MicGreene Posted September 10, 2010 Share Posted September 10, 2010 Interesting read. I bolded the parts that were funny to me...LinkFalcon Defense: I honestly think we can have our way with this defense if we dont make mistakes early and we're patient. The front four they will start on sunday combined for less sacks than Harrison last season. They arent the Eagles or even Titans front four. This team was 27th in the league in sacks last year! Combine that with DD's mobilty and i think he should stay relatively clean this week. One key to success will be to consistantly block the 4 man rush. Force them to use LB's like Spoon and Peterson to get pressure.Beirmann is one of their best DL IMO. ATL fans say he isnt a speed rusher but dude has a motor and is all out every snap. At 260 lbs he gives up about 100 lbs to FLO. I see FLO burrying him a few times if he gets two hands on him. Starks against Abraham is the match-up to watch there. Abraham was a shell of his former self last season. He is a 15 sack/year capable DE with speed. Max is gonna have his hands full regardless. Their interior line minus Babineaux is very mediocre if you ask me. I can see Pouncey opening some big wholes and getting to the second level blocks easily.The secondary is hoping the addition of Duanta Robinson will add to what was a suspect secondary last season. (yes steelers fans, even worse than ours) I dont see how this team can cover our receiving corps. Dixon should have time and pretty good targets to throw to. Robinson has been pretty avg to say the least for the past few seasons in HOU. He hasnt played a snap in the preseason due to a bad hammy and he expects to step on the field Sunday and fit right in. I'll be interested to see how that pans out. Ben Grimes is at the other corner and plays well challenging for the ball in the air. He led the team with 6 int's last season. I really think their safties (McCoud/Coleman) are depending on Robinson to sure up their pass defense. Neither of these guys are the "ball hawking" types.The strength of this defense is at the LB position. Everyone on this site should know Mike Peterson well with his past as a Jaguar. He is a player, a big hitting run stopper who makes plays all game against the run. Sean Weatherspoon is a guy alot of us were high on early in the draft. He asserted him self early on this team and so far has been worthy or his first round status. Lofton is a run stopping machine in the middle. He has been a **** of a LB since he came to the league. If we expect to run on this team we are gonna have to get good blocks on the second level cause all of these backers plus Biermann can stuff the run WELL!I think overall we are going to have to test this team running the ball and find some space doing it. IF that can happen this secodary can be taken advantage of. The Falcons are going to try to be stout up front and force DD to beat them with his arm. If we can run and force them to bring there safties closer to support the run this secondary will yeild big plays! I like this match-up, if mistakes are limited and drives can be sustained, i think its a matter of time before even Dixon starts puttng up points! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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