g-dawg Posted September 28, 2009 Share Posted September 28, 2009 Normally I think coaching is important from just the perspective of getting a team prepared and having a good scheme..........but this week, the actual coaching done on game day was the Falcons undoing.1) Early on, it was obvious that Patriots could run on Falcons "at will" and they were dominating the line of scrimmage. BVG and Falcons defense made no adjustment..........Grade: "F-"2) Falcons offense was in a nice groove in the first half but a couple of penalties put the Falcons at 2nd and very long distance. Falcons got it all the way back to about 4th and 3 from the Patriots 43 and Matt Ryan was hot. Falcons were down 16-10. Mike Smith elects to punt the ball from the Patriots 38 - you have got to be FREAKING KIDDIN' ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grow some NADS, Mike.....Result of punt was 24 yard gain in field position - whoopty-freakin-doo!..................Grade: "F-"3) Falcons had the ball about 2 minutes in the entire 3rd quarter and were getting dominated in time of possession. In 4th quarter we were down 19-10 with less than 10 minutes left and we never went for it on 4th down. Can someone explain this to me?????? So what if we don't get it? We were already down two scores and everytime the Patriots get the ball they hold it for 10 minutes?.......Grade: "F-"Look, I love Mike Smith and our coaching staff but the unwillingness to go for it on 4th down showed weakness and a lack of confidence. Even the players knew they were not going to have "three and outs" and they needed strength from this coaching staff and they did not get that today.Falcons cannot stop the run......Memo to Mike Smith and BVG: you have a bye week so two weeks to get this run defense game fixed......please do so or it will be a long season. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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