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  1. The first half was a little better on pass rush and overall play in some regards, but the first half has rarely been the problem, for us or any team, the second half is where teams implement half-time adjustments, third quarter has long been an achilles heel for us, and fourth quarter is where we, and everyone else tend to lose football games. To me it looked like we got out-coached, and out-played, particularly in the second half, where it always matters most. We do not look like a sixty minute football club atm.
  2. Some things never change, for example, our organizational claims that we will win the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, be tougher, run the ball, disavow our gimmick-ridden finesse style of football, tackle, play defense, etc., etc. We do not draft well, we do not hire well. What our front office has is a talent for dissembling, clever talk, marketing schemes, and maintaining a precise level of mediocrity. Mr. Blank has fired Dan Reeves and hired Bobby Petrino... over the phone. Mister Dimitroff has a gift for gab, his talents speak for themselves. Rich McKay is an excellent, inside-source of information on the mysterious goings-on of the NFL rules committee. We fired or ran off most of the best talent we have had, players and coaches. The natural next step in this progression is to part ways with Matt Ryan. I hope this thread turns out to be the most panic-stricken, chicken-little thing I have ever written, that we win the super-bowl and I quit the message board for another three or four years because people keep quoting it. that would be awesome. I pray for it. Of course you never panic after one game. But. What we have here is seventeen regular season games and eight preseason games. Anyone comfortable with this regime has to be one seriously cool and patient customer. The dread sense that this is yet another wasted 2-3 years waiting for regime-change is too painful to contemplate, let alone speak, but I cannot stop thinking it. I do watch the games. Predictions: We miss the playoffs and get a reasonably good draft pick. Kyle Shanahan gets a head-coaching gig. Dan Quinn gets a linebacker's coaching gig. Raheem Morris gets a defensive coordinator gig. Thomas Dimitroff gets a raise and promotion, but continues to perform the same duties. Arthur Blank apologizes to the fans.
  3. For me Sunday was the epitome of WTF. Rocket surgeons and brain scientists will study film for two weeks. I pray they find some answers. I am not a smart man but I know what love is, however I have no idea what HC and OC are thinking, I do hope they are capable of arithmetic. Now to the opinions with absolutely no facts: - Off the top of my head I think we ran the ball 12 times (too lazy to look up the numbers-correct me and flame at will please) and passed 45 times. Again off the top of my head I think that is about 75-80 percent pass. Last season we were about 66% pass (off the top of my head - I aint researching shite). This was fail and we made a vow to get a real run game. - Sunday the majority of the runs were left and right stretches that resulted in tfl (the exaggerated show of the football before hand-off insured that people in the nosebleed seats at the panthers game knew where the ball was going - Hopes that this was to set up a 'fooled ya' play-action pass were in vain). Middle runs seemed to yield some positive yards but we preferred to stay in shotgun and pass, pass, pass - punt (Possibly so no lineman would trip the QB?) Total abandonment of the run and targeting the same dudes over and over again on essentially the same plays looks pretty predictable from my couch so I imagine it makes it easier on professionals, especially since there are now weeks of film to study. Maybe at some point we should spend some serious effort banging the ball and shoving guys around at the line of scrimmage - these backs are good enough to get yards if you make a little crease for them by blocking guys in front of you instead of tripping the QB and whatnot... Predictability (its been this way)- Game planning and play calling are the biggest problems (with horrible snaps half the time being a runner up I am sure) - Question: if you know your center snaps the ball on the ground 33 percent of the time( made that number up) why in the **** are you in shotgun all the time? - in game repetition will make it better? We do not blitz because ... I give up. Its football science evidently. On the one hand we have played enough defense to win if the offense scored a few more points, on the other we have made some folks look pretty good at QB who have never looked all that good before. I am not in a panic, but one must be realistic. I do not mind winning ugly but losing ugly is no good. Hopefully we get this figured out and lurch forward.
  4. Thanks for Playing "who's the biggest a.h.o.l.e. " I think you have a shot...
  5. Zelenka--excellent long snapper with him Bryant is money Harry D--everyone knows he is awesome and MM is gone Eric Weems-- Smitty said in the presser he was the most consistent ST player Grimes--everyone knows he is our best corner Walker--he plays hard someone else will get cut Lofton--what is the alternative? Sanders--depth and versatility Snelling--Ovie will be gone snelling can play fullback and catch passes out of the backfield Abe is gone i hate it but it is what it is... what about the rest of the DE's? Beats the H.E.L.L out of me... McClure is gone...sad but it is what it is...
  6. I agree with this statement plus with Man Genius all your players get negative two awareness
  7. Agree--Predictability bad. Deception good. Spread the ball arounda little bit more too
  8. I wouldn't mind Singletary as a consultant to come in on Monday's after a bad performance and Moon the team.
  9. That is just the simple truth right there whether you liked the play-style/philosophy or not. Kerry may or may not be good--after the Julio draft though he became mostly a casualty/afterthought
  10. It is my perception that O lineman--good ones that provide an upgrade-- are few and far between. We might be able to upgrade coordinators and running backs before we can legitimately upgrade the O-line. When Turner first came here he could make something out of nothing. Now maybe not so much. He definitely carried the team on his back. I think we wore him out.
  11. It strikes me that with Turner's stats this year a good salesman could rook some lesser team into giving us two picks... How about a 3rd and a 6th? 4th and a 6th? just a third maybe?
  12. Knight I definitely get what you are saying. Do you think that he has any trade value?
  13. no doubt about it the O-line is a big part of the running game.
  14. Agree... What kind of picks could we reasonably expect for him?
  15. Excellent post man--Pretty much articulated my double-mindedness on the subject... the voting results dovetail with this as well.
  16. Falcons History shows that the last time we had two new coordinators we went to the playoffs.
  17. Yikes! This reminds me of how bad our next OC could be...
  18. I hear what you're saying-- So you think we could get some draft picks for him then?
  19. Nearly a hundred people have viewed and 10 or 12 voted... sign in and vote....curse me out...something...
  20. Well we did try to hire every big name available before we hired Mike Smith. Imagine if we had got Parcells...That dude has ruined more franchises than he has fixed as far as I can tell. I think we will have to get lucky.
  21. No hate here--I love Michael. BUT: It is time to get a back with less patience and more blind ferocity. Hit the place where the hole is supposed to be hard and fast like you were shot out of a cannon. Kinda like Snelling does. Snelling does not break many long runs but he does not have many zero or negative carries. I am not suggesting that Snelling is a replacememnt or even a number one back. I am not exactly suggesting that Turner is done as a number one NFL back but as a falcon he seems to need too big of a hole to get positive yardage and he does not catch passes very well. He seems to have lost a step. He seems tentative at the beginning of runs all to often. It is tough to watch him get negative two yards and 3.2 yards many, many times a game waiting for him to break off a big one. I would like to have a guy who actually gets 4-5 yards or better a carry. Trade him for some draft picks ASAP and lets try and improve the O-line and D-line.
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