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  1. 22 hours ago, ⚡Slumerican⚡ said:

    Its hard to say atm, thats why some of the coaches make millions.. But from whats trending now in the NFL.. Put good players around cheap qb's out of college and spend money on the D.. Its definitely working atm

    Noway chiefs let Mahomes  walk. 

  2. 20 hours ago, FalconsFanSince194eva said:

    Okay I get it Freeman had a "good" game last week, but it could have been better, There were multiple big holes to run through but Freeman either didn't see it, indecisive, or too slow to hit it. What really pushed me into the we need a new RB group was a run to the left side of the field. I can't remember who it was but I think it was Hardy, he had his man pinned to the inside and I for sure thought Free would hit the outside and get 15+ yards, but nope he cuts back in for some reason gains no yards because Hardy had to let his man go. Old Freeman would have hit the outside and been gone, Coleman would have busted a 30+ yard play, and any RB with his head on should have taken the outside. I think Freeman best days are past him and we need a burner with vision next year.


    Flame away if you must but this is my 2 cents.

    If you don't  want him trade him to the colts. We'd be glad to have a Freeman Mack combo. There some good backs coming out next year so you could wait til then to get rid of him.

  3. 27 minutes ago, athell said:

    It is something I have been thinking of for a while, and while watching First Take this morning they kinda touched on it and really got me thinking.  What is the identity of the Atlanta Falcons?  Specifically with Dan Quinn?  What is the one or two things we always know we can hang our hat on?  I ask my children, "What is your default setting?"  When you have the world crumbling around you, when things are going to crap, what is your default setting?  What will be there for you to lean on through the good times and bad?

    New England - Doesn't make mistakes, will let you bury yourself.

    KC - Prolific offense

    Baltimore - Rushing offense and excellent defense

    New Orleans - Consistently efficient and excellent offense

    Dallas - Run game

    Chicago - Defense

    etc, etc

    I know what Quinn preaches.  He preaches flying around, fast and physical!  But the product on the field doesn't always reflect that...at least not often enough to etch that in stone as our "identity".  It seems to me we do not know what our identity is from week to week.  It seems to me our default setting is inconsistency and unpreparedness.  Letting teams back into games that we are winning comfortably, playing down to our opponents we should beat handily, making poor decisions in critical moments seems to be our default setting.

    Now, if you ask me, the Dan Quinn defense we were promised all along?  We were fed a line of ****.  The defense just isn't where it needs to be, and really for the entire tenure of Dan Quinn, hasn't been close to where it needs to be which leads me to the following article on what I think our identity should be, what our default setting should be.  A prolific passing offense that utilizes the pass to setup a run game.  Ryan, Julio, Ridley, Sanu, Hooper...in a pass happy league, we have a wealth of talent in the passing attack.  We should be a prolific passing offense, and yet we continue to kill ourselves with mistakes.  But could the 2nd half from Indy be a insight into things to come?  I am not 100% giving up on this defense, as I do think DQ knows his stuff, but after 5 years you gotta call a spade a spade imo.  The identity of this team, at least under Dan Quinn, will never be an excellent defensive and disciplined team.  History tells us otherwise.  What we do know is we have future Hall of Famers, in their prime, on offense.  It's their time, yet again, to lead this team.




    Atlanta’s numerous penalties and second slow start on the road have been the center of attention in the aftermath of the Falcons' 27-24 loss to the Colts, and rightfully so. But there’s something else from Sunday’s game that deserves some focus from the fan base – an offense that was as red-hot in the second half as an NFL offense can possibly be.

    The Falcons had three possessions in the second half, each of which resulted in touchdowns. Each of those drives covered over 70 yards and spanned at least eight plays; the longest drive covered 78 yards and lasted 16 plays. The point is, the Falcons’ offense showed the ability to sustain drives and make plays in crucial moments.

    After halftime, the Falcons were a perfect 8-of-8 on third down, despite facing an average distance of 5.9 yards such downs. As offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter later noted, that level of production is unsustainable, but it proved the Falcons could hit that gear when needed.

    Quarterback Matt Ryan completed his first 18 passes of the second half and would have been a perfect 23-for-23 after halftime but for a pass that running back Devonta Freeman bobbled and dropped. Ryan shook off a forgettable first half and another ill-advised throw that resulted in his sixth interception of the season to look like the player who took home the NFL’s MVP award in 2016.

    Jacoby Brissett, the Colts’ quarterback who was thrust into a starting role following Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement before the season, was also incredibly efficient and completed his first 16 passes of the game on Sunday. But, as the passing charts below indicate, Brissett completed just five passes that traveled at least 10 yards in the air. Ryan, on the other hand, doubled that number and completed 10 such passes.


    Matt Ryan's pass chart, courtesy of NFL Next Gen Stats


    Jacoby Brissett's pass chart, courtesy of NFL Next Gen Stats


    So, while Brissett was also incredibly efficient during a long stretch of the game, his degree of difficulty was lower than Ryan’s. That’s not to take anything away from Brissett, who did a great job of taking what the Falcons’ defense gave him, but it’s rather to highlight just how impressive Ryan’s run was in the second half.

    Ryan also spread the ball around and utilized the entirety of the Falcons’ weapons with eight different players catching passes in the second half. Atlanta also didn’t have to rely entirely on throwing the ball against the Colts.

