TheFatboi

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  1. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by marvinthemartian in *** Official Titans Vs Falcons In-Game Thread ***   
    The PI on Titans hurt them on that drive like all of our penalties have hurt us. You can’t win if you beat yourself
  2. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in *** Official Titans Vs Falcons In-Game Thread ***   
    Patience and vision from free. 
  3. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in *** Official Titans Vs Falcons In-Game Thread ***   
    Patience and vision from free. 
  4. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in *** Official Titans Vs Falcons In-Game Thread ***   
    Patience and vision from free. 
  5. PokerSteve liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in NFL declines to fine Falcons S Keanu Neal after Achilles injury, unsportsmanlike conduct penalty   
    It’s not an emotion thing. It’s a common sense thing. PERIOD!!! PLUS the rules state taking your helmet off in a confrontational gesture is a penalty. This wasn’t confrontational. Again, common sense. 
  6. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by Emmitt in NFL declines to fine Falcons S Keanu Neal after Achilles injury, unsportsmanlike conduct penalty   
    The NFL is 100% Grade A, HorseSh!T 
    Im this close to turning this bullish!t off for good! MotherFlippen son of a b!tches! 
    Nice to see that class from Ebron though. 
    It’s not the players fault that the league is run by a bunch of jackazzes!!!!!
  7. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by Francis York Morgan in NFL declines to fine Falcons S Keanu Neal after Achilles injury, unsportsmanlike conduct penalty   
    Pretty sure it's automatic.
    Yeah. Quinn was yelling at the refs too it turns out - just didn't show him doing it. I was frustrated with his attitude until I heard he had.
  8. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by Faithful Falcon in We probably win Sunday because we're inconsistent and we'll show up this time   
    You're just plain negative. Post some logic behind your opinion. Plain bad doesn't make it a close game.
  9. Faithful Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Titans say this a "must win" for them   
    Absolutely. It’s chess. It’s warfare. You have to identify your opponents weakness and attack it. 
  10. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by Faithful Falcon in Titans say this a "must win" for them   
    Also if you do know how to identify a team's weakness and attack it. Football is 99% mental. That's the real reason the Patriots are a dynasty.
  11. Faithful Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Titans say this a "must win" for them   
    No game is an easy win in the nfl. Especially when you go into a game thinking that way. 
  12. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by vel in Rise Up...or Get Gone! Scouting the Opponent: The Tennessee Titans   
    Ehh... All faith? Not yet. If they hadn't responded in the second half the way they did, I'd be with you. But every team has duds every year. Even the Patriots. They lost to the Dolphins on a hail mary and got abused by the Titans to the tune of 34-10. The "We're on to Cincinnati" clip? That was after a massive egg on MNF. Even the best team ever lays eggs and has their players questioned. It's all about the response. Outside of 2018, these type of games have rarely happened as well under DQ. 
    NOW! If it's week 13 and we're still having this discussion, I doubt DQ survives the offseason. But so far, unless the roster gets depleted with injuries, he doesn't have a history of that like yall keep trying to make out. 
  13. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by vel in Rise Up...or Get Gone! Scouting the Opponent: The Tennessee Titans   
    This team is very frustrating. Very. From getting blown out and embarrassed week one to bouncing back in convincing fashion in week two to laying a complete egg in week three. When you can't even rely on some of your pillar players to play a clean 60 minutes of football, what do you do? Matt had a great game, but his INT led to another 10 point swing in a game we lost by 3. That is just plain old inexcusable and not something a HC can fix. Players constantly jumping offsides. Your stud DT not getting off the field resulting in a 12 man on the field penalty. Basic, elementary level stuff that millionaire players shouldn't be struggling with. Especially since they aren't rookies. Mistakes happen. But these mistakes are just careless. It shows the players aren't fully locked in and engaged. Julio was the only player who showed any degree of fire and frustration. This was a very big problem right now that can potentially tank this team and this season. The good news? It's only week three. As much as I was confident this team should have beaten the Colts, I knew this result was much more likely to happen than I cared to admit. This was the most Falcons thing to happen. They got comfortable. They relaxed. They didn't take the Colts serious. They saw the same talent gap we all saw. They thought just showing up would be good enough. But they forgot they still had a game to play. By the time they woke up, it was 20-3. You saw the talent gap in the second half, when they held the Colts to 7 points while scoring three straight TD drives. But the problem was the continued self inflicted mistakes that no coach should take the blame for. Jumping offsides is a player issue. Every single time. It extended several drives, which either resulted in points or restricted the offense's ability to exploit their advantage further. Until the players hold themselves and each other accountable, you can bring Bill Belichick in here and they'd still be trending for an 8-8 season. 
