Money Lee Posted September 29, 2009 Share Posted September 29, 2009 Jake Delhomme's last 4 games:L vs. Arizona: 13-34 205 yds 50% 1 td 5 int 39.1 rating 1 fumble lostL vs. Philadelphia: 7-17 73 yds 41.2% 4 int 14.7 rating 2 fumbles lostL @ Atlanta: 25-41 308 yds 61% 1 td 1 int 82.2 ratingL @ Dallas: 22-33 220 yds 66.7% 1 td 2 int 70.3 rating 1 fumble lostIt's a sign of a bigger issue. The Falcons need to kick it up a notch. This passive-aggressive zone defense scheme isn't working. Particularly when paired with an offense that's supposed to be all world, but is all too predictabe and conservative. You don't pay White, Ryan, Gonzales and Turner that kind of money just to be a low risk, low reward group.I'm placing this at the foot of the coaching staff. You have the horses for a high powered offense, yet refuse to open up the playbook. Smith's background is supposed to be on the defensive side of the ball, yet the defense plays soft, particularly when matched up with a powerful offense.Let's not kid ourselves. The Falcons could EASILY be 0-3. It took a Pro Bowl effort from Mike Peterson to beat the Dolphins, we were fortunate to play a horrible Jake Delhomme when the Panthers ran all over us, and we were lucky to lose to the Patriots by only 16 as Tom Brady was missing throws he normally makes in his sleep while they proceeded to run all over us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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