    Devonta Freeman turned in his best performance of the season, carrying the ball 16 times for 88 yards and showcasing the burst and cutting ability that make him a dangerous runner.“I thought that when we ran the ball, we ran it really well,” Ryan said. “I thought our offensive line did a good job. Again, when you fall behind you’re going to have to throw it some more to get back into the game. But when we did run the football, we ran it very efficiently.”

    Offensively, the Falcons showcased a mixture of explosion and sustainability in the second half. That Sunday’s game felt like it would come down to whichever team had the ball last is a testament to just how well Atlanta’s offensive played after falling into a 20-3 hole leading into halftime, and it sure didn’t feel like the Falcons would be stopped if they got the ball back a fourth time.

    And this is where it comes back around to penalties.

    The Falcons’ defensive penalties helped sustain the Colts’ lone scoring drive of the second half, and their offensive penalties chipped away at precious time on the clock, leaving them with no opportunity to get the ball back at the end of the game.

    Yet, the Falcons’ offense succeeded in spite of those penalties. In previous games such penalties would have stalled the types of long scoring drives Atlanta put together against the Colts. That wasn’t the case on Sunday, and it’s a reason for optimism with 13 games left to play.

    The Falcons may be 1-2 after three games but all is hardly lost. Far from it. Of the 12 teams to reach the playoffs in 2018, six of them had the same record through three games that the Falcons do right now, including the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

    How these early games unfold is important. It’s not as important as a win or a loss, but with such a small sample size it provides some context for how things may play out moving forward. Given how Atlanta’s offense kicked into gear on Sunday, this thing might be just getting started.


    Yea Brissett  throws shorter and let's his play makers do the rest. May be one of the reasons  for lower int rate.

  4. 25 minutes ago, jlrfalcon said:

    If Quinn was fired today, does anyone think an immediate replacement on the team (Koetter? Sutton?) already could take over and still get us to the SuperBowl this year?

    If Quinn was fired later but during this season (maybe during the bye week 9), does anyone think a replacement could get us to the SuperBowl this year or next year?

    If Quinn was fired after the end of the season, it would almost likely be an outside guy who might keep the team's core but would he get us to the SuperBowl next year or need more years?

    If Quinn was fired, would a breakup of the team's core even be possible with the contracts to Ryan, Julio, Grady, Matthews, etc.  Simply, would it be very difficult for a new coach to rebuild quickly?

    I am not saying I support Quinn's current record but is our best option right now to hope he can turn things around quickly?

    Depends  on who you replace him with.

  5. 24 minutes ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

    See week 1

    Lol Falcons will  definitely  be a playoff  team. We just looked at some film on the colts forum  showing  Brissett  checking  down to a short throw when he had a wide open hilton  running  down the field. If he keeps  doing that it might  be a blowout. Actually  the last time we were blown  out at home was when the jaqs beat us 27 to 0 in 2017 with Brissett  starting. Brissett  had 0 tds and 0 ints in that game.

  6. 44 minutes ago, falconidae said:

    That's not the only way. Falcons stuffed the Eagles run game last week. They stuff the colts run game, and Ryan gets back to his normal self, it's 21-3 going into the second half and Brissett can't lead them back. Basically, like the SD game, except the Falcons don't allow the colts to rally in the 4th quarter.

    Falcons have 3 new starters on the Oline, they got better from game one to game two, reasonable to think that'll keep happening.

    Falcon's Dline got burnt on the edges in game, then fixed those issues in game two. This is a much better defense, including DLine, than last year.

    Falcons bring their A game, they can absolutely blow the colts out.

    What would need to happen  for a colts blowout?

  7. 19 hours ago, Iron Saint said:

    Be that as it may, I don’t think the Colts will be blowing anyone out with Jacoby Brissett anytime soon though.

    However, I’ll take those two blowout wins for that Super Bowl win every day of the week and twice on Sundays. I know y’all would too.


    Well they do have the dolphins  on their schedule.  If they can't  blow them out then they probably  won't  blow anyone out.

  8. 8 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

    Julio had a much better game against Philadelphia including the game-winning TD, but his Minnesota performance was not worth his contract.  He still needs a good game against Indianapolis to fully assure me he is as good as all his prior years.

    BTW #12 - Stocker is not a passing option and part of the reason for 2 of Ryan's interceptions, but Hooper looks strong and reliable and should be used even more.

    He needs a good  game nearly  every game to be worth that contract 

  9. 7 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

    Assuming the defense that showed up to the park against Philadelphia comes to Indianapolis plus the offense resembles it historical levels, the Falcons should blow away the Colts without their great QB Luck and super LB Leonard.

    Falcons 37, Colts 10?

    The reason I don't  see 37 to 10 is the colts run the football  too much for that kind of score. Not to mention  Mack's  best runs usually  come from him bouncing  outside. The only way 37 to 10 could happen  is if the colts abandon  the run. Brissett  plays like Fitzpatrick  and throws 6 ints. Essentially  the whole team would have to not show up. If the game were in Atlanta maybe, but at lucus oil. Atlanta  has not even showed that they that explosive on offense  yet. They have the talent, but haven't  played up to it. It will be a close competitive  game.

  10. 3 hours ago, Jpowers said:

    Is there really a dude with the last name speed? 


    Please tell me he's slow.

    Lol yea he will back up bobby okereke. Bobby has 34 and a half inch arms and runs a 4.5 40. Speed has 33 and 1/4 inch arms and runs a 4.6. Bobby okereke  draft comparison  was darius Leonard. 

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