Penumbra

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  • Birthday 12/25/1957

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  1. A Richard Enberg to you sir,...OH MYYY! Superb, factual and right on.
  2. agreed,...Chris Chandler was proficient in that difficult throw.
  3. Yeah,...good ole Mularkey. The guy Falcons fans loved to hate. Poor man,...HC of the Bills(the Falcons beat them in Buffalo), and the former O-coor of the Falcons. And no one liked his play calling. He prolly just needs to hang it up. The guy just can't seem to catch a break. And btw,...it don't matter who is the play caller for the Falcons,...Dan Henning, June Jones, Dan Reeves, Greg Knapp, Mularkey and now Sarkasian,...Falcons fans will always question the O-coor.
  4. Thank goodness the Falcons aren't going there. Just like MNF it seems we always lose. If memory serves, which is questionable, the last time we went there we blew a lead and lost to the Lions. Imagine that,...us blowing a lead.
  5. Jim Schwartz has a long resume. In 1993 he was hired as a scout by the Browns and served in that role for 3 years. Then spent another 3 years as D-assistant for the Ravens. Then Swartz spent 10 years in Tennessee, 7 of those as D-coor. In 2009 he was hired as HC of the Lions but was fired after 5 seasons. 2014 he was the Bills D-coor but took 2015 off, then was hired by the Eagles in 2016. Schwartz has worked for Belichick(Browns), Jeff Fisher, Ted Marchibroda, Doug Marrone and,...Doug Pederson. Looking at the Eagles 2017 defense is interesting. They sell out to stop the run, ranked first in yds allowed but their pass-D rankings are mediocre. Ranked #2 in the NFL for average time of their opponent's drives shows they get the D off the field a lot. It's clear that the Eagle's opponents last season preferred to pass against this defense rather than grind it out running. In their 3 losses the Eagles D allowed over 100 yds rushing each game but what's more telling is in those losses the opposing offenses gained over 300 yds. And there's the key if the Falcons wanna return to the NFCCG. There is nooooooo doubt the Eagles will be run heavy offensively Saturday afternoon. Most are predicitng a "fast game" and I agree. They'll be intent on keeping the Falcons offense off the field. And as we know the Falcons will also be determined to run the ball against a serious run defense,...even when it's not working I add. So,...as a Philly writer noted yesterday, the game will be determined by Matt Ryan's arm. I agree. Jim Schwartz has a handful to deal with Saturday. And the writer said this game is the most compelling this weekend cause no one knows what's a gonna happen. I agree. Even Vegas is unsure like last Saturday the Falcons/Rams game was predicted to be a Rams win by a field goal and is equally unsure 'bout this game as well having the Falcons as a FG fave. I dunno,...something feels like one of the two teams will get blown out.
  6. I was afraid to say this here. But yeah,...the O-line has regressed imo as well. But in that light they played a very good game in LA, other than run blocking. We're gonna need a running game Saturday and mucho.
  7. unbelievable
  8. yep,...mucho entertainment.
  9. Again we'll most likely hear the Falcons are a dome team playing in cold weather. Bermuda grass can be,...ummm well I played on a field in Florida that had Bermuda and I can say that it did slow down the fast players like me.
  10. Ahhhh,...reminds of the Oh **** Yes days. Ditto, I want that shirt too.
  11. Agreed brees,...I've also seen the media *look down* on the aints through the years. But,...the aints have received more love than the Falcons a fact. One poster here said he doesn't read anything, watch any pre-game shows and simply turns the real game on and that's me. People have a job so we're gonna get it from the media regardless. The NFLN is really a joke to me sorry.
  12. It's become usual to see the Falcons starting inside their own 20. Whether it be a holding call on a punt/KO return or our defense allowing the opposing offense to gain yards early, even though the Falcons D stops them they still punt from their own 40 yd line many, many times.
  13. Jared Goff 62.1% 3,804 yds 28 TDs 7 INTs 100.5 rating 1st overall pick in 2016 draft 6'4" 210 lbs Matty Ice 64.7% 4,095 yds 20 TDs 12 INTs 91.4 rating 3rd overall pick in 2008 draft 6'4" 217 lbs Before the 2016 draft a couple sports writers noted Goff looks like Matt Ryan throwing the ball. And from clips and photos it sure looks like both guys are very similar in throwing motions, footwork. The Falcons faced Goff in LA last year, a 42-14 Atlanta win. Sacked him 3 times and picked off 2 passes. But that was 13 months ago and Goff is settling in fine as a good NFL QB as far as 2017 goes. The Rams are ranked #1 in *not* throwing INTs and have allowed 28 sacks this season. Matt Ryan has been sacked 24 times. Both QBs enjoy fine run games with great RBs. The Rams defense has had problems against the run this season so expect a run-heavy game plan by both teams. Not being a homey but the game Saturday night in LA, at least to me, is the more compelling match than any other come this weekend. The last time Atlanta faced the Rams in a playoff game was 2004. The Falcons beat the Rams twice that season. And then the Falcons went to Philadelphia in the playoffs and lost. ummmm,...if the Falcons beat the Rams Saturday night they travel to,...Philadelphia. Turns out in 2004 the Patriots and Eagles appeared in the Super Bowl. And that could be a happnin' again ya'll unless someone like the Rams, Saints, Falcons can change the NFC picture in the 2017 playoffs. Footballlocks has the Rams as 6 point faves,...hmmmm. I expect that spread to change.
  14. And the Panthers are literally *married* to the guy. Oh baby, when those legs can't get a 1st down? That's gonna be fun to watch.