The Falcon Jedi Posted August 20, 2010 Share Posted August 20, 2010 >>Jeff SchultzAugust 19th, 201011:48 pmFolks, just updated the column with some fresh Ryan quotes.FYI, spent some time in Mike Smith’s press conference and he was pretty upset with performance, from top to bottom. I’m sure D-Led will have it covered. I’d expect an angry coaching staff at practice this week, leading up to the Miami game next Friday.>>I know most of you think im always so negative, but the bottom line is WE SUCKED bad tonight. And the coaching staff is angry. It's not just me. The coaching staff saw the same fundamental flaws that I saw, and they are inexcusable - pre-season or not. The things this team Failed at tonight should NOT, CAN NOT be tolerated. The Falcons have been projected in pre-season rankings as a top-3 NFC team. That will likely change after tonight. We will be lucky to stay in the top 7.Folks, I am not here to proclaim gloom and doom. I watched the game. I watched it very closely. We broke down in most every aspect. You always need a measuring stick to gauge your team by, and the Patriots are a solid stick to do that against. And this is where we are. Against one of the best NFL teams, we do not measure up. Not yet.Lots of work to do, lots of improvement to make, but this team still has a ways to go before it can compete for a SB title.The final score doesnt matter. All that matters is what I saw when the Patriots 1st team steam-rolled our 1st team for 1 quarter. I saw fundamental breakdowns on defense that cannot carry into the regular season. Sean Weatherspoon maybe needs to just be a backup LB at this point. He looked horrible tonight. Kroy Bierman should be the starting DE. Ryan looked good, made some really good throws. Matt Bryant - come on Man! Our FG kicker situation is as tenuous as it was last season. Tony G. made a great catch, dropped an easy one. Roddy White got mauled on a play that should have been pass interference. Antone Smith screwed up not turning around on a blitz. The WRs on this team need to get it together.The Middle of this Defense looked Horrible. No excuse for letting Fred Taylor run through the middle of this team the way he did. That MUST be fixed, above all else. The one thing that this team MUST do is stop the RUN down the MIDDLE. If we cant do that, then call it a season. The one thing we were always good at is stopping the RUN. If we cant stop Fred Taylor, then who can we stop?I expect game 3 to be much different than this game. I hope. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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