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  1. New highlight video my made of our Dline from last year. Hopefully it can get us hype for the line we have now. With the new additions Takk and Vic just might look even better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq6sx7fznCY
  2. Those fans need corrective surgery to their perception. Falcons are are in the middle of an injury riddled season after b2b seasons with playoff wins and a SB berth. It’s wrong to blame coaching so soon. Its a knee-jerk reaction & lacks imagination. Personnel issues due to injury & talent deficiencies have prevented this team from playing to it’s strengths. All the weaknesses are glaringly apparent to opponents and there is no way to mask them right now. There is nothing the coaches can do until they have the players. It’s frustrating for everyone on the team to be pushed to do the impossible, the team game plan & philosophy can’t be followed through right now. Let’s talk about what adding two NFL starting caliber OG’s would correct: 1. MR2 would be able to climb in the pocket away from talented edge rushers, step up to plant his feet for intermediate & deep throws. 2. Give MR2 time to complete his timing throws, a staple of this offense. 3. Allow stretch run plays to make it to the edge and gain yards. 4. Open lanes to rush up the middle consistently, & set up a competent play-action that pulls defenders out of coverage. What about a big competent DT to play with Jarrett: 1. LB’s can fly around & edge rushers get more 1on1 matchups. 2. More sacks & pressures. 3. Less overcompensating in the secondary leading to penalties & blown coverages. Three players would totally change this team. You could get away with adding just one OG & a DT & make this team a contender. Falcons will not win without these corrections. Coaching is not the issue.
  3. Man did Shede, Babs, and Reed come to play or what? Include Freeney, Jarrett, and Beasley in there as well 3 sacks 17 hurries on 34 drop backs. Shutting down the run. 101 total yards with RW gaining half of those on scrambling, broken down plays from the pressure in the pocket. Pressure forcing bad throws, throw aways, and TOs. And the pursuit was relentless and kept coming all game. I think the light has switched on for Hageman. He has been more consistent this season and moreso after the bye. Has Freeney been working with him as well. I seen 1 photo that supports it but I hope so.
  4. Dissecting our D-Line Lets start here shall we. Vic Beasley Grady Jarret Rasheede Hageman J. Babs Cliff Matthews (added in season) These are the ONLY guys on our D-line that have been drafted by the Falcons. Thats horrible! No if and or buts about it. Vic is having an awesome year and Grady is having a solid year, not great but solid. However Grady is doing his job as a NT which is what I personally can ask for, just not elite NT status. You're not going to have elite players at every level and thats understandable. Hageman...man majority of us had high hopes for him. From the legal issues and lack of effort/attitude problems he has been disappointing through 3 years. Probably will be gone after this season or retained given he will be cheap on his rookie contract. Not sorry to say that Babs has been a disappointment for the past 3 years. This year especially. He hasn't even been getting his usual "get in the backfield and whiff the tackle type of plays". Cliff Matthews was recently picked up via FA and has made no impact. Brooks Reed Tyson Jackson Adrian Clayborn Dwight Freeney Courtney Upshaw Derrick Shelby Ben Garland NT The fact that 7 (8 if you count Matthews) players were FA's shows the lack of resources this team has been provided via the draft. Looking at this list they don't scare anyone. We get pushed around in the trenches way to much. The fact that an active Olineman plays back up NT is down right embarrassing. You mean to tell me that we can't get a TRUE run stuffing NT to back up Grady? Pitiful. Tyson Jackson is a failed 3-4 DE>DT experiment as he routinely gets pushed around. Shelby was showing promise before the injury. Not hating the Freeney assignment as he has helped Beasely out tremendously. Clayborn is a beast when he feels like it. Reed has his moments as well as Upshaw. Overall the unit is not playing well. Mostly I believe is due to personnel. 2017 FA Freeney, Upshaw, Babs, Matthews. Possible Cuts Hageman, Reed, Jackson Thats 4 for sure and possibly 7 spots on the Dline that will have to be figured out this offseason. How did we get to this point? How do we fix it? Notice I did not bash TD, however I need him AND Quinn to do better going forward. Im pretty sure we have the worst goal line D in the league. We only have 2 true DT's on he roster in Grady and Babs. The rest are converted DE's, DE's, or converted LB's. Thoughts?
  5. Here's the link to the entire article: http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp14/story/_/id/11311542/tennessee-titans-showing-toughness-camp Some good/funny things were said about the Falcon's by the Professor John Clayton. I'm copying and pasting the relevant information about the Falcons below: Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard was infuriated when Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ran over and through Titans safety George Wilson. The rules of engagement for this dual practice were no fighting, and running backs were not to finish runs. Fortunately, Wilson wasn't hurt, but Pollard considered Freeman's run excessive. For several minutes, Pollard kept verbally jabbing at Falcons offensive players, saying the team was a pretender. He wouldn't stop. O-line could be one of the best: For years, former Titans coach Jeff Fisher had solid offensive lines coached by Hall of Famer Mike Munchak. But inevitably, age and attrition started eating away at the talent and production, leaving left tackle Michael Roos as the only strong survivor. In the past two years, though, general manager Ruston Webster has brought in strong reinforcements. Last year, he signed the top guard in free agency, Andy Levitre, and used a first-round pick on Chance Warmack. In March, he spent $20 million (over four years) for right tackle Michael Oher, and made Taylor Lewan a first-round pick. At center is 318-pound Brian Schwenke, a fourth-round pick in 2013. That overhaul could qualify Webster for one of those house-repair reality shows. As thin as offensive lines are around the NFL, imagine the Titans going into the season with Lewan, a potential star, on the bench. The improvements on the Falcons' defensive line were noticeable in Monday's workout, but what was more apparent is how well the Titans' line handled those rushes. I know it's not much, but it's a slow news day. That first part was pretty funny I thought, and explains why Pollard was going off yesterday. Good for Freeman. I really like what he's saying about our D-Line in that second snippet. He's pretty much calling the Titan's O-Line one of the best, if not THE best, in the league and was saying how noticeable our D-Line improvements were.
  6. Just wondering what everyone's 2 cents were on what our main issues were tonight, and also post what you liked. Likes: Bradie Ewing is going to be great if he stays healthy Steven Jackson is shifty, powerful, and can catch. It's wonderful. Darius Johnson looked better than HD or Davis out there, wonder how he'd do with Matt at QB. Worrilow/Bartu are going to be awesome at Mike and Will Dislikes: Wtf was going on with our line?? I couldn't keep up with who missed their assignments but it seems like Baker and Konz were the only ones doing anything. Alford and Trufant got a big lesson tonight, I wonder why we showed out against the Ravens but lost it to the Titans? Odd. We need to learn to stop quick runners and pistol/r-o plays. I wonder what changed in the playcalling (vanilla of course) between last week and this week. Maybe the Titans are a changed team?
  7. Just like the title says - what is your starting D-Line for the Falcons? I'd like to break it up into run downs, and passing downs. For me (first is 1st string, 2nd is depth) On running downs: LDE - Goodman/Massaquoi DT - Robertson/Babineaux DT - Peters/Jerry RDE - Osi/Matthews On passing downs: LDE - Goodman/Mass DT - Babineaux/Robertson DT- Jerry/Peters RDE - Osi/Maponga Alternative 3-4 set for passing: LDE - Babineaux / Goodman DT - Robertson / Peters RDE - Osi/Maponga Thoughts? Edit: I had Seymour in here, but for posterity's sake, took him out
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