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Dockett - I just Jumped the Snap Count - We Needed A Spark


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Atlanta scored twice in the final 2:55 to take a 17-14 halftime, then got the ball on the second-half kickoff.

Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was the disruptive force on the crucial fumble.

I just jumped the snap count, man, he said. I needed to make a play. We needed a spark. We were down and that was the play that turned this whole thing around.

Dockett hit Turner just as Ryan was trying to hand off the ball. The ball bounced off Turners forearm and into the hands of Rolle, who raced to the end zone.

Sorry if this has been shared on here before - I've never seen it. I just ran across it while looking at something else - and this just "JUMPED" out at me.

Thought I would share.

Since we have them the first home game of the season - I think I'll share this with our guys via twitter. What do you think?

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I figured they would change up the count after that but we didn't and they were in the backfield for the rest of the game.

I agree although I believe other Card players have said they had some kind of read on the snap although it may have been just us using the same count. Either way if you watched the game you could not help but wonder what was going on because the Cards were getting off the ball before our guys. I made it a point to watch the next game the Cards played and they did not get off the ball like they were doing with us.

It is just a shame that our coaching staff let this happen and I also condemn the sports media in Atl. Not one media outlet whether TV, print or radio ever have questioned the Falcons coaching staff on this that I am aware of. It is just unacceptable that our coaching staff is so incompetent that they let something like this happen. The only thing that gets me angrier than thinking about this is the fact that McKay drafted Jamaal with the eighth pick without working him out.

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Yea it was pretty clear that the entire Arizona D-Line were jumping the snap count. Ryan was doing something to give it away, and they picked up on it.

What upset me the most is that Mike Mularkey or Bill Musgrave failed to realize that and make adjustments. I felt one of them should have gotten fired over that.

Jedi, I totally agree but the silence in the Atlanta media and on the Falcons MB about this unacceptable negligence on the Falcons coaching staff is deafening. I mean this was a freakin playoff game. I saw, you saw, we all saw it. How the heck did they not correct this problem. I starting to get really pissed again. :angry:

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Jedi, I totally agree but the silence in the Atlanta media and on the Falcons MB about this unacceptable negligence on the Falcons coaching staff is deafening. I mean this was a freakin playoff game. I saw, you saw, we all saw it. How the heck did they not correct this problem. I starting to get really pissed again. :angry:

When Dockett broke into the backfield and took that handoff from Matt Ryan at the beginning of the 2nd half, that was very clear that something was wrong. Mularkey or Musgrave should have noticed that and made some kind of adjustment. That screw-up cost us that game, and getting to the Superbowl. Because had we beat Arizona, we would have killed Carolina the next week.

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When Dockett broke into the backfield and took that handoff from Matt Ryan at the beginning of the 2nd half, that was very clear that something was wrong. Mularkey or Musgrave should have noticed that and made some kind of adjustment. That screw-up cost us that game, and getting to the Superbowl. Because had we beat Arizona, we would have killed Carolina the next week.

Explain to me how they got a pass on that. Why hasn't the media even questioned Coach Smith about this because let's be clear he is in charge of the coaching staff. Even the MB which usually jumps on something like this remember Brooking and the 3rd down play. Brooking was castigated about that but except for me I can't remember anyone else going nuts about this. I know it's not your fault Jedi but I really, really, really, really don't get it. I think Tandy is still bothered by it though, that's why just started this thread.

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Explain to me how they got a pass on that. Why hasn't the media even questioned Coach Smith about this because let's be clear he is in charge of the coaching staff. Even the MB which usually jumps on something like this remember Brooking and the 3rd down play. Brooking was castigated about that but except for me I can't remember anyone else going nuts about this. I know it's not your fault Jedi but I really, really, really, really don't get it.

I dont know, but some offensive coach should have gotten fired after that game, or reprimanded somehow. Ryan was a rookie, he didnt know any better. But his coaches should have caught that.

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Explain to me how they got a pass on that. Why hasn't the media even questioned Coach Smith about this because let's be clear he is in charge of the coaching staff. Even the MB which usually jumps on something like this remember Brooking and the 3rd down play. Brooking was castigated about that but except for me I can't remember anyone else going nuts about this. I know it's not your fault Jedi but I really, really, really, really don't get it. I think Tandy is still bothered by it though, that's why just started this thread.

Believe I voiced my displeasure over that on numerous occasions, it still eats at me.

Tell, read, whatever you call it, immediate in gm adjustments should have been made.

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So a coaching staff who helped a rebuilding team should be fired because we lost a playoff game on the road by a possession, nice logic there.

So a coaching staff should not be held accountable for probably costing us a playoff game? So a coaching staff should not be held accountable because they fail to notice what every fan noticed watching on TV? So much for logic but I love your committment to mediocrity.

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Believe I voiced my displeasure over that on numerous occasions, it still eats at me.

Tell, read, whatever you call it, immediate in gm adjustments should have been made.

Believe me Brooking caught a lot more flak than the coaching staff got over their screwup. Also Brooking took responsiblity and owned up to his failure, as far as I know the Atlanta coaching staff has never said a word about this.

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Come on Tandy! Why you gots to bring up the bad memories. :(

I guess next thing your gonna do is post the police report on Eugine Robinson...

Love ya Tandy!

Oh, I don't know. It's just that they are the first home game for us - just a couple of weeks from now.

I need to get the fire built up - thought I might forward that article to our players.

We can't let them come into our house and pull any of that crap - and our players need to make sure it doesn't happen here.

That's all. Yeah, it still eats me up, too.

Frankly, they were jumping offsides all night long. I don't even know if it was something Ryan was doing. Coach Smith said they were in silent count because of the noise. I was at that game - and I'll tell you right now -- you couldn't hear the person next to you when that defense was on the field - you could scream at your neighbor there and they couldn't hear you. It was deafening. If they were getting the read - it was something visual and changing the snap count probably wouldn't help. Could have been Ryan, could have been the OL or it could have been the game clock. We were going on 1 all night. As far as that goes - I counted on video at least 5 snaps where they were offsides and it wasn't called. For all we know - they were just jumping the snap period - they sure weren't getting called on it.

If they were reading something - it was not verbal. Not in that stadium, not on that night.

WE need payback. We have a chance in 2 weeks. Even though it won't be a playoff game - we owe them suckas one!

The best way to handle a defense like that - is to draw them offsides a few times - move down the field that way - make those guys honest. But, that is tremendously difficult if not impossible with the crowd noise that was there that night.

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As much as they JUMPED us and murderized our Oline in general, the defense lost this game. They were awful. I'll never forget hearing Smitty miked up after the 3rd and 16 play saying "we gotta change the scheme". The offense scored enough to win.

Keith Brooking memories. That is all he will be remembered for from me. And all his ankle tackles 7 yards downfield after somebody blew right by him and getting a tackle stat added to his statistics.

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