than our coaches???? Why doesn't Quinn kick everyone's ** and instill discipline so they don't constantly make stupid mistakes? There is also the matter of the character of this year's team. I admired those guys so much last year--they just fought against all the naysayers on the national scene, beat the elite teams, constantly improved on defense with rookies. When everyone said that there was going to be a post super bowl slump this year and that we got lucky, I discounted that because I believed in the character of our team. I didn't think we'd be like the panthers after their super bowl loss. I thought we'd want REVENGE and improve, not be this inconsistent, penalty riven team that I've seen this year. I simply can't comprehend how the MVP can play so poorly the next year. I've been a falcons fan since I was a kid here, but this year's team has just broken something inside me. They seem pretty unexciting and just another decent team like the old falcons typically were and whether they win a game or two in the playoffs just won't thrill me like last year. I just don't trust this team. It's the waste of talent that irks me--we won't have Julio playing at a high level in a couple years most likely. It's that incredibly dynamic tandem of running backs who also catch passes down the field, Julio, Sanu, the other guys--opposing teams never knew how we were going to hit them. That's all gone now even though the same players are here, completely baffling. Above all, I just wanted to see us beat the Patriots this year in the super bowl and have our revenge, but esp. after the way we played them this year, the thought is pretty laughable. I'm more than happy for the falcons TO PROVE ME WRONG!
  6. help me understand how shanahan's offense is different from sark's? or are they fairly similar like we were told at the beginning of the year? sorry I am obviously no expert in football, just interested. basically, is sark trying to become like shanahan's offense or is it something quite different?
  7. I saw two falcons talking during the game on one of the nfl channel postgame shows sorry I don't remember who
  8. we DESTROYED all the best teams in the NFC and actually the patriots until we gave it away I don't think the rams and philly would do any better this whole season is just such a ridiculous and depressing waste of talent I'll never forget there was a falcons player during the super bowl who said something like "they've (Patriots) have never seen anything like this."
  9. so I guess the obvious question is why can't our coaches see all of this? Shark was literally HANDED one of the top offenses in HISTORY and we look only a bit above adequate now. I know this is naïve, but why not just use the same **** playbook and run the same **** plays as last year? I know it might take a year for shark to really learn the nuances of shanahan's system, but why can't that be done? Also, why isn't Ryan pushing for playing the same plays that made him the MVP?? Is there a way we can hire another offensive coordinator next year who will be similar to shanahan? or will blank and Quinn stay loyal to shark on this sinking ship? If so, it's just a ridiculous and depressing waste of talent. we're not going to have our best players playing at a high level for much longer and i'm truly afraid I will NEVER see another falcons team in the super bowl (ie when will we EVER get a player like Julio?)
  10. Julio is beyond awesome in games like yesterday. one reason I was pissed about the super bowl is because his incredible catch near the end as he somehow stayed in bounds was wasted because of Shanahan's stupidity I like the idea of Julio maybe being injured the last few games, then turning it on yesterday when he was healthy. but like everyone I'd like to see him that dominant against the best teams saints, Vikings, playoffs because he is often double teamed it gives the impression that he disappears
  11. yes it's really encouraging but remember seattle and dallas were REALLY depleted teams we haven't played the big boys yet--basically what scares me is philly rams and saints all resemble falcons from last year, with a great ground and air combo attack and qb play at our best this year is not nearly as good as we finished the season last year beginning with the playoffs more to prove but remain 'optimistically skeptical'
  12. I'm not assuming that we can split between both saints and panthers. we basically have to play at a very high level with it all perhaps coming down to the last game against the panthers .... then instead of having a bye and home field advantage we have to immediately jump into the playoffs and win all our games to get to the super bowl. Yes, if we play like last year no one can beat us, but that's a big if. I guess the question is how good are the eagles, saints and rams this year and how do we match against them?
  13. so what if we lost twice to saints, lost to Vikings, beat all other teams including panthers? I think this is most likely scenario unless our offensive coordinator suddenly starts doing EVERYTHING like shanahan did with the SAME **** playbook also what is the impact of freeman being out? is coleman good enough as a primary running back? when do you think freeman will be back?
  14. if we could go back to playing at last year's levels, it would be exciting that we had the character to make a strong comeback and learn from our mistakes it makes me mad to see new Orleans and philly play like us last year when we would have slaughtered them a year ago. I really liked seeing poe play behind the line of scrimmage on offense at the end zone to help our running back push through is that something that would be effective going forward or just a gimmick play from the big man? at least they are trying to be creative
  15. Well, if we aren't going much closer to Shanahan's strategy (just executing the offense better), I'd say we won't go far in the playoffs. Players have good days and bad for 'execution'. It's shanahan's bewildering combination of offensive plays and 'staying one step ahead' that made us so unbelievably exciting and dominant. If we don't do that we're just another decent team that's unlikely to go far. Stating the obvious, but honestly why can't Quinn see that and Ryan force shark to call those type of plays? I'm sure Sun Tsu must have said something like 'the battle is won before it is fought' others seemed to indicate we're looking more like last year with playaction and motions, so perhaps I shouldn't be so pessimistic.