XoFalcon Posted September 28, 2009 Share Posted September 28, 2009 It's hard to criticize the coaching staff and the Falcon organization as a whole after what they have done for us. This franchise was at rock bottom in 2007 and are now a solid football team facing our first back-to-back winning seasons in a 44-year history.However, it seems the coaching staff is not taking initiative steps to improve over 2008 successes. In short, we don't play-call like a team in a position to take over or even wanting to take over a game. Sure, what we have is good enough for 10-12 wins a year and a spot in the playoffs. But you tip-toe with multiple WR screens, running for 2 yards on first down (repeat, repeat, repeat) - and teams like New England will piece you to death over four quarters. You can count on running into a team like this in the playoffs (see arz last year). We should see an aggressive game plan that exploits our superior offense. Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White disappear for four quarters? The New England defense isn't good enough to do this. We did it to ourselves.Somewhere and somehow our coaching staff has to develop a kill mentality - step on throat of opponent until breathing stops. I'm not sure if or when this will ever happen. ****, the Atlanta Braves went 14 seasons with this kind of "success". If you ever say anything bad about Bobby Cox folks would cuss you up one wall, down the other. Not certain this critique will be well received either and granted, we are in year 2, not 14. But this league moves fast. Injuries to players like Matt Ryan could put everything on hold. There is not time to wait for going for the jugular - you just go! This team is good enough to compete with the best but if you don't allow them to play, and try to stick to traditional football scripts - teams that do adjust will walk over you.This was all evident on our two wins. Carolina stuck around until the end and there was no reason for it. Hopefully something jars this coaching staff. Hopefully.If not, we'll be that nice Peyton Manning Colt team with the great regular season record - but punch-less in the playoffs.I want blood if not from our defense then from our offense. Not WR screens.Give me PLEASE a nasty COACHING attitude to go with our talent.At least then when we lose it is because we got beat straight up - and not with freakin' WR screen, up in the middle every first-down predictable crap.PS Who took my 'l' out of my Falcons in topic title?! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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