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  1. Man I couldn't have stated it better than this. Matt has to go through a new offence or adjust to a new coordinator every 2 to 3 years, it's that simple. One of Matt's greatest strengths is is football IQ, once he really learns something, watch out. All this Matt isn't great, Matt sucks, Matt this, Matt that, seriously? It's not only Matt that has to adjust either, it's every other offensive player that takes the field has to adjust to a new offense or coordinator every time they change. Am I happy with the way the offense has played this year? No not at all, too many mistakes in execution, and too many dropped passes, also too many lapses in concentration. When you take your fan emotions out of it and think about it as a job, if you had a mandatory change to your entire work processes every 2 years, how long would it take you to adjust? People just don't want to be patient and I get why, we all want our team to win it all, but when you have changes those changes take time to assimilate, it's that simple really. I think the same thing is happening this year on offense that happened Shanahan's first year, and no I don't think that Sark is the same level as Shanahan (yet, maybe never, but that has yet to be determined). Sark has a learning curve to, and once they all finally get on the same page I think we will have a really good offense again (maybe never historically great again, but really really good). One last thing, everyone here may hate Brees (I don't like him, he's an Aint), but what has he had the entire time he's been in NO? Sean Payton and his offense every year, year after year after year.... People it's a continuity thing. Now the bright side is (and it's not great yet), the defense continues to get better every year and if that trend continues and the offense can assimilated by all, then we may just have that dynasty come to fruition that everyone here really wants. That all remains to be seen, but the bottom line is have a little patients and have some faith in Matt Ryan, he's earned it I feel (so many other organisations would love to have a Matt Ryan, never forget what it was like to have guys like Bobby Hebert under center or Jeff George's).
  2. Oh How i miss Emmit's prognostifications!!!
  3. That the thing @MSalmon , seems the favorite teams always get the benefit of the doubt. Like NE, they have a terrible defense right now, but they don't talk about that, they talk about how great TB is, that's it. For the Falcons though, everything they do has an asterisk, or a "yeah but" attached to it, as if the team didn't do anything to win the game, it's the refs or luck or some other such BS. Sick of it really.
  4. The problem with the media is they want to put an asterisk by everything the Falcons do, every win is a "yeah but." The key is everything after the "but" is what they really think. It's fine, we don't need them, this team is well coached, mentally tough and very tight. That's the right combination, as every team in the NFL has talented players (the gap isn't as big as people make out), which is why you have "any given sunday." The problem is "every given sunday" thus far the Falcons have made the plays to win games and it doesn't fit the "hangover" narrative, while also not fitting the "falcons were lucky last year and didn't deserve to be there because we love Seattle or Rodgers" narrative they really want. All good, keep making plays Falcons and keep winning, that's all that matters to me.
  5. Right, it's two totally different defenses that a RB will face vs. what a QB will face on say 3rd down then they are attempting to pass, and just take the rushing yards instead.
  6. We should separate out QB rushing attempts from RB rushing attempts, as those are two different types of plays. Not saying the difference would be drastic, but that combined with a few outlier rushing attempts (that one Tarik Cohen run) and I bet it paints a different picture. Anyone wanting to hang their hat on our rush defense sucks so Atlanta will be easy to beat, go right ahead, you'll learn the truth.
  7. Oh and Cowturd doesn't know anything about anything, especially sports in general and football in specific.
  8. I ignore cowherd, that's easy. The guy on the left I don't recognize, but this "it's Atlanta" stuff is a crock. They don't say that stuff about any other Football team, not even Cleveland, it's crap. Greg Jennings, what do you expect him to say? He's a hater, and has been since he played for the fudge packers. Whitworth is the only one trying to be rational about the whole thing. Also anyone that says that Atlanta is a choker franchise in the same breath saying that Andy Reid is a better coach is full of crap, his teams have choked more times in the NFCC and SB than any team this side of the early 90's Bills (poor Bills, I rooted for them every time).
  9. I love "Plan D." This is the only dayum coach the falcons have ever had that could develop players who weren't already great. The only staff that could take an unfinished play and coach them and motivate them to be great. I want to win it all this year, just like everyone else, but as long as DQ is the head coach I think our window to compete for championships will be open.
  10. Thanks @falcndave ! This is interesting, only Rodgers took more than 2.51 seconds per throw average to get passes off. I think this illustrates how our defense is forcing quick throws, so the pressure is having the effect intended to make QB's uncomfortable.
  11. No argument here on De'Vondre, I think to he has been playing at an all pro level thus far, just giving you another name for debate is all.
  12. That's debatable, as many of our second year players have played extremely well. I'll toss another name out, how about Brian Poole? Sure he's dropped a few possible INT's but he's been in the right place at the right time on almost every single play, and that's a player that wasn't even drafted last year. He's arguably been our best Defensive back thus far this season, and that's saying something because I think we have a terrific secondary. I say that because we have played so much man to man coverage this year and look at the results against Rodgers and Stafford. Thoughts?
  13. Sure, I get that, but that doesn't mean it was all Ebron dropping passes either. De'Vondre has had good coverage this season thus far, can we agree on that?