    We are 1-2. Ugly loss to a solid Colts team that should not have happened. This was the worst defensive performance from this team:

    Even with Matt's INT, this offense wasn't stopped. Yet, just look at the EPA from the defense. It was worse than the Steelers game from last year. DQ didn't do his part. At all. Playing soft was stupid. Period. Why he didn't force Brissett into mistakes is a big question he needs to ask himself. But again, the players were still bad. I saw Debo jogging to cover a deep crosser behind him that was easy pitch and catch for the Colts because of his poor effort. How does your MLB play like that? Seriously. He's supposed to be the heart beat of the defense and if the other players see that, what do you think is going to happen? It's unacceptable but that's player accountability. DQ and Ulbrich can cuss him out all they want, but you never see Luke Kuechly doing that. He's got a standard for himself that he holds everybody else to. Until the players have that for themselves, you'll continue to get these ugly performances. 
    Last point:
    Even though it-'s frustrating and grim, one thing DQ has proven is that he won't let this thing get out of hand. Yes, 2018 was ugly. They went on a skid. But they also bounced back. Ugly losses happen to every team. The Titans even beat the Patriots 34-10 last year. Think about that. The 9-7 Titans. The Patriots rolled into Nashville and thought the Titans would roll over and this happened in November. Well into the season. They also beat the Eagles last year too. The two SB participants the year prior came to Nashville and left with L's to an inferior team. A team that didn't even make the playoffs. It happens. 
    The players still respond to DQ and he continues to coach and look at the issues head on. It remains to be seen how 2019 will pan out, but best believe, they lose to the Titans and a 1-3 record with this roster and DQ won't be seeing 2020. I know people are down on him. Rightfully so. But DQ has looked in the mirror more times than I think the players have. They need to decide what kind of team they want to be. At the end of the day, the talent on the field has to produce. What made the LOB so great was not Pete Carroll and Dan Quinn, but the players on the field that could take what their coaches were trying to do and bring it fully to life each and every snap. From Sherman's brash and arrogant nature, to Kam's ferocious physicality, to ET's cerebral and confident demeanor, those guys brought it every week and didn't let anybody, neither their opponent or their teammates, have a breather from the pressure of the LOB. Until this team, defense in particular, finds those fiery players, it won't matter. 

    Head Coach: Mike Vrabel
    Offensive Style: Balanced, West Coast Offense
    Defensive Style: 3-4 defense
    2018 Record: 9-7
    Falcons All Time Record: 7-7
    The Way I See It: Quite frankly, the Titans are a mediocre team. Which means jack shlt with this Falcons team, since they're just as mediocre right now. Throw the rosters out of the window. The Falcons haven't decided who they want to be. The Titans are relying on a very subpar QB, but the gap between Mariota and Ryan isn't as big as it should be given Matt hasn't been making good decisions on his own. I said this in the breakdown about the Colts game:
    It applies here. They didn't take the Colts seriously until it was too late. This Titans team is just as capable of leaving Atlanta with a 35-10 victory as they are getting blown out 35-10 on the road. Just like Atlanta. Mess around and you will be 1-3 and you are what your record says you are. 
    How We Match Up: Again, we match up well. Since the Vikings game, we haven't had a match up problem. It's a want to problem. If they don't want to play on Sunday, then all bets are off. They'll let inferior players out play them in match ups they should own. If they play their game, the Falcons should win this one. Same thing I said last week. The Falcons play the first half of the Colts game like the second half, they win 42-14. The ability is there. The Titans aren't any less talented than the Colts. They have talent on offense in Henry, Lewis, Davis, Brown, Humphries, Walker, and Sharpe. Mariota is subpar, but the same was said about Brissett and the defense chose to let him look like Matt Ryan. On defense, the Titans have a good chunk of talent. Very well rounded but can be inconsistent and poorly coached. Sounds like a spitting image of the Falcons defense. I don't know who these match ups favor honestly, because both teams are wildly inconsistent. 
    When the Falcons are on Offense: Matt Ryan. Man. 29/34, 85%, 304 yards. 3 TDs. 8.94 YPA. 
     
    Matt Ryan should have been praised this week for having a phenomenal game, picking apart a defense I noted didn't match up with this offense at all in anyway. Especially without Leonard. They dominated the soft middle of the defense like I expected. But the one glaring thing is the interception. I know people are pointing to the defense and saying "So Matt has to play perfect for us to win?!". I get all of that, and I'll get to the defense very shortly. But Matt is continuing to make grave mistakes in scoring positions. That pass to Stocker is completely indefensible. Not only was it to a limited TE in double coverage, but it was ridiculously high and just a poor decision to any weapon not named Julio. If that throw was to Julio, I'd grumble and move on. But forcing that pass to a blocking TE in scoring position is just not one I'm going to let slide. He throws that ball in the dirt and the Falcons might have won this game. Same with the Eagles game. And even the same with the Vikings game. He's throw three straight INTs in scoring positions. Two inside the ten yard line. That's up to 21 points right there. He needs to stop. The second half though, he was electric, leading the offense to three straight TD drives and several third and long conversions that shouldn't have happened. That's the Matt we've been waiting on. It's as simple as that. Matt shows up and balls out, the Falcons most times will win. This Titans defense is tough and not going to give up things like the Colts defense. But they are also prone to some clueless plays that make no sense. If we get second half Matt, they win. The running game showed some signs of life, but had to get shut down due to the situation. Freeman was at 5.5 YPC. It was consistently churning out 3-5 runs. You saw it on that 15 min drive in the third quarter. That's what wins games. They'll need that again Sunday. 
    When the Falcons are on Defense: I really hate these guys man. Something I've said multiple times now, they are too busy listening to the noise on how good they should be and were after the Philly game. Are they talented? Yes. Should they believe it? Yes. Should they play like it? Yes. Do they? No. 
    When you have players who can actually be flat in September, only two games into the season, you may have a problem. The coaches shouldn't have to get them up. Like Rico said, it's the players. The other problem is this whole "We play better when we're under dogs..." Who is calling you the underdog? The media. So you're telling me the media can influence your week to week performance? Again, that's the players. That's pathetic. And until the players choose to change, it won't matter who the coach is. They are focused on being praised instead of kicking a**. They are missing a lead dog. Alpha male won't let a Jacoby Brissett just march down the field repeatedly on them without getting pissed about it. Who would be in his teammates faces pissed that they keep jumping offsides. There is no killer instinct on this side of the ball. That doesn't come from coaches, no matter how many times fans try to make that case. If it did, they'd have it in spades with the DC from the LOB. Mike Smith coached a very physical and at times dominating Jags defense, but that mentality didn't come here because he couldn't bring Donovin Darius, Mike Peterson, Rasean Mathis, Marcus Stroud and John Henderson with him. Those guys were hard hitting, nasty men who didn't just role over because the media said they were good. Yet, Smitty couldn't react it here because he never had those types of guys on his roster. When your best player gets called for an offsides and 12th man on the field penalty, that's want to. 
    Does this defense want to? I guess they may since people are talking so bad about them now. Maybe they'll want to make a point that they can play fast and physical every week, not just the prime time games. I don't know. This one honestly doesn't come down to the Titans offense. It comes down to the Falcons defense. You saw in the second half, Brissett turned back into a pumpkin because the defense chose to play better. But even when it was time to make a play, they chose to step on their dlcks with a penalty instead of a play. Yes, DQ is bringing in a full referee crew this week for practice, but jumping offsides isn't because of the refs being ticky tack. It's because the players are lackadaisical. They can get 5 sacks and multiple three and outs, or they can struggle to get off the field. Neither would surprise me. 
    Vegas Line: Vegas has the Falcons as a 4.5 point home favorite, with the o/u set at 46.5. Take it for what you will. 
    Prediction: Oh well. The Falcons chose to show they don't know how to take every week seriously. We can get a very good game that convinces us to be fans again. Or we can get a stinker that convinces more people on the "Fire DQ" bandwagon. That's where we are three weeks into this thing. As an eternal optimist, I'm also very rational and don't blame people for it at this point. They haven't earned any goodwill. All of it is gone. Each week for the next few weeks is going to be a wait and see approach. I thought we'd know who this team was after the Eagles game. But it's clear, this team doesn't even know who they want to be yet themselves. We'll keep waiting, but at this point, nothing will surprise us on Sunday. 
  14. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by ZoneOne01 in Titans say this a "must win" for them   
    Must win for both teams. 
  15. Drew4719 liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Ryan league leader   
    Matt has made some bad decisions this year. No doubt. And I’ve been saying it since game 1. But I also know Matt could finish the year with 40 td’s and 7 int’s too. 
  16. Drew4719 liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Ryan league leader   
    He repeated the same level of play last year with Sark. Almost matched his mvp year to the teeth. 2012 he was also in mvp discussions. 
  17. dardan liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Ryan just cost the Pack...   
    Aaron jones had 13 carries for 21 yards lol. 1.6 ypc. Rodgers was their leading rusher. To contrast Free had 11 carries for 22 yards against the eagles. But our guy lost a step because the eagles shut him down. Lol. They held the redskins to 28 yards on 13 carries total. Held Johnson from Detroit to 36 yards on 20 carries. If you ask me the eagles have the best run defense in the league. 
     
    But whatever. The pack lost this game because the eagles ran it down their throats and they made them one dimensional by shutting down their running game. That’s why they lost. 
  18. Faithful Falcon liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Luke Stocker!   
    You’re right except he slowed down on the play instead of stood in a spot. That’s the second time he’s done that and it lead to an int. 
  19. Andrews_31 liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Calvin Ridley on Dirk's comments: Nothing for me on film   
    Rid is gonna have to find that cushion. That’s a convo he needs to have with Julio
  20. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by KRUNKuno in 1 Player Every NFL Team Must Bench Immediately   
    Totally thought this was going to be Luke Stocker
  21. TheFatboi liked a post in a topic by vel in 1 Player Every NFL Team Must Bench Immediately   
    Uhhh.... What? This is stupid. Moving on. 
  22. dardan liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Ryan just cost the Pack...   
    Aaron jones had 13 carries for 21 yards lol. 1.6 ypc. Rodgers was their leading rusher. To contrast Free had 11 carries for 22 yards against the eagles. But our guy lost a step because the eagles shut him down. Lol. They held the redskins to 28 yards on 13 carries total. Held Johnson from Detroit to 36 yards on 20 carries. If you ask me the eagles have the best run defense in the league. 
     
    But whatever. The pack lost this game because the eagles ran it down their throats and they made them one dimensional by shutting down their running game. That’s why they lost. 
  23. Andrews_31 liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Calvin Ridley on Dirk's comments: Nothing for me on film   
    Rid is gonna have to find that cushion. That’s a convo he needs to have with Julio
  24. Ergo Proxy liked a post in a topic by TheFatboi in Alright I have to say it..... Freeman has to go next year!   
    Absolutely he did. When in the cut ups from Stark he said free looked himself making jump cuts, running away from ppl and thru ppl. These guys I don’t know what they’re talking about. And you and I had debated over his contract but you’ve never had anything to say about him as a player. I’ve never EVER heard a back with a 5.5 ypc had a bad or ok game when thw run game was abandoned to play catch-